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Position: Tribal Director

POSITION PROFILE:

The Tribal Director is responsible for the leadership, management, reporting, and operations of
the Tribal Council, and for the implementation of decisions made by the Council of Chiefs.
The Tribal Director is responsible for making recommendations to the Council of Chiefs
regarding any required changes to administrative policies and procedures, the strategic
direction of the organization and the deployment of organizational resources to meet the
mission statement of the SNTC and to establish a collaborative working relationship with all 17
Chiefs of the Secwepemc Nation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

   1. Minimum of a Bachelors Degree, preference given to a persons with a Master’s degree
      in an administration or Management related field
   2. Three years minimum with an administrative or leadership background
   3. Minimum three years in a management position
   4. Minimum of five years experience with a First Nations or Aboriginal organization
   5. Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit
      organizations

STANTDARDS OF SERVICE:

   1. Maintains confidentiality of professionally acquired information.
   2. Provides service in non-judgmental and in a culturally sensitive manner.
   3. Is accessible, accountable, cordial and responsive in all manner of communications for
      the SNTC.
   4. Presents themselves professionally in the workplace and when conducting business
      for the SNTC; keeping in mind at all times s/he represents the SNTC in a manner of
      professionalism and integrity.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITES:

   1. Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Shuswap Nation Tribal
      Council policies, standards, and procedures, and as directed by the Council of Chiefs.

   2. Maintains confidentiality on all matters relating to the business of the Shuswap
      Nation Tribal Council.


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   3. Provides leadership to the SNTC employees in the assessment of SNTC program needs,
      financial and operating.

   4. Provides leadership, planning and direction to the Council of Chiefs in the
      development and review of the SNTC Mission Statement and ensures that the SNTC
      operating affairs are managed in accordance with the approved Mission Statement.

   5. Provides leadership and direction to the Council of Chiefs in the review and
      development of the SNTC Strategic Plan.

   6. Provides leadership and direction to the Council of Chiefs in the management of the
      operating, program, and financial affairs of the SNTC.

Administration

   1. Monitors and reviews private sector, and federal, provincial and regional government
      interests into activities, hearings, and reports, which could have an affect on the
      administration and operation of the SNTC.

   2. Manages the operating and administrative affairs of the SNTC in accordance with related
      Federal and Provincial Government Regulations.

   3. Keeps the Council of Chiefs informed of sensitive and important matters and issues.

   4. Provides leadership and direction in the development of office / administration services,
      support, policies and procedures.

   5. Manages the overall administration affairs of the SNTC Administration office.

   6. Provides leadership and direction in the development and coordination of SNTC special
      events.

   7. Maintains an awareness of the on-going need within the SNTC to develop and maintain a
      level of trust, integrity, service and professionalism.

   8. Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary in the performance of the position
      and as assigned by the Council of Chiefs, the Tribal Chairperson, and the Executive
      Committee.

Financial administration

   1. Manages the overall development of the SNTC operating and capital budgets, presents
      the budgets to the Council of Chiefs for approval, and administers the budgets as
      approved.




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   2. Manages the overall operating and capital financial affairs of the Shuswap Nation
      Tribal Council.

   3. Oversees the development and management of SNTC financial policies and
      procedures.

   4. Provides leadership and support in the development of proposals for operating,
      program and project funding.

   5. Provides special and regular financial reports to the Council of Chiefs.

   6. Directs the internal transfer of operating funds to meet the needs of programs and
      services, as approved by the Council of Chiefs.

   7. Monitors expenditures for all SNTC administered programs, services and projects.

   8. Ensures that all financial records of accounts are up-to-date and accurate, and
      developed in accordance with accepted financial practices.

   9. Ensures that the financial affairs and records of the SNTC are audited at least
      annually.


Council Meetings

   1. Ensures that the Tribal Chairperson and all other members of the Council of Chiefs
      are informed of every regular and special meetings of the Council of Chiefs.

   2. Attends all regular or special meetings of the Council of Chiefs and presents reports or
      recommendations as may be required.

   3. Ensures that all resolutions, decisions and recommendations of the Council of Chiefs
      are recorded, and that required actions are initiated.

   4. Assists the Council of Chiefs in the development of meeting agendas, and in the
      preparation and distribution of information in support of meeting agendas.



Human Resource Management

   1. Manages the development of the SNTC Human Resource Plan and oversees the
      management of the Plan as approved by the Council of Chiefs.

   2. Provides leadership to all employees of the SNTC and supervises employees
      reporting to the Tribal Director.



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   3. Manages the development and review of SNTC Human Resource Policy, oversees
      the administration of Policy as approved by the Council of Chiefs, and ensures that
      all employees have a detailed understanding of Human Resource Policy.

   4. Oversees the hiring of all SNTC employees and contracts for service, chairs the
      Personnel Selection Committee, as appropriate, and signs or delegates the signing of
      the offer of employment and contracts for service as recommended by the Personnel
      Selection Committee.

   5. Evaluates the performance of all employees reporting to the Tribal Director, and
      ensures that all employees are evaluated in accordance with the Human Resource
      Policy.

   6. Manages the development of the SNTC Compensation Program, and administers the
      Program as approved by the Council of Chiefs.

   7. Identifies employee training and development needs of employees reporting to the
      Tribal Director, and ensures that all SNTC employees have the skills and knowledge
      to perform the responsibilities of their position, and represent the SNTC.

   8. Reviews the design of positions within the SNTC, and recommends an appropriate
      organizational structure to the Council of Chiefs.

   9. Provides leadership in the review and development of SNTC position descriptions and
      position qualifications.

   10. Manages the employment legal affairs of the SNTC.

   11. Chairs the SNTC Personnel Committee.

Programs Services and Projects

   1. Provides leadership and direction in the research of available program funding.

   2. Provides leadership, direction and support in the development of program and
      operating policies and procedures, and ensures that policies are administered as
      approved.

   3. Provides leadership, direction and support in the development and delivery of SNTC
      Programs and Services.

   4. Manages the tendering of capital projects and manages the overall construction of
      capital projects.

Community and Public Relations Affairs

   1. Ensures that SNTC Members have the opportunity to share their views and needs relative
      to new or continuous SNTC programs and services.


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   2. Ensures that SNTC Members have a detailed understanding of the services and
      programs available through the SNTC.

   3. Manages the overall development of an SNTC Member Communications Plan and
      monitors the Plan, as approved.

   4. Liaises with government departments, agencies, and industry on matters affecting the
      advancement of Council of Chiefs goals and objectives.

   5. Makes presentations, as authorized or requested by the Council of Chiefs to Band
      Councils, the media, government departments or agencies, and the public.

   6. Visits, on a regular basis, each Band Council office to confer with and update the
      member bands and their staff, on the work and progress of the SNTC and the affairs of
      the Council of Chiefs.

   7. Monitors the communications of the SNTC with governments, outside organizations
      and the media.

   8. Represents the SNTC, as required in the performance of the duties and
      responsibilities, and as assigned by the Council of Chiefs and the Tribal Chairperson.


ACCOUNTABILITY:

The Tribal Director is accountable to the council of chiefs through the direct professional
supervision and support provided by the Tribal Chairperson.

CLOSING DATE:

In accordance with the SNTC Human Resource Policy, the first priority will be to hire
qualified persons of Secwepemc ancestry. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights
Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.

We invite applications to be submitted to the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council attention the
Personnel Committee no later than Friday, October 9th, 2009.

Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
304 – 355 Yellowhead Highway
Kamloops, British Columbia V2H 1H1
T: 250-828-9789
F: 250-374-6331




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