Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation is seeking a highly motivated individual, who will provide leadership, management, mentorship and support to Administration and Chief and Council.   The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) reports directly to Chief and Council and is responsible for leading, planning, managing, and implementing Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation’s programs and policies. The CEO will assist Chief and Council and staff in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies and initiatives and provide overall support to program areas, liaison between Chief and Council and staff to ensure effective management and oversight of all program areas and initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads and directs the day-to-day administrative operations of Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation.
  • Ensure that all operations are conducted responsibly and that all decisions and actions comply with relevant legislation, policies, and procedures;
  • Oversee, directly and indirectly, all financial transactions, programs, and services created and implemented by the Chief & Council;
  • Liaison between Chief and Council and Staff through effective management; conduct regular supervision and annual performance evaluation of managers; provide direction and support to managers regarding human resource management, issues, and complaints;
  • Acts as liaison between other government agencies and departments.
  • Provides accurate records and reporting to Chief & Council, relevant governments, and agencies, when requested.
  • Ensures that all business and operations are conducted in a responsible, confidential, and ethical way.
  • Plans and coordinates in conjunction with the CFO and the program managers, annual budget forecasts, funding proposals and submissions, monthly financial statements and annual audits.
  • A proven ability to establish goals / objectives, long-term priorities, and develop and implement related strategies and work-plans.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with membership, staff and all other agencies lined to our First Nation is a must.
  • A proven ability to establish goals / objectives, long-term priorities, and develop and implement related strategies and work-plans.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster trust and acceptance, to build cooperative working relationships and to deal effectively with the media, boards and committees, and other officials from outside the organization.
  • Prepare agenda for all meetings, and providing the minutes of all meetings prior to each Chief & Council meeting.
  • Promote a collaborative, safe and community focused work environment


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Finance, or related field with a minimum of 5 years of work experience in a senior executive position for a First Nation, public sector, or government service agency.
  • A degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Business Administration, Public Policy, or a related field along with related training and experience. 
  • Five (5) + years’ experience that demonstrates progressively increasing responsibility in management roles within an organization.
  • Experience in strategic planning, financial management, human resource management, program management, delivery, and evaluation.
  • Experience with policy development/maintenance, financial reporting to Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), and managing committees.
  • Experience working within a First Nations governance structure/organization is an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of government program and funding agencies and associated requirements.
  • Excellent organizational, strategic planning and implementation skills.
  • Understanding of financial reports including budgetary guidelines and project expenditures.
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Experience working at the management level including the ability to direct, supervise and evaluate the performance of personnel.
  • Ability to lead, direct and manage program and policy development and delivery.
  • Knowledge and awareness of our First Nation culture, traditions and history.

Apply by sending a resume and cover letter to by May 24, 2023 at 12:00 PM CST. Only candidates who are chosen for an interview will be contacted.