BC Local Government Job Posting Service


Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Date Posted: June 6th, 2019

The Organization

The shíshálh Nation is a fast-growing, vibrant organization committed to the development and progress of its members and of the community. If you are a qualified, highly motivated and dynamic individual and would like to be a part of an organization that values mental, physical, spiritual and emotional wellness for individuals, families, our community and society, we invite you to apply for the following position.

The Position

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is accountable to the Chief and Council of the shíshálh Nation (sN) for leading and managing all services, programs and administrative operations of the sN. The CAO directs and supervises department directors and divisional managers to achieve goals and implement programs and policies which have been set by Council or outlined in plans, budgets and reports which have been approved by Council.

The CAO is responsible for ensuring the sN has the required human, physical and technological resources, and that all work performed under the sN is compliant with local, provincial and federal safety, security, regulatory and financial reporting requirements. The CAO is expected to maintain strong working relationships with internal and external sN stakeholder and direct all public relations to ensure a positive and engaging public image is maintained for the entire organization.

The Candidate

  • Experience in project management and contract administration
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and team development
  • Ability to deal effectively with staff, Council, sN members and stakeholders with tact and diplomacy
  • Skills in communication and presentation, especially the ability to prepare written reports and make oral presentations
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial statements and statistical data
  • Knowledge of the legislative, legal, strategic, and technical framework associated with the provision of sN’s services
  • Experience in the public consultation processes
  • Completion of University degree in related field (business administration, public administration)
  • Completion of college/CEGEP/vocational or technical training in Human Resources preferred
  • Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible and relevant experience in the public sector and experience in First Nations administration
  • A combination of education and relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of the desired education and experience, noted above.

If you are interested in the position, please send your cover letter and résumé to:

Location: Sechelt, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Chief Administration,Executive / Administrative Management
Posted: June 5, 2019, 1:54 pm
Expires: July 5, 2019, 4:30 pm