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Katzie First Nation Affordable Housing Development Society
Executive Director

The Katzie are traditional hənq̓əmínəm̓ speaking people. Most of our strong and growing community of 614 members continue to live in our traditional territory. We continue, despite the devastating impacts of residential schools and the forced imposition of other colonial policies, to celebrate, strengthen, and practice the knowledge and traditions of our Ancestors.

A newly formed society, the Katzie First Nation Affordable Housing Society (KFNAHDS) has full approval, funding, and is in the process of constructing three buildings to meet multiple critical needs of Katzie Nation members. Two of the buildings will be licensed and will provide specific supports, and the third will provide affordable housing for members. To oversee the successful construction and operation of these residences, the Society is looking for a new Executive Director.

The inaugural Executive Director of the Katzie First Nation Affordable Housing Development Society (KFNAHDS) will oversee the execution of the construction, programming and operations of three new residence buildings that meet the critical needs of Nation members. In addition to ensuring the smooth execution of the building process, the Executive Director will build and work alongside a team that will support all aspects of the organization – from operations to programming to maintenance. They will oversee the operations of all properties and programs to the cultural and quality standards Katzie Nation and its members expect, and will ensure the Katzie Nation vision and approach is well represented and understood amongst partners such as BC Housing, the Ministry of Children & Family Development, Fraser Health Authority, and others. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be the primary point person for the Society, and will work to raise the profile of the organization while actively managing relations with KFNAHDS’s partners, including the residents, staff, community, government, developer partners and donors.

As the ideal candidate, you are an extraordinary leader who blends deep-rooted community values with business effectiveness, and who has worked in partnership with the community as well as with a myriad of other external partners to deliver housing and other programming. You have experience running all aspects of an organization with an understanding of the unique nature of an enterprise that provides social services, ideally within an Indigenous organization. You have worked closely with Boards of Directors to guide strategy development and set priorities, and you are an outstanding motivator and mentor of staff teams. Your experience in housing development and construction, as well as with social service program delivery, is ideally augmented by a university degree in a relevant program.

The anticipated salary for this position is $115,000.

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