Executive Director, Corporate Services
We are the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh – descendants of the original Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-speaking villages throughout the watersheds of the Squamish River, Mamquam River, Howe Sound, English Bay, False Creek, and Burrard Inlet. With over 4,100 members, the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw is one of the largest First Nations in British Columbia, and the future is one of growth, ambition, and opportunity. With a variety of projects and initiatives underway – including the development of the Sen̓áḵw lands which will create 6000 housing units, in the heart of Kitsilano – the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw is poised to have a major influence throughout its ancestral lands from Vancouver and Squamish to Whistler.
The Executive Director, Corporate Services will be joining Squamish Nation at an exciting time of growth and development, and will play an integral role in guiding the organization to reach its ambitious goals. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Executive Director, Corporate Services is a key member of the executive team and works with leaders across the organization to create and carry out core strategic work and key initiatives as directed by Council. Overseeing the service areas of finance, IT/IS, human resources, communications and engagement, legal, and print & production, the Executive Director champions service excellence with a focus on organizational effectiveness and efficiencies. In addition, the Executive delivers exceptional public service and progressive, culturally-aligned, sustainable best practices.
As the ideal candidate, you are a collaborative, results-oriented, values-driven leader. You can identify opportunities and creative solutions to issues, and can work effectively with the Chief Administrative Officer and Squamish Nation’s leadership team in articulating a pathway to meet the goals and ambitions of Council and the Nation’s membership. You are a proven public administration professional who has been responsible for overseeing diversified administrative functions of a large organization, ideally in a complex and multi-faceted environment. The Executive Director, Corporate Services will be a highly effective leader of diverse teams, a true collaborator across divisions, and a trusted advisor to the Chief Administrative Officer. Experience overseeing human resources and finance functions is preferred.
Beyond the requisite technical skills and abilities, you are able to operate at both a strategic and operational level, identifying critical priorities and providing sound advice and counsel to the leadership team, as well as Council. Your professional experience is augmented by a relevant degree and ideally a Chartered Professional Accountant Designation.
If this is the right time in your career to take on a role such as this which will have a significant impact on the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, please apply below.