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Squamish Nation
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 Sen̓áw 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 unprecedented time of growth and development, and will play an integral role in guiding the organization to reach its ambitious goals. One of five members of the executive team that directly supports Council, the Executive Director leads a team of 75 professionals and works with leaders across the organization to create and carry out core strategic work and key initiatives as directed by Council. The Executive Director oversees the service areas of finance, IT/IS, human resources, communications and engagement, legal, and print & production, and champions service excellence with a focus on organizational effectiveness and efficiencies. In addition, the Executive Director delivers exceptional public service and progressive, culturally-aligned, sustainable best practices.

As the ideal candidate, you are:

  • a collaborative, action-oriented, values-driven leader;
  • able to identify opportunities and creative solutions to complex issues;
  • effective at overseeing a diversified team and experienced at participating collaboratively with an executive team;
  • a trusted advisor with the political acumen to support the needs of a diverse Council;
  • able to operate at both a strategic and operational level, identifying critical priorities and providing clear pathways to move projects and initiatives forward; and,
  • humble, curious, relationship-oriented, and demonstrably committed to truth and reconciliation.

Experience overseeing human resources and finance functions is preferred, and your professional experience is augmented by a relevant degree and ideally a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Salary range: $170,000 – 190,000 annual salary, plus competitive benefits.

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.

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