Position: Chief Executive Officer
Deadline: Friday, June 10th, 2021
Start Date: ASAP
Salary Range: NEGOTIABLE
Ref #: NCN-2021-05-27-001

NISICHAWAYASIHK CREE NATION is based in Nelson House, Manitoba, 800 kilometers north of Winnipeg and 80 kilometers west of Thompson. NCN is thriving First Nation community with a strong Nehetho government, thirteen different operating agencies, corporations and organizations, serving approximately 4,600 members living in Nelson House, South Indian Lake, Leaf Rapids, Thompson, Brandon and Winnipeg. More than 60 percent of our members are between 13 and 30 years of age.


The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the leadership and management of all systems that support good governance and transparency in accordance with NCN’s approved strategic direction as set by the Chief and Council. The CEO is responsible for overseeing the design, implementation and review of the performance measurement system of the NCN government to ensure that data is collected on the overall operations; all program activities, outputs, and outcomes and addressing changes that are required to optimize operational management and performance management in key areas of policy, processes, budget allocation, reporting, monitoring and evaluating.


The CEO’s general scope of responsibilities includes planning, developing, implementing, and overseeing all necessary performance measurement, management and administrative systems for the implementation of protocols, policy and processes, structures, communications and strategic plans to support timely, effective decision making and reporting to NCN Citizens and other relevant Stakeholders; ensuring input and participation from all key personnel in the overall governance system. The CEO is the lead for the Senior Management Team, which includes the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Human Resources, Executive Director of Operations, and Executive Director Intergovernmental Relations and Special Projects.


  • University degree at the Masters level in business administration or related field;
  • 5 or more years of progressive management work experience in a First Nation government setting or equivalent related setting with the responsibility of overseeing the management of a multi-million-dollar budget;
  • Knowledge of treaty and aboriginal rights, leadership and management principles, performance measurement systems, and business practices and their application to First Nations government;
  • Knowledge of international, federal, provincial and municipal legislation, and policies relevant to First Nations peoples, their governments, and their entities in areas such as taxation, Indian Act, human rights, employment standards, occupational health and safety, insurances coverages, etc.
  • Knowledge of human resources, financial and project management, federal and provincial governments funding mechanisms, auditing and financial accountability requirements;
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and information technology systems i.e. Internet, Email, Word Processing, etc.
  • Demonstrated competencies in leading, thinking strategically, solving problems, planning, organizing, making decisions, fostering team work, communicating effectively, building relationships, behaving ethically, and adapting to changing work environments while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency;
  • Knowledge of Kihche’othasowewin and Nehetho laws and customary principles ; and Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation history, peoples, culture, language, l economies, historical and contemporary relationships, business relationships and connections to other Indigenous governments, advocacy and service delivery organizations;
  • Demonstrated competency as a leader of a team of professionals within a complex organizational and political structure to achieve strategic goals and objectives and deal with time sensitive issues/matters leading to outcomes that support overall strategic directions;
  • Excellent oral and written communication, plain language writing, organizational, multi-tasking and problem solving skills, with the ability to work independently within a team environment as well as the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

If you are interested, please forward your cover letter, Criminal Records Check and resume to:
Kim Linklater, Executive Director of Human Resources
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation
Phone: (204) 484-2604
Cell: (204) 307-2107
Fax: (204) 484-2588