Northeastern British Columbia


Dawson Creek

Friday, August 10, 2018


Date Posted:

August 10, 2018-Until Filled

Job Order #



Tansi Friendship Centre
5301 South Access Road, PO Box 418
Chetwynd, BC V0C 1J0

Job Title:

Executive Director

Starting Date:




  • Diploma or Degree in Human Services, Public Administration or equivalent combination of education and experience working in a non-profit Aboriginal agency.
  • Knowledge of legislation, practices, standards and policies that guide the delivery of social, cultural, recreational, educational and health services to urban aboriginal peoples.
  • Experienced leader able to manage, evaluate and develop employee skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise in financial management, controls expenditures and financial systems, working within approved budgets.
  • Responsible to write proposals, negotiate and manage contracts, evaluate programs.
  • Excellent presentation, public relations, oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Represent the organization, attending community partner and inter-agency meetings.
  • Good knowledge of computers.
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal history, culture and organizations.
  • Knowledge of regulatory or legal requirements.
  • Must undergo an enhanced criminal records check.
  • Have a valid BC Driver’s License and reliable vehicle.

Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.


The Tansi Friendship Centre Society is seeking an experienced individual for the position of Executive Director. This is a senior management position responsible for the overall administration of the organization and reporting directly and accountable to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director will be responsible for administering the programs, including monitoring and being responsible for the financial management of the organization; supervising Centre staff ensuring Personnel Policy is adhered to; preparing proposals, maintaining close liaisons and building positive relationships with federal, provincial, municipal, aboriginal and local agencies; and attending all Board of Directors' meetings, to manage and direct the organization towards its mandate and objectives.


  • Establishes current and long range goals, objectives, plans and develops policy in conjunction with the Board of Directors and the Staff Team.
  • Oversee operations, providing leadership and direction for new initiatives and programs, ensuring all legislative requirements and policies are met.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with funding agencies and community groups.
  • Identifies potential sources for funding and secures resources needed to diversify.
  • Manage all staff and human resource functions and ability to maintain a team environment and ability to work independently.
  • Ensure resources are in place to assist employees with the development and implementation of programs designed to respond to the needs of the community, primarily the Urban Aboriginal community.
  • Engage and seek guidance from the Board of Directors.
How to Apply:
Submit your resume, references, and cover letter.
Attention: Tansi Hiring Committee

We thank all candidates for their interest and regret that only those candidates who are short listed for interviews will be contacted.

Closing Date:

August 21, 2018


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