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Career Posting : EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS for Dene Tha’ First Nation

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Type: Full-Time
Term: Other
Closing Date: January 27, 2017 5:00 pm

Employment Opportunity


for Dene Tha’ First Nation

The Dene Tha’ First Nation (DTFN) Administration Department is inviting applications from experienced Senior Managers for the position of Executive Director of Operations. The position is based out of the Administration office in Bushe River, Alberta. This (2-year contract) position is full time and offers a competitive benefits package.

Position Summary

The Dene Tha’ First Nation delivers services and programs to three fully accessible communities-Bushe River, Chateh (formerly known as Assumption), and Meander River. The First Nation is involved in many diverse projects and commercial ventures and is looking for a Senior Executive to take charge of the Band’s administration and implement the decisions of the Nation’s elected government.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

Reporting directly to the Chief and Council, the Executive Director of Operations deals with senior officials of the Federal and Provincial Governments as well as industry leaders. This position oversees a complex organization, which includes a wide variety of professionals, technicians, and trades people and such major programs as Social Services, Education, Public Works, and Economic Development.


Candidates should have several years of experience managing financial and human resources and preferably a university degree although candidates with extensive experience managing at a senior level will also be given serious consideration. Excellent communication skills are a definite requirement and candidates who speak Dene will be given preference. Candidates must be bondable.

The successful candidate must have a valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License with reliable transportation, and willingness to travel. Must also provide a clear criminal record check, lead and maintain an addiction free life style. Remuneration dependent on qualification and experience.

GENERAL OPEN POSTING – Application Open Until a Suitable Candidate is Found

Interested parties should forward a detailed resume to:
Elna Ahnassay, Personnel Services Coordinator
Dene Tha’ First Nation
Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0
Fax: (780) 321-3863



We thank all applicants in advance however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.