Director of Operations

West Moberly First Nations

Discover the vibrant West Moberly First Nations community, nestled 32 km northwest of Chetwynd, BC, at the serene west end of Moberly Lake. Surrounded by pristine lakes, flowing rivers, lush forests, and majestic mountains, our community embodies natural beauty and strong values. We are dedicated to upholding our mission of fostering respect, honesty, fairness, integrity, and self-motivation. By promoting open communication among Members, Council, and staff, we strive to enhance our cherished traditions and ethics. Join us in celebrating a legacy of unity and growth!

Join us as the Director of Operations and be the driving force behind the success of our Nation! In this leadership role, you’ll spearhead our operational strategies and execute key initiatives to propel the Nation forward. Embrace this opportunity to make a significant impact and lead us to new heights.

As the Director of Operations, you will be responsible for these key functions:


  • Collaborate with Council to implement innovative programs enhancing our operations.
  • Partner with Department Managers in Housing, Culture, Health, Education, and
  • Finance/Administration to develop and execute strategic departmental work plans.
  • Strategize, plan, and budget for optimal staffing and operational needs.
  • Provide inspiring leadership and mentorship, overseeing recruitment, training, and performance management.
  • Foster a culture of positive communication and support at all levels, ensuring a vibrant and cohesive work environment.

Community Relations

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of WMFN’s member landscape, including interactions, trends, and future movements.
  • Proactively share insights from community engagement to strategically inform WMFN initiatives.
  • Drive strategic benefits through active member engagement and collaborative efforts.
  • Establish yourself as a community leader, enhancing WMFN’s influence and credibility.
  • Represent WMFN externally with key stakeholders, networks, and media to amplify our mission and reach.

Programs and Administration

  • Develop and implement our annual work plan and budget, steering our administrative vision.
  • Oversee daily operations, ensuring practices align with our top-notch procedures, protocols, and priorities.
  • Ensure seamless program implementation by adhering to accounting, funding, administrative, and budget procedures approved by the Chief and Council.
  • Monitor programs and facility management, guaranteeing compliance with all necessary regulations.

Contracts and Funding

  • Spearhead the identification of funding opportunities for WMFN and ensure all contracts are meticulously completed and compliant with funding guidelines.
  • Swiftly authorize departmental funding proposals, maximizing our access to all available opportunities.

A successful leader at WMFN thrives on engagement and understands the unique importance of community. Ideally, you have experience working within a First Nations community, with a deep appreciation for cultural practices and a commitment to fostering a sustainable future for its members. Join us and lead with purpose and impact!

Your toolkit includes:

  • 5-10 years of management experience in public service or First Nation service delivery.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or Public Administration.
  • Proven success in leading teams and managing budgets.
  • Self-motivation paired with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A positive outlook on work-life balance.
  • Strong project management skills with a track record of meeting objectives.
  • Proficiency in administrative tasks, Microsoft Office, budgeting, proposal writing, reporting, and networking.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • An understanding of and willingness to learn about First Nations communities, their members, and lifestyle.

We offer a unique opportunity to work and live in a beautiful, close-knit community. Whether you choose to reside by the serene lake or in the welcoming areas of Chetwynd or Hudson Hope, you’ll enjoy affordable real estate and excellent schools.

This full-time position comes with a competitive salary, a robust RRSP program, a comprehensive benefits package, and, if needed, a relocation package. Enjoy our flexible work schedule with every other Friday off, plus two weeks of paid time off during Christmas and other cultural holidays. Immerse yourself in the vibrant West Moberly community and culture while advancing your career with us. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!

At WMFN, we believe diversity is the key to our success, reflecting the vibrant community we serve. We proudly welcome candidates of all genders, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and abilities to join our team. WMFN is dedicated to providing an accessible recruitment process, ensuring a seamless and inclusive experience for all applicants. Join us in celebrating and championing diversity!

Salary: $125,000 – $135,000

How to apply

If this opportunity to effect change and lead strategic growth sounds like the right fit for you, please apply with a copy of your resume and cover letter. Further information about the role can be found in the complete job description.

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