Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA)
Sioux Lookout, ON

The Chiefs of the Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) serves five (5)
independent First Nations including Lac Seul; Whitesands; Muskrat Dam;
Pikangikum; and, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug. Our organization provides a
number of advisory and advocacy services to the board, Chiefs and member
communities including technical, education, finance, economic development,
health services and water safety.
IFNA is seeking a dynamic Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to provide operational,
administrative, and advocacy support for the IFNA Chiefs as they fulfill the
mandate and vision of the IFNA organization. The CEO effectively resources
and oversees a team of professionals to implement the strategic plan and its
priorities through detailed work plans, timely reporting, financial management
and policy development. Finally, the CEO stays current with local and national
political issues, ensures the board and member Chiefs are kept informed of
developments and opportunities and provides ongoing support for advocacy
and lobbying initiatives.
• Work closely with the IFNA board to set strategy and direction;
• Work to understand the issues and needs of community members and to
recommend adaptations to programs and services as needed;
• Establish an organization structure, programs and services that ensure the
effective implementation of IFNA’s mission and mandate;
• Develop operational and human resource policies and practices that ensure
strong teamwork and high levels of employee productivity and accountability;
• Ensure strong financial management and the allocation of appropriate funds to
support IFNA’s program and service priorities;
• Stays current with political affairs and provides ongoing administrative support
for the advocacy and lobbying goals of the organization;
• Undertake timely reporting to the board on all aspects of the operation;
• Engage in public relations activities and community visits such that the mission
and mandate of IFNA are visible and valued by community members, and;
• Model the values, behaviour and culture of the IFNA organization.
• A degree in Business Administration and/or appropriate post-secondary
education combined with several years¡œ experience in management;
• Proven strengths and experience working in a board governed environment
including operations, finance, and human resource skills;
• Experience working with First Nations with demonstrated respect for their
culture and traditions;
• Strong interpersonal skills accompanied by a native language ability so as to
effectively communicate with IFNA communities;
• Strong political and analytical skills as well as written and oral communication
strengths with the ability to quickly assess and disseminate information and
provide briefing notes to the board as well as communities.
The salary is negotiable based on education and experience. The CEO site
location will be negotiated; however, travel to communities is required. The job
description is available on request. Please send cover letter, resume, and three
most recent employment references to:
Attention: Gail Binguis, Acting/CEO
Independent First Nations Alliance
P.O. Box 5010, 98 King St.
Sioux Lookout, Ontario P8T 1K6
Fax: (807) 737-3501 • Email
CLOSING DATE: January 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. No applications received after
this time will be accepted.
Full job details are available on our website at:
Independent First Nations Alliance wishes to thank all applicants in advance.
However, only those granted an interview will be contacted.