The Executive Director, reporting to the elected UBCIC Executive and UBCIC Chiefs Council, provides leadership, in accordance to the direction as defined by duly passed resolutions, in planning, advises on policy, implements work plans and is responsible for the effective and efficient daily operation of the UBCIC.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assess and inform the UBCIC Executive of internal and external issues that affect the organization
  • Foster effective team work between the UBCIC Executive and UBCIC Chiefs Council and staff
  • Draft policies and prepare procedures to implement organizational policies 
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of the organization's department workplans and projects
  • Determine staffing requirements for a productive, healthy and safe work environment 
  • Assist in the recruitment, interviewing and selection of staff that help further the organization's mission
  • Work with staff to prepare comprehensive department budgets, to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization, research funding sources, and write funding proposals 
  • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the UBCIC Executive
  • Administer the funds of the organization and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization
  • Exercise judgment to prioritize media opportunities, prepare supporting materials and curate content/audience engagement on UBCIC’s social media feeds
  • Maintaining positive working relationships with First Nations, First Nation organizations, and governments
  • Working with like-minded organizations towards common goals


  • Master's degree, certification and/or training in relevant fields and 5 years of experience in equivalent level Director/Acting Executive roles. A combination of experience and education may be considered
  • Strong knowledge of the history, vision and goals of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and political and organizational practices of First Nations in BC 
  • Knowledgeable in federal/provincial government relationships and international instruments such as the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Ability to work both as a team player and independently in a fast-paced environment 
  • Proficient computer skills, including document formatting and file management

Please send a cover letter, resume and references to the attention of the Executive Director no later than 12:00 PM Friday, November 17, 2017 to:
Union of BC Indian Chiefs
5th Floor, 342 Water Street Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6
Fax: (604) 684-5726 Email: [email protected]

We thank all candidates for their interest and regret that only those candidates who are short-listed for interviews will be contacted. The Union of BC Indian Chiefs hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. Preference will be given to persons of Aboriginal ancestry as per Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act.