Chief Executive Officer ($140K-$180K/yr + relocation assistance!)

at  yaqa Development Corporation YDC Haisla Nation

Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia, Canada -

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Immediate13 Jul, 2024USD 140000 Annual14 Apr, 2024N/AChristmas,Participation,Communication Skills,Feasibility Studies,Indigenous Rights,Closure,Strategic PlanningNoNo
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  • Expand your Executive Management skills while honouring our heritage!
  • Receive a competitive annual salary of $140K-$180K, consideration for relocation assistance, plus excellent benefits!
  • Make a true difference to the vibrant community of the Haisla Nation and beyond!


To qualify, you will need a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Public Administration, or a related field, with 5+ years of experience in economic development, business management, or a related field, preferably within Indigenous or First Nations contexts, will also be essential.

Additionally, the following skills and background will be highly valued:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field (asset)
  • Developed experience in Chief and Council/Government relations
  • Strong understanding of Indigenous rights, culture, and socio-economic issues
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and strategic planning
  • Excellent communication skills and stakeholder engagement ability
  • Developed experience with economic/business development processes such as feasibility studies, cost analyses, etc.
  • Familiarity with Land code or Land use

As our ideal candidate, you will possess strong ethical principles, cultural competence, humility, and a commitment to transparency, integrity, and accountability. These soft skills, along with your ability to work sensitively and respectfully within Indigenous communities, will make you succeed in this role. You should also demonstrate a proven track record of executive leadership and have the ability to navigate through potential political challenges and governance relations with effectiveness and diplomacy.
This is an impactful leadership opportunity aiming to drive sustainable economic growth and community development within the Haisla Nation. We are looking for a visionary leader who can not only meet the operational and strategic objectives of yáqʷa Development Corporation but also uplift and empower Haisla members and independent, non-Nation members through economic opportunities and development initiatives.

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  • Developing and implementing strategic plans to advance economic development goals
  • Building strong relationships with Haisla membership, First Nations communities, and stakeholders
  • Overseeing financial health, including budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting
  • Leading operational management and ensuring alignment with organizational goals
  • Supporting economic empowerment and community development initiatives
  • Ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, and governance standards
  • Identifying and mitigating operational, financial, and reputational risks
  • Liaising with Chief and Council, private organizations and government entitie


Min:N/AMax:5.0 year(s)

Financial Services

Accounts / Finance / Tax / CS / Audit



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Nova Scotia, Canada