CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - Petroglyph Development Group

Job Description: 

In 2014, Snuneymuxw First Nation (“SFN”) Chief and Council created a master company called Petroglyph Development Group (“PDG”) to manage and generate economic development for SFN.  Since then, PDG has grown to include three subsidiary companies and continues to capitalize on exciting business opportunities.  The following is a brief description of each company:

➢    PDG is the parent company responsible for business and economic development;
➢    Mount Benson Forestry Lands LP (“MBFLLP”) manages forestry operations including 2, 100 acres of prime timber property and 60+ acres of timber property;
➢    Petroglyph Properties (“PP”) is a holding company for multiple fee simple properties owned by SFN; and
➢    Newcastle Island Ltd (“NCI”) manages a park permit for Newcastle Island which is a sacred village site of SFN and offers recreational activities, cultural programs and other services such as docking, moorage, camping and facility and park rentals for special events.  In early 2017, NCI began operating a commercial ferry service providing park users transportation between Maffeo Sutton Park and Newcastle Island dock.

The four companies named above are collectively called the Group which is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors (the “Board”).  The Board and SFN Chief and Council approved a Corporate Strategic Plan (“CSP”) for the Group outlining the vision, mission and objectives to build and sustain wealth on behalf of SFN.  The rapid pace of growth experienced by the Group in a few short years display the commitment, passion and conviction held by both SFN Chief and Council and the Board to collaborate on strengthening the Snuneymuxw economy.  As a result of the steady growth, PDG requires a Chief Executive Officer to continue building and expanding economic development.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
PDG is seeking to hire a full-time Chief Executive Officer to oversee and manage PDG, MBFLLP, PP and NCI.  The successful candidate will be responsible for corporate operations and development of the Group.  The position requires a candidate with proven leadership in First Nation business management and extensive experience capitalizing on dynamic business opportunities.

REPORTING STRUCTURE & ACCOUNTABILITY
The CEO will report directly to the Executive Management Team for the Group.  The Executive Management Team consist of the President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer.  The CEO will be accountable for the primary responsibilities listed below.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 16, 2017
Job Type: 
Employment (Full Time)
Job Responsibilities: 

Lead the implementation of the CSP for the Group. Develop short, medium and long-term work-plans to achieve objectives.

o    Develop annual budgets for the Group and present to the Board for approval prior to each calendar year.  Implement annual budgets and provide financial reporting.  Present proposed budget amendments as necessary.
o    Lead corporate governance for the Group including but not limited to policy development, financial administration, strategy development, Board and Executive meetings, shareholder reporting and community engagement.
o    Lead the senior management team for the Group.  Draft and implement work-plans with timelines.  Monitor performance and productivity to ensure corporate progress.  Implement and create reporting processes for the senior management team.
o    Lead the recruitment, hiring, retention, performance and termination of employees.  Conduct performance evaluations and recommend merit increases, promotions and/or disciplinary actions for employee’s.
o    Oversee corporate operations for the Group according to strategies, business plans, agreements, permits and regulations as it relates to each company in the Group.
o    Lead risk management and the refinement of corporate operations and procedures to increase organizational efficiency, accountability and success.
o    Oversee corporate administration for the Group such as finance, office management, record keeping and reporting.
o    Maintain and develop working relationships with the business community, industry players and government to keep up to date on trends and policy changes affecting business for the Group.
o    Implement corporate policies and procedures for the Group.  Recommend policy amendments and develop policies as necessary.
o    Lead the development and implementation of marketing and communication strategies.
o    Lead the planning, development and implementation of new economic and business opportunities mandated by the CSP.  Develop strategies with timelines to support new business or economic opportunities.

Desired Education: 

o    Master’s in Business Management or Administration; or equivalent
o    Ten (10) or more successful years of work experience in a senior management role in a First Nation business or otherwise
o    Knowledgeable in forestry, tourism, marine transportation and land development
o    Proven leadership in corporate management, finance, governance and business development
o    Knowledge of First Nation business, aboriginal and corporate area’s of law
o    Extensive experience working with Chief and Council, Board of Directors and First Nation communities
o    Outstanding ability to successfully execute strategies, business plans and work-plans
o    Proven track record to successfully lead and manage a team of people to achieve collaborative goals within explicit timelines

Additional Info: 

The deadline to submit your cover letter, resume and three references is October 16th, 2017. 

Please make submissions via email helenh@p-d-g.ca, or fax 250-753-3492.
Thank you!
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.