Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

The Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Administration represents the member nations of Loon River, Lubicon Lake Band, Peerless Trout, Whitefish Lake and Woodland Cree First Nations. The primary responsibility of the Tribal Council to assist the member First Nations in their delivery of services to their membership. The services being delivered fall into the areas of Education, Social Assistance, Health, Public Works, Child and Family Services and Economic Development. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer the Chief Operating Officer shall be responsible to manage the overall development, implementation, administration and achieve the organization’s mandate, goals, objectives and management of the day-to-day operations of the organization under the policies and direction of the member nations. The position will require a valid driver’s license; Willingness and ability to travel extensively within the member nations and other destinations when required; Willingness and ability to work after hours and/or weekends when required; Willingness to submit to oath of confidentiality; Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree Language is an asset. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • The COO will ensure the adherence to and compliance with all terms and conditions of the Contribution Agreements and Contracts in place. 
  • Works with all Managers and Directors to develop and implement work plans to achieve the overall. 
  • As part of the Senior Management Team the COO will effectively communicate issues raised and develop options for resolution of problems or events and make recommendation to the CEO for change or implementation needed for improvement of service. 
  • Ensure compliance with approved budgets and monitor expenses in all departments. 
  • Ensure that Policies and Procedures are adhered to by all employees. 
  • Assist Managers and Directors in the development of Education and training programs that are designed to elevate the competencies of the staff involved in their programs. 
  • Provide to the CEO monthly reports that clearly indicate progress on current work plans and illuminate issues and concerns that need to be addressed. 
  • Work with the CEO on future developments and plans that will improve and or enhance existing and new projects. 
  • Acting CEO in the absence of the CEO. 


  • Undergraduate degree or graduate degree in Business Administration or a combination of related degrees. 
  • At least 10 years of successful experience in a senior management position in an organization overseeing human resources, finances, operations, strategies, and managing people and teams. 
  • Proven track record of managing complex budgets successfully. 
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of First Nation’s governance, needs, issues and concerns, aspirations; Understanding of and experience in working with First Nation leadership and federal and provincial government(s) 
  • Strong planning and organizational skills for working within a complex and time- sensitive environment; 

All applicants must have a current; Criminal Record Check with the Vulnerable Sector Check and 3 references included in the resume. Send your resume and all documents to: 

Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Administration 

Box 120, Atikameg Alberta T0G 0C0 



Closing date: March 31, 2020 

Applicants are thanked in advance for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted 

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