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Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nation Treaty Office Box 110, Port Hardy B.C. V0N 2P0 Ph: 250 949-8343 Fax (250) 949-7402

Job Posting for: Executive Assistant to Chief Negotiator, Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations Purpose of Position: The Executive Assistant provides lead support to the Chief Negotiator in preparation for treaty negotiations and the day-to-day operations of the Treaty Office.

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Prepares reports, briefs, newsletter articles, and correspondence. Oversees filing system (s) and library. Develops and edits correspondence.

Financial Responsibilities:  Prepares an annual budget for approval of the Chief Negotiator.  Ensures expenditures adhere to budget; monitors and forecasts expenditures.  Prepares financial/narrative reports for funding agencies. Community Engagement/Project Development  Assists with research, development and implementation of project proposals.  Works with the Treaty Advisory Committee and related groups as directed. Supervision:  Supervises contract/term staff hired for projects/events within the Treaty Office by development of contracts/deliverables, monitoring tasks, guiding outcomes and ensuring report functions.


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Supervises employees of the Treaty Office under the direction of the Chief Negotiator.

Required Skills and Qualifications: Education/Experience:  A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Previous experience in a senior administrative position, including minimum of 5 years’ experience supervising staff.  Skills/Abilities:  Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.  Good negotiation skills.  Ability to exercise good judgment, show initiative and be proactive.  High standards of ethics and confidentiality to handle sensitive information.  Ability to conceptualize and manage projects (including human and financial resources), produce results, and meet expectations on a wide range of projects of a complex and diverse nature.  Strong budgeting skills.  Superior time management and problem solving skills. Knowledge:  Knowledge of BC’s treaty process and issues, especially the history and unique circumstance of the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations (G-N).  Knowledge of First Nation legal, political and social frameworks in general. Posting Closes when filled 2013 Please submit Resumes to: Colleen Hemphill, Chief Negotiator at the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Administration Office, Box 110 Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0. For further information contact Colleen by phone at: 250 949-8343 or leave a message.


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