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Current Opportunities:

shíshálh Nation - Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

SCREDO - Executive Director of Economic Development


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shíshálh Nation - Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

The Organization


The shíshálh Nation is a fast-growing, vibrant organization committed to the development and progress of its members and of the community. If you are a qualified, highly motivated and dynamic individual and would like to be a part of an organization that values mental, physical, spiritual and emotional wellness for individuals, families, our community and society, we invite you to apply for the following position.


The Position

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is accountable to the Chief and Council of the shíshálh Nation (sN) for leading and managing all services, programs and administrative operations of the sN. The CAO directs and supervises department directors and divisional managers to achieve goals and implement programs and policies which have been set by Council or outlined in plans, budgets and reports which have been approved by Council.

The CAO is responsible for ensuring the sN has the required human, physical and technological resources, and that all work performed under the sN is compliant with local, provincial and federal safety, security, regulatory and financial reporting requirements. The CAO is expected to maintain strong working relationships with internal and external sN stakeholder and direct all public relations to ensure a positive and engaging public image is maintained for the entire organization.


The Candidate

  • Experience in project management and contract administration

  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and team development

  • Ability to deal effectively with staff, Council, sN members and stakeholders with tact and diplomacy

  • Skills in communication and presentation, especially the ability to prepare written reports and make oral presentations

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial statements and statistical data

  • Knowledge of the legislative, legal, strategic, and technical framework associated with the provision of sN’s services

  • Experience in the public consultation processes

  • Completion of University degree in related field (business administration, public administration)

  • Completion of college/CEGEP/vocational or technical training in Human Resources preferred 

  • Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible and relevant experience in the public sector and experience in First Nations administration

  • A combination of education and relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of the desired education and experience, noted above.

Please send a resume and covering letter to jobs@praxisgroup.ca before 4:00 pm on July 6, 2019 to be considered for this exceptional opportunity.

Executive Director of Economic Development

The Sunshine Coast of BC, long touted as a 180 KM stretch of paradise, is looking for a master of strategic planning, a connector of people and community, and a guru of project management.

The Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Organization (SCREDO) is pleased to announce they are searching for an Executive Director of Economic Development (ED) on a minimum two-year contract.

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The Sunshine Coast of BC gains its rich heritage from the original inhabitants – the Coast Salish people. It is a contemporary hub that balances abundant, natural beauty and a surplus of adventure with growing industry sectors in technology, retail and tourism. Located just a 40-minute ferry away from Vancouver, the Coast also counts on forestry, cultural arts, and fishing to support the area.

The ideal ED candidate will champion accountable, responsive, and innovative projects. You’ll strengthen the region’s economic development initiatives by aligning vision and strategy with operational and financial excellence. Reporting to the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, you will focus on helping to establish and implement regional strategic long-range directions and key planning to achieve the Board’s vision and priorities and provide business, policy and technical advice to the Board. With a solid background in economic development and project management you will provide the expertise and leadership to successfully implement proactive Economic Development strategies.

You bring successful executive management experience by achieving results through others, you are an excellent communicator who is comfortable in the community, at any council table, working with our governmental partners, and interacting with all levels of contractors and volunteers. You are a superb coach and mentor, drive strategic direction, build collaborative relationships, value partnerships, embrace new ideas and exemplify accountability. You are also excited to go the extra mile, roll up your sleeves and do whatever it takes to get the job done. From handling the tiniest detail to brainstorming up the biggest strategy, you enjoy it all.



• Work with the board on establishing goals and developing programs that serve to support the society’s vision, mission and strategic goals,

• Network, liaise and provide creative leadership with other economic development entities, stakeholders, local business and organizations, and all levels of government,

• Develop, monitor and evaluate key performance indicators,

• Manage project and program level budgets, prepare necessary reports,

• Prepare communication materials as required by the Board of Directors,

• Perform all other tasks and activities as required by the Board of Directors.

Required Skills and Experience:

• Detail oriented, seasoned leader with the ability to navigate political environments, and has exceptional interpersonal and trust building skills,

• Ability to build and support collaborative teams and to foster relationships with board directors, the business community and other civil society and the economic development community,

• Knowledgeable in business management, proposal development, grant writing, project management, needs assessment and strategic planning,

• Strong office management skills,

• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills,

• Capable of working with high-level public and private sector officials,

• Very confident with technology and understands the contemporary work and business environment of the internet age,

• Ability to take initiative, develop ideas and plan them out.

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Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

• Working knowledge of multiple development and business sectors,

• Completion of a 4-year university degree (Master’s degree preferable) in Business Administration, Economics, Community Economic Development, or a related discipline,

• Demonstrated record of accomplishments in business and economic development and related fields of work, including Municipal and/or Aboriginal Government experience,

• Existing familiarity with the Sunshine Coast business and civil society community.

This is a fantastic opportunity to serve as a role model in a respected organization with strong community ties and values. SCREDO offers a value driven work environment, the opportunity to make an impact, competitive compensation, and the chance to make this role your own. You will also live in a spectacular community with abundant natural beauty, water and mountain activities, cultural events, and community services. SCREDO has a two-year term left with a strong possibility to continue, especially under the leadership of an outstanding ED.

If this sounds like the position for you, we would love to hear from you. Please respond with a résumé and covering letter to: jobs@praxisgroup.ca no later than 4:00 pm on July 9, 2019.

Praxis Group is an HR and Recruitment Firm located on the Sunshine Coast of beautiful BC. We take the time to get to know our clients and candidates; focused on fit, we work with organizations who know their greatest resource is their team.

The Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Organization is a BC incorporated society providing economic development services within the parameters as outlined in The Sunshine Coast Economic Development Charter. The Charter is the product of a partnership between the shíshálh Nation, the Town of Gibsons, the District of Sechelt, and the five Electoral Areas of the Sunshine Coast Regional District. For more information about SCREDO, the Charter, and our Sunshine Coast community please refer to www.scredo.ca.

Interested in working together on recruitment? Here's our contact info.


PO BOX 1614, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V0

Call 778 658 0478 or Email jobs@praxisgroup.ca

Or pop by our office at 14 - 292 Gower Point Rd in the heart of beautiful Lower Gibsons. We (usually) work 8:30 to 4:30.

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