Job – Executive Director, Southeast Resource Development Council Corp., Due: Oct. 21, 2015

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Southeast Resource Development Council Corp.

Southeast Resource Development Council Corp. (SERDC) was incorporated and recognized in 1978. It is formal unification of eight (8) member First Nations in the southeastern portion of Manitoba. The Tribal Council is accountable to approximately 12,000 members under the leadership of its eight First Nation Councils.

As a political and administrative organization, SERDC is designed and mandated to facilitate the development of local control and responsibility of programs and services to member First Nations by:

• Providing a mechanism whereby SERDC can develop the administrative and managerial skills necessary to assist each First Nation institute and deliver local services at its own pace and in tune with each First Nation’s level of development.

• Providing a mechanism whereby SERDC can ensure that services are equitably and effectively delivered to each First Nation.

• Providing a mechanism whereby SERDC can assist the First Nations to develop a capacity for local services, making them less dependent on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) or the Tribal Council in matters of local concern and responsibility.

The Executive Director serves as the leader of the organization and reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director works in partnership with the Board to ensure that the organization fulfills its mission and to create strategies that ensure its future success.

The Executive Director plans, directs and co-ordinates the development and implementation of policies, systems and procedures in all matters related to the needs of the Aboriginal people with the SERDC region and for overseeing the related activities and staff employed.



  • Collaborates with the Board to define and articulate the organization’s vision and to develop strategies for achieving that vision
  • Creates annual operating plans that support strategic direction set by the Board and correlate with annual operating budgets; submits annual plans to the Board for approval
  • Develops and monitors strategies for ensuring the long-term financial viability of the organization
  • Develops future leadership within the organization


  • Oversees the operations of organization and manages its compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Creates and maintains procedures for implementing plans approved by the Board of Directors
  • Promotes a culture that reflects the organization’s values, encourages good performance, and rewards productivity
  • In consultation with the Personnel Committee of Chiefs, manages the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations
  • Ensures that staff and Board have sufficient and up-to-date information
  • Evaluates the organization’s and the staff’s performance on a regular basis
  • Ensuring that regular senior management and regular staff meetings are held

Financial Stewardship

  • Oversees staff in developing annual budgets that support operating plans and submits budgets for board approval
  • Prudently manages the organization’s resources within budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations
  • Provides prompt, thorough, and accurate information to keep the Board appropriately informed of the organization’s financial position

Community Relationships

  • Serves as the primary spokesperson and representative for the organization
  • Assures that the organization and its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to SERDC membership
  • Acts as a liaison between the organization and the SERDC communities
  • Making periodic visits, upon request of the First Nations, to the representative First Nations for the purpose of obtaining direction and giving information on all activities of programs in SERDC

Board Support and Leadership

  • Supports operations and administration of the Board by advising and informing Board members and interfacing between Board and staff
  • Advises the board in the development of policies and planning recommendations


  • University degree in business or related discipline, combined with minimum five (5) years’ experience in senior management
  • Experience in program budgeting and fiscal management
  • Excellent and thorough knowledge and experience working with Aboriginal organizations and communities
  • Accomplished leader and manager with demonstrated ability to build highly motivated and energized team
  • Personal qualities include high integrity, energetic, sound judgment and decision maker, exceptional communication, negotiation, interpersonal, and time management skills
  • Fluency in Ojibway language would be an asset, as well as knowledge of SERDC communities
  • Must be willing to travel to SERDC communities

Your cover letter, resume and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please submit resume, along with three (3) current, written work-related references to:

Executive Director Position

SERDC Personnel Committee of Chiefs

Southeast Resource Development Council

600-360 Broadway

Winnipeg, Manitoba   R3C 0T6


Or fax: (204)956-7382

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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