Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Lax Kw'alaams Band

Lax Kw'Alaams Band

Chief Administrative Officer 

The Mayor and Council of Lax Kw’alaams Band are seeking a gifted Chief Administrative Officer.

Lax Kw’alaams, the “place of wild roses” is located just north of Prince Rupert BC and is the core of the substantial Tsimshian Nation. An important Aboriginal centre, predating Western contact by 10,000 years, this site has carried on active trading on the Pacific for millennia. Trade routes by sea in both directions coupled with interior trails made this a prime site for commercial and artistic activity.

The Band is active in boat building, logging, and fishing including shellfish, as well as having a thriving Northwestern Pacific art presence including carving, weaving and painting. This fiercely independent nation has a membership of 4,000 people and plus an on-site presence of 750 residents.  See and for further background.

The Mayor and Council are a relentless and diverse group seeking an action-oriented person to assist them with the creative challenges of this unique community. The successful applicant will be a strong and effective professional, skilled in collaboration with Council, business, government, and members. Challenges will include mentoring staff, providing practical options for Council’s consideration, negotiating with all levels of government on behalf of the community, and continuing to provide a strong economic base without sacrificing current lifestyles and traditional ways and customs.

Candidates should have a strong interest and appreciation of First Nations culture. The successful applicant will assume responsibility for the Village operations, businesses, and growth.

Former Public Administration experience, a strong record of practical innovation that works, plus good business acumen will be needed.  Engineering and Planning skills would also be useful. Strong credentials in Government Finance and Administration, and Grant Writing are expected.

This competition closes 5:00 pm PST on Friday, October 18, 2019.

Organization: Lax Kw'alaams Band
Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC
Region: North Coast / Nechako
Professional Category(s): Chief Administration
Posted: September 17, 2019, 12:48 pm
Expires: October 18, 2019, 5:00 pm

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