Director, Community and Social Development - Cook's Ferry Indian Band

Director, Community and Social Development

Office: Community Services
Wage Scale: $54,600 to $70,000 per year
Benefits: Group Benefits, pension plan, housing and travel assistance (if required)
Reports To: Band Manager
POTENTIAL START DATE: Approximately August 1, 2022
POSITION TYPE: Permanent Full-time

The Cook’s Ferry Indian Band is looking for an experienced DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT to join our team! We are seeking a candidate who understands and has knowledge around the political, cultural, and spiritual protocols with our First Nation community, and who will uphold the vision of community leadership.

The DIRECTOR has a primary intent to support and empower community members to live strong, self-sufficient lives, based on traditional knowledge, while at the same encourage those to choose to engage and be productive within the family, community or workforce in a meaningful way and in doing so maximizing their well-being.

The DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT oversees the overall management of multiple community-centric programs and services and provides leadership to department staff including overseeing the development, implementation and evaluation of programs that contribute to the overall well-being of the Cook’s Ferry membership including children, youth, and Elders.

The DIRECTOR is also responsible for establishing and maintaining collaborative and effective partnerships and
working relationships with federal and provincial governments, the Cook’s Ferry membership and departments plus other stakeholders.

The DIRECTOR is expected to serve on the following committees:  

  • First Nations Peoples Council
  • Ministry of Children and Families Committee
  • Nlaka’pamux Child and Family Services
  • Restorative Justice Committee
  • Occupational Health and Safety Committee

The DIRECTOR’S primary focus includes: (1) delivery of the Income and Social Assistance Program, (2) leading in the delivery of community-based programming for youth and elders, (3) managing the Restorative Justice Program, (4) oversight of Recreation On-the Land Program, and (5) delivery of Family and Community Support Programs.

As a successful leader of our Indigenous Government one can expect the following:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive CINUP Group Benefits Program
  • Pension
  • Housing and monthly travel commuting assistance (if required)
  • Flexible work schedule in a business casual environment
  • Professional development and training program


  • Preference to an individual who has 3 - 5 years’ related experience including management experience in a public service or Indigenous Government service delivery environment. Foundation knowledge created with a university degree or college diploma specializing in Social Work, social development, community services, or Public Administration.
  • Must have knowledge of First Nations history, traditions, lifestyles, culture, including approaches to community development and programming.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision
  • Prior experience in management and budgeting with working knowledge of leading case management models and developing case plans
  • Know-how in project management and leading new and creative initiatives.
  • Involvement in monitoring and reporting on activities funded from various sources; solid writing skills are required.
  • The successful applicant will be asked to provide proof of a valid Class 5 (or lower) BC Driver’s license and must be in compliance with the Band’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy at the time of work scheduling.

Please Submit a resume by Wednesday, July 20, 2022 to:

Boyd Clark, Acting Band Manager
Cooks Ferry Indian Band
PO Box 130, 3691 Deer Lane
Spences Bridge, BC V0K 2L0
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Organization: Cook's Ferry Indian Band
Location: Spences Bridge, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Category(s): First Nations Relations, Social Services, Executive / Administrative Management
Posted: June 23, 2022, 8:58 am
Expires: July 20, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years
Rate: $54,600.00 to $70,000.00 Year

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