Aseniwuche Winewak Nation


Deadline To Apply: Until suitable candidate found

Contract Type: Full-Time

Position Overview:

Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada, A Fellowship of Aboriginal People, or AWN, is a provincially incorporated not-for-profit society based in Grande Cache, Alberta. AWN members share a unique history and ancestry as descendants of a diversity of Indigenous groups of Canada including Cree, Iroquois, Sekani, Dene-saa, Ojibwe, Assiniboine and Shuswap. The Aseniwuche Winewak Nation are a Cree speaking people whose ancestors thrived in the Rocky Mountains and members continue to live a distinctive cultural way of life.

AWN is committed to building healthy communities and healthy individuals by providing leadership, programs and services to meet the identified needs of its members.


Reporting to the President of the AWN Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for achieving the goals of their not-for-profit organization, as set out by the Board. The incumbent oversees AWN’s day-to-day operations, program planning and delivery, as well as the supervision and coaching of the administrative team. The Executive Director is also responsible for building and maintaining good relationships with AWN’s stakeholders including members of Aseniwuche Winewak Nation, government representatives, and other stakeholder groups.


  • Develop and execute an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that align with the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Provide administrative support to the Board of Directors, including the preparation and follow up of monthly reports and meeting minutes.
  • Oversee the planning, funding, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s programs, services and special projects in line with AWN’s mission and organizational goals.
  • Oversee AWN’s team by maintaining a positive, safe and ethical work environment that is conducive to hiring and retaining an engaged workforce.
  • Provide personal coaching and professional support to the AWN team; support initiatives to develop employees’ professional skills and overall business acumen.
  • Ensure that AWN Policies and Procedures are communicated and implemented in a fair and consistent manner. Recommend any required policy and/or procedure changes to the Board of Directors as needed in line with new legislation, good governance and/or management practices.
  • Maintain excellent community and government relations through regular communication with stakeholders on the organization’s activities, as well as to establish collaborative arrangements in pursuit of AWN’s mission and goals.
  • In collaboration with the Accounting Coordinator, prepare a comprehensive annual budget and manage the organization’s funds according to the approved budget.
  • Under the direction of the President and the Board, prepare complex correspondence, reports, submissions, and significant presentations, as assigned.


  • Post-secondary business or public administration degree/diploma or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in the private or public sector where a minimum of 3 years has been spent in a senior management role.
  • Experience working in or equivalent knowledge of Indigenous organizations is required.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Excellent budget and report-writing skills, along with excellent computer skills, including a solid working knowledge of Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of local culture (including Coops and Enterprises) and of the Cree language are considered assets.
  • Must have a valid permit to work in Canada and be willing to permanently relocate to Grande Cache, Alberta.
  • Current Criminal Record and Child Welfare check and drug test.

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