Aseniwuche Winewak Nation

Executive Director

Deadline To Apply: Posted until filled

Contract Type: Permanent, full-time (40 hours/week)

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Aseniwuche Winewak Nation (AWN) President and the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for achieving AWN’s goals as set out by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director oversees AWN’s day-to-day operations, program planning and delivery, as well as the supervision and coaching of AWN staff. The Executive Director is also responsible for building and maintaining good relationships with AWN’s stakeholders including members of the Aseniwuche Winewak community, government representatives, industry partners and other agencies.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prepare correspondence, reports, funding applications, and presentations, as assigned.


  • Post-secondary business or public administration degree/diploma or equivalent.
  • 5-10 years of progressive experience in the private or public sector in a management role. Experience working in an Indigenous organization is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills and polished writing skills.
  • Excellent budget and report-writing skills, along with excellent computer skills, including a solid working knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel and video conferencing programs such as Teams or Zoom.
  • Knowledge of local culture 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.

Work Demands:

How To Apply:

Email cover letter and resume to David MacPhee, President