The Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc. (NGCI) is the corporate arm of Ermineskin Cree Nation based on the fundamental principles of achieving self-sufficiency and sustainability through long-term investments and business development. It is comprised of a growing group of companies including Ermineskin Tribal Enterprises Limited, and Commercial Operations including Neyaskweyahk Gas Bar & Convenience Store, Neyaskweyahk TacoTime, Maskwachis Mall, Pemiciso Café, Pihtwahew GiftShop, Niwihcihaw Acceptance Ltd., and Bear Paw Trading Post. STATEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY NGCI is seeking an experienced Board of Director to carry our vision to be a “a leading and globally recognized corporation honoring Seven Generations governed by our Cree culture”. Together with the support of our CEO and fellow Board of Directors, you will assist in fulfilling NGCI’s mandate in achieving selfsufficiency and sustainability through long-term investments and business development.
We are looking for (1) Board of Director to succeed the incumbent directors, whose term will end in July of 2023. The successful candidates will be appointed to the NGCI Board of Directors by the Leaders of the Ermineskin Cree Nation, who are the sole shareholders of NGCI. The term of the new NGCI Board of Director is a minimum of three years.
KEY COMPETENCIES The successful candidate will possess the following competencies and experience: • Demonstrated knowledge of board governance. • Strong and visible passion for and commitment to NGCI, its strategic objectives and vision. • Personal gravitas to lead NGCI. • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building abilities and comfort in an ambassador role. • Work effectively with diverse stakeholders. • Strong networking capabilities that can be utilized for the benefit of NGCI. • Foster and promote a collaborative team environment. • Strong knowledge of Indigenous issues and opportunities. • Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills. • Diplomacy and ethical integrity. • Sensitivity and discretion in dealing with confidential matters. • Ability to commit time to conduct the role well, including travel and attending events out of normal office hours. • Management experience including supervision of employees and budgets. Experience in effectively engaging with diverse stakeholders. • Excellent communication skills and/or public speaking experience. • Strong knowledge of financial statements, financial reporting, and risk mitigation. Other Desired Core Competencies for the Position • Enabling Competencies • Leadership Competencies • Professionalism Leadership • Ethical Behavior Initiative • Written & Oral Communication Judgment • Problem Solving/Conflict Management • Planning & Organizing • Decision Making/Critical Thinking • Collaborative Practice & Teamwork • Commitment • Political Savvy Other Key Consideration & Requirements • Ermineskin Cree Nation member • Flexible Schedule & Ability to Meet on Short Notice • Valid Driver’s License and Willingness to Travel • Dedicated to Providing Mentorship & Coaching • Committed and Responsive to Email Correspondence & Meeting Follow Up • Proactive in Planning & Providing Direction • Well Connected in Business and/or Government Circles • Willing to Risk Personal Reputation in Support of the Organization • Strategic Mindset & Initiative Remuneration: Compensation includes a set honorarium as determined and approved by the board of directors for half and full day meetings. Out of pocket, travel, mileage, meals, and accommodation expenses are reimbursed or provided for by NGCI with original receipts submitted and claimed.
Time Commitment: A minimum of 6 Regular Board Meetings per year and bi-monthly Committee Meetings. The Board members are also expected to respond to email correspondence and have regular contact with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and to represent NGCI at various events and meetings with key stakeholders. The role requires an average time commitment of 20 – 30 hours per month, which may vary depending on activities.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Submit a Letter of Interest (no more than 2 double spaced typed pages) describing your interest, your awareness and knowledge of business and your skills and competencies relevant to the position. 2. Current resume listing the applicant’s experience and activity with other similar for-profit organizations and businesses, leadership positions held, and other relevant information. 3. Submit three current Letters of Reference. 4. Current Criminal Record Check
DEADLINE DATE: JULY 6, 2023 SUBMIT TO: Maureen Ward-Caisse CEO & President In Person – NGCI’s Innovation and Professional Building By Fax – (780) 585-0721 or By Email – email@example.com