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OPPORTUNITIES-The following positions are available within Ermineskin Cree Nation-Updated: DECEMBER

The following positions are available within Ermineskin Cree Nation Updated: DECEMBER 4, 2023 Position(s) with Department and Closing Date: Description, Requirements and Qualifications:

Director with the Ermineskin Personnel department

CLOSING: December 12, 2023 **Three Year Contract**

The Director is responsible for the overall planning and implementation of personnel (human resources) functions by coordinating and administering programs that relate to all phases of personnel including employee relations, compensation, recruitment and employment, training and development, and internal employment policy development. Promote effective and efficient utilization of personnel by training and development initiatives for the organization such as In-house, short and long term. Ensure consistent compliance of Ermineskin Personnel Policy and procedures by all departments. Keep updated and knowledgeable of external policies, laws, government initiatives and programs, legislation, and issues that affect Ermineskin Cree Nation. To research and access grants to supplement tribal budget in the area of capacity development and training needs specific to employees of the organization. This individual is responsible to work with management in the pursuit of raising the standard of work ethics, work skills and promoting a high performance organization.

Reports to: the Tribal Administrator. Oversee Departments: Office Management, Benefits, Neyaskweyahk Employment Skills Training (NEST), Daycare, Neyaskweyahk Employment Program (NEP), Summer Student Program and Mentored Youth Work Experience Program.


 Develop an annual budget based on annual plan and priorities of the tribe in terms of training, compensation, and staffing.

 Monitors expenditures ensuring that spending is based on annual plans and activities of the Personnel department.

 Take corrective action on any discrepancies arising from the monthly budget reports.

 Attends the following meetings – Directors and Managers monthly meetings; Chief and Council meetings as requested; and any other meetings as assigned.

 Prepares quarterly reports to Administrator and Chief and Council and general meetings as assigned.

 Conducts monthly meetings with staff and departments under Personnel Division.  Attend workshops, conferences, seminars, and relevant training programs to enhance skill and knowledge for the position.


 Advises Chief and Council, Administration, Directors and Managers, and employees, as to the proper interpretation of various policies and procedures; and relevant labor laws.

 Organizes an annual review of the personnel policies and procedures. To work closely with Tribal Administrator, and Strategic Planning Manager in the process.

 Informs and orientates employees of personnel policies, and programs through various means of communication such as employee handbooks, informational employee meetings, newsletter, employee bulletins, etc.

 Provide training on internal and external employee policies and laws to all personnel and to enhance the knowledge of management in labor law through workshops, information sessions.

 Research and develop a plan of action in the implementation of the Drug and Alcohol policy.


 Recommends the best course of action in handling employee problems and concerns to appropriate management and employees based on policies and labor law.

 Counsels employees on matters relating to their employment ensuring the advice is to the best interest of the employee and based on qualified knowledge of labor laws.

 Determines and recommends employee relations practices to work towards promoting a high level of employee morale and motivation.

 Research and develop succession plan and employee retention plan.

 Represents the organization as a liaison on matters relating to personnel employment policies and laws, and related matters with outside agencies, representatives, etc.

 Establish and maintain a professional working relationship with Maskwacîs Personnel departments.


Plans and organizes employee and management training programs designed to improve or enhance work skills, develop employee capabilities, and improve work standards of the organization.

Administer an Employment Center which involves the following:

 Accept submissions of employment opportunities from internal and external agencies.

 Ensuring posting of all available employment opportunities is advertised so members who do not reside locally as well as off-reserve are informed.

 Recruitment, reference checks, and screening of applicants

.  Preparation of the interview process. Responsible to ensure that a ‘New Employee Orientation’ is performed the package must include:

 Brief Ermineskin Tribal History.

 Ermineskin Cree Nation Organization structure.

 ECN Strategic Plan.

 Review employee benefits, Insurance, pension, group benefits, and applicable policies.

 Job Description

 Application of Oath of Confidentiality form with new employee.

 Employee information form for payroll and employee record.


 Leads the application of standard recruiting and hiring according to criteria and selection procedures.

 Chairs the interviews for the Tribal Administrator and Director positions and obtains Chief and Council approval for the successful candidate.

 Develops and conducts an on-going employee exit interview program to determine the cause of separation and compile a report

.  Develops comprehensive recommendations based on the exit interview report for necessary changes to address employee turnover and stabilize employee exits from organization. (Employees stay with organization).

 Assesses employee complaints and appeals, and performs follow-up according to procedures as set out in the Ermineskin Personnel Policy.

 Leads and implements a performance evaluation/measurement program with Directors and Managers that aid in an improved standard of performance and productivity of all employees.

 Develop a performance measurement tool that applies to the different levels of management positions and occupations.


 Bachelor degree preferably in Administration, Management, Human Resources. A degree relevant in Human Resources is preferred.

 Minimum seven (7) years progressive experience in management is essential and five (5) years’ experience working in the human resources field is preferred.

 Possess financial budgeting experience.

 Must understand and speak the Cree Language.

 Demonstrated ability as a successful partner on the executive management team that provides company leadership and direction.

 Must possess knowledge of Labor Law, Legislation, external policies in employment standards.

Please submit your complete Application/Resume, Cover letter, Three (3) Letters of Reference, updated Clean Criminal Record Check and copies of Certificates.

One Committee Member with the Ermineskin Pow Wow Committee CLOSING: December 12, 2023 **Three Year Term**

The Ermineskin Powwow Committee is responsible for hosting the Annual Ermineskin Cree Nation Powwow. The committee is responsible for fundraising and organizing all related activities. MUST have reliable means of transportation to work bingos and other fundraising activities.


 Attend regular monthly meetings.

 Work bingos two (2) to three (3) times a month during the day.

 Participate in all fundraising activities.

 Be present throughout the duration of the three (3) year term and during the powwow, to carry out their fair share of dutie

s.  As a representative of the Ermineskin Cree Nation must conduct themselves in a respectful, friendly manner at all times.


 Must be an Ermineskin Tribal member, eighteen (18) years or older.

 Must have own transportation and valid driver's license.

 Must work as part of a team.

 Must not sit on any other Ermineskin board/committee.

 Must possess strong interpersonal skills; -Communication -Creativity -Commitment -Motivation -Cooperation

 Must be able to deal respectfully with the general public.

 Must be an abstainer from Alcohol & Drugs.

 Must possess a working knowledge of the language, customs and traditions of the Ermineskin Cree Nation.

 Must be capable of working long hours.

 If employed, must defer holidays from the powwow weekend & prior to.

 Must possess good writing skills.

 Computer Skills must be an asset.

 Proposal writing and fundraising techniques.

 No Board OR Committee shall have 2 immediate family members on the same Board/Committee. Immediate defined as father, mother, son, daughter brother or sister.

Please submit your complete application/resume and updated Clean Criminal Record Check.

*Applications and actual job descriptions may be picked up at the Personnel office located in the Ermineskin Tribal Administration office*

Incomplete Applications will automatically be screened out

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ermineskin Cree Nation Phone: (780) 585-3741 ext. 241 or 311 Personnel Department Edmonton Direct: (780) 420-0008 Box 219 Red Deer Direct: (780) 343-1078 Maskwacîs, AB Ma Me O Beach Direct: (780)586-2545 T0C 1N0 Toll Free: 1-866-585-3941 Email:

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