Job Title:

Director General


Algonquins of Barriere Lake


Rapid Lake , QC

On behalf of our client, Algonquins of Barriere Lake, we are seeking a Director General to join their team in Rapid Lake, Quebec. Algonquins of Barriere Lake is located 134 km north of Maniwaki, on the shore of the Cabonga Reservoir.

Reporting to the Chief and Council, the Director General will oversee all operations of the organization. The Director General is responsible for the management, administration, and delivery of all Band programs and services to ensure that the needs of Band Members are met in a reasonable, effective, and efficient manner. They will ensure Band operations are conducted respectfully and responsibly and act as a liaison between other government agencies and departments, private industry business, and any other individuals, groups, or agencies operating in the community.


  • Identify the community’s needs in consultation with Chief and Council, management, staff, and other key stakeholders
  • Provide input, advice, and guidance on matters at the strategic level, to Chief and Council on a regular basis
  • Provide strategic direction to program managers and coordinators based on goals and objectives set by Chief and Council while overseeing the delivery of approved programming
  • Review objectives, programs, and policies annually and establish priorities for capacity building in the organization
  • Ensure policies and procedures are developed, shared, and implemented with integrity and accuracy
  • Oversee all financial management responsibilities and work within the approved financial guidelines and policies of the First Nation
  • Prepare quarterly written reports of bank activities and operations, and assessment of progress towards performance goals
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with governments, communities, and stakeholders
  • Liaise with the external funding agency representatives, as required, to share information relevant to ABL
  • Foster a work environment where employees are motivated individually and within their teams
  • Oversee recruitment, staffing, discipline, and termination within the organization
  • Ensure performance management objectives are developed and adhered to
  • Work with program directors to encourage, coach, and develop training plans for staff
  • Perform additional duties as required

Skills & Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in administration, business, or finance with 5 years experience in program administration for a First Nation or experience in a related field
  • Must have experience with program development, delivery, and reporting
  • High impact, dynamic and visionary leader, with a record of achieving results individually and through others
  • Strong team building, negotiation, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills
  • Solid human resources management and expertise in policy and progress development and improvement
  • Ability to apply principles of finance, business and risk management within an Indigenous environment
  • Strong knowledge of financial management of large budgets, financial reporting and monitoring processes
  • Ability to multitask, keep organized, develop work plans, and self-manage with flexibility, initiation, and reflection
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial government agencies and the service and funding programs impacting First Nations in Canada
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and oral
  • Strong administrative skills and computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) and other software applications
  • Must have strong English language skills and French and Algonquin language skills would be an asset


If you have the demonstrated background and experience for this role and are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please forward your resume to or Lillian Wong at

Posted 2021-09-14

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