Job Title:

Chief Operating Officer


First Nations Bank of Canada


Winnipeg , MB

Job Reference:


First Nations Bank of Canada is a Canadian chartered bank primarily focused on providing financial services to the Indigenous marketplace in Canada. Based out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, First Nations Bank of Canada is over 80% Indigenous owned and controlled. The Bank offers Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, corporations, and governments a full range of personal and business banking services including loans, mortgages, investments (registered and non-registered), transaction accounts and cash management as well as trust services through its wholly-owned subsidiary, FNB Trust.

FNBC is dedicated to delivering financial services that strengthen the economic well-being of Indigenous Peoples, and is experiencing considerable growth. A decisive, consensus-based leader with natural qualities that include flexibility, kindness, compassion, and capacity building will be a great fit.



Operational Leadership

  • Oversee Operations functions including member services, lending operations, branch operations and back-office support/IT
  • Ensure compliance requirements are being met with all regulatory industry standards
  • Develop operational strategies which align with FNBC overall goals and objectives
  • Ensure continuous improvement and operational processes and procedure enhance organization efficiencies

Leadership Development

  • Provide strong leadership direction to the operational teams fostering culture, collaboration and continuous learning

Risk Management

  • Develop and maintain a robust risk management framework to mitigate operation, financial and regulatory risks
  • Assess risks and market trends providing recommendations and actions to safeguard FNCB interests

Financial Management

  • Work with CFO ensuring financial sustainability and growth; analyzing of financial metrics to identify areas of improvement; and develop and implement revenue generating initiatives

Stakeholder Engagement

  • A key player building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders



  • Business Degree with preference given to candidates who have completed or pursing an MBA
  • Strong knowledge of financial products and services
  • Formidable experience in a senior leadership role; preferably in the financial services industry
  • Strong understanding of Indigenous communities, cultures and economic development
  • Capability to lead and foster a dynamic team
  • Demonstrated experience of strategic planning, operational management and financial oversight
  • All encompassing elevated standards in areas of judgement, integrity and ethical business practices


If you would like more information about this opportunity, please visit our microsite or contact: Teri Berry, Senior Consultant, Legacy Bowes at (204) 232-7171.

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Posted 2024-06-13

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