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Executive Director, People Services

PFM Executive Search
North Vancouver, British Columbia
review upon interview
Closing date
Apr 20, 2023

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The Executive Director, People Services will oversee a newly formed division that delivers programs and services focused on creating wrap-around supports for the health and well-being of members. The division includes Ayás Mén̓men Child and Family Services; Yúustway Health and Wellness; Ta7lnew̓ás Education, Employment & Training; and Ts’ixwts’ixwnítway Member Services. The Executive Director, People Services will work to identify opportunities for the departments to work more closely together, ultimately ensuring Squamish Nation members have the tools, abilities and pathways to flourish in a safe, supportive community and environment. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to influence the strategic direction of the organization, while always being guided by the values of the Squamish Nation. Working closely with a wide variety of external partners, the Executive Director, People Services must consistently connect with colleagues and members to ensure they are accurately representing the Nation’s vision, beliefs and ideals.

As the ideal candidate, you have a demonstrated track record in advocating for and building overall capacity of the social,health and well-being of an Indigenous community. You have a background in social service delivery, having played a senior leadership role with a large, complex, multi-partner and multi-program agency. You ideally bring a deep knowledge of Coast Salish communities, and have demonstrated a commitment to furthering your own knowledge and understanding in Indigenous worldviews, values, and cultural practices. You bring an ability to effectively represent a Nation or entity at senior levels of government, as well as with funding partners, academic institutions, and other related organizations. Entrepreneurial and proactive, you have the ability to identify new opportunities for Squamish Nation members and will ensure the team is equipped to balance existing priorities with emerging ones. A seasoned leader, you are able to contribute to the overall strategy and objectives of the Squamish Nation as a member of the leadership team.


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