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Batchewana First Nation Housing Authority Board

 

 

Board Member Call Out

 

 

 Position: Board Member seats for Batchewana First Nation Housing Authority Board

                (5 positions)

 

Term:                 TBD

 

Reporting: Reports to Batchewana First Nation Membership

 

 

 

Position Summary:

 

 To be eligible for appointment to the Board, a potential applicant shall:

 

a)            be a registered resident member of the Batchewana First Nation;

b)            be at least 18 years of age;

c)            have time to attend meetings, training programs and be willing to travel;

d)            be willing to sign an oath of office and an oath of confidentiality;

e)            not an employee of the Batchewana Housing Authority;

f)            Postsecondary Education or 3-5 years related experience

g)            be in good standing with Batchewana First Nation, i.e., is not in arrears for a             housing or personal loan or any other Batchewana Programs

h)            Not in conflict of interest situation, e.g., supplying goods or services to Batchewana             Housing Authority.

 

 

Desired Personal Skills/Requirements

 

•            Good reading comprehension skills;

•            Good writing skills;

•            Ability to speak in public;

•            Be committed to enforcing the housing policy

•            Be interested and committed to overseeing the community’s investment in housing,

•            Be supportive of equal access to programs and services,

•            Demonstrable work experience involving initiative, good follow-through, punctuality,             good attendance, innovativeness, creativity and forward thinking;

•            Availability to commit to regular monthly meetings – at least 4 hours in duration per             meeting;

•            Ability to act under principles of fairness, equity, objectivity, open-mindedness, flexibility;

•            Declare conflicts of interest as they arise in terms of matters affecting tenants or             applicants for housing programs, where close relations are apparent; and

•            Have a positive attitude when working with the Batchewana Housing Authority. The             issues that need to be addressed are very complex and sensitive and require Board             Members to address challenges with humility, patience, confidentiality, and respect             when dealing with social and personal situations as they are presented.  Board Members             need to think of solutions that are realistic, achievable in short time frames, within limited             financial constraints, and are directed to the goal of community self-sufficiency.

 

 

Organizational Knowledge:

 

•            Understanding of financial practices as they relate to programs

                  Funded by government, under various funding agreements;

•            Good understanding of relevant provincial and national policy and legislative frameworks             as they relate to First Nations:

•            Knowledge of community norms, traditions, culture in terms of its relevance to decision             making on tenancy matters, community issues, and financial situations of tenants and             the Housing Authority;

 

 

 

Experience:

 

•            Experience in any capacity in developing or interpreting programs and policies;

•            Experience in administration (i.e.  forms, record keeping, report writing, clerical, financial,             policies, personnel or programs);

•            Experience in facilitating community meetings;

•            Experience as Chair of any Board(s);

•            Past experiences as a Board member in any of the Batchewana First Nation             corporations and/or agencies, or any other corporations and/or organizations.

 

 

To apply please submit Cover Letter, or Expression of Interest, Resume and 3 References to:

 

Housing Authority Board Hiring Committee

236 Frontenac St

Batchewana First Nation, ON P6A-6Z1

 

Application Deadline: January 31st, 2018 4:00pm

 

*Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview*

 

 

 

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Batchewana First Nation

Housing Department

Houusing Tenant Liaison/Counsellor  Position (Permanent Full-time)

 Position Summary: The Housing Tenant Liaison will work under the direct supervision of the BFN Housing Manager and ultimately will be accountable to the CEO, Board of Directors and Chief and Council. The Assistant will assist with establishing an applicant base, offering support services to tenants and families, establishing a network of contacts to whom tenants can be referred to, assist tenants in budgeting, home maintenance and care.  They will also assist with the operations of providing quality housing for the Band Membership. He/she will perform a variety of administrative and management duties in support of Rankin Reserve Community Services and Batchewana First Nation Housing Department. Must have strong public relations and counseling skills, be innovative, possess demonstrated leadership and administrative skills and have knowledge of the On Reserve Native Housing Programs.

Requirements of Position/Education and Experience

The successful applicant will have:

  1. Basic/Mandatory Requirements
  1. Have community college diploma/certificate in Social Work, Office Administration or Business field OR 3 years successful, related experience;
  2. Aboriginal preference in hiring to other applicants
  3. Must provide CPIC
  4. Have valid driver’s license G2 or greater
  5. Have access to vehicle and insured vehicle
  6. Be able to travel to all communities, training and workshops as required

 

  1. Knowledge Requirements
  1. Will have basic understanding of the operations of government and be aware of the services available in the community and the surrounding area
  2. Will know and understand Batchewana First Nation Safety and Health Policies and Procedures and related Federal regulations
  3. Will be familiar with CMHC Housing

 

  1. Ability Requirements
  1. Maintain complete confidentiality of all information
  2. Demonstrate excellent organizational and time management skills
  3. Relate effectively to program management and colleagues as a diplomatic and flexible team player
  4. Relative effectively to community members
  5. Communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  6. Use computers – Microsoft suite of products – processing/spreadsheets/presentations with a high degree of accuracy
  7. Assist with the development of a Housing Selection Policy
  8. Maintain policies

Please address your application identifying your qualifications, 3 references and CPIC, marked CONFIDENTIAL:

Housing Tenant Liaison/Counsellor Hiring Committee

236 Frontenac Street, Rankin Reserve

Batchewana First Nation, ON P6A 6Z1  

OR

 Email: Humanresources@batchewana.ca  late applications will not be accepted.

 Deadline for application: February 16, 2018 @12:00 pm (Noon)

(Full Job Description Available at Front Desk) 

Aboriginal preference in hiring.  For a complete job description, please contact the Administration Office at 705-759-0914.  Only those granted an interview will be contacted.  We thank all applicants

 

 

POSITION TITLE:

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT

POSITION GRADE:

 

CREATED:

 

WORK GROUP:

Finance

APPROVED:

Nov 30, 2017

SUPERVISION:

Reports to and works under the direction of the Finance Manager

 

B.  POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Financial Accountant is responsible for maintaining and updating of the financial books and records of Batchewana First Nation.  Batchewana First Nation is a government that oversees the operations and direction of the Batchewana First Nation reserves and community.  It employs approximately 200 community members in its administration organization that has approximately 20 different departments and businesses.

 

The First Nation’s financial management is the responsibility of the Finance Department under the leadership of the Finance Director.  This position will report to the Finance Manager who is responsible for the daily operations of the Finance Department.

 

H.  QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

 

Education:

  • Bachelor Degree or College Diploma in business, accounting or related field OR
  • Equivalent education combined with 2 years’ accounting experience

 

Experience:

  • 2 years’ working in an accounting capacity
  • 2 years’ experience working within a First Nation or Aboriginal organization.

 

I.  KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting principles;
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Ability to adapt, prioritize and multi-task;
  • Ability to work effectively, independently, and collaboratively;
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize and implement programs;
  • Effective verbal, written and presentation communication skills;
  • Ability to travel to offsite locations in a timely and efficient manner, as required;
  • Knowledge of computer accounting system, Sage 300, is an asset;
  • High level of competency in computer software including Microsoft Office.

 

J.  CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Valid Class G2 or G Ontario Drivers License
  • Access to an insured vehicle

 

Please address your application identifying your qualifications, 3 references and CPIC, marked CONFIDENTIAL:

 

Financial Accountant Hiring Committee

236 Frontenac Street, Rankin Reserve

Batchewana First Nation, ON P6A 6Z1  

 

OR

 

Email: Humanresources@batchewana.ca  late applications will not be accepted.

 

Deadline for application: February 16, 2018 @12:00 pm (Noon)

(Full Job Description Available at Front Desk)

 

Aboriginal preference in hiring.  For a complete job description, please contact the Administration Office at 705-759-0914.  Only those granted an interview will be contacted.  We thank all applicants