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MANAGER OF LANDS AND MEMBERSHIP 071-22-2

LANDS AND MEMBERSHIP

Full-Time

Applications will be received by Six Nations of the Grand River and Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT) up until 4:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, March 30, 2022, for the Manager of Lands and Membership with Lands and Membership Department.  The Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form, Job Posting and Job Description are available for printing from the www.greatsn.com website.  Online applications accepted through https://www.vscyberhosting.com/sixnations/. NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED.

Applicants from Six Nations and other First Nations will be given preference to deliver programs and services in a First Nations community.

JOB SUMMARY: The Manager reports and works directly under the direction of the Director of Nation Building with liaison with the Chief Executive Officer.

To administer policies and procedures for the Six Nations of the Grand River as relates to the Band Membership and the Administration of Lands program.

To assistant the Director of Nation Building in the performance of statutory, operational and advisory services within the policy and procedures of the Six Nations Membership and Lands Program.

Type Full Time
Closing Date  March 30, 2022
Hours of Work  35 hours weekly
Wage TBD

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-Secondary School Graduate from an Administration Course.
  • Two years related experience in program administration.
  • Agree to complete Certified Land Manager’s Course (inc. National Land Managers Association) within a two-year period. Funded by Indigenous Services Canada

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: (Choose one method ONLY):

Method #1:  Online

  1. Please visit: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/sixnations/ to access our job board and follow the directions to apply.
  2. Please ensure all required documents are provided/uploaded with your application package, which include:
    1. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
    2. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
    3. Copy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  3. If you have any questions or need assistance please reach out to Lesleigh Rusnak, Staffing Officer at 519-445-2223 ext 4343 or via email at StaffHR@sixnations.ca.

Method #2: GREAT – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Photocopy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Place all documents listed above in a sealed envelope and mail to or drop off at: 

Manager of Lands and Membership – Full Time – 071-22-2

c/o Reception Desk

Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT)

P.O. Box 69, 16 Sunrise Court

Ohsweken, Ontario  N0A 1M0

SIX NATIONS LANDS MEMBERSHIP

POSITION:  Manager, Lands/Membership

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

Reports and works directly under the direction of the Director of Nation Building with liaison with the Chief Executive Officer.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

To administer policies and procedures for the Six Nations of the Grand River as relates to the Band Membership and the Administration of Lands program.

To assistant the Director of Nation Building in the performance of statutory, operational and advisory services within the policy and procedures of the Six Nations Membership and Lands Program.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

TECHNICAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Confirms entitlement, research and verifies registration of individuals, determine the sections of the Indian Act applicable and reports these events to the Regional office.
  • Ensures the review of documentation submitted by individuals is accurate and that feedback is provide prior to approving and signing of reports.
  • Ensure that all information is verified for band members whom have submitted applications to transfer their membership within or to the Six Nations of the Grand River.
  • Develops and prepares reports related to Lands and Membership as requested by the Director of Nation Building, Committees, other program Directors and Managers. Approve reports completed by staff members.
  • Develops, monitor and revise policies for the administration of the Lands and Membership program to service the Community in an efficient and fair matter
  • Approves and signs status cards and letters of identification upon request by status band members.
  • Ensures verification of Blood Quantum has been completed prior to signing letters of blood quantum.
  • Ensures that Registered Indian Records and population statistics are maintained and up to date.
  • Acts as Divisional Registrar in reporting births and deaths on behalf of the Office of the Registrar General.
  • Commissioner for taking oaths for Land, Membership and all other aspects of Council
  • Negotiates and prepares all documentation for leases / permit for the lands within Six Nations territory, and ensures that individual members receive annual lease / permit payments
  • Assist Band Members who were adopted with registration.
  • Prepare and monitors budgets for both Lands and Membership programs.
  • Ensures that bank deposits are completed properly
  • Ensures that all payroll and attendance records are up to date for all Lands Membership employees, sign biweekly timesheet and approving annual leave request.
  • Supervise staff members within the Lands Membership Department and collaborates on supervision of the Environmental Management office.

Communication Functions

  • Effective liaison with supervisors, staff, community members, general public and Chief and Council in person or through telecommunications.
  • Effective communication with external bodies such as other First Nations, federal, provincial and municipal governments/agencies and other organizations in person or through telecommunications.
  • Preparation of internal/external documentation used internally such as:  briefing notes, updates, memos, and correspondence.
  • Represent Six Nations Council and community in a positive, courteous, cooperative and professional manner.
  • Preparation of effective presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or latest available technology, as requested.

Administrative

  • Completion and submission of:  time-sheets, leave forms, travel forms, performance appraisals and work plans in accordance with SN Council policies and procedures.
  • Ensure proper filing of documents electronically and/or hardcopy.
  • Perform work functions in accordance with SN Council policies and procedures.
  • Ensure submission of documents to Records Department in accordance to Records Management Policy, as required.
  • Attend meetings as required:  staff meetings, committee meetings, council meetings and or political portfolio meetings.
  • Attend training/workshops as required.

Other Functions

  • Perform other related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.
  • Perform projects as assigned.
  • Perform political tasks assigned.

 WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work has a high public profile, extensive interaction with public and is subject to a high volume of interruptions.  Requires tact, discretion, diplomacy and confidentiality.

Exposure to highly stressful situations.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

With the Director of Nation Building:

Receives direction, guidance.  Discusses plans, priorities and interacts to ensure tasks are done efficiently and effectively.  Receives instructions and supervision.

Must be familiar with Six Nations Council policy and procedures.

With Chief & Council:

Prepares band council resolutions, summary reports, briefing notes, and presentations as required.

Gathers and distributes relevant information.

With the Community and other Staff Members:

Represents and promotes Six Nations Administration in a courteous, cooperative, and professional manner.  Provides information and assistance.

With External Agencies:

Represents and promotes Six Nations Lands and Membership Programs in a courteous, cooperative, and professional manner.  Maintains awareness of policy and program changes; seek to develop close working relationships.

Provides information and assistance.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Post Secondary School Graduate from an Administration Course.

Two years related experience in program administration.

Agree to complete Certified Land Manager’s Course (inc. National Land Managers Association) within a two-year period.  Funded by Indigenous Services Canada

Other Preferred Skills:

  1. Knowledge of Vital Statistics Act and Family law in order to understand documentation required to report deaths, divorces, adoptions, change of name request, marriage, births and separation.
  2. Knowledge of legal precedents and court decisions affecting registration of individuals.
  • Knowledge of the Provincial Sales Act pertaining to status Indian.
  1. Working knowledge of government policies, programs, services and procedures at the Federal level relative to the delivery of the Land and Membership Programs as it relates to the services administered at the community level
  2. Working knowledge of computers.
  3. Possess initiative and self-direction good background in research.
  • Ability to assign tasks and to ensure successful completion of same.
  • Ability to work with tact, discretion
  1. Must possess high level public relations skills

IMPACT OF ERROR:

Errors in carrying out duties could result in loss of credibility, poor public relations and misinformation being provided.  Errors could result in embarrassment to the Six Nations Council, community and administration; loss of public confidence and unnecessary conflict leading to lack of trust.

CONTROLS:

Guiding principles set by Six Nations Council.  Must work within the policies and procedures established by the Six Nations Council with respect to First Nation administration.