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 Executive Director

Canadian Native Friendship Centre 
Location:              Edmonton, AB
Term:                     Permanent

The Canadian Native Friendship Centre has served urban Aboriginal People in Edmonton for 60 years as a non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of life of Aboriginal people residing in Edmonton, Alberta. The Society coordinates several programs to connect Aboriginal people in Edmonton with their culture and language.   

Key Responsibilities
  • Direct executive team and senior management to establish organizational objectives and execute plans to achieve them
  • Plan and allocate finances, human resources, and material management to implement organizational policies and programs
  • Manage and coach the executive team and senior management to delegate the necessary authority to create optimum working conditions
  • Serve as the organization's representative internally and externally
  • Collect data from leadership team and present regular reporting on the status of the association's operations
  • Compare financial results with association's objectives and takes appropriate measures to improve unsatisfactory performances
  • Extensive managerial skills and ability to take leadership over association operations
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly the ability to communicate as a leader.
  • A university degree in business administration, commerce or other discipline related to the service provided is required.
  • Several years of professional experience in a leadership role, reporting to a Board of Directors.
  • Cultural competence is a must.
  • Specialization in all aspects of program development, delivery, and evaluation.
  • Evidence of successful acquisition of program funding, utilizing applicable analysis of the programs and services required by the urban Indigenous population of Edmonton.
Work Environment
  • Office environment with occasional travel to provincial and national meetings
  • Prolong periods of sitting
  • May be required to be mobile to meet with departments throughout the organization 

Qualified candidates are invited to direct their applications via email or mail, with cover letter and resume to:

Canadian Native Friendship Centre
Attn: Ella Mayer
11728 - 95 Street
Edmonton AB  T5G 1L9

Please direct all inquiries to the email address provided.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Our Vision

The vision of the Canadian Native Friendship Centre is toward an integrated, self-reliant Indigenous community who participates as urban citizens taking responsibility for their shared condition in a spirit of health, cooperation and wellness within a strong cultural base.

Mission Statement

The mandate of the Canadian Native Friendship Centre is to improve the quality of life of Indigenous people in an urban environment by supporting self-determined activities, encouraging equal access to and participation in Canadian society while respecting Indigenous cultural distinctiveness.

Our Values

  • We respect and recognize the inherent worth of all people regardless of race, creed, or culture, and we promote this view in the community
  • We honor our elders and are guided by their acquired wisdom
  • We encourage and support our youth in their role as future leaders and culture bearers
  • We incorporate our traditional values of respect, honesty, sharing and caring in all our programs and services
  • We strive for transparency in the way we conduct business

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