CNUFN Fills Administrative Roles

We are pleased to announce that two important roles in the administration of the Chippewas of Nawash have been filled, with the candidates starting soon.

Pam Linklater has accepted the position of Manager of Operations for Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, and will be starting on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.  Ms. Linklater previously served the administration as Supervisor of Social Services. She is excited to be returning to the team in this senior role and we are confident that she will have an immediate positive impact on our service delivery.

Darlene Ritchie will be taking on a one-year position as Family Services Supervisor for Native Child Welfare starting on Monday, June 7, 2021.  Ms. Ritchie has a wealth of knowledge and experience in family services and we look forward to her contributions to NCW and the community.

Employment Opportunity – First Nation Manager of Operations

The Chippewas of Nawash Administration is seeking a qualified First Nations Manager of Operations. Reporting to the Senior Administrative Officer, the Manager of Operations works in a team environment with the Senior Administrative Officer and Management staff. The Manager of Operations is responsible to ensure the needs of the CNUFN membership are being met in a responsible, effective and efficient manner through the management, administration and delivery of Band Programs and Services. The Manager of Operations is to help improve the organizational effectiveness of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Administration by chairing, co-ordinating and supporting the work of the Management team.

Learn more about this opportunity and others on the Employment page.

Employment Opportunity – Senior Administrative Officer

The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation is seeking a Senior Administrative Officer (SAO). The SAO ensures the effective, efficient and responsible operations of the Administration of the Council of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation (CNUFN). In addition, the incumbent ensures the operations are consistent with the vision, mission, and management philosophy of the Administrative programs, services, projects, budgets, standards and organizational and program policies established by the CNUFN Council.

Learn more about this role and others on the Employment page.

Employment Opportunity – Senior Administrative Officer

The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation is seeking a qualified Senior Administrative Officer. The Senior Administrative Officer (SAO) ensures the effective, efficient and responsible operation of the Administration of the Council of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation (CNUFN). The deadline for applications is January 8, 2021, 4:00 PM.

See the Employment Opportunities page for more information and application requirements.

Chippewas of Nawash Staff to Return to Work

The Council has passed a Band Council Resolution directing Chippewas of Nawash staff to return to work on August 4, 2020. Non-essential Band programs have been shuttered and staff asked to stay home since March, when the Council announced the State of Emergency for Neyaashiinigmiing in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. During that time, staff have continued to receive their full salary and benefits. The restart is delayed by a week to allow furloughed staff time to be notified and make necessary arrangements to return to work full-time. Note that the Board of Education staff are on duty but services are not yet available at the daycare and elementary school.

Band employees returning to work will have a raft of COVID-19 mitigation strategies to help keep them and community members safe. This may include hand wash or disinfectant stations in all offices, physical shielding between workers and the public, workspaces reorganized to promote physical distancing, and the new mandatory facemask policy. To further accommodate a return to work, program supervisors may implement staggered shifts so that fewer employees are present at the same time, authorize remote work, or enable part-time hours, particularly for employees that require childcare for their families.

Restarting programs and returning staff to work is a welcome and necessary step for the community. We are confident that diligently following our safety protocols will keep staff and residents safe while providing important services to the entire membership. We ask that, as programs open their doors again, clients are mindful of the health of the community and respect all health and safety directives.