Office Manager – Political Office 2nd posting

Oneida Nation of the Thames

Term: Permanent Full-Time, 35 hours per work, flexible to work evenings and weekends                  

Salary: $55,000.00 to 60,000.00; including Benefits (Based on Education and Qualifications)

Posting Date: October 14, 2020

Closing Date:  October 27, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.




Reporting directly to the elected Chief, the Office Manager will be responsible for overseeing the daily operational aspects of the Political Office, along with the leadership of the Political staff.




  • The Political Office is an integral support mechanism to the Elected Chief & Council to provide administrative supports.
  • It is vital the individual provide optimal service regardless of political beliefs/opinions and visibly support directions of the Chief and Council.
  • Producing positive results in the five (5) key functions of management; Planning, Organizing, Commanding, Coordinating and Controlling is important for successful performance.
  • This position will lead and be accountable for the Political Office Administrative Team and its function & role.
  • The Office Manager is expected to engage staff towards a high results driven environment that meets the needs of the Elected Council.
  • The Office Manager will from time to time have direct communications with the Chief Executive Officer and/or the Director of Operations, Human Resources and Finance Departments to ensure efficient and seamless communications.
  • Due to Privacy regulations there is significant accountability for all confidential information where a breach will result in immediate termination of employment.
  • The Office Manager is expected to exhibit behavior that promotes the organizational Code of Ethics.


Skills and Knowledge:

This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive

  • Superior organization skills
  • Excellent Management skills
  • Excellent and professional communication skills
  • Demonstrate financial accountability
  • Knowledge of Indigenous Tribal Councils (Ex. SFNS)
  • Knowledge of Federal & Provincial bodies & funding agencies (Ex. Ministry of Health)
  • Knowledge of all social media outlets
  • A strong working knowledge of MS Office including Word and Excel and of computerized accounting systems such as QuickBooks or ACCPAC




  1. Public Administration Diploma/Degree OR Business Administration Diploma/Degree;
  1. Minimum five (5) years of employment in management role;
  2. Minimum five (5) consecutive years of supervisory and/or experience or an equivalent combination of experience and training;
  1. Minimum of five (5) years of budget management;
  2. Experience working with indigenous leaders and/or organizations, an asset




  1. 10+ years of consecutive employment in a capacity with related job functions and responsibilities as deemed acceptable to the Interview Team




  1. Cover letter, resume, Three (3) work related Supervisor references from most recent employers (names & telephone numbers only);
  2. Copies of Diplomas/Certificates.



  1. The successful candidate will provide a current VS-CPIC (within 1 year) before starting employment, at own expense;
  2. The successful candidate will provide a copy of driver license before starting employment.


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  • All applications will be screened according to the above qualifications, including a full and complete application as outlined above.
  • Only those selected for an interview will be contacted;
  • Registered member of a First Nation as per Section 16(1) of the Human Rights Act would be an asset.
  • Where non-Aboriginal employees have accepted, as a term of their employment, that they may be displaced in preference to an Aboriginal candidate, the Oneida Nation of the Thames must still treat the non-Aboriginal employee in a fair and reasonable manner, by for example, ensuring that adequate notice of termination is given. It is not acceptable to dismiss a permanent employee in favour of an Aboriginal employee if no preferential policy or practice was in place at the time of the permanent hiring.
  • Oneida Nation is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require accommodations, please contact Human Resources.



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