Executive Director- FULL TIME

Akiing Onji

Posted Sep 22, 2022 at 09:30 pm Closes Oct 20, 2022 at 09:30 pm

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Executive Director – Full-time Position

About Us
Akiing Onji Foundation is an Indigenous-led Foundation to promote and preserve Indigenous languages and cultures through culturally appropriate education programs, workshops, training, and activities for the Indigenous and non-Indigenous community in Manitoba.

Position Summary
This position serves as the Executive Director of Akiing Onji Foundation and reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for the management and organization of all Community Foundation activities. Key functions include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Providing leadership, strategic and financial direction; ensuring effective delivery of all programs, and efficient and effective use of resources.

  • Initiating policy recommendations, interpretation and implementation of Board policy decisions.

  • Actively promoting community awareness of the Foundation’s goals and objectives; broadening the level of community understanding and support of the Foundation.

  • Administering an annual granting program that offers equal opportunity to all sectors of the geographical area covered by the Foundation.

  • Developing, coordinating and implementing plans and strategies to substantially increase the endowment funds of the Foundation.

  • Effectively mobilizing, organizing and supporting committee and volunteer work to meet Foundation objectives.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • To assist the Board in the development of a broad vision that is communicated and reinforced throughout the Foundation

  • To establish Foundation priorities and allocate resources accordingly after consultation with, and approval by, the Board

  • To establish business operating plans that achieve strategies as defined by the Board and after approval take all steps to ensure implementation

  • To make recommendations to the Board regarding policies, organizational structure and general supervision of the Foundation

  • To ensure proper financial controls are in place and the Board is provided with appropriate budgets, forecasts and financial and operating reports

  • Overseeing staff and volunteers




  • Experience in the not-for-profit sector, including program management, granting and donor/funder experience is essential

  • Proven experience in working with Indigenous organizations is essential

  • Post-secondary education or equivalent and strong academic credentials in relevant field, i.e. business management, marketing, corporate administration

  • Demonstrated track record of proven experience in board governance and management and control is required

  • Financial management skills and experience with preparation of financial tracking of budgets

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills

  • Strong written and oral communication and organizational skills are essential

  • An ability to maintain strong relationships and knowledge of Indigenous communities and Indigenous systems of governance 

  • Knowledge of and/or speaks an Indigenous language is considered an asset

  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture and worldview is considered an asset

  • An ability to develop and maintain successful working relationships with donors, community leaders, volunteers and other charitable organizations


The salary for this position will be commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful candidate.


To Apply:


Akiing Onji Foundation
110-200 Alpine Way Swan Lake First Nation, 

Headingley, MB, R4H 1C8


We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Upon request, accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.

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