Directly reporting to Principle Project Manager and working in consultation with FRCN Chief and Council, the Local Project Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of the FRCN Self-Government Project, for developing and overseeing the team assigned to the FRCN project office, for supporting the overall business goals for the project, and for ensuring expectations are met related to budget and timelines.


  • Provides input to the Principle Project Manager and Lead Negotiator on outcome of community, focus group, resource group meetings
  • Organizes and chairs meetings, communicating project goals, and monitoring day-to-day delivery
  • Manages the FRCN Project Office and its operations, including manages human resource and financial planning, stakeholder engagement and risk management
  • Supports and executes FRCN Self-Government events, projects, and initiatives
  • Completes operational requirements, schedules/assigns staff, and follows up results
  • Oversees planning and execution of planned events
  • Authorizes expenditure levels, sets stage tolerances and ensures available funding
  • Authorizes or rejects proposed changes to cost or timescale beyond tolerance levels and all proposed changes to scope, checking for possible effects on the Business Case
  • Ensures risks and issues are being tracked and mitigated/resolved
  • Focuses on planning, scheduling and performance management of employees
  • Regularly reports on project progress to Chief and Council


  • Experience and familiarity with self-government initiatives, experience in a multi-stakeholder environment, and extensive experience working First Nations and higher levels of government operations within Canada.
  • Executive level experience in human resource, financial and project management. Must be collaborative, diplomatic, strategic and resourceful.
  • Requires exceptional leadership, oral and written communication, planning, time management, networking and execution skills.
  • Advanced experience developing professional relationships with stakeholders and in leading diverse teams.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Valid MB driver’s license is required
  • English required, Cree is an asset
  • Duration of the project is estimated for 5 years
  • Applicants are required to submit their Criminal Records Check, an Adult Abuse Registry check and a Child Abuse Registry Check with Resume. These checks are at the applicant’s personal cost.

Please submit a Cover Letter along with your resume to:
Colleen Amos
Human Resource Coordinator
Fisher River Cree Nation
Box 367
Koostatak, Manitoba
R0C 1S0
Phone: (204) 645-2171
Fax: (204) 645-2745
Email: camos1@mymts.net

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR RESUMES: Friday, September 28, 2018 @ 4:30 pm.

Successful Candidate will be subject to a pre-screening drug test (as per the FRCN Drug By-law 2004-01, Sec. 8.01).  We thank all those who applied; however, applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.*

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