Director of Operations

  • CompanyEelunaapeewi Lahkeewiit (Delaware Nation)
  • Job TypeSupervision/Management
  • Required ExperienceMinimum of five (5) years of proven administration with leadership experience in the management of a First Nation
  • Education / CredentialsUniversity degree in Business Administration preferred
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline12/16/2023

Job Description

Director of Operations

Job Summary:

Location: Delaware Nation – Administration Office, 14760 School House Line R.R. #3, Thamesville, ON N0P 2K0

Job Status: One Year Contract (renewable based on evaluation)

Education Level: University degree in Business Administration or College Diploma in Public Administration or management related program.

Starting Salary: $100,000.00 (Based upon experience and skills)

Application Closing Date: Job Posting Open until Position is Filled


The Director of Operation is a dedicated, highly organized and experienced individual who would not only work collaboratively with the Eelunaapeewi Lahkeewiit (Delaware Nation) Council but would also welcome the challenge of playing a key role in ensuring the smooth and efficient administration of the day to day activities of the organization.

The Director of Operations that has been created to meet the changing needs of Eelunaapeewi Lahkeewiit (Delaware Nation ) Council as it changes away from the administrative decision-making and transitions towards developing a strong governing council for the membership of the Eelunaapeewi Lahkeewiit.

The Director of Operations will oversee all operations and is responsible for the management, administration and delivery of all the First Nation’s programs and services are in order to ensure that the needs of the First Nation’s members are met in a reasonable, effective and efficient manner.

This position has the authority of setting directions and work plans within the overall administration and budgets. On matters related to new practices, policies, procedures and broad guidelines are given and approved by the Eelunaapeewi Lahkeewiit Council as a whole.


The Director of Operations has been given full authority to manage day-to-day administrative affairs.

The Director of Operations reports to the elected Chief of the Eelunaapeewi Lahkeewiit (Delaware Nation).

Director of Operations Executive Limitations

With respect to operating with the Delaware Nation Administration, the Director of Operations shall not cause or allow any practice, operational circumstance, activity, or decision that is either irresponsible or in violation of professional ethics.

Assets may not be inadequately maintained, unnecessarily risked, or unprotected. Actual financial conditions and performance shall not incur jeopardy or compromise the Council’s Results & Priorities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Financial management and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Human resources management
  • Program management and delivery
  • Program evaluations


  • Team leadership and management skills
  • Strategic planning skills
  • analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Effective communications skills



  • University degree in Business Administration preferred
  • College diploma in Public Administration or management related program preferred
  • College diploma in Human Resources, a definite asset


  • Minimum of five (5) years of proven administration with leadership experience in the management of a First Nation/First Nations organization or First Nation agency


  • Through knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and requirements as related to financial management
  • Of government and financial policies as related to First Nation business activities


  • Valid driver’s license and reliable insured vehicle
  • Must be able to travel
  • Must be flexible to attend evening and/or weekend meetings
  • Must be willing to verify proof of recent criminal reference check

Closing Date for Applications

Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit:

  • A cover letter
  • A resume
  • 3 letters of reference – 2 work related and 1 character

Please address your application package to the attention of:


Delaware Nation Administration Office

14760 School House Line

R.R. #3

Thamesville, ON N0P 2K0

Marked: CONFIDENTIAL – Director of Operations

Deadline: All applications will be received until position is filled.