Terms of employment

This contract position with an anticipated start date beginning immediately, with the start date to be determined. The First Nations Chiefs of Police Association (FNCPA) is looking for a strategic, collaborative, and innovative manager to lead the Administration offices of FNCPA.


The Executive Director will report to the FNCPA Executive, who is consistent to working towards the mandate of FNCPA which covers a wide range of responsibilities:

  • To provide assistance and expertise advice in the development and sustainability of highly efficient Self-Administered First Nations Police Services throughout Canada
  • To advise and protect the interests of the Association and the management capacity of its members by remaining on the cutting edge of training and development courses available to them, so that their expertise and professional development are enriched both from an administrative and operational point of view.
  • Provide members of the Association with timely and accurate information on topics that have a major impact on their duties and support them in implementing government policies and recommended practices.
  • Participates in the co-development process to establish legislation that recognizes First Nations policing as an essential service, including providing technical advice to both the Assembly of First Nations and Public Safety Canada to ensure that legislation would ultimately meet the needs of First Nations police services.

Reporting to the Executive, the incumbent acts as the Executive Director for the FNCPA and provide advocacies for all the FNCPA membership.


  • The successful candidate will lead the branch through ongoing modernization and changes of the First Nations policing program policies, as First Nations Stand Alone Police Services move towards Essential Services Legislation.
  • This position also holds responsibility for the administration and development of FNCPA Headquarters and further providing information and support to First Nations Police Services.
  • This position also includes providing support to the Executive for the development of proposed legislation recommendations for First Nations Police Services to attain essential services status in policing, as well as review public safety policies and programs in the Canada in response to the development of legislation.
  • Plan and monitor day to day operations and set strategic operational goals.
  • Possess highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to relate effectively at all levels
  • Research financial support options, develop proposals, coordinate, and prepare reports
  • Provide for and establish a communication process with the Executive Committee
  • Prepare complete, concise and proper briefing documents to Executive Committee
  • Exhibit a critical sense of judgment, strategic thinking and decision making, and possess the ability to discern underlying issues and root problems
  • Demonstrate integrity through strong values including promotion of a healthy and respectful workplace and learning environment – a role model for others
  • Be a team builder who is passionate about his/her job and the college
  • Provide results-orientated financial management and possess well-developed project management and planning skills
  • The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. This job description is intended to identify and illustrate the kinds of duties that may be assigned to its incumbents. It should not be interpreted as describing all the duties that may ever be required of such an employee or used to limit the nature and extent of assignments or projects such individuals may be given.


  • Undergraduate degree or comparable degree, or equivalent combination of related education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Experience providing advice to senior management.
  • Knowledge of federal, provincial and First Nation governments, structures, and systems.
  • Knowledge of the Justice system and its related acts and regulations with First Nations Police Services.
  • Knowledge of law enforcement with police service administrations, police officers, service providers, government representatives, FNCPA Executive members, and justice and social service stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of First Nations cultures and traditions.
  • Superior interpersonal skills with an ability to build collaborative relationships with communities.
  • Extensive knowledge of the policing environment.
  • Available to work varied hours.
  • Travel in Canada when required (at least 4 times per year or more, for Executive meetings and reporting to membership).
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Valid Driver’s Licence and a vehicle, or access to a vehicle.


  • Minimum of five (5) years related work experience preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of operating computers and software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, etc.
  • Bilingual (French and English) is an asset.

Salary:                        Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.                

Deadline:                    Please forward (by mail or email):

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Two (2) written letters of reference
  • Criminal Record Check
  • A copy of a valid Driver’s Licence

November 15, 2021 @ 1630 hrs.


                                    Attn: Executive Committee

                                    P.O. Box 37

                                    Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3B2

                                    Phone: (204) 856-5374, Fax (204) 856-5389

                                    Email:  [email protected]


We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants selected for an interview must attend an in-person interview at their own expense, at a location to be determined. The successful candidate will be reimbursed for their expenses in accordance with the FNCPA Expense Policy.