Employment Opportunities

SNTC currently has three job opportunities:

  • Finance Director (permanent/full-time)
  • RiverFresh Manager (permanent/full-time)

Please see below for job details and descriptions.

RiverFresh Manager
Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
Job Posting Closes: August 5, 2014

Secwepemc Fisheries Commission (SFC), a division of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
(SNTC), is seeking an individual to be responsible for the development and operations of a
commercial fisheries enterprise (known as RiverFresh) on behalf of the Shuswap Nation
Tribal Council. The RiverFresh Manager will report to the Director of the Secwepemc
Fisheries Commission.

  • Prefer Degree or Diploma in related discipline or 8 years experience in a related
  • position;
  • Experience with retail store management;
  • Knowledge of budgeting/financial management;
  • Excellent organizational, facilitation and problem-solving skills;
  • Experience supervising and training staff;
  • Knowledge of the commercial salmon fishing industry;
  • Experience developing marketing and sales plans;
  • Experience with public relations and liaising with all levels of government and other
  • agencies;
  • Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and graphic design;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Familiarity with SNTC and its member communities;
  • Understanding of Secwepemc culture, history and traditions an asset;
  • Valid driver’s license.


Customer Service & Sales

  • Keeps records of sales transactions;
  • Addresses and makes records of customer inquiries, comments and complaints;
  • Sets up new customer accounts and manages existing customer accounts;
  • Generates new sales;
  • Maintains sales database;


Retail Store Management

  • Ensures quality customer service is maintained;
  • Manages cash sales and credit/debit card transactions;
  • Coordinates deliveries with the refrigerated van;
  • Ensures store cleaning procedures are followed;


Managing Farmers’ Market Booth

  • Designs and implements policies and procedures for success;
  • Operates RiverFresh booth to educate the public, promote the products and fill orders;
  • Liaises with Farmers’ Market Manager and directors;
  • Ensures regulatory compliance;
  • Product Inventory
  • Ensures display freezers are properly stocked; maintains regular inventory count and anticipates inventory requirements;
  • Ensures inventory tracking control system is in place;
  • Ensures products are properly weighed, priced and labeled; conducts product quality control;
  • Arranges logistics of product processing and transfer to cold storage facilities;
  • Sources and negotiates new product purchases;

Marketing / Advertising

  • Conducts ongoing market research;
  • Implements and evaluates marketing and advertising strategies;
  • Manages the RiverFresh website and social media accounts;
  • Purchases advertising time or space and analyzes results;
  • Designs promotional materials;

Business & Strategic Planning

  • Develops and implements the strategic plan;
  • Designs business planning tools and performance indicators;
  • Conducts financial analysis and forecasts;
  • Conducts research into new products;

Financial Management

  • Prepares annual budgets and reviews monthly financial statements;
  • Manages cash and sales receipts;
  • Makes bank deposits and reconciles monthly bank statements;
  • Manages government funding agreements;
  • Monitors revenues and expenditures;
  • Sends invoices and tracks payments; follows up on overdue accounts;

Human Resource Management

  • Develops job descriptions, conducts job posting and hiring processes;
  • Conducts staff orientation, training, supervision and evaluation;
  • Oversees staff work planning and scheduling; approves time sheets and leave requests;
  •  Promotes team building;


Administration / Office Management

  • Designs and implements RiverFresh office policies; establishes standards and procedures;
  • Manages office operations and procedures; maintains filing systems of key documents including licenses and insurance records;
  • Maintains vessel, vehicle and equipment inventories;


  • Provides monthly written reports summarizing RiverFresh activities to the SNTC Tribal Director and Director of Fisheries as required;
  • Provides verbal and written reports on activities of RiverFresh as required, and as requested by the SNTC Tribal Director and Director of Fisheries;
  • Prepares reports to funding agencies, regulatory bodies, co-sponsors and other organizations as required by contracts, agreements or directives of the SNTC Council of Chiefs.


  • Permanent, full-time position;
  • Hours of work will be a minimum of 35 hours per week, which will include some time during evenings and weekends;
  • Job location: RiverFresh Retail Store and Saturday Kamloops Farmers’ Markets;
  • Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.

In accordance with the SNTC Human Resource Policy, the first priority will be to hire qualified persons of Secwepemc ancestry. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may also be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.
We invite applications consisting of a cover letter and a resume with names of references to be submitted to the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council attention Murray Ross, Director of Fisheries, no later than 4:00 pm Tuesday August 5, 2014.
Secwepemc Fisheries Commission
c/o Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
680 Athabasca Street West
Kamloops, BC, V2H 1C4
T: 778-471-8200 F: 778-471-5804
Email: mross@shuswapnation.org

The Shuswap Nation Tribal Council thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here for Detailed Job Posting: RiverFresh Manager

Finance Director
Kamloops, BC
Closing Date: August 1st, 2014


The Finance Director is responsible for the management, reporting, and administration of the financial affairs of the Tribal Council, managing the day-to-day accounting affairs, and assisting in the development and administration of financial and accounting policies.


1. Professional designation, CPA, CGA, CMA or CA, and a related post-secondary degree, or equivalent amount of knowledge and education in a related field;
2. Member in good standing of their professional association;
3. Minimum of five (5) years related work experience at a senior management level;
4. Demonstrated supervision and administration experience.

Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council policies, standards, and procedures, and as directed by the Tribal Director but more specifically has the following responsibilities:

Financial Management

  • Conducting all duties necessary to discharge the financial administration responsibilities of the Council of Chiefs;
  • Ensuring that all accounting practices comply with GAAP;
  • Administering and maintaining the accounts of the Tribal Council;
  • Ensuring all financial and accounting records are current, accurate, and recorded and filed in a
  • manner that reflects professional and acceptable accounting practices, are auditable and facilitate
  • the annual audit;
  • Compiling and preparing the annual budget and any amended annual budget, for presentation to
  • the Council of Chiefs;
  • Reporting on all financial transactions relating to the financial business of SNTC;
  • Preparing and presenting to the Council of Chiefs by the first Wednesday of each month, an internal financial statement for the previous month that includes the cash position and a statement of operations showing revenues and expenditures;
  • Receiving, recording and depositing, or administering the receipt, recording and depositing of all money received by SNTC in a timely manner;
  • Actively monitoring compliance with any agreements and funding arrangements entered into by the Tribal Council;
  • Actively monitoring compliance with any laws, standards and policies, procedures and directions of the Council respecting the financial administration of the Tribal Council;
  • Developing and maintaining procedures for the operations of the Tribal Council and the safeguarding of the Council’s capital assets;
  • Developing and maintaining procedures for the safeguarding of monies and financial documents, specifically by:
      1. Establishing safe storage in security boxes or safes,
      2. Establishing secure storage with security codes and locks on files, cash and valuable documents, and
      3. Ensuring no more than two (2) people, in addition to himself, have knowledge of the security codes, combinations or possession of keys to locked files;
      4. Ensuring all cash on hand is secured in a locked safe located in the administration office of SNTC at the end of each business day; and
  • Monitoring departmental budgets to ensure that expenditures are within approved budgets, policy and procedures;
  • Administering the purchase order system to ensure that all purchases are in accordance with approved budgets, policies, and procedures;
  • Recommending appropriate financial and accounting policies and procedures, and administering policy as approved by the Council of Chiefs; and
  • Administering the employee benefit plan and supervising the employee payroll system;


1. Developing the Finance Department position descriptions;
2. Recruiting and selecting Finance Department employees;
3. Supervising and evaluating the performance of employees in the Finance Department;
4. Developing employee training and development plans;
5. Delegating and assisting in the work of the Finance staff, as appropriate.

Financial Accounting Systems

1. Ensuring that the financial administration systems, policies, procedures, directions and internal
controls are appropriately designed and operating effectively;
2. Developing and recommending procedures for identifying and mitigating financial reporting and
fraud risks and to ensure approved procedures are followed;
3. Managing the accounting software program(s) including the entering, storage, retrieval and
backup of all financial accounting information; and


1. Liaising with AANDC, ESDC and other funding agencies;
2. Preparing financial expenditure reports as required by our funding sources;
3. Providing financial information and support to managers and directors in the development of budgets and proposals for funding;
4. Providing support for member bands and other entities reporting to the Council of Chiefs;
5. Keeping the Tribal Director informed of sensitive and important financial and operating issues; and
6. Performing any other duties of a senior financial officer and carrying out any other activities specified by the Tribal Director that are not inconsistent with those duties;

CLOSING DATE: We invite applications to be submitted to the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council attention the Executive Assistant no later than 4 pm, August 1st, 2014

Veronica Kernaghan
Executive Assistant
Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
680 W Athabasca Street, Kamloops, BC V2H 1C4
Phone: 778 471 8200
Fax: 778 471 5804
Email: ea@shuswapnation.org

Click here for job description: SNTC Finance Director Job Posting

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