• Post Date: April 16, 2024
  • Apply Before: June 11, 2024
Job Description

Job Opportunity – Chief Executive Officer

Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation

The Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation (EECF) provides philanthropic support for the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee. The Foundation is Cree-led, with a Board of Directors comprised of Cree government and Cree entity leaders.

The Foundation promotes the social and cultural development priorities of the Cree Nation and works to build capacity and resiliency in the Cree communities and institutions.

Chief Executive Officer

Reporting to the Chair, the Chief Executive Officer is the senior staff person of the Foundation. The CEO will drive EECF’s fund development, grantmaking, community outreach, and communications efforts; will support the Chair and Board of Directors in strategic planning and governance matters; and will insure the proper functioning of the organization’s administrative and financial management.


Fund development and donor stewardship

  • Manage a comprehensive asset development program with specific targeted results.
  • Seek out grant opportunities; write proposals.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with donors.
  • Manage the donor stewardship program.


  • Implement policies, programs and procedures to attract, review and make charitable grants to Cree Entities and Communities.
  • Implement and administer a system to evaluate the effectiveness of grants.

Community Outreach

  • Communicate with the Cree Entities and Communities to inform them about EECF and how it can support their organization’s charitable projects and activities.
  • Consult with and encourage Cree Entities and Communities to develop charitable projects for EECF’s support.
  • Collaborate with Entities, Communities and other Cree actors in the effort to create and support a broader Cree civil society.

Marketing, public relations & communications

  • Implement a broad communications plan to build awareness and interest in the foundation amongst potential donors, potential grant recipients, public officials, influencers inside and outside Eeyou Istchee.
  • Attend events and participate in community activities to establish personal and foundation profile, and to build networks.
  • Make presentations to groups as part of the ongoing public relations effort in attracting new funds to the Foundation.

Strategic Planning, Vision Development & Partnerships

  • Work with the Board of Directors to update, enhance and implement a vision and strategic plan for the Foundation.
  • Develop mutually beneficial partnerships to support the work of the Foundation.

Governance, board administration and support

  • Work with the EECF Board to develop and implement appropriate governance policies.
  • Support the Chair, the Board and committees in their work by providing relevant information as needed.
  • Inspire Board participation in EECF initiatives.

Financial and legal

  • Administer sound financial practices that comply with federal and provincial regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Work with financial advisors to ensure appropriate investment and endowment management policies, appoint and review fund managers and ensure adequate cash flow for granting purposes.
  • Ensure the completion of monthly financial statements, fund statements and annual audit as required by the Board.

Management and administration

  • Ensure an efficient office to serve donors and grantees.
  • Hire and manage contract or permanent staff in accordance with established HR practises.
  • Ensure that the general office administration activities, including banking, mail, purchase of supplies, and data collection and input are carried out effectively.
  • Prepare CEO reports for the Board of Directors.


  • Must be a Cree beneficiary.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree at minimum. Master’s degree a strong asset.
  • Experience: 5+ years managerial/professional experience.
  • Language: English – Excellent spoken and written required. Cree – Strong spoken an important asset. French – Spoken an asset.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong capacity for diplomacy and tact.
  • Strong ability to work both independently and in a team.
  • Ability to work outside standard office hours.
  • Ability to travel frequently inside and outside Eeyou Istchee.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Social media usage and advertising experience an asset.
  • Ability in database and website maintenance an asset.

Application period:

Opening date: April 15, 2024

Closing date: June 10, 2024


To apply, or for more information, please contact:

Ross Clark Email:

Phone: 514-910-2075