Director, KK Elders Care Home - Mikisew Cree First Nation

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Mikisew Cree First Nation signed Treaty 8 in 1899. The Mikisew Cree have resided in Northeastern Alberta since time immemorial. We have lived a traditional lifestyle that included close understanding of the natural way of life. Even today most of our members in Fort Chipewyan rely on “traditional foods” such as fish, birds, and moose for a significant portion of our diet. Many of our members continue to enjoy a lifestyle featuring travel and time spent on the Athabasca Delta, which is in the centre of our traditional lands, a unique international ecosystem which we cherish. It is the source of much that sustains us. When the fur trade came west and established a trading fort in this area, the Mikisew Cree were among those who traded furs.

The traditional lands of the Mikisew Cree First Nation range over much of the area where the Athabasca Oil Sands deposits have been found. Mikisew Cree First Nation shares this territory with four other First Nations.

At the present time most Mikisew Cree First Nation members reside in Fort McMurray, Edmonton, Fort Smith, NWT and Fort Chipewyan. Our Nation has the largest population of the five First Nations in the Region.

In 1986 we signed a Treaty Land Entitlement with Canada that created several Reserves in and around the Fort Chipewyan area and into the area north of Lake Athabasca.

In 2005 we were able to win a legal case at the Supreme Court of Canada affirming our rights and title interests to areas of the Wood Buffalo National Park. We are today working out the details of our relationship with the National Park administration.

We continue to press for our rights for the Agricultural Benefits from Treaty 8, and we are in the process of settling the long outstanding remaining “unfinished business” from our 1986 Treaty Land Entitlement settlement.


Mikisew Cree First Nation (MCFN) is currently seeking an individual to fill a one-year term position for the Director, Kahkiyow Keykanow Elders Care Home. Reporting to MCFN CEO, the Director is accountable for the planning, coordination and supervision of the KK Elder Care Home staff, and are responsible for planning, development, implementation and evaluation of all aspects of the Care Program and the provision of services to the residents of the home. 

This position is based in Fort Chipewyan, AB.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development and control of the budget
  • Responsible for the direction and supervision of personnel
  • Coordinate the efficient and effective execution of assigned projects
  • Provide leadership for staff and residents including proactively solving problems and resolving issues
  • Liaise with community stakeholders to find solutions and plan improvements
  • Provide reports, annual strategic plan and budget for CEO
  • Follow guidelines established by legislation, and accreditation standards           
  • Promote the quality management program which assists the department in maintaining and promoting continuous quality service improvement to our residents.
  • Meet with residents/family to resolve problems/concerns/complaints and review suggestions on an as needed basis. Communicates on a regular basis with the residents and their families



  • Proven supervisory skills
  • Ability to work with internal and external government agencies
  • Able to do program planning and evaluation
  • Experience in human resource management
  • Work well under pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills


  • A registered nurse with a minimum of five years demonstrated experience in supportive or assisted living and/or health care management
  • A baccalaureate or master’s degree is preferred with certification as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Currently registered or eligibility to be registered with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
  • Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain good working relationships with community stakeholders
  • Demonstrated participatory management and organizational skills
  • Previous demonstrated experience working in a First Nation community
  • Valid driver’s licence


A competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary and excellent benefits. Further details will be discussed in a personal interview.



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