General Manager – Echo Bay Development Ltd.

NVIATS Training Opportunity with Kwikwasutin'uxw Haxwa'mis

Position: Echo Bay Development Ltd. is seeking a General Manager

Echo Bay Lodge is a beautiful full-service marina on Gilford Island in the Broughton Archipelago. Due to the remote location, this is a boat-access only, off-grid marina. Energy is by battery packs, generator and wood heat; telephone service can be sporadic, with a preferred method of communication by email. The Kwikwasut’inuxw Hakxwa’mis First Nations (KHFN) are in the process of purchasing Echo Bay Development Ltd. and are seeking a General Manager.

Job description

• Prepares an operating budget and work plan for the business (within the first few months of employment)
• Maintains budgets, prioritizes projects, seeks funding, develops partnerships
• Maintains and repairs floating and on land buildings, wharves, fuel tanks, generator and other structures and equipment
• Develops contracts and agreements as needed with employees, contractors, and service providers
• Manages staff and contractors consistent with approved budgets and work plans
• Maintains, develops, implements, and adapts safety procedures, including WorkSafe and COVID-19
• Manages bookings
• Providing support to other roles as needed, including in the store, kitchen, mooring (helps cook for special events)
• Monitoring and ensuring customer service and guest experiences are maintained to a high standard, including problem-solving and responding to complaints and challenges
• Makes supply runs to Port McNeill and mid-Vancouver Island, as needed mainly during the summer months
• Acts as an advocate and networks on behalf of the Echo Bay Lodge
• The general manager will need to relocate to Echo Bay during the high season, often returning throughout the year, and give for holidays and days off relieve to care-takers
• Maintaining relationships and communication with existing businesses and industry while encouraging retention and expansion

Education and Experience:

• Secondary school diploma
• five years of management experience
• Experience in mechanics and construction a strong asset

Position Details:

• Full-Time position – one year contract with a review after three months and the possibility of renewal
• Wage – TBD
• Reports directly to Echo Bay Development Ltd. board of directors
• In the final stages before hiring, when making a conditional offer of employment, the employee will be subject to the successful completion of the criminal record check.

Personal Suitability:

• Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically, both orally and in writing
• Strong business acumen
• Dedicated, self-starters, reliable, experience in generating a team environment.
• Strong organizational and document management skills
• Strong time management and prioritization skills
• Self-motivation and ability to work independently
• Ability to function in a cross-cultural environment
• Ability to problem solve

Abilities and skills:

• Strong interpersonal skills
• Keen understanding of First Nations culture, traditions and structures
• SVOP boat certification an asset
• Valid British Columbia Driver’s License and reliable personal vehicle transportation an asset

We offer competitive compensation and are flexible in the structuring of the employment arrangements for this unique opportunity. Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to forward their cover letter and resume in confidence by September 30, 2020 to Call Andrea (Monday through Friday during the day) with any questions 778 997-7423.