Opportunities, Treaty One Nation

Employment Opportunity: Director of Property & Planning



Director of Property & Planning


The Director of Property & Planning at Treaty One Nations Inc. oversees the management and planning of Naawi-Oodena Lands, aligning with organizational goals and community needs, liaising with governments, leading real estate management, and implementing strategic initiatives. They contribute to overall operations and develop property management policies. Reporting to the Executive Director, they provide strategic oversight for the most optimal use of Treaty One Lands. Under the Executive Directors’ supervision, the Director of Property & Planning delivers planning programs, supports planning staff, and engages the community. The Director of Property & Planning works independently, leads departmental initiatives, facilitates community consultation, and provides development recommendations.


– Oversee and direct the implementation of the Land Code and Governance Agreement to ensure compliance and optimize land use benefits for Treaty One.
– Provide support to the team to research zoning ordinances, construction regulations, and environmental restrictions to ensure legal compliance.
– Communicate diplomatically with stakeholders to foster positive relationships.
– Develop strategic goals, work plans, and policies & procedures for effective land management.
– Ensure legal compliance in land management activities and review land agreements and legal documentation.
– Guide the registration process for leases or permits on reserve lands.
– Assist the Governing Council with information and support on property and planning matters.
– Facilitate compliance with environmental review requirements for sustainable land management practices.
– Attend to office administration tasks, and research, including overseeing the Lands Registry System, managing information systems, ensuring budget adherence, and reporting on activities.
– Lead the planning and administration of services related to development applications.
– Participate in mid- and long-range planning activities, collaborating with stakeholders.
– Establish and maintain effective working relationships with LATC by providing necessary resources, chairing/facilitating meetings, and managing expenses.
– Engage the Lands Technical Advisory Council to develop and review land interest agreements and guidelines for effective land management.


– Knowledge of Treaty One First Nations, including cultural, historical, and inherent rights aspects.
– Preference for candidates with certifications in Tax Administration and Lands Management.
– Degree or diploma in land planning, environmental studies, business administration, or project management, with relevant work experience.
– Master’s degree in urban planning or equivalent, with experience in land development and zoning processes.
– 3 to 5 years of experience in land management, including experience with contract law, land codes, and financial planning.
– Previous experience in a First Nations community or organization preferred.
– Extensive knowledge of contemporary planning and community development issues.
– Understanding of economic development issues related to sustainability.
– Understanding of relevant legislation, including the First Nations Land Management Act.
– Strong communication, negotiation, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
– Strategic thinking abilities and demonstrated leadership in team motivation.
– Effective relationship-building skills with stakeholders.
– Strong time management skills, and proficiency in MS Office.
– Strong facilitation and collaboration skills.
– Proficiency in verbal and written communication, including public presentations.
– Organizational skills for executing complex tasks.
– Ability to work effectively in a team environment and demonstrated analytical ability.


– Enthusiastic and self-motivated: Demonstrates a strong ability to work independently and take initiative in managing responsibilities effectively.
– Excellent communication skills: The Director of Property & Planning engages frequently in dialogue with T1 staff, Advisory Councils, government entities, the public, and First Nation organizations. They articulate themselves clearly and professionally, representing Treaty One with integrity.
– Internal and External Collaboration: The Director of Property & Planning collaborates closely with the governance team and each Treaty One First Nation’s Lands Department. They promote and safeguard Treaty One land interests respectfully and confidentially, fostering strong relationships internally and externally. Join our dynamic team and contribute to the growth and development of Naawi-Oodena.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Blair Strong, Operations Manager
Treaty One Nations Inc.
103-1075 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0R8

Please self-identify as First Nations in your cover letter. Priority will be given to members of Treaty No. 1 Communities. We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected will be contacted for further consideration.

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