JobsMontana First Nation

Job Opening
MSID - Elder Coordinator
Part-Time (3 days per week)

Purpose: The Montana First Nation is seeking a highly motivated individual to support the Montana Integrated Service Department (MISD) as an Elder Coordinator in the development and delivery of services to achieve the Community vision.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Take a lead role in planning and offering Elder services and Elder programming, including facilitating workshops and meetings such as traditional knowledge sharing sessions
  • Ensure linkages and cooperation with other departments and community programs and services to enhance the effectiveness of Elder programs
  • Requires knowledge of agreements and regulations, and must possess the ability to seek outside resources, grants and funding sources for programming related to Elders and Seniors
  • Assist the Elders in fundraising activities
  • Coordinate activities that enable our Elders to interact with our Leaders, our community members and Elders from other communities
  • Encourage and assist the Elders in educating our youth and community members about the Cree culture, language and traditions
  • Must work closely with all team members of the Montana Integrated Services Department to enhance service delivery to the members
  • Communicate with the Elders and other Nation members to determine their needs and interests, including assessing the program requirements of Elders and Seniors in the community
  • Must submit monthly reports to the MISD Director, Band Administration, Chief and Council when required, and to the Community as needed
  • Work with the Administration teams to apply for goods and services and other daily living supports on behalf of Elders
  • Other duties as required to meet Program needs and as directed by the Administration and/or MISD Director


  • Minimum of Grade 12 Diploma
  • Post-Secondary degree or diploma in social or human services, social work, recreation, or related fields is desirable
  • Must be able to speak and understand the Cree language
  • Training and experience in this field is required and strong facilitation and delivery of programs is an asset
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license (proof required)
  • Must be flexible to work staggered hours, which will include days, evenings and weekends if required
  • Must have experience finding resources and funding. Experience with Proposal writing an asset
  • Must use tact and discretion, willing to sign an Oath of Confidentiality
  • Must be punctual and reliable and be able to work independently or within a team setting
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Knowledge of the Montana First Nation members, culture, language, traditions and customs is a valuable asset
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and must keep all files and reports up to date
  • Must have computer skills and be familiar with Microsoft Office. Must be willing to work with and take training in 360 program
  • Must provide a police check including vulnerable sector search, intervention record check and copies of any relevant certificates

Please submit your cover letter, resume, Criminal Record Check including vulnerable sector search and 3 employment references to:

Montana First Nation - Personnel Manager
PO Box 70, Maskwacis Alberta T0C 1N0
Phone: (780) 585-3744 ext. 225
Fax: (780) 585-3264


Montana First Nation thanks all interested applicants and advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful Applicant must provide a copy of their valid Driver’s Licence.

Job Opening
Finance Technician
Finance Department

Purpose: Under the direct supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, the Finance Technician will be responsible for providing financial, administrative and clerical services. This includes processing and monitoring payments and expenditures and preparing administrative functions in an effective and efficient manner ensuring that finances are accurate and up to date.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare, maintain and track government remittances/filings, accounts receivables, accounts payables, expenses, journal entries
  • Prepare and maintain bank reconciliations for all Montana First Nation accounts, ensuring general ledgers are maintained
  • Working knowledge of trial balances, general ledger (GL) databases, financial statement opening and closing processes and assisting with compilation, review, audit and bookkeeping
  • Identity issues and errors, investigate and resolve discrepancies under the direction of the CFO, including discussions with managers, partners, vendors, suppliers to develop resolutions
  • Verify all transactions comply with financial policies and procedures
  • Data Entry including preparing batches and processing in timely manner, accounts payables, receivables and remittances
  • Maintain accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions
  • Prepare finance mailing and ensuring banking, mail and courier are completed efficiently
  • Ensuring all financial files are accurate and up to date
  • Print and distribute monthly financial reports
  • Provide support and back up to other functional areas within the Accounting team as required
  • Liaise with MFN Departments and actively participate in working collaboratively with team members to achieve a common goal
  • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches to improve work processes
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer


  • Accounting and 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Post Secondary coursework in Accounting, Finance, Business or Commerce, or a related field
  • Grade 12 Diploma or GED is required
  • Strong computer literacy including effective working skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and any finance program
  • Must possess strong communication skills, organizational skills, proficient analytical skills, proficient data entry skills and excellent business and writing skills
  • Knowledge of Montana First Nation and Cree language would be an asset

Must submit your cover letter, resume with 3 employment references & criminal record check to:

Montana First Nation - Personnel Manager
PO Box 70, Maskwacis Alberta T0C 1N0
Phone: (780) 585-3744 ext. 226
Fax: (780) 585-3264


Montana First Nation thanks everyone who applies, but only those who meet the qualifications and necessary paperwork will be contacted for an interview. Successful candidate, upon agreement to letter of offer, will be required to submit a copy of High School Diploma or GED certificate, a copy of valid Driver’s License, and certificates/diplomas/credentials related to the Accounting profession.