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Nuxalk Stewardship Office: Lands Manager

Expiring: April 24, 2017, 4:30pm
Last updated: March 27, 2017
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience. This is a one year position, with the potential for a longer-term position, pending work outcomes and funding
Job Type: Full-Time Term position
Start Date of employment: May 2017 or immediately pending length of hiring process
Job Location: Bella Coola, BC
Job Description:
The Lands Manager is responsible for the development, delivery, management and administration of the lands department for the Nuxalk Stewardship Office. This position will provide support and strategic direction to the Nuxalkmc on Lands management and on-going implementation activities as it relates to Nuxalk territory. The Manager will also need to work with other Stewardship Office staff to develop a lands and waters community engagement process and must possess excellent verbal and written skills in order to craft a culturally appropriate framework to manage and administer Nuxalk lands.

The essential responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  1. Work collaboratively as part of the Nuxalk Stewardship Office (NSO);
  2. Manage and lead the Nuxalk Nation Lands Department (administration and management); 
  3. Advise the Nation on all matters as it relates to land; 
  4. Attend meetings as required internally and externally (travel may be required); 
  5. Work collaboratively as part of a team to develop a Lands Department that will engage and advise the community on long term lands management; 
  6. Become familiar with the Nuxalk draft land use plan, previous planning process, and forthcoming land/forestry-related processes; 
  7. Support and contribute to the development of a multi-year strategic plan to methodically map out a process to address land management; 
  8. Support and contribute to the development of a formal mapping process currently underway, aimed at addressing the needs of the Nation; 
  9. Participate in multi-departmental initiatives as required to ensure the land is always being considered; 
  10. Present and discuss both formally and informally at Nuxalk community and Leadership meetings, as required; 
  11. Develop department yearly work plans and budgets and manage these on a continuous basis; 
  12. Liaise with other First Nations and governments (local, regional and national) as necessary

Key Competencies:

  • Possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, resource management, or terrestrial planning and worked at least 5 years in a related field
  • Possess knowledge of resource management, Provincial land management policies (including the Great Bear Rainforest Land Use Order), Provincial tenuring system, protection management planning, and project management
  • Experience working with First Nation communities, mentoring and providing training remotely, and in particular, an understanding of the culture and governance of the Nuxalk Nation;
  • Is cognizant of the environmental concerns and matters including the Nuxalk Nation’s stance on their ancestral territory;
  • Experience coordinating contrasting view points and facilitating multiple parties to come to resolution
  • Experience facilitating and working with First Nations and stakeholders and/or in multidisciplinary groups
  • Personal skills including: leadership, team oriented, energetic, motivated, persistent and conscientious
  • Knowledgeable in the use and application of computer software such as MS Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, and Power Point
    Familiarity with GIS software
  • Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and capable of working under tight time constraints

Curriculum Vitae/Resume: Please forward all CVs/resumes by April 24, 2017 at 4:30pm to:
Attention: Andrea Kolbe
Nuxalk Nation – Stewardship Office
PO Box 65
Bella Coola, BC
V0T 1C0
Telephone: 250-799-5613 ex. 228
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Resumes can also be dropped off at the Nuxalk Nation’s Administration building - front desk.

Executive Director Job Posting

Job Title: Executive Director – Full-Time

Job Summary:

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and general management of three organizations according to the vision, objectives, and strategic direction set in conjunction with the governing body. The Executive Director is responsible for the efficient management of all programs and departments, setting goals and measuring the achievement of the organization’s objectives. As a skilled administrator who is a positive role model, the Executive Director works with the governing body to focus on establishing effective working relationships with community groups, funding agencies, and other external contacts.

Summary of Skills and Abilities we are looking for:

  • Ability to work independently and to be self-directing and self-motivated;
  • Ability to build effective interpersonal relationships from the community level to senior government levels;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the leadership team in the establishing of goals, and preparation of budgets and funding proposals;
  • Ability to see the big picture and think strategically;
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs for word processing, databases, spreadsheets, email and the internet, to the intermediate level (capable of using a large number of functions and feel confident using the program);
  • Ability to manage conflict and manage change;
  • Ability to self-regulate, meet deadlines, have attention to detail;
  • Understanding of First Nations values, culture, history, communities, and traditional territories
  • Strong knowledge of governance;
  • Ability to build capacity for staff, governing body and affiliated organizations;


Salary Range: Grid Level 8 (31.46 to 35.60) wage will depend on level of experience (negotiable)

How to Apply:

For a complete job description and Job Application form, please visit the Employment section of the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council website at:

Application Package submission must include the following:

1: Provide a hand written cover letter with your skills & abilities that match the job description

2: Completed Job Application Form 

3: Resume with three work related job references


 Email your application to:

Bonnie Slack, Operations Coordinator Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mail your Application to: Fax to: 250-392-6158

Attention: Bonnie Slack, Operations Coordinator

Northern Shuswap Tribal Council

17 South 1st Avenue, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1H4

Application Deadline:

April 13th, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Applications received after 4:00 pm on April 13th, 2017 will not be considered.

Interview Date: May 10th, 2017 for the selected candidates

NOTE: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Preference will be given to persons of Aboriginal ancestry as per Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act.


Hitacu, British Columbia

Posted on: Monday, March 20, 2017

The Lands and Resources Officer is responsible for providing marine and land based services to the Department of Lands and Resources, including patrolling of Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ water and lands, fisheries and wildlife monitoring and reporting activities, domestic food fish distribution, liaising with other government agencies and other duties relative to the Lands and Resources Department. Overall responsibilities will be aimed at protecting Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ’s marine and land based resources.

This is a term position that will support and facilitate the implementation of a succession plan that will guide a Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ citizen through the training and development stages in order to gain the qualifications and skills needed to be a regular, full-time Lands and Resources Officer for the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government.

For a copy of the complete position description, please contact Rhonda Knockwood, Director of Operations (contact information below).

Qualifications and Experience:

  •  Grade 12 Diploma
  •  Preference for individuals who have taken courses towards or completed the First Nations' Fisheries Technologist Diploma Program (FNFTDP) and/or Aboriginal Fisheries Officer phases 1 and 2 and 3;
  •  SVOP, MED-A3 and ROC-M required to fulfill job duties;
  •  First Aid Certificate, Wilderness First Aid; Swiftwater Rescue Technician is an asset;
  •  Experience in fisheries related activities and traditional harvesting;
  •  Experience in enforcement strongly preferred;
  •  Knowledge of land and resource issues, development activities, legislation and regulations affecting First Nations;
  •  Pass criminal record check;
  •  Valid Class 5 Driver’s License

Please note that, in accordance with Section A 2.0 – 1, of the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government Personnel Policy, the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ is applying an aboriginal employment preference first to Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Citizens and second to members of other First Nations. In addition, the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ will request a Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment.

How to Apply: please submit your covering letter, resume and three recent employment references to the attention of Rhonda Knockwood, Director of Operations, by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), fax (250-726-7552), by mail (P.O. Box 699, Ucluelet, BC, V0R 3A0) or in person (700 Wya Road, Hitacu, BC. For questions, call Suzanne Williams at 250-726-7342, extension 205.

Closing Date: Friday, March 31, 2017

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