Senior Stewardship Manager


Job Description:Job OpportunityStswecem’c’ Xgat’tem First NationFull-TimeSenior Stewardship ManagerThe Senior Stewardship Manager carries out the mandate to protect and implement SXFN Aboriginal Rights and Title by building on and using the SXFN Lands & Resources Strategy & Decision-Making Framework. They will develop and implement annual operating plans based on furthering the Lands & Resources Strategic Plan goals and objectives. As an advocate for Aboriginal Rights& Title, the Senior Stewardship Manager manages all existing and proposed projects on SXFN Traditional Territory as they progress through the SXFN Decision Making Process.QUALIFICATIONSEducation and Experience: An Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to First Nations Natural Resource Governance (i.e. First Nations Studies, Public Policy, Land Use Planning, Environmental Studies, Geography, Public Administration, Law , Political Science) and a minimum of 1 years’ experience. OR a combination of education, training from a recognized institution and at least 3 years related experience may be considered (Resource Management or Program Management Experience and Demonstrated Experience in participating on project teams to develop and foster respectful and productive First Nations governance structures). Researching and analyzing BC Indigenous issues, history and political structures and supporting the development of options and negotiation strategies. Coordinating public consultation processes dealing with land use and resource management issues that involve federal, provincial and local government jurisdictions. Using project management tools, techniques and tracking systems and participating in multiple concurrent projects, independently or in teams within time and resource constraints with demonstrated experience adapting to changing priorities, emergent issues, competing and conflicting demands. Developing Natural Resource and land use policiesKnowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of resource management principles, practices, policies and procedures to consult with staff and various other governing bodies and agencies Knowledge of SXFN History, Culture and Aboriginal Rights & Title Proficiency in the use of computer programs for word processing, databases, spreadsheets, GIS, email and the internet, to the intermediate level (capable of using a large number of functions and feel confident using the program) Ability to work independently and build effective interpersonal relationships Ability to self-regulate, meet deadlines, have attention to detail, and respect confidentialityTo Apply: Send cover letter and Resume to: hr@sxfn.caClosing Date: Open Until FilledSalary: Based on Education and ExperienceSXFN thanks all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will beCompany Description:Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (SXFN) is a community located in a semi-remote area on the the Fraser River, approximately 85 kilometers southwest of Williams Lake.We were once two distinct bands: Canoe Creek and Dog Creek. The population of our two communities suffered a dramatic decline in the late 19th century, largely due to a smallpox epidemic in 1863-1864. The population of Dog Creek was reduced from more than two hundred members in the 1850s to a mere 20 members by the late 1860s.Our two lower Fraser River bands joined together in the late nineteenth century and were then referred to as Canoe Creek Band by the Department of Indian Affairs.We honour our separate histories and our coming together.There are currently 745 registered members in this Secwepemc nation, with a shared vision of becoming an economically and politically self-sustaining community living Secwepemc culture, language and traditions in a healthy and safe environment. Job ID: 42999985
Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation

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