ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP COORDINATOR
The Musqueam people have lived in our present location for thousands of years. Our traditional territory once occupied much of what is now Vancouver and surrounding areas. The name Musqueam relates back to the River Grass, the name of the grass is məθkʷəy̓. There is a story that has been passed on from generation to generation that explains how we became known as the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) – People of the River Grass. Although a metropolitan city has developed in the heart of Musqueam territory, our community maintains strong cultural and traditional beliefs. Today our population flourishes and we are a strong community of over thousand members. To learn more about Musqueam, please visit www.musqueam.bc.ca.
Musqueam Indian Band (Musqueam) is seeking an Environmental Stewardship Coordinator. Under the direction of the Environmental Stewardship Manager, the Environmental Stewardship Coordinator will help lead a team responsible for the water (non-fisheries), land and environment program within Musqueam’s Traditional Territory. The Coordinator will provide guidance and support, internally and externally, on policy, programs and projects related to Musqueam environment and stewardship issues. In addition, the Coordinator will focus on the protection, enhancement and restoration of ecosystem and habitat and other MIB stewardship initiatives. The Coordinator will also manage, organize and interpret large data sets; maintain, update and expand new and existing datasets, participate in the development of strategies and prepare a variety of reports and studies. He/she will establish and maintain liaison with a wide variety of internal and external contacts, including both governmental and non-governmental bodies, and assist in directing the work of consultants and staff on a project basis.
- Assist the Manager as an office lead and work to take initiatives to support and advance the work of the Environmental Stewardship Manager and department
- Develop, analyse and make recommendations on policy and procedures consistent with the objectives and priorities of the MIB in collaboration with management
- Experience in the identification, assessment and evaluation of data/information required to support critical decision-making processes within the public sector
- Designs and oversees data collection and analysis strategies for complex research and policy analysis projects; analyses, evaluates, and prepares written reports on policy implications from findings
- Provides statistical and analytical information to management, including metrics, reports and analyses for data management, tracking and reporting, and aggregating survey data
- Reviews, analyses, and prepares summaries, presentations, and graphical representations of proposals and reports
- Assists management in preparing briefing notes, internal/external reports, summaries, discussion papers, factsheets, and other support related material
- Leads or participates in sub meetings related to large projects in order to coordinate information for multiple departments across the organization. Follow up, develop responses, collect and disseminate information
- Assist in the management and implementation of the Collaborative Management Agreement
- Assist the Manager in the development and management of departmental budgets
- Oversees the office, staff and related duties in the absence of the Manager
- Performs related duties as required
Job Knowledge and Skills
- Skill and Knowledge attained by the successful completion of a Post-secondary degree in biology, natural resource management or related field and a minimum of 3 years’ progressively responsible experience in environmental and First Nations issues, environmental policy, or broad-level program management with considerable related experience within a local government or First Nations organization; or an equivalent combination of skills and experience
- Proven experience working in and with legislation, regulations and policies that pertain directly to the Environmental Assessments
- Proven experience anticipating and identifying the need for policy or policy revision
- Expertise in conducting research and analyses, interpreting statistical data, and developing recommendations for complex policy issues and program evaluation
- Exemplary oral and written communication skills in presenting clear and concise findings for decision makers and writing a variety of proposals, policy and procedure drafts, reports and other documentation
- Excellent analytical, problem-solving, persuasion, and consensus-building skills with the ability to work under pressure and independently within a team environment
- Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain successful and effective relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts
- Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and handle shifting priorities to produce results within deadlines
- Knowledge of various Aboriginal, Indigenous, and First Nations Acts, and social, economic, political and historical concerns in Indigenous communities
- Cultural competency and sensitivity towards MIBs cultural traditions with the ability to use sound judgment and diplomacy in high stress/conflict situations
- Advanced skills in MS Office software, Adobe Acrobat; STATA, R or similar statistics/data analysis software
- Proven ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
- Work is performed in an office environment
- Some evenings and weekends may be required
- Successful Criminal Record Check.
Please email cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
and reference “Environmental Stewardship Coordinator” in the subject line.
Applicants of Musqueam and/or Aboriginal ancestry are encouraged to apply.
Please self-identify when applying.
Position will remain open until filled.
* We thank all those who apply, however, only those short-listed will be contacted.