Position Summary

The Projects Coordinator works with the Title and Rights Secretariat and serves as an integral part of the Intergovernmental Affairs team. The Projects Coordinator is responsible for reviewing and assessing incoming referrals and facilitates large major project files related to rights and title by disseminating information and acting as one of the main points of contact. The Projects Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, and reviewing major projects and will take on other duties as required.


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Review and analyze incoming referrals, undertake strategic planning, and identify priorities related to intergovernmental affairs:
    1. Identify key team members within Musqueam and ensure that all information is received and disseminated and that timelines are clearly indicated
    2. Assist in developing capacity funding budgets and ensure agreements are in place if necessary, and that monies are received
    3. Organize meetings, agendas, and meeting minutes
    4. Integrate identified impacts and concerns into correspondence with proponents and regulators
  • Support Musqueam’s negotiation team on key aspects of consultation and accommodation in working groups and side-table working groups with government and/or major project proponents:
    1. Document interests and expectations
    2. Assist in formulating negotiation strategies
    3. Document necessary requirements for achieving agreement through liaising with appropriate representatives
    4. Assist with the development of a consolidated Musqueam position by obtaining appropriate senior management and political participation and agreement
    5. Respond to community and third party consultation issues
    6. Identify issues where agreement cannot be reached and must be referred to the principals
  • Identify the range of issues to be negotiated by:
    1. Assisting the negotiators to identify the range of issues to be negotiated and formulate negotiations strategies through consultation with senior management and negotiation team
    2. Participate in working groups with senior management and/or political representatives concerning issues that will be negotiated by Musqueam
  • Establish and maintain positive communication and relationships within Musqueam First Nation, other government departments, various organizations, and First Nation partners to ensure interests and expectations of these groups are identified and responded to
  • Participate in projects as required and/or delegated – must possess an ability to manage projects which include, but are not limited to, coordinating resources, ensuring appropriate consultation, and ongoing and final reporting
  • Participate 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. Participate at meetings, conferences, and regional sessions, and internal and external committees as directed
  • At the request of the Secretariat, or at own discretion, prepare and/or coordinate the preparation of:
    1. Correspondence for management, Title and Rights Committee, and/or Chief and Council
    2. Briefing materials for Chief and Council, Committees of Council (Title and Rights Committee), working groups, and senior management. This material may include researching issues and ensuring prepared responses are consistent with Musqueam First Nation policy and strategic direction
  • Assist with community outreach and engagement sessions, including preparing presentation materials and newsletters
  • Maintain records in accordance with MIB’s file plan
  • Other related tasks as required

Qualification and Skills

  • Skill and knowledge attained by successful completion of a post-secondary degree in Political Science, First Nations Studies, or a related field. Possession of a master’s degree or a minimum of three years’ experience in a closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Knowledge and/or experience in EA processes (BCEA, CEAA, etc)
  • Strong understanding of Aboriginal politics and law
  • Cultural competency and knowledge of Musqueam culture and interests is an asset
  • Successful criminal record check


Skills and Abilities

  • Strategic thinker with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of project management methods and skills
  • Exceptional communicator with excellent writing skills
  • Ability to be discrete, and use tact and good judgment
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and complete tasks/project in accordance with stated deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


Working Conditions

  • The work is performed in an office environment
  • Some evenings may be required


Please email cover letter and resume to: [email protected] and reference “IGA Projects Coordinator” in the subject line.

 Applicants of Musqueam and/or Aboriginal ancestry are encouraged to apply.

Position will remain open until filled.


* We thank all those who apply, however, only those short-listed will be contacted.