Reporting to the Council, the Intergovernmental Officer supports the long-term strategic vision and goals of the Musqueam Council and external and Intergovernmental Affairs. Under the direction of Council, the IGO attends meetings, provides information as directed and reports back to Council.
- Supports and works with Council and CAO to implement the Musqueam Strategic Plan.
- Prepares for negotiations to support the Council.
- Communicates and supports departments with new project initiatives as they relate to external negotiations.
- Attends meetings with the Band Council as invited or required.
- Handles community relations that arise and delegates or passes along to the appropriate Floor Manager, staff member or Council member.
- Develops an understanding of industry stakeholders and other First Nation priorities around Title and Rights.
- Provides advice in development of government and comprehensive policies which facilitate sustainability and community health.
- Fosters positive relationships within the Administration, Musqueam Capital Corporation, Council and the community.
- Supports Secretariat function for Council, including but not limited to setting agendas, coordinating meetings, recording all resolutions, minutes, decisions, regulations, and policies and proceedings.
- Works to develop an understanding of industry stakeholder and other First Nation priorities around Title and Rights.
- Works with Council on issues related to Title and Rights.
- Develops and maintains effective working relationships with external partners and stakeholders including governments, aboriginal organizations, businesses and the media.
- Supports stakeholders and different levels of government on key issues affecting Musqueam Nation.
The work requires the following knowledge, skill and/or abilities:
- Extensive knowledge of Musqueam people, traditions, teachings, culture, protocols and practices.
- Exceptional relationship building skills.
- Knowledge of federal, provincial, municipal and Indigenous governments.
- Knowledge of Indigenous title and rights and the legal landscape affecting this area.
- Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people including Council, staff, membership, government officials and media.
- Well-developed writing skills including report writing.
- Ability to manage a variety of overlapping projects.
- Technically literate with intermediate level computer skills including MS Office.
- Able to work a varied work schedule including evenings and weekends. Some travel required.
Training, Education, and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in First Nations studies, Law, Public Administration or related field or equivalent experience.
- 5-10 years’ directly related experience including senior level experience in a First Nation environment.
- Demonstrated success building relationships and negotiating favorable outcomes.
- Experience reporting directly to a Council or Board of Directors
- Work is performed in an office environment
- Valid Driver’s License required
- Completion of a successful Criminal Records Check completed by MIB required
- Must sign confidentiality covenant
To apply: please email cover letter and resume to [email protected] and include “Intergovernmental Officer” in the subject line.
Posting will remain open until filled.
Applicants of Musqueam and/or Indigenous ancestry are encouraged to apply.
* We thank all those who apply, however, only those short-listed will be contacted.