Major Projects Coordinator
We are traditional hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking people. Today, we are a strong, growing community of over 1,300 members. We live on a small portion of our traditional territory, known as the Musqueam Indian Reserve, located south of Marine Drive near the mouth of the Fraser River. 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. We have always moved throughout our territory using the resources it provides for fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering. We remain distinct and our cultural practices are strong, despite the devastating impacts of residential schools, colonial laws banning our ceremonies, and other attempts to assimilate our people. Our lands and waters continue to support our cultural and economic practices while serving as a source of knowledge and memory, encoded with our teachings and laws. To learn more about Musqueam, please visit www.musqueam.bc.ca
The Major Projects Coordinator will report to the Manager of the Title and Rights Service Group and will serve as an integral part of the Title & Rights team. The Major 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 Major Projects Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, and reviewing major projects related to intergovernmental affairs as delegated by the Manager, and will take on other duties as required.
What we offer
Our success as a leader in a First Nations Government that is built on the traditional teachings of our people, initiative and dedication of the Musqueam Indian Band. Providing a highly engaged traditional government that is member focused.
- Competitive salary
- Comprehensive medical and dental benefits
- Flexible work schedule in a business casual environment
- Professional development and training program
- Centrally located with free parking, free onsite gym and class access, close to nature, trails at UBC and along the Fraser River, shops, restaurants and services
Roles & Responsibilities
- Review and analyze incoming referrals, undertake strategic planning, and identify priorities related to intergovernmental affairs:
- Identify key team members within Musqueam, and ensure that all information is received as disseminated and that timelines are clearly indicated
- Develop capacity funding budgets and ensure agreements are in place if necessary, and that monies are received
- Organize meetings, agendas, and meeting minutes
- Support and participate in negotiations as part of the Musqueam negotiation team on key aspects of consultation and accommodation in working groups and side-table working groups with government and/or major project proponents:
- Document the interests and expectations
- Assist in formulating strategies negotiation
- Document and advise on necessary requirements for achieving agreement through liaison with appropriate representatives
- Assist with the development of a consolidated Musqueam position by obtaining appropriate senior and political participation and agreement
- Respond to community and third party consultation issues
- Identify issues where agreement cannot be reached and must be referred to the principals
- Identify the range of issues to be negotiated by:
- Assisting the negotiators to identify the range of issues to be negotiated and formulate negotiations strategies through consultation with senior management and negotiation team
- Leading or participating 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
- Lead or 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
- Lead or 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. Represent Musqueam First Nation at meetings, conferences, and regional sessions, and internal and external committees as required
- At the request of the Manager, or at own discretion, prepare and/or coordinate the preparation of:
- Correspondence for management, IGA Committee, and/or Chief and Council
- Briefing materials for the Manager, Chief and Council, Committees of Council (Intergovernmental Affairs Committee), working groups, and senior management. This material may include researching issues and ensuring prepared responses are consistent with Musqueam First Nation policy and direction
- Assist with community engagement sessions, including preparing presentation materials and newsletters
- 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 is preferred
- Strong understanding of Aboriginal politics and law
- A minimum of three years’ experience in a closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
- Cultural competency and knowledge of Musqueam culture and interests
- 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
- The work is performed in an office environment
Why work for Musqueam?
- Training and career development
- Business casual office
- Community fitness and gym access
- Comprehensive group benefits plan and pension plan
Please email cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
and reference “Major 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.