Senior Stewardship Manager

Website Stswecem'c Xgat'tem First Nation

The 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.


Education 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-year 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).
  • Experience in 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 policies

Knowledge, 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 confidentiality

Salary: Based on Education and Experience

Deadline: Open Until Filled

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