Employment Type: Full time, Term Position until March 31, 2022 (Position may be extended)
Compensation: $45,000 – $55,000 (commensurate w/ experience) + training allowance
Closing Date to Apply: November 20th, 2020
About the First Nations Fisheries Council of British Columbia (FNFC)
The FNFC is a progressive and dynamic Indigenous-led organization passionate about advocating for BC First Nations rights while protecting and enhancing the health of our aquatic resources. Through the BC First Nations Fisheries Action Plan, in partnership with BC First Nations, FNFC’s mission is to support, protect, and advance aboriginal title, treaty, and fisheries rights. We do this by developing governance structures, forming collaborative relationships among First Nations organizations, and working together to build a coherent voice on fisheries and other aquatic resource matters.
About the First Nations Fisheries Charity Fund Society (FNFCFS)
Over the last year, the First Nations Fisheries Council strategically developed the First Nations Fisheries Charity Fund Society (FNFCFS), a charitable not-for-profit entity with a mandate of environmental protection of fisheries and aquatic resources. The FNFC is the sole member of the FNFCFS and both organizations work together under their respective mandates.
About the Opportunity
The First Nations Fisheries Council and First Nations Fisheries Charity Fund Society are seeking an energetic and positive person who can support the mandate of both organizations under the Water for Fish initiative. Reporting to the Water for Fish Project Manager, you will work to implement specific activities as part of our unique Water for Fish freshwater initiative. The successful candidate will have experience in building and maintaining strong relationships with First Nations communities and organizations by taking a positive and constructive attitude focused on capacity building. Through this opportunity, the Water for Fish Project Coordinator will gain experience and skills in program development, administration, implementation, and in building collaborative relationships and networks. This is a great opportunity for the right person to be part of the continued growth of the First Nations Fisheries Council and related entities.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Coordinate First Nations engagement in freshwater management and governance processes, including through the BC First Nations Water Governance Roundtable and the First Nations Water Network;
- Liaise with Crown government staff, ENGOs and others as appropriate to support and advance BC First Nations priorities;
- Analyze Crown government legislation, policy and programs according to potential impacts on Aboriginal Title and Rights and Treaty Rights of BC First Nations;
- Draft a variety of written materials, including technical and policy briefs, discussion papers, project proposals and reporting, correspondence, and project communications materials (newsletters etc.);
- Provide general administrative support for the Water for Fish initiative;
- Support organizational development of the First Nations Charity Fund Society and First Nations Fisheries Council as needed.
Qualifications and Skills
- Post-secondary education with a focus on political science, natural resource management, Indigenous studies, or a related field of study, with a minimum of 2 years of work experience;
- Experience working with BC First Nations communities and/or First Nations organizations;
- Working knowledge of freshwater and habitat protection, management and governance in BC, including related legislation and policy;
- Understanding of BC First Nations and their constitutional rights regarding aquatic resources;
- Excellent writing, critical thinking, and research skills;
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task, set priorities effectively and problem solve, including early identification of issues/problems that may arise;
- Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills and ability to interact professionally with a wide range of individuals and organizations;
- Highly organized with strong attention to detail and commitment to high quality work.
Apply for this Opportunity!
Submit your cover letter and resume on or before November 20th, 2020 via e-mail to [email protected]
The FNFC values the diversity of the people we hire and is committed to creating and supporting a diverse team that reflects our communities in BC. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups.
The FNFC wishes to thank all applicants for their interest and advises that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The posting may remain open until a qualified candidate is hired.