Indigenous Community Connector (Health Watersheds Initiative)

Watersheds BC

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada 🇨🇦

Watersheds BC, a project of MakeWay, is hiring a candidate for a full-time, Indigenous Community Connector to support the implementation, shared learning, and grants administration support for the Healthy Watersheds Initiative (HWI).  Reporting to the Program Director, the successful candidate will play a key role as part of a team, working with the Real Estate Foundation of BC, funded organizations, community and Government partners and an Indigenous Leaders Advisory Circle to support shared program goals and outcomes.

The Healthy Watersheds Initiative (HWI) was created with funding provided by the BC Provincial government’s Economic Recovery Plan. The purpose of this initiative is to support economic stimulus through job creation, promote healthy watersheds through conservation and restoration activities, support advancement of UNDRIP implementation and provide opportunities for skills development and learning. The $27 million investment from the BC Provincial government will support more than 60 projects from across BC. The Real Estate Foundation of BC, in partnership with Watersheds BC, will manage the Initiative, and administer funding, support evaluation and learning, and identifying opportunities to strengthen community relationships. This Initiative will report on results and share outcomes and learnings with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and governments across BC. The HWI is committed to prioritizing and building relationships centered in reciprocity with First Nations through this work.

Team members will work in partnership, collaboratively across organizations. As part of this friendly and supportive team, you’re passionate about creating more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive communities that protect our shared lands and waters. You’re excited to help implement a program that makes grants, connects people and communities, advances Indigenous leadership, and shares learning. Credibility and experience working with Indigenous, immigrant, and/or racialized communities is important. You have demonstrated ability and experience working collaboratively to carry out shared duties, and support team, organizational and partner needs. You are comfortable working in an emergent environment where you exercise your ability to adapt priorities as they evolve.

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