FNFN is an inclusive employer and we invite all qualified persons to apply. For more details about this job posting please view the careers page of our website.
Our employees help us uphold our community driven vision for a "Strong Healthy Proud Self-Reliant Nation."
Our story: We are "the People of the Land" and have occupied our traditional territory for tens of thousands of years. We are professionals and business people, and we continue to be hunters and gatherers who move around our territory with the seasons, and with the animals that sustain our way of life and livelihood. We have a commitment and obligation to care for and protect our people, our rights, and our ecosystem, for past, current, and future generations. We are one of 6 First Nation's belonging to Treaty 8. To learn more visit www.fortnelsonfirstnation.org
What’s in it for you: Frequently referred to as the Serengeti of the North, we are located in the majestic Northern Rockies of British Columbia - our traditional territory is like no other. When you choose us for employment, you are choosing a unique work opportunity and life experience in one of the most beautiful places on earth. If you love wildlife and the outdoors, you will love our northern plains that meet the magnificent Northern Rockies Mountains, and all the supernatural experiences they contain. Our territory is blessed with an abundance of wildlife and natural landscapes that are the dreams of every wildlife photographer and outdoor enthusiast. The eco tours, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, boating and motorized recreation in our territory are some of the best outdoor adventures in the world, drawing large numbers of international tourists annually. Our community and surrounding area are small, and even those who stay for a short time build friendships that last a lifetime.
As an employer we embrace opportunities to work with you, to help you cultivate the next best steps in your career, and to support your work life balance so that you can enjoy all that our territory has to offer. We recognize all federal and provincial general holidays, our offices shut down for 2 weeks in December each year, continuing full-time entry level jobs are awarded 3 weeks’ pro-rated vacation leave, group benefits are available to employees working continuously (and most work terms greater than 12 months), pension benefits are available for employees in permanent jobs, we score and grade jobs for pay equity placement on our point band salary scale. Our Human Resources staff works with our employees and management to continuously seek improvements that foster exemplary employer-employee relations.
You are a good fit if: you value working for a municipal-type operation that is dedicated to improving quality of place for our community members, you meet the minimum qualifications identified in the job posting, you enjoy working in a team based and highly collaborative work environment, you understand that onboarding in a continuous process that requires us working with you and you working with us to optimize the employment experience.
If we seem like the right fit for your personal goals, we welcome an opportunity to learn more about you and your resume.
The Job: The Land Code Coordinator performs secretary and clerical duties necessary to support the work of the Land Code Development Committee. With the guidance of the supervisor, this Coordinator prepares information for Council decision making and works with the First Nations Lands Management Regime. The successful incumbent will develop a strong knowledge and understanding of the approved draft Land Code and applicable Acts and other relevant subject matter to support the Land Code Development Committee in leading community information sessions. The culminating activity is a Ratification Vote. Responsibilities include ensuring communications, organizing, planning and scheduling are executed in a manner that achieves maximum community outreach and engagement and comprehensive knowledge sharing. Duties include: (a) scheduling meeting and engagement sessions and ensuring documentation of same, (b) preparing communications and publications (c) developing material expertise in the subject matter to support and facilitate meetings; (d) arrange and support on-reserve and off reserve virtual cafes, door-to-door outreach, knowledge integration, facilitate and lead group and one-to-one discussions about the draft Land Code to implement the ratification process.
Candidate Profile: You have strong interpersonal, communication, and organization skills, and you are confident in your interactions with the public. You are diplomatic and you possess exceptional listing and observation skills, as well as strong written and verbal communication skills. You are a team player who is comfortable with deadlines, and prioritizing a busy workload. Your good level of self-motivation sets you up to work independently and you pay attention to details. Your competencies include: Outreach and Engagement, Communication, Documentation, Time Management, Collaboration, Initiative, Organization, Diplomacy, Knowledge Integration.
- Mature individual of professional presentation with a post-secondary certificate in a relevant discipline. Will consider high school diploma with relevant experience.
- Three (3) years’ experience in a relevant field, with some supervisory experience
- Experience includes consultation and program implementation, facilitating meetings, and leading presentations and workshops
- Communication skills are professional (written and oral); including written, oral, and social media communications; able to listen to understand and ask questions and seek clarification; able to produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction
- Organization skills include ability to develop work plans, project schedules, and organize others
- Interpersonal skills include ability to interact in a neutral manner with employees, staff, Council, the membership, and external stakeholders; able to maintain diplomacy with all
- Proficient computer skills, including document formatting and file management and able to use MS Office Suite, Google, and internet
- Able to use virtual presentation platforms (i.e. Zoom, Google) to moderate virtual meetings and engagement sessions
- Able to work effectively in groups, as a team player, and independently
- Experience conducting research and integrating knowledge while adhering to vision/goals of the project
- Compliance with BC Immunization program, TB screening, and COVID-19 vaccinations.
- Successful completion of a Police Information Check
- Valid BC Driver’s License
- Satisfactory driver’s abstract.
How to Apply
Closes: When filled. Rate listed is starting rate for new coordinator. Rate offered to the successful incumbent is pending certification(s), skills, experiences, knowledge. *Preference may be given to qualified First Nation’s applicants. Kindly forward your cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Constitution Act, 1982 [Section 35]; Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms [Section 15(1)]; Canadian Human Rights Act [Section 16(1)]; Employment Equity Act [Section 5(a), 10(b)]; Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [Article 22]; ILO Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries.