Employment Opportunities

Opportunity
Summer Student – Fisheries Assistant
Location
Kamloops, BC
Date
Closing date: 12:00 noon Friday May 6, 2016
Description

POSITION PROFILE: 

The Secwepemc Fisheries Commission (SFC) of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council (SNTC) is seeking an individual to assist the Director of Fisheries in the implementation of fisheries management programs by providing technical support to member communities of the SNTC.  The Fisheries Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Director of Fisheries and other SFC technical staff with salmon stock assessment projects, fish habitat restoration projects, training and education projects, catch monitoring and project planning and administration.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  1. Must be pursuing university degree or technical college diploma in related discipline;
  2. Written and oral communication abilities essential;
  3. Ability to work within a team setting or independently;
  4. Basic computer skills essential;
  5. Previous experience working with First Nations an asset
  6. Ability to travel and ability to work flexible hours; and
  7. Valid driver’s license essential.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council policies, standards, and procedures, and as directed by the Director of Fisheries.
  • Maintains confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council.

Stock Assessment Projects

  • Assists with pre-project crew orientation sessions.
  • Conducts project site visits to assist in quality assurance and quality control for band projects.
  • Maintains stock assessment databases as required.

Fish Habitat Restoration Projects

  • Assists with project delivery as required (e.g., administration, quality control monitoring, data compilation, reporting, pre- and post-project habitat assessments).
  • Provides general assistance on band habitat restoration projects as required.

Training and Education Projects

  • Assists with on the job training and education to Band technicians.
  • Assists in stewardship and educational program planning as required.

Catch Monitoring Projects

  • Assists with harvest planning, monitoring and data summarization.
  • Assists with community fishing events

Project Planning and Administration

  • Assists with budgeting, contribution agreements, contracts, and reporting as required.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Full-time Summer position (up to 16 weeks);
  • Must be willing and able to travel, including overnight on occasion;
  • Regular hours of work are 7 hours per day, 35 hours per week
  • Job location: Secwepemc Fisheries Commission Office (Kamloops).

In accordance with the SNTC Human Resource Policy, the first priority will be to hire qualified persons of Secwepemc ancestry.  Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may also be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.

CLOSING DATE: 

We invite applications consisting of a cover letter and a resume with names of references to be submitted to the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council attention Murray Ross, Director of Fisheries, no later than 12:00 noon Friday May 6, 2016.

Secwepemc Fisheries Commission

c/o Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

680 Athabasca Street West

Kamloops, BC, V2H 1C4

T: 778-471-8200           F: 778-471-5804

Email:  mross@shuswapnation.org

The Shuswap Nation Tribal Council thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Opportunity
Administrative Assistant (Term Position)
Location
SNTC Office, Kamloops BC
Date
Closing Date: Friday, May 6, 2016 at noon
Description

Position Profile: 

Reporting to the ASETS Program Director, the Administrative Assistant is based out of the Kamloops office. The successful candidate will be part of an Employment and Skills Development Services team and will work directly with the Program Director to support the delivery of services to the Central Interior.  Specifically, you will be the first point of contact for the entire Aboriginal Skills Employment and Training Strategy office and outreach staff. This will involve responding to requests from Outreach, ordering supplies, completing payables, maintain the email server, assisting Program Managers with hiring staff (accepting applications, scheduling interviews and conducting reference checks), managing the payables for office rentals, child care agreements, purchases and keep track of filing, financial statements and Service Canada Agreement and assisting with set-up of emails and business cards for ASETS staff. Travel may be required to serve the outreach offices within the ASETS Central Interior Region so a valid BC Drivers’ license and reliable vehicle are required. The candidate must be able to provide three (3) work related references.  The successful candidate will be required to undergo a criminal records check for Security Screening Certificate for LMDA Access and Requirements.  This is a term position ending March 31, 2017 based on a 35 hour work week, Monday to Friday.

Qualifications/Experience:

  1. Valid BC Driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
  2. Training in Accountability and Resource Management System (ARMS).
  3. Completion of Computer Courses MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and working knowledge of Microsoft Publisher and Power Point.
  4. Certificate in Administration and/or combined experience.

Standards of Service:

  1. Maintains confidentiality of professionally acquired information.
  2. Provides service in non-judgmental and in a culturally sensitive manner.
  3. Is accessible, accountable, cordial and responsive in all manner of communications for the SNTC.
  4. Presents themselves professionally in the workplace and when conducting business for the SNTC; keeping in mind at all times s/he represents the SNTC in a manner of professionalism and integrity.
  5. Must be familiar with the Nations within the Central Interior ASETS Service Area.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Providing administrative support to Program Managers.
  2. Gather information from Outreach Offices and reports.
  3. Coordinate interviews and prepares workshops as required.
  4. Complete Section 25 LMDA checks for ASETS Staff.

Closing Date:

In accordance with the SNTC Human Resource Policy, first priority will be to hire qualified persons of Secwepemc ancestry.  Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.

We invite applications to be submitted to the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council attention the Program Director, ASETS, no later than Friday, May 6, 2016 at noon. We invite you to submit your Cover letter, Resume, with 3 references and salary expectation by fax, mail or email to the following:

680 W Athabasca St.

Kamloops, BC V2H 1C4

Facsimile:       778-471-5804

Email:             directorasets@asets.org

Opportunity
Summer Student - Research Assistant
Location
Kamloops, BC
Date
May 16th, 2016
Description

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Aboriginal Summer Student – Research Assistant, under the supervision of the Director of Aboriginal Rights and Title, is primarily responsible for researching archival materials and current data sources, preparing evidence for future land settlement negotiations, working with Secwepemc leadership, youth, Elders and technical staff from member bands to gather and consolidate information, report writing, communication skills, and event planning.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  1. Knowledge of First Nations history and communities within the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council.
  2. Knowledge of Computer applications (i.e. Access, Microsoft Word, FilePro) and Social Media (i.e. Facebook)
  3. Ability to prioritize workload and set goals.
  4. Ability to work independently toward an agreed upon goal.
  5. Ability to write proficiently and conduct thorough research.
  6. Post-secondary education required. Ideal background will be a degree that involved intensive research, reporting writing, and leadership skills.
  7. Student must be currently enrolled in post-secondary and planning to return in the Fall 2016. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

General Responsibilities:

  • Perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with Shuswap Nation Tribal Council policies, standards, and procedures, and as directed by the Tribal Director.
  • Maintain confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council.
  • Follow instructions, respond to management direction, and take responsibility for own actions.
  • Participate in staff development opportunities and training sessions as directed

Aboriginal Rights and Title Department:

  • Provide assistance to the Aboriginal Rights and Title Department and work with the Senior Researcher on other related tasks as needed.
  • Along with the Senior Researcher, sort through vast amounts of information (oral history reports, Hudson Bay Company Records, archaeological & anthropological evidence, land use studies and legal analyses) with the purpose of organizing and summarizing SNTC archival information as it pertains to a particular section of the traditional territory as determined by the Tribal Director.

 Youth Council & Elders Council Coordination:

  • Organize monthly meetings for the Youth Council and Elders Council.
  • Assist Youth and Elders in participating in the Council of Chiefs monthly meetings.
  • Obtain direction from the Youth Council and Elders Council on activities they may find of interest and benefit. Plan, organize and coordinate events and activities for the Youth and Elders Councils, as directed.
  • Act as the key contact for both Councils. Will need to provide notices to Elders and Youth of upcoming events and manage the Youth Council Facebook page.
  • The Summer Student will also play a pivotal role in assisting members of the Secwepemc Elders Council in attending the 40th Annual BC Elders Gathering and will also assist the host community of this year's Secwepemc Gathering in organizing youth events for the SNTC Youth Council to participate in.

Reporting

  • Submit monthly written and/or verbal reports to the Tribal Director as directed.
  • Attend and report to SNTC staff and department team meetings, as requested by the Tribal Director.
  • Perform all other duties and responsibilities as necessary in the performance of the position and as assigned.

 TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

 Temporary Fulltime (Term: May 16th, 2016 – August 26th, 2016)

35 hours/week (Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 4:30pm)

CLOSING DATE

In accordance with the SNTC Human Resource Policy, the first priority will be to hire qualified persons of Secwepemc ancestry. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.

We invite written applications consisting of a cover letter and a resume with names of references to be submitted to the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council attention Kelly-Ann Connor, Director (Aboriginal Rights and Title), no later than Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 4:30pm.

Contact Information

Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

680 Athabasca St. W.

Kamloops, BC V2H 1C4

T: 778-471-8200

F: 778-471-5804

Email: art@shuswapnation.org
The Shuswap Nation Tribal Council thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Opportunity
Aboriginal Rights and Title Coordinator - Fulltime Term Position (ends March 31st, 2017
Location
Kamloops, BC
Date
Closing Date: April 29th, 2016
Description

 

Position Profile

The Aboriginal Rights and Title (ART) Coordinator is responsible for carrying out the deliverables of the BC Capacity Initiative 2016-2017 project and will include a final report of the project.    The ART Coordinator will report directly to the ART Director on a monthly basis and as requested.

Position Summary:

The Coordinator will work with the ART Director in engaging the communities and conducting all necessary research for us to develop an appropriate governance model that will better enable us to look after the land of the Secwepemc nation now and in the future.

This work will include assisting the ART Director and Tribal Director in: (1) drafting a governance model for the Secwepemc nation; (2) strategic planning and policy and procedures development for our organization; (3) research on traditional governance laws and land management; and (4) community engagement.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Reports to Aboriginal Rights and Title Director on regular basis about activities, concerns, issues, and progress made in the implementation of the BBCI 2016-2017.
  2. Provide administrative assistance the ART department and support the work of the department as requested by the ART Director.
  3. Support the Council of Chiefs, Secwepemc Elders Council and the SNTC Youth Council through completing all follow-up from meetings and organizing events as necessary.
  4. Participate in staff development opportunities and training sessions as directed and or approved.
  5. Conduct general funding proposal writing where opportunities may arise.
  6. Contribute to and support department growth and performance.
  7. Attend and report to SNTC staff and Aboriginal Rights and Title department team meetings, in addition to those requested by the Tribal Director.
  8. Perform other duties and responsibilities as necessary in the performance of the position and as assigned by the Tribal Director.
  9. Writes press releases, letters, project reports and briefing notes as required.

Qualifications:

Minimum three years of directly related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Employee must hold a valid Class 5 Drivers License.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience in First Nation research and project coordination;
  • Experience in the planning, development and management of programs and events;
  • Extensive and current knowledge of Secwepemc culture and challenges. Well versed in the current state of First Nations social and political issues;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Knowledge of Secwepemc customs and traditions;
  • Experience working independently and in a team oriented environment;
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment;
  • Technically competent with various computer software programs such as word-processing, data base management and file management software applications;
  • Ability to travel extensively to conduct SNTC business and represent SNTC.

 Standards of Service:

  1. Maintains confidentiality of professionally acquired information.
  2. Provides service in non-judgmental and in a culturally sensitive manner.
  3. Is accessible, accountable, cordial and responsive in all manner of communications for the SNTC.
  4. Presents themselves professionally in the workplace and when conducting business for the SNTC; keeping in mind at all times s/he represents the SNTC in a manner of professionalism and integrity.

Accountability:

The ART Coordinator is accountable to the Council of Chiefs through the direct professional supervision and support provided by the Director of Aboriginal Rights and Title.

Closing Date: April 29th, 2016

 In accordance with the SNTC Human Resource Policy, the first priority will be to hire qualified persons of Secwepemc ancestry.  Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.

We invite applications to be submitted to the SNTC attention the Executive Assistant no later than April 29th, 2016.  Cover letter and resumes can be submitted by fax, mail or email to the following addresses:

680 W Athabasca St.

Kamloops, BC V2H 1C4

 

Facsimile: 778-471-5804

Email: ea@shuswapnation.org

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