Employment Opportunities

Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

Aboriginal Skills Employment and Training Strategy

Position: Program Manager West (Term Position)

Reporting to: ASETS Program Director

The Aboriginal Skills Employment and Training Strategy is seeking a Program Manager responsible for leading our team in the Western Region and promoting services to enhance employment and training in an area that is diverse in culture, communities and geography. This position will require the Program Manager for our Western Region Office to have a clear understanding and the ability to build positive relations with the First Nations Communities within the St’at’imc, Secwepemc and Nlaka’pamux Nations within the villages of Clinton, Cache Creek, Ashcroft, Lytton, and Lillooet as this is the area s/he will serve. Extensive travel may be required.

Position Profile:

The Program Manager is responsible for coordinating the employment and training programs of the Western Region and providing staff supervision and direction.  S/he is required to operate the employment services program within an approved budget and is responsible for completing all the reporting requirements of the funders and the agency, including providing narrative reports of activities.  The Program Manager is also responsible for the application of the SNTC Human Resource Policy and any operational policies as they apply to the Aboriginal Skills Employment and Training Strategy staff.  The Program Manager is expected to manage the day-to-day affairs of the Aboriginal Skills Employment and Training Strategy West office and assist in the development and implementation of programs and budgets.

A full work description including qualifications can be requested by contacting adminasets@asets.org.

Terms of Employment:

Term Position ending March 31, 2018

35 hours per week starting asap

Monday to Friday – 8:30am – 4:30pm

 Location: Depending on the successful candidate, location can be Ashcroft, Lytton or Lillooet.

 To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter citing salary expectations.

Mail:       Attention: Administrative Assistant ASETS, Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, 680 Athabasca Street West, Kamloops, BC V2H 1C4 with the note “Confidential”.

Email:     adminasets@asets.org with the “Program Manager West” in the subject line.

Fax:         778-471-5804 with a cover page noting: “Program Manager West”

Closing Date: September 1, 2017.

In accordance with the STNC Human Resource Policy, the preference will be to hire persons of Aboriginal Ancestry pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code. Only those who qualify will be contacted.

 

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Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

Aboriginal Skills Employment and Training Strategy

Position: Outreach Worker – West (Term Position)

Reporting to: Program Manager West

The Aboriginal Skills Employment and Training is seeking an Outreach Worker for the Western Region Team. S/he will be responsible for coordinating and promoting agreements and information sessions on eligible programs to employers. This is a term position that will require the individual to assist Communities and Employers with positive communications and relationships.

The Outreach Worker must have a clear understanding of the region and a willingness to travel to satellite offices and First Nations Communities within the St’at’imc, Secwepemc and Nlaka’pamux Nations around the villages of Clinton, Cache Creek, Ashcroft, Lytton, and Lillooet as this is the area s/he will serve.

Position Profile:

The successful candidate will be part of an Employment and Skills Development Services team and will promote ASETS Employment and Training Programs. S/he will serve as an advocate and link for employers and communities interested in providing employment and training opportunities for Aboriginal clients. S/he will be responsible for the application process and contract administration. S/he will prepare cheque requisitions with proper financial codes and monitor contracts for payment and processing.  S/he will provide individual and/or group information sessions to First Nations Bands, Community based organizations, Employers and Economic Development Corporations on ASETS programs and funding policies and will contribute to the overall success of the ASETS program in the Central Interior.

A full work description including qualifications can be requested by contacting adminasets@asets.org.

 Terms of Employment:

Term Fulltime ending March 31, 2018

35 hours per week starting asap

Monday to Friday – 8:30am-4:30pm

 Location: Ashcroft, BC. Service area will include Lytton, Lillooet, and Clinton.

To Apply: Please submit your resume, references and cover letter citing salary expectations.

Mail:    Administrative Assistant ASETS, Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, 680 Athabasca Street, Kamloops, BC V2H 1C4 with the note “Confidential”.

Email: adminasets@asets.org with the “Outreach Worker West” in the subject line.

Facsimile: 778-471-5804 with a cover page noting, “Outreach Worker West”.

 Closing Date: September 1, 2017 at 12:00pm

In accordance with the STNC Human Resource Policy, the preference will be to hire persons of Aboriginal Ancestry pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code. Only those who qualify will be contacted.

 

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Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
JOB DESCRIPTION

Position: Governance Assistant
Organization: Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
Reporting to: Tribal Director
Wage: Level II

POSITION PROFILE:

The Governance Assistant will provide administrative assistance to the Tribal Director, Director of Governance and support in the day to day operations, all activities and events of the ART department, and supporting staff. This individual will also provide administrative support in the advancement of the Secwepemc Nation- BC Hydro Relationship.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

1. Completion of grade 12 or equivalent
2. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an office setting
3. Strong verbal and written communication skills
4. Strong computer skills and knowledge of computer programs such as Word, Power Point, Microsoft Excel and Outlook
5. Good organizational skills and record keeping

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITES:

1. Organize meetings, events and activities, the logistics, agenda, minutes and related communication for the ART department, Governance Director;
2. Maintain and respond to correspondence related to Aboriginal Rights and Title, BC Hydro and the Columbia River Treaty;
3. Administrative support to the 11 signatories of the Secwepemc Nation- BC Hydro Relationship Protocol Agreement, including Joint, Steering and Executive Committees;
4. Organize travel/accommodations for the Governance Director, ART department and support staff;
5. Assist receptionist and provide front desk coverage as requested
6. Perform office related errands, including shopping to assist daily functions for the department
7. Prepare notices, posters & other advertising materials as required                                                                                                                                 8. Assist receptionist with registration, travel, meals, and accommodations for
community members for conferences and workshops related to the ART department
and support staff;

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.

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 applications to be submitted to the SNTC attention Bonnie Leonard, Tribal
Director no later than August 18th, 2017. 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

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

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Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
JOB DESCRIPTION

Position: Director of Governance
Organization: Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
Reporting to: Tribal Director

POSITION PROFILE:

The Director of Governance is responsible for working collaboratively with leadership, community members, and all staff in the Aboriginal rights and title department of SNTC to develop a Nation governance structure that will be representative of the Secwepemc Nation as a sovereign government body. The Secwepemc National Government body will be constructed based upon traditional Secwepemc values and traditions and guided by leadership and community members. The ultimate goal of the Secwepemc National Government body will be to operationalize so that leadership can effectively engage directly with Canada and British Columbia Nation to Nation on various subjects and issues. The Director of Governance will participate in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the Nation to Nation governance work. The Director shall ensure that Nationhood and Nation based actions and decisions are categorized clearly as Nation matters and will avoid community (band) governance matters. The Director of Governance will oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the governance structure.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Training:

  • University degree preferred with specific focus and training in governance development and 3-5years directly related experience;

Experience

  • Experience working independently and in a team oriented environment;
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment;
  • Demonstrated experience in First Nation organizations and project management;

Personal Qualifications and Other Skills and Knowledge

  • Extensive and current knowledge of Secwepemc culture and challenges. Well versed in the current state of First Nations social and political issues and knowledge of Secwepemc customs and traditions;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices, and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Technically competent with various computer software programs such as Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel and Outlook;
  • Must demonstrate exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to conduct business and represent the SNTC and the Secwepemc National Government.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.

RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Identify, assess, and inform leadership of internal and external issues that affect the Secwepemc Nation efforts to re-establish traditional government structures.
  • Foster effective team work within the Aboriginal rights and title department and the Secwepemc Nation.
  • Represent the Secwepemc National Government at community activities and meetings and to enhance the profile of the Secwepemc National Government body.
  • Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Oversee the effective day to day operations of the Aboriginal rights and title department to ensure efficiency and effective uses of all resources, both fiscal and human capacity.
  • Draft correspondence, briefing notes, reports, and policy for approval by the Tribal Director or Tribal Chief as directed.
  • Oversee the planning, implementation and execution of special projects from time to time.
  • Determine staffing requirements for the Secwepemc National Government and make recommendations, including strategic plans and succession plans.
  • Oversee the implementation of the human resource policy.
  • Coach and mentor other staff members as appropriate to improve performance.
  • Work with staff to develop a comprehensive budget to conduct the work necessary to operate a government office.
  • Research funding sources and write funding proposals.
  • Administer the budget and monitor monthly cash flow.
  • Communicate with leadership, community members to keep them informed of the work of the Aboriginal title and rights department as it relates to governance.
  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community members, advisory groups, leadership and other governments.

Standards of Service

  • Maintains confidentiality of professionally acquired information;
  • Provides service in a non-judgmental and in a culturally sensitive manner;
  • Is accessible, accountable, cordial and responsive in all manner of communications for the SNTC;
  • 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 Governance Director – Is accountable to the council of chiefs through the direct professional supervision and support provided by the Tribal Director.

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 applications to be submitted to the SNTC attention Bonnie Leonard, Tribal Director no later than Friday, August 18th, 2017. 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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Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position:

RiverFresh Sales Associate (full-time, permanent position) SNTC Wage Level: I

INTERNAL and EXTERNAL POSTING

POSITION PROFILE:

The RiverFresh Sales Associate is responsible for generating sales and assisting with the operations of RiverFresh, a commercial fisheries enterprise, on behalf of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council (SNTC). The RiverFresh Sales Associate will report to the RiverFresh Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Prefer at least one year of customer service and sales experience;
• Must have valid Class 5 Driver’s License, clean drivers abstract, clean criminal background check and reliable transportation;
• Must be able to perform repetitive tasks and work that may be physically challenging such as lifting 50 lbs;
• Available to travel for training and customer service;
• Must be highly motivated and willing to learn, and must demonstrate professionalism and a positive attitude;
• Available to work various shifts, including weekends and evenings ifrequired;
• Ability to handle multiple tasks;
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to establish strong interpersonal relationships;
• Experience following directions and completing tasks in a timely manner;
• Ability to work independently or as a team player;
• Basic experience with computers and software programs is an asset.

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, responsive in all manner of communicationsfor 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.
s. “GREAT” customer service skills.Greet, Rapport, Engage, Add-On, Thank.
6. Must comply with all Shuswap Nation Tribal Council policies and procedures.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Customer Service

• Works with the team to execute priorities
• Ensures customer service and sales are being done to the highest standards;
• Conducts sales calls to new and existing customers on a weekly basis;
• Greets customers with friendly attitude and communicates product knowledge;
• Assists with sales at the retail store, farmers’ markets and special events;
• Meets personal sales goals;
• Makes records of customer’s sales (cash, debit and credit card sales);
• Delivers product using one of the RiverFresh vehicles.

Product Inventory

• Sorts, counts, weighs, prices and labels product and delivery boxes;
• Stocks and maintains retail store freezers;
• Assists with product inventory in cold storage.
Marketing & Advertising

• Contributes to marketing research and implementing the plan;
• Contributes ideas/ content for social media.
Other
• Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessaty in the performance of the position and as assigned.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

The RiverFresh Sales Associate is accountable to the council of chiefs through the direct professional supervision and support provided by the RiverFresh Director.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

• Must be willing and able to travel, including overnight on occasion
• Regular hours of work are 7 hours per day, 35 hours per week

Under the Canadian Human Rights Act exceptions are created to promote the hiring of Aboriginal people in preference over other candidates for reasons of self-government, cultural autonomy and cultural development. Non-Aboriginal candidates must be treated fairly and reasonably though the process. When all things are equal between candidates (i.e. qualifications, ranking through the interview process), the order for choosing candidates using the Aboriginal
Employment Preference shall be: 1) Aboriginal ancestry and then 2) on-Aboriginal candidates.

CLOSING DATE:

We invite applications consisting of a cover letter and a resume with names of three references to be submitted to the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council attention Shawn Baybutt, Acting Director of RiverFresh, no later than 4:00PM on August 14, 2017.
RiverFresh
680 Athabasca Street West Kamloops, BC V2H 1C4
T: 778-471-8200
Email: rfmanager@shuswapnation.org

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

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Opportunity
Secwepemc Columbia River Treaty Coordinator
Location
Kamloops, BC
Date
Closing date: August 8th, 2017
Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The Secwepemc Columbia River Treaty Coordinator is the technical lead for the Secwepemc nation in the renegotiation process of the Columbia River Treaty. The Columbia River Treaty (CRT) is an international agreement entered into between Canada and the United States in 1964 for the purpose of providing flood control and power production over the Columbia River of which the headwaters reside within Secwepemc territory. When first entered into, First Nations were denied the opportunity to weigh into the treaty development and as such, our interests were not included. With the renegotiation of the CRT upon us, we have an opportunity to ensure that Secwepemc interests within the Columbia Basin are included.

The role of the Secwepemc Columbia River Treaty Coordinator will be to act as the main point of contact for this file. They will serve as a coordinator internally within the Secwepemc nation working directly under the supervision of the Tribal Director and with Secwepemc leadership and technical staff, as well, they will serve as the primary contact for external relations with the governments of Canada and British Columbia, other First Nations and US Tribes. The ideal candidate will be technically qualified and have the political proficiency to handle the various facets involved within the Treaty engagement and renegotiations.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor degree in the field of economics, hydrology, natural resources, biology or similar field
  2. Understanding of the Columbia Basin and the Columbia River Treaty
  3. Knowledge of BC Hydro dam and reservoir systems
  4. Experience working with a First Nations organization
  5. Negotiation experience an asset
  6. Ability to prioritize workload and set goals.
  7. Ability to work independently toward an agreed upon goal
  8. Ability to write proficiently and conduct thorough research
  9. High proficiency in being able to communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences
  10. Ability to travel (largely within Canada but at times to the United States) is a must

RESPONSIBILITIES

General Responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in Columbia River Basin meetings and events with Secwepemc representatives (political and technical) or on behalf of the Secwepemc nation when directed.
  • Serve as the central coordinator for all facets of the Columbia River Treaty renegotiation within the Secwepemc nation.
  • Work in partnership with the Secwepemc communities to ensure their inclusion, awareness, and collaboration into the renegotiation process.
  • Keep Secwepemc leadership apprised of any Columbia River Treaty developments and provide strategic options for their consideration in moving forward.
  • Contribute to the planning of Columbia River water resource development by forecasting and modelling different scenarios that will identify options for achieving Secwepemc interests within the Columbia Basin.
  • Participate in several technical and political working groups for the purpose of advocating Secwepemc interests and obtaining pertinent information.
  • Prepare briefing notes, technical reports, and studies.
  • Communicate and liaise with Secwepemc communities (leadership, technical staff, and members), Government (Provincial and Federal), Columbia River Indigenous Nations, and other Columbia River Treaty stakeholders (e.g., Columbia Basin Trust, members of the Columbia Basin Regional Advisory Committee, etc.)
  • Maintain confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council.

Reporting

  • Report directly to the Tribal Director
  • Submit monthly written reports
  • Attend and report to Secwepemc nation meetings
  • Perform all other duties and responsibilities as necessary in the performance of the position and as assigned.

CONTRACT TERM

Temporary Fulltime (Term: 1 year)

Hours: Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 4:30pm but evenings and weekends may be required

Location: Preferably Kamloops, BC but flexible depending on location of chosen candidate

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 Bonnie Leonard, Tribal Director, no later than August 8th, 2017.

Contact Information

Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

680 Athabasca St. W.

Kamloops, BC V2H 1C4

T: 778-471-8200

F: 778-471-5804

Email: ea@shuswapnation.org

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

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