Employment Opportunities

Opportunity
Research Assistant
Location
Kamloops, BC
Date
Closing Date: June 5th, 2017
Description

Position Profile:

The Research Assistant support the Director of Research & Communications and Tribal Director in all research requested initiatives specifically relating to title and rights, governance, jurisdiction, legislation, current events, and public policy. They will provide administrative support to Aboriginal Rights and Title department and its staff, as well as, attend meetings with the Director and Tribal Director and keep records.

Qualifications:

  1. Post-secondary education required; ideal background will include research and reporting writing experience
  2. Previous experience in working for a First Nations organization or a non-profit organization is an asset
  3. Ability to prioritize workload and set goals
  4. Ability to work independently, accurately and to problem solves technical and methodological issues that arise during the course of the research.
  5. Ability to write proficiently and conduct thorough research
  6. Ability to apply sound research techniques, methodology and logical critical analysis
  7. Experience transcribing interviews;
  8. Strong organization and interpersonal skills
  9. Social Media management experience
  10. Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media
  11. Experience with programs including Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel and PowerPoint; photo editing, graphics and layout programs an asset
  12. Knowledge of First Nations political, policy and legal issues
  13. Understanding of Secwepemc culture, history and traditions an asset
  14. Ability to travel and ability to work flexible hours; and,
  15. Valid driver’s license.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with Shuswap Nation Tribal Council policies, standards, and procedures, and as directed by the Director of Research & Communications
  • Maintain confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
  • Provide assistance to the Aboriginal Rights and Title Department and work with the Director of Research & Communications on other related tasks as needed
  • Along with the Community Liaison, organize monthly meetings for the Youth Council and Elders Council, record meeting notes and distribute event notices.
  • 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.
  • Assist with the preparation of briefing materials, speaking notes, and other materials for the Director of Research & Communications and Tribal Director
  • Attend and report to SNTC staff and department team meetings, as requested by the Director of Research & Communications.
  • Participate in staff development opportunities and training sessions as directed

Terms of Employment:

  • Term position effectively immediately until March 31, 2018; possibility of extension pending funding availability
  • Must be willing and able to travel, including overnight on occasion;
  • Regular hours of work are 7 hours per day, 35 hours per week;
  • Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience;
  • Job location: Shuswap Nation Tribal Council office, Kamloops.

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) non-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 Kelly Mortimer, Director of Research & Communications, no later than June 5th, 2017.

Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

680 Athabasca Street West

Kamloops, BC   V2H 1C4

T: 778-471-8208

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
Communications Coorindator
Location
Kamloops, BC
Date
Closing Date: June 5th, 2017
Description

Position Profile:

The Communications Coordinator will be the central point of contact for all governance related communications. They will be responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating communications strategies and programs designed to inform Secwepemc membership, employees, and the general public of SNTC initiatives, as well as, to develop and maintain ongoing communications and information sharing channels with all relevant stakeholders as related to SNTC’s governance Nation-building initiatives. The Communications Coordinator will work with the Director of Research & Communications and the Tribal Director in carrying out the work of the Aboriginal Rights & Title Department in accordance with the direction provided by the SNTC Council of Chiefs and the Tribal Chief.

Qualifications:

  1. University degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, preferably in Communications, Journalism, Political Science, or Marketing;
  2. Minimum of three years of experience in communications, preferably for a First Nations organization;
  3. Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating communication plans and materials;
  4. Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design, printing/publishing skills are essential, including ability to present concepts verbally;
  5. Good knowledge of website management (content, updates, etc.);
  6. Social Media experience coupled with an understanding of Search Engine Optimization and Analytics;
  7. Strong organizational, time management and prioritization skills;
  8. Self-motivated with ability to work independently and in a team environment;
  9. Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media;
  10. Experience with programs including Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel and PowerPoint; photo editing, graphics and layout programs, and WordPress;
  11. Must be a confident communicator and presenter;
  12. Knowledge of First Nations political, policy and legal issues;
  13. Understanding of Secwepemc culture, history and traditions an asset;
  14. Ability to travel and ability to work flexible hours; and,
  15. Valid driver’s license.

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 Research & Communications.
  • Maintains confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council.
  • Develop communications strategies that maintain a high degree of engagement and that grow our connections with Secwepemc communities.
  • Design and evaluate programs to better inform and engage with Secwepemc members and communities on the topic of Secwepemc governance specifically.
  • Collaborate with the Tribal Director, Director of Research & Communications and staff to develop communications strategies that will broaden reach and deepen the impact of our organization’s activities.
  • Initiate and maintain media networks and associated public relations networks including local, regional, national and international media outlets.
  • Assist with the preparation of briefing materials, speaking notes, and other materials for Director of Research & Communications, Tribal Director and the Council of Chiefs.
  • Prepare media advisories and media releases for the SNTC and the Tribal Chief.
  • Create and distribute brochures, reports, newsletters, and other materials as requested.
  • Develop and manage all SNTC social media accounts
  • Create content for marketing materials (flyers, brochures, press releases) and SNTC website.

Terms of Employment: 

  • Term position effectively immediately until March 31, 2018; possibility of extension pending funding availability;
  • Must be willing and able to travel, including overnight on occasion;
  • Regular hours of work are 7 hours per day, 35 hours per week;
  • Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience;
  • Job location: Shuswap Nation Tribal Council office, Kamloops.

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) non-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 Kelly Mortimer, Director of Research & Communications, no later than June 5th, 2017.

Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

680 Athabasca Street West

Kamloops, BC   V2H 1C4

T: 778-471-8208

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
Fisheries Assistant 3 (term position)
Location
Kamloops
Date
Closing date: noon June 1st, 2017
Description

Position Profile: 

The Secwepemc Fisheries Commission (SFC), a department 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 3 will be responsible for assisting the Director of Fisheries and other SFC technical staff with salmon stock assessment projects, aquatic ecosystem and stewardship projects including field research, and training and education projects.

Qualifications: 

  1. Prefer university degree or technical college diploma in related discipline or minimum 3 years of experience in natural resource sector;
  2. Certificates/courses in fisheries related topics an asset;
  3. Experience with variety of fisheries field techniques and equipment preferred;
  4. Written and oral communication abilities essential;
  5. Ability to work within a team setting or independently;
  6. Ability to handle the rigors of field work;
  7. Basic computer skills essential;
  8. Previous experience working with First Nations an asset;
  9. Previous experience conducting remote field research an asset;
  10. Ability to travel and ability to work flexible hours and;
  11. 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 orientations sessions for adult salmon stock assessment projects (e.g., meetings and field surveys);
  • Assists communities in conducting field surveys to enumerate salmon;
  • Conducts project site visits to assist in quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) for Band projects.

Aquatic Ecosystem & Stewardship Projects

  • Assists with Deadman River research project including radio-telemetry, salmon tagging and tracking activities.

Training and Education Projects

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

Terms of Employment:

  • Full-time term position (up to 16 weeks, June 12 – Oct 13 );
  • Must be willing and able to travel, including overnight on occasion;
  • Must be able to handle the rigours of field work;
  • Regular hours of work are 7 hours per day, 35 hours per week;
  • Job location:     Secwepemc Fisheries Commission Office (Kamloops).

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) non‐Aboriginal candidates.

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 noon on Thursday June 1, 2017.

Secwepemc Fisheries Commission

c/o Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

680 Athabasca Street West

Kamloops, BC, V2H 1C4

T: 778-471-8200

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.

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