Position: Technical Coordinator
Organization: North Coast-Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society
Location: Prince Rupert, BC / local applicants preferred. However, this role may be performed remotely but will need excellent computing, telephone and internet access, and will involve some travel.
Part time — 21 hours per week (3 days)
The North Coast-Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society (NCSFNSS) is a non-profit society that enables First Nations communities on the British Columbia North Coast and lower Skeena River to collaborate on projects of shared value. The current focus addresses marine and coastal environmental issues and processes as they relate to fisheries and cumulative effects. This involves working with the federal and provincial governments at various scales. Taking direction from the Program Director of Cumulative Effects Strategic Initiatives, the Technical Coordinator will support related technical teams, and in particular the participating North Coast First Nations, in implementing Marine Planning Partnership (MaPP) & Environmental Stewardship Initiative (ESI) work plans. The work plans are aimed at advancing cumulative effects monitoring, assessment and management and other marine plan conservation priorities through close collaboration between the North Coast participating Nations, the Province of British Columbia, and the Federal government. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a candidate with knowledge and interest in addressing complex resource management issues to advance their environmental/resource management career.
Experience and Skills required:
- Coordination skills to support technical team meetings including developing agendas, chairing meetings as required, scheduling and organizing in-person, phone, and online meetings;
- Time-management and organizational skills dealing with multiple projects and products with tight timelines, including tracking and organizing working materials;
- Excellent technical and communications skills to develop meeting summaries, produce technical/management briefings, reports and other communications products, as well as to solicit and incorporate feedback;
- Working closely with Teams to develop workplans, Statements of Work, Request for Proposals, evaluate proposals, and manage related contracts;
- Developing and monitoring workflows, actions and deliverables, and reporting on progress;
- Promote partnerships with officials from various levels of government, specialists, First Nations representatives and stakeholders;
- Familiarity with technologies/software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Doodle Poll, online conferencing platforms such as GoTo Meeting, and experience with GIS and R-code is an advantage;
- Must be able to work effectively as part of a team as well as work efficiently on your own to complete tasks as directed;
- Candidates with experience working with First Nations on collaborative initiatives is beneficial;
- Familiarity and experience working with BC North Coast First Nations is a definite asset; and,
- Must have access to a vehicle and a valid class 5 driver’s license as some travel may be required.
Education required (A combination of related skills and experience may be considered in lieu):
- Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies, Marine Planning, Fisheries Biologist or related field
- Advanced degree/certificates in community development, communication is an asset
Local applicants are preferred. However, this role may be performed remotely but will need excellent computing, telephone and internet access, and will involve some travel.
NCSFNSS offers a competitive salary and benefits package, flexible hours, strong administrative support, and promotes a healthy work/home balance. NCSFNSS is pro-actively managing health and safety concerns for all employees related to the Covid 19 pandemic whether it be for field projects or office work.
Please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Maya Paul, Program Director, Cumulative Effects Strategic Initiatives. Cover letters and resumes will be reviewed as soon as they are received. Closing date for applications is Friday May 22, 2020, but we will be reviewing applications as they come in with the intention to fill the position as soon as possible.
Please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail to:
North Coast-Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society
363 – 309 2nd Ave West
Prince Rupert BC V8J 3T1
NCSFNSS thanks all interested applicants but we will only contact those candidates selected for an interview.
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