Reporting to the General Manager – Operations, and working closely with Chief and Council, Takla Nation members, staff, colleagues at Sasuchan Development Corporation, other departments, strategic and operational committees, and legal counsel.
Approximately 8 – 10 regular staff and consultants work in the department, with increased staff during field season, and for special projects. Takla employees include administrative staff, manager of environmental services, forester, fisheries officer, stewardship monitors, referral officer, GIS staff. Department works closely with the manager of culture and language services and the internal Stewardship Group and Resource Development Team.
· Designing and managing environmental stewardship standards and priorities within the Takla traditional territory
· Monitoring resource activities and stewardship standards on the territory
· Supporting or managing technical and industry/government negotiations to further Takla’s rights, title and interest objectives, including accommodation and revenue generation objectives
· Developing, managing, sharing and safeguarding effective information systems, including historical information about land use and stewardship, and current information about active and planned resource activities
· Supporting effective Nation-to-Nation relationships with neighbouring First Nations, and designing/engaging in shared stewardship practices
· Maintaining constant, effective communication with Chief and Council, and Takla Nation members about Lands and Stewardship activities, priorities and plans
· Managing staff and departmental/Nation resources effectively
· Budget preparation, management, analysis and planning, including the integration of extensive external resource sources into the Nation;
· Providing visionary and effective leadership to develop Takla’ traditional territory with the practices of the Nation, and for revenue development
· Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, professional designation in a relevant discipline, five or more years’ experience with lands and stewardship work with First Nations is required, or an equivalent combination of education, professional recognition and experience may be considered
· Experience managing a fast-moving, multi-faceted team in a political environment. Entrepreneurial perspective required.
· Experience working closely with community groups, consulting, taking guidance and direction from, and being accountable to
· Excellent skills in assessing and managing risk in a variety of forms
· High tolerance for ambiguity, changing environments, political environments, strategic negotiations and constantly shifting timelines and priorities
DAVID APLIN GROUP
1710 – 1050 West Pender Street | Vancouver, British Columbia
Takla Nation is moving quickly on this file; interested applicants are encouraged to contact Peter Charles as soon as possible to discuss.