7010 - Environmental Stewardship Major Projects Coordinator

Musqueam Indian Band, 6735 Salish Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Req #121
Monday, October 3, 2022

About Musqueam

We are traditional hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking people. Today, we are a strong, growing community of over 1,300 members. We live on a small portion of our traditional territory, known as the Musqueam Indian Reserve, located south of Marine Drive near the mouth of the Fraser River. The name Musqueam relates back to the River Plant, the name of the plant is məθkʷəy̓. There is a story that has been passed on from generation to generation that explains how we became known as the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) - People of the River Plant. We have always moved throughout our territory using the resources it provides for fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering. We remain distinct and our cultural practices are strong, despite the devastating impacts of residential schools, colonial laws banning our ceremonies, and other attempts to assimilate our people. Our lands and waters continue to support our cultural and economic practices while serving as a source of knowledge and memory, encoded with our teachings and laws. To learn more about Musqueam, please visit 

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Environmental Stewardship Manager, the Major Projects Coordinator will help lead
the team responsible for environmental stewardship within Musqueam’s Traditional Territory. The Major
Projects Coordinator will provide guidance and support, internally and externally, on policy, programs and
projects related to Musqueam environment and stewardship issues. The Major Projects Coordinator will also
manage, organize and interpret large data sets; maintain, update and expand new and existing datasets; and
participate in the development of strategies and prepare a variety of reports and studies. Additionally, the Major
Projects Coordinator will establish and maintain liaison with a wide variety of internal and external contacts,
including both governmental and non-governmental bodies, and assist in directing the work of consultants and
staff on a project basis.


• Assist the Manager as an office lead and work to take on initiatives to support and advance the work of
the Environmental Stewardship Manager and department
• Assist the Manager in delegating project tasks to and maintaining project updates from Coordinators
and other staff to ensure implementation of projects and plans
• Develop, analyse and make recommendations on policy and procedures consistent with the objectives
and priorities of the MIB in collaboration with management
• Draft or assist in drafting various agreements with external partners, and other management plans or
professional documents
• Design and oversee data collection and analysis strategies for complex research and policy analysis
projects; analyse, evaluate, and prepare written reports on policy implications from findings
• Provide statistical and analytical information to management, including metrics, reports and analyses
for data management, tracking and reporting, and aggregating survey data
• Review, analyse, and prepare summaries, presentations, and graphical representations of proposals and
• Assist management in preparing briefing notes, internal/external reports, summaries, discussion
papers, factsheets, and other support related material
• Lead or participate in sub meetings related to large projects in order to coordinate information for
multiple departments across the organization; follow up, develop responses, collect and disseminate
• Assist the Manager in the development and management of departmental budgets, including financial
reconciliation and funding reporting
• Oversee the office, staff and related duties in the absence of the Manager
• Performs related duties as required

Job Knowledge & Skills

• Skills and knowledge attained by the successful completion of a Post-secondary degree in biology,
natural resource management or related field and a minimum of 3 years’ progressively responsible
experience in environmental and First Nations issues, environmental policy, or broad-level program
management with considerable related experience within a local government or First Nations
organization; or an equivalent combination of skills and experience
• Experience in the identification, assessment and evaluation of data/information required to support
critical decision-making processes within the public sector
• Proven experience working in and with environmental legislation, regulations, and policies; experience
working with committee and/or Council structures
• Proven experience anticipating and identifying the need for policy or policy revision
• Expertise in conducting research and analyses, interpreting statistical data, and developing
recommendations for complex policy issues and program evaluation
• Proven experience leading/facilitating working groups, committees, or similar
• Exemplary oral and written communication skills in presenting clear and concise findings for decision
makers and writing a variety of proposals, policy and procedure drafts, reports and other
• Excellent analytical, problem-solving, persuasion, and consensus-building skills with the ability to work
under pressure and independently within a team environment
• Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain successful and effective
relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts
• Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and handle shifting
priorities to produce results within deadlines
• Strong understanding of Indigenous history and politics in British Columbia; cultural competency and
knowledge of Musqueam cultural traditions and interests is preferred
• Ability to use sound judgment and diplomacy in high stress/conflict situations
• Advanced skills in MS Office software, Adobe Acrobat
• Proven ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
Working Conditions

• Work is performed in an office environment and periodically in the community
• Some evenings and weekends may be required
• Successful Criminal Record Check

Applicants of Musqueam and/or Aboriginal ancestry are
encouraged to apply.
We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those short-listed will be contacted.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Musqueam Indian Band, 6735 Salish Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada