Territorial Stewardship Director

Website Shuswap Band

Build departmental capacity, advance stewardship initiatives, and manage day-to-day

Who Are You?
You understand Indigenous rights and the challenges associated with stewardship
responsibilities and land development. You have successfully developed and led
multidisciplinary teams, including internal and external representatives.

What Will You Do?
Reporting to the Director of Operations, you are responsible for the development of a Territorial
Lands and Resources Management Strategy and will provide development and oversight of
annual workplans for advancing strategic objectives. You will work together with your technical
team on projects including but not limited to Secwepemc Reconciliation Framework Agreement,
BC Hydro, Columbia Basin Trust, Trans-Canada Highway Corridor-Wide Agreement and Parks

• Manages and provides direction for department staff, contractors, and key stakeholders.
• Regular reporting on projects, finances, monthly and annual forecasting and budget.
• Interacts with other Title and Rights Department staff and consultants.
Manages multiple projects, assigning and tracking projects scopes, timelines, budgets,
quality control, safety, and logistics.
• Prepares, directs, monitors and forecasts annual operating plans and budgets. Provides
oversight on project expenditures, budgets, and invoicing.
• Aligns department work and priorities with strategic plans and initiatives. Work closely
with senior department managers on cross departmental collaboration.
• Identifies and assigns department resources to projects and initiatives.
• Establishes, organizes, and leads regular department staff meetings.
• Conducts annual staff reviews and develops training plans with staff. Works with Director
of Operations to coach and mentor team members.
• Explores and implements systems to enhance operational efficiencies.
• Negotiates funding agreements.
• Seeks directive and guidance from leadership on stewardship initiatives.

Skills and Abilities
• Working knowledge of Indigenous rights and challenges associated with stewardship
responsibilities and land development/use.
• Understanding of Secwepemc Nation governmental organizational structures and
functions and the Shuswap Band community, culture and Secwepemc values.
• Advanced awareness of Indigenous culture, values, and perspectives as it relates to
resource management and stewardship.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and lead multidisciplinary teams, including internal and
external representatives.
• Proficiency in MS Office software, social media, and public speaking. Project
Management software experience.

• Post-secondary education in Business Administration or related field.
• 5 to 10 years management experience in related field of work.
• Leadership experience in Environmental or Lands Stewardship.
• Project Management accreditation or equivalent experience and training is ideal.
• Valid BC driver’s license and clean abstract.

Personal Attributes
• Strong organizational skills and ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly
with excellent attention to detail.
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with community members, band staff and
technical personnel from government agencies and the corporate sector.
• Exceptional communication skills and ability to clearly and professionally articulate both
verbally and written.
• Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making
• Proven ability to manage confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various
competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of client service and response.
• Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.

Schedule. Compensation. Conditions of work
This is a full-time, year-round opportunity. We work Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm with a halfhour unpaid lunch. Travelling throughout Shuswap Band Territory and other locations within
Secwepemc Territory is required.

We offer a wide variety of perks including:
• Generous vacation plus 2 weeks paid holiday over Christmas
• Employer matched pension plan
• Extensive health and benefits package
• Dynamic work environment

How to Apply
We value diversity and welcome all qualified candidates to apply. Employment and promotion of
an Indigenous person or Shuswap Band members will be administered in a fair and reasonable
manner and is consistent with the Canadian Human Rights Commission Policy on “Aboriginal
Employment Preference.”

If interested, please apply to nmorgan@shuswapband.ca. Only qualified candidates will be

To apply for this job email your details to nmorgan@shuswapband.ca.