Consultation & Accommodation Manager (Environmental Assessments)

Consultation & Accommodation Manager (Environmental Assessments)

Internal Employment OpportunitiesConsultation & Accommodation Manager (Environmental Assessments)

Consultation & Accommodation Manager (Environmental Assessments)

Permanent Full Time

August 21, 2022

North Vancouver - Tsleil-Waututh Nation



Based on education & experience


The Consultation and Accommodation Manager reports to the Director and is responsible for ensuring that the Referrals Management Program goals are met, and for certain projects with specific topic areas including:

  • Reviewing, analyzing and responding to referrals (e.g., project proposals, research requests) in accordance with the Tsleil-Waututh Stewardship Policy
  • Providing analyses on potential impacts that proposed development projects and policy changes may have on Tsleil-Waututh’s Aboriginal rights, title, and interests
  • Facilitating the multi-disciplinary review process of referrals in a team setting
  • Represent Tsleil-Waututh as the consultation lead on projects
  • Managing the development and implementation of protocol agreements pertaining to consultation
  • Supervises the Referrals Management Program and team



The listed duties are only illustrative and are not intended to describe every function that may be performed by this position. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Program Management & Co-ordination.
  • Asserting Tsleil-Waututh Aboriginal Rights & Title with regards to
  • Relationship-building with Crown governments, private sector, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, proponents and other First
  • Works closely and collaboratively with the Director and other staff in the Treaty, Lands and Resources Department to analyses and assess land use decisions, proposed projects and policies that may impact Tsleil-Waututh rights, title, and
  • Supports the Director to ensure the vision laid out in foundational Tsleil-Waututh documents (ex. the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Declaration, Stewardship Policy, economic development strategy, Burrard Inlet Action Plan, etc.) and overall Tsleil-Waututh philosophy is
  • Management of program budget including planning, invoicing, budget reporting and all other necessary
  • Under the Director’s supervision, the Consultation and Accommodation Manager manages various referrals in accordance with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Stewardship Policy. This includes:
    1. Determining potential impacts of proposed development projects, policies, or plans on Tsleil-Waututh’s Aboriginal rights, title, and interests, including assessing cumulative impacts and future implications, and providing impact/benefit analyses where
    2. Facilitating the review of projects, plans, and policies proposed within the Tsleil-Waututh Consultation
    3. Critically assess the external processes of assessment and contribute solutions for
    4. Assessing potential benefits, including educational or economic opportunities for members of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and communicating with Economic Development and Community Development in regards to these
    5. Examining the proposed project, plan or policy from a holistic view that takes into account history, cumulative impacts, and power
  • Leads the development and implementation of protocol agreements to establish and support meaningful consultation processes with Crown governments, proponents and agencies.
  • Directly communicates and liaises with Crown governments, agencies, proponents and other First Nations on a technical level, signing off on technical level
  • Drafts reports/letters of response to Crown governments, agencies, and
  • Prepares and manages cost estimates or Contribution Funding Agreements for Tsleil- Waututh participation in the referral process. Supports the coordination of Social and Economic Development Agreements and other impact-benefit agreements between TWN and the
  • Approaches proposals, agreements and related opportunities with creativity and a multi-disciplinary, holistic mindset that honours the needs of the Tsleil-Waututh community.
  • Facilitates efficient records management of files along with Treaty, Lands and Resources
  • Takes initiative and leadership in establishing new components to the TLR assessment process and consultation agreements/relationship-building as guided by the Director
  • Develops TLR policy as needed/directed.
  • Provides input into Departmental communications and outreach, which may include the development of presentations, media releases, and council information
  • Assists with the implementation and delivery of other Department initiatives as directed.
  • Provides input into the development of funding proposals, reports and other deliverables.
  • Supports the Director to prepare and present updates and analysis results to leadership, colleagues, community members, and proponents. This includes participating in weekly TLR team leads
  • Supports the Director in all other tasks as



Supervisory responsibilities over staff in the Referrals Management Program; other department staff and consultants as needed/directed.



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (e.g. social or environmental sciences) with a minimum of 4 years of work experience, or a Master’s degree in related field with 2 years work experience.
  • May consider alternate combinations of education and relevant work
  • Understanding of the current and historical culture of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Coast Salish
  • Understanding of Aboriginal rights and title, particularly in the context of C.
  • Experience negotiating with external stakeholders and clients
  • Experience with First Nations Consultation process preferred
  • Experience building and managing
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred.
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal Record



  • Demonstrated patience, understanding, and a willingness to share and
  • Ability to solve practical problems in a culturally appropriate manner and deal with multiple variables in diverse
  • Proficient with computers, the Internet and Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, ).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under pressure; demonstrate flexibility, cooperation and ability to shift priorities
  • Ability to solve practical problems in a culturally-appropriate manner and deal with a variety of variables in
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills; attention to
  • Self-motivated; proven ability to deliver results when working independently and within a team
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a wide variety of
  • Brings a creative and unconventional approach to problem solving (ability to think outside the box).



Physical Demands

  • Significant desk work with long periods of manual dexterity (keyboard operations, filing).

Mental Focus

  • Must synthesize complex and diverse
  • Must remain calm, professional, objective, and
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational
  • Must model adherence to established systems and
  • Provide detailed and comprehensive strategic advice with little
  • Highly-developed ability to work under

Environmental Conditions

  • Dynamic environment with multiple demands, changing priorities and constant interruptions.
  • Highly sensitive legal, confidential and political issues and
  • Engagement with other Departments, levels of Crown and First Nation



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-We appreciate everyone’s interest in this role, however, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Thank you.-