The Tsleil-Waututh Nation People currently reside on the North Shore of Vancouver, BC. Since time immemorial we have occupied Village sites all around səl̓ilẃət, also known as Burrard Inlet. This is how we have come to be the People of the Inlet.  Revitalization is important at Tsleil-Waututh, where you will see our language, culture, and stewardship of the lands and waters returned to our people and we are once again prospering the same way our Ancestors had for so many years. We are one of the most progressive Nations in North America because we have deep cultural and spiritual roots, as well as a great affinity for the land and water. This is reflected in our work and interaction with the world at large. Working with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation is a unique opportunity as you will experience the wealth of Culture and strength of business practices.



The Cumulative Effects Project Manager reports to the Director and is responsible for further development and implementation of a First Nation-led cumulative effects framework and monitoring initiative for Burrard Inlet.  The position includes both science and policy elements, and is responsible for creating pathways to incorporate a strong science program into new environmental governance structures.  The successful applicant must work closely with all levels of federal, provincial, local, and first nation governments to implement the program. As a Cumulative Effects Project Manager will have the freedom to be innovative and cutting edge. If this position sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!


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—Burrard Inlet Cumulative Effects Framework and Monitoring Initiative
  • Program coordination—ensure cumulative effects science and policy supports new environmental governance structures
  • Asserting Tsleil-Waututh title, rights, and interests related to environmental stewardship and governance rights
  • Relationship-building with crown governments, private sector, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, proponents, and other first nations
  • Management of program budget including planning, invoicing, budget reporting, and all other necessary tasks
  • Coordination and collaboration with other Tsleil-Waututh departments
  • Responsible to actively seek and pursue new funding opportunities for the program
  • Integrate Tsleil-Waututh indigenous and western science in planning processes
  • Provide training as needed to other staff members
  • Provides input into departmental communications and outreach, which may include the development of presentations, media releases, and council information packages
  • Supports the director to prepare and present updates and analysis results to leadership, colleagues, community members, and proponents
  • Participating in weekly TLR team leads meetings and be willing to travel for work
  • Supporting the director in all other tasks as required


  • Support staff, as required.
  • Manage contracts and scope of work with consultants, as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (e.g., biology, geology, environmental studies, natural resources management, etc.) with a minimum of four years of work experience, or a Master’s degree in related field with two years’ work experience
  • May consider alternate combinations of education and relevant work experience
  • Academic and practical knowledge of cumulative effects assessment methodology and development of management objectives
  • Demonstrated experience in leading collaborative (multi-government and stakeholder) planning processes
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple levels of government spanning technical staff and directors to policy advisors, deputy ministers, and chief and councils
  • Understanding of the current and historical culture of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Coast Salish peoples
  • Understanding of aboriginal rights and title, particularly in the context of B.C.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills; attention to detail
  • Self-motivated; proven ability to deliver results when working independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a wide variety of people
  • Brings a creative and unconventional approach to problem solving (ability to think outside the box)
  • Proficient with computers, the Internet, and Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment under pressure; demonstrate flexibility, cooperation and ability to shift priorities rapidly
  • Ability to solve practical problems in a culturally-appropriate manner and deal with a variety of variables in situations
  • Demonstrated patience, understanding, and a willingness to share and learn
  • Must successfully pass a criminal record check and obtain a NAFTA visa if U.S. citizen without permanent residency


Training and career development

Business casual office

Community fitness & gym access

Comprehensive group benefits plan & pension plan

Modern and new office building (Coming soon)


Apply by May 30, 2018 4:00pm with your cover letter and resume to:hr@twnation.ca or

Mail or drop off your Resume to: Tsleil-Waututh Nation Human Resources

3075 Takaya Drive, North Vancouver, BC V7H 3A8

Reference “Cumulative Effects Project Manager” in the subject line. Please also indicate “Self-Identified”, if you are voluntarily identifying yourself as First Nations or Aboriginal. If you are a TWN Member, please also indicate this.

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