Permanent Full Time

June 5, 2020

North Vancouver - TWN Administration Building



Based on education & experience

Who we are:

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.

Job Summary:

The Director of Treaty, Lands and Resources Department (TLR) is responsible for providing oversight to all of the Department’s programs, projects and the implementation of the financial sustainability strategy.  The Director oversees the Department budget and specific topic areas including:

  • Oversight of all aspects (financial, technical, human resource) of all Department programs and projects
  • Senior Tsleil-Waututh Nation Representation
  • Coordination with Tsleil-Waututh Council and other Departments
  • Comprehensive Treaty Negotiations
  • Participation in the First Nations Summit, Coast Salish Gathering
  • Strategic Department Planning and Budget Development
  • Policy Development and Land review
  • Oversight of TWN Youth Employment initiatives as related to TLR Department
  • Oversight of communications to TWN Community for Treaty Lands and Resources
  • Business/Corporate Support endeavors – see Corporate Responsibilities


  • Self-identified candidates preferred
  • A University degree, preferably in Business, First Nations Studies, or other relevant fields required
  • Masters Degree an asset
  • Self-Identified candidates and previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization (particularly Tsleil-Waututh Nation) is preferred.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of relevant work experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years managerial or supervisory experience.
  • Proven leader with extensive human resource management experience.
  • Economic development, business, and/or consulting experience.
  • Experience with First Nations consultation and negotiations processes.
  • Brings a creative and unconventional approach to problem solving (ability to think outside the box).
  • Acute depth of understanding of Aboriginal rights and title and the strategies employed by the Treaty, Lands and Resources Department to protect Tsleil-Waututh’s interests.
  • Acute understanding of the current and historical culture of the Coast Salish peoples.
  • Experience building and managing teams (staff and consultants).
  • Experience with financial and human resource management.
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check.


To Apply: 

If you would like to view the full job description and directly apply, please click the link below:

Director of Treaty, Lands & Resources


Why work with us?

Training and Career Development

Business Casual Office, Community Fitness & Gym Access

Comprehensive Group Benefits & Pension Plans


We greatly appreciate your interest in our organization and this role, however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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