June 21, 2018

North Vancouver

Treaty, Lands, and Resources (TLR)


The Natural Resources Planning Manager reports to the Director and is responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans for natural resources of the territory and exercising Tsleil-Waututh Nation stewardship rights to protect and restore ecological values and achieve Tsleil-Waututh’s objectives.


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, including management of program budget, seeking new funding opportunities, reporting and all necessary tasks.
  • Asserting Tsleil-Waututh Aboriginal Rights, Title, and interests with regards to natural resources, stewardship and governance rights.
  • Relationship-building with Crown governments, private sector, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, proponents and other First Nations.
  • 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 met.
  • Project management of Tsleil-Waututh Plans, including the development of new plans and implementation of the Burrard Inlet Action Plan, Indian River Watershed Plan, Oil Spill Response Plan, and other plans.
  • Work closely with the Land, Water, and Environment Program to implement the outcomes of planning processes.
  • Project management of Tsleil-Waututh Protected Areas, including implementation of the Say Nuth Khaw Yum Provincial Park Plan, and seek opportunities to expand TWN Protected Areas.
  • Develop and implement the Tsleil-Waututh Nation climate change program, including the completion of the Climate Change Resiliency Plan.
  • Review and comment on any federal and/or provincial legislation reforms that potentially impact Tsleil-Waututh environmental stewardship values or initiatives.
  • Integrate Tsleil-Waututh Indigenous and western science in planning processes.
  • Provides input into Departmental communications and outreach, which may include the development of presentations, media releases, and council information packages.
  • 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, ecology, environment studies, natural resources management, etc.) 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 experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading collaborative (multi-government and stakeholder) land use planning process.
  • Academic and practical knowledge of natural resource sectors including forestry, fisheries, wildlife management, and water stewardship.
  • Direct field experience such as conducting marine scientific studies and/or restoration works that can be applied in an office setting.
  • 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.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred.
  • Demonstrated patience, understanding, and a willingness to share and learn.
  • Ability to solve practical problems in a culturally appropriate manner and deal with a variety of variables in situations.
  • Experience building and managing teams.
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check.


Training and career development

Business casual office

Community fitness & gym access

Comprehensive group benefits plan & pension plan

Modern and new office building (Coming soon)

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