Permanent Full Time

January 20, 2020

Treaty, Lands and Resources


Job Summary:

The Policy Analyst reports to the Policy Advisor, and supports the advancement of Tsleil-Waututh’s nation-to-nation relationship with the Federal and Provincial governments. The position will work closely with eh policy advisor on files relating to Crown-TWN relations, climate policy, TWN governance, and other initiatives based on recognition of Tsleil-Waututh’s unceded title, rights and interests. In addition, the position provides staff support to the Sacred Trust Initiative.


  • Post-secondary degree in related field with minimum three years’ work experience
  • Demonstrated experience in working with governments and/or policy including with First Nations, various levels of government, community stakeholders, or similar entities;
  • Understanding of the current and historical culture of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Coast Salish peoples
  • Understanding of current and historical relationships between Crown and First Nation governments an asset
  • Understanding of climate change policy an asset
  • Understanding of Aboriginal rights and title, particularly in the context of B.C.
  • At least three years of experience working in a First Nations community

Duties & Responsibilities:

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.

  • Support the Policy Advisor in program management, co-ordination, and innovation;
  • Fulfil the mandate of TWN’s Treaty, Lands and Resource Department and Sacred Trust to assert TWN title, rights, and interests
  • Build relationships with Crown governments, non-governmental organizations, and other First Nations
  • Support the Policy Advisor to ensure the vision laid out in foundational Tsleil-Waututh documents ( e.g., TWN Draft Constitution and Declaration, Stewardship Policy, Burrard Inlet Action Plan, Assessment of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Expansion Proposal, etc.) and overall TWN philosophy is met
    • Assist in managing Program budget including planning, invoicing, budget reporting, and all other necessary tasks
    • Monitor the progress of Crown policy and legislation and identify opportunities for TWN engagement
    • Review and provide TWN input on legislative and policy reviews;
    • Act as liaison between Crown representatives and TWN on appropriate files; prepare for and participate in meetings with external entities
  • Pursue new funding opportunities to support Program initiatives;
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other TWN departments where appropriate;
  • Provide training as needed to other staff members
  • Provide input into departmental communications and outreach, which may include the development of presentations, media releases, and council information packages
  • Assist with the implementation and delivery of other department initiatives as directed
  • Support the Policy Advisor to prepare and present updates and analyses to leadership, colleagues, community members, and partners including participating in weekly TLR team leads meetings
  • Support the Policy Advisor and Sacred Trust Manager in all other related tasks as required


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


  • 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
  • Proficient with computers, the Internet and Microsoft Office Programs
  • 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
Why work with us?

Training and Career Development

Business Casual Office

Community Fitness & Gym Access

Comprehensive Benefits & Pension

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to: or by mail/drop off:

Tsleil Waututh Nation – HR

3178 Alder Court, North Vancouver BC V7H 2V6


Please also include in the subject “Policy Analyst” and if you are voluntarily self-identifying yourself as “Self-Identified” (First Nations, Metis or Inuit), or TWN Community Member.

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