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Several Positions - The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council is currently recruiting for a Senior Policy Advisor, Indigenous Research and a Stakeholder Engagement Officer, Indigenous Research.

These are one-year term positions with the possibility of an extension, and are being offered exclusively to individuals who self-identify as an Indigenous person. We would greatly appreciate your assistance to promote the positions among your networks. A copy of the two job posters is attached and also available through this link on the SSHRC website.

The competitions are open until June 11th, 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact Izabel Comeau (Email: Izabel.Comeau@NSERC-CRSNG.GC.CA)
if you have any questions.

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Stakeholder Engagement Officer, Indigenous Research

Senior Policy Advisor, Indigenous Research


Business and Economic Development Coordinator -
The First Nations Fisheries Council of British Columbia (FNFC)

This is a 1-year term position, with possibility of renewal dependent on funding

The First Nations Fisheries Council of British Columbia (FNFC) is a unique and
progressive organization that offers an exciting opportunity to join a small dedicated team.
Through the BC First Nations Fisheries Action Plan, BC First Nations have directed the FNFC to
support, protect, reconcile, and advance Aboriginal Title and Rights and Treaty Rights as they
relate to fisheries and the health and protection of aquatic resources. Our priorities are to
develop effective governance mechanisms, form collaborative relationships among First
Nations organizations, and work together to build a united voice on fisheries matters.

The First Nations Fisheries Council is seeking an energetic and positive, organized and adaptable person to join our team. The Business and Economic Development Coordinator will work to support the implementation and delivery of initiatives relating to FNFC’s Economic Performance mandate. These initiatives include engagement and outreach related to economic fisheries issues with First Nations communities and fisheries organizations. In addition to supporting FNFC economic performance initiatives, the Coordinator will also work to advance the development of the First Nations Fisheries Legacy Fund (FNFLF) through aiding in proposal writing, project implementation, and delivery of communications.

The successful candidate will have experience in building and maintaining strong relationships with First Nations organizations by taking a positive and constructive attitude focused on capacity building.

Reporting to the Business and Economic Development Advisor, the responsibilities of the
Business and Economic Development Coordinator will include:

Supporting the First Nations Fisheries Legacy Fund (FNFLF) (60%):
• Supporting the coordination of FNFLF initiative implementation and development of
future initiatives
• Supporting the implementation of the FNFLF 2018-2020 Strategic Plan
• Supporting the composition of funding proposals and advancement of partnership
• Development of FNFLF communications materials (e.g. newsletters, social media etc.)
• Coordination of engagement with FNFLF communities to ensure community priorities
are captured in FNFLF activities
• Aiding in the coordination of FNFLF board meetings, including
composition of briefings and communication with FNFLF board members
FNFC Economic Performance (40%):
• Liaising with First Nations, First Nations organizations, government staff, and
others as appropriate to support and advance First Nations interests and
• Supporting the advancement of FNFC economic fisheries funding opportunities
• Providing project implementation support to internal FNFC economic fisheries projects
• Supporting the development of communication materials related to FNFC economic
performance initiatives (e.g. newsletters, briefing notes)
• Conference and meeting coordination support for First Nations engagement on economic
• Providing general administrative support to FNFC economic performance initiatives
• Other duties as required

• Post-secondary education with a focus on political science, natural resource management,
Indigenous studies, or a related field of study, with a minimum of 3 years of work experience
• Experience working with BC First Nations communities and/or First Nations organizations
• Understanding and familiarity with the BC fisheries industry
• Demonstrated ability to identify funding opportunities and draft funding proposals
• Excellent writing, critical thinking, and research skills
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task, set priorities effectively, and problem solve, while
ensuring high quality work
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently
• Highly organized with strong attention to detail and commitment to high quality work
• Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills with the ability to interact professionally with
a wide range of individuals and organizations
• Advanced knowledge of MS Office – Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel.

The FNFC office is located at 320 - 1200 West 73rd Ave., Vancouver BC.
Office hours are Monday
to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Some travel and flexible work hours will be required.
The candidate must possess a valid driver’s license.

Applicants are asked to email a cover letter and resume, providing details of
work experience before 4:00 pm on August 10, 2018 to:
E-mail: careers@fnfisheriescouncil.ca

Subject line: Business and Economic Development Coordinator <Full Name>

The FNFC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply, however qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority. The FNFC wishes to thank all applicants for their interest and advises that only those candidates selected for an interviewed will be contacted. The posting may remain open until a qualified candidate is hired.