Employment Opportunity: Project Lead – Indigenous Community Facilitator Network

RELAW (Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water) is seeking a project lead to develop and launch an Indigenous community facilitator network, with an initial focus on development and delivery of training curriculum for Indigenous community facilitators. The successful candidate will have significant experience in project management, curriculum development and facilitation, and a strong commitment to revitalization of Indigenous law and governance.

This is an immediate opening for an 18-month position commencing in January 2016 with the possibility of extension or permanence.

Application Deadline: December 18, 2015


  • Manage the development of a training program for Indigenous community facilitators including:

o   Identifying and working with leading practitioners in facilitation, community engagement, process design, and facilitative leadership development to select or design training components

o   Integrating facilitation training with community-based Indigenous law research on environmental governance

  • Managing all process design and logistical aspects of the residential components of the training, including intake of participants
  • Coordinating the practicum component of the training
  • Project managing the development and dissemination of legal and training resource materials
  • Contributing to the development of a business model that will sustain the Indigenous community facilitators network over time, including appropriate legal and technical support


To Apply: We welcome your CV and cover letter to admin@wcel.org by December 18th, 2015. Please quoteRELAW Project Lead in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


RELAW (Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water) is a project of West Coast Environmental Law and the Indigenous Law Research Unit at the University of Victoria aimed at deepening community-based capacity to engage in the process of articulating, revitalizing and applying Indigenous law to contemporary environmental issues and proactive land and resource management. The RELAW project stems from the fundamental belief that Indigenous law is law, that Indigenous laws are part of living Indigenous legal orders, and that Indigenous law can and should be used on the ground today. The practicum component of the training will include: identification of contemporary environmental issues, analysis of relevant Indigenous laws, and development of contemporary Indigenous law instruments to address the identified issue(s). Participants in the training will gain skills and knowledge that will assist their nation in the process of revitalizing and applying Indigenous law to contemporary environmental problems and proactive land and resource management.