Nuxalk Stewardship Job Postings

Nuxalk Referrals and Heritage Technician

Posted: November 22, 2019

Expiring: December 6, 2019

Salary:  Salary will be commensurate with experience. This is a term position ending March 31, 2020, with the potential for a longer-term position, pending work outcomes and funding.

Job Type: Full-Time position

Start Date of employment: January 10, 2019, or immediately pending hiring process.

Job Location: Nuxalk Territory, Bella Coola, BC

Job Summary:

The Referrals and Heritage Technician supports the process of overseeing and managing incoming referral and development applications as well as managing the Heritage resources of the Ancestral Governance office. The Referrals and Heritage Technician will oversee the Nuxalk Stewardship Office (NSO) Cedar and Heritage databases. This position will be required to work with other NSO staff, Nuxalk Leadership, and Nuxalk membership. The NSO is seeking a conscientious and highly organized individual, with excellent computer, communication, and time-management skills.

Job Duties:

Core Responsibilities

  1. Receive, track, manage, assess, and respond to incoming referrals and development applications using the Nuxalk Cedar Box App (data management system). This task includes:
    • Ensuring all referrals/development applications are entered into the Cedar Box App in a timely manner;
    • Conducting technical review (Google Earth, GIS, Cedar Box App) and summary of each incoming application;
    • Refining (where necessary) and implementing technical referral response process, including a community engagement strategy; and
    • Identifying and supporting the integration of maps into the referral review and response process.
  2. Oversee, organize, and manage heritage resources and information using the Nuxalk Heritage App (data management system). This task includes:
    • Overseeing new information/research to be catalogued into the Heritage App;
    • Organizing existing information/research in the Heritage App to improve its accessibility and use in the NSO; and
    • In partnership with the Ancestral Governance Coordinator, develop protocols for sharing and access to Heritage information.
  3. Liaise and coordinate with other NSO staff/departments and Nuxalk Leadership, as necessary.
  4. Create referral updates for Nuxalk Chief & Council and Hereditary Leadership to maintain communication on proposed and current development applications in the territory.
  5. Liaise with Provincial representatives when responding to referral and development applications.

Key Competencies:

  • Minimum grade 12 education with experience in data management, resource management, or a similar field;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats;
  • Familiar with the Coastal First Nations Reconciliation Protocol Agreement, including Schedules A & B;
  • Possess knowledge of Provincial land management policies (including the Great Bear Rainforest Land Use Order) and Provincial tenuring systems;
  • Experience working with First Nation communities and in particular, an understanding of the culture and governance of the Nuxalk Nation;
  • Ability to track multiple deadlines and manage varied workloads in a flexible manner;
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a team environment;
  • Personal skills: conscientious, highly organized, excellent time management skills, strong communication skills, self-motivated;
  • Knowledgeable in the use and application of computer software such as MS Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, and Power Point
  • Familiarity with Google Earth and GIS software; and
  • Familiarity with the Cedar Box App an asset.

Curriculum Vitae/Resume: Please forward all CVs/resumes to NSO Office Assistant Rhonda Morton by December 6, 2019 at 4:00pm PST:

Attention: Rhonda Morton

Nuxalk Nation – Nuxalk Stewardship Office

PO Box 65

Bella Coola, BC

V0T 1C0

Telephone: 250-799-5613 ext. 252


Resumes can also be dropped off at the Nuxalk Nation’s Administration building – Front Desk.

Nuxalk Lands Manager

The Nuxalk Stewardship Office works directly with Nuxalk Stataltmc (hereditary) in the management of natural resources in our traditional territory.  Nuxalk affirms our sovereignty, right to maintain and protect our resources, and establish Nuxalk Aboriginal rights and title.

Primary Duties:

  • Facilitating internal and external collaboration and project partners including: other First Nations, governments and other industry organizations
  • Lead the completion of Nuxalk Land Use Plan and implementation of Coastal First Nation and Nuxalk Stewardship policies
  • Support Nuxalk in seizing opportunities within Conservancies with BC Parks;
  • Review multiple land and water development applications to prioritize and track responses;
  • Increasing governance performance, manage work plans, and budgets
  • Represent Nuxalk Stewardship Office at various meetings as required (may include travel)
  • Carry-out community engagement on lands & forest stewardship

Minimum qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary natural resource (or related study) degree or diploma or combination five-years’ experience in natural resource management, referral management, or planning
  • Multi-party communication engagement in landscape or watershed planning
  • Influencing the recognition of Aboriginal Rights within the Coastal First Nation Reconciliation Agreement, including the Great Bear Land Use Order
  • Well organized, self-motivated, strong written, communication and dispute skills
  • Experience with project management and report writing
  • Computer skills, including familiarity with referral software, MS Word, PowerPoint, & Excel

Additional assets:

  • Skills supporting the revitalization Aboriginal governance and laws, and traditional ecological knowledge with our Ancestral Governance department
  • Ability to work with professionals or technical advisors on landscape reserve design and eco-based management processes
  • Experience working in remote communities
  • Ability to work in a digital environment to track referral responses using map tools such as ArcGIS
  • Influencing reconciliation processes among First Nations, stakeholders, and government agencies

Position details:

  • Full Time position – strong potential for long-term position pending strong performance evaluation
  • Wage – negotiable
  • Reports directly to Stewardship Director and work within the Stewardship Office, and close collaboration without our Stewardship team is valued
  • Full Job Description available upon request

Please request a copy of the job description and submit your cover letter and resume to: Bernie Elkins Director, Nuxalk Stewardship Office

Email: or in person by Monday December 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm.