The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council is pleased to announce a new employment opportunity.  The WLC is currently pursuing a more active role in municipal decision-making and, as a result, has established a W̱SÁNEĆ CRD Liaison position.

The CRD liasion position is full time and based out of the WLC office in Brentwood Bay. 

JOB DESCRIPTION
As an organization focused on self-determination, the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council works to enhance recognition of, and respect for, W̱SÁNEĆ Douglas Treaty rights and W̱SÁNEĆ Aboriginal rights and title on behalf of Tsartlip First Nation, Tsawout First Nation, and Tseycum First Nation. The WLC is currently pursuing a more active role in municipal decision-making and, as a result, has established a W̱SÁNEĆ CRD Liaison position.

The W̱SÁNEĆ CRD Liaison will conduct research on relevant regulations and legislation, the actions of other jurisdictions, and possible solutions to W̱SÁNEĆ interests. To aid in the WLC’s decision-making, the W̱SÁNEĆ CRD Liaison will provide the WLC with the results of the above research and analysis along with relevant information regarding CRD’s operations within W̱SÁNEĆ territory. The W̱SÁNEĆ CRD Liaison will work closely with the CRD to understand the CRD’s operations in the region, convey the WLC’s interests to the CRD, and develop long-term solutions. The W̱SÁNEĆ CRD Liaison will also identify employment and economic development opportunities for W̱SÁNEĆ people on CRD-led projects.

The successful candidate will need to be self-directed, analytical, meticulous, and able to work efficiently in an environment with competing priorities. The successful candidate will work full-time from the WLC office in Brentwood Bay. A class 5 driver’s license and archaeological experience will be considered assets. Salary is competitive.

DUTIES
• Conduct independent research on CRD’s operations, W̱SÁNEĆ interests in CRD’s operations, available programming/funding sources, and solutions to W̱SÁNEĆ concerns
• Conduct desktop reviews, design and implement small community research projects, and connect with regional subject-matter experts
• Engages with external organizations, W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations, and W̱SÁNEĆ community members to facilitate information exchange
• Work with external organizations, W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations, and W̱SÁNEĆ community members to implement W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council decisions effectively, including the creation of new programs
• Prepare briefing notes and meeting materials for W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council and W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council staff
• Identify employment opportunities for W̱SÁNEĆ people on CRD-led projects and identify interested W̱SÁNEĆ individuals

JOB REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (e.g. Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Public Administration, History, Engineering, etc.); and,
• Minimum one (1) year of progressive experience conducting independent research, analyzing information, engaging with external organizations, facilitating discussions, and preparing briefing materials for decision-makers. A focus on the municipal governance, archaeology, and knowledge of W̱SÁNEĆ culture/values is an asset.
OR
• Minimum three (3) years of progressive experience conducting independent research, analyzing information, engaging with external organizations, facilitating discussions, and preparing briefing materials for decision-makers. A focus on the municipal governance, archaeology, and knowledge of W̱SÁNEĆ culture/values is an asset.

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To apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to Gord Elliott, Director of Operations (gord.elliott@wsanec.com) by November 13th

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The W̱SÁNEĆ CRD Liaison will conduct research on relevant regulations and legislation, the
actions of other jurisdictions, and possible solutions to W̱SÁNEĆ interests.

Submit your application & cover letter by November 13th to gord.elliot@wsanec.com