W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council Job Opportunity – Policy/Negotiations Analyst


As an organization focused on self-determination, the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (WLC) 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 substantive negotiations at a Recognition of Indigenous Rights and Self Determination Table with the Federal Government and, as a result, has established a Policy/Negotiations Analyst Position to provide additional support.

The Policy/Negotiations Analyst will conduct desktop and community-based research on relevant legislation, policies, and programs, the progress of other First Nations in other jurisdictions, information related to W̱SÁNEĆ history and culture, and other matters. Further, the Policy/Negotiations Analyst will be responsible for presenting the results of this research, facilitating discussions among W̱SÁNEĆ technical working groups, and making recommendations to W̱SÁNEĆ decision-makers. The Policy/Negotiations Analyst will work closely with staff at the Federal Government and other external organizations to foster strategic relationships, identify opportunities for satisfying W̱SÁNEĆ interests, and implement the decisions of the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council.

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, with work-from-home exceptions due to COVID-19. A class 5 driver’s license will be considered assets. Salary is competitive.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Gord Elliott, Director of Operations (gord.elliott@https://wsanec.com/) by September 2nd 2022

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