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Land and Resources Negotiation Manager ($75,000 to $95,000/yr)

Edmonton, AB
Full Time
5 days ago
75,000 to 95,000 per year
  • Work on cutting-edge Nen (land and resource) planning, management and implementation in collaboration with the six Tŝilhqot’in communities!
  • Protect the cultural traditions, land and resources, respecting each community’s process
  • Be rewarded with an attractive $75,000 to $95,000 annual salary based on skills and experience, plus excellent benefits + relocation assistance
About the Tŝilhqot’in National Government

The Tŝilhqot’in Nation is a world leader in advancing Indigenous Rights and Title, as demonstrated by the landmark Aboriginal Title Declaration from the Supreme Court of Canada in 2014. The Nation is implementing a groundbreaking tripartite framework agreement (Gwets’en Nilt’i Pathway Agreement) and the Tŝilhqot’in Nen Team plays an important role in supporting the Tŝilhqot’in Nation on all matters related to water, lands and resources.

To learn more about us, please visit:

About Williams Lake, BC

The beautiful city of Williams Lake is the hub for many recreational activities and for business, shopping and industries such as forestry and mining in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region of British Columbia. The City hosts the annual Williams Lake Stampede, which takes place over the Canada Day long weekend. A short drive away is Tsilhqot’in Territory (the Chilcotin Region), a hidden gem where you can find a different pace of life, with bountiful wildlife, fishing and outdoor pursuits in the mountains and on the Chilcotin Plateau.

Discover Williams Lake's Outdoor Wonders!

Summer & Winter Adventures:

  • Trail Treasures: 200km+ biking and hiking trails, including a premier bike park. Explore lakes, parks, and the Cariboo Mountains.
  • Wilderness Bliss: Endless fishing, camping, and hiking near town. Embrace nature within a short drive.
  • Snowy Escapes: Ski local hills - Troll Resort and Mt. Timothy Ski Area. Follow the Gold Rush Trail's year-round allure.
  • Snowy Thrills: Snowmobiling at Yanks Peak, Bull Mountain's XC Ski & Snowshoe Area.

Water & Nature Delights:

  • Rivers & Lakes: Kayak or canoe in diverse waters, from raging rivers to family-friendly lakes.
  • Scout Island Retreat: Downtown sanctuary with serene trails, perfect for wildlife enthusiasts.

Click here for more in-depth information and resources!

About the Opportunity

The Tŝilhqot’in National Government has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Land and Resources Negotiation Manager, to lead our team in Williams Lake, BC, with travel required to six Tŝilhqot’in communities. 

In this position, you will be primarily responsible for managing a team of negotiators, community Nen planners, professionals and contractors.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading and managing a team of negotiators and resource professionals in ongoing Nen negotiations.
  • Regularly providing feedback and support to Nen team members to enhance performance
  • Strategically planning Nen negotiations based on input from community members, Chief & Council, and senior staff
  • Collaborating with and supporting other TNG managers, particularly with the TNG Stewardship Department managing lands and resource issues
  • Effectively engaging and reporting to Tŝilhqot’in Nation members and leaders from the six communities
  • Addressing conflict resolution and crisis management related to water, lands, and natural resources
  • Supporting the transformation of how natural resources within the Tŝilhqot’in Territory are managed
  • Developing and being responsible for department budgets
  • Effectively engaging and strengthening relationships with partners to bring about necessary changes in provincial and federal legislation and policy to achieve Tŝilhqot’in goals and objectives
  • Adapting to and fulfilling other duties as required for the role

The successful candidate will join the Tŝilhqot’in Nen Team to support the Tŝilhqot’in Chiefs and the six Tŝilhqot’in communities as they work to achieve lasting reconciliation for the Tŝilhqot’in peoples in their engagement with the Governments of British Columbia and Canada.

More About You

As our ideal candidate, you should have managerial experience supervising employees and contractors, or related experience as a Project Manager/Supervisor. A background in natural resources or lands combined with cultural awareness and sensitivity is also required for this role. A relevant combination of education and experience will also be considered. A valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence is also required for this role.

Preference will be given to candidates with First Nations/Indigenous ancestry.

The following skills and experience will be crucial for this role:

  • Strategic thinker and “doer” with the ability to develop and implement strategies and plans based on input from Tŝilhqot’in leadership and community members
  • Demonstrated project and personnel management experience. Mentorship experience (asset)
  • Excellent communication skills including competent public speaking, professional writing and report preparation
  • Proven record of successful working relationships with First Nations
  • Strong initiative, excellent professional judgement and commitment to success
  • Excellent research, analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Proven record of successfully leading negotiations with other governments
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and maintain confidentiality
  • Valid BC Driver’s License, ability and willingness to travel to remote communities and travel to meetings outside of the region as required
  • Flexible work schedule to partake in evening engagement sessions and Nation/community events
  • Preferable experience in negotiations and management
  • Possess fiscal and budgeting skills
About the Benefits

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will receive a highly competitive salary of $75,000 to $95,000, negotiable dependent on experience, along with a great host of benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive employee health benefits
  • Relocation assistance
  • Employee pension
  • 2 weeks vacation + 2 weeks paid time off at Christmas + 17 stat holidays
  • Family-oriented work environment
  • Vehicle provided for travel, for work purposes

If you are interested in progressing your career with a growing organization, apply today! 

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