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Indigenous Trust Lead

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
2 days ago
Job Type:Permanent
Primary Location:Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
All Available Locations:Vancouver

Our Purpose

At Deloitte, we are driven to inspire and help our people, organization, communities, and country to thrive. Our Purpose is to build a better future by accelerating and expanding access to knowledge. Purpose defines who we are and gives us reason to exist as an organization.
By living our Purpose, we will make an impact that matters.

Work in a fast growing and challenging environment with like-minded people who are eminent in their respective technical field.
Have challenging and interesting work in a team environment.
Take personal benefit from assisting others to learn and grow.

The Indigenous Services team is committed to supporting Indigenous communities as they continuously improve on program delivery and achieving greater returns for their resources.

Many Indigenous communities choose to place funds gained from government or industry settlements into a Trust, where they can be protected for future generations while also providing ongoing funding for community programs and benefits. As an Administrative Trustee, Deloitte partners with communities to help administer the Trust, taking direction from the Community Trustees and/or community leadership.

The Trust Lead is a position that manages all aspects of Community Trusts. This includes interpretation of the Trust Agreement, financial reporting to the Trustees, Chief & Council, and community members/citizens, supporting the Trustees through information gathering and interpretation of legal documentation for investment opportunities, supporting the education of Trustees, and chairing Trust meetings. The Trust Lead works closely with a small team who deliver on these engagements.

What will your typical day look like?

If you prefer that many of your days are not "typical" then this role may be for you! You will be working with multiple clients who each have their own diverse needs and urgency in terms of those needs. The right candidate for the position will take great satisfaction from supporting the development of others - clients, team members and the firm in furthering the growth of the Indigenous Services group.
You will be working with a great team; one which believes in engagement and support for each other.
The Trust Lead role provides administrative support to our clients and entails providing oversight of the management of the day-to-day elements of various Indigenous Trust operations, including:
• Communicating with Indigenous Trustees, community members, Chiefs and Councils as well as band administrations
• Directing the preparation of materials for meetings
• Verifying minutes taken at meetings and actioning the work to be completed
• Liaising with other service providers
• Development of policies and procedures
• Preparing and delivering presentations
• Managing risks associated with the Trust and the Trustees; and
• Once we are once again able to attend meetings in person, attending meetings in Indigenous communities which may be in small communities in remote locations.

About the team

The team is a dedicated group of professionals who love what they do! Our work is rewarding as we see the impact of the services we provide in supporting Indigenous communities to grow and achieve their goals.

Enough about us, let's talk about you

You are someone with:
• a strong interest in Indigenous matters
• a keen interest in supporting learning and the personal growth of others
• attention to detail and self-motivation
• the ability to adapt to changing circumstances
• the ability to be a team player who will step in to help whenever needed
• strong communication skills (written and verbal)
• a willingness to travel (once current travel restrictions imposed by Covid-19 are lifted)
Then we would love to hear from you!

Our shared values

While our Purpose guides us and helps explain why we exist, our shared values describe the behaviour we expect from each other at the firm.
They provide common ground to unite us across cultures and geographies. They help us to earn the trust and respect of our stakeholders. We all commit to living by these shared values, to stay true to the principles they represent, and to honour the legacy from which they came. They are what sets us apart and makes us Deloitte.
Every day, we live our Purpose through the following five shared values:
  • Lead the way: Deloitte is not only leading the profession, but reinventing it for the future. We're also committed to creating opportunity and leading the way to a more sustainable world.
  • Serve with integrity: Deloitte has earned the trust of employees, clients, regulators, and the public for 175 years. Upholding that trust is our single most important responsibility.
  • Take care of each other: We look out for one another and prioritize respect, fairness, development, and well-being.
  • Foster inclusion: We are at our best when we foster an inclusive culture and embrace diversity in all forms. We know this attracts top talent, enables innovation, and helps us deliver well-rounded client solutions.
  • Collaborate for measurable impact: We approach our work with a collaborative mindset, teaming across businesses, geographies, and skill sets to deliver tangible, measurable, attributable impact.

The next step is yours

Sound like The One Firm. For You? Apply now.

At Deloitte, we are all about doing business inclusively - that starts with having diverse colleagues of all abilities. Deloitte encourages applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada. This includes, but is not limited to, people with disabilities, candidates from Indigenous communities, and candidates from the Black community in support of living our values, creating a culture of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and our commitment to our AccessAbility Action Plan , Reconciliation Action Plan and the BlackNorth Initiative .
We encourage you to connect with us at if you require an accommodation for the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms or other accommodations). We'd love to hear from you!
By applying to this job you will be assessed against the Deloitte Global Talent Standards. We've designed these standards to provide our clients with a consistent and exceptional Deloitte experience globally.
Deloitte Canada has 30 offices with representation across most of the country. We acknowledge our offices reside on traditional, treaty and unceded territories as part of Turtle Island and is still home to many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. We are all Treaty people.