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Title Implementation Lead ($87,500 - $120,000/yr)

Full Time
6 days ago
87,500 to 120,000 per year
  • Make a lasting difference to the development and implementation of Nlaka’pamux inherent right to self-government and governance
  • Protect and advance Nlaka’pamux title and rights, while also advancing reconciliation of Nlaka’pamux title with the assertion of the sovereignty of the Crown
  • Develop solutions to complex jurisdictional matters
  • Be rewarded with an attractive $87,500 - $120,000 annual salary based on skills and experience, plus excellent benefits
About Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council (NNTC)The Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council (NNTC) is a governing body of the Nlaka’pamux Nation. Carrying out its mandate for over 40 years, NNTC exists to protect and advance Nlaka’pamux title and rights and is involved with cultural and natural resources, environmental sustainability, economic independence, health, and well-being. Protection of Nlaka’pamux title means protection of the boundaries of our Nation.
NNTC is a Nlaka’pamux entity, not a provincially or federally incorporated or regulated body. Comprised of community members, leadership, and staff, NNTC also has a number of associated entities such as Fraser Thompson Indian Services Society, AEW LP, a choomEEnsh a Nlaka’pamux LP, Nhwelmen LP and quAymn LP. These entities were established to meet the needs of the communities.

NNTC is dedicated to acting in the best interests of the Nlaka’pamux. We are guided by the wisdom of our ancestors and elders, by the Nlaka’pamux Resolution on Natural Resources and by the fundamental law: Take care of the land and the land will take care of you.

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About the Opportunity

The NNTC has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Title Implementation Lead based in BC (Hybrid). Our offices are located in Lytton, Vancouver, and Kamloops. This position will be based out of the Vancouver office.

Reporting to the Senior Agreement Implementation Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of Nlaka’pamux title and rights and managing vital relationships with the Crown and industry throughout the Nlaka’pamux homeland in the context of NNTC governance. This role has accountability for strengthening NNTC’s government-to-government partnership with the Crown and overseeing the work essential for navigating the challenges and maximizing opportunities for recognition, reconciliation, and implementation of Nlaka’pamux title and rights. This role ensures government and industry commitments and actions align with negotiated terms and conditions while facilitating seamless communication on all aspects of agreement implementation.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining a consistent presence in the homeland to gain profound insights into the Nlaka’pamux way of life, worldview, values, and NNTC’s mandate and objectives
  • Collaborating with leadership and member communities to take an Nlaka’pamux first approach through continuously gathering direction on priorities
  • Coordinating with senior levels in government and industry to develop a one-window approach for interactions related to NNTC governance
  • Addressing challenges encountered throughout implementation with a continuous focus on innovative resolutions, negotiating additional strategies when necessary
  • Providing leadership to the development and operationalization of implementation plans and budgets
  • Working collaboratively with the Crown, industry, multidisciplinary project teams, and the community to uphold Nlaka’pamux laws and standards
  • Communicating successful government-to-government approaches to the implementation of title and rights in the homeland to support ongoing and new initiatives with the Crown
  • Continuously thinking outside the box and working beyond conventional boundaries
  • Supporting models that are beneficial for Nlaka’pamux
  • Completing other related duties as assigned
More About You

Our ideal candidate will join us with 5+ years of experience in a similar role, with demonstrated experience working with Indigenous Nations and an understanding of Indigenous title and rights. You will also have a university degree in law, or public policy/governance with a focus on Indigenous law and legal issues, conflict resolution and negotiation, resource management, or related discipline. You must have a valid BC driver’s license, be able to provide an acceptable driver’s abstract, and have access to a reliable vehicle.

Preference will be given to given to Nlaka’pamux candidates.

The following skills and experience will be strong assets:

  • Advanced understanding of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and working with the Crown and Industry in a consensus building context
  • Proven leadership skills, strategic and tactical planning proficiency, a strong business acumen, project management skills, and results orientation
  • Ability to build trusted, professional, and engaged relationships. 
  • Proficient in explaining Indigenous title and rights to government officials and industry. Part of this role will end up having an in-the-moment education component and the candidate should be able to speak about this proficiently
  • Demonstrated ability to identify relevant initiatives or issues that require the application of an Indigenous title and rights lens
  • Understanding that all aspects of Nlaka’pamux life, ways of being, knowing etc. are relevant to Indigenous title and rights and can articulate the relevance in the context of education, natural resources, childcare, education, health systems, intergovernmental relations etc.
  • Demonstrated expertise in negotiation, persuasive influence, and conflict resolution, aligning with Nlaka’pamux values
  • Strong critical thinking skills promoting creativity and innovation in problem-solving
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Demonstrated understanding and proficiency in the economic aspect of Indigenous title and rights, particularly in government and corporate contexts
  • Proven experience in crafting reports, briefing notes, and position papers
  • Coordination and management proficiency in all aspects of meetings
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Self-starter with quick learning ability, high organizational skills, flexibility, and a collaborative team-building mindset
  • Willingness to work outside typical office hours to push projects to completion
  • Ability to travel to and from the communities, various offices, and work sites throughout the homeland
  • Can operate in a high-paced work environment and possess the ability to engage on a wide variety of multi-sectoral topics
  • Reliable vehicle use and a commitment to safety
  • In-depth knowledge of title and rights, recognizing the differences between nation and band, and to historical Indigenous realities
  • Commitment to the protection of Indigenous peoples’ jurisdiction, aligning with reconciliation principles

As our ideal candidate, you demonstrate sincere commitment to Nlaka’pamux communities and the Nlaka’pamux leadership for the advancement of title and rights strategically and tangibly.  You exhibit the critical-thinking ability to identify and correct predetermined models from government and industry. You have a strong commitment to relationship building, fostering understanding, and maintaining humility, showing genuine curiosity and openness to diverse perspectives.

About the Benefits

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will receive a highly competitive salary of $87,500 - $120,000, negotiable depending on skills, experience, and qualifications along with a great host of benefits, including:

  • Extended health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Group Life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • NNTC Group Retirement Plan
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) with Homewood Health

If you are passionate about the protection and advancement of Nlaka’pamux title and rights, are hard-working, enthusiastic and eager to learn, apply today! 

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