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BCAFN Job Posting

POSITION TITLE:               Regional Water Coordinator
REPORTS TO:                    Chief of Staff
TERMS:                               Full-Time until December 31, 2020 with the possibility of extension
LOCATION:                         Prince George or Vancouver preferred, but consideration will be given for remote location
HOURS OF WORK:            Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (May be required to work evenings and weekends)

DEADLINE:                          April 17, 2020

We are seeking a skilled, motivated, and passionate Regional Water Coordinator to work with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Water Coordinator to assist in securing regional participation and facilitate the flow of information to support the AFN water-related projects and initiatives. This position will require effective communication, coordination, engagement and reporting with First Nations in the BC Region and with the AFN in relation to the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act (SDWFNA)

Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with AFN’s National Water Coordinator and any other networks that might be created as this work moves forward;
  • Organize, coordinate, develop meeting agenda’s and facilitate meetings, engagements, programs and dialogues;
  • Initiate and follow up on communications and reporting, and prepare documents at a regional level in a timely manner;
  • Collect and coordinate local and regional data/information to transmit to the AFN national office;
  • Assist BC First Nations and communities to understand and take action with respect to water-related issues as appropriate;
  • Liaise and coordinate with the National Water Coordinator with BC First Nations leadership, traditional knowledge keepers, youth, and women in the region through formal and informal means;
  • Liaise and coordinate with AFN’s Housing, Infrastructure and Emergency Management Sector;
  • Interface with regional and federal officials as needed;
  • Seek other sources of sustainable funding to support position along with additional dollars to support other regional water and environmental initiatives to help build greater capacity at the regional level; and
  • Perform other duties as reasonably required.

Education, Experience and other requirements:

  • Post-secondary experience in environment, sciences, water management, resource/project management, or equivalent combination of education & experience;
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience preferred in a domain related to water management/environmental research or activism, coordination, and delivery, ideally in a First Nations setting;
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills, including writing and presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated project management skills, with good ability to plan, organize and set priorities;
  • Effective meeting facilitation skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain effective networks and relationships while working as a member of a broader team(s);
  • Ability to work independently & expeditiously, self-directed, including working under tight timeframes & competing priorities, in coordination with other, and willingness to travel;
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, passion, judgement, tact, initiative & flexibility;
  • Good computer literacy skills;
  • Knowledge of First Nations political, policy and legal issues;
  • Flexible schedule may include evenings and weekends; and
  • Travel as required.

Remuneration: Salary/Wage based upon experience. Competitive benefit plan available upon conclusion of probationary period.

To Apply:
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your cover letter and resume with references as one PDF file to in the following format:

  • Subject heading: BCAFN Regional Water Coordinator
  • Attached file name: YYYYMMDD_lastname_firstname_RWC.pdf

    Application deadline is
    Friday April 17th, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

We want to thank everyone who applies for this position in advance. Applicants with Aboriginal ancestry preferred. Only successful applicants will be contacted for interviews.

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