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Natural Resources Project Coordinator

Wet'suwet'en Treaty Office Society
Smithers, BC
$32–$35 an hour - Full-time


Smithers, BC

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  • Dental care

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Position Summary:

The Project Coordinator position has been created to support the Natural Resources department projects and initiatives occurring on the Yintah (territory). The Natural Resources department advocates for culturally sustainable stewardship on the Yintah and facilitates Wet’suwet’en Decision-making processes for the Clans and Houses within the Yintah, on

water and land-based activities. This position requires someone with excellent organizational, facilitation, and communication skills, and an ability to manage contracts, budgets, and complex scopes of work. The Project Coordinator will assist the Natural Resources department in achieving success with their projects and initiatives by performing these duties.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Reporting to and working with the Natural Resources Manager, the Project Coordinator will:

· Work closely with the Natural Resources Manager and support technical teams to identify various project needs and the corresponding resources and actions required to address those needs;

· Develop work plans, facilitate project implementation and monitor project progress;

· Develop communications and where warranted decision support tools (i.e., briefing notes, memos, monthly status reports, discussion papers, etc.) for the Natural Resources Manager;

· Coach teams to meet project outcomes and fulfill reporting requirements;

· Conduct membership outreach with support/projects teams;

· Complete accurate record keeping (meeting minutes), file and document management;

· Other tasks necessary for coordination of a project as directed by the Natural Resources Manager.


· Clean Criminal Record Check;

· Province of BC Driver’s License;

· Post-secondary diploma or degree in a relevant field and/or significant relevant experience coordinating complex natural resource management projects and initiatives;

· Previous work with Indigenous communities and/or substantial knowledge of Indigenous rights, title, and governance structures;

· Proficient with Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, PowerPoint).

Preferred Skills:

· An understanding of Wet’suwet’en culture, history, and values;

· Excellent oral and written communication;

· Experience working in a multidisciplinary team setting, preferably coordinating, and overseeing multidisciplinary teams;

· Experience working with both internal teams and external teams working to a common goal;

· Experience with contract management, project budgeting, and project scope management;

· Experience organizing, facilitating, and documenting both virtual and in-person meetings;

· Self-motivated with strong time management;

· Experience working in a fast-paced environment where priorities and schedules can quickly shift;

· Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with competing deadlines;

· Ability to work independently without supervision, seeking direction when needed;

· Familiar with the challenges of working to build trust and support within project teams, communities and amongst leadership;

· Flexible and able to work with community members and, as warranted, leadership outside of regular office hours (i.e., evenings and weekends);

· Experience working with sensitive or confidential material.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $32.00-$35.00 per hour

Expected hours: 35 per week


  • Dental care

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Smithers, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Application question(s):

  • Do you have an understanding of Wet'suwet'en culture, history and values?


  • Secondary School (preferred)


  • BC Driver's License (preferred)

Work Location: In person