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Manager, Policy and Fisheries Management – First Nations Fisheries Council, BC

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First Nations Fisheries Council of British Columbia

Manager, Policy and Fisheries Management

The First Nations Fisheries Council of BC (FNFC) is a unique, provincial-scale progressive organization that offers an exciting opportunity to join a focused and dedicated team. Through the BC First Nations Fisheries Action Plan, BC First Nations have mandated the FNFC to support, protect, reconcile, and support Aboriginal Rights as they relate to fisheries and the health and protection of aquatic resources. Our priorities are to develop effective governance structures, form collaborative relationships among First Nations organizations, and work together to build a coherent and united voice on fisheries matters.


Working closely with Senior Managers and Project Coordinators, the successful candidate will:

  • Liaise and work with First Nations, governmental departments, and industry concerning policy and regulation development, as necessary
  • Develop and implement work plans under responsible program streams (fisheries, aquaculture)
  • Oversee the completion of project activities and deliverables
  • Work collaboratively as a team member, including supervising and delegating tasks to coordinators and contractors
  • Support the Sr Manager, PFMU, and help to develop strategic outcomes and directions
  • Oversee the development and review of written materials including briefings and discussion papers
  • Develop proposals and budgets to support program files
  • Budget and expenditure oversight, tracking expenditures and invoices and preparing budget forecasts


Preferred qualifications include the following:

  • Post-secondary degree in biology, fisheries management, natural resources, public/business administration, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of 3-5 years of relevant education, knowledge, practical experience and training
  • Strong budget management/forecasting; human resource skills including supervising staff; and the ability to develop and implement work plans
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in issue management, seek resolution in a collaborative manner and think on their feet
  • A knowledgeable manager who understands BC First Nations relations and environmental issues, particularly in fisheries management and aquaculture resources and the constitutional context
  • A person who thrives on challenge and being in a position to influence BC/federal public policy.
  • Ability to liaise and support other First Nations fisheries organizations at the regional and national level to reflect the priorities of FNFC’s Executive
  • Ability to foster and support functional fisheries governance linkages across activities and geospatial scales at the regional, national and international levels

For more details, please view the full job description on our website at

Interested applicants are asked to submit their cover letter and résumé by 11 pm PST September 19, 2021 to: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This position will remain open until filled.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates of indigenous ancestry.

Thank you for your interest in working with FNFC

Posted : 09/09/2021 7:31 pm

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