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First Nations Fisheries Council (FNFC) Vancouver BC (FT)

FNFC is a unique, progressive, and dynamic organization passionate about advocating for BC First Nations interests as they pertain to fish, fishing and fisheries protection. Guided by the BC First Nations Fisheries Action Plan, working in partnership with First Nations in B.C., the FNFC’s mission is to support, protect, and advance the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) as it pertains to fisheries and related aboriginal title, treaty, and fisheries rights. We do this by developing the appropriate governance structures, forming collaborative relationships among regional First Nations organizations, and work together to build structures to support a coherent voice on fisheries and aquatic resources matters.

Working closely with the Executive Director, Director of Operations and the Management Team, the Senior Manager, Habitat and Environmental Protection, the successful candidate is:

  • A seasoned manager (i.e., HR, budget management and work planning)
  • A talented analyst who understands government programs and policies and their potential impacts on Aboriginal Title and Rights and Treaty Rights of BC First Nations
  • A skilled facilitator and coordinator of First Nations engagement across diverse sectors and topics  
  • A sound planner who understands joint management systems/governance of water use, fish, fisheries and their habitats. 
  • Acritical thinker and collaborator who works well with external and internal partners
  • A person knowledgeable about BC First Nations and their constitutional rights
  • A person with sound knowledge and experience in the resource management sector of fish, fisheries and aquatic resources management
  • A strategist who can contribute to an organizational-wide plan and develop and implement an operational plan for their responsibility area



Preferred qualifications include the following:

  • Post-secondary degree in environmental studies, resource management, biology, public or business administration, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, knowledge, practical experience, and training.
  • 5+ years experience working with and building relationships with First Nations groups and/or organizations.
  • 5+ years’ experience regularly liaising or collaborating with governments, ENGOs and/or industry.
  • Demonstrated management experience including human resource management and supervisory experience, project development and management, financial management of programs/projects, and ability to meet deliverables on multiple projects at a time.
  • Experience developing programs, building relationships with funders, conducting policy research and analysis, preparing briefing notes, developing recommendations, and drafting correspondence and comprehensive reports.
  • Experience planning, organizing, chairing and facilitating meetings or events.
  • Advanced relationship-building and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of federal and provincial operational policy framework, related to habitat, water and aquatic resource management and the related legislative policy framework.
  • Working knowledge of BC First Nations, and their regions and structures.

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

Explore this exciting opportunity by submitting your cover letter and résumé by 4 pm PST August 23, 2021 to:

Katrina Elliot at

Preference will be given to qualified candidates of indigenous ancestry.

Thank you for your interest in working with FNFC.


Direct message the job poster from First Nations Fisheries Council to:

Cody-Anne Jones – Executive Communications Coordinator at First Nations Fisheries Council

Posted : 09/09/2021 7:21 pm

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