Indigenous Partnerships Lead

Position: Indigenous Partnerships Lead
~20 hr work week, two year contract.
: $38/hr
Vancouver Island - Port Alberni Area preferred

Position Summary
CRS is looking for a candidate to fill the position of Indigenous Partnerships Lead. This position requires the successful applicant to be based on Vancouver Island, BC, with a preference for mid-island and the Alberni Valley - and will require travel. Under the direction of the Relationships Department Director, this Indigenous Partnership Lead will be responsible for leading project-specific engagement with Indigenous organizations, governments, and community members. The Indigenous Partnerships Lead will work closely with the Project Managers, the Development Team, and the Community Communications Lead. This role is responsible for tracking engagement and managing Engagement Logs, consulting with partnering Indigenous governments, organizations, and community members on CRS projects, provide support in project implementation, and aid with project reporting with a focus on Indigenous engagement.

-Collaboratively work with grants department to identify community grant needs, and provide guidance in the grant application process where requested, with a focus on building the project plan and Indigenous & Community Engagement;
-Lead project-specific engagement/be the first point of contact with partnering Indigenous Groups where requested
-Attend project meetings with project managers/coordinators to provide updates, identify & resolve concerns/issues regarding Indigenous engagement;
-Work with community communications lead to communicate project updates to partnering Indigenous organizations, governments, and community members.
-Aid in the implementation of projects within the community, including onboarding;
-Perform field visits as support to communities & to ensure support integrated into project plans translate to the field;
-Present community-centered successes at conferences and meetings;
-Prepare project reports with project team, and plan wrap-up, with a focus on Indigenous & Community Engagement; and Perform other related duties as required.

Required Skills & Experience
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive;
-Project management experience;
-Experience building and implementing community-centered projects;
-Experience Facilitating meetings and discussions; Proficiency in technical writing and copy-editing;
-Interest and experience in Environmental Restoration/Remediation
-Ability to work in a team environment; Must possess strong planning and time management skills;
-The skill to exhibit strong leadership and interpersonal skills, display tact, respect and diplomacy;
-Demonstrates sound judgment as well as strong written and verbal communication skills; and Exhibits cultural competency

Desired Qualifications and Education
-5+ years of demonstrated experience working in and with the Indigenous community, including knowledge of  laws, protocols, culture, and communities; 
-3+ years of demonstrated experience in project management/coordination including planning through to implementation; 
-3+ years of demonstrated experience working in a similar field;  
-Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Indigenous Studies, Environmental Studies, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Ethics), OR

Working Conditions
~20 hr work week, two year contract.
-Travel required 
-Central Vancouver Island based preferred

To Apply:
Submit a detailed resume listing valid certifications along with relevant experience and qualifications and include at least two professional references. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted. Please forward resume and cover letter to

Application Deadline: Friday, Sept 15th, 2023.

The performance statements provided in the job description allow for the development of goals and objectives, performance standards, or work plans that will be assessed in the annual performance evaluation of the position.

The (Position) may be required to perform other related duties as assigned, which do not affect the nature and scope of the position.

Coastal Restoration Society employees operate under both Federal and Provincial Regulations and requirements depending on the specific project you are working on and you will be required to meet all mandatory health and safety regulations as required by Canada.