Northern Shuswap Tribal Council


Position: Treaty Team Manager

Northern Shuswap Treaty Society (NSTS) is searching for a Treaty Team Manager as a key member of our Treaty team.  If you have a passion for leading people and processes, can clearly express concepts and ideas, have solid ability to create budgets and report on expenditures, have successfully built relationships and want to contribute to the transition to self-government, this job is for you.

  1. Excellent communication skills and ability to clearly express concepts, ideas and communicate with many audiences
  2. Excellent interpersonal relationships to be able to interact with Leadership Council, community Treaty units, NSTC staff, government representatives, etc.
  3. Strong team builder who can build capacity through coaching and mentoring, delegate and take initiative to make progress on the work plan
  4. Good organization, prioritization and planning skills
  5. Understanding of the British Columbia Treaty process from negotiation through to final agreement
  6. Understand and respect the culture of First Nations
  7. Financial expertise with strong budget preparation, tracking and reporting experience

Detailed Job Description: 

Type of Employment:

  1. 35 hours per week (5 days per week and flexible hours)
  2. This position is subject to 3 month probationary period at which time evaluation will be conducted
  3. Wage (Grid Level – 7) will be negotiated depending on education & experience


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, First Nations Studies, Aboriginal Law or related field
  2. 3 to 5 years’ experience successfully managing budgets, working with teams and supervising people
  3. Intermediate Microsoft Office skills (capable of using a large number of functions and feel confident using the programs)
  4. Travel will be required
  5. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Criminal Records Check
  6. Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License
  7. Must have reliable vehicle

Deadline for application is August 26, 2019 by 4:00 pm. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Describe your specific treaty experience, financial management, governance, and how you meet the requirements of the job in your cover letter:

Please submit cover letter & resume with 3 references to:

               Bonnie Slack, Operations Coordinator

17 South 1st Avenue, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1H4

Email:     Phone: 250-392-7361        Fax: 250-392-6158


Position: Human Resources Manager:

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Human Resources Manager provides administrative support, focusing on the development and delivery of HR programs, employee support and satisfaction, and contributing to the achievement of Northern Shuswap Tribal Council’s goals and objectives. This also includes support for the NStQ communities when required.

The Human Resources Manager provides leadership to the long-term achievement of capacity development, employee recruitment and engagement, succession management and the development of fair and cohesive working environment.

The Human Resources Manager carries out responsibilities in some or all of the functional areas:  recruitment and retention, orientation, training and development, safety, performance management, succession management, employee relations, employee communication, and compensation and benefits.


  1. 5 plus years of human resources work experience with proven generalist proficiency in Human Resources Management
  2. Experience building capacity of leadership team and undertaking employee relations activities
  3. Experience investigation, training and eliminating bullying and harassment
  4. Experience facilitating training sessions


  1. Degree in Human Resources Management or related field
  2. CPHR an asset

Skills & Abilities:

  1. Ability to work independently and build effective interpersonal relationships across the organization and externally to NSTC
  2. Strong team orientation, maturity, professionalism and customer service attitude.
  3. Strong communication skills
  4. Ability to multi-task, prioritize work assignments to balance multiple demands
  5. Proficiency in the use of computer programs for word processing, databases, spreadsheets, email and the internet to the intermediate level (capable of using a large number of functions and feel confident using the program).
  6. Ability to use resources, be innovative and use initiative to solve problems.

For a complete job description: 

Send your resume and cover letter along with 3 work related references attention to:

  • Christy Smith, Executive Director

To the care of: 

Bonnie Slack

Northern Shuswap Tribal Council Society

17 South 1st Ave, Williams Lake, BC   V2G 1H4

Or by email:

Application Deadline:                       Open until the position is filled



Position: Natural Resource Manager

NSTQ Stewardship Advisory Committee is seeking a Natural Resource Manager to guide and further develop the NStQ Communities collaborative natural resource stewardship initiatives. If you have a proven history of project management, a solid understanding of First Nations governance and relationship-building and excel at incorporating diverse perspectives into operational practices, we look forward to your application.


  • Project Management
  • Negotiation skills
  • Experience in managing multiple projects with varying timelines.
  • Ability to work independently and to be self-directing self-empowered and self-motivated.
  • Ability to build effective interpersonal relationships from the community level to senior government levels.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the treaty teams, community governing bodies, service providers and government agencies to achieve goals.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs for word processing, databases, spreadsheets, presentations, email and the internet, to the intermediate level (capable of using a large number of functions and feel confident using the programs).
  • Ability to manage conflict and manage change.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, have attention to detail.
  • Understanding of First Nations values, culture, history, communities, and traditional territories.
  • Strong knowledge of governance.
  • Excellent research, communication and writing skills. Quality interactions with internal and external contacts to achieve defined goals.
  • Ability to motivate and manage staff and develop strong relationships with all levels of staff, service providers and government agencies.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to First Nations natural resource governance (i.e. First Nations studies, public policy, land use planning, environmental studies, geography, public administration, law, political science).
  • OR a Master’s Degree in a related field and 1 year of related experience.
  • OR an equivalent combination of education, training from a recognized institution and at least 5-6 years related experience may be considered (resource management or program management experience and demonstrated experience participating on project teams to develop and foster respectful and productive First Nations governance structures).

 For a complete job description: 

Deadline: until position is filled

Submit your cover letter & resume with 3 references to:

Stewardship Advisory Committee

c/o         Bonnie Slack, Operations Coordinator

Northern Shuswap Tribal Council

17 South 1st Avenue, Williams Lake, BC  V2G 1H4



HOW TO APPLY? (NSTC/NSTS Jobs Only) [IMPORTANT NOTE:  For any of the job opportunities which are available and posted for any of our NStQ communities (and ‘not‘ with NSTC), please follow the  instructions within those individual postings]

Resume’s will be accepted by fax (250)392-6158, hand delivery, email:, or by post/mail.   Please  provide  a  cover  letter,  resume and any supporting documents with your submission. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to persons of Aboriginal ancestry as per Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act.             **NOTE**  Resume’s received after 4:00PM on noted deadline dates will not be considered.

All Applications To:

Northern Shuswap Tribal Council

Attn: Operations Coordinator

17 South First Avenue

Williams Lake, BC   V2G 1H4 


(250) 392-7361, ext.200 or (Toll Free: 1-888-392-7361) Enquiries only