Employment Opportunity – Northern Shuswap Treaty Society – Urban Regional Liaison – Vancouver – Lower Mainland – Fraser Valley

The Urban Regional Liaison represent the interests of the urban membership in the treaty process. The Urban Regional Liaison provides information to urban members on the treaty process and helps to direct members to services both in the local communities and in home communities. They set up meetings with urban members, explore key issues identified by urban members and provide their feedback to the Treaty team. The Urban Regional Liaison participate in a variety of committees, Treaty and working group meetings, as requested. The Liaison have a strong role in maintaining communication with Treaty team members, and provide input to Treaty communications, including social media and newsletters. The part-time position will be located in Vancouver – Lower Mainland – Fraser Valley. The office location is yet to be determined. This position will average 21 hours per week.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Community Liaison

  1. Represents the interests of urban members by facilitating meetings, developing relationships and gathering information on behalf of the Treaty team
  2. Organizes and hosts urban meetings
  3. Maintains a list of contact information for urban members
  4. Documents and provides written summaries of meetings
  5. Communicates urban concerns to the Treaty Team that will inform the NStQ Final Agreement negotiations


  1. Attends technical/side table working group meetings, as required
  2. Writes and submits progress reports to the office, as well as collating and preparing mail outs
  3. Contributes photos and articles on urban activities and urban members for NStQ social media sites and Lexey’em newsletter
  4. Reviews treaty material to identify areas of urban concern and provide recommendations to the Treaty team
  5. Keeps urban members up-to-date on the progress of negotiations and relevant NStQ community events
  6. Hosts and participates in urban committees, working groups, strategy and planning sessions
  7. Communicates with other Urban Regional Liaisons
  8. Provides written reports to the Treaty Team Manager monthly
  9. Provides and updates website/social media content as required
  10. Produces an annual report
  11. As requested, participate in Community Engagement & Communications Committee meetings

Financial Management

  1. Maintains detailed and accurate financial records of any expenses pertaining to Urban Treaty activities
  2. Prepares budget needs and reports quarterly on office expenses

(The duties listed are provided as examples of area of responsibility and are not intended to create limits to responsibility but to help understand the scope of the position. All staff are expected to be team-oriented and maintain confidentiality of all information gained while working with the organization.)


Education: Related post-secondary training

Competencies: The Urban Regional Liaison should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following areas: Demonstrable skills in written and verbal communication, Experience in clerical work and/or communications, Demonstrable knowledge of the treaty process and NStQ treaty history, Previous experience in event planning and organization, Time management, Planning and Organizing – Ability to meet deadlines, Familiarity with social media communications for non-profit organizations, Team player with the ability to work independently toward the team goal

Skills and Abilities: Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite, Confident public speaker, Conflict resolution and interpersonal skills considered a major asset, Strong writing ability, able to provide meeting summaries and synthesize information, Ability to organize meetings with clear agendas and specific outcomes, Recognizes and respects all cultural diversity and has an understanding of Secwepemc culture, Ability to record video and photos of events

Experience: One year of related experience, Experience with organizing meetings, some facilitation experience would be an asset,

Working Conditions: Travel in this position is required, Non-standard hours of work

Conditions of Employment: Must be able to obtain and maintain a Criminal Records Check

 For a complete job description email Bonnie @ administration@nstq.org or call the office at: 250-392-7361

Email your application to: Bonnie Slack, Operations Coordinator

Email: administration@nstq.org

Mail your Application to:

Attention: Bonnie Slack, Operations Coordinator

Northern Shuswap Tribal Council

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

The position is open until filled:

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.