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GTMA | Managing Director

Location: Prince Rupert, BC.

The Opportunity

Gitxaala Nation is seeking a passionate leader with experience in managing complex environmental and cultural stewardship programs to lead in the growth and development of the Gitxaala Territorial Management Agency. Working with the existing team of experienced staff, the Managing Director will play the key role in the development of several different programs within the mandate of the Territorial Management Agency, including the fisheries, guardian, territorial planning, and regulatory departments.

About Us

The Gitxaala Territorial Management Agency plays a lead role in asserting and maintaining the rights of Gitxaala Nation, in the course of informing Gitxaała leadership with recommendations for the utilization, management, protection, and enhancement of the Nation’s resources. Gitxaala Nation’s territory covers a larger portion of the North Coast of what is now called British Columbia, and the Territorial Management Agency is a community-driven organization dedicated to the preservation and sustainable management of the environmental, cultural and economic resources in Gitxaala territory.

Position Overview

The Managing Director of the Gitxaala Territorial Management Agency is responsible for overseeing all aspects of environmental planning, management, and conservation initiatives within Gitxaala Territory. This position requires a deep understanding of indigenous perspectives on environmental issues and a strong ability to collaborate with various stakeholders to ensure the responsible use of natural resources. The Managing Director works closely with, and is accountable to, the Agency’s Board of Directors and the Nation’s elected and hereditary government. The position’s key role is focused on leading and providing oversight of the GTMA team in their development and administration of workplans related to regulatory affairs, fisheries, and marine and terrestrial planning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive environmental management strategies that align with the cultural values and traditions of Gitxaala Nation.
  • Lead a team of dedicated professionals, providing guidance, support, and mentorship to ensure the successful execution of environmental programs and projects.
  • Collaborate with community members, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations to advocate for sustainable environmental policies and practices.
  • Manage budgets, grants, and funding sources related to environmental initiatives, ensuring efficient allocation of resources and reporting to stakeholders.
  • Conduct research and analysis to stay abreast of environmental issues, regulations, and best practices, integrating this knowledge into the organization’s strategies.
  • Foster educational initiatives within the community to raise awareness about environmental conservation, climate change, and indigenous knowledge.
  • Represent the organization at conferences, workshops, and public events, showcasing our commitment to environmental leadership.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Indigenous Studies, or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a leadership role within an environmental management department or a related field, preferably within an indigenous community context.
  • Strong understanding of First Nations culture, traditions, and environmental stewardship principles.
  • Knowledge of Canadian principles of Indigenous rights and the Crown’s duty to consult First Nations, as well as the Crown’s commitments to the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of
    Indigenous Peoples in BC.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proven track record in project management, budgeting, and grant administration.
  • Ability to inspire and lead a team, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment.

Applying:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter, and references to our HR consultant, Laurelle Santana, lsantana@essa.com by January 26, 2024. Please include “Managing Director, GTMA” in the email subject line.

We will review applications and contact selected candidates by January 31, 2024. Interviews will be conducted between February 7-12, 2024. The expected start is March 4, 2024, with flexibility for the right candidate.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

All applicants must be eligible to legally work in British Columbia at the time of applying.

Salary Starting: $115,000 to 135,000 based on level of experience.

Gitxaala Territorial Management Agency
280-110 1st Ave W
Prince Rupert BC
V8J 1A8
Phone Number: 1 (250) 624–3339
Website: gitxaalanation.com

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