Full Time, Permanent
British Columbia, Burns Lake
Posted 7 months ago

Arbutus Search Group is seeking a Natural Resource Director to join Lake Babine Nation, one of the largest First Nations bands in British Columbia.

The Lake Babine Foundation Agreement committed the Province to transfer 20,000 hectares of Crown land to the Nation in fee simple. This transfer of lands will enable the Nation to expand its forestry business and drive economic opportunity in the regional economy.

Reporting to the Executive Director, you will be responsible for organizing, collecting, and presenting data pertaining to the use of traditional territories and the effects on the environment, acting as the point of contact between internal and external stakeholders.


  • Collaborating with the Executive Director and Chief & Council to periodically review, evaluate, and plan projects;
  • Arranging sessions to share information about the roles and responsibilities of all entities on traditional territory and their impacts on the environment;
  • Meeting with traditional land owners to identify territories, land use, and activities while prioritizing action plans with entities;
  • Gathering documents, maps, consultation requests, and other source documentation in the archives and development files;
  • Developing reports to provide to members and all affiliated entities with updates on past, present, and future use of land, including potential effects on the land, environment, culture, and/or other related concerns raised by members, including recommendations to mitigate these issues;
  • Identifying cost effective ways to inform Hereditary Chiefs, Landowners, and general membership regarding future use of land and potential effects;
  • Ensuring all aspects of work plan are delivered clearly and promptly;
  • Ensuring Provincial, Territorial, and Federal governments fulfill obligations;
  • Obtaining support of an aggressive approach to participation in Lands and Resources;
  • Executing financial management duties in collaboration with the Executive Director through the formulation, justification, and control of the Natural Resources budget; and
  • Meeting periodically with the Executive Director and Finance Director to monitor and maintain control of budgets and produce monthly variance reports and expenditure adjustment recommendations to manage cash flow, in accordance with established financial policies and procedures.


  • Expert knowledge of:
    • Relevant legislation, policies, and procedures
    • Northern cultural and political environment
    • Roles and responsibilities of the Chief & Council, Executive Director, and Committees
  • Proficiency in the following skill areas:
    • Team leadership
    • Strategic planning
    • Analysis and problem solving
    • Negotiation
    • Computer (ex. spreadsheets, word processing)
    • Verbal and Written communication (ex. reports, policies, motions)
    • Public relations and public speaking
    • Research and program development
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Maintain standards of conduct
    • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
    • Be flexible
    • Demonstrate a dedication to the position and community
    • Demonstrate sound work ethic


  • Signing Bonus;
  • Pension Plan;
  • Vacation and Paid time off;
  • Life Insurance;
  • AD&D;
  • LTD;
  • Extended Health Care:
  • Dental Care; and
  • EAP.


  • $70,000-80,000 Annual Salary

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