Full time
Lax Kw'alaams, BC
Posted 1 week ago
2024-07-26 (Closing Date)

Health Director
Date Classified: July 12, 2024 Business Unit: Health Centre
Location: Lax Kw'alaams, BC Reporting to: Chief Administrative Officer

The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an immediate opening for a permanent full-time Health Director.
The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Health Centre and Employees in the planning, organization, development, promotion and evaluation of the Health and Social Development programs, ensuring efficient and quality health services to the community. This position will also perform supervisory, administrative and professional duties. The Health Director will live and work in the Lax Kw’alaams Community.

ACCOUNTABILITIES
LEADERSHIP ON HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES:

• Provide leadership, guidance, mentorship and strategic direction planning, organizing, implementing, maintaining and evaluating culturally relevant and safe health and wellness programs and services.
• Conduct this in a culturally safe environment for employees and clients, respecting the cultural protocols and traditions of Lax Kw’alaams.
• Provide a safe and productive work environment for staff that is free of harassment, bullying and discrimination as outlined in the Human Resource Manual.
• Collaborate in the development of, and implement, evaluate new and culturally relevant, safe health and wellness programs / services with local First Nation representatives.
• Promote community health, First Nations concepts and traditions regarding wellness and healthy ways of being.
• Advocate for the health and wellness needs of the community.
• Coordinate intervention, directly or indirectly, in emergency, trauma and crisis situations.
• Organize and host community health and wellness events and engagements.
• Ensure programs and services are in compliance with legislation and organizational policy, processes and procedures.

PLANNING:

• Lead consultative processes regarding community health planning needs and opportunities, including identification of relevant community health and wellness priorities.
• Create, implement, evaluate and monitor Nation-based community health and wellness plans, including both existing and emerging health and wellness needs; incorporating input from community and other health system professionals.
• Ensure emergency management, preparedness planning and/or pandemic planning is in place and well communicated to Lax Kw’alaams community.

• Plan for existing and emerging health and wellness needs, including soliciting input from the community and other health system professionals resulting in the development of Nation-based community health and wellness plans.

POLICIES, PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES:

• Develop, implement and evaluate culturally relevant and safe policies, processes and procedures, including amendments as needed.
• Ensure financial management of programs and services including all financial accountabilities and funding requirement compliance.
• Proactively seek out diverse funding sources to sustain health and wellness programs, including grants and funding opportunities.
• Prepare and monitor work plans, including reporting through regular and annual reports.
• Manage the budget and financial reports of the health and wellness programs and services, including efficient utilization of the funding.
• Access and apply research and innovation to community health and wellness polices/ programs.
• Ensure accurate and timely financial and budgetary reporting and audits.

PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATION:

• Proactively build and nurture collaborative and respectful working relationships with First Nations in BC, health and wellness partners and government agencies: utilize these relationships as an avenue to assist the community in achieving its health / wellness goals and objectives.
• Respect cultural protocols and embrace the diversity of knowledge systems.
• Serve as a liaison, connector and convener between the community and its health system partners.
• Collaborate with neighbouring Health Directors, Community Hubs, etc.
• Build and nurture collaborative, respectful and culturally safe working relationships with community members.

COMMUNICATIONS:

• Provide technical advice to First Nations leadership (Chief and Council, Regional Caucus, Regional Table, FNHDA, etc.) to improve health / wellness programs and services and to promote self-determination.
• Collaborate with the FNHDA, FNHA, FNHC, Regional Health Authorities, Nation Assemblies, etc., to build effective partnerships that will improve the health and wellness of the community they serve by being an active member at applicable meetings.
• Facilitate communication with health system partners with a view to addressing community health / wellness opportunities and challenges.

• Communicate effectively with community members and diverse partners about health opportunities and challenges in an informed and knowledgeable manner.
• Ensure Chief and Council have a base knowledge of community health and wellness issues, ensuring they appreciate the value of the community health and wellness programs and services.

MANAGEMENT:

• Maintain membership with the First Nations Health Directors Association – mandated to support First Nations Health Directors and other community health organizations in BC.
• Lead and provide day-to-day supervision of health staff and contractors, including all aspects of human resources management. This includes describing work, recruitment, learning and development planning, career planning, coaching, mentoring, sharing of knowledge, capacity building, performance management, etc.
• Foster a cooperative and collaborative working environment through team activities, personal leadership and professional incentives, including the management and resolution of conflicts.
• Proactively seek out diverse funding sources to sustain health and wellness programs, including grants and funding opportunities.
• Act as the community health and wellness team’s “go-to person.”
• Plan, implement, and evaluate community health and wellness programs by involving community members.
• Build an effective community health and wellness team through recruitment and retention strategies.
• Facilitate and provide leadership and advocacy to the change management agenda and activities

ROLE MODEL:

• Understand, communicate and uphold the vision of community leadership.
• Lead a healthy lifestyle grounded in cultural tradition, including achieving work/life balance and engaging in self-care and promote this to community members and health staff.

QUALIFICATIONS /EDUCATION:

• A university degree in Human Services, Health Sciences, Social Work, Nursing or Health Care Management
OR
• A diploma in the above studies plus two years of management experience.
• Successful completion of the First Nations Health Directors Association Certification Program (or be willing to obtain).
• A combination of Education and Work Expereince may be considered for an otherwise viable candidate.

EXPERIENCE:

• Experience in the development of culturally relevant programs and services, including monitoring and evaluation, ideally with a health focus.
• Demonstrated experience in management and leadership of staff and contractors.
• Demonstrated experience in people management including describing work, recruitment, learning, development and career planning, coaching, mentoring, and performance management.
• Experience in collaborative planning at a community level, ideally with a health and social services focus, including monitoring and evaluation.
• Experience in the collaborative and integrated development, implementation, monitoring and reporting on community health and wellness plans.
• Demonstrated experience working with First Nations, including leadership.

PREFERRED BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE:

• Experience in First Nations health services management and leadership.
• Knowledge and understanding of the political, cultural and spiritual protocols of the First Nations community served.
• Knowledge and understanding of the health and wellness challenges and opportunities specific to the community served.
• Knowledge and understanding of the historical factors and trauma, e.g., residential schools, aspects of colonization, etc., that are relevant to the community’s health and wellness challenges.
• Knowledge and understanding of the social determinants of health, e.g., health services, housing, food security, education, social safety network, etc.
• Current knowledge and understanding of the First Nations health system in BC, as well as the tripartite relationships between Canada, BC and the FNHA.
• Knowledge and understanding of the key governing documents in the BC First Nation health care landscape such as: Tripartite First Nations Health Plan; Resolution 2011-01 and the Consensus Paper 2011, BC First Nations Perspective on a New Health Governance; Resolution 2012-01 and the Consensus Paper 2012, Navigating the Currents of Change – Transitioning to a New First Nations Health Governance Structure; and the Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nations Health.
• Knowledge and understanding of the services, structures, legislation, regulations and processes regarding First Nations health and wellness in BC, including on- and off-reserve jurisdiction issues and decisions.
• Knowledge and understanding of the Privacy Act and legislation that is applicable to the First Nations Health Departments, British Columbia’s Employment Standards Act, and other legislation that is applicable to the Health Director role.

• Knowledge and understanding of the structure of health and wellness services in BC and how the health systems interact.
• Knowledge and understanding of the health and wellness programs, services and related resources offered by First Nations organizations as well as by the federal and provincial governments.
• In depth Knowledge of planning approaches and tools.
• Demonstrated Knowledge of the principles and theories behind accurate data and information management, as it applies to health planning and reporting.
• Demonstrated Knowledge of basic financial and budgeting processes and protocols.
• Demonstrated in-depth Knowledge and skills on leadership and management processes, tools and protocols.

ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES/SKILLS:

• Ability to build and foster a trusting relationship with key partners,
• Ability to build a culturally safe work environment for the employees and community members.
• Ability to lead consultative processes regarding community health needs and opportunities.
• Ability to identify relevant community health priorities through involvement and consultation with community members.
• Ability to promote public health, First Nations concepts of health and wellness and healthy ways of being.
• Ability to provide culturally relevant and safe health and wellness programs and services.
• Ability to access and apply research and innovation to community health and wellness policies, programs and services.
• Ability to coordinate interventions, directly and indirectly, in trauma and crisis situations.
• Ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of the scope of the Health Director role, including the setting of professional boundaries, by clarifying the scope of the role to Chief and Council and others, and ensure that boundaries are not crossed.
• Ability to embrace change and demonstrate flexibility.
• Ability to foster significant internal and external relationships.
• Ability to establish and maintain collaborative partnerships and sustainable relationships between BC First Nations, health and wellness organizations, and government agencies to achieve the goal of improving health and wellness in Lax Kw’alaams.
• Ability to communicate effectively with Chief and Council, community members and health system partners.
• Ability to organize and host community health events and engagements.
• Ability to negotiate with, and influence, health system partners.
• Liaison, connector and convenor skills and abilities to ensure strong connections between communities and health partners.
• Effective interpersonal skills and abilities to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and points of view.

• Ability to provide leadership to, and manage, a health service delivery team and program including financial and people management competencies and skills.
• Ability to utilize current and relevant technology skills, such as word processing, spreadsheets, basic accounting software and social media.

SUITABILITY:

• Lead by example and demonstrate leadership, trust, respect, honour, integrity, creativity, humility, courage and truth while achieveing results by involving and empowering staff.
• Respectful of the unique cultural and spiritual teachings of Lax Kw’alaams.
• Serve as an active and informed leader in the provision of health and wellness services to Lax Kw’alaams.
• Serve the community thoughtfully and in accordance to their unique health priorities and needs.
• Carry out the role of a Health Director with integrity and responsibility.
• A curious life-long learner who communicates to create compelling dialogue and engagement with wide and diverse audiences.
• Committed to improved health and wellness outcomes for Lax Kw’alaams
Compensation

• Salary offer will be based on Education and Experience
• Health, Dental Benefits, Pension

Submission Deadline:

• July 26, 2024.
• Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
• We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources
• Email: [email protected]

Health DirectorDate Classified: July 12, 2024 Business Unit: Health CentreLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Reporting to: Chief Administrative Officer The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an immediate ope...

Full time
Lax Kw'alaams, BC
Posted 1 week ago
2024-07-26 (Closing Date)

Human Resources Coordinator Full Time

Date Classified: July 12, 2024
Business Unit: Administration
Reporting to: Human Resources Manager
Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC

The Lax Kw'alaams Band and the Administration Office have an opening for a full-time Human Resources Coordinator. The duties involve a wide range of administration tasks while being available for employee concerns, ensuring smooth communication and prompt resolution of requests and questions. Excellent organization and strong communication skills are considered an asset.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

• Provide clerical and administrative support
• Compile and update employee records ensuring they are kept confidential
• Process documentation and prepare reports
• Coordinate HR projects, meetings, training, surveys
• Deal with employee requests regarding human resources issues, rules, and regulations
• Assist payroll by providing relevant data
• Conduct initial orientation to newly hired employees
• Assist our recruiters to source candidates and update job boards

Education, Experience and Knowledge:

• Proven experience as an HR assistant, office support or relevant human resources/administrative position
• Competence in computer systems including MS Office
• Diploma or degree in HR/ Business or related field, HR Certification considered an asset
• Combination of work experience and education will be considered

Personal Skills:

• High level of confidentiality required
• Excellent organizational skills
• Strong communications skills and conflict resolution skills required
• Professional and respectful at all times
• Diligent worker and is committed to a daily schedule
• Detail oriented, remain calm under pressure

Compensation & Benefits:

• Wages- $ $26.58 per hour or as per the Collective Agreement
• Union position
• Health, Dental Benefits, Group Pension
• This position is open to all genders

Submission Deadline:

• July 26, 2024
• Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry
• We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources
• Email: [email protected]

Human Resources Coordinator Full Time Date Classified: July 12, 2024Business Unit: AdministrationReporting to: Human Resources ManagerLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC The Lax Kw’alaams Band and the...

Lax Kw'alaams Wap Suwilaawksa School Principal

Date Classified: July 9, 2024

Business Unit: Lax Kw'alaams Wap Suwilaawksa
Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC

Reporting to: Chief Administrative Officer


The Lax Kw'alaams Wap Suwilaawksa has an immediate opening for a permanent full-time School Principal. The successful person will provide administration and leadership support to K-12 Education, which includes developing, updating, planning, and implementing educational programs.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
• Create a sense of community in the school setting and engage the students, staff, parents, community members, Mayor and Council, and external agencies in the school program.
• Review the Strategic Plan for Education annually and revise as required.
• Develop and implement annual work plans and related budgets for the school and its various programs.
• Coordinate and facilitate Education meetings with various stakeholders, including the community, staff, First Nations Schools Association, First Nation Education Steering Committee and other government agencies.
• Contribute to the development and ongoing review of broad curricula for all levels of education and training.
• Take the necessary steps to provide a safe and caring environment that fosters well-being and maintains respectful and responsible behaviour throughout the school.
• Facilitate and employ a team approach, valuing team members, encouraging full participation and showing staff appreciation. Seek feedback from the team and provide feedback as needed; build capacity.
• Supervise and monitor the daily operational activities of the school and staff in accordance with the Collective Agreement.
• Assign staff as necessary to ensure completion of special projects in a timely manner.
• Monitor activities of the school programs and initiatives and take corrective action when necessary to ensure the efficient and effective use of financial and human resource and capital assets.
• Work with other internal departments to meet reporting deadlines and requirements.
• Prepare and provide reports for funding agencies for funding received to support programs and activities.
• Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position, as assigned.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:
• Master’s degree in education or related field with at least 5 years related work experience, including 3 years classroom experience in adult basic skills and 2 years supervisory experience; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training demonstrating the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the role successfully.
• A Principal certification and/or willingness to work towards a Principal’s certification.
• Current BC Teacher's Certificate in good standing and at least five (5) years of experience in a related field.
• A comprehensive understanding of First Nations adult and post-secondary education and First Nations issues in BC.
• Working knowledge of Ministry Curriculum and Assessment Documents.
• Experience working within a First Nation educational setting with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).
• Working knowledge of government policies, programs and curriculums.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and tight timelines.
• Valid BC driver’s license with clean driver's abstract.
• Provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.
Submission Deadline:
• Open until filled.
• Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
• We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the HR Department at [email protected]

Lax Kw’alaams Wap Suwilaawksa School Principal Date Classified: July 9, 2024 Business Unit: Lax Kw’alaams Wap SuwilaawksaLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Reporting to: Chief Administrative Of...

Full time
Prince Rupert, BC
Posted 2 weeks ago
2024-07-24 (Closing Date)

Culture Heritage Coordinator

Date Classified: July 9, 2024

Business Unit: Lands, Resources, & Stewardship

Location: Prince Rupert, BC

Reporting to: Director of Lands, Resources & Stewardship

The Lax Kw'alaams Band and the Lands and Resources Department have an immediate opening for a permanent full-time Culture Heritage Coordinator. As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for developing a new Cultural Heritage Program. The coordinator will ensure a mandate to preserve, restore, and enhance Lax Kw’alaams cultural heritage resources and practices. The establishment of a program will include reviewing all archeology permits, working with the provincial archeology regulator, developing policy, inventorying cultural heritage resources, and identifying opportunities for the program to positively contribute to the operations of all departments and initiatives and the greater membership.

Primary operational activities will include ongoing recording and organizing of traditional use data through a library for the Band, and archival research, leading initiatives for access to and repatriation of Lax Kw’alaams cultural resources, establishing and directing specific programs to foster an appreciation for and awareness of the Band’s traditional and  cultural values, and working for the revitalization and further development of Lax Kw’alaams cultural traditions. Working with external agencies and liaising between departments, the Cultural Heritage Coordinator will ensure the preservation and promotion of various aspects of cultural heritage and the territory, including key documents and regulatory permit application, resources, language, and traditional use activities and values in the territory. 

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Develop a long-term Cultural Heritage Plan, including developing a policy and identifying key areas of short and longer-term focus.
  • Complete any outstanding review, recording, and organization of archived traditional use information, including updating the Lax Kw’alaams global TUS GIS database and correlating with the library.
  • Support future Environmental Assessment reviews and studies (supporting project reviews and traditional use studies).
  • Liaise with external governments and proponents to develop policies for accessing and treating Lax Kw’alaams heritage resources.
  • Liaise with archaeologists and attend site visits and fieldwork to support the cultural heritage program and guide ongoing archaeological research in Lax Kw’alaams territory.
  • Liaise with departments to support the exercise of Lax Kw’alaams rights and title in the territory, and conduct research and reporting, as required.
  • Develop a long-term strategy to repatriate remains and artifacts and support establishing facilities to house cultural resources.
  • Author Cultural and Heritage guidance and policy to direct activity in the territory and review policies authored by development proponents and governments.
  • Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position, as assigned.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Degree in Anthropology, Archaeology or related discipline with at least 5 years of experience or commensurate education and experience.
  • Familiarity with handling and managing traditional use information and archaeological/heritage resources. ▪ Familiarity with data management systems and software.
  • Knowledge of Coast Tsimshian culture and practices and a demonstrated ability to work successfully with First Nation communities.
  • Understanding of the First Nations legal and political environment and sensitivities and a proven ability to function effectively within that environment.
  • A good knowledge of federal and provincial governments' programs, regulations, procedures, and funding.
  • Ability to work individually with little supervision and as part of a dynamic team.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with government, industry, First Nation members and the general public.
  • Comfortable and competent at public speaking.
  • Proficiency in using current office productivity software (Microsoft Office suite of products). ▪ Valid BC drivers' license with clean driver's abstract.
  • Provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.

Compensation & Benefits

▪ Salary $ 85,000 per year

▪ This is Union position and is open to all genders.

Submission Deadline: July 24, 2024

  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
  • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources
  • Email: [email protected]

Culture Heritage Coordinator Date Classified: July 9, 2024 Business Unit: Lands, Resources, & Stewardship Location: Prince Rupert, BC Reporting to: Director of Lands, Resources & Stewardship T...

Full time
Posted 2 weeks ago
2024-08-24 (Closing Date)

Ranger/ Guardian

Fulltime permanent – 2 Positions

Date Classified: July 15, 2024    

Reporting to: Director of Lands, Resources and Lax Kw’alaams Stewardship

Business Unit: Lands

Location: Prince Rupert, BC                              

Lax Kw’alaams First Nation Department of Lands Resources and Stewardship is building an integrated natural resources program and requires a Rangers to begin the process of monitoring for compliance in Lax Kw’alaams Territory. The ideal candidate will be a Lax Kw’alaams Band Member or culturally affiliated Tsimshian people.  The Ranger will work to ensure that there is effective conservation and stewardship of Lax Kw’alaams resources and serving as an ambassador to the public on issues related to conservation and environmental protection.

Reporting to Director of Lands, Resource and Stewardship or the Marine Patrol Fisheries Manager, the Ranger plays a role in environmental protection and the stewardship of natural resources to be enjoyed by future generations of Lax Kw’alaams people. The efforts of this position will support a sustainable renewable resource economy and harvesting of traditional products. It is anticipated that the candidates would work longer shifts when part of a field program, hours may be irregular. 

Duties and Responsibilities include but not be limited to:

  • Planning and conducting field patrols in Lax Kw’alaams Territory (land and sea)
  • Inspecting and investigating activities for adherence to relevant laws, regulations and policies.
  • Observe, document and collect evidence of non-compliance.
  • Issue various departmental licenses and permits related to resource management.
  • Collect, collate, update and maintain databases and computer files.
  • Prepare written reports documenting activities, information, data and samples.
  • Respond to public inquiries and requests for information.
  • Ensure routine maintenance and care of equipment.
  • Provide advice to Departmental Management on specific resource management issues.
  • Other related duties as required.

Education, Experience, Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Natural Resources from a recognized post-secondary institution, or a combination of education and related work experience
  • Navigational skills
  • Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Knowledge of land use and resource use in the in North coast BC area
  • Oral communication skills
  • Small Vessel Operator program and/or Marine Emergency First Aid an asset.
  • This is a position of trust and a Criminal Record Check is required

Compensation & Benefits

  • Wages will be $ 23.00 per hour
  • This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders

Submission Deadline:  August 24, 2024

  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
  • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Manager

Ranger/ Guardian Fulltime permanent – 2 Positions Date Classified: July 15, 2024     Reporting to: Director of Lands, Resources and Lax Kw’alaams Stewardship Business Unit: Lands Location: Pri...

Full time
Lax Kw'alaams, BC
Posted 2 weeks ago
2024-07-22 (Closed)

Date Classified: July 9, 2024
Business Unit: Housing
Location: Lax Kw'alaams, BC
Reporting to: Director of Housing

The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an immediate opening for a full time Housing Maintenance Laborer. The successful candidates will be carrying out all the tasks within the housing maintenance program.

Duties and Responsibilities

The on call maintenance housing worker shall be responsible for but not limited to the following duties:

  • Working with a team or individually
  • Experience working with hand tools and machinery
  • Store equipment and tools properly;
  • Painting, Drywall, Basic Carpentry
  • Basic plumbing knowledge an asset but not required, training available
  • Basic knowledge of electrical work an asset but not required, training available
  • Working at heights
  • Yard Maintenace, grass cutting
  • Adhere to all safety & security policies;
  • Prepare daily activity reports and follow maintenance schedules;
  • Operate vehicles;
  • Attendance at workshops & training as requested;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Possession of a Class 5 ( minimum) or Class 3, 1, drivers license and be able to show a responsible driving record; Required
  • Deal with the public in a courteous and considerate manner;
  • Work conditions may be hazardous. Must be in good health & physical condition;
  • Preference will be given to candidates possessing experience and an education background in maintenance or construction.
  • Candidate must show a responsible attitude and desire to perform the duties required.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet timelines
  • Criminal Record Check Required
  • First Aid or OFA considered an asset

Compensation and Benefits

  • Wages will be $ 25.45
  • This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all genders.
  • Health, Dental Benefits

Submission Deadline: July 22, 2024

  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
  • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources
  • Email Resume or Inquiries to: [email protected]

Date Classified: July 9, 2024 Business Unit: HousingLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Reporting to: Director of Housing The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an immediate opening for a full time Housing Ma...

Full time
Lax Kw'alaams, BC
Posted 3 weeks ago
2024-07-19 (Closed)

Date Classified: July 3, 2024

Business Unit: Band Administration
Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC

Reporting to: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an immediate opening for an Operations Manager. The Operations Manager is a member of the Senior Administration and Management Team and has the overall responsibility for Effective Operations of the Band Office, Information Management and IT, and Financial Management. The Lax Kw'alaams Band’s administrative offices are in Lax Kw’alaams and this position is based on site.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Information Management and IT

    Ensure that the information systems are efficient and serve the needs of the entire Band. Acts as the Lead on the protection of privacy, ensures the effective storage of personal and confidential information.
    Ensure that the Band’s information technology systems (IT) and infrastructure operate effectively.

    • The IT infrastructure (phone system, hardware, software) is functioning well, and meeting end-user needs
    • There is a competent IT service Provider to manage end user issues and hardware
    • The IT resources are documented (equipment capacity and age, assignments etc.)
    • Network back up and clean up mechanisms are in place and completed according to schedule.
    • IT updates are planned and executed within budget and time limitation.
    • Electronic document storage is in place and access is assigned and maintained for end users.

    2. Accounting Management

      Manage the accounting functions of the Band and ensures the integrity of financial information and reporting.

      • Supervise the accounting team and ensure that deadlines are met for timely and accurate Financial Reporting.
      • Ensure that controls are implemented to detect and prevent errors and fraud.
      • Ensure that all corporate data including accounting information is accurately maintained, accessible and current.
      • Monthly internal financial statements are provided to the CFO, CAO, Management and Council.
      • Work with the CFO, and Program directors/Department heads to develop annual budgets.
      • Monitor budget variances and, in consultation with the Department heads, makes recommendations for resolutions.

      3. Contract Management

        In consultation with the CFO and Program Leads, oversee the administration of funding contracts.

        • Ensures contractual obligations are met and legal requirements are adhered to.
        • Assist in applying for funding.
        • Processes cash flows, claim forms and other requirements from funders.

        4. Asset Management:

        Work with the CFO and the Infrastructure and Housing Directors and Asset Management Coordinator to ensure that all assets are recorded and properly maintained.

        • Verify that buildings are properly maintained,
        • Oversee insurance renewals, additions, claims and enquiries.
        • Ensure all assets are adequately insured.
        • Audit the approved driver log and up-to-date vehicle information.

        5. Procurement and Logistics:

        Oversees the Office Custodian, Receptionist and Sales steward to ensure that the band office is:

        • Adequately stocked with office, janitorial and coffee supplies
        • Cash from sales is seamlessly recorded in the General Ledger system.

        6. Other Duties as Requested.

        Qualifications:

        • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related area and/or professional qualification in business, IT or management.
        • A combination of education/experience in the field of business administration, management, finance, asset management or other relative discipline.
        • Minimum 3 years progressively responsible experience, and at least two years management /supervisory experience.
        • Great written and verbal communications skills.
        • Great technical skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, and relevant administrative software.
        • A great attitude, a strong work ethic and strong commitment to confidentiality.
        • Reliable vehicle and a driver’s license.
        • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a healthy lifestyle. 
        • The successful candidate will be asked to provide a current Criminal Record Check. 

         Compensation & Benefits

        • A competitive salary $ 75,000 - $ 83,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications is offered.
        • pension and full group benefits

        Submission information: 

        • July 19, 2024
        • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.  
        • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Department: [email protected]    

        Date Classified: July 3, 2024 Business Unit: Band AdministrationLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Reporting to: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an immediate opening for an O...

        Full time
        Lax Kw'alaams, BC
        Posted 4 weeks ago
        2024-08-20 (Closing Date)

        Teachers, Elementary through to Grade 12

        Date Classified: June 24, 2024

        Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC
        Business Unit: Wap Suwilaawksa

        Reporting to: School Principal

        The Lax Kw'alaams Band and the Wap Suwilaawksa School have immediate openings for full-time Teachers, Elementary through to Grade 12. If you have a passion and a gift for inspiring young minds, we are looking for you! The ideal candidates incorporate technology and hands-on learning experiences into the classroom with enthusiasm. We are currently recruiting Teachers to join our outstanding faculty, Music teacher, PE teacher, Science, Math teacher, Counsellor and English teacher. Priority for Elementary and Middle school teachers with experience in split classes, for example 6/7/8.  

        Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
        ▪ Create daily lesson plans and learning activities based on BC Ministry of Education standards in education.
        ▪ Plan for class activities, including preparing units and daily lesson plans, identifying materials to implement class activities, preparing class projects, giving students feedback on completed work to ensure mastery of presented material, and grading tests and assignments in a timely manner.
        ▪ Deliver high-quality, engaging instruction in the form of discussion, direct teaching, demonstrations and independent practice using various proven methods.
        ▪ Differentiate lessons when needed to give all students access to the curriculum regardless of disability, instructional level, English proficiency or level of interest in the subject.
        ▪ Evaluate student performance on tasks established by the standards using different methods such as observation, performance-based tasks or other standard test practices.
        ▪ Maintain a safe, orderly and supportive classroom by modelling expected behaviour and standards, promoting positive interactions and quickly addressing behaviours that are not in line with the school policy.
        ▪ Communicate with parents regularly about schedules, assignments, events, and individual student needs. Meet with parents during scheduled conferences during the school year.
        ▪ Improve skills and knowledge in teaching by regularly taking classes, attending workshops and discovering new methods of delivering exciting content to students.
        ▪ Perform other tasks within the scope of the position.

        Education, Experience and Knowledge:
        ▪ Only candidates holding certification to teach grades within British Columbia. Candidates should hold a degree or other related fields.
        ▪ Experience teaching general courses in Elementary through Grade 8.
        ▪ Experience and/or training in at least one of the streams of science: Science, Computers.

        ▪ Proven record of professionalism, punctuality, flexibility, dependability, and reliability. Strong communication skills.
        ▪ Highly motivated and able to work independently; must be able to schedule and prioritize work.
        ▪ Ability to multi-task and establish priorities.
        ▪ Able to deal with people sensitivity, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.

        Compensation & Benefits:
        ▪ Above Market Salary, based on experience and certifications
        ▪ BCGEU Union position and is open to all genders.
        ▪ Benefits, Health, Dental.

        ▪ We offer Furnished or Unfurnished Housing at Highly Subsidized Rates
        ▪ Relocation Allowance
        ▪ Sign-on Bonus

        Submission Deadline: August 20, 2024
        ▪ Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
        ▪ We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources
        ▪ Email: [email protected]

        Teachers, Elementary through to Grade 12 Date Classified: June 24, 2024 Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BCBusiness Unit: Wap Suwilaawksa Reporting to: School Principal The Lax Kw’alaams Band and the ...

        Full time
        Lax Kw'alaams, BC
        Posted 1 month ago
        2024-06-30 (Closed)

        Date Classified: June 12, 2024
        Business Unit: Administration
        Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC
        Reporting to: Human Resources Manager

        The Lax Kw'alaams Band and the Administration Office have an opening for a full-time Human Resources Assistant. The duties involve a wide range of administration tasks while being available for employee concerns, ensuring smooth communication and prompt resolution of requests and questions. Excellent organization and strong communication skills are considered an asset.

        Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

        • Provide clerical and administrative support
        • Compile and update employee records ensuring they are kept confidential
        • Process documentation and prepare reports
        • Coordinate HR projects, meetings, training, surveys
        • Deal with employee requests regarding human resources issues, rules, and regulations
        • Assist payroll by providing relevant data
        • Conduct initial orientation to newly hired employees
        • Assist our recruiters to source candidates and update job boards

        Education, Experience and Knowledge:

        • Proven experience as an HR assistant, office support or relevant human resources/administrative position
        • Competence in computer systems including MS Office
        • Diploma or degree in HR/ Business or related field, HR Certification considered an asset
        • Combination of work experience and education will be considered

        Personal Skills:

        • High level of confidentiality required
        • Excellent organizational skills
        • Strong communications skills and conflict resolution skills required
        • Professional and respectful at all times
        • Diligent worker and is committed to a daily schedule
        • Detail oriented, remain calm under pressure

        Compensation & Benefits

        • Wages- $ $26.58 per hour or as per the Collective Agreement
        • Union position
        • Health, Dental Benefits, Group Pension
        • This position is open to all genders

        Submission Deadline:

        • June 30, 2024
        • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry
        • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources email: [email protected]

        Job Features

        Job CategoryAssistant

        Date Classified: June 12, 2024 Business Unit: AdministrationLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC Reporting to: Human Resources Manager The Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Administration Office have an openi...

        Full time
        Lax Kw'alaams, BC
        Posted 2 months ago
        2024-06-30 (Closed)

        Teachers

        Date Classified: May 29, 2024                                                                                        Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC

        Business Unit: Wap Suwilaawksa                                                                                  Reporting to: School Principal

        The Lax Kw'alaams Band and the Wap Suwilaawksa School have immediate openings for full-time Teachers, Elementary through to Grade 12. If you have a passion and a gift for inspiring young minds, we are looking for you! The ideal candidates incorporate technology and hands-on learning experiences into the classroom with enthusiasm. We are currently recruiting Teachers to join our outstanding faculty, Music teacher, PE teacher, Science, Math teacher, Counsellor and English teacher. Priority for Elementary and Middle school teachers with experience in split classes, for example 6/7/8.  

        Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

        • Create daily lesson plans and learning activities based on BC Ministry of Education standards in education.
        • Plan for class activities, including preparing units and daily lesson plans, identifying materials to implement class activities, preparing class projects, giving students feedback on completed work to ensure mastery of presented material, and grading tests and assignments in a timely manner.
        • Deliver high-quality, engaging instruction in the form of discussion, direct teaching, demonstrations and independent practice using various proven methods.
        • Differentiate lessons when needed to give all students access to the curriculum regardless of disability, instructional level, English proficiency or level of interest in the subject.
        • Evaluate student performance on tasks established by the standards using different methods such as observation, performance-based tasks or other standard test practices.
        • Maintain a safe, orderly and supportive classroom by modelling expected behaviour and standards, promoting positive interactions and quickly addressing behaviours that are not in line with the school policy.
        • Communicate with parents regularly about schedules, assignments, events, and individual student needs. Meet with parents during scheduled conferences during the school year. 
        • Improve skills and knowledge in teaching by regularly taking classes, attending workshops and discovering new methods of delivering exciting content to students.
        • Perform other tasks within the scope of the position.

        Education, Experience and Knowledge:

        • Only candidates holding certification to teach grades within British Columbia. Candidates should hold a degree or other related fields. 
        • Experience teaching general courses in Elementary through Grade 8. 
        • Experience and/or training in at least one of the streams of science: Science, Computers.
        • Proven record of professionalism, punctuality, flexibility, dependability, and reliability. Strong communication skills.
        • Highly motivated and able to work independently; must be able to schedule and prioritize work.
        • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities.
        • Able to deal with people sensitivity, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.

        Compensation & Benefits

        • Wages will be $58,000.00 - $95,000.00 per annum, based on experience and certifications
        • BCGEU Union position and is open to all genders.
        • Benefits, Health, Dental.

        Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024

        • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry. 
        • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources

        Email: [email protected]

        Teachers Date Classified: May 29, 2024                                                                                  ...

        Full time
        Lax Kw'alaams, BC
        Posted 2 months ago
        2024-06-24 (Closed)

        Health Director

        Date Classified: May 28, 2024                                                         

        Business Unit: Health Centre

        Location: Lax Kw'alaams, BC                                                    

        Reporting to: Chief Administrative Officer

        The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an immediate opening for a permanent full-time Health Director.

        The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Health Centre and Employees in the planning, organization, development, promotion and evaluation of the Health and Social Development programs, ensuring efficient and quality health services to the community. This position will also perform supervisory, administrative and professional duties. The Health Director will live and work in the Lax Kw’alaams Community.

        ACCOUNTABILITIES

        LEADERSHIP ON HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS AND SERVICES:

        • Provide leadership, guidance, mentorship and strategic direction planning, organizing, implementing, maintaining and evaluating culturally relevant and safe health and wellness programs and services.
        • Conduct this in a culturally safe environment for employees and clients, respecting the cultural protocols and traditions of Lax Kw’alaams.
        • Provide a safe and productive work environment for staff that is free of harassment, bullying and discrimination as outlined in the Human Resource Manual.
        • Collaborate in the development of, and implement, evaluate new and culturally relevant, safe health and wellness programs / services with local First Nation representatives.
        • Promote community health, First Nations concepts and traditions regarding wellness and healthy ways of being. 
        • Advocate for the health and wellness needs of the community.
        • Coordinate intervention, directly or indirectly, in emergency, trauma and crisis situations.
        • Organize and host community health and wellness events and engagements.
        • Ensure programs and services are in compliance with legislation and organizational policy, processes and procedures.

        PLANNING:

        • Lead consultative processes regarding community health planning needs and opportunities, including identification of relevant community health and wellness priorities.
        • Create, implement, evaluate and monitor Nation-based community health and wellness plans, including both existing and emerging health and wellness needs; incorporating input from community and other health system professionals.
        • Ensure emergency management, preparedness planning and/or pandemic planning is in place and well communicated to Lax Kw’alaams community.
        • Plan for existing and emerging health and wellness needs, including soliciting input from the community and other health system professionals resulting in the development of Nation-based community health and wellness plans.

        POLICIES, PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES

        • Develop, implement and evaluate culturally relevant and safe policies, processes and procedures, including amendments as needed.
        • Ensure financial management of programs and services including all financial accountabilities and funding requirement compliance.
        • Proactively seek out diverse funding sources to sustain health and wellness programs, including grants and funding opportunities.
        • Prepare and monitor work plans, including reporting through regular and annual reports.
        • Manage the budget and financial reports of the health and wellness programs and services, including efficient utilization of the funding.
        • Access and apply research and innovation to community health and wellness polices/ programs.
        • Ensure accurate and timely financial and budgetary reporting and audits.

        PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATION

        • Proactively build and nurture collaborative and respectful working relationships with First Nations in BC, health and wellness partners and government agencies: utilize these relationships as an avenue to assist the community in achieving its health / wellness goals and objectives.
        • Respect cultural protocols and embrace the diversity of knowledge systems.
        • Serve as a liaison, connector and convener between the community and its health system partners.
        • Collaborate with neighbouring Health Directors, Community Hubs, etc.
        • Build and nurture collaborative, respectful and culturally safe working relationships with community members.

        COMMUNICATIONS

        • Provide technical advice to First Nations leadership (Chief and Council, Regional Caucus, Regional Table, FNHDA, etc.) to improve health / wellness programs and services and to promote self determination.
        • Collaborate with the FNHDA, FNHA, FNHC, Regional Health Authorities, Nation Assemblies, etc., to build effective partnerships that will improve the health and wellness of the community they serve by being an active member at applicable meetings.
        • Facilitate communication with health system partners with a view to addressing community health / wellness opportunities and challenges.
        • Communicate effectively with community members and diverse partners about health opportunities and challenges in an informed and knowledgeable manner.
        • Ensure Chief and Council have a base knowledge of community health and wellness issues, ensuring they appreciate the value of the community health and wellness programs and services.

        MANAGEMENT

        • Maintain membership with the First Nations Health Directors Association – mandated to support First Nations Health Directors and other community health organizations in BC.
        • Lead and provide day-to-day supervision of health staff and contractors, including all aspects of human resources management. This includes describing work, recruitment, learning and development planning, career planning, coaching, mentoring, sharing of knowledge, capacity building, performance management, etc.
        • Foster a cooperative and collaborative working environment through team activities, personal leadership and professional incentives, including the management and resolution of conflicts.
        • Proactively seek out diverse funding sources to sustain health and wellness programs, including grants and funding opportunities.
        • Act as the community health and wellness team’s “go-to person.”
        • Plan, implement, and evaluate community health and wellness programs by involving community members.
        • Build an effective community health and wellness team through recruitment and retention strategies.
        • Facilitate and provide leadership and advocacy to the change management agenda and activities

        ROLE MODEL

        • Understand, communicate and uphold the vision of community leadership.
        • Lead a healthy lifestyle grounded in cultural tradition, including achieving work/life balance and engaging in self-care and promote this to community members and health staff.

        QUALIFICATIONS /EDUCATION

        • A university degree in Human Services, Health Sciences, Social Work, Nursing or Health Care Management

              OR

        • A diploma in the above studies plus two years of management experience.
        • Successful completion of the First Nations Health Directors Association Certification Program (or be willing to obtain).
        • A combination of Education and Work Experience may be considered for an otherwise viable candidate.

        EXPERIENCE

        • Experience in the development of culturally relevant programs and services, including monitoring and evaluation, ideally with a health focus.
        • Demonstrated experience in management and leadership of staff and contractors.
        • Demonstrated experience in people management including describing work, recruitment, learning, development and career planning, coaching, mentoring, and performance management.
        • Experience in collaborative planning at a community level, ideally with a health and social services focus, including monitoring and evaluation.
        • Experience in the collaborative and integrated development, implementation, monitoring and reporting on community health and wellness plans.
        • Demonstrated experience working with First Nations, including leadership.

        PREFERRED BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE

        • Experience in First Nations health services management and leadership.
        • Knowledge and understanding of the political, cultural and spiritual protocols of the First Nations community served.
        • Knowledge and understanding of the health and wellness challenges and opportunities specific to the community served.
        • Knowledge and understanding of the historical factors and trauma, e.g., residential schools, aspects of colonization, etc., that are relevant to the community’s health and wellness challenges.
        • Knowledge and understanding of the social determinants of health, e.g., health services, housing, food security, education, social safety network, etc.
        • Current knowledge and understanding of the First Nations health system in BC, as well as the tripartite relationships between Canada, BC and the FNHA.
        • Knowledge and understanding of the key governing documents in the BC First Nation health care landscape such as: Tripartite First Nations Health Plan; Resolution 2011-01 and the Consensus Paper 2011, BC First Nations Perspective on a New Health Governance; Resolution 2012-01 and the Consensus Paper 2012, Navigating the Currents of Change – Transitioning to a New First Nations Health Governance Structure; and the Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nations Health.
        • Knowledge and understanding of the services, structures, legislation, regulations and processes regarding First Nations health and wellness in BC, including on- and off-reserve jurisdiction issues and decisions.
        • Knowledge and understanding of the Privacy Act and legislation that is applicable to the First Nations Health Departments, British Columbia’s Employment Standards Act, and other legislation that is applicable to the Health Director role.
        • Knowledge and understanding of the structure of health and wellness services in BC and how the health systems interact.
        • Knowledge and understanding of the health and wellness programs, services and related resources offered by First Nations organizations as well as by the federal and provincial governments.
        • In depth Knowledge of planning approaches and tools.
        • Demonstrated Knowledge of the principles and theories behind accurate data and information management, as it applies to health planning and reporting.
        • Demonstrated Knowledge of basic financial and budgeting processes and protocols.
        • Demonstrated in-depth Knowledge and skills on leadership and management processes, tools and protocols.

        ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES/SKILLS

        • Ability to build and foster a trusting relationship with key partners,
        • Ability to build a culturally safe work environment for the employees and community members.
        • Ability to lead consultative processes regarding community health needs and opportunities.
        • Ability to identify relevant community health priorities through involvement and consultation with community members.
        • Ability to promote public health, First Nations concepts of health and wellness and healthy ways of being.
        • Ability to provide culturally relevant and safe health and wellness programs and services.
        • Ability to access and apply research and innovation to community health and wellness policies, programs and services.
        • Ability to coordinate interventions, directly and indirectly, in trauma and crisis situations.
        • Ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of the scope of the Health Director role, including the setting of professional boundaries, by clarifying the scope of the role to Chief and Council and others, and ensure that boundaries are not crossed.
        • Ability to embrace change and demonstrate flexibility.
        • Ability to foster significant internal and external relationships.
        • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative partnerships and sustainable relationships between BC First Nations, health and wellness organizations, and government agencies to achieve the goal of improving health and wellness in Lax Kw’alaams.
        • Ability to communicate effectively with Chief and Council, community members and health system partners.
        • Ability to organize and host community health events and engagements.
        • Ability to negotiate with, and influence, health system partners.
        • Liaison, connector and convenor skills and abilities to ensure strong connections between communities and health partners.
        • Effective interpersonal skills and abilities to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and points of view.
        • Ability to provide leadership to, and manage, a health service delivery team and program including financial and people management competencies and skills.
        • Ability to utilize current and relevant technology skills, such as word processing, spreadsheets, basic accounting software and social media.

        SUITABILITY

        • Lead by example and demonstrate leadership, trust, respect, honour, integrity, creativity, humility, courage and truth while achieveing results by involving and empowering staff.
        • Respectful of the unique cultural and spiritual teachings of Lax Kw’alaams.
        • Serve as an active and informed leader in the provision of health and wellness services to Lax Kw’alaams.
        • Serve the community thoughtfully and in accordance to their unique health priorities and needs.
        • Carry out the role of a Health Director with integrity and responsibility.
        • A curious life-long learner who communicates to create compelling dialogue and engagement with wide and diverse audiences.
        • Committed to improved health and wellness outcomes for Lax Kw’alaams

        Compensation

        • Salary offer will be based on Education and Experience
        • Health, Dental Benefits, Pension

        Submission Deadline

        • June 24, 2024.
        • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
        • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources

        Email:  [email protected]

        Health Director Date Classified: May 28, 2024                                                          Business Unit: Health Centre Location: Lax...

        Full Time - Term, One Year Term
        Lax Kw'alaams, BC, Prince Rupert, BC
        Posted 2 months ago
        2024-05-31 (Closed)

        JOB OPPORTUNITY
        Manager of Communications and Public Relations – Maternity Term Position (12 months)

        Date Classified: May 17, 2024
        Location: Prince Rupert or Lax Kw’alaams, BC
        Business Unit: Administration
        Reporting to: Chief Administrative Officer

        The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an immediate opening for a full-time Manager of Communications and Public Relations – Maternity Term Position (12 months). They would perform a variety of tasks, such as the creation, development and management of external communications across a variety of platforms and mediums. You are expected to be self-motivated, self-directed and take the initiative in completing timely tasks.

        Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

        • Manage the Lax Kw’alaams Band’s executive and administrative communications, marketing and media activities, including the development of approved communications plans and programs
        • Translate the strategic priorities of the Lax Kw’alaams Band council and administration into external communications strategies, programs and initiatives
        • Continually review and develop the Lax Kw’alaams Band’s communications strategic priorities with stakeholders as needed, ensuring deliverables are within the scope of external communications
        • Develop external communication policies, for review by Lax Kw’alaams elected leadership
        • Research and develop content to support presentations, advertisements, website and digital content, brochures, and other Band communication marketing assets
        • Track and support Band involvement in presentations, meetings and community, annual and special events, especially with respect to coordination of presentation material
        • Manage the annual advertising calendar and advertising material development, placement and advertisement tracking/reporting (print, radio, social, TV as needed)
        • Support work with external suppliers to ensure communication products are produced and delivered according to set budgets and timelines
        • Monitor and report on media coverage of the Band
        • Track and maintain reporting on the effectiveness of communications activities quarterly or bi-annually
        • Review, manage and update communications assets, including rebranding campaigns as needed
        • Provide specialized expertise and guidance concerning community engagement to department heads, as requested
        • Work with internal and external stakeholders to identify priorities – including council, staff, community members, federal, provincial and municipal governments and other NGO’s
        • Supervise communications staff and conduct employee performance reviews
        • Work with stakeholders and communications staff to write and produce an annual report to the membership, along with other communications materials
        • Serve as the media contact for formal external communications, including press releases
        • Build and maintain relationships with local media outlets
        • Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position, as assigned by the CAO

        Education, Experience and Knowledge

        • 5 years of related work experience
        • An undergraduate degree in Communications or a related field is an asset, or a combination of education and work experience may be considered for an otherwise viable candidate
        • Proven experience in supporting successful communications, media relations, events and corporate reputation initiatives
        • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including editing
        • Solid time management and prioritization skills, with the ability to juggle multiple and sometimes competing priorities simultaneously. Highly organized and detail oriented
        • Strong proficiency in using a suite of applications; including Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, Canva, and Adobe Creative Cloud products
        • Knowledge of social media account and platform management and digital marketing tools
        • Highly motivated and able to work independently and as a part of a team
        • Able to deal with people sensitivity, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times

        Working Conditions

        • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a healthy lifestyle.
        • The successful candidate may be asked to provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.
        • Remain in full compliance with all public health orders and Band policies.

        Compensation & Benefits

        • Salary $ 80,000-$85,000 commensurate with education, qualifications and experience
        • This position is open to all genders

        Submission Deadline:

        • May 31, 2024
        • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
        • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Department: [email protected]

        JOB OPPORTUNITYManager of Communications and Public Relations – Maternity Term Position (12 months) Date Classified: May 17, 2024Location: Prince Rupert or Lax Kw’alaams, BCBusiness Unit: Administ...

        Full time
        Lax Kw'alaams, BC, Prince Rupert, BC
        Posted 2 months ago
        2024-05-31 (Closed)

        JOB OPPORTUNITY
        Communications Officer – Full-time Permanent

        Date Classified: May 17, 2024
        Location: Prince Rupert or Lax Kw’alaams, BC
        Business Unit: Administration
        Reporting to: Manager of Communications and Public Relations

        The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an immediate opening for a full-time permanent Communications Officer. They would perform a variety of tasks, such as the creation and development of print and online communications, email marketing, advertising across a variety of platforms, website management and content development, press releases, community videos and media project management. You are expected to be a creative and motivated individual who works well in a team environment. This person will take initiative in tasks that need to be completed in a timely manner

        Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

        • Develop and implement approved communication plans, programs and initiatives, as directed by the Manager of Communications and Public Relations
        • Lead/liaise with non-communications staff on communications projects, as directed
        • Ensure outgoing communications are in line with the strategic priorities of the Lax Kw’alaams Band council and administrative departments
        • Research and develop content to support presentations, advertisements, website and digital content, brochures, and other Band communication marketing assets
        • Prepare briefing materials, fact sheets and presentation content as directed
        • Complete deliverables of the annual advertising calendar
        • Support work with external suppliers to prepare cost estimates, and ensure communication products are produced and delivered in a timely manner
        • Monitor and report on media coverage of the Band to the Manager of Communications and Public Relations
        • Review, manage and update communications assets, including the creation of original digital media assets for marketing purposes (photo, audio, video etc), as directed
        • Work with the Manager of Communications and stakeholders to research and develop a variety of communications materials, including news releases, articles, editorials, newsletters, annual reports and other written communications products
        • Plan, coordinate, and execute special projects, displays, events etc as they relate to communications, as directed
        • Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position, as assigned by the Manager of Communications and Public Relations

        Education, Experience and Knowledge

        • At least 2 years of related work experience
        • Formal training in Communications or a related field is an asset, or a combination of education and work experience may be considered for an otherwise viable candidate
        • Proven experience in supporting successful communications, media relations, events and corporate reputation initiatives
        • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including editing
        • Solid time management and prioritization skills, with the ability to juggle multiple and sometimes competing priorities simultaneously. Highly organized and detail oriented
        • Strong proficiency in using a suite of applications; including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Canva, and Adobe Creative Cloud products
        • Knowledge of social media account and platform management and digital marketing tools, in particular WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google Analytics, Google Workspace etc.
        • Highly motivated and able to work independently and as a part of a team
        • Able to deal with people sensitivity, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times

        Working Conditions

        • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a healthy lifestyle.
        • The successful candidate may be asked to provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.
        • Remain in full compliance with all public health orders and Band policies.

        Compensation & Benefits

        • $32.00 per hour
        • CUPE Union position
        • This position is open to all genders

        Submission Deadline:

        • May 31, 2024
        • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
        • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Department: [email protected]

        JOB OPPORTUNITY Communications Officer – Full-time Permanent Date Classified: May 17, 2024Location: Prince Rupert or Lax Kw’alaams, BCBusiness Unit: AdministrationReporting to: Manager of Communic...

        Casual On Call
        Lax Kw'alaams, BC
        Posted 2 months ago
        2024-05-30 (Closed)

        Casual and On-Call

        Guest Services Worker
        Casual and On-Call
        Date Classified: May 16, 2024
        Business Unit: Recreation
        Reporting to: Director of Recreation
        Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC


        The Lax Kw'alaams Band has an immediate opening for a casual and on-call Guest Services Worker. The successful candidate will be responsible for answering questions about the facility and its programs and services, registering participants for programs and services, handling cash, working in other areas of the facility (e.g., Weight Room, Gym, Swimmers Cafe or assisting in Brighter Futures) and maintaining a clean lobby and work area. During certain times of the day, you may be designated as the immediate backup for the Lifeguard on duty, which means that additional First Aid and Lifesaving training is required. You will be detailed orientated and take pride in your work.

        Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

        • Report any incidents, maintenance problems or safety concerns to the Supervisor.
        • Provide excellent customer service to guests, staff and volunteers.
        • Develop and maintain a professional & courteous relationship with guests, staff and volunteers.
        • Follow all checklists, procedures and schedule of tasks as per the Director of Recreation or Designate.
        • Ensure that the Lobby, Swimmers Café and Front Desk are clean and presentable at all times.
        • Assist with the purchase of monthly passes and punch card passes.
        • As requested, ensure that all cash handling procedures are completed and documented correctly, such as youth conferences, school events, recruitment fairs, and community development workshops.
        • Complete and balance end-of-shift cash sheets and receipts.
        • Sell retail items (e.g., diapers, swimming goggles, etc.). Promote the sale of monthly passes and punch passes.
        • Perform other tasks within the scope of the position.

        Education, Experience and Knowledge:

        • Grade 12 Education- preferred
        • Cash Handling Experience – able to make cash changes and complete accurate cash reports.
        • 1-year previous experience working in a Customer Service Environment.
        • Provide excellent customer service to guests, staff and volunteers.
        • General knowledge of office skills, including computer skills, such as typing, word processing, and effectively using Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Email). Ability to keep accurate daily logs.
        • Ability to resolve conflict effectively with both staff and guests.
        • Ability to complete maintenance and cleaning duties for the Front Desk work area, the Lobby, or wherever needed.
        • Be on time for all assigned shifts or shifts that you agreed to cover for another staff. Available for last-minute calls.
        • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to a healthy lifestyle.
        • The successful candidate will be asked to provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.


        Compensation & Benefits

        • Wages will be $20.49 per hour or the most current wages per the Collective Agreement.
        • This is a CUPE Union position and is open to all genders


        Submission Deadline:

        • May 30, 2024
        • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
        • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources
        • Email: [email protected]

        Casual and On-Call Guest Services WorkerCasual and On-CallDate Classified: May 16, 2024Business Unit: RecreationReporting to: Director of RecreationLocation: Lax Kw’alaams, BC The Lax Kw’alaam...

        On Call
        Prince Rupert, BC
        Posted 3 months ago
        2024-05-16 (Closed)

        Engineer
        Casual On Call Position
        Date Classified: May 2, 2024

        Business Unit: Ferry
        Location: Prince Rupert, BC

        Reporting to: Ferry Captain


        The Lax Kw'alaams Band and the Ferry, Spirit of Nicola, have an immediate opening for a Casual On Call Relief Engineer. The successful candidate will have to attend mandatory training, follow instructions and be able to work in challenging conditions. The position will cover the Ferry services between the Lax Kw’ alaams and Prince Rupert Communities. You are knowledgeable of applicable navigation equipment and techniques, international, federal and provincial regulations, safety and emergency procedures and ship handling principles.


        Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
        • You serve as an Officer in the conduct of deck department activities
        • Loading / unloading vehicles and passengers
        • Navigation, ship duties
        • Passenger/vehicle safety
        • Equipment inspections
        • Attend all mandatory training
        • Responding to emergency situations
        • Training with crew in fire, safety and boat drills
        • Federal and provincial regulations, safety and emergency procedures, ship handling principles
        • Directing and participating in vessel drills
        • Maintaining weekly Safety and Fire Equipment checks
        • Standing watch on the bridge while vessel is underway
        • Assisting the captain on watch with various other tasks that are deemed necessary for the safe and proficient operation of the Ferry
        • Provide manual labour on various other tasks and assignments as required
        • Maintain the equipment on the job site, using and storing them properly and securely at the end of every shift
        • Follow a timekeeping system, training and protocols as directed by the Supervisor
        • Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position and as assigned

        Qualifications:
        • Valid Unrestricted SVMO
        • Seafarer’s medical
        • Valid marine basic or better first aid certificate
        • Must be able to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with body, arms and/or legs
        • Care about the quality of work; can work well on a team and follow safety standards
        • Self-motivated, ability to work safely and independently without constant supervision
        • Able to work outdoors/ indoors and in stressful environments, in all weather conditions
        • In good physical condition, able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs, sit and stand for extended periods, kneel, climb ladders, and walk on varied terrain
        • Must have a strong work ethic and commit to the work schedule
        • Respect diversity - treat others with respect; avoid unnecessary conflict
        • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a personal healthy lifestyle
        • Respect diversity - treat others with respect; avoid unnecessary conflict
        • Work in a Team Environment
        • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a healthy lifestyle
        • Ability to remain calm and focused in physically and emotionally demanding situations
        • Ability to work all shifts, including weekends, late evenings, early morning, as required
        • Class 5 Drivers License Mandatory
        • Provide a current Criminal Record Check – Required
        Engineer Operation
        • Responsible for operating and controlling the ships engines, propulsion systems and auxiliary equipment to ensure the ships proper and efficient functioning during voyage
        Maintenance and Repair
        • Perform routine maintenance, inspections and routine maintenance repairs on electrical and hydrologic systems to prevent breakdowns and malfunctions, including engines, generators, pumps and other essential machinery
        Safety and Compliance
        • Responsible for conducting safety drills
        • Maintaining safety equipment

        Watchkeeping
        • Continuous watch over vessels machines and systems, monitoring for any irregularities or issues that may arise

        Compensation & Benefits
        • Wages will be $ 49.37 hourly, or as per collective agreement, less hourly deductions
        • Union position and is open to all genders.

        Submission Deadline:
        • May 16, 2024.
        • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
        • Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted
        • We invite all interested parties to reply in confidence by sending your resume to the Human Resources-
        Email : [email protected]

        EngineerCasual On Call PositionDate Classified: May 2, 2024 Business Unit: FerryLocation: Prince Rupert, BC Reporting to: Ferry Captain The Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Ferry, Spirit of Nicola, ha...

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