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Title and Rights Director Job Posting

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The Title and Rights Director will lead a team who is responsible for asserting Splatsin title and rights throughout the Splatsin area of caretaker responsibility.

The Splatsin are the southernmost community of the Secwépemc Nation, the largest Interior Salish speaking First Nation in Canada.

Our aboriginal territory stretches from the B.C./Alberta border near the Yellowhead Pass to the plateau west of the Fraser River, southeast to the Arrow Lakes and to the upper reaches of the Columbia River.

Position Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Kukpi7 and Tk’wamipla7 area of responsibility holders for Title and Rights, the Title and Rights Director will strive to achieve constant positive movement in the assertion and recognition of Splatsin Title and Rights for the Splatsin people and guided by the Splatsin culture and Secwepemc Law. The Director will focus efforts towards self-determination founded on the strength and recognition of our Splatsin title and rights through effective natural resource stewardship, partnerships, joint ventures and agreements.

Education and Training

  • At least 5 years experience working in Indigenous communities/organizations
  • Considerable experience in land and resource management and operating a program within a government setting
  • Extensive knowledge of Natural Resource Disciplines and Activities including: fisheries, forestry, cultural heritage, archaeology, mining, and recreation

Core Competencies

  • Professional writing and communication skills
  • Experience managing staff and addressing human resource matters
  • Knowledge of the Splatsin community and Secwepemc Nation is an asset
  • Good interpersonal skills including the ability to build successful relationships across diverse backgrounds
  • Conflict management skills
  • Ability to Negotiate
  • High ethical standards
  • Discretion & respect for confidentiality is essential

Key Duties

  • Develop, monitor and report on the Title and Rights annual operations budget in accordance with Splatsin Financial Laws, Policies and Procedures
  • Advocate for establishment of the Secwepemc Nation laws and jurisdiction over all our lands, water and resources
  • Oversee the Referral/Consultation Process and ensure that Splatsin Title and Rights are asserted and protected
  • Develop and implement communication and information and resource sharing protocols with neighboring Secwepemc communities
  • Guide strategic, operational planning in the Department, with Kukpi7 and Tk’wamipla7 (Chief and Council) and with the Splatsin community in relation to Title and Rights.

Salary Range

commensurate with experience

Hours of Work

Monday-Friday 35 hours per week with evening and weekends as required.


In-office and out on the land.

To apply, please send a cover letter and your resume to [email protected].

Only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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