Job No: SN200253
Location: North Vancouver


Due to COVID 19, the start date for the position will be determined thru Provincial Health Guidance.

CLOSES:  September 17, 2020
  • Great opportunity to join the Squamish First Nations community
  • Take your career to new heights with a dynamic and progressive First Nations government


Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation's culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory.  Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh.


Reporting to the Manager, Language and Cultural Affairs, this position will align methodologies with research goals, acquire information and interpret data, writing up reports and presenting findings and schedules to management and other stakeholders, identifies trends and patterns, best practices for teacher certification and tests when required, as well as protecting databases and confidential information. The Incumbent should be able to deliver presentations and communicate effectively at all levels.

         Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identifies best practices for oral certification.
  • Identifies best practices for teacher certification.
  • Identifies best practices for language revitalization (considering Indigenous language revitalization and non-Indigenous language revitalization as well).
  • Coordinates with Squamish Nation Ta na wa Ns7éyx̱nit ta Snew̓iyálh Language and Cultural Affairs team to determine research objectives.
  • Develops and directs given research assignments.
  • Creates a plan of action, sets project goals, and manages to completion.
  • Conducts detailed research of intended subject matter according to business needs.
  • Formulates effective and efficient research processes.
  • Tests research methodologies to confirm intended purpose of evaluation.
  • Documents, reports, and presents research findings to the Squamish Nation Ta na wa Ns7éyx̱nit ta Snew̓iyálh Language and Cultural Affairs Department.
  • Contributes cooperatively to the Squamish Nation Ta na wa Ns7éyx̱nit ta Snew̓iyálh Language and Cultural Affairs team to achieve position and department goals.

    Education, Level of Experience & Hiring Requirements:

  • Diploma or Certificate in First Nations Studies, Business, or a relevant/ related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • 2 - 3 years (Diploma) or 4 – 5 years (Certificate) of directly-related experience in the majority of duties in the job description including research, economics or related field.
  • Extensive and proven experience in field of research.
  • Strong knowledge of Squamish Nation culture, traditions and heritage is preferred.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations environment is preferred.
  • Experience as an intermediate level user of the Internet and Microsoft Office Applications, etc.
  • Advanced experience with a large scale computerized database system. Experience with JD Edwards is an asset.
  • Must provide three (3) business references. Valid references must be a direct supervisor who is familiar with the applicant’s work.
  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s License Class 4 or 5.
  • Must have access to a reliable vehicle and current auto insurance that meets company policy.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required, occasionally with limited advance notice.
  • Must be willing to travel as required.
  • Must successfully complete Criminal Records Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search as per Squamish Nation Policy.

The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting & are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation.


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