Shuswap Band Employment Opportunities

Referrals Coordinator 

The Shuswap Indian Band is located in the beautiful Columbia Valley near Invermere, BC. The Territorial Stewardship and the Rights & Title Department is responsible for conducting research on reserve and within the Secwepemc Territory to assert and preserve our Indigenous identity, history and archaeological finds.

The Referrals Coordinator reviews and files incoming referrals and related correspondence, maintains a referral tracking ledger, provides a weekly summary of incoming referrals, prepares draft response letters, memos, briefing notes and other correspondence, prepares invoices, budgets for referral-related assessments, attends internal/external meetings, including training sessions and provides recommendations on procedural improvements for consultation. 

Wage: Negotiable depending on experience.

Hours: 26 hours per week.

Educational Qualifications:

Minimum grade 12 diploma with preference given to post secondary education in a related field. 

The Referrals Coordinator will have a good understanding of the following:

  • Current First Nations Rights and Titles issues that affect land use, government and industry relations;
  • Current case law affecting aboriginal rights and title;
  • Federal and Provincial legislation/policies affecting land use; and
  • Shuswap Indian Band community, culture and Secwepemc values

Other Requirements

  • Good interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Good level of proficiency in MS Office software, social media is essential;
  • Preference given to candidates with knowledge of Secwepemc language and culture

To apply contact the Shuswap Indian Band, #3A-492 Arrow Road, Invermere, BC V0A 1K2.
      Fax: 250-341-3683. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Deadline for Applications: April 5, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.





Reporting to Chief and Council, the Director of Operations is responsible for leading, planning, managing and implementing Shuswap Band programs and policies. The position is also responsible for the provision of administrative expertise and overall direction to Departmental Managers.


  • Leads and directs the day to day administrative operations of the Shuswap Band.
  • Ensuring approved programming and policies are implemented as per direction provided by Chief and Council.
  • Strategic planning processes.
  • Planning and coordinating, in conjunction with the program managers, annual budget forecasts, funding proposals and submissions, monthly financial statements, annual audits, and following up to ensure regular updates on funding proposals and sources is provided.
  • Monitoring and controlling budget requirements including authorization of expenditures, as required.
  • Establishing corporate and department specific goals, objectives and expectations, in conjunction with Council, and providing direction to Managers.
  • Directing the development and/or modification of new policies, as needs are identified, to encompass the requirements of the Shuswap Band.
  • Working in conjunction with the Council to assist and participate in the development of negotiating mandates for Program & Service Transfer Agreements, Financial Transfer Agreements, and other agreements and accords.
  • Provide written and oral reports to Chief and Council.



Academic Preparation

  • Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field combined with experience working with First Nation Organizations, preferably at a senior level;


Required Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Sound knowledge of government program requirements.
  • Good knowledge of funding agencies and associated requirements.
  • Financial management skills.
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate programs, policies and procedures.
  • Experience working at the management level including the ability to direct, supervise and evaluate the performance of personnel.
  • Ability to lead, direct and manage program and policy development and delivery.
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.


Please submit your cover letter and resume no later than April 12, 2019 outlining your qualifications to:

Lorena Tegart

Shuswap Band

3A - 492 Arrow Road

Invermere, BC   V0A 1K2

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