Research Assistant

Tsleil Waututh Nation

Tsleil-Waututh Nation


Research Assistant 

Term, Full-Time
(8 months+ with possibility of extension)

Project-based position working in the Lands Office to assist with ground-breaking research on land tenure. The research analyst will provide critical analysis of research material, support community outreach, prepare memos and presentation documents, and attend community events and focus groups.

Assist the Manager of Lands in:
  • Conducting research and summarizing findings on land tenure and land use planning in a collaborative environment.
  • Providing comparative analysis of research and synthesizing findings in a coherent whole format.
  • Assist team in preparing variety of document and presentations including memos and presentations in PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Publisher.
  • Assisting in community events, focus groups, workshops and training sessions for committees, staff, and membership.
  • Maintaining and organizing project documentation, meeting notes, surveys, and other community input.
  • Drafting and designing community outreach material for social media, newsletters, community posters, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required. 

  • Completion of Grade 12.
  • Completion of post-secondary education or equivalent an asset with courses in subject matter of research, planning, real estate, policies or community engagement.

  • Strong researching skills
  • Good listening, reading, oral and written communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Programs, Internet, Social Media and other mediums of communication
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines.
  • Basic understanding of land tenure and land use regulatory processes
  • Good fundamental mathematics
  • Tech-savvy
  • Ability to read maps, legal surveys and plans
  • Knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s values and culture.

Physical demands
  • Significant deskwork  with long periods of manual dexterity activities (keyboard operations, filing)  
  • Talking, hearing, listening
  • Ability to effectively set up and operate audio-visual equipment and venues.

Mental focus
  • Aptitude for critical thinking
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to take direction and occasionally work under pressure
  • A constructive, flexible, open, cooperative and respectful demeanor

Working conditions
  • Primarily working in a business office environment with occasional venues engaging groups with multiple demands and interruptions.
  • Task oriented 
  • Adherence to timelines
  • Periodic evening and weekend hours (approximately 5+ times a month)

Preference will be given to TWN Members and First Nations or Aboriginal applicants.

  • Training and career development
  • Business casual office
  • Community fitness & gym access

Apply by email with your cover letter and resume to: or 

Mail or drop off your Resume to:
Tsleil-Waututh Nation Human Resources
3178 Alder Court, North Vancouver, BC V7H 2V6

Please also indicate if you are a TWN Member, or “Self-Identified”, and if you are voluntarily identifying yourself as First Nations or Aboriginal.

Organization: Tsleil Waututh Nation
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Research
Posted: September 13, 2019, 9:01 am
Expires: October 11, 2019, 4:30 pm

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