Policy Analyst

Tsleil Waututh Nation

Tsleil-Waututh Nation

People of the Inlet 

Policy Analyst

TLR – Sacred Trust 

Permanent, Full-time


January 20, 2020

Who we are:
The Tsleil-Waututh Nation People currently reside on the North Shore of Vancouver, BC. Since time immemorial we have occupied Village sites all around səl̓ilẃət, also known as Burrard Inlet. This is how we have come to be the People of the Inlet. Revitalization is important at Tsleil-Waututh, where you will see our language, culture, and stewardship of the lands and waters returned to our people and we are once again prospering the same way our Ancestors had for so many years. We are one of the most progressive Nations in North America because we have deep cultural and spiritual roots, as well as a great affinity for the land and water. This is reflected in our work and interaction with the world at large. Working with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation is a unique opportunity as you will experience the wealth of Culture and strength of business practices.

Job Summary:
The Policy Analyst reports to the Policy Advisor, and supports the advancement of Tsleil-Waututh’s nation-to-nation relationship with the Federal and Provincial governments. The position will work closely with the policy advisor on files relating to Crown-TWN relations, climate policy, TWN governance, and other initiatives based on recognition of Tsleil-Waututh’s unceded title, rights and interests. In addition, the position provides staff support to the Sacred Trust Initiative.

  • Post-secondary degree in related field with minimum three years’ work experience
  • Demonstrated experience in working with governments and/or policy including with FirstNations, various levels of government, community stakeholders, or similar entities;
  • Understanding of the current and historical culture of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and CoastSalish people;
  • Understanding of current and historical relationships between Crown and First Nationgovernments an asset
  • Understanding of climate change policy an asset
  • Understanding of Aboriginal rights and title, particularly in the context of B.C.
  • At least three years of experience working in a First Nations community

Duties & Responsibilities:
The listed duties are only illustrative and are not intended to describe every function that may be performed by this position. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.
  • Support the Policy Advisor in program management, co-ordination, and innovation
  • Fulfil the mandate of TWN's Treaty, Lands and Resource Department and Sacred Trust to assertTWN title, rights, and interests
  • Build relationships with Crown governments, non-governmental organizations, and other FirstNations
  • Support the Policy Advisor to ensure the vision laid out in foundational Tsleil-Waututhdocuments ( e.g., TWN Draft Constitution and Declaration, Stewardship Policy, Burrard InletAction Plan, Assessment of the Trans Mountain
  • Pipeline and Tanker Expansion Proposal, etc.)and overall TWN philosophy is met
  • Assist in managing Program budget including planning, invoicing, budget reporting, andall other necessary tasks
  • Monitor the progress of Crown policy and legislation and identify opportunities for TWNengagement
  • Review and provide TWN input on legislative and policy reviews
  • Act as liaison between Crown representatives and TWN on appropriate files; prepare for and participate in meetings with extetnal entities
  • Pursue new funding opportunities to support Program initiatives
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other TWN departments where appropriate
  • Provide training as needed to other staff members
  • Provide input into departmental communications and outreach, which may include thedevelopment of presentations, media releases, and council information packages
  • Assist with the implementation and delivery of other department initiatives as directed
  • Support the Policy Advisor to prepare and present updates and analyses to leadership,colleagues, community members, and partners including participating in weekly TLR team leadsmeetings
  • Support the Policy Advisor and Sacred Trust Manager in all other related tasks as required

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Support staff, as required.
  • Manage contracts and scope of work with consultants, as required

  • Excellent communication and analytical skills; attention to detail
  • Self-motivated; proven ability to deliver results when working independently and within a teamenvironment
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a wide variety of people
  • Brings a creative and unconventional approach to problem solving
  • Proficient with computers, the Internet and Microsoft Office Programs
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under pressure; demonstrate flexibility,cooperation, and ability to shift priorities rapidly
  • Ability to solve practical problems in a culturally-appropriate manner and deal with a variety ofvariables in situations
  • Demonstrated patience, understanding, and a willingness to share and learn

Why work with us?
  • Training and Career Development
  • Business Casual Office
  • Community Fitness & Gym Access
  • Comprehensive Benefits & Pension

How to Apply
Please send your cover letter and resume to:
hr@twnation.ca or by mail/drop off:
Tsleil Waututh Nation – HR
3178 Alder Court, North Vancouver BC V7H 2V6

Please also include in the subject “Policy Analyst” and if you are voluntarily self-identifying yourself as “Self-Identified” (First Nations, Metis or Inuit), or TWN Community Member.

Organization: Tsleil Waututh Nation

Location: North Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Policy & Research
Posted: January 6, 2020, 12:11 pm
Expires: January 20, 2020, 4:30 pm

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