Referrals Analyst

Tsleil Waututh Nation

Tsleil-Waututh Nation

People of the Inlet 

Referrals Analyst

STATUS: Internal, External
CLOSING DATE: July 10, 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 səli� lẃət, 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.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a Referrals Analyst to join our Treaty, Lands and Resources team. You are a detailed-oriented critical thinker who thrives in a growing, fast-paced work environment. As a Referrals Analyst, you have environmental and/or resource management expertise and act as a liaison with Crown governments, agencies and proponents. In this critical role, you will work as part of a team to:

  • Review and analyze referrals in accordance with the Tsleil-Waututh Stewardship Policy
  • Assess potential impacts that proposed development projects and policy changes may have on Tsleil-Waututh’s Aboriginal rights, title, and interests
  • Facilitate the review process of referrals in a team setting
  • Provide support to Tsleil-Waututh staff in the monitoring of project applications, including project administration, budgeting and organizational tasks
  • Represent Tsleil-Waututh on project files and build relationships with external agencies and proponents
  • Support the Consultation and Accommodation Manager in all other tasks


  • Post-secondary degree in Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences or related field plus three (3) years of relevant work experience.
  • May consider alternate combinations of education and relevant work experience.
  • Experience with First Nations consultation and negotiations processes an asset.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred.
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check.


  • Works closely and collaboratively with the Senior Referrals Analyst and other staff in the Treaty, Lands and Resources Department to analyse and assess land use decisions, proposed projects and policies that may impact Tsleil-Waututh territories, traditional use areas, and interests.
  • Under the Senior Referral Analyst’s supervision, the Referrals Analyst manages various referrals in accordance with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Stewardship Policy. This includes:
  • Determining potential impacts of proposed development projects, policies, or plans on Tsleil-Waututh’s Aboriginal rights, title, and interests, including assessing cumulative impacts and future implications, and providing impact/benefit analyses where required.
  • Facilitating the environmental review of projects, plans, and policies proposed within the Tsleil-Waututh Consultation Area. Critique the processes of assessment and contribute solutions for improvement.
  • Assessing potential benefits, including educational or economic opportunities for members of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
  • Examining the proposed project, plan or policy from a holistic view that takes into account history, cumulative impacts, and power dynamics.


  • Excellent communication and analytical skills; attention to detail. Self-motivated; able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Brings a creative and unconventional approach to problem solving (ability to think outside the box).
  • Proficient with computers, the Internet and Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • 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 of variable in situations.
  • Understanding of the current and historical culture of the Coast Salish peoples.
  • Understanding of Aboriginal rights and title, particularly in the context of B.C.

If this role interests you, click on the link Referrals Analyst - Requisition ID: 1023

to review the full job description and directly apply.

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

Please note we appreciate everyone’s interest however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Thank you

Organization: Tsleil Waututh Nation
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): First Nations Relations, Environmental Services
Posted: June 26, 2020, 4:20 pm
Expires: July 10, 2020, 4:30 pm

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