Community Coordinator

Job No: SN210427
Location: North Vancouver


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CLOSES:  Open Until Filled

  • Great opportunity to join the Squamish Nations community
  • Take your career to new heights with a dynamic and progressive First Nations government

Who We Are

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.

As an organization, we provide support to the greater Squamish Nation Community through service. With 11 departments with individual areas of expertise, we ensure Community Members have access to necessary programs and services.


Working as an integral part of the Ta na wa Shéway I7x̱w ta Úxwumixw Planning and Capital Projects Department, this position reports directly to the Planning Manager, the Coordinators will work closely with the project team and project partners to support the coordination of an extensive community engagement process to guide the Generational Plan process, including (but not limited to): ensuring Sḵwx̱wú7mesh values and culture lead the process; facilitating engagement and communications activities, community outreach, and event coordination. To ensure the project is being guided by community voices the Community Coordinators will work closely with the project team to communicate and engage with the Squamish Nation Elders and youth, the Squamish Nation community, Council Members, and relevant Squamish Nation staff throughout the entire project life cycle. Guided by the project manager and project team, the Community Coordinators will undertake a variety of administrative and project coordination tasks and will help in design and planning, coordinating, and implementing project activities, as per the project work plan and schedule. 

What You Bring

  • Combination of education and experience.
  • Understanding of, and competency in, Indigenous Cultural Safety and humility, or willingness to take provided training.
  • Skilled at supporting community members to feel included, safe, and cared for.
  • Professional, adaptable communication style with strong interpersonal skills.
  • High level of emotional intelligence, patience, and integrity.
  • Maintains composure in high-pressure situations, including maintaining neutrality and listening to the community and Elders.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to share complex information to a variety of audiences.
  • Resourceful and organized with excellent time management abilities.
  • Able to deliver information with tact and diplomacy.
  • Acts ethically and with the highest degree of confidentiality.
  • Team-oriented with a positive, approachable attitude.
  • Knowledge of the Squamish Nation community, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh culture and traditions, and of the Elders is a strong asset.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and maintain a high level of attendance/reliability.
  • Independent worker but possess a willingness to learn from the team and change work style/product as needed.

Starting Salary: $ 21 Per Hour, plus a comprehensive benefit program.

Why Work With Us

As a dynamic community organization, we understand the importance of employing enthusiastic and talented people to work together. We know that our future strength and growth is very much dependent on our key resources – our people. With a variety of programs and services, we offer career paths that fit many areas of expertise, backgrounds, and interests. Along with competitive compensation and benefits, we offer excellent training and development opportunities within an environment that values diversity through the respect and appreciation of each person for their individual attributes.


*Please note selected candidates will be required to complete background checks. If you have concerns regarding any incidents that will be reported on your Criminal Record Check, please let us know in advance to ensure we can work together on a plan that works for the nation and you as the applicant*

If you're looking for a new opportunity to use your experience, consider joining Squamish Nation. Apply online today! 

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