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We are hiring!! - Land Use Planner

 

Land Use Planner

Job Description | Closing date: July 8th, 2024

Date: June 18, 2024  

 

North Slave Métis Alliance (NSMA) is an Indigenous organization that represents s.35 Aboriginal rights-bearing Indigenous Métis people of the Great Slave Lake area. Our mandate includes protection of our members' Aboriginal rights, environment, and cultural heritage.

 

We are hiring 1 full time staff to join our Lands & Culture Department as a Land Use Planner. This individual will support the North Slave Métis Alliance in achieving their mandate through the development of a comprehensive geographic information (GIS) and traditional knowledge database. This database will support our community members in managing land and water across our traditional territory through land use planning.

 

Job Type: Full-time, 1-year term with potential of extension (37.5 hours/week Monday-Friday)

Location: Yellowknife, NWT Canada (in-person)

Compensation: $40-45/hour (dependent on candidate experience)

Start Date: September 1, 2024  

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct traditional knowledge mapping interviews with community members (transcribe, digitize, analyze)

  • Build GIS database with open-source data and traditional knowledge

  • Manage NSMA’s internal archive and maintain record keeping

  • Develop summary reports bringing western and traditional knowledge together (to co-produce knowledge)

  • Actively contribute and participate in organizational meetings, training, and other functions (e.g., fieldwork)

  • Coordinate and lead projects and administrative tasks (e.g., facilitating meetings, developing materials, taking meeting minutes, etc.).

  • Locate and apply to various funding opportunities (writing and submitting funding applications).

 

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in environmental science, environmental studies, geomatics, geography, land use planning, Indigenous knowledge systems or similar.

  • Experience with mapping software (e.g., ArcGIS), qualitative analysis software (e.g., NVIVO), Microsoft Office Suite

  • Experience conducting oral history interviews.

  • Basic understanding of the nature of Aboriginal rights in Canada and ongoing land claims negotiations in the NWT.

  • Holds Class 5 driver’s license.

 

A successful candidate will hold:

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Advanced written and verbal communication. You hold the ability to transform highly technical information into plain language summaries.

  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet strict deadlines.

  • Ability to work well independently with initiative as well as collaborative in a team setting.

 

Desirable Assets:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (environment, geography, etc.) 

  • Experience in engagement and consultation with Indigenous peoples.

  • Experience with Adobe Suite

  • Basic cartographic design skills

  • Willingness and ability to work on-the-land, often in remote locations alongside community members

  • Proficiency in budget management (applying to funding, managing funds)

  • Experience with social media platforms for the purpose of community outreach and engagement

  • Previous experience in a Project Management role.

Benefits:

  • Pension Plan

  • Paid time off

  • Extended health and dental plan

  • Competitive salary and signing package

  • Access to continuous training and professional development

  • Access to organizational vehicles, gear and equipment for work-related purposes

  • Coverage for travel on-the-land and for professional development (e.g., conferences)

 

Reporting:  Report directly to Lands & Culture Manager

 

Application:  Send resume and cover letter to Jess Smart (jessica.smart@nsma.net) by July 8th - please include the job title in the email subject line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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