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Position: Project Analyst
Organization: Musqueam Indian Band
Location: Vancouver BC

Permanent, Full-time

The Musqueam people have lived in our present location for thousands of years. Our traditional territory once occupied much of what is now Vancouver and surrounding areas. The name Musqueam relates back to the flowering plant, m?θk??y?, which grows in the Fraser River estuary. There is a story that has been passed on from generation to generation that explains how we became known as the x?m?θk??y??m (Musqueam) – People of the m?θk??y? plant. Although a metropolitan city has developed in the heart of Musqueam territory, our community maintains strong cultural and traditional beliefs. Today our population flourishes and we are a strong community of over thousand members. To learn more about Musqueam, please visit

Position Summary

The Project Analyst position will report to the Associate Director of the Title & Rights Department and will serve as an integral part of the Title & Rights team. The Project Analyst plays a key role in Musqueam’s multi-disciplinary assessment of proposed developments within the territory. This position is responsible for reviewing and assessing incoming referrals and the environmental management plans developed for the construction and implementation of development projects, and will take on other duties as required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review and analyze incoming referrals, environmental management plans (EMPs), and other technical documents in order to identify priorities and gaps related to Musqueam interests and potential impacts to Musqueam rights, title, and interests
  • Engage with government regulators and project proponents to ensure that EMPs developed for project construction and implementation are developed collaboratively with Musqueam
  • Identify and develop plans and proposals for future research and monitoring that address Musqueam concerns with proposed and permitted projects
  • Establish and maintain positive communication and relationships within Musqueam First Nation, other government departments, and First Nation partners to ensure interests and expectations are identified and responded to
  • Participate in projects and meetings as required and/or delegated in order to coordinate information for multiple departments across the organization; follow up, develop responses, collect, and disseminate information
  • At the request of management and/or the Associate Director, or at own discretion, prepare and/or coordinate the preparation of:
  • Correspondence for management, IGA Committee, and/or Chief and Council
  • Briefing materials for the IGA Divisional Lead /Associate Director, Chief and Council, Committees of Council (Intergovernmental Affairs Committee), working groups, and senior management (this material may include researching issues and ensuring prepared responses are consistent with Musqueam First Nation policy and direction)
  • Manage timelines and deliverables
  • Other related duties as required

Qualifications and Skills

  • Post-secondary degree in environmental studies, biology, or other related natural resources program.
  • Strong understanding of Indigenous history and politics in Canada and British Columbia
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Cultural competency and knowledge of Musqueam culture and interests
  • Strategic thinker with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Understanding of project management methods and skills
  • Exceptional communicator with excellent writing skills
  • Ability to be discrete, and use tact and good judgment
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and complete tasks/project in accordance with stated deadlines
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality

Working Conditions

  • The work is performed in an office environment
  • Successful criminal record check

Please email cover letter and resume to:

and reference “Project Analyst ” in the subject line.

Applicants of Musqueam and/or Aboriginal ancestry are encouraged to apply.

Position will remain open until filled.

* We thank all those who apply, however, only those short-listed will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 25 2019    ID: 52501