Posted Nov 17, 2020Climate Adapt Coordinator



Business: Scw'exmx Tribal Council
Phone: 250-315-0270
Address: Merritt, BC


Administrative Community


Climate Adapt Coordinator

The Scw’exmx Tribal Council (STC) wishes to fill the part time position of Climate Adapt Coordinator. Reporting to the STC Executive Director, the incumbent will be the primary liaison person between the STC, the five Nicola Bands, the Indigenous Services Canada Project Manager, and the consulting engineering firm carrying out the study.
BACKGROUND: Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is funding/delivering studies under the Climate Adapt Program. In British Columbia the ISC Coastal Vulnerability Study is examining weather, climate, and future ramifications of climate change on vulnerable coastal communities (predicted rises in sea level) and their infrastructure. The Nicola Watershed has been chosen as a “pilot” study area in the BC Interior. A number of consulting engineering firms have been invited to submit proposals to carry out the study, which is anticipated to take place over the next calendar year. Weather, climate, and climatic events data will be researched and modelled by the successful proponent, and it is intended to incorporate Indigenous Knowledge into the study.
1. Keeping STC Executive Director and the five Nicola Bands informed on overall progress of the Climate Adapt Study.
2. Acting as the STC “point of contact” for the ISC Project Manager.
3. Assisting with the ISC process of identifying a suitable Consultant Firm to undertake the western science data research, analysis, and interpretation.
4. Facilitating discussions between the ISC Project Manager and the STC in relation to Indigenous Knowledge confidentiality requirements.
5. Facilitating timely and effective communications between STC, the ISC Project Manager, the Consultant Firm, and our Community Engagement team as the study proceeds.
6. Assisting with logistical timing and arrangements as required to coordinate the Indigenous Knowledge/Community engagement activities with the Consultant Firm western science data research tasks.
Working Conditions
1. Approximate hours: 15-30 hours/month.
2. Duration of employment: expected to be one year in accordance with the terms of the future contract/funding agreement between STC and ISC. A funding agreement extension or renewal may be necessary if the work must continue past the expiration date in order to finish the project.
3. Office: available desk, computer, at the STC office (Note: subject to Covid-19 protocols); working from home may be required. STC may supply an appropriate laptop computer if necessary.
4. Incumbent may be self-employed (consultant) or may be hired as a STC staff member – to be decided on discussion with the STC Executive Director.
5. Wage range: to be confirmed, but commensurate with relevant experience and education.
6. Incumbent must provide his/her own vehicle; travel is expected to be limited and primarily within the Nicola Watershed. Travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with STC Travel Policy.
1. Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills.
2. Self-starter, able to work productively alone or as part of a team, maintaining schedules and deadlines.
3. Basic computer proficiency with standard office programs (Word, Excel).
4. Previous experience working within/among the Nicola Bands in a collaborative and/or project coordination role.
5. Previous inter-cultural work experience (Indigenous/non-Indigenous) in a collaborative and/or project coordination role would be an asset.
Submit your letter of application and accompanying resume (email preferred) to:
Arlene Johnston, Executive Director
Scw’exmx Tribal Council, PO Box 188, Merritt BC V1K 1B8
email to:
Inquiries: contact Neil Todd, Interim Coordinator:
cell phone: 250-378-7581; office phone: 250-315-0270
Application closing date: midnight, December 2, 2020. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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