Job Postings

Lands Guardian Position – 2 Summer Positions

Position Summary:
Yunesit’in Government is continuing to invest in developing a Guardianship Program. This position will focus on land-based activities and coordinate with existing programs, such as the Dasiqox initiative, to provide a service to the community and bring people closer to the land and culture.

Duties & Responsibilities: 
– Understand Yunesit’in Council vision, goals and strategies from core documents provided to guide activities;
– Build from the work the previous Guardians started in 2018, which evolved the Dasiqox Tribal Park Guardianship Program;
– Work as a team between multiple programs to enhance service or delivery of deliverables by supporting health, healing and cultural revitalization initiatives on the land;
– Engage with the Yunesit’in community to present knowledge for educational purposes, with the youth focused as a priority for transmitting the culture;
– Interview and conduct meetings to further understand community priorities;
– Practice Tsilhqot’in cultural activities on the land that support Tsilhqot’in communities;
– Store information that is gathered to be organized for baseline data, ‘ground truthing’ or as other documented indicators to future projects;
– Assist in developing a monitoring regime that collects a variety of inventory on wildlife, vegetation, habitat quality, species at risk, culturally important sites, wildfires, water, and climate change;
– Liaise by working with Xeni Gwet’in, Tsilhqot’in National Government, Dasiqox Team Coordinators, Consultants, Provincial natural resource agencies, including the Caribou Regional District, to foster good communication and relationships;
– Be adaptable to taking on special assignments that may arise, such as Indigenous Fire Management;
– Report back to Yunesit’in Council and seek overall direction.

Qualifications:
– Education or Training as a Ranger or Guardian is ideal;
– Experience in Lands, Children & Youth, Education or Health related field is an asset;
– Knowledge of Tsilhqot’in language, culture and land is an asset;
– Valid Class 5 Drivers License and vehicle is expected;
– A healthy lifestyle is expected;
– Criminal Record Check is required.

Terms of Employment: 2-month summer contract, 4 days/week

Wages: $20 or negotiable based on experience

Deadline: Tuesday 4pm, July 7, 2020

Please send a resume and 3 references addressed to Yunesit’in Government:
Rhoda Petal at rpetal@yunesitin.ca
Phone: 250-394-4041
Fax: 250-394-4051

Lands Guardian Position – TNG Research

Position Summary:
Yunesit’in Government is continuing to invest in developing a Guardianship Program. This position will focus on land-based activities and coordinate with existing programs, such as the Dasiqox initiative, to provide a service to the community and bring people closer to the land and culture.

Duties & Responsibilities: 
– Understand Yunesit’in Council vision, goals and strategies from core documents provided to guide activities;
– Liaise by working with Xeni Gwet’in, Tsilhqot’in National Government, Dasiqox Team Coordinators, Consultants, Provincial natural resource agencies, including the Caribou Regional District, to foster good communication and relationships;
– Specifically, for Tuesday and Thursday of each week, coordinate research work with the Tsilhqot’in National Government on the scat collection program perform a biological study to map out animal behaviour in the South Chilcotin.
– Report back to Yunesit’in Council and seek overall direction.

Qualifications:
– Education or Training as a Ranger or Guardian is ideal;
– Experience in Lands is an asset;
– Knowledge of Tsilhqot’in language, culture and land is an asset;
– Valid Class 5 Drivers License and vehicle may be expected;
– A healthy lifestyle is expected;
– Criminal Record Check is required.

Terms of Employment: 4-month summer contract, 3 days/week

Wages: $20 or negotiable based on experience

Deadline: Tuesday 4pm, July 7, 2020

Please send a resume and 3 references addressed to Yunesit’in Government:
Rhoda Petal at rpetal@yunesitin.ca
Phone: 250-394-4041
Fax: 250-394-4051

Nen Coordinator

Classification: Permanent, Full time
Salary: $45,000-$60,000 depending on experience
Location: Yunesit’in Government
Deadline: accepting resumes up to June 30, 2020 and will keep open until the position is filled

Exciting opportunity to coordinate “nen” (water, land and resource) management and planning at a community-level, and prepare for implementation in collaboration with the Tŝilhqot’in National Government and the other five Tŝilhqot’in communities!

Yunesit’in Government is currently hiring a full-time Community Nen (Water, Lands & Resources) Coordinator to join our team in Yunesit’in. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating Nen planning in the community, working closely with the Tŝilhqot’in National Government (TNG) to develop a Nation-level Nen Use Plan, and assisting the community and the Tŝilhqot’in Nation to secure recognition and respect for its title, rights and jurisdiction throughout its Territory in central British Columbia.

The Community Nen Coordinator will also support community implementation of the groundbreaking tripartite framework agreement (Gwets’en Nilt’i Pathway Agreement). The Community Nen Coordinator is a critical component to the success of the work going forward, and is expected to bring a range of experience working effectively with First Nations on lands and resource issues, and to build off the commitments and work already accomplished through the Nenqay Deni Accord that was signed with the Province of BC in 2016.

The Community Nen Coordinator will bring a combination of community and Indigenous knowledge, awareness and sensitivity, and communications and technical education/experience in lands and natural resource management. The successful candidate will report to the Band Manager and work closely with TNG’s Nen Planning Coordinator and Stewardship Department.

Responsibilities:
Primary:
• Effectively engaging, communicating with, and reporting to Yunesit’in members, Chief and Council and the TNG Nen Planning Coordinator
• Developing a community-level Nen Use Plan and a Nation-level Nen Use Plan in collaboration with TNG and the other five (5) Tŝilhqot’in communities
• Collaborating with the TNG Nen Planning Coordinator, five (5) other Community Nen Coordinators and contractors, professionals, and experts retained to support the work
• At a community-level, implementing the Gwets’en Nilt’i Pathway Agreement and Nenqay Deni Accord which outline how the Tŝilhqot’in Nation, the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia will work over the next 5 years to effect the transformation and change the fundamental relationship between the parties, including with respect to lands, waters and resources.
• Developing work-plans to help prioritize and begin the work, and developing, monitoring and being responsible for budgets
• Supporting and collaborating with the TNG Stewardship Department as it manages lands and resource issues
Secondary:
• Work with the Dasiqox Tribal Park team, attend meetings and assist in coordinating actions that arise;
• When applicable, assist with supporting the Guardianship program;
• Maintaining the facility and environment of the Lands Department Office;
• Occasionally responding to referrals and developing a tracking system to be reported to leadership;
• A focus on building capacity, proposals on lands projects and identifying training available applicable to Yunesit’in planning objectives;
• Other duties as requested.

Qualifications and Professional Competencies:
• A combination of education and experience would be ideal
• Respectful individual with demonstrated project management experience and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
• The ideal candidate would have a combination of cultural knowledge and sensitivity with technical experience with lands and resources to develop the Nen Use Plan based on input from Tŝilhqot’in leadership, community members, and diverse range of input (e.g. cultural values, science, economics). Where technical experience on lands and resources may be lacking, sufficient computer knowledge and the right combination of cultural knowledge and willingness to learn will be considered.
• Excellent communication skills including public speaking and proposal/report preparation
• The right combination of experience and education, with preference given to candidates who possess cultural knowledge and an education in planning-, science-, or lands/water-related fields.
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
• Valid BC Driver’s License, ability and willingness to travel to remote communities and travel to meetings outside of the region as required
• Proven record of successful working relationships with/for First Nations a strong asset, as well as successful experience working with other governments
• Flexible work schedule to partake in evening engagement sessions and events.

Please send resume and cover letter to Rhoda Petal at rpetal@yunesitin.ca or leave at the Yunesit’in Health & Administration Office.

Greenhouse Summer Assistant:

Qualifications
Yunesit’in Government has fully constructed a Multi-Crop Greenhouse that will produce vegetables year-round. The Greenhouses is seeking a summer student who has an interest in pursuing further horticulture educational training.

Education and Experience:
– High school or Post Secondary
– Experience in gardening at any level

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
– Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team environment
– Ability and eagerness to learn
– Expectation to handle physical work
– Gardening and landscape skills
– Ability to learn and use a diverse set of equipment
– Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence is an asset

Responsibilities of the Trainee:
– receive advice and take direction from the trainer
– work closely with the trainer to:
– forecast production and co-develop work plans
– assist in propagation of seedlings and clean up
– oversee irrigation system and monitor crops to ensure quality
– maintain inventory, operations and maintenance regarding equipment and supplies

Wages: Minimum wage for a 40-hour work week.

Terms of Employment: Full-time for 2-months from July 8, 2020 to August 30, 2020

Deadline: July 6, 2020

Please send a resume to:

Rhoda Petal
rpetal@yunesitin.ca
phone: 250-394-4041
fax: 250-394-4051
Or leave application at the Yunesit’in Office

TEACHER GRADES 3-5

The Yunesit’in School is looking adventurous Grade 3 – 5 Teacher who is passionate about culture, outdoor learning and holistic child development approaches that emphasize healthy living. Our school is small but collaborative and supportive. You’ll be one of four teachers who work together in multi-grade classes to build our greatest resource: our children. We support this by offering a safe, positive and respectful environment for our teachers and children, as well as ensuring that you have top notch professional development and personalized coaching to help you build your skills.”

Yunesit’in School is a band-operated school, located in The Chilcotin region of British Columbia about an hour and a half west of Williams Lake. Yunesit’in First Nation has a population of 417 people. Yunesit’in School is a K-8 school with a growing enrollment The school itself is of unique architectural design and with half size gymnasium. Taking its inspiration from the traditional pit house, the community school is beautifully framed by the quaint country village of Yunesit’in, outdoor hockey rink and rolling hayfields where the community’s horses roam free and sometimes mingle with the wild horse population.

Google Map Link to Yunesit’in School:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Yunesit’in+%3FEsgul+School/@51.5875783,-123.9223998,10z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xc811078c36762aef!8m2!3d51.8073297!4d-123.4235089

Successful candidates will be:
• In possession of a Degree in Education;
• An up-to-date member of Teacher Regulation Branch (or working towards membership);
• Adventurous, versatile and a nature lover;
• Able to adjust to living in a small isolated community
• Sensitive to First Nation’s culture, and educational issues;
• Energetic, innovative and willing to contribute to a team effort.
• Individual Education Plans.
• Ability to provide Learning Support while working with students on regular elementary academic course work.
• Knowledge of Saxon Math; Reading Mastery; Corrective Reading; and Implementation of BC’s Curriculum

Yunesit’in School offers a competitive salary (matching local School districts depending on qualifications and experience) and a benefit package that includes (extended medical, dental) and vacation pay, housing, moving, travel subsidies. We also ensure that all of our Teachers are provided with ongoing professional development opportunities through the FNSA.

Duration: Start date Mid-August.

This is a contract Teaching Position with scheduled work hours will be 8:00—4:30 pm Monday through Thursday. Eight (8) hours per day and thirty-two hours per week.

Deadline for applications: ongoing until staff is hired
Criminal Record Check will be required.

Only those shortlisted for the position will be contacted for interview.
To apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter to Jessica Setah via email to Yunesitin.esgul93@gmail.com or jsetah@hotmail.com

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position. However, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Summer Student Positions
Qualifications

Yunesit’in Government has a variety of summer student positions to be filled between July 6 and August 31, 2020. Priority will be given to those students who can verify that they are returning to school/college in September, 2020.

Education and Experience

• Currently enrolled in High School or Post Secondary Education
• Enrolled in High School or Post Secondary Education for the fall of 2019
• Previous experience working with First Nation Band
• Tsilhqot’in cultural knowledge and Tsilhqot’in language would be an asset

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Ability to work in a team environment
• Ability to maintain and promote confidentiality
• Excellent oral and written communication skills

These are highly competitive positions this year. Submission of a resume along with a cover letter indicating why you believe you are a strong candidate must be submitted by June 30th.

Deadline for applications: June 30, 2020

Please send covering letter, a resume and the names of 2 references to:

Attention: Executive Assistant
rpetal@yunesitin.ca
Box 158
Hanceville, BC V0L 1K0
or fax to 250-394-4051