Wei Wai Kum Marine Projects Community Coordinator

Wei Wai Kum Marine Projects Community Coordinator

Wei Wai Kum First Nation invites interested members and residents to apply for one year contract position to coordinate Wei Wai Kum involvement in numerous marine protection and marine transportation projects in the traditional territory. The position will be responsible for representing Wei Wai kum in projects being coordinated with other First Nations through their membership in the Nanwakolas Council.

Working with a designated Council member, and (as required) a community liaison team or circle of experts and the Wei Wai Kum guardian program, the Coordinator duties will include:

  • Provide Wei Wai Kum input and advice on marine incident response initiatives, including a Wei Wai Kum Territory Response Plan, specific response plans for selected areas of high value or concern,m Places of Refuge plans or disabled vessels, and programs for addressing abandoned and derelict vessels.
  • Provide input and advice on development of incident response training to Wei Wai Kum community members, guardians and staff, in accordance with the Territory Response Plan.
  • Participate in training exercises and field verification activities associated with response plan preparation and incident response activities, as required.
  • Participate in development of marine protection co-governance models and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas models;
  • Serve as a primary point of contact on Wei Wai Kum interests and activities in Marine Protected Area Network review and marine trails network development.
  • Represent Wei Wai Kum interests in marine safety and marine protection technical and working group meeting with partner First nations.
  • Provide Wei Wai Kum perspectives on implementation projects under the Wei Wai Kum marine plan and North Vancouver Island Marine Plan.
  • Perform other, related marine management and planning duties, as directed by Wei Wai Kum.

The position is one-year contract position, ending March 31, 2021 with the potential for an additional one-year extension. Successful candidate will be responsible for providing his or her own work space, computers and software, and vehicle for occasional travel. Remuneration is negotiable up to $50,000 per year.

Preference will be given to Band members who have a technical diploma or college degree in a field related to marine planning and management, at least 3 years of related work experience. Skills in communications, organizational behavior, attending committee meetings, leadership and group coordination are a high priority.

Written applications with an accompanying resume should be submitted to:

Robert Rodvik

Interim Band Manager

1650 Old Spit Road

Campbell River, BC

V9W 3E8


By Thursday September 3rd, 2020 at 4:00P.M.