Full-Time Climate Change Project Manager

Full-Time Climate Change Project Manager, 18-month Contract

The First Nations Leadership Council (a collaborative working partnership between the political executives of the BC Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit, and Union of BC Indian Chiefs) is seeking a full-time Project Manager for an 18-month contract to support the work of our organizations. Reporting to the Policy Director, the successful candidate will lead the implementation of the First Nations Climate Strategy and Action Plan (FNCSAP). The successful candidate will demonstrate experience working to advance Indigenous title and rights and addressing climate change and managing dynamic projects, in parallel with other initiatives. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a leading, member-driven Indigenous political advocacy organization.

Key Job Functions include:

  • Plan and oversee the coordination of implementation of First Nations Climate Strategy and Action Plan.
  • Deliver information and engagement activities with representatives of First Nations title and rights holders from across British Columbia.
  • Liaise with relevant partners on climate change initiatives (BC government, First Nations organizations, climate change networks, etc.).
  • Draft and edit proposals.
  • Prepare progress and summary reports, including recommendations for implementing each pathway of the FNCSAP and enhancing First Nations climate change capacity.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with the FNLC climate policy team on projects related to the FNCSAP.
  • Conduct desktop research and an environmental scan.
  • Review and analyse engagement data related to First Nations participation in provincial climate policymaking.
  • Develop a toolkit to support community and regional climate planning within First Nations.
  • Engage with First Nations communities and leadership, as well as First Nations organizations.
  • Prepare outreach communications in relation to the implementation of the FNCSAP for First Nations communities and organizations.
  • Host individual meetings upon request from FNLC executives, First Nations leadership, First Nations organizations, academic and technical experts, and others as needed.
  • Coordinate and participate in remote meetings as required.
  • Travel as required. Travel costs are compensated separately from this Contract subject to FNLC’s approved travel rates.
  • Prepare progress reports for distribution to First Nations and submission to the Province of BC.


  • Strong understanding of First Nations historical, political, and legal issues in British Columbia.
  • Knowledge of climate change, climate mitigation and adaptation, and climate policy.
  • Experience managing multifaceted projects.
  • Experience working with legislation, regulation, and policy, preferably within a First Nations provincial/territorial organization or First Nation administration.
  • Familiarity with OCAP® principles is considered an asset.
  • Strong organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent project management skills and experience managing multiple and competing priorities and producing results within specified timelines.
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills, including the ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Flexible schedule, may include evenings and weekends if necessary.

Please send a PDF of your cover letter, resume and references to the attention of the Policy Director. If sending by email, please send to [email protected], with the subject line “Project Manager Contract.”  We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. Position open until filled. 

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