Permanent Full-Time Project Researcher and Writer

JOB OPPORTUNITY – UNION OF BC INDIAN CHIEFS, VANCOUVER

Permanent Full-Time Project Researcher and Writer

The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is seeking a permanent, full-time project researcher and writer to support the work of our organization and assist in carrying out the mandates as directed by UBCIC’s member Nations. Reporting to the Policy Director, the successful candidate will conduct policy research and develop written documents to support new and ongoing mandates of a busy Indigenous political organization.

About the UBCIC

The UBCIC is a not-for-profit organization representing and taking direction from over 100 Indigenous Nations in BC. Our aim is to protect and advance the political and territorial rights of Indigenous people in BC. We support Indigenous Peoples at regional, national, and international forums. The UBCIC’s mandate is to work towards the implementation, exercise, and recognition of our inherent Title, Rights, and Treaty Rights, and to protect our lands, waters, and resources through the exercise and implementation of our own laws and jurisdiction. The UBCIC strengthens Indigenous Nations to assert and implement their Aboriginal Title, Rights, Treaty Rights, and Right of Self-Determination as Peoples.  The UBCIC upholds the principles and standards articulated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for the establishment and maintenance of a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity, well-being, and rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the development of written submissions, reports, studies, position papers, briefing notes, and press material by:
    • Researching and preparing drafts
    • Coordinating reviews and integrating feedback from Indigenous political leadership and policy staff
    • Copy editing drafts
  • Supporting new and continuing organizational mandates by:
    • Assisting with follow-up on resolutions
    • Drafting letters or preparing other materials as required
    • Coordinate multiple projects as directed and in conjunction with policy staff.
    • Conducting research and analysis related to legislation and policy initiatives, projects, and existing organizational material to ensure alignment with the vision and mandate of the UBCIC.
    • Providing administrative assistance as required.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the history, vision and goals of the UBCIC
  • Strong understanding of the history of Indigenous politics in British Columbia
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant fields or equivalent experience
  • Excellent analytical and research skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Proficient computer skills including internet skills

Salary range $42,000 - $45,000, depending on experience.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to the attention of the Policy Director. If sending by email, please send to andrea@ubcic.bc.ca. We thank all candidates for their interest and regret that only those candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. Open until filled.

The Union of BC Indian Chiefs hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, qualified Indigenous applicants will be given priority.

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