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Capacity Development and Training Advisor

British Columbia

Skeena Fisheries Commission (SFC) is the Skeena Watershed aboriginal organization that focuses on fisheries management, science, and conservation. SFC is now the host of the Business Development Team (BDT), a team of fisheries and aquaculture advisors that work with Indigenous communities and Commercial Fishing Enterprises (CFEs) in all aspects of business development and access to resources from the Pacific Integrated Commercial Fishing Initiative (PICFI).

On their behalf, we are seeking a community development or human resources expert to provide training and human resource advice and organizational development support to participants in the Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (PICFI).

What qualities are needed in this role?

In this role, you will report to the BDT Team Lead and be responsible for acting as business advisor to various commercial fishing enterprises as they provide community-based employment and training opportunities.

Ideally you have a post-secondary degree in Community Development, Economic Development, Adult Education or Human Resources with several years’ experience in a related role. You have project management and consulting experience as well as demonstrated knowledge and interest in Indigenous issues in BC and Canada, including Indigenous governance and community development. You possess a technical understanding of fisheries and fisheries training and an ability to learn specific industry training needs and communicate them effectively.

You are self-motivated and possess a high level of integrity, confidentiality, and accountability. You are a skilled meeting facilitator and can professionally represent the organization at meetings with government officials, affiliated organizations, and the public. Frequent travel within British Columbia will be required and you will work remotely from a home office.

A full position description is available here.

If you are interested in this challenging opportunity, please forward your resume and a cover letter explaining your qualifications for this role. Submissions can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at apply@geraldwalsh.com, quoting project number 1834 in the subject line.