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JOB POSTING: Training Project Coordinator

Location:                             Bella Bella, BC

Start Date:                          December 11, 2017

Type:                                     Full Time Employment – Temporary Contract

Compensation:                $18.00 – $22.00 (depending on qualifications) + medical benefits

Posting Closes:                 Upon successful selection of a suitable, qualified candidate


About the Job

The Project Coordinator will have two main roles:

  • They will play a central role in supporting the development and implementation of the Heiltsuk Education, Training and Employment Strategyregarding training and jobs associated with the Heiltsuk Nation projects and businesses. And they will be supporting the development and implementation of a Heiltsuk Training Centre which includes planning and coordinating training opportunities, and providing training and employment-related assistance to community members.
  • They will implement and oversee the installation of Heat Pumps and the execution of energy efficiency retrofits in the community of Bella Bella, which would include coordinating with contractors, organizing community meetings, liaising with local community members and community groups, tracking project progress, reporting back to project managers at HTC and Ecotrust Canada, and other duties as are determined throughout the course of the project.

The Coordinator will take direction of the Education Steering Committee.

Key Responsibilities

Education and Training Role:

  • Collect and maintain training and employment information;
  • Assess the barriers to training and employment of individual HTC members in order to identify their pre-training and pre-employment needs, and assist them in gaining meaningful employment;
  • Liaise, work collaboratively and coordinate activities with the HTC Education Coordinator, Economic Development staff and other HTC staff as appropriate;
  • Liaise with the Education Portfolio holder of HTC and support activities related to the development and implementation of the Education, Training and Employment Strategy;
  • Assist HTC members with their résumés and job interviews; network with local employers to promote HTC job-seekers; and maintain a member database (electronic) and job board;
  • Identify training programs that meet HTC member needs and prepare them for employment, and refer them to appropriate training and employment opportunities;
  • Provide referrals and network with First Nations and related organizations that may assist HTC members with their employment and/or training;
  • Identify training programs and potential training funding opportunities;
  • Work collaboratively with other HTC program staff and keep HTC members informed;
  • Track and maintain up-to-date and accurate client information and progress;
  • Complete required written reports to the Education Steering Committee and HTC staff.

Heat Pump & Energy Efficiency Implementation Role

  • Work with Heiltsuk Tribal Council housing staff to identify and select appropriate priority homes for the pilot project
  • Conduct outreach to tenants and homeowners to share clear information about the initiative and support the participation of interested residents in the program
  • Play a liaison role between participating residents and the selected contractor to trouble-shoot and resolve any concerns or conflicts that may arise during home assessment and installation
  • Support the recruitment of local community members to complete training on heat pump installation & maintenance with selected project contractors
  • Support the collection of necessary documentation to demonstrate safe removal of existing oil tanks in order to qualify for the provincial incentive program
  • Collaborate with Ecotrust Canada & the selected contractor to ensure heat pump equipment and placement is appropriate and that the removal of oil tanks is completed in accordance with applicable laws & regulations for safe environmental handling
  • Support coordination of Energy Efficiency activities as needed, including form collection to qualify for key funding programs



Demonstrated experience with good task management and tracking skills will be prioritized. The following qualifications and assets will also be sought:

  • Proven experience as a self-starter, working with minimal direction
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to problem solve
  • Demonstrated experience (2-3 years or more) in Aboriginal training and employment activities
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and access to reliable transportation
  • Relevant and identified training and education
  • Strong technical skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, experience with job boards, internet use for research and networking, etc.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required – having your own vehicle or access to one is preferred
  • Grade 12 or equivalent required; a post-secondary certificate or diploma is preferred
  • Experience in the operations of a training center is preferred
  • Must provide a completed Criminal Record Check

Key core competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good presentation/speaking skills
  • Time management skills/ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to work independently


Initially the Coordinator will report to and receive direction from the both the HTC Municipal Director and the Education Portfolio Holder. This is subject to change over the course of employment depending on capacity at HTC.

Terms of Employment

  • Location: Heiltsuk Tribal Council Office (Band office), subject to change
  • Term: 3 month initial contract with option for 12-month renewal
  • Hours of work: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (including one-hour lunch break)
  • Hourly wage rate: $18.00 – $22.00 (depending on qualifications) + medical benefits


Please submit a cover letter and resume via email with references to:

Heiltsuk Tribal Council

c/o Jaimie Harris, Chair Education Portfolio

Email: jharris@heiltsuknation.ca


Capital Works Manager

About the Organization

The Heiltsuk Nation is a First Nations government in the Central Coast region of British Columbia in the community of Bella Bella.

The present-day Heiltsuk (formerly the Bella Bella) Band of Indians are the main descendants of Heiltsuk-speaking peoples who inhabited an area of approximately 6000 sq. miles in the central coastal region of what is today known as British Columbia.

About Bella Bella

The village of Bella Bella is on Campbell Island on the central coast of BC, approximately 200 km north of Vancouver Island.

The community has 1,500 people with full access to a large range of outdoor activities centered on the ocean, a daycare, elementary school, high school, hospital, BC Ferries route, airport, RCMP station.

Located on the north coast in the middle of the Great Bear Rain forest, this area is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy fishing, camping, kayaking, and whale watching.

About the Opportunity

Heiltsuk Nation is seeking a Capital Works Manager in Bella Bella, BC.

You will be responsible for developing the capital plan for the organization based on a 5 – 20 year span. This will involve establishing financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems and supervising general accounting, accounts receivable, collection and payroll of the Capital Department at the Heiltsuk Tribal Council. You will also ensure the legal and regulatory compliance for all Heiltsuk Tribal Council capital projects, accounting and financial reporting functions.

Specifically, you will:

  • Budget and forecast, report and analyze, identify and investigate variances, changes in budget plans, supplies etc.;
  • Manage the spending to meet aggressive financial targets, and identify issues and make recommendations to leadership;
  • Partner and provide financial leadership to market level senior leadership team and program managers for all capital issues;
  • Address and resolve financial and operational issues associated with capital budgeted spend, accounting classification, project set-up, capital vendor contract terms, CIP objectives and reporting, and any other financial issues;
  • Be the first point of contact for all market network finance activities to include capital, fixed asset management, procurement, and vendor contract compliance;
  • Collect, interpret and report financial data;
  • Report on company status against, and ability to meet, its strategic and operational objectives;
  • Collect and analyze cost data versus budget for ascertaining financial performance and risk assessment;
  • Communicate and collaborate with departmental leaders to stay abreast of spending, budgeting, reports, and evaluation;
  • Monitor legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to financial reporting and operations, and ensure (Company Name) compliance;
  • Investigate/resolve variances in budgets, reporting, internal controls, and general accounting;
  • Hire, train, develop and appraise staff;
  • Arrange for audits as necessary.

In addition to a BS/BA or equivalent combination of education and experience, you have 5+ years of experience within a medium to large organization. Extensive experience and knowledge in dealing with accounting systems, budgets, internal controls, business planning, and asset management is essential.

It is necessary that you have ample knowledge of the community’s Municipal department, along with advanced proficiency with accounting software. Experience with spreadsheet programs and applications, as well as project management software would be considered an asset.

You will join us with outstanding communication skills both verbally and in writing, along with a strong work ethic and a positive team attitude.

As a disciplined and direct individual, you are also flexible enough to adapt appropriately in pressure situations with a calm and steady demeanor, and you have a strong attention to detail as well as a high level of integrity, confidentiality and accountability. You will need proven organizational, analytical thinking, negotiation, people management, problem solving/resolution, and interpersonal skills to excel with us.

You thrive in a team environment and you are proficient using the MS Office Suite, and you have the capacity to attend and conduct presentations.

Lastly, you must have the ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with other departments, key business partners, and government agencies. Some travel and working overtime may be a requirement of this role.

**Please note that to be eligible for this role you MUST be a Canadian Resident. Regrettably, International applicants WILL NOT be considered.

About the Benefits

The Capital Works Manager will be rewarded with a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications/experience. The organization truly values its employees, and supports training and professional development in a casual team environment.

The Heiltsuk Nation offers a family friendly workplace, with fantastic working conditions and benefits, including:

  • Full Benefits (Long, Health, Extended Health and Pension)
  • Regular Monday-Friday hours with occasional weekends
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation
  • Cell phone, computer or tablet provided
  • 1 additional week of paid designated holiday
  • Paid Statutory Holidays
  • Regularly scheduled social events
  • Tuition assistance
  • Relocation assistance and subsidized housing

This position is an extremely satisfying and rewarding role giving you the chance to finish each working day knowing you have truly made a difference to your colleagues and the organization.


If you’re looking for a leadership position that is guaranteed to provide you with satisfaction – Apply Now!

Closing Date: Until Filled

Email your resume and 3 references to:  mslett@heiltsuknation.ca

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