Position: Green Waste Champion
The Green Waste Champion will be hired to support the KHFN’s Solid Waste Management Feasibility Study in Gwa’yas’dums Village. Garbage, recycling, and composting are considered solid waste. The successful candidate will work with Urban Systems to help facilitate a community workshop to discuss options to improve solid waste management. Feedback from the community members will guide future solid waste management in the Village. The Green Waste Champion will also support the community clean up, and recycling and composting initiatives.
- Completion of high school or GED equivalent
- Comfortable with teaching others about future garbage, recycling, and composting in the Village
- Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Enjoys using all common social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
- Able to use computers/devices and learn new systems and technology with ease
- Experience and/ or knowledge of environmental work or issues
On the job training and mentorship will be provided from the Indigenous Zero Waste Technical Advisory Group (IZWTAG). In person training is scheduled for mid-September in Williams Lake, BC. We are mindful that COVID-19 presents additional obstacles for on the job training and will provide an option for remote training participation to accommodate the Green Waste Champion position.
- Responsible for facilitating community engagement
- Acting liaison between the consultant, Urban Systems, and the community recycling working group (volunteers from the community that will meet throughout the project to develop the recycling system design)
- Aiding in the coordination and execution of the community clean up
- Coordinating weekly operations of the composting pilot study
- Responding to questions and/or receiving feedback throughout the study
Location: The successful candidate must live in Gwa’yas’dum Village full-time. Having the Green Waste Champion live in the Village is very important to ensure everyone stays motivated and accountable to the new solid waste management practices.
Compensation: A total of $6,600 will be compensated for the entire work term.
Term: The term is scheduled to commence in September and continue for the duration of four months. However, in light of COVID-19, the Green Waste Champion mentorship and training may be delayed. The position may also be placed on hold if the community goes on lock-down.
Application Deadline: Please submit a cover letter and resume via email outlining your qualifications and experience for the Green Waste Champion position by September 8, 2020 to: Amy Speck, Band Manager of KHFN email@example.com
Thank you for your interest in this position. We look forward to reviewing all qualified applicants for this position. However, only candidates under consideration will be contacted for an interview.
Echo Bay Lodge is a beautiful full-service marina on Gilford Island in the Broughton Archipelago. Due to the remote location, this is a boat-access only, off-grid marina. Energy is by battery packs, generator and wood heat; telephone service can be sporadic, with a preferred method of communication by email. The Kwikwasut’inuxw Hakxwa’mis First Nations (KHFN) are in the process of purchasing Echo Bay Development Ltd. and are seeking a General Manager.
• Prepares an operating budget and work plan for the business (within the first few months of employment)
• Maintains budgets, prioritizes projects, seeks funding, develops partnerships
• Maintains and repairs floating and on land buildings, wharves, fuel tanks, generator and other structures and equipment
• Develops contracts and agreements as needed with employees, contractors, and service providers
• Manages staff and contractors consistent with approved budgets and work plans
• Maintains, develops, implements, and adapts safety procedures, including WorkSafe and COVID-19
• Manages bookings
• Providing support to other roles as needed, including in the store, kitchen, mooring (helps cook for special events)
• Monitoring and ensuring customer service and guest experiences are maintained to a high standard, including problem-solving and responding to complaints and challenges
• Makes supply runs to Port McNeill and mid-Vancouver Island, as needed mainly during the summer months
• Acts as an advocate and networks on behalf of the Echo Bay Lodge
• The general manager will need to relocate to Echo Bay during the high season, often returning throughout the year, and give for holidays and days off relieve to care-takers
• Maintaining relationships and communication with existing businesses and industry while encouraging retention and expansion
Education and Experience:
• Secondary school diploma
• five years of management experience
• Experience in mechanics and construction a strong asset
• Full-Time position – one year contract with a review after three months and the possibility of renewal
• Wage – TBD
• Reports directly to Echo Bay Development Ltd. board of directors
• In the final stages before hiring, when making a conditional offer of employment, the employee will be subject to the successful completion of the criminal record check.
• Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically, both orally and in writing
• Strong business acumen
• Dedicated, self-starters, reliable, experience in generating a team environment.
• Strong organizational and document management skills
• Strong time management and prioritization skills
• Self-motivation and ability to work independently
• Ability to function in a cross-cultural environment
• Ability to problem solve
Abilities and skills:
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Keen understanding of First Nations culture, traditions and structures
• SVOP boat certification an asset
• Valid British Columbia Driver’s License and reliable personal vehicle transportation an asset
We offer competitive compensation and are flexible in the structuring of the employment arrangements for this unique opportunity. Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to forward their cover letter and resume in confidence by September 30, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Andrea (Monday through Friday during the day) with any questions 778 997-7423.