Bringing the Salmon Home Outreach & Engagement Organizer
Contract opportunity – apply now
The Syilx Okanagan Nation, Secwépemc Nation, Ktunaxa Nation, Canada and British Columbia are working together in a landmark agreement to explore salmon reintroduction into the Canadian portion of the Columbia River. This is an Indigenous-led Initiative in unceded Indigenous territories. Reintroducing salmon concerns Indigenous rights and responsibility. The long-term aim of Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative is to return fish stocks for Indigenous food, social and ceremonial needs, and to benefit the region’s residents and ecosystems as a whole. See more information about this Initiative at ColumbiaRiverSalmon.ca
As a Bringing the Salmon Home Outreach & Engagement Organizer, you are employed by the Bringing the Salmon Home Initiative as a member of the Bringing the Salmon Home communications and engagement team. Your responsibilities include working with Syilx Nation members, Bringing the Salmon Home partners, and local communities, to raise awareness of and inspire engagement in this Initiative. This includes collaboratively planning and delivering Nation-centred communications and various Bringing the Salmon Home outreach activities and events.
This role requires a well-organized and self-directed person with great people skills and some community facilitation, creative communications and event organizing experience. You must be a Syilx Okanagan Nation member and be familiar with Nation culture and practices. Skills training may be provided to support this work as resources allow. You must have computer and internet access, and a Class 5 Driver’s License and reliable access to a vehicle for events and outreach (mileage reimbursed). Additional administrative support is provided by the Bringing the Salmon Home Secretariat, hosted by the Okanagan Nation Alliance.
Contract up to one year to March 31, 2024. Start date is as soon as possible. Flexible hours. Excellent compensation offered. *Possibility of contract extension.
APPLY BY OR BEFORE MAY 19, 2023
Please email a current resume including references and a covering letter by May 19, 2023 to: Comms@ColumbiaRiverSalmon.ca