IGA Iona Major Projects Coordinator

Musqueam Indian Band, 6735 Salish Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Req #197
Tuesday, May 21, 2024


We are traditional hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking people. Today, we are a strong, growing community of over 1,300 members. We live on a small portion of our traditional territory, known as the Musqueam Indian Reserve, located south of Marine Drive near the mouth of the Fraser River. The name Musqueam relates back to the River Grass, the name of the grass is məθkʷəy̓. There is a story that has been passed on from generation to generation that explains how we became known as the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) – People of the River Grass. We have always moved throughout our territory using the resources it provides for fishing, hunting, trapping, and gathering. We remain distinct and our cultural practices are strong, despite the devastating impacts of residential schools, colonial laws banning our ceremonies, and other attempts to assimilate our people. Our lands and waters continue to support our cultural and economic practices while serving as a source of knowledge and memory, encoded with our teachings and laws. To learn more about Musqueam, please visit


Iona Project:

Metro Vancouver (“MetroVan”) is a federation of Municipalities operating under provincial legislation as a ‘regional district’ and ‘greater boards’ that deliver regional services, policy, and political leadership on behalf of its members. This is a full time two year termed position due to funding opportunities.


MetroVan is working on upgrading the Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (“Iona”) which was built in 1963 and currently serves approximately 750,000 residents in the Vancouver Sewerage Area, which includes Vancouver, parts of Burnaby and Richmond, the University Endowment Lands, and UBC. This $10 billion + upgrade initiative is expected to take at least 10 years and is the largest infrastructure project in the history of Vancouver.  The purpose of the upgrade is to increase treatment from what is currently primary to be tertiary wastewater treatment to improve the treated wastewater quality being discharged to the Salish Sea.


Iona Coordinator:

The Musqueam Iona Wastewater Treatment Plant Coordinator (Coordinator) will report to the Manager of Title and Rights and will serve as an integral part of the Title & Rights team. The role includes reviewing and assessing incoming project files related to project, disseminating information at the direction of the lead negotiator, and acting as one of the main points of contact. The Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, and reviewing project-related information and coordinating with staff and the proponent.  An individual with Musqueam knowledge of history and culture will be preferred.   




What we offer

Our success as a leader in a First Nations Government that is built on the traditional teachings of our people, initiative and dedication of the Musqueam Indian Band. Providing a highly engaged traditional government that is member focused.


  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive medical and dental benefits
  • 5.5% Pension Match
  • Mentorship
  • Centrally located with free parking, free onsite gym and class access, close to nature, trails at UBC and along the Fraser River, shops, restaurants, and services.


Roles & Responsibilities


  • Coordinate and participate in the project as required and/or delegated – must possess an ability to manage the project which includes, but is not limited to, coordinating resources, ensuring appropriate consultation, and reporting (ongoing and final).
  • This coordination includes twice monthly meetings between the Musqueam and MetroVan teams including the creation of meeting minutes and follow through on action items from the meetings.
  • Coordinate or participate in sub-group meetings related to the project in order to disseminate information for multiple departments across the organization.
  • Follow up, develop responses, collect, and disseminate information.  
  • An important component is to maintain the cohesive committee structure of Musqueam to ensure effective project implementation and communications with the Manager.
  • At the request of the Manager, or at own discretion, prepare and/or coordinate the preparation of:
    1. Correspondence for management, Title and Rights Committee, and/or Chief and Council
    2. Briefing materials for the Manager, Chief and Council, Committees of Council (T&R Committee), working groups, and senior management. This material may include researching issues and ensuring prepared responses are consistent with Musqueam First Nation policy and direction.
  • Assist with community engagement sessions, including preparing presentation materials and newsletters.
  • Regular updates to the Manager and lead negotiator on the progress of the agreements.
  • Other related tasks as required.


Qualification and Skills

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Successful criminal record check.


Skills and Abilities

  • Strategic thinker with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of project management methods and skills.
  • Strong communicator with excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to be discrete, and use tact and good judgment.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and complete tasks/project in accordance with stated deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.


Working Conditions

  • The work is performed in an office environment.


Why work for Musqueam?

  • Be intimately involved in reconciliation on behalf of Musqueam.
  • Get exposure to one of Canada’s major First Nation’s.
  • The opportunity to learn and grow in and around major regional projects with National significance.
  • Business casual office.
  • Community fitness and gym access.
  • Comprehensive group benefits plan and pension plan.


Please email cover letter and resume to:

and reference “Iona Coordinator” in the subject line.


Applicants of Musqueam and/or Aboriginal ancestry are encouraged to apply.

Position will remain open until filled.


* We thank all those who apply, however, only those short-listed will be contacted.


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Musqueam Indian Band, 6735 Salish Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada