Marine Planning Coordinator

Job Description: 

Snuneymuxw People entered the Snuneymuxw Sarlequun Treaty of 1854 with the Crown, which are constitutional treaty promises to forever and always preserve and protect Snuneymuxw sacred villages, enclosed fields, and the right to hunt and fisheries and formerly.  These legal and other considerations of a political, social, economic, and cultural nature are key understandings and functions of Snuneymuxw marine management, stewardship, and administration.

Under the direction of the Marine Program Manager, the Marine Planning Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the Marine Program Manager in their tasks and responsibilities, developing communication, project, and community engagement plans, assisting with budgeting, reporting, and hiring processes and providing administrative assistance to the marine team. The Marine Planning Coordinator is responsible for assisting in all planning and operational activities related to the marine environment, including staff supervision and project management assistance. This is a full-time, permanent position.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Job Type: 
Employment (Full Time)
Job Responsibilities: 
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of marine programs as well as community engagement and monitoring plans.
  • Maintain, and monitor vessel and vehicle asset management plans.
  • Support the development, operation and monitoring of the department and educate staff in best practices for marine safety, preparedness, and risk management.
  • Train, develop and supervise marine staff in safety drills and marine operations protocols to conform with government regulations.
  • Assist in coordinating consultants who will provide program planning and technical support for marine programs.
  • Provide administrative assistance in employee recruitment and development for the marine program.
  • Research additional funding resources for marine programs and assist in the proposal submission.
  • Work as part of a cross-functional team and coordinate activities and resources under consideration of the marine department goals.
  • Liaise with stakeholders such as Coast Guard, WCMRC, NPA, and other search and rescue operations.
  • Educate on industry knowledge best practices and make recommendations to the Marine Program Manager; ensure the execution of health, safety & environmental management requirements.
  • Implement, constantly evaluate, and make corrections as required to day-to-day activities, ensuring the operational plans are achieved within specific timelines, budget constraints and strategic goals.
  • Maintain a culture of integrity, respect, achievement, and accountability.
  • Ensure all marine staff work with safety as a priority.
  • Report on day-to-day activities to the Marine Program Manager and assist with the creation of ongoing program reports.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.
Desired Experience: 
  • A minimum of one (1) year of supervisor experience in a related field such as marine management or environmental conservation management.
  • Experience managing relationships with stakeholders and leading consultation sessions, including around contentious issues and conflict situations is preferrable.
  • Experience applying project management methodology and principles to projects in an asset.
  • Valid licenses and certificates required for safe vessel operations.
  • Registered member of a related professional association in BC is an asset.
Desired Education: 
  • A diploma or undergraduate degree in a related field and two (2) or more years’ related experience or an equivalent combination of education/training plus two (2) or more years’ related experience working in a marine related field.
Additional Info: 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills with proven ability to effectively prioritize workflow.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment.
  • Proficiency with various software applications such as MS Office Suite and any other work-related software.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement, show initiate, and be proactive.
  • High standards of ethics and confidentiality to handle sensitive information.
  • Ability to provide supervision for staff, students, and volunteers within an office environment and in the field; ability to lead by example.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to handle conflict in a professional manager.
  • Considerable knowledge of policies, bylaws and legislation related to marine management.
  • Ability to build and maintain good relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Knowledge in facilitating internal and public meetings.
  • Ability to manage and direct the work of contractors and consultants.
  • Ability to manage budgets, develop workplans, and write proposals.
  • Knowledge of Snuneymuxw teachings and knowledge systems.
  • Ability to actively demonstrate and promote Snuneymuxw’s values and ethics.
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development and continuous learning.

Willingness Statements:

  • You must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of the Marine Planning Coordinator. The incumbent must adhere to the policies and procedures of the Snuneymuxw First Nation; as well as his/her professional Code of Ethics.
  • When an emergency or traumatic event occurs within the Snuneymuxw First Nation community, you may be called upon, outside of work hours.
  • You may be required to be on-call or to work after hours or on the weekends due to the nature of the marine activities.
  • You are required to provide copies of her/his professional certificates.
  • You are required to possess and maintain a valid BC Driver’s License, to have access to a reliable vehicle and appropriate insurance for work.

Please submit your current resume and cover letter to:

Snuneymuxw First Nation; attention: Tina-Marie Heinrich

668 Centre Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 4Z4 or email: or Fax: 250-753-3492