Director of Intergovernmental Relations

Website K’ómoks First Nation

About K’ómoks First Nation

We, the K’ómoks people, envision a prosperous and healthy Nation, in which we exercise our rights and title throughout our territory, honouring our people, lands, waters, cultures and languages. K’ómoks First Nation ensures the well-being and self-sufficiency in all aspects of our Nation by asserting our rights and title while upholding our members.

Purpose of the Role

The purpose of this position is to focus on establishing effective working relationships with Local Governments, Provincial and Federal Government, the RCMP, Department of National Defense and other Agencies. This position leads the Guardian Watchmen Team, liaises with the Treaty Team, and supports the Council in the development of K’ómoks First Nation strategic plan and goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with Chief and Council to develop and maintain good relationships with Local, Provincial and Federal Government, the RCMP, Department of National Defence and other Agencies.
  • Seeking out and encouraging opportunities for K’ómoks First Nation, including joint venture opportunities for K’ómoks Economic Development Corporation (KEDC).
  • Supporting Council in the development of K’ómoks First Nation strategic plan and goals for any Off-Reserve initiatives.
  • Negotiating impact benefit agreements and creates inventories of local key government and industry contacts.
  • Managing the Guardian Watchmen Program and budgets and implements work plans for the Guardian Watchmen.
  • Overseeing any staff under their supervision.
  • Overseeing the Referral system and work with Chief on referral responses.
  • Working with Chief and Council and Legal Advisors on all Memorandums of Understanding, Agreements and Consultation Protocols.
  • Liaising with the Band Administrator, CEO of K’ómoks Economic Development Corporation and Treaty team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or public Administration or a related field and/or equivalent administrative management experience.
  • 5+ years of experience of program management preferably with First Nations groups.
  • Experience working with various levels of governments, and agencies as well as proponent and developers.
  • Experience and familiarity with the BC Treaty Process.
  • Proficient at developing meeting agendas and chairing meetings.
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience managing staff.
  • Proven record of accessing, securing, and managing financial resources.
  • Strong background in negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Class 5 driver’s license.
  • Experience working in and with the Indigenous community preferred.

Application Information:

If this opportunity to work as an intergovernmental leader in a growing indigenous band office appeal to you, please apply with your resume and cover letter using the following job link.

This posting will remain open until filled.

We value employment equity and prioritize applications from indigenous applicants, and especially encourage those living within the K’omoks First Nation to apply. If you have any questions about the job posting or the process, please reach out to

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