Shackan Indian Band

Positive Community, Self Sufficient, Healthy Lifestyle

The Organization

The community members of Shackan or the Scw'exmx - People of the Creeks - is taken from the name of the Nicola River, Scw'ex, meaning creek. The Shackan Indian Band is one of five bands in the Nicola Valley who comprise the Scw'exmx. Their mission statement is to promote the development of a healthy lifestyle and self- sufficiency for Shackan community members while achieving positive, respectful, leadership to all members when administering services. Shackan’s services comprise of Administration, Education, Finance, Social Development, Emergency Services and Capital Infrastructure.

Position: Housing Coordinator

Opportunity: The Shackan Indian Band has an exciting opportunity to join our team as a full time Housing Coordinator. Hiring preference will be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as First Nations or another Canadian Indigenous ancestry.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Being the first point of contact for Shackan Membership and Administration with all housing issues.
  • Addresses tenants’ inquiries, complaints, and dispatch Maintenance for repairs on a day-to-day basis.
  • Follow up on existing Housing Inspections with Maintenance, Health Navigator, and other outside organizations.
  • Coordinate, supervise contractors and service personnel and monitor renovations and new construction.
  • Participate in community awareness program plan, emergency management, coordinate and facilitate workshops, community meetings, represent Housing at community membership meetings.
  • The Housing Coordinator will coordinate and oversee the implementation of Recovery measures in housing for Shackan Indian Band. The purpose of Housing for Shackan Indian Band will be to create or enhance housing that will first focus on helping membership on their needs for shelter. This includes overseeing Rent due every month, allocating rental arrears, establishing a relationship with membership, taking in calls for work orders - maintenance, filing

About the Ideal Candidate:

  • Completion of Grade 12 supplemented by related courses from a recognized technical institution, preferably a diploma in building technology, property management or business administration
  • Minimum of three years’ work experience in a field related to residential housing and operations is required in a non-profit setting, ideally in a First Nation’s community role, research records and data
  • Self-managed, goal oriented and finish what you start – well organized with strong written, verbal communication and time management skills,
  • Uses a project management approach to plan, organize and maintain workloads,
  • Demonstrate high emotional intelligence, patience, and integrity with a commitment/team driven success in leading by example.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and good judgement, Good problem-solving ability, creativity, drive, and entrepreneurial spirit. Experience with MS Office, Zoom, and various other software.
  • Must be able to operate effectively and show initiative in an environment where there is at times minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information and use discretion, tact, and diplomacy when addressing sensitive issues.
  • Maintain accurate housing and maintenance reports and provide monthly updates as required. Required to convey info to staff and members and explain technical matters in lay terms.
  • Carpentry or renovation experience and asset.
  • Clear a Criminal Record/Vulnerable Persons check and valid Class 5 Drivers License with access to a reliable vehicle.

Reports to: Community Wellness Manager

Classification: Full-time (35-hour work week), flexible hours on evenings and weekends.

Working Environment:

  • Office environment associated with productivity requirements. Deadlines may be punctuated by short timelines.
  • Ability to multi-task numerous projects.
  • Outdoor construction/building sites – PPE required.

What we will provide:

  • Full-time permanent role
  • Competitive compensation package
  • A great work culture and environment

Preference will be given to persons of aboriginal ancestry as per section 16 (1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act. Thank you to all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled

Please submit your resume to the Band Office at 2099 Granit Avenue or email to assist@shackan.ca