Shackan Indian Band

Positive Community, Self Sufficient, Healthy Lifestyle

Position: Housing Coordinator

About the Shackan People: 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. The five bands of the Nicola Tribes are: Coldwater Indian Band, Lower Nicola Indian Band, Upper Nicola Indian Band, Nooaitch Indian Band, and Shackan Indian Band. Together, the numbers of the 5 Nicola Tribes total well over 3,000 individuals. All part of a proud, strong, thriving Indigenous Nation of the BC Interior.

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:

  • Research records and data
  • Completion of Grade 12 supplemented by related courses from a recognized technical institution, preferably a diploma in building technology,
  • 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,
  • 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.
  • Clear a Criminal Record/Vulnerable Persons check and valid Class 5 Drivers License with access to a reliable vehicle.

Reports to: Band Manager

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

Excepted Compensation: Experience based rate.

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