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February 5, 2024

Job Title: Negotiations Associate
Business Area: Indigenous Community Support Services
Employment Status: Permanent-Full Time
Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Closing Date: August 26, 2022
Location: Primarily Work from Home (some travel in Metro Vancouver required)

Established in 2007 by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Inlailawatash is an innovative company that provides a range of Sustainable Resource and Cultural Support services to a diverse set of clients. As part of the Cultural Support services to Indigenous clients such as the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Inlailawatash plays a key role in assisting with all major project Impact and Benefit Agreement (IBA) negotiations.
By placing the respect of Indigenous and environmental values as overarching priorities for our business, Inlailawatash is truly unique. Visit for more details.

As a key member of the negotiation team, the Negotiations Associate will be responsible for:
• Coordinating several major project negotiation files for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and potentially other Indigenous clients.
• Collaborating with senior leaders, legal advisors, and other third-party consultants on complex negotiation files.
• Providing analysis and insight into the negotiation processes.
• Contributing to strategic planning and organization of the negotiation process.
• Participating and supporting senior leaders in major project negotiation files and meetings.
• Supporting the organization and administrative requirements of the negotiation team.
• Drafting Briefing Notes and other materials for leadership.
• Presenting materials to Indigenous communities.

• Post-secondary degree or graduate degree in Indigenous governance, business, legal or negotiation related discipline is an asset.
• Experience in a related field with some direct experience in negotiations and Indigenous community outreach.

Technical Skills
• Excellent management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
• Strong communication, interpersonal, public speaking skills.
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to work as part of a high-performance team.
• Excellent problem solving and analytical thinking skills.
• Ability to generate innovative solutions using insight and creativity to inform strategies and plans.

Personal Attributes
• Demonstrated passion for supporting Indigenous economic reconciliation.
• An innovative and motivational mentality.
• Thrives in a constantly changing environment with the ability to handle a range of tasks and responsibilities.
• Confident and goal oriented.
• Strong interpersonal skills and tact in building and maintaining relationships.

Physical Demands
• Significant desk work with extended periods of computer work (virtual and in-person meetings).
• Regular travel to meetings in the Vancouver area.

Mental Focus
• Synthesize complex and diverse information.
• Remain calm, professional, objective, and constructive.
• Attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
• Ability to work under pressure.

Environmental Conditions
• Dynamic environment with multiple demands, changing priorities and regular interruptions.
• Involvement with confidential / sensitive information and other issues requiring situational, commercial, and social awareness.
• Engagement with other departments, levels of Crown and First Nation governments.
• Some flexibility in work hours expected.

Apply by emailing your cover letter and resume to before 4:00 pm August 19, 2022.
Applicants of Indigenous ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply. We thank all those that express interest in the position. Short-listed candidates will be contacted; others will be kept in our database for future consideration.

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