Grant Writer

Main Office, 6735 Salish Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Req #31

Monday, February 8, 2021

About Musqueam

We are traditional h?n?q??min??m? speaking people. Today, we are a strong, growing community of over 1,300 members. We live on a small portion of our traditional territory, known as the Musqueam Indian Reserve, located south of Marine Drive near the mouth of the Fraser River. The name Musqueam relates back to the River Plant, the name of the plant is m??k??y?. There is a story that has been passed on from generation to generation that explains how we became known as the x?m??k??y??m (Musqueam)

  • People of the River Plant. We have always moved throughout our territory using the resources it provides for fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering. We remain distinct and our cultural practices are strong, despite the devastating impacts of residential schools, colonial laws banning our ceremonies, and other attempts to assimilate our people. Our lands and waters continue to support our cultural and economic practices while serving as a source of knowledge and memory, encoded with our teachings and laws. To learn more about Musqueam, please visit

Musqueam Indian Band (Musqueam) is seeking a Policy Analyst/Grant Writer. This position will be responsible to conduct research, policy analyses, development of policies and procedures, and evaluation of existing policies to support cross-organizational decision-making in areas aligned with the Musqueam's cultural and business operations. This position also identifies, defines and prepares grant proposals to support existing and planned program activities.

Key Responsibilities:

Develops and makes recommendations on policy and procedures consistent with the objectives and priorities of Musqueam in collaboration with management

  • Conducts policy and procedure analyses and research support the development and implementation of Musqueam's key initiatives
  • Designs and oversees data collection and analysis strategies for complex research and policy analysis projects; analyses, evaluates, and prepares written reports on policy implications from findings
  • Provides statistical and analytical information to management, including metrics, reports, and analyses for data management, tracking and reporting, cost-benefit analyses, RFP processes, and aggregating data
  • Reviews programs, policies and mandates to assess compliance and effectiveness and provides advice and recommendations to senior management
  • Reviews, analyses, and prepares summaries, presentations, and graphical representations of proposals and reports
  • Assists management in preparing briefing notes, internal/external reports, summaries, discussion papers, factsheets, and other support related material
  • Identifies, defines and develops funding sources to support existing and planned program activities
  • Develops, designs, and prepares grant proposals as required and analyses and reports on the performance of the funding programs
  • Coordinates the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to various provincial, federal and private sector agencies
  • Formulates budgets to ensure that all funding agencies and band program requirements are met
  • Performs relates duties as required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor's Degree in public policy and administration, political science or law, and 5+ years of related experience or considerable related experience within a government or First Nations organization
  • Expert in conducting research and analyses, interpreting statistical data, and developing recommendations for complex policy issues and program evaluation
  • Exemplary oral and written communications skills in presenting clear and concise findings for decision makers and writing a variety of proposals, policy and procedure drafts, reports and other documentation
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, persuasion. and consensus-building skills with the ability to work under pressure and independently within a team environment
  • Extensive project management expertise, including knowledge of governance structures, work plan development, risk mitigation and reporting
  • Knowledge of successful grant and application procedures in the preparation of proposals and grant applications
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain successful and effective relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and handle shifting priorities to produce results within deadlines
  • Knowledge of various Aboriginal, Indigenous, and First Nations Acts, and social, economic, political and historical concerns in Indigenous communities
  • Cultural competency and sensitivity towards MIBs cultural traditions with the ability to use sound judgement and diplomacy in high stress/conflict situations
  • Advanced skills in MS Office software, Adobe Acrobat; STATA, R or similar statistics/data analysis software
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality

Working Conditions

Some evenings and weekends may be required

  • Successful Criminal Record Check

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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