Training and Job Postings


Term Capacity Building Coordinator (Central Region)

Uu-a-thluk is seeking an experienced, full-time Capacity Building Coordinator to fill a one-year term position based out of Tofino. The successful candidate will work with the Capacity Building Coordinator (Southern Region) to deliver the Uu-a-thluk Capacity Building Program to all 14-Member Nations of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. This position will involve frequent travel to all Nuu-chah-nulth territories.

Position Responsibilities 

  • Liaising with Uu-a-thluk partners and Nuu-chah-nulth Nations (youth, elders, fishers, and other community members) to plan, organize and deliver educational and training programs.
  • Assisting with the delivery of summer science camps and related activities for youth.
  • Partnering with Nuu-chah-nulth communities to deliver traditional food harvests and demonstrations.
  • Working with Uu-a-thluk staff and Nuu-chah-nulth Nations to identify marine emergency preparedness training requirements, while arranging training and exercises.
  • Participating in the development and revision of sampling and monitoring plans in case of a spill incident.
  • Participating in the development and revision of spill contingency plans.
  • Working with Uu-a-thluk staff to design capacity building projects and funding proposals.
  • Increasing development of Nuu-chah-nulth oceans and freshwater management content in public and Nuu-chah-nulth school curricula.
  • Providing skills development and supervision for Uu-a-thluk interns and volunteers, including career development support for Uu-a-thluk Interns.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant post-secondary education and work experience.
  • Excellent, proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to meet deadlines and maintain productive working relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, plan and implement activities and handle a heavy workload.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the Internet.
  • Experience working with First Nations.
  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s License, access to a reliable vehicle and be prepared to travel.
  • Provide acceptable criminal record check.

 Apply by March 17, 2020 by sending your cover letter, resume and three references (available to contact) to:

Attention: Human Resource Manager
Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
PO Box 1383
5001 Mission Road
Port Alberni, BC  V9Y 7M2
Fax: 250-723-0463

Questions may be directed to Susanne Marsh, Uu-a-thluk Administrative Assistant, at

(We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview. We thank all applicants for their interest. Pursuant to Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act, preference will be given to aboriginal candidates who have a working knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth culture and fishing practices).



Uu-a-thluk is looking for members to sign up for course waiting lists for the following:

  • Marine Basic First Aid
  • Marine Emergency Duties A3
  • Small Marine Vessel Operator Certificate
  • Restricted Radio Operator Licence 

These courses are critical for those who are or will be working on the water. Uu-a-thluk is also looking for those interested in the following courses:

  • At-Sea Monitoring and Observation
  • Sports Fishing Guiding and Chartering
  • Guiding for Species Other Than Salmon

If sufficient interest is demonstrated, Uu-a-thluk will fundraise to organize these courses. Uu-a-thluk staff welcome any suggestions that you might have for training that you require, or suggestions for training courses that would best serve your needs and the needs of your community.

Please contact Aline Carrier at 250-724-5757 or with any comments or suggestions.