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First Nations Lead: Vancouver Island/Sunshine Coast


Who We Are

Interfor is a growth-oriented lumber company with operations in Canada and the United States. We have an annual production capacity of 3 billion board feet and offer one of the most diverse lines of lumber products to customers around the world.


What We Offer

Interfor is where excellence meets opportunity. We invest in your success by positioning you alongside the best people in top quartile mill facilities located in great communities across North America. In the past decade, we’ve infused close to $1 billion into modern facilities and systems that employ the latest technologies.


Interfor is one of the largest lumber companies in the world and we’re growing in exciting directions. Come be a part of our success.


We are currently recruiting for a First Nations Lead: Vancouver Island/Sunshine Coast based at our office in Campbell River, BC. The First Nations Lead will support the Coastal Woodlands ability to achieve AAC w/profitable project volume, meet mill delivery targets and look for incremental volume opportunities. The successful candidate will develop and maintain relationships with First Nations in the Vancouver Island/Sunshine Coast.


What You’ll Do

  • Build and maintain relationships
  • Development of agreements (MOU and B2B) with FN partners including:
    • negotiation, term sheet development, contract development
    • internal engagement and input with CW
    • completion of internal approval process
  • Maintain or implement existing agreements
  • Participate in monthly meetings
    • Joint Advisory Committee or B2B Project Meetings
      • Review of monthly financial reports
      • Address and communicate issues & challenges
    • MOU/Board/Protocol/Relationship Meetings
      • Implementation of relationship agreements
    • Referral Meetings (with support from Planning Lead)
      • Prepare and review referral packages and supporting information as needed
      • Facilitate field tours and other reviews as needed
  • Oversight and coordination of FN Community Coordinator regarding:
    • Employment, Community Engagement, Donations, and other initiatives
  • Close communication with the Manager, FN & Forestry Partnership regarding upcoming issues and opportunities
  • Input and support regarding CW FN strategy development


What You Offer

  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry or related degree in natural resource management or ecological sciences
  • Eligibility or accreditation with the Association of BC Forest Professionals is an asset.
  • Experience working with First Nations or First Nations businesses is an asset
  • 10+ years’ experience in forest management preferably on the BC coast Knowledge of cost drivers with respect to development planning and harvesting operations
  • Travel to isolated locations for short periods may be required
  • High level of integrity and professionalism
  • Commitment to safety and environment
  • Strong understanding of and respect for First Nations values and culture
  • Experience working with First Nations and First Nations ventures
  • History knowledge of First Nations and legal precedents
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strategic thinking, ability to see assess opportunities and risks
  • Strong working knowledge of forest policy in BC, harvest costs, stand valuations
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills

Interested in being a part of our team? Apply online at

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applicants offered a position must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and background check. Interfor is an Equal Opportunity Employer building a capable, committed, diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.