Contract Opportunity – Partnership Coordinator for Shuswap Indian Band – District of Invermere Partnership

Position: Partnership Coordinator for Shuswap Indian Band


Since 2018, Shuswap Indian Band and District of Invermere have participated in the First Nation – Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI). CEDI is a national program delivered jointly by Cando (the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The SIB – DOI partnership is 1 of 9 partnerships (out of 90+ applicants) participating in the CEDI program between 2016 – 2021 from across Canada. With support of the program, the two communities are working to build and strengthen their inter-community relationships, and to build capacity for joint planning and collaborative community economic development. Utilizing the CEDI program supports, including third-party neutral facilitation, monthly meetings, bi-annual workshops, and joint strategic and work planning, Shuswap Indian Band and District of Invermere elected officials and staff identified several shared joint social and economic development priorities.

Over the course of the past three years, the SIB – DOI partnership has accomplished a lot together, specifically:

  • Established a Working Group that continues to meet monthly (staff and elected officials)
  • Engaged in shared learning on topics of culture, history, governance and jurisdiction
  • Identified four priority joint community economic development initiatives and selected a first joint initiative based on co-created criteria
  • Co-created a Joint Strategic Plan for Connected Communities – A Joint Active Transportation Network Plan
  • Co-applied for and received the BC Active Transportation Network Plan Grant and co-hired Urban Systems to create the Joint Active Transportation Network Plan
  • Created joint communications and community engagement materials
  • Designed a Friendship Agreement (both Councils participated via Zoom) and engaged communities to submit art intended for the Friendship Agreement and partnership logo
  • Signed the Friendship Agreement in socially-distanced and safe way to reinforce commitment
  • Councils and staff meet twice annually for full-day workshops
  • Created a draft Joint Strategic Plan and Working Group Terms of Reference for partnership longevity The SIB – DOI partnership will complete their participation in the CEDI program at the end of April 2021. Together, SIB and DOI envision and are committed to working towards a long-term community to community partnership and working relationship. The partnership is seeking support from a third-party neutral facilitator to assist with partnership coordination, administration and facilitation. SIB – DOI is looking to fill a 1-year contract (April 16, 2021 – April 15, 2022), with the intention of working with the successful Partnership Coordinator for many years to come. It is important that the applicants have interest in working with SIB – DOI past the one year contract to maintain continuity.

On behalf of the SIB – DOI partnership, the Partnership Coordinator will be contracted by the District of Invermere, and report to Andrew Young, CAO, District of Invermere.

Key Aspects of Partnership Coordinator Role:

  • Supports SIB – DOI partnership with ongoing monthly Working Group meetings, partnership administration and communications.
  • Ensures that SIB – DOI partnership identifies annual partnership priorities with timeline, and remains on schedule.
  • Supports SIB – DOI partnership to engage with, action, and monitor and evaluate the joint agreements: Joint Strategic Plan, Friendship Agreement, Working Group Terms of Reference
  • Manages the design and delivery of three joint Workshops (joint agreement review, council to council meeting, and joint workshop)
  • Manages the design and delivery of a Friendship Agreement Anniversary celebration

Required Skills:

  • Strong facilitation skills and understanding of dialogic process design, and strategic planning.
  • Familiarity with Indigenous cultures and protocols; understanding of community and regional economic development practices and techniques.
  • Strong strategic thinking, collaborative planning and program management skills.


Contract rate for third-party neutral facilitator $60 all found per hour rate (based on a $450 day rate). Estimated 275 hour contract ($16,500 +GST).

Timeline: April 16, 2021 – April 15, 2022

For any questions on the contract, please contact Marissa Lawrence:

CLOSING DATE: April 12th, 2021 at 5pm. (MST)

Submit a resume and cover letter to:
Sierra Stump via email:
Interviews and reference checks will take place on April 15th.