Program Manager, First Nation Land Governance Registry ($132, 500+/yr + remote!)

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Toronto

the First Nations Land Management Resource Centre

Steer the development and implementation of the FNLGR, a groundbreaking initiative enhancing First Nations’ land governance.
Lead a diverse team in a collaborative effort to deliver a national, multi-year, multi-million-dollar initiative aimed at empowering First Nations across Canada.
Earn a competitive annual salary of $132, 500+, with the flexibility of remote work, and comprehensive benefits.
About the First Nations Land Management Resource Centre

The First Nations Land Management Resource Centre (RC) serves and supports First Nations communities across Canada in regaining control of their lands, natural resources, and environment. Championing the historic government-to-government Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, the RC offers resources, training, as well as a variety of support services to foster autonomy, and innovative governance, as participating communities transition from the land management provisions of the Indian Act towards self-governance.

For more information, please visit our website:

About the First Nation Land Governance Registry

The RC in partnership with the Land Title and Survey Authority of BC (LTSA), is embarking on a multi-year, multi-million-dollar national program to establish and operate a First Nations-run, independent, non-profit, incorporated organization focused on delivering services to First Nations in Canada. The First Nation Land Governance Registry (FNLGR) initiative is expected to significantly advance the self-determination of First Nations while serving as a dedicated advocate for First Nations, blending traditional and contemporary approaches to land management on-reserve.

For detailed information about the First Nation Land Governance Registry, including its objectives and functions, please click here.

We are currently welcoming submissions from qualified professionals who are eager to contribute to community development and environmental stewardship for First Nations.

About the Opportunity

The RC in partnership with the LTSA is looking for a full-time Program Manager, First Nation Land Governance Registry, based in Canada (remote). You will join this position of an indeterminate length with the expectation to see projects spanning 2-3 years to completion, with an opportunity to grow into a more permanent role based on performance.

Reporting to the Director, Land Code Governance, and in collaboration with RC & LTSA staff, the Program Manager is responsible for planning and managing all aspects of program execution including timelines, budgets, internal resourcing, external vendors, customer and internal changes, issue tracking, risk management, and status reporting.

More specifically, your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Planning and monitoring program progress to ensure milestones are met
Defining program controls and managing inter-dependent workstreams
Coordinating activities and managing resources across workstreams
Aligning program activities with business and strategic goals
Managing contracts and agreements with vendors
Applying change control processes to keep the program on schedule
Tracking progress and developing corrective action plans
Communicating progress, issues, and risks effectively

To read the full position description, please click here.

Note: The RC is posting this position on behalf of the FNLGR which is being developed by the RC and its partners. Once operational, it is expected that these positions will transfer to the FNLGR as an independent not for profit corporation. Accordingly, employment with the RC will be temporary and end once the FNLGR is operational. Employees who are successful in such positions will eventually become employees of the FNLGR.

About You

To qualify, you will need a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Business Administration, or a related field, ideally supplemented with a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

A minimum of five years’ experience in program management is required, with a preference for those who have worked in sectors involving complex project landscapes such as non-profit, indigenous affairs, or government.

Additionally, the following skills and background will be highly valued:

Proven experience in leadership and change management
Familiarity with agile methodologies and organizational change management
Strong project management experience with large and complex projects
Demonstrated understanding of Indigenous culture
Expertise in budgeting and resource allocation protocols
Exceptional communication skills, including public speaking and presentation delivery
Proficiency in MS Office, Adobe, and virtual meeting platforms
Government experience (asset)
Proficiency in program/project management software (asset)

As our ideal candidate, you balance remarkable independence with effective teamwork, excelling in building strong relationships both internally and externally. You are proactive, steering projects forward with minimal oversight and adeptly navigating the complexities of change within a dynamic environment. Your communication prowess is key, enabling you to connect with a diverse range of stakeholders, facilitating consensus, resolving disputes, and addressing challenges with diplomacy, empathy, and objectivity.

This role requires agility and a keen ability to adapt, qualities that allow you to thrive in environments marked by governmental relations and financial considerations. Your strategic contributions are driven by a deep understanding of our mission, underscored by your capacity for insightful analysis and creative problem-solving. Success in this position depends on your meticulous attention to detail and your judicious approach to giving and applying constructive feedback.

About the Benefits

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will receive a highly competitive starting salary of $132,500+, dependent on skills, experience and qualifications, along with a great host of benefits, including:

Employer-paid Comprehensive Extended Health, Dental, and Vision Coverage for employees and eligible dependents
Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, and Disability Insurance
Employer-paid Employee and Family Assistance Program
Ability to participate in an employer-matched Group RRSP or Group Tax-free Savings Account
Three weeks paid vacation per year to start
Fifteen days paid sick leave per year
Flexible work arrangement opportunities
Education and learning reimbursement up to 2% of your annual salary, along with up to 5 days of paid educational leave annually, covering courses, workshops, exams, etc.


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