KNDC - Fisheries Manager

Closing Date: 
Open until filled – position to start asap
Kwakiutl First Nation - Fort Rupert, BC




 Under the direction and guidance of the Kwakiutl Nation Development Corp (KNDC) General Manager/CEO, the Fisheries Manager oversees all activities of the KNDC fisheries in accordance with policies, agreements and related priorities set by the Corporation/Kwakiutl Band Council (KBC). He or she has oversight of all fisheries managed by KNDC - including boats, licenses, related gear, and associated fisheries staff and/or fishing crews.



  • Certified Fisheries Enterprise Management Training - Required
  • Post secondary degree or diploma in business management, financial management, economic development, marine aquaculture sciences or other related disciplines
  • Experience in a West Coast marine and freshwater fishery
  • Strong business acumen coupled with experience driving revenues in fisheries
  • Demonstrated experience leading & developing employees
  • Hands-on experience in vessel maintenance and operation (including regulatory requirements)
  • Strong knowledge of provincial and federal fisheries policies, laws, legislation & regulations
  • Strong ability to lead / manage field and vessel crews in an efficient, professional, and fair manner
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, formal writing (such as briefing notes, strategy documents, work plans, etc.) and communication skills
  • The ability to engage and work effectively with Kwakiutl community members and other stakeholders
  • Strong computer and technical writing abilities


Other Job Information


  • Successful applicant must periodically undergo a police information check (PIC)
  • Pre-employment and post-incident drug/alcohol testing is a requirement
  • Travel to various destinations outside the typical worksite
  • The successful applicant can expect to work in a variety of different work environments, as well as work outside normal business hours and to function independently
  • Abide by KNDC/KBC organizational policies (ie personnel policy and other policies)
  • Work independently, organize work, prioritize workload, possess interpersonal / communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Preference may be given to Aboriginal applicants such as those with a degree or diploma and those with direct work experience in this role with Kwakiutl or other First Nations
  • Willing to perform other duties as assigned by the GM/CEO


Compensation:  Competitive

(Optional extended health & pension benefits following successful probationary period) 

 Competition Closes:  Open until filled – position to start asap

 Job Status:  Full-Time, Permanent

 We thank all applicants for applying, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Please forward your cover letter and resume with “KNDC Fisheries Manager” in the subject line of your e-mail to:  

Dwayne Worthing, Director of Human Resources

Kwakiutl Nation Development Corp.

99 Tsakis Way, Box 1440, Port Hardy, BC, V0N 2P0