Takla Nation

POSITION TITLE:                                                                                                               WAGES:  $25.22 – $32.43

Residential School Community Liaison 

DIRECT REPORT: Manager for Youth and Elders SALARY GRID: Level 3

The traditional territory of the Takla First Nation is located in North Central British Columbia and totals approximately 27,250 square kilometers. The territory is a rich environment of lakes, rivers, forests, and mountains, bordered on the west by the Skeena Mountains and on the east by the Rocky Mountains.

Takla Nation is an amalgamation of the North Takla Band and the Fort Connelly Band, a union which occurred in 1959. Our traditional lands are the geographic area occupied by our ancestors for community, social, economic, and spiritual purposes. Carrier and Sekani place names exist for every physical feature and place that we occupy. Each name reflects the significance of the feature or site and today provides us with historical information to the rich history and extensive knowledge of our land and our resources.


  • Serve as a bridge between Takla’s residential school program and Takla’s survivors. 
  • Foster positive relationships with survivors, their children & grandchildren, and community members. 
  • Collaborate with residential school staff to address concerns and promote effective communication.
  • Organize and participate in all residential school activities and events.
  • Facilitate meetings between RS staff and neighbouring communities (and any communities with survivors who attended Lejac) to facilitate an annual Lejac school reunion. 
  • Coordinate events that promote community engagement and involvement with all communities who attended Lejac RS.
  • Collect feedback from the survivors and share insights with the RS team. 


  • Ability to navigate and address sensitive issues diplomatically.
  • Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills. 
  • Commitment to fostering a positive relationship between survivors from all communities to collaborate on regional events.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including effective problem-solving and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of First Nations culture and traditions and of systemic issues faced by First Nations people.
  • Foster relationships with all levels of government

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Community Relations, or a related field
  • Experience working with residential school survivors.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of residential school impacts and the effects on communities
  • Ability to pass a criminal record check for vulnerable sector.

At Takla, we value the dedication of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to Competitive pay, we also offer the following: 

  • Comprehensive Health benefits package with Medical, Dental and Vision coverage.
  • An employer-matched Pension Plan up to 5.5 percent.
  • Excellent learning and advancement opportunities.
  • Group RRSP plan.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional training and development
  • 18 sick days 
  • 5 personal days 
  • $500 Health care spending account per fiscal year. 
  • Paid time off during Christmas break 

Takla Nation is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Pursuant to S.41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to Applicants of Indigenous, Metis, or Inuit heritage. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in Canada. We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


To apply for this job email your details to hr@taklafn.ca