Wildlife Program Manager – Wildlife Biologist, Doig River First Nation


Maxwell Management Group Ltd. is proud to partner with Doig River First Nation in the search for an Wildlife Program Manager – Wildlife Biologist to join their team.


Doig River First Nation is a vibrant Indigenous community located in beautiful British Columbia. Our community values tradition, culture, and strong connections to the land and our ancestors. We are dedicated to fostering a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment for our members, promoting their overall well-being and growth.

Our vision, for the community is that:

  • Everyone feels cared for and supported in their journey towards Kema (health and well-being)
  • Traditional wisdom and knowledge is being combined with technology to create a better future
  • Everyone has the resources they need to live a good life

Kema means ‘a good place in nature’ in Dane-zaa Záágé. The concept of Kema is about people coming together and living healthy lifestyles as a connected community. When our people are physically, emotionally, socially, culturally, environmentally and intellectually healthy we find Kema (a good place). Kema is founded on four key principles that have guided our people since time immemorial.

Position Summary:

The Wildlife Program Manager ensures DRFN’s interests, values, concerns, and treaty rights are incorporated into wildlife initiatives that occur in DRFN’s territory. The overall goal is to have wildlife management grounded in DRFN culture and traditional knowledge, guided by principals of ecosystem-based management, superior stewardship and collaborative planning that sustains the practice of rights and culture by DRFN membership indefinitely on their lands.

The Wildlife Program Manager provides professional, general, and strategic advice to DRFN’s Lands and Resources Manager and Lands staff regarding wildlife plans, projects and initiatives. Further, the Coordinator is the primary point of contact for, and will respond to all referrals related to wildlife and wildlife management within DRFN territory, initiates wildlife projects and programs and represents the Nation at a variety of working groups and forums.

Additionally, the Wildlife Program Manager works with DRFN’s Economic Development Manager and the Lands and Resources Manager, to identify wildlife related opportunities for DRFN members and companies. As part of the DRFN Lands department, the Wildlife Management Coordinator collaborates with a diverse project team of staff and multidisciplinary consultants. They are also responsible for project management and delivery of Nation-led, values-based initiatives from origination to conclusion.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a natural resource management related field (e.g., Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Management or a related life sciences degree)
  • Significant experience managing multiple projects or leading a component (e.g., sub-project) of a major project or initiative.
  • Demonstrated expertise in distilling and communicating complex natural resource information to laypersons.
  •  Demonstrated experience in managing multi-disciplinary projects in which innovative solutions were implemented to solve a unique or complex