Job Opportunities

Are you looking for a job with meaning? Interested in work that makes a direct impact in Indigenous communities? We are a small and ambitious team of software developers, geographers, ecologists, traditional use specialists, and GIS analysts, working together with one common goal: empowering Indigenous communities to mobilize their own information. We work at the intersection of knowledge systems, and we help to bring them into dialogue with one another. Our Software-as-a-Service product is helping communities across Canada gather and manage their environmental monitoring, land use, and archival data.

We're currently looking for the following positions to help us continue pushing our groundbreaking software forward and continue our growth of our consulting team. For all positions we offer a competitive compensation package, including a health spending plan, along with a very flexible work schedule, an open and collaborative atmosphere. We want to increase our team’s diversity and we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous and/or female applicants. If all this sounds appealing to you please send your resume for one of the above positions to joerg.tews@trailmarksys.com (Mobile Application Developer & Financial Controller) or beth.keats@trailmarksys.com (Regulatory specialist & Northern Community-Based Research and Monitoring Coordinator). We are excited to get to know you!


(1) Mobile Application Developer

A minimum of two years of work experience related to the development of native iOS and/or Android mobile applications is required. Other highly desirable skills are experience in: developing mobile applications with Flutter, integrations with mobile mapping, development of geolocation services, and Mapbox mobile SDK. Our work is highly collaborative and the successful candidate will also need to demonstrate creativity, flexibility, strong communication skills, and experience working independently with direct accountability to a team. This position will be based in our head office in Victoria, BC. There you will work closely with our research and consulting staff, and remotely with the director of software development and the rest of our development team based outside of BC. We'll also consider remote candidates as long as you're close enough for a weekly face-to-face work day in Victoria and otherwise as required.


(2) Regulatory Specialist

We are seeking a creative and enthusiastic Regulatory Specialist to join our growing team.

Duties will include:
• Receive and process referrals/applications sent from co-management boards or industrial proponents to an Indigenous Government.
• Register and maintain referral/applications within the Trailmark software platform
• Assess referrals/applications with particular attention paid to the complexity of the response and extent of community involvement and research
• With senior support, assist with coordinating and co-developing responses to referrals/applications with the Indigenous community
• Report referrals/applications assessment results to Indigenous decision-makers and reviewers.
• Identify potential improvements to the Trailmark software referrals support and work with the Trailmark development team to implement the changes
This work may extend to the development, implementation, and knowledge mobilization aspects of community-based research for environmental impact assessments.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in related discipline (anthropology, law, environmental studies, environmental assessment); preference will be given to applicants with a related Master’s degree
• Knowledge of Indigenous cultures, Treaty and Aboriginal rights, and historical experience in Canada
• Knowledge of the federal and Northwest Territories consultation and impact assessment regulatory regime and processes
• Experience with specific claims, land use and occupancy research, traditional use research
• Strong written and verbal English communication skills; knowledge of French and/or an Indigenous language would be an asset
• Excellent analytical and writing skills
• Detail-oriented and highly proficient at records management.
• Strong time management and organizational skills to work on multiple concurrent projects
Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
• Applicants who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC); Peoples with diverse gender identities or expressions; and/or, People with disabilities.
• Lived experience with members of indigenous and/or remote communities which could be through the applicant’s own identity and/or personal experiences.
• Experience developing materials that are accessible and inclusive for a non-academic audience.

(3) Financial Controller & Office Manager

We are looking for a Financial Controller & Office Manager to undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, financial reporting and book keeping. In addition, the successful candidate would also take on responsibilities as a general office manager, administer employee payroll and expenses, and liaise with our Senior Project Manager on projet budgets and forecasts preparation. This positions needs to be based in Victoria, BC. Duties will include:


• Manage all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, expense reporting and banking
• Coordinate and direct the preparation of project budgets along with the Senior Project Manager as well financial forecasts
• Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements
• Liaise with the company's tax accountants
• Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting if required
• Support quarter-end and year-end close process
• Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
• Manage and comply with federal and provincial government reporting requirements and assist with tax filings
• Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to build our internal controlling
• Manage and administer payroll and employee expenses
• Assist with Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SRED) tax filings in collaboration with the Senior Project Manager and Director of Software Development
• Office Management duties as necessary including events and workshop planning, and communicate with staff and clients

Qualifications:
• Proven working experience as a Financial Controller
• At least 2 years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
• Advanced degree in Accounting
• Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
• Experience with creating financial statements, general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
• Excellent administration skills

(4) Northern Community-Based Research and Monitoring Coordinator

Trailmark Systems Inc. is searching for a team player with a keen interest in co-developing community-based monitoring research activities in northern Canada and, in particular, Nunavut. This role involves assisting Indigenous communities with implementing their research activities through providing technical, methodological, and capacity support. This position allows for creativity in designing new research based on client needs, as well as developing new client relationships. Research is focused on meeting information needs for wildlife management and the protection of Indigenous rights in wildlife and resource management decisions. The northern community-based research coordinator should be comfortable working remotely and traveling for work as needed. Trailmark is a small and ambitious team of anthropologists, ecologists, geographers and software developers providing consulting services, and our own web-based Software-as-a-Service, to Indigenous groups and government agencies across Canada, the USA and Australia. We’re part consulting firm, part tech company, and part social enterprise dedicated to helping Indigenous communities manage and use their own environmental, traditional land use, and archival data for resource management decisions. We’re deeply committed to the work we do, but make sure our experiences are personally rewarding as we take on work with our clients. We’re looking for confidence, sound judgment, good humour and a highly collaborative spirit. This position requires a genuine interest and effort in cultivating relationships with clients through an attitude of openness, willingness to learn, and transparency.

Minimum qualifications:
• A Masters degree in social sciences, environmental sciences, conservation, and/or an equivalent in a related field
• Minimum 3–5 years of experience working in or within the context of the north, especially Nunavut
• Knowledge of federal and territorial Indigenous knowledge research policies and regulations
• Knowledge of wildlife management and assessments
• Experience and aptitude working with digital databases and quantitative and qualitative data
• Demonstrated experience with ethical research conduct
• Able to creatively solve problems and adjust work plans according to unpredictable circumstances
• Able to manage multiple competing priorities
• Able to respond in a timely manner to clients
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to hold space for difficult conversations
• Able to work remotely and independently as well as collaboratively with diverse groups
• Experience working with Indigenous communities and/or diverse cultural groups
• Experience with quantitative data analysis
• Availability to travel for work, often to remote high arctic areas
• Experience in wildlife biology is an asset
• Experience in qualitative and/or Indigenous research methodologies is an asset

Role and responsibilities:
• The community-based research coordinator will be responsible for providing technical and research support to communities in Nunavut as they implement their regional monitoring programs. Specifically, this position will require:
• Research and awareness of funding opportunities
• Preparing research proposals and budgets to solicit funding for projects put forward by clients
• Developing contracts with clients for project execution
• Encouraging and following leadership of RWOs and HTOs in project decision-making
• Providing training for community liaisons (researchers and data clerks) to manage data collection and management in their communities
• Providing assistance in community-based research methods (developing and conducting interviews, workshops, surveys, mapping activities, presentations, meetings, and/or others as recommended and led by clients)
• Trouble-shooting data management software with community liaisons and providing user feedback to the Trailmark software team
• Reporting research decision-making and activities to clients, Trailmark staff, and funding bodies
• Frequent meetings and check-ins with RWOs, HTOs, and community liaisons through emails and telephone
• Tracking project spending with HTOs and preparing financial reports to RWOs
• Analyzing qualitative and quantitative monitoring data
• Writing research reports and literature reviews

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
• Applicants who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (BIPOC); and/or Peoples with diverse gender identities or expressions;
• Lived experience with members of indigenous and/or remote communities which could be through the applicant’s own identity and/or personal experiences.
• Experience developing materials that are accessible and inclusive for a non-academic, non-technical audience.