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West Fraser

Community Engagement Coordinator

Smithers, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
Are you interested in working for a company that offers an excellent work environment and a rewarding career path? Our Smithers Woods department has an opportunity for a:


Working from within the woods department of Pacific Inland Resources (Smithers) you will report to the Woods Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

To be the regional lead for indigenous and community engagement with responsibilities to:
  • Coordinate, develop and maintain progressive and positive working relationships with indigenous and other communities
  • Assist to maintain existing and develop new business relationships with indigenous and other communities
  • Coordinate and participate in various community engagement activities and events
  • Facilitate and support the negotiation and implementation of agreements that contribute to effective and durable relationships with communities and indigenous peoples
  • Engage in effective communication with indigenous communities with respect to divisional forest management and stewardship activities
  • Lead the development of divisional consultation and community engagement strategies, including employment and training initiatives
  • Work effectively with woods staff to ensure that commitments made are implemented and fulfilled
  • Assist with scheduling and facilitating meetings between indigenous communities and divisional staff to consult on forest management plans
  • Communicate regularly with corporate and divisional management with respect to community engagement activities
  • Ensure that all consultation and engagement activity is properly documented
  • Adhere to all West Fraser and divisional safety and environmental policies and procedures

  • Be highly motivated and team-oriented individual with strong strategic thinking and communication skills
  • Familiarity and good understanding of indigenous cultures and history within region
  • Have a good knowledge and understanding of forest management practices and government policies and guidelines related to indigenous consultation and engagement
  • Proven experience gained with managing indigenous relationships or post-secondary education, preferably in forestry, natural resource management or indigenous studies or related fields
  • Proficient use of computers and Microsoft software
  • Ability to undertake physically demanding fieldwork and comfortable with travel and occasional weekend or evening work

Our highly competitive compensation package includes:
  • Competitive base salary with annual bonus opportunity
  • Outstanding benefits package including medical, dental, pension, life insurance, disability, accident insurance, vacation, and holidays

Location Summary

Smithers is a welcoming, small Northern BC town with stunning vistas in all directions. An abundance of summer activities, including fishing, boating, camping and hiking, attracts both locals and visiting outdoor enthusiasts. The downtown has an alpine feel, adding to the town’s attraction and charm.

About West Fraser:

West Fraser is a leading forest products company. We are listed on the TSX, NYSE and recognized for the eleventh time as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. Our goals are straightforward - leadership through safety, profit, responsibility in communities, excellence in people, and strength in products.

West Fraser Timber has over 60 locations across Canada, the United States, and Europe.

West Fraser continues to invest in our manufacturing facilities to ensure they are modern and competitive. We have a sustainable forestry practice and continue to innovate our processes and diversify our products, including investing in bioenergy.

We believe strongly in promoting from within and pride ourselves on providing a challenging environment with continuous development. The successful candidate should be interested in future growth opportunities within the company. West Fraser offers an excellent compensation package, including a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and an outstanding pension plan.

West Fraser believes inclusive and diverse teams build a more vibrant workforce, safer operations, and a stronger company overall. We strive to create workplaces and leadership teams that reflect the diverse communities we are a part of. We will not discriminate against any applicant for employment based on race, gender, national origin, or any other protected legal characteristic.

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Leadership through safety, profit, responsibility in communities, excellence in people and strength in products.

We thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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