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Indigenous Consultation Advisor - 2 F/T Positions

Location
Vancouver, BC
Details
Full Time
5 days ago

Do you want to work in an exciting environment with some of the most talented people in Canada? Join this dynamic team and connect with your potential!  We are partnering with a major BC employer who are seeking two individuals to work in the area of Indigenous consultation.  

1. Indigenous Consultation Advisor: Infrastructure Sustainability

This role is involved with engaging with the indigenous communities that would be impacted by the company's projects.  We are looking for someone who is both familiar with the permitting process and consulting with indigenous groups in a public forum.

The incumbent works closely with various groups including the Community and Government Affairs, Environmental Programs, Infrastructure, Planning and Development, Real Estate, and Project Communication teams to ensure Indigenous consultation complements, to the extent possible, corporate strategic initiatives as they relate to Indigenous rights, issues, interests and opportunities.

This role will:
• Plan and conduct Indigenous consultation in relation to projects initiated by the Infrastructure
Division, tenant-led development projects, land use plan, and other strategic initiatives
• Develop, implement and review consultation plans for projects that require an environmental
assessment 
• Work closely with contractors on engagement and consultation activities
• Work closely with relevant departments on known Indigenous issues to ensure they are
addressed appropriately through the consultation process
• Monitor evolving legislation, case law and applicable policy 
• Track and record all Indigenous consultation activities 
• Represent the organization at meetings with Indigenous groups and may participate in meetings with local,
provincial and federal government representatives
• Support and implement Indigenous engagement activities and initiatives


The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in communications, Indigenous studies, law or another acceptable degree along with a minimum of 4 years demonstrable experience developing and implementing complex Indigenous consultation and communication strategies around challenging projects. Exceptional research, writing and analytical skills are required.   Established relationships with Lower Mainland Indigenous groups would be considered an asset.

2. Indigenous Consultation Advisor - Planning & Development

Position reports to the Manager of Public Consultation and requires a degree in Indigenous studies, Law or Communications, along with a minimum of 4 years of experience developing and implementing complex Indigenous consultation and communication strategies around challenging projects. Exceptional research, writing and analytical skills are essential to this role. Established relationships with Lower Mainland Indigenous groups would be considered an asset.

Key Duties:

  • Planning and conducting Indigenous consultation on a variety of decisions.
  • Developing, implementing and reviewing consultation plans pursuant to regulatory requirements
  • Work closely with contractors on engagement and consultation activities
  • Monitor evolving legislation, case law and applicable policy 
  • Track and record all Indigenous consultation activities 
  • Act as the organization's day-to-day interface with Indigenous groups 
  • Support and implement Indigenous engagement activities and initiatives
  • Research and prepare briefing notes, letters and other materials

Both of these positions are ideal for self-motivated individuals with excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills, including tact, diplomacy and the ability to liaise effectively and positively with both staff and outside contacts. You also have the ability to analyze individual initiatives in the context of the bigger picture, identify issues, provide advice and escalate situations when necessary. You have an excellent command of the English language, both oral and written and must be a team player with a "customer service" focus. Good organizational skills and flexibility to perform multiple tasks are required.

These are both full-time roles with salaries in the $100k+ range.  Excellent benefits.

Please send your resume to the attention of Kristel Rundmann.




Normal office conditions with occasional evening, weekend and off-site work. Flexibility to occasionally respond to issues during non-working hours.

Very attractive compensation package.  Please send your resume to the attention of Kristel Rundmann.

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