The Consultation Coordinator is responsible for the development, review, coordination, and implementation of consultation involving the Mikisew Cree First Nation’s (MCFN) , government, industry, communities and other stakeholders.
Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the policies, standards, protocols and procedures of the GIR, and as directed by the Executive Director.
Maintains confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of the GIR .
Provides information and support in the development and review of the GIR Strategic Plan.
Administers the affairs of the Regulatory Affairs Program consistent with the Mission, Vision,Value Statements and formal approved Plans of the GIR.
Provides support administering the financial affairs of the Regulatory Affair’s Program in accordance with approved GIR Financial Policies and Procedures and as directed by the Executive Director .
Assist in the filing system for the GIR.
Provides assistance to the Executive Director in facilitating agreements. Liaises and coordinates, as directed by the Executive Director, with other GIR regulatory personnel and other First Nations.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary in the performance of the position and as assigned by the Executive Director.
Contributes as a team member to the overall plans and objectives of the GIR.
Obtains and reviews all relevant technical documents.
Develops and submits funding proposals and grants in support of GIR.
Participates in industry, government or regional group meetings to ensure the values, concerns, and knowledge of the MCFN are expressed and incorporated.
Represents the MCFN GIR on applicable committees with the community, other First Nations and First Nation organizations, Industry and governments.
Communicates and engages with Leadership, Elders and community members of the MCFN on the status of the environment and environmental issues and concerns in the region.
Develops and provides the Executive Director with regular and special reports and maintains on-going communications with the Executive Director.
Contributes effectively to the GIR team, to include responsibility for :
Assisting the Executive Director by contributing to the development of the annual GIR work plan based on negotiated agreements and identified emerging community issues
Contributing and utilizing the database of Elders’ feedback
Working cooperatively and effectively with GIR staff members
Participating in applicable initiatives, workshops, conferences and meetings
Contributing to GIR communication strategies and activities such as news bulletins, membership and Elders meetings and retreats
Assisting with the organization of and participating in community activities such as the Annual Treaty Days, community meetings and gatherings, and other identified events.
Represents the interests of GIR in consultation development and other related projects and activities.
Regulatory: is responsible for the development and implementation of regulatory review process, providing assistance in facilitating agreement s with industry/companies, and the overseeing and managing of third party technical reviews as assigned.
1. Develops, facilitates and implements regulatory review processes for regional development.
2. Keeps the Executive Director informed of sensitive and important regulatory information, issues and events that may affect the GIR and the GIR.
Project Operations: is responsible for monitoring the existing operating projects, including environmental issues and concerns affecting the MCFN plans, engaging the community, and contributing as a team member to the overall objectives of the GIR. Identifies environmental concerns and issues of the MCFN and ensures the concerns are heard and addressed by the proponents.
Identifies environmental mitigation plans and measures to reduce environmental impacts.
Maintains on-going communication with the proponent to monitor the level of environmental performance and compliance and to address any unforeseen issues.
Disseminate s technical information from any meetings and discussions with the proponent to the MCFN.
Traditional Facilitation: will include responsibility for administering and I or supporting Traditional Land Use / Tradition al Knowledge Studies and the collection of Land and Resource
Use Information, participating in special projects and the general administration of areas of responsibility. Adheres to MCFN Traditional Knowledge Collection Protocol
Liaises with proponent / outside consultant(s) to ensure that their study / work adhere to MCFN Traditional Knowledge Collection Protocols, as required.
Assists proponents I outside consultant s in understanding Traditional Knowledge and how it can be incorporated into their projects and planning processes.
Liaises between the proponent I outside consultant(s) and the Community and assists in cross-cultural communication.
Administers a system for collecting land and resource use information and ensures that work performed corresponds to the system.
Contributes to revising Traditional Knowledge Collection Protocols/Guidelines as requested.
Participates in projects that relate to community involvement, engagement and relationships with the GIR.
Consultation Coordination, in collaboration with MCFN staff and Leadership, is responsible for the development, review, coordination, and assisting in the direct implementation of the MCFN consultation strategy and plan involving government, industry, communities and other stakeholders.
Performs a lead role in the development, review and coordination of an internal and external Consultation Strategy and Plan for the GIR.
Coordinates and administers the on-going consultation requirements and developments of the GIR on resource development, and management as assigned
Coordinates and manages consultation processes with governments as assigned.
Provides assistance to the Government & Industry Relation’s involvement in the regulatory application processes and other activities involving Industry.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS : Consultant Coordinator
REPORTING TO: Executive Director
Post-Secondary Degree in Native Studies, Environmental Sciences, Communications, Business, Political Science and or other
Prefer formal education or training to include grant / foundation management, budgeting, research, negotiations, conflict resolution, and communications and project management
Three to Four (3-4) years working in regulatory, consultation or communications role with First Nations, industry or government.
Experience working with Aboriginal communities
Project management experience
Experience with related software (MS Office, Adobe, etc.)
PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND OTHER SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge and understanding of First Nations’:
needs, issues and concerns about land issues and protection
issues pertaining to treaty rights in relation to the land
Knowledge and understanding of:
the regional environment and awareness of the industry and resource development in the area
regulatory guidelines and processes pertaining to oil sands development
Demonstrated knowledge of related Government Regulations
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and adapt in a flexible and fast paced environment
Strong research skills and work ethic
Excellent / good interpersonal and people management skills including:
Strong team building skills
Strong cultural sensitivity and understanding
Exceptional I strong planning, organizational and coordination skills
Exceptional I strong mediation and conflict management skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
Ability to consistently demonstrate:
tact, discretion and sound judgement
Exceptional I strong analytical and decision-making skills
Demonstrated commitment to fiscal management
Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office
Criminal Records Check
Valid Driver’s License and own transportation
Ability to work flexible hours
Ability to travel as required for the position