Community Engagement Lead

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PURPOSE

The Treaty One Nation (T1N) government secretariat provides support to the Governing Council of the seven Treaty One Nations of Brokenhead, Long Plain, Peguis, Roseau River, Sagkeeng, Sandy Bay, and Swan Lake First Nations.  The T1N is responsible for asserting and protecting the Nations’ Treaty rights, and for developing a nation-to-nation relationship with the federal government.  The T1N works in partnership with the Treaty One Development Corporation (T1DC) in reclaiming and developing Treaty One lands and resources to enhance and improve the economic well-being of the seven Treaty One Nations.

An important principle of the T1N is community engagement and information sharing.  The T1N is seeking an experienced Community Engagement Coordinator to ensure effective and timely communications with the seven Treaty One Nations, with partners and stakeholders, and with the T1DC. This position would also facilitate the Promise Keepers’, Knowledge Keepers’, and Women’s Councils, as well as provide some traditional Anishinaabe spiritual guidance and insight into the T1N operations. This full-time position reports to the Executive Director.

The Treaty One Nation:

  • Focuses on its employees’ creativity and their professional development;
  • Has a rich and diverse range of career opportunities;
  • Is a respectful workplace that celebrates diversity and equality for all; including a zero tolerance for harassment and lateral violence; and
  • Fosters a healthy work-life balance, spiritual wellness, and encourages land-based learning and teambuilding.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary school diploma in Communications or Business Administration, or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • An understanding of Treaties, and in particular, the numbered Treaties in Canada, Anishinaabe family clans and governance, as well as some knowledge of the Indian Act and colonial government structures.
  • Recent experience developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with First Nations, and with local non-profit organizations and non-governmental organizations.
  • Experience developing effective communications strategies and plans for First Nations.
  • Experience working with Indigenous organizations or communities.
  • Experience in organizing meetings or events, including chairing and presenting to groups, and providing briefing notes and updates to senior management and elected leadership.

The following are also desirable qualifications for applicants:

  • Ability to communicate in Anishinaabe.
  • Knowledge of Anishinaabe (and Dakota) culture, and of regional Indigenous organizations and partnerships.
  • Ability to work with communities to assess and communicate needs and priorities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and share information.

Interviews will be used to assess skills in:

  • Engagement – Working effectively with people.
  • Demonstrating Integrity and respect
  • Initiative
  • Judgement
  • Ability to comprehend and communicate in Anishinaabe (as needed)

Written tests may be used to assess skills in:

  • Reading, writing, and comprehension of information in English

Conditions of employment:

  • Various security clearances including Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check;
  • Willing and able to work overtime as required;
  • Willing and able to travel including holding a valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle when required.

Preference:

Preference will be given to Treaty One members and to First Nations citizens, in that order.  Women and Two-spirited/non-binary persons are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, with resume, along with 3 professional references and salary expectations to:

Ardell Boubard, Human Resource Manager
Treaty One Nation Government
103-1075 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0R8

Email: aboubard@treaty1.ca

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL9, 2021 @ 4:30 PM

We thank all who apply; however, only those considered for interview will be contacted.  Miigwetch.

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