Reporting to the Manager of Communications, Engagement and Partnership, your role as a Engagement Specialist includes:
- Working with the Communications Manager to develop and implement improved engagement strategies and plans;
- Leading by example and fostering an environment favorable to partnership and collaboration;
- Sharing your skills, knowledge, and expertise with colleagues, the Board and stakeholders;
- Understanding the needs of the people we serve and the objectives of environmental assessments of major development projects;
- Being able to interpret data, provide insights, and translate findings into strategic conclusions;
- Using your superior writing skills and creativity to create visually appealing documents and presentations; and
- Work on challenging and impactful projects;
The Community Engagement Specialist is also responsible for providing information and education services to communities and community members on the importance and impact of the environmental assessment process. The position includes participating in and assisting with logistical support for environmental assessment meetings and forums in communities; participating in the development of plain language publications, information materials and policies; conducting community-based research; facilitating the incorporation of traditional knowledge into the EIA process and decision making, and providing training to interpreters on the EIA process.
Joining our team means being committed to reconciliation through shared decision making, collaborative and participatory processes, and the inclusion of Indigenous knowledge and worldviews. It means being interested in and passionate about public input to environmental assessments. The ideal candidate wants to share their knowledge, educate, manage relationships, and communicate with clarity.
Qualifications: You should have a University Degree or Diploma in a related field such as Community Relations, Indigenous Studies or Communications, plus more than 2 years of directly related experience in community/Indigenous relations, communications, and/or public education. Experience in the environmental assessment field would be considered and asset. Relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of educational background.
The Review Board will prioritize Indigenous applicants who reside in the NWT provided that they meet the required qualifications.
Email your application by March 11, 2022 to: (Note extension of deadline)
Mark Cliffe-Phillips, Executive Director
Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board
Phone: (867) 766-7055
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.