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Industry Relations Manager

Company: Mikisew Cree First Nation - Government and Industry Relations
Location : Fort McMurray,AB
Job Description

Job Title:  Industry Relations Manager, Mikisew Cree First Nation
Department: Government & Industry Relations
Reports to: Director
Location: Fort McMurray, GIR Office

Mikisew Cree First Nation – Government and Industry Relations Overview:
The Government and Industry Relations (GIR) is a department of the Mikisew Cree First Nation (MCFN), located in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The GIR is directed by the MCFN Leadership and acts as a liaison between resource developers, operators, government agencies and the community.

Industry Relations Manager Position
The Industry Relations Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of consultation relating to Industry-initiated projects on behalf of the Mikisew Cree First Nation (MCFN).  These responsibilities include both consultation arrangements and the effective negotiation and implementation of Impact Benefit Agreements (IBA’s), as it relates to the GIR’s mandate.  

Key Accountabilities:
• Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the policies, standards, protocols and procedures of the GIR and as directed by the Director;
• Leading and developing the Industry consultation and IBA team to deliver agreed outcomes (quality/timeliness/cost) for agreements and consultation proposals;
• The development of policies, procedures and processes that maximize efficiency and the achievement of desired outcomes relating to Industry consultation and IBA’s;
• Monitoring of existing operating projects, including Industry related issues, identifying relevant concerns and ensuring that performance issues are addressed in a timely and appropriate manner;
• Effective implementation of the regulatory review process relating to Industry initiated projects and proposals;
• Development and implementation of annual plans for the effective delivery of all matters relating to consultation proposals from Industry and the effective implementation of IBA’s;
• Develop and implement consultation protocols between Industry partners and the MCFN community to ensure meaningful consultation, participation, community engagement, and reporting;
• Contributing as a member of the GIR leadership team to the development and delivery of GIR’s strategy and annual planning process;
• Management of financial resources relating to the team’s activities including annual budgeting, monthly reporting and delivery of commitments within allocated resources.


Job Knowledge and Skills:
• Post-secondary degree in Environmental Science, Business Administration, Political Science or related field of study; plus, minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in consultation with Indigenous communities;
• Proven experience of working with and knowledge of legislation, regulations and policies that pertain directly to regional and national Regulatory processes;
• Proven experience in negotiating IBA’s;
• Proven experience anticipating and identifying the need for policy and/or policy revision;
• Exemplary oral and written communication skills in presenting clear and concise findings for decision makers and writing a variety of proposals, policy and procedure drafts, reports and other documentation;
• Excellent analytical, problem-solving, persuasion, and consensus-building skills with the ability to work under pressure and independently within a team environment;
• Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain successful and effective relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts;
• Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and manage shifting priorities to produce results within deadlines;
• Knowledge of the Athabasca Oil Sands region and Indigenous participation within regional development;
• Cultural competency and sensitivity towards Mikisew Cree First Nations cultural traditions with the ability to use sound judgment and diplomacy in high stress/conflict situations;
• Advanced skills in MS Office software; Adobe Acrobat; Community Knowledge Keeper (CKK) database; statistics/data analysis software;
• Project Management Training and/or certification of Project Management, PMP designation is considered an asset;
• Proven ability to maintain confidentiality at all times;
• Valid AB Driver License.

Job Profile Summary:
• Work is performed in an office environment;
• Some evenings and weekends may be required;
• Willingness and ability to travel, including travel to remote areas as required;
• Successful Criminal Record Check;
• Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language is considered an asset.

Job Type: Full-time
Experience: Consultation with Indigenous communities, 5 years (required)
Education: Bachelor’s Degree (required), Master’s Degree (preferred)
Location: Fort McMurray (required)
Salary: Negotiable based on education, experience and skills

The competition closing date for this opportunity is January 23, 2020 at 5:00pm MST
Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to the attention of:
Patricia Hardisty, Operations Manager

Please be advised that only those considered for an interview will be contacted, thank you for your interest