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Manitoba Sustainable Community Economic Development Lead

Company: www.nature.org
Location : Winnipeg,MB
Company Profile

Nature United is a Canadian charity affiliated with The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest conservation organization with over 3,000 staff, 600 scientists and 1 million supporters worldwide. Established in 2014, Nature United is headquartered in Toronto and builds on the Conservancy’s long history of conservation achievements in Canada.
Our organization brings innovative solutions, local partnerships and global experience to Canada’s vast conservation opportunities. Recognizing that people and nature are interdependent, we believe that healthy communities and economic prosperity are integral to achieving sustainable, large-scale conservation results. Our organization is honoured to work with many Indigenous partners. We recognize and respect the Indigenous Peoples of Canada—First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nations¬—as the original rights-holders of the lands and waters in Canada. We are committed to gaining deeper awareness of the history and enduring impacts of colonialism, and to building partnerships based on reconciliation, as well as respect, equity, open dialogue, integrity and mutual accountability.

Visit www.natureunited.ca and www.nature.org to learn more.

Job Description

The Manitoba Sustainable Community Economic Development Lead supports the scoping and creation of sustainable economic development opportunities with interested Indigenous communities in a 9-million-hectare region of northern Manitoba (FML-2) that is situated entirely within Treaty 5 territory. Part of this role is to connect communities with existing opportunities and create enabling conditions for advancing sustainable economic development opportunities.

Nature United is committed to working in partnership with Indigenous communities to support increased authority of Indigenous peoples to steward their lands and waters. Nature United’s work with Indigenous peoples is informed by a “rights-based approach” and predicated on building respectful relationships, being community-driven, and collaboration. The Manitoba Sustainable Community Economic Development Lead will work to advance one of the key pillars of Nature United’s conservation work which includes supporting local, sustainable economics by: building community economic development capacity to advance partner’s priorities; facilitating access to new sustainable economic development opportunities; and building networks and facilitating collaboration amongst diverse interests. This is a full-time, 3-year term salaried position. For more details and the full position description, please visit: Job #48149 at www.nature.org/careers 


• Business degree, BA/BS, or law and least 5 years of experience in business/economic development or equivalent combination of education and experience;
• Experience with Indigenous community engagement;
• Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communications for diverse audiences;
• Proficiency in applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Web Browsers; and
• Experience developing partnerships, managing contracts and negotiating agreements.


• Master’s degree in related field and 7 years of experience in Indigenous and rural community economic development;
• Success partnering with Indigenous governments and communities in a manner that strengthens their leadership and capacity;
• Knowledge of and experience implementing sustainable economic development principles in successful projects;
• Experience working with various economic sectors including tourism, forestry, and mining;
• Experience negotiating complex agreements with government and industry;
• Experience with designing and facilitating workshops and diverse group dialogues; and
• Familiarity with Indigenous communities in Manitoba.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 18, 2019 at 11:59PM EST [10:59PM CST]

Please apply to Job #48149 at www.nature.org/careers, and submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.

Nature United  is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to building a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce, based on  the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders with diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultures. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colours, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.