Community Engagement Specialist

Manitoba Metis Federation Posted: April 13th, 2021
Expires: April 15th, 2021
Location
Churchill, Canada

Description

Posting #21-005-07

The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the official democratic and self-governing representative for the Metis Nation’s Manitoba Metis Community. The Manitoba Metis are Canada’s Negotiating Partners in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.

The MMF seeks to fill one full-time term Community Engagement Specialist position within our Energy, Infrastructure, and Resource Management Department located in Churchill, MB. This term has an end date of March 31, 2022, with a possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Conservation Coordinator, the Community Engagement Specialist acts as a central point of contact in the north within the Department. The incumbent works with the Canadian Coast Guard, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the MMF to build capacity within the Metis Government, identify regional Metis priorities, and create a better communication stream between all three parties.

Job Duties/Competencies:

  • Engage with the Manitoba Metis Community’s citizens and harvesters to better understand and represent their historical and contemporary resource use, cultural and heritage resource concerns, and conservation and ecological concerns;
  • Facilitate citizen involvement in project planning and decision-making in northern initiatives;
  • Coordinate work associated with the facilitation of meetings, community consultation sessions, teleconferences, etc.;
  • Analyze legislation and regulations, project descriptions, and assessment materials for potential impacts to Metis Citizens and their resource use;
  • Research and develop surveys and interview questions related to regional priorities;
  • Participate in research and monitoring projects in the greater Wapusk National Park ecosystem.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social or natural sciences or related discipline; a combination of education and experience will be considered;
  • Experience in research and/or program development;
  • Experience working with leadership and in community settings;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and time management skills;
  • Experience working with boards and/or committees is preferred;
  • Experience working for a not-for-profit organization and Indigenous community is an asset;
  • Knowledge of Metis culture, MMF programs and services is a definite asset;
  • Ability to travel and possess a valid Manitoba Driver’s license.

Please submit your resume and cover letter, referencing the job posting number by Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

The MMF requires a satisfactory criminal record check prior to commencement of employment. The MMF will accept existing criminal record checks if dated within 3 months of your start date. Obtaining this document is not a guarantee of employment. Preference will be given to qualified Metis applicants and they are encouraged to self-identify on their cover letter. The MMF encourages internal applicants to apply for career opportunities within our Government.

MMF Human Resources Department
300-150 Henry Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0J7
Email to: jobs@mmf.mb.ca
Fax to (204) 947-1816

All our job postings can be found at: www.mmf.mb.ca.