Placemaking4G Millbrook First Nation
Millbrook First Nation is a Mi’kmaq community located within the town of Truro, positioned in the hub of Nova Scotia. Millbrook First Nation also has reserve land in Beaver Dam, Sheet Harbour, Dartmouth, and Cole Harbour, along with other privately owned lands near Truro and Sheet Harbour.
Using its geographic location, Millbrook First Nation has thrived in numerous economic development endeavours within the past decade. Economic development projects include but are not limited to the construction of the Truro, Millbrook Power Centre, residential apartment buildings and a gaming centre located in Cole Harbour, and a wharf in Sheet Harbour.
FIRST NATION MEMBERSHIP
Millbrook First Nation to be the economic engine for the benefit of its members.
THIS MOMENT, THIS POSITION
Millbrook First Nation is seeking a flexible and self-motivated Community Engagement Officer to join their team.
Under the direction of the Consultation Manager, this collaborative navigator will engage with community members and develop capacity and knowledge in the community concerning resource-based projects. They will also lead consultations with various stakeholders, levels of government and industry representatives.
The Community Engagement Officer will:
- Build and maintain consensus amongst community members with diverse identities and experiences;
- Communicate and liaise with key stakeholders including community members, clients, partners, government, and industry representatives;
- Identify and utilize modern technology and educational tools to support community communication and collaboration during engagement processes;
- Lead discussions and summarize thematic points;
- Maintain accurate and efficient files pertaining to community projects;
- Support the development of proposals and preparation for funding opportunities related to community engagement programs;
- Maintain high confidentiality and a high level of accuracy;
- Work effectively in a team environment as well as independently; and
- Demonstrate a willingness to work outside of usual office hours as needed;
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- College diploma or University degree in public administration, communications, business administration, social sciences or education in an area related to this position (or equivalent experience).
- Relevant experience in community or public engagement strategies.
- Strong knowledge of research and analytics relating to current and future community engagement best practices.
- Experience using social media.
- Office administration, planning and market analysis.
- Educational and communication tools to support community engagement processes.
- Experience in building and maintaining strong and successful relationships with communities, partner organizations and other stakeholders.
- Organized, with experience in managing projects and planning events.
- A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with and within First Nation communities
- Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle
- Excellent facilitation skills, including the ability to carry out workshops, community engagements, and public presentations for both large and small groups.
- Knowledge in providing culturally-informed, non-judgmental client and community-centric spaces.
- Strong active-listening, note-taking and interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to multi-task and work well in a team environment.
- Effective public speaking, writing and communication skills;
- Analytical and problem-solving skills;
- Computer skills – Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook Calendar, and Zoom; and
- Valid driver’s license and use of a reliable vehicle during working hours.
The successful candidate will be required to obtain or upgrade the following certifications: – Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector) – Child Abuse Registry – First Aid/Level C CPR
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
The ideal contributor for this role is socially aware, passionate, and has excellent organizational and time management skills. They are comfortable facilitating a group environment that reflects diverse opinions, experiences and identities.
They have a strong understanding of social, economic and political concerns and histories in Indigenous communities and possess high standards of discretion, sound judgment and confidentiality in handling sensitive information.
As an effective relationship builder that values trust and collective well-being, this candidate brings a thoughtful and collective approach to their engagement style.
Salary: $50,000 – $60,000 (Range negotiable based on experience)
Pension Plan & Benefits Included
The successful candidate will be required to work from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday – Thursday, and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday. Frequent travel to community sites required.
Location: Millbrook First Nation
STATEMENT OF INTENTION
We are seeking a candidate with knowledge of and cultural sensitivity towards First Nations culture and our way of life.
Preference will be provided to qualified Indigenous peoples, particularly those that identify as Mi’kmaq, and/or who are from Millbrook First Nation.
If accommodation to the recruitment process would help you to present your full contribution potential to the process, we would love to support you.
Applications will be accepted until February 17th, or until the position is filled.
Please include a cover letter that speaks to your experience and offers a glimpse of your personality.
To apply for this job please visit p4g.ca.