Lands Engagement Specialist

Lands Engagement Specialist

Internal Employment OpportunitiesLands Engagement Specialist

Lands Engagement Specialist

Permanent Full Time

September 28, 2023

North Vancouver

Public Works

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Salary starts at: - $65,143.00 based on qualifications and experience.

Job Summary:

This dynamic position involves working closely with the Lands Office team to lead, design and deliver communications and engagement activities for projects that address a variety of land development and planning issues and concerns.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design and lead inclusive community engagement processes for all Lands Office projects including planning events, facilitating meetings and workshops, developing surveys and other engagement tools for different audiences through a variety of communication medium.
  • Develop community engagement plans, policies and toolkits in collaboration with Communications and other staff departments. Identify appropriate tools to help Lands staff meet engagement objectives, including in-person and digital engagement methods.
  • Advise on process design to help Lands Office staff set appropriate goals and objectives and bring clarity to the purpose of engagement and opportunity to influence decision-making.
  • Liaise with committees, staff departments, and community members.
  • Support the delivery of accessible presentations, summary reports, and other community engagement material and facilitate meetings, engagement or workshops related to land development, land management, environmental matters and other issues as needed.
  • Support project leads in developing and implementing project work plans, budgets and preparing community engagement reports to funders upon request.
  • Assist project leads in project tasks that support engagement, administration, and planning.
  • Assist in administering and implementing the TWN Land Code and related laws, bylaws & policies.
  • Participate as a member of the Lands Office and the Public Works Department team.
  • Perform other duties as required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Periodic oversight of contractors or casual staff.

 Qualifications:

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience working for a First Nations community in one or more of the following subjects: community engagement, land-related research and analysis, and land and resource planning. Required university degree in public policy, planning, communications or a related discipline or any other equivalence.
  • Experience and proficiency in designing and facilitating community engagement processes.
  • Knowledge of land policy development, planning, and administration principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant provincial, federal, and municipal jurisdiction and legislation, and familiarity with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the Indian Act, and the First Nations Land Management Act.
  • Experience planning, facilitating, and developing educational events, online content, social media, events, and workshops with large and small audiences.
  • Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs with a familiarity in social media tools.
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License.
  • Must be willing to participate in job-related workshops, training, seminars, and conferences to upgrade skills and training as required.
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to quickly adapt to situations and multi-tasking with competing deadlines.
  • Ability to provide project conclusions and recommendations in concise written and verbal reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts and to communicate tactfully and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Conflict resolution skills and ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and occasional contentious subject matter.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including constructive listening, verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze information and engagement feedback to provide recommendations and written reports.
  • Creative problem-solving ability.
  • Knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh Nation culture and traditional territory is an asset.

 

Work Conditions:

  1. Physical Demands
  • Significant periods of desk work and occasional field work in variable weather.

 

  1. Mental Focus
  • Must synthesize complex and diverse information while under pressure.
  • Must remain calm, professional, objective, and constructive, even when faced with hostility.
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
  • Adherence to established systems and processes.

 

  1. Environmental Conditions
  • Work independently or as part of a team.
  • Dynamic environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Respond quickly to reassignment of priorities, requiring innovation and resourcefulness.
  • Highly sensitive legal, confidential, and political issues and environment.
  • Occasional meetings outside normal office hours.

 

 

If this role interests you, please click the link below to directly apply.

Lands Engagement Specialist

Or send your Resume and Cover Letter to jobapplications@twnation.ca

We appreciate everyone’s interest in the role, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.