Consultation Advisor, Consultation Department (1 year contract)
Sipekne’katik First Nation
Location: Hammonds Plains, NS
Extended Closing date: July 24, 2019
Sipekne’katik First Nation is inviting applications for the position of Consultation Advisor for the Consultation Department.
Under the direction of the Consultation Manager, the Consultation Advisor will manage consultation files and work collaboratively with the Consultation team and external stakeholders to advance issues of Aboriginal rights and title, sustainable resource development and mitigation of harm to Sipekne’katik’s rights and interests.
• Building relationships with industry proponents, other First Nation communities, and government departments/agencies;
• Responsible for implementing Sipekne’katik’s Consultation Policies internally and externally on designated files;
• Utilize people skills and technical knowledge to manage the consultation process for various resource development related projects;
• Serve as the main point of contact for First Nations, government and proponents related to your files;
• Create and facilitate community education sessions for Sipekne’katik membership on consultation files and policy areas as required;
• Manage emerging issues, and building respectful relationships;
• Plan, coordinate and facilitate consultation events, meetings, workshops for and relating to designated consultation files;
• Prepare and coordinate submissions, correspondence, reports, records, memos, presentations, work plans for designated consultation files;
• Prepare funding proposals and grant applications as necessary;
• Ability to complete funding activity and final reports;
• Ability to create, maintain, and utilize project-based budgets;
• Participate in meetings, internally and externally, as required;
• Open to continuous learning and professional development;
• Maintain and implement confidentiality;
• Follow and respect the Human Resource and Financial Policies of Sipekne’katik; and
• Other duties as assigned by Consultation Manager.
• University degree in a related field (preferably Natural Resources or Environmental Science);
• 1-3 years of directly related experience is required.
• First Nations consultation on natural resources development would be considered an asset.
• Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
• Strong communication and problem-solving skills are essential.
• Excellent relationship management skills.
• Good time management and organizational skills.
• Strong ethics and confidentiality to handle sensitive information.
• Ability to work in fast-paced environment, work under pressure with large caseload and tight deadlines.
• Attention to detail.
• Working knowledge of MS Access; MS Excel; MS PowerPoint; MS Windows; MS Word; MS Outlook.
• Knowledge of Nova Scotia and Federal legislation/regulatory and policy framework relating to Aboriginal peoples and Consultation processes.
• Knowledge of the Nova Scotia Environment Act, the federal Fisheries Act, and provincial and federal Environmental Assessment processes and policies an asset.
• A criminal records check is required.
Please apply with a resume, cover letter, criminal records check and three work references to:
Human Resource Manager
Mail/drop off: 522 Church Street, Indian Brook, NS B0N 1W0
DEADLINE: July 24, 2019
Sipekne’katik reserves the right to refuse any and all applications for employment. The Band will not assume any expenses related to this or any job application process, included and not limited to travel, relocation, and application development. Only those screened in for an interview will be contacted.