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Site Engagement Associate, Indigenous Engagement (Northwestern ON)

Job IDED-7E-B9-7B-DD-D9
CompanyNuclear Waste Management Organization
LocationNorthwestern Ontario
Date Posted2021-08-26
Posted Until2021-09-25
Job TypeFixed-term
Job CategoryUtilities
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The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is responsible for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel in Canada. The approach it is implementing, known as Adaptive Phased Management (APM), involves developing a centralized underground repository, supported by a robust social and technical research program in collaboration with Canadian universities, consultants and international waste management organizations.

Join our growing team of scientists, engineers and other professionals to work collaboratively with Canadians in implementing our management approach in a manner that safeguards people and respects the environment, now and in the future.

Site Engagement Associate, Indigenous (Northwestern Ontario)
(2 Year Fixed Term – 3 positions available)

We are in search of a talented professional with a strong interest and extensive experience in Indigenous relations and public engagement to join a team of social and technical scientists to support this process.

The successful candidate would be called up to conduct engagement programs with Indigenous organizations and communities, represent the NWMO in public dialogue and events and be accountable for supporting on-going relationships within the assigned region.

You will apply extensive experience in community work along with your knowledge of Indigenous studies, social sciences and community development and be “hands on” in the daily implementation of our work. You will have extensive experience in project and control management, budget development and community relations and will have managed complex projects. You will provide advice and support to the team in the development and success of the Indigenous engagement program.

The successful candidate must be willing to learn, to take initiative, to be able to communicate clearly, plan and organize well, to trouble-shoot and problem solve. Other personal skills include the ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently, and a “can do” attitude with a track record of leadership and success in varied endeavors.
Start DateAs soon as possible
Education Requirements4 year university education in Indigenous studies, environmental studies, public policy development/administration, and/or sociology or by having the equivalent education.
Experience• Over 6 years and up to and including 8 years is considered necessary to gain this experience.
• Knowledge of community development, public engagement and public policy and understanding of Indigenous organizational structure and culture in Canada and Indigenous consultation.
• Public engagement and indigenous relations experience on projects involving multiple interests.
• Have proven organizational skills, be a self-starter who can work independently and in a team environment that is dedicated to excellence.
• Demonstrated background in working with the general public and Indigenous people in a variety of settings with increasing level of complexity in relationships.
• Have demonstrated financial and project management skills in planning and executing project activities.
• Have an ability to be flexible, and meet new challenges as arise, in a demanding and dynamic environment.
• Preference will be given to applicants with an understanding of Indigenous communities and culture in Ontario.
• Preference will be given to applicants who reside in Northwestern Ontario or are willing to relocate.

You must be eligible to work in Canada and must be able to meet security clearance requirements.

Work SettingsThis position will require frequent travel within the assigned region and must locate in the area.
OtherWe offer a competitive base salary and comprehensive health care benefits package.

Contract Term: asap to December 31, 2023.

The NWMO is committed to contribute to reconciliation in all its work by co-creating a shared future built on rights, equity and well-being. As an employment equity employer NWMO actively seeks Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, and additional diverse identities for our workforce. The NWMO will provide accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation, please Contact Us.
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Please submit your application by September 6, 2021.