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Posted Date 1 week ago(4/10/2024 8:21 AM)
PROJECT LEAD, INDIGENOUS RELATIONS Victoria   BC Ferries recognizes that we operate in the territory of over 80 First Nations who have cared for the land and waters up and down the coast of British Columbia since time immemorial.   The opportunity BC Ferries provides all major passenger and vehicle ferry services for coastal communities along the west coast of BC.  Starting with just two ferries providing service on a single route, we have grown to a fleet of 39 ferries moving over 22 million passengers and 8 million vehicles every year across 25 routes.  We are also an asset-owner responsible for operating, maintaining, and replacing significant marine and shore-based infrastructure at our 47 terminals, many of which pre-date modern consultation with First Nations.   Today, the Terminal Construction team has a large portfolio of capital construction projects, all of which are in First Nations territories.  The Indigenous Relations team is looking for a Project Lead to join our team and support Terminal Construction in engagement and consultation activities.   The Role As a Project Lead, you work closely with our Terminal Construction team to support engagement and consultation activities and provide strategic advice.  Your goal is to support and streamline engagement and consultation and to reach agreement with First Nations on project plans and activity. You also support senior leadership in negotiation and implementation of business-to-business and relational agreements that contribute to effective and durable relationships with First Nations.   Reporting to the Indigenous Relations Manager, you add value and are energized by key areas of oversight such as: - Acting as a key advisor to the Indigenous Relations Manager and Terminal Construction - Acting as first point of contact for First Nations for project engagement and consultation, and representing the organization in a culturally sensitive manner - Leading and facilitating project engagement and consultation with First Nations, in person and virtually, to support meaningful engagement and construction project timelines - Corresponding regularly by email and telephone with First Nations to establish contacts and relationships and identifying interests, opportunities and concerns, particularly as they relate to current or future projects, and liaising with and advising Terminal Construction in efforts to simplify engagement and reach agreement - Sharing knowledge and providing advice and guidance to other departments within BC Ferries to support engagement activities or policy development - Supporting the development of cultural awareness and capacity building within the organization by developing workshop materials and presenting at workshops or lunch & learns, including speaking to areas of expertise - Coordinating with the Indigenous Relations Manager, Relationship Leads and Terminal Construction to support a common understanding of status of projects and relationships with Nations, including a landscape view of project activities, impacts and benefits, and to provide strategic advice and proposed next steps - Drafting, researching and engaging with First Nations to support the Indigenous Relationship Manager in developing engagement and consultation plans, corporate policies, and other Indigenous relations strategies   What you bring to the team You have a degree in Indigenous studies, anthropology, public administration, or related field. You bring five years’ experience managing relationships with or on behalf of Indigenous communities. You also have experience building cultural awareness, understanding or capacity in an organization, as well as construction project or project management experience. Project Management education or certification is considered an asset. Preference will be given to candidates who identify as Indigenous.   Join us! If this sounds like your next great career move, please submit your cover letter and resume by April 24.   Additional information The target salary range: $81,100 to $101,300 per annum.  The starting salary is determined based on the successful candidate’s knowledge, experience and internal equity. Starting salary may exceed the target range on exceptional basis.   "We connect communities and customers to people and places important in their lives” At BC Ferries, our employees are our most important assets in delivering our commitment to customer safety, service and satisfaction. We support employment equity and diversity in the workplace and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who reflect our ever-changing workplace. We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Type
Full Time
Location
Victoria
Closing Date
4/24/2024
Posted Date 1 week ago(4/10/2024 8:15 AM)
RELATIONSHIP LEAD, INDIGENOUS RELATIONS Victoria or Nanaimo   BC Ferries recognizes that we operate in the territory of over 80 First Nations who have cared for the land and waters up and down the coast of British Columbia since time immemorial.   The opportunity As a critical member of the Indigenous Relations team, the Relationship Lead supports ongoing dialogue and negotiations, and respond to new requests for engagement from BC Ferries to realize economic benefits and cultural recognition resulting from activities occurring within their territories.   The Role Under the direction of the Indigenous Relations Manager, you work directly with First Nations and BC Ferries staff to plan and facilitate reconciliation and relationship building activities. You also support senior leaders in the negotiation and implementation of business-to-business and relational agreements that contribute to sustainable and mutually respectful relationships with First Nations.   Reporting to the Indigenous Relations Manager, you add value and are energized by key areas of oversight such as: - Acting as first point of contact for First Nations and representing the organization in a culturally sensitive manner - Leading and facilitating meetings with First Nations, and proactively meeting in-person up and down the coast, as well as virtually - Corresponding regularly by email and telephone with First Nations to establish contacts and relationships - Sharing knowledge and providing advice and guidance to other departments within BC Ferries to support engagement activities or policy development - Supporting the development of cultural awareness and capacity building within the organization by developing workshop materials and presenting at workshops or lunch & learns, including speaking to areas of expertise - Leading coordination of cultural recognition or community events to celebrate milestones and achievements or to further relationships - Drafting correspondence, briefing materials, and meeting materials - Documenting outcomes of meetings with First Nations, including identifying potential risks, opportunities, and areas of interest - Drafting, researching and engaging with First Nations to support the Indigenous Relationship Manager in developing engagement and consultation plans, corporate policies, and other Indigenous relations strategies - Participating in project-related engagement and consultation, in collaboration with the Project Lead and Terminal Construction, to support meaningful engagement and construction project timelines   What you bring to the team You are exceptional in building cultural awareness, understanding and capacity within an organization. You have a degree in Indigenous studies, anthropology, public administration, or related field. You bring five years’ experience managing relationships with or on behalf of Indigenous communities.   Preference will be given to candidates who identify as Indigenous.   Join us! If this sounds like your next great career move, please submit your cover letter and resume by April 24.   Additional information The target salary range: $81,100 to $101,300 per annum.  The starting salary is determined based on the successful candidate’s knowledge, experience and internal equity. Starting salary may exceed the target range on exceptional basis.   "We connect communities and customers to people and places important in their lives” At BC Ferries, our employees are our most important assets in delivering our commitment to customer safety, service and satisfaction. We support employment equity and diversity in the workplace and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who reflect our ever-changing workplace. We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Type
Full Time
Location
Victoria