Engagement Coordinator and Policy Analyst – Environment & Climate Change
Location: Provincial Head Office
Closing Date: December 13, 2021
Position Status: Full Time (40 hrs per week)
Since its inception in 1928, the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) has governed the Métis within Alberta. The MNA is led by a democratically elected Provincial Council, comprised of a Provincial President, a Vice-President, and six regional Presidents and Vice-Presidents. This Council works toward the mandate of the MNA, supporting practices of transparency, accountability, and inclusiveness for Métis Albertans in governments’ policy and decision-making processes. The MNA promotes and facilitates the advancement of Métis people through self-reliance, self-determination, and self-government. For more information about the MNA, visit http://www.albertametis.com.
The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is recruiting for a full-time Engagement Coordinator and Policy Analyst based in the Provincial Head Office in Edmonton. Reporting to the Manager of Environment and working in support of a passionate and dedicated team of professionals in the MNA’s Environment and Climate Change department, the successful candidate will support the MNA’s efforts to design and undertake environmental initiatives and programs aimed at fulfilling the department’s pillars. These pillars include:
- Protection of Métis tradition and culture
- Reducing impacts on the environment
- Community driven involvement
Working under the supervision of the Manager of Environment, the successful candidate will be required to provide engagement leadership and support to the MNA Environment and Climate Change department to assist with projects and initiatives. The successful candidate will be responsible for organizing and leading citizen engagements (online and in-person), developing print and digital materials to share information with citizens, and assisting with planning and implementation of aspects of environmental monitoring and conservation projects that require citizen involvement. Additionally, the successful candidate will review, provide recommendations, and assist management in liaising with stakeholders regarding environmental policies.
Duties required of this position:
- Plan, implement, and report on community engagement activities, including in-person presentations and discussions, and online engagements. Track community participation at monitoring events, and citizen participation as Community Monitors.
- Develop, review, and assist in the publishing process of promotional and educational print and digital materials supportive of the Environment and Climate Change department’s initiatives, including citizen reports, social media posts, and articles.
- Create, edit, and maintain web-based content related to the Environment and Climate Change Team projects and initiatives.
- Report and analyze feedback and recommendations gathered from community engagement to the MNA and other government organizations and develop recommendations and policy advice for the MNA.
- Act as a liaison between the MNA’s Environment and Climate Change and Communications departments.
- Support Environment and Climate Change activities, including assisting in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and priorities of the MNA.
- Provide support for Environment and Climate Change project field activities, including environmental monitoring, site visits, and community events.
- Develop and maintain constructive working relationships and partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders, including other MNA departments, project partners, contractors, governments, and businesses.
- Maintain awareness of government policies and programs related to Environment and Climate Change and provides briefings and recommendations to the MNA.
- Help develop policy positions on government affairs and legislative issues, as well as other issues as required.
- Answer and direct calls and email inquiries from citizens regarding matters related to the Environment and Climate Change department’s activities, projects, and initiatives.
- Assist the Environment and Climate Change department with fulfilling information requests from citizens.
- Other duties as required.
Skills & Competencies
The Engagement Coordinator and Policy Analyst must be a team player who is able to work with staff and MNA citizens across the province, understand environmental management and monitoring, and have a passion and demonstrated experience with citizen engagements and working with Indigenous communities. Other required knowledge, skills, and qualifications include:
- Exemplary written and verbal communication skills, strong report writing capability, and a proven ability to produce quality work.
- Strong presentation skills with the ability to work with and convey messages to different audiences.
- A proven ability to deal with a high volume of work in a complex environment with multiple demands and critical timelines.
- Ability to remain organized, multi-task, and manage time effectively under tight and competing deadlines.
- Demonstrated flexibility and adaptabilities.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationships.
- Strong cultural sensitivity and ability to work collaboratively with community members.
- Strong political sensitivity and awareness, with the ability to deal with confidential information.
- Able to interact professionally and diplomatically with people at all levels of an organization and with multiple external stakeholders.
- Ability to work with a team or independently.
- Strong computer skills and an ability to learn and use a variety of software.
- Knowledge of, and experience in, environmental monitoring or conservation is an asset.
- Knowledge and/or experience working in government/on government policies is an asset.
- Knowledge of Métis history, culture, and people is a definite asset.
- Experience in citizen engagement, outreach, and/or educational efforts that benefit the community is an asset.
- Experience in proposal writing and completing applications is an asset.
- Minimum of a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Indigenous Studies, Community Engagement, Sociology, Anthropology, Environmental Sciences, or related field.
- Minimum 1 year of community engagement experience, including gathering feedback on communities’ needs, advising on plans to address them, and presenting to multiple audiences.
- Ability to work a regular schedule of Monday to Friday 8:30 – 4:30, as well as frequent evenings and weekends.
- Ability and willingness to travel within Alberta. This position will require up to 30% travel.
- Additional, less frequent, out-of-province travel may also occur, with advanced notice.
- Must have a valid class 5 driver’s license and an operational vehicle.
Please apply online at http://albertametis.com/careers/
The Métis Nation of Alberta thanks all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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