West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest products company. We are listed on the TSX and recognized for the sixth time, as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Employers for Recent Graduates. Are you interested in working for a company that offers both a challenging work environment and a rewarding career path?  We are a growing Company looking for talented people to be part of our team. Our North Central Woodlands (NCW) Division has an opportunity for an:

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

Based out of Slave Lake, Alberta, as the Community Engagement Coordinator (CLC) you will report to the NCW Woodlands Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Divisional lead responsible for developing and maintaining positive working relationships with Indigenous communities within the NCW operating area
  • Engage in effective communication with Indigenous communities with respect to divisional forest management activities
  • Lead in the development of divisional consultation and community engagement strategies, including employment and training initiatives
  • Supervise the Divisional Community Liaison Coordinator
  • Work effectively with NCW woods staff to ensure commitments made within community agreements are implemented
  • Assist in scheduling and facilitating meetings between Indigenous communities and divisional staff to consult on forest management plans
  • Communicate regularly with corporate and divisional management with respect to community engagement activities
  • Ensure all consultation and engagement activity is being documented accurately
  • Adhere to all West Fraser and divisional safety policies and practices

Qualifications:

  • Be a highly motivated and team-oriented individual with strong strategic thinking and communication skills
  • Several years of experience in engaging and working with Indigenous communities with respect to resource development activities
  • Competent in facilitating meetings, public communications, public speaking and community engagement
  • Have a good understanding of Indigenous cultures in northern Alberta
  • Have a good understanding of forest management practices as well as Alberta’s Indigenous consultation policies and guidelines
  • Post-secondary education, preferably in Forestry, Indigenous Studies, Communications, or related fields
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite
  • Comfortable with outdoor work, extensive travel, and some evening and weekend work

West Fraser strongly believes in promoting from within and we are looking for an individual who is interested in a full-time, long-term career. The successful candidate should be interested in future growth opportunities within the company.  We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, excellent benefits, an outstanding pension plan, and relocation package.

Slave Lake boasts the second largest lake in Alberta and offers excellent, year-round recreational opportunities. The town of approximately 7,000 residents has all the amenities of a larger center yet maintains the lifestyle of a small community.  For more on Slave Lake, visit: www.slavelake.ca

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply at www.westfraser.com/jobs click “apply now” in green at the top of the page.

For more information on West Fraser and our current opportunities, visit our website at: www.westfraser.com/jobs

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.