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Public Engagement Coordinator – Contract

Apply before: February 8th, 2023

Reports To: Manager, Stakeholder & Rightsholder Engagement

Type: Full time, contract until June 30, 2023 with possibility of permanent employment

Location: This position will involve flexible working arrangements from home, at the Creative Fire shared workspaces (Saskatoon) and travel to client and project locations around Saskatchewan.

What we offer:

Creative Fire is a 100% Indigenous-owned consulting agency that provides expert support in research, strategy, and creative execution. With deep Indigenous roots and more than two decades working alongside institutions, companies, and leaders in Indigenous and non-Indigenous settings, we know that forging relationships between these two worlds poses challenges that takes unwavering commitment to solve. We help bridge gaps of understanding and build connections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples and corporations to advance Reconciliation. From corporate reporting and recruitment to community and public relations, we work with clients to address their most important business, engagement, and communications needs.

 

We are looking for team members who are passionate about inclusive, creative and authentic public, stakeholder and Rightsholder engagement. You will support clients in planning, implementing and evaluating public engagement processes to support effective decision-making. Our team supports clients working towards sustainability, Reconciliation and energy solutions for a net zero world, including utilities, crown corporations, government departments and private companies.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with clients and colleagues to develop impactful engagement workplans that align with existing strategy.
  • Plan and implement digital and in-person public engagement activities, including event coordination and logistics, note-taking, public outreach, facilitation and reporting.
  • Gathers, analyzes and synthesizes public engagement data into comprehensive reports, ensuring results can be applied to decision-making processes.
  • Reviews and contributes to communications plans, materials and assets to support engagement.
  • Stays current on latest trends and best practices, provide insight and guidance to leadership, other teams and colleagues on topics related to community engagement and public participation.

Skills

  • Excellent listening, interpersonal and communication skills, comfortable navigating new environments and engaging people in conversation.
  • Organized, focused and able to manage multiple tasks, while delivering on time and on budget.
  • Develop and maintain trusting relationships with clients.
  • Bring a “listen first” approach to all projects.
  • Passionate about community engagement and meaningful participation.
  • Ability to work in a remote/hybrid team atmosphere and receive guidance to execute on detailed strategies.
  • Capable facilitator, with experience planning and delivering meetings and workshops with internal and external stakeholders.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma or degree in social sciences, planning, communications, community development, public administration or policy, or a related discipline, plus a minimum of 2 years of directly related experience OR no post-secondary education and a minimum of 4 years of directly related experience.
  • Directly related experience must include planning and implementing at least one of the following: policy, programs, communications campaigns, public outreach materials, and/or consultation and engagement strategies.
  • Training by the International Association of Public Participation or other formal training in public engagement is an asset.
  • Experience working in interdisciplinary teams and highly dynamic work environments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in Indigenous issues in Canada, including Indigenous governance, community development, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action.
  • This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Diversity, inclusion and accessibility :

As a purpose-driven company, we believe we can contribute to a more progressive, inclusive, and diverse Canada. We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in our work and fostering it within our business. We are always looking for candidates who can expand our team culture and bring new strengths and perspectives to the work, and strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds and identities. An equitable and accessible recruitment process is a key part of our approach. Please let us know if we can offer accommodations for you in the recruitment process or if you have feedback on how to make our recruiting more accessible.

How to apply:

As a diverse and inclusive employer, we encourage all qualified and interested candidates to apply. Your application should include:

  • 1-page cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position and why you are the ideal candidate
  • Résumé (maximum of 3 pages)
  • Send resume and cover letter to https://desnedhe.com/careers/
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