Site Engagement Associate – Aboriginal Engagement

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Author aflynn
Date June 26, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Nuclear Waste Management Organization
Salary tbd - Per Hour
Location Northwestern Ontario
Category Nonprofit
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Site Engagement Associate – Aboriginal Engagement (Northwestern Ontario – Two-Year Fixed Term)

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 – Aboriginal Engagement (Northwestern Ontario) (Two-Year Fixed Term)

We are in search of a talented professional with a strong interest and extensive experience in aboriginal 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 Aboriginal 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 aboriginal 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 aboriginal 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.


  • 4 year university education in aboriginal studies, environmental studies, public policy development/administration, and/or sociology or by having the equivalent education.
  • 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 Aboriginal organizational structure and culture in Canada and Aboriginal consultation.
  • Public engagement and aboriginal 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 Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal communities and culture in Northern Ontario.
  • Preference will be given to applicants resident in Northwestern Ontario or willing to re-locate.
  • This position will require frequent travel within assigned region.
  • This successful candidate must locate in the area and be prepared to travel frequently.

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

We offer competitive base salary and comprehensive health care benefits package.

The NWMO supports the principles and practices of diversity and is committed to providing a respectful, accessible, and inclusive environment for all persons with disabilities in a way that is respectful of the dignity and independence of people with disabilities and in a manner which takes into account the person’s disability and embodies the principles of integration and equal opportunity. The NWMO will provide accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, please Contact Us.

Please submit your application via e-mail quoting Site Engagement Associate – Aboriginal Engagement (Northwestern Ontario) to:

Or via mail to:

NWMO, Attn: Janet David
22 St. Clair Avenue East, 6th floor
Toronto, Ontario, M4T 2S3

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