Manager – Indigenous Lands Relations & Negotiations

Manager – Indigenous Lands Relations & Negotiations

Job Information
Author vkommestelus
Date July 25, 2022
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company TELUS Communications
Salary $99,000 - Annual
Location AB or BC
Category Communications
Contact Information
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Are you a coach-like leader that is excited to utilize your negotiation and creative problem solving skills to support the team negotiating land, access and relationship agreements with Indigenous governments in British Columbia and Alberta?

Our team develops and executes TELUS’ corporate Reconciliation Commitments and Action Plan in collaboration with business units across TELUS. Part of the Customer Network Implementation team, our team delivers on a world-class customer experience by expanding our fibre-optic infrastructure directly to homes and businesses to Indigenous communities across British Columbia and Alberta. This portfolio is on the cutting edge of innovation in the telecommunications space where TELUS is actively engaged with Indigenous communities to identify opportunities to expand broadband technology and services to areas otherwise unreachable. This is a fast-growing portfolio and one of the most strategic programs at TELUS.

Here’s the impact you’ll make and what we’ll accomplish together

A proven leader with a strategic mindset and passion for coaching high-performing teams towards action, you will support a team of professional subject matter experts responsible for ensuring TELUS fulfills its regulatory obligations and agreement commitments on Indigenous lands, in a meaningful and respectful manner. As Manager of Indigenous Lands Relations you will play a key role in aligning our Lands Relations portfolio to our Reconciliation commitments, including evolving our relationships with Indigenous governments and key federal and provincial government stakeholders, while ensuring TELUS’ interests are protected.

Here’s how

  • Lead the development of new and strategic processes and agreements that advance TELUS’ relationships with Indigenous communities and are in alignment with our Reconciliation commitments
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills with a bias towards creative and innovate solutions you are confident with contractual language, ideally in the context of land tenures and can coach and support the team to ensure TELUS fulfills its regulatory obligations and agreement commitments on Indigenous Lands
  • Identify best practices, establish policies and procedures and drive process improvement and efficiency opportunities with the team and internal TELUS stakeholders to support predictable, consistent and positive experiences internally and externally
  • With an understanding of the regulatory landscape in British Columbia and Alberta as it relates to Indigenous Lands you will collaborate with partners across TELUS to enable the delivery and operation of TELUS’ infrastructure in adherence to relevant Indigenous, federal and provincial law
  • Maintain, build and deepen honest and respectful long-term relationships with Indigenous governments and leaders and key stakeholders including BC Hydro and Indigenous Services Canada
  • Known for your curious mind, creativity and problem solving, you are able to exercise decision making with moderate level of risk and ambiguity, while adapting and anticipating changes

You are the missing piece of the puzzle if you have

  • Strategic and creative mindsight with demonstrated experience resolving complex problems and issues, which may require innovation, adaptation or deviation from existing policies and programs
  • Experience and passion for coaching for engaged and high-performing teams
  • A demonstrated history of building successful relationships and negotiating agreements with Indigenous communities and experience supporting implementation of successful Infrastructure development projects with Indigenous groups in Alberta or BC and an established network of contacts
  • Understanding of land management regimes on Indigneous lands (including reserves under the Indian Act, Land Code, modern and historic treaties, and self-government) and experience with real estate agreements, land tenures, leases
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the unique history, cultures and rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and passion for supporting Reconciliation
  • A proven track record for consistently delivering results and effectively meeting program milestones
  • A demonstrated history of bringing groups together, and collaborating with influence while navigating complex teams to gain cross-functional stakeholder buy-in
  • Confidence in working with all levels of an organization, you are persuasive, attentive and have an ability to provide insight and make recommendations based on your analysis
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, with experience reporting to executive and external audiences
  • An undergraduate degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent education and/or experience
  • Relevant experience may include positions that entailed managing projects and/or complex multi-phase projects, negotiation, supervising teams and staff performance


  • An understanding of telecommunications network infrastructure, deployment and operations
  • Understanding of TELUS products & services
  • Proficiency with Google Suite (Slides, Docs, Drive, Hangouts etc.)

Who is TELUS?

You are part of a high-performing team of individuals who collectively make TELUS one of the leading telecommunications companies in Canada. Your passion for demonstrating our values and delivering on our Customers First commitments helps to drive our success, ultimately making a difference for our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our team.

Thinking of taking your career at TELUS in a different direction? Then apply online today. This just might be the right move for you.

At TELUS, you create future friendly® possibilities.

At TELUS, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

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