Senior - Aboriginal Affairs Specialist

Mississauga, ON

My client in Toronto/Mississauga, Ontario is looking for a Senior Aboriginal Affairs Specialist to join their team! This individual will lead Traditional Studies Projects (Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Land Use), and provide consultation with regards to Aboriginal matters on a variety of projects. Duties and Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: • Advise clients on Aboriginal consultation requirements and strategies • Coordinate and direct the work through project teams • Manage and monitor project timelines • Assist with proposal requests • Prepare Traditional Knowledge sections for Environmental Impact Assessment • Prepare field programs according to project objectives and timelines • Conduct interviews in Aboriginal communities • Liaise with internal Project Managers and external Clients Required Skills and Qualifications for this position will include: • Master’s degree in relevant discipline: sociology, anthropology, native studies, cultural studies etc. • More than 10 years of recent experience contributing to Environmental Impact Assessment projects • Demonstrated experience with proposal and report writing • Experience working with Canadian Aboriginal communities (preferably in the Ontario region) • Awareness of culturally sensitive issues • Ability to manage multiple projects • Proven ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external clients • Exceptional organizational skills • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Strong team player; able to work with multi disciplines to achieve a common goal • Adaptable; able to quickly adapt to project scope changes • Delivers; always remain client focused • Must have the willingness and the ability to help with Business Development and Client Development Our client is an award winning company that strives to be the leader in environmental and ground engineering in Canada and worldwide. It’s team-oriented approach and respect for all their employees ranks them as one of the “Best Employers” in Canada, and one of the “Best Managed” private companies in the engineering industry. Cultural Sciences, Environmental Impact Assessment, Traditional Knowledge, Traditional land Use, Traditional Studies, Aboriginal, First Nations, Business Development, Client Development

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