Director, Indigenous Engagement

The National Energy Board (NEB) is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada’s energy industry. It regulates pipelines, energy development and trade in the public interest with safety as its primary concern. The Minister of Natural Resources is responsible for this organization. The NEB was established by Parliament to regulate, among other things, the construction, operation and abandonment of pipelines that cross provincial or international borders, international power lines and designated interprovincial power lines, imports of natural gas and exports of crude oil, natural gas liquids, natural gas, refined petroleum products, and electricity, and oil and gas exploration and production activities in certain areas. The NEB is also charged with providing timely, accurate and objective information and advice on energy matters. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta with regional offices in Montréal, Vancouver and Yellowknife, the NEB has approximately 500 employees and annual budget of over $70 million.

The NEB is recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.

We encourage Aboriginal persons to self-identify as preference will be given to this Employment Equity Group. An Aboriginal person is a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, Métis or Inuit. North American Indians or members of a First Nation include treaty, status or registered Indians, as well as non-status and non-registered Indians. Please note that you will be required to complete the Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation Form (AAAF)

The National Energy Board is currently staffing this position:

Director, Indigenous Engagement

Reporting to the Vice President, Communications and Engagement, the Director, Indigenous Engagement is accountable for the development and implementation of strategies, plans, programs, projects, tools, data and reports to implement the NEB’s program area of Indigenous Engagement. The position is responsible for building and managing a team dedicated to directly engaging and building meaningful relationships with Indigenous people based on the on the recognition and implementation of their right to self-determination, including the inherent right of self-government. The Director, Indigenous Engagement also works across the organization to build internal capacity related to co-development, including enhancing the knowledge, skills and cultural competencies of staff in order to achieve shared goals in partnership with Indigenous people. Further, the Director Indigenous Engagement is accountable for guiding, aligning and reporting on the Indigenous engagement activities undertaken by other business units.

A key component of the Indigenous Engagement program is the coordination of the NEB’s participation in the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee’s for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and Line 3 replacement program. The Director provides strategic advice to the Executive Vice President Transparency and Strategic Engagement, the Vice President Communications and Engagement, senior executives and management related to Indigenous engagement and other related issues. The Director participates as part of the Communications and Engagement Business Unit Leadership Team, contributes to the overall management of this Business Unit and works closely with peers and others across the organization to achieve delivery of multiple departmental outcomes.

The Director is also responsible for the overall success of the Indigenous Engagement team and for the performance and development of each individual on that team. The Director ensures that their team is aligned with and work toward the strategic vision of the Business Unit and the NEB as a whole. The Director facilitates processes, solves problems, recommends changes in policy, procedures and guidelines affecting how work is done; and continuously reviews processes for potential improvements. The Director manages financial resources in accordance with their delegated authority to accomplish Team results and manages the human resources activities of the Team including recruitment, development, managing team schedules and workload priorities, and external contracts.

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We thank all candidates who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration in the process will be contacted. The Public Service of Canada is committed to Employment Equity and to inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.

Preference will be given to qualified Indigenous people.

Closing date: 28 October 2018 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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