Job Posting | Community Engagement Associate

Saugeen Ojibway Nation
JOB POSTING | Community Engagement Associate

Member of Saugeen Ojibway Nation Preferred




Environment Office Saugeen Ojibway Nation


Communications Manager

Accountable to:                               

Environment Office Manager

Term of Employment:

Full Time


$38,000 – $57,000 annually (commensurate with qualifications and experience)

Hours of Work:                                 

37.5 hours/week (Monday to Friday – some weekends and evenings may be required)


The Community Engagement Associate (CEA) reports to the Saugeen Ojibway Nation Environment Office (SONEO) Communications Manager, and develops and maintains the Community Engagement Platform (CEP). The CEA works with the Communications Manager, Events Coordinator, and file leads to design and implement community engagement plans for SONEO files or programs. The CEA will create detailed project plans for presentation to the SONEO Manager and Joint Council. The CEA creates metrics to gauge community engagement performance and tracks, records, and assesses the progress of each engagement plan. The CEA will assist in preparing presentation materials on a broad range of topics, covering all files in the SONEO, as well as projects identified by the Joint Council. The CEA documents all aspects of community engagement for later review. The CEA is outgoing and comfortable speaking to groups of SON members, as well as individuals, in the office, public forums, or while canvassing members in their homes. The CEA is a fluent computer user, highly skilled with office suite software and website tools, and adept with popular social media platforms.


Post-secondary accreditation in one of the following areas: Communications, Public Administration, Project Management, Education, Indigenous Studies, Business Administration – or equivalent experience for a minimum of 3 years

● Minimum of 2 years recent experience facilitating community or public engagement

● Minimum of 2 years recent experience working with First Nations

● Minimum of 2 years recent experience in a project management role

● Valid Ontario G driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for work

● Willingness to provide the results of a Criminal Background Check

● Willingness to take all reasonable and necessary precautions to ensure personal health & safety and that of fellow workers


● Excellent written and verbal communication skills

● Able to convey technical or complex information in non-technical terms to a variety of audiences in both written and verbal formats

● Excellent time management and organizational skills

● Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment

● Familiar with project management techniques and software

● Proficient with office suite software

● Ability to track and meet timelines

● Can-do attitude and strongly motivated to succeed



● Create file-specific engagement plans in collaboration with Communications Manager and appropriate committees

● Produce budgets, resource requirements, and timelines for engagement plans

● Work closely with SON EO Event Planner on logistics of events

● Supervise implementation of the engagement plans

● Devise metrics to evaluate success of engagement plans


● Engage required human resources for each event

● In collaboration with the SON EO Event Planner, coordinate all aspects of the engagement plans to ensure success

● Document engagement activities for review, evidence and evaluation


● Prepare and present quarterly budget reports for engagement plans

● Prepare quarterly reports summarizing community engagement activities and success rates

● Maintain project files, complete monthly reports and observe required document retention requirements

● Maintain all creative assets for future review and re-use.

Closing Date: EXTENDED to March 29, 2019. Band members and persons of Aboriginal Heritage are encouraged to apply. Forward cover letter and resume to:

Attention: Saugeen Ojibway Nation Environment Office,
Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, 135
Lakeshore Blvd. Neyaashiinigmiing, Ontario, N0H 2T0.

Identify position applied for on outside of the envelope. Fax (519) 534-5525. Packages may also be emailed to: . Further information or a copy of the position description is available by visiting the Saugeen Ojibway Nation Band Office or by calling (519) 534-5507.

All applications are appreciated however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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