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Director, Indigenous Relations

🔍 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Canada Alberta, Canada British Columbia, Canada Manitoba, Canada Nunavut, Canada Northwest Territories, Canada Nova Scotia, Canada Ontario, Canada New Brunswick, Canada Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Prince Edward Island, Canada Saskatchewan, Canada Yukon, Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada Sidney, British Columbia, Canada Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada Prince George, British Columbia, Canada Barrie, Ontario, Canada Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada Markham, Ontario, Canada Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada Sudbury, Ontario, Canada Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Calgary, Alberta, Canada Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada Windsor, Ontario, Canada St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada Guelph, Ontario, Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Surrey, British Columbia, Canada London, Ontario, Canada Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada North Bay, Ontario, Canada Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada Terrace, British Columbia, Canada Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Membertou, Nova Scotia, Canada Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada Sudbury, Ontario, Canada North Bay, Ontario, Canada Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada Markham, Ontario, Canada Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada London, Ontario, Canada Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Guelph, Ontario, Canada Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Sidney, British Columbia, Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada Barrie, Ontario, Canada Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada Calgary, Alberta, Canada Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Terrace, British Columbia, Canada Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Surrey, British Columbia, Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Windsor, Ontario, Canada Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Calgary, Alberta, Canada Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada Red Deer, Alberta, Canada Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Prince George, British Columbia, Canada Waterloo, Ontario, Canada St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Calgary, Alberta, Canada Membertou, Nova Scotia, Canada Whitby, Ontario, Canada Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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Business Development Professional
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2000020E Requisition #

Grow with the best. Join a smart, creative, and inspired team that works behind the scenes to support operational excellence. Our functional services teams (FSTs) provide services to 22,000 employees in over 350 locations worldwide. Bringing together individuals with diverse backgrounds, talents, and expertise, our FSTs are vital to making our Company stronger.

Your Opportunity

The Director of Indigenous Relations will provide strategic leadership and direction in defining practices and processes for Stantec’s Indigenous Relations portfolio in Canada. Reporting to the Vice President, Indigenous Business, they will uphold Stantec’s corporate Indigenous Relations Practice, and will manage the organization’s approach to fostering and building on existing relationships with Indigenous Peoples, communities, and businesses. 


This position will work collaboratively with operational and functional services leadership across the organization to deliver on Indigenous Relations goals including: Indigenous staff recruitment and retention, engagement with Indigenous communities and organizations and strengthening internal awareness of Indigenous cultures, histories, and issues.

 
The Director of Indigenous Relations will collaborate with Stantec’s business developers, sector leaders and marketing personnel and will assist with new relationship development and client interface. This position will also help support the delivery of Indigenous-related project work and Indigenous inclusion components of Stantec projects. The Director of Indigenous Relations will be viewed by Stantec leadership as a highly competent, effective and value-added partner who can collaborate across Stantec’s business units and influence staff and leadership in matters related to Indigenous relations. 

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Provides strategic leadership and direction to define practices and processes for Stantec’s Indigenous Relations portfolio; 

  • Participates in short and long-range planning, establishing organizational priorities;

  • Establishes strategic operational plans and objectives and effectively communicates to supporting staff;

  • Engages and seeks collaboration with national and global leaders in Indigenous engagement to inform strategy and practice, gaining an understanding of trends and developments and how they may impact Stantec, our clients, and our partners;

  • Provides advice and guidance to leadership and management teams on Indigenous affairs and relationships;

  • Manages Stantec’s Progressive Aboriginal Relations Certification with the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business;

  • Represents Stantec at industry events, conferences, symposia, including as a speaker or panelist. 

  • Creates and maintains effective working relationships with Stantec business developers, relationship managers, and account managers working on Indigenous focused projects and initiatives;

  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth knowledge of the company and organizational objectives;

  • Supports Stantec practitioners to develop effective, respectful and sustainable relationships with Indigenous communities, organizations and businesses, developing an understanding of their needs, priorities and activities so that Stantec can continue to grow as a thought leader and solution provider; 

  • Works closely with Stantec’s Indigenous Business Partnerships Team, collaborating on business and community initiatives;

  • Provides direction, reviews and evaluates work, delegates authority and issues instructions and other guidelines;

  • Builds strong and effective relationships, earning the confidence and respect from internal and external stakeholders such as, clients, industry partners and associations, business unit leaders, peers and the executive leadership team at Stantec; 

  • Supports and guides and develops resources for Indigenous cultural competency, cultural awareness training, and related corporate workplace programs and initiatives;

  • Provides facilitative leadership to develop and motivate a team of Stantec staff aligned to the purpose and goals of the Indigenous Relations program;

  • Travel within Canada will be required;

  • Performs other related duties.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • In-depth knowledge of the history and present-day context of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, including governments and organizations, the United States, and/or globally;
  • Experience with Indigenous knowledge systems and worldviews
  • Demonstrated experience in Indigenous Relations program development, implementation and management, along with strong communication and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work within a collaborative environment;
  • Ability to provide guidance and support on cultural context and protocol;
  • Experience building partnerships and working with Indigenous businesses, community members, governments, and organizations;
  • Experience implementing inclusion and diversity strategies;
  • Must possess a high level of integrity and personal accountability with a focus on engaging staff to perform at their best, while promoting the development of a team focused on the objectives of the Indigenous Relations program;
  • Must possess strong facilitative, negotiation, influencing, and presentation skills; 
  • Must demonstrate good judgement, ability to deal with complex and sensitive issues, ability to engage at a strategic level, and be a leader who can play a key role supporting management decisions.

Education and Experience

  • A 4-year university degree with 10 + years related experience OR
  • Technical diploma/certification with extensive years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with business development, sector or unit growth, leadership, and team building is an asset.
  • Experience with federal, territorial and provincial Indigenous procurement strategies is an asset. 
Office location:

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods. Travel to Indigenous communities, to Stantec offices across Canada and attendance at conferences and events will be required.

JOB POSTING END DATE:  DECEMBER 15, 2020

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each others’ talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

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