* Internal postings are open to qualified band members of Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Mistawasis First Nation, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Muskoday First Nation, One Arrow First Nation, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Yellow Quill First Nation, or current permanent employees of the Saskatoon Tribal Council.
Employment Opportunity Details
Community Engagement Coordinator
Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation
Permanent, Full Time Position
If you are looking for a challenging and exciting opportunity, the Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation (DDCDC), directly affiliated with the Saskatoon Tribal Council, is looking for a highly motivated, team player with a positive attitude to join the DDDC team as the Community Engagement Coordinator. As a key member of the team, this position works directly with the General Manager and is responsible for supporting The DDCDC’s goal of facilitating community impact. This position is located at the Saskatoon Tribal Council main office complex in Saskatoon.
The Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for supporting Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation’s goal of facilitating community impact through its funding process as well as coordinating community and stakeholder engagement activities and opportunities. The Coordinator will be responsible for supporting catchment area communities and organizations to utilize DDCDC funding to support program development that will create impactful change within their respective communities. Additionally, the Coordinator will be instrumental in fostering conversations and raising awareness of DDCDC’s activities and opportunities acting as a bridge between catchment area communities and organizations in order to expand stakeholder connections to DDCDC while deepening their understanding of its impact in communities.
· Encourages the formulation of investment strategies in the broad sense, fostering conversations from the perspective of investment as a multi-disciplinary effort that combines previously separate strengths to create impact
· Encourage and support catchment area communities and organizations in identifying outcomes that address self-identified priorities and assisting in strategic community development projects
· Assists with making connections across organizations, brokering relationships in support of mutual interests and causes
· Strategically identifies and implements new opportunities internally and externally for stakeholder engagement including evaluation of engagement activities and implementing new ideas for improvement
· Participates in community events, demonstrating knowledge of, and respect for, cultural and community traditions and diversity
· Develops engagement plan in alignment with organizational goals regarding community relations. Undertakes communications with key internal and external contacts, considers history to date and identifies opportunities as part of planning process
· Increase internal knowledge of issues related to community needs, ensuring DDCDC remains connected to needs in the catchment area communities. Remains current with or participates in broad qualitative and quantitative research relevant to the catchment area communities, undertaking periodic analysis of current state within the communities to determine linkages to DDCDC mission and values and developing related options for action
· Support program development at the community level through introduction of program design and planning activities to encourage positive outcomes within catchment area communities if requested by communities
· Supports community development and capacity building efforts within catchment area
· Responds to inquiries regarding DDCDC’s community investment priorities to a variety of internal and external audiences, including media, community partners, and members of the public
· Coordinates activities of internal committee work in support of DDCDC’s community impact
· First Nations ancestry is an asset
· Strong understanding of First Nation communities
· The incumbent requires a relevant undergraduate degree and 1 to 2 years of pertinent experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
· Should have a strong knowledge of community resources
· Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team demonstrating organizational and time management skills
Conditions of Work
· Hours of work will vary throughout the week
· Travel to First Nation communities and locations outside of Saskatoon is required
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications and availability along with three references to:
Community Development Corporation
Attention: Ms. Wilma Isbister
#200 – 335 Packham Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7N 4S1
Phone: (306) 956-1799
Fax: (306) 956-6141
Monday, July 20, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation appreciates the interest of all applicants, however only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applicants are required to state how they meet the eligibility requirements in the cover