Senior Community & Indigenous Affairs Advisor

this opportunity
Worker Type: Employee

Group: Community and Indigenous Affairs Department

Job Post End Date: 07/13/2024

About this opportunity:

Under the direction of the Manager, Community & Indigenous Affairs (CIA), the Community and Indigenous Affairs Senior Advisor is responsible for developing and sustaining relationships among various Indigenous communities, elected municipal bodies or other partners primarily related to Cenovus’s operations within the Christina Lake region.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead on the ground (regulatory) consultation with Indigenous communities;

  • Produce and maintain records associated with engagement and consultation activities including written summary reports, meeting agendas/minutes, records of consultation and contact lists;

  • Complete administrative functions (weekly reporting, expense management);

  • Establish relationships with Indigenous communities as well as internal/external partners inclusive of local municipalities within the region;

  • Act as a subject matter authority on effective and relevant local community (social) investment that will result in a strengthened reputation for Cenovus;

  • Anticipate and communicate risks and opportunities related to community engagement;

  • Work together with the Manager of Community & Indigenous Affairs to implement Impact Benefit Agreements where applicable;

  • Identify areas for continuous improvement;

  • Facilitate local Indigenous economic (business) inclusion in alignment with Cenovus’s Indigenous Engagement Framework and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets;

  • Represent Cenovus at various community events;

  • Support, collaborate and interface on a regular basis with team members remotely.

Who you are:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada;

  • Minimum High school diploma or equivalent experience;

  • Post-secondary certificate or diploma in a related field;

  • Minimum of 8+ years of relevant, cumulative experience in regulatory applications, consultation, Indigenous engagement, community investment or community engagement;

  • Experience identifying stakeholder interests and working with Indigenous communities;

  • An understanding of the oil and gas industry, preferably the provincial regulatory requirements specific to Indigenous consultation guidelines;

  • Excellent communicator and presenter with strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills;

  • Self- starter, capable of working independently;

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint;

  • Professional association member, professional accreditation is an asset.

This position will require the successful candidate to:

  • Have and maintain a Class 5 driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.

  • Required to work outside core working hours (evenings and weekends) on occasion to support community events and various team objectives (consultation, meetings, etc.).

Note: The application deadline for this position is 11:59 PM MT July 12, 2024.

If you require accessibility assistance to complete the on-line application or otherwise apply for an open position with Cenovus, its subsidiaries and affiliates, please email careeropportunities@cenovus.com.

Internal candidates that are currently in a lower grade will be assessed based on their sustained job performance, how they demonstrate the expected organizational competency behaviors and values and in discussions with their current leader prior to determining next steps.

Who we are:

We’re an integrated energy company headquartered in Calgary with oil and natural gas production operations in Canada and the Asia Pacific region, and upgrading, refining and marketing operations in Canada and the United States. We’re committed to maximizing value by sustainably developing our assets in a safe, innovative and cost-efficient manner, integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into our business plans.

We've been named a Top Alberta Employer for 2024, a designation recognizing organizations leading their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

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At Cenovus, we embrace diversity of thought, experience and backgrounds to help us make better business decisions, address our challenges, seize opportunities and unlock innovative solutions. We’re committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where people feel respected, valued and engaged. We strive for a collaborative, physically and psychologically safe environment where you can be yourself, feel a sense of belonging and thrive. For more information, including details on our inclusion and diversity targets and networks, visit Cenovus.com.

The requirements of this posting may be modified to support business needs. Title and compensation administration will be based on the skills and capabilities of the successful incumbent.


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