Water Guardian (Reposted)

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

Posted May 14, 2020 at 04:00 pm Closes May 28, 2020 at 04:00 pm

Job Location:
Winnipeg, MB
Job Category:
Aboriginal Organization
Job Type:
How To Apply:
Mail, E-mail or AMIK.ca

Water Guardian (Reposted)


Position Summary


To promote collective stewardship to lead First Nation peoples forward with a collaborative strategy         for the Conservation, Protection and Restoration (CPR) of Lake Winnipeg and her watershed. Project         activities will establish collaboration between First Nation communities and municipalities, environmental nongovernment organizations and industry to develop strategies to promote stewardship, collaborative approaches, and meaningful First Nations engagement.


Key Responsibilities



·      Engage First Nation peoples and regional stakeholders to develop and establish collaborative strategy for the CPR;

·      Conduct research and develop effective strategies that center First Nations law, protocols and knowledge holders;

·      Identify and build collaborative relationships between First Nations and other governments, industry, academic, and non-profit sectors;

·      Develop communication strategy to increase engagement and meaningful involvement with First Nations peoples around Lake Winnipeg;

·      Provide guidance to the AMC in the development of First Nations governance policies, procedures and processes;

·      Coordinate planning and action with First Nations peoples and partners;

·      Identify and respond to opportunities to foster nation-to-nation relationships, influence provincial and federal policies, and to ensure First Nations perspectives are reflected in decision-making on water issues;

·      Maintain a thorough knowledge of the Lake Winnipeg ecosystem and issues affecting lake health and First Nations livelihoods;

·      Other duties as assigned.



Education & Experience


·      Bachelors or Master’s degree in Indigenous Studies, Science, Environmental Science or Natural Resources Management and 2-3 years’ relevant work experience;

·      Strong research skills with experience in First Nations research methods;

·      Experience working with First Nations and in First Nation communities;

·      Knowledge of First Nations cultural practices;

·      Fluency in one of the five Manitoba First Nations language groups is an asset;

·      Collaborative and diplomatic;

·      Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain positive relationships;

·      Strong time-management skills, ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment;

·      Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;

·      Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work co-operatively as a part of an interdisciplinary team of professionals;

·      Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision;

·      Proficient in using Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook);

·      Adhere to AMC policies and procedures with specific attention to attendance, and professional ethics;

·      Possesses a valid Class 5F Driver’s License and vehicle, work flexible hours, and travel upon request.


Interested applicants are invited to submit their cover letter identifying the position title applying for, qualifications, and resume, along with 2 professional reference listings (include a most recent employer reference) by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 to:


Miranda McIvor, Human Resource Administrator

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

3rd Floor, 275 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3

Email: hr@manitobachiefs.com


We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted. Preference will be given to Indigenous people and applicants are asked to self-declare in their cover letter or resume. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Successful candidates must provide satisfactory criminal and child abuse registry checks.



Please visit our website at www.manitobachiefs.com


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