Government Relations Coordinator

Jul 21, 2022

 Mikisew Cree First Nation – Government and Industry Relations Overview 

The Government Industry Relations (GIR) is a department of the Mikisew Cree First Nation (MCFN), located in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The GIR is directed by the MCFN Leadership and acts as a liaison between resource developers, operators, government agencies and the community. 

The Mikisew Cree First Nation (MCFN) Government & Industry Relations (GIR) office is a leading-edge office with several key initiatives underway such as the Wood Buffalo Nation Park – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Action Plan development, review of Alberta’s Lower Athabasca Regional Plan (LARP), Alberta First Nations Consultation Policy Renewal, and Federal Recognition of Indigenous Rights and Self-Determination processes. Alongside these key initiatives, the MCFN GIR undertakes review and formal consultation on several Federal, Provincial and Municipal legislation and policy review processes engaging with all levels of government and with multi-departmental formal consultations. The MCFN GIR has the following opportunity available to a person with a high level of project management skills ready to work in a fast-paced environment with a strong desire to deliver positive results that impact the community directly. 

Government Relations Coordination Position 

The Government Relations Coordinator position for the MCFN GIR department is a highly skilled and motivated professional position. The incumbent will be responsible to administratively and financially coordinate government projects and conduct related research and analysis of government legislation, regulation, policy, programs and projects. 

The position will be required to establish project charters, project plans and undertake project coordination, including financial tracking and reporting for long and short-term projects. In addition to coordinating government projects, the incumbent will provide strategic research and analysis that includes providing technical advice, developing reports, and drafting briefing notes and memos to support senior management decisions. A high level of understanding of Indigenous Rights, Treaty Rights and the Duty to Consult and Accommodate is required. 

The competition closing date remains open until the position is filled 

Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to the attention of: