• Director Indigenous & External Partnerships
  • Location
    3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC| British Columbia
  • Job ID
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  • Date Posted
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  • Type of Job
    Full Time
  • Salary
    CAD This position has an annual salary range from $161,804 to $189,287 (2022 rate).
  • Min. Experience
    5 year or more
  • Min. Education
    Bachelor's degree
Job Details
Regular Full Time (Excluded)

About Us
One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, progressive and diverse culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!

About You / What We Are Looking For

Are you an experienced professional with a proven track record in forging impactful relationships, particularly with the Indigenous communities and other public sector partners? If so, we invite you to explore an exceptional opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the role of Director of Indigenous and External Partnerships at the City of Coquitlam. Reporting to the Deputy City Manager, this high-impact senior leadership position is a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact and be a part of a team that is dedicated to creating a more connected City and advancing the City’s goal of Reconciliation. As the Director of Indigenous and External Partnerships for the City of Coquitlam, your core responsibilities will include:
• Building and advancing some of the City’s most important relationships including those with other government organizations and local First Nations in support of the City’s corporate strategic goals
• Cultivating Indigenous partnerships by leading and participating in engagement and Reconciliation meetings and collaborating with staff across the organization to implement engagement plans, action items and reporting that supports Council’s strategic direction to advance Reconciliation
• Leading the development and implementation of the City’s intergovernmental relations strategies to support the City's interests at the local, regional, provincial, and national levels and foster the relationships with neighbouring communities and interest groups
• Facilitating close working relationships with other orders of government and community partners on mutually beneficial strategic interests
• Delivering expert understanding of relevant legislation, protocols, procedures, principles and other considerations for engaging with government partners
• Participating, as needed, in relationship-building opportunities, including conferences, committees, and other meaningful engagement activities.

• A Bachelor's Degree in a related field, accompanied by an impressive track record of over 10 years in building mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous and/or external communities, partners and organizations at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels. An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered.
• Exceptional communication skills, complemented by a keen political acumen, and a history of successfully navigating complex Indigenous and intergovernmental initiatives.
• A proactive, strategic thinker, comfortable having challenging conversations while remaining humble in order to navigate often complex relationships and situations
• A demonstrated commitment to promoting awareness and knowledge related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
• Experience leading and directing staff on departmental strategies and business plan objectives.
• Ability to adapt to a continually evolving environment centered around a team-focused, fast-paced workplace environment.
• Advanced political acumen and critical thinking skills to identify risks and leverage opportunities that can be addressed through organizational planning, creative partnerships and/or communication solutions.

What We Offer:
This position has an annual salary range from $161,804 to $189,287 (2022 rate). The rate of pay is based on a variety of factors including qualifications, knowledge, experience and skills. You will have the chance to join a rapidly growing and diverse team dedicated to supporting the local community, and be able to engage in variety of learning and development opportunities. Additionally, there is an opportunity to participate in an earned day off/flex day program. This position is based in Coquitlam with some flexible, hybrid work options available. The City offers an attractive vacation and extended benefits package, including the ability to contribute to the Municipal Pension Plan.

Accessibility / Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Coquitlam is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer working towards enhancing equitable practices in our recruitment and retention processes. As an organization we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment to support our growing and diverse work force. To learn more about what equity, diversity, and inclusion means, and the City’s efforts in support of these principles, please visit coquitlam.ca/edi for more information.

If at any time during the application or recruitment process you require additional assistance or an accommodation, please contact our team for confidential support. Staff can also provide in-person support if required.

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Job Description
Please apply online at www.coquitlam.ca/careers by 11:55 pm on December 22, 2023.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.