Manager, Indigenous Relations

Manager, Indigenous Relations

PM4 Planning and Program Analyst 4


Agriculture and Resource Development

Integrated Planning Branch, Corporate Services and Innovation Division

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 37955

Salary(s):   PM4 $72,967.00 – $92,939.00 per year

Closing Date:   July 28, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.  This competition may be used to appoint successful candidate(s) to current and future full-time, part-time, term, acting or regular appointments, subject to staffing approval.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the new Integrated Planning Branch of the Department of Agriculture and Resource Development as the Manager of Indigenous Relations. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be willing to travel within Manitoba, inlcuding remote and Northern communities


  • Post-secondary education in a related area of study such as Indigenous studies, political science, law, community development, natural resource management, environment, public administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience working with Indigenous, northern, and remote communities
  • Experience in policy and program development
  • Experience working with a variety of stakeholders to achieve partnerships that promote economic development
  • Experience leading teams including assigning work, setting priorities, and reporting progress
  • Experience working within the Crown Indigenous Duty to Consult Framework, including an understanding of Provincial, Federal, and Indigenous laws
  • Knowledge of Indigenous histories, cultures and perspectives and their importance for reconciliation
  • Experience working with municipal and federal government, and non-government organizations such as industry associations, stakeholder groups and/or academia
  • Knowledge of multi-dimensional aspects of land use & resource management including reconciling diverse communities’ needs, and related environmental, social and economic considerations
  • Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to negotiate and collaborate
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to effectively articulate complex and/or sensitive issues in plain language, respecting a variety of viewpoints
  • Experience preparing authority seeking documents such as Cabinet Submissions, Treasury Board Submissions, Advisory Notes, and information for senior officials

As the Manager of Indigenous Relations, you will lead a team of professionals that consider the way in which people and natural landscapes interact and oversee the development of projects, programs and initiatives related to strategies that enhance Indigenous participation and partnerships in the natural resource and agriculture sectors. Your leadership will bring together expertise and interests in land use planning, water management, bio-diversity conservation, natural heritage management, and the future sustainability of industries like agriculture, mining, eco-tourism, fisheries and forestry.

You will work closely with other Branches of government, other levels of government, including Federal, municipal and Indigenous governments, stakeholders, academia, industry, and communities on the development of sustainable resource management plans and special initiatives that promote reconciliation and participation of Indigenous peoples in the management and development of Manitoba’s natural resources.  You will also provide leadership to the Ministry’s Crown Indigenous Consultation process and engagement activities that support reconciliation and advancing Indigenous participation in the natural resource and agriculture economy in Manitoba.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 37955

Service Centre 4

Human Resource Services

600-259 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9

Phone:  204-945-7518

Fax: 204-945-0601

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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