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Community Liaison Manager (Hornepayne and Manitouwadge)
Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO)
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is responsible for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel in Canada. The approach it is implementing, known as Adaptive Phased Management (APM), involves developing a centralized underground repository, supported by a robust social and technical research program in collaboration with Canadian universities, consultants and international waste management organizations.

Join our growing team of scientists, engineers and other professionals to work collaboratively with Canadians in implementing our management approach in a manner that safeguards people and respects the environment, now and in the future.

Community Liaison Manager (Hornepayne and Manitouwadge, Ontario)
(2-Year Contract Position)

Working collaboratively with those in the area to conduct planned technical studies, to build awareness and understanding of the project, and to reflect on the potential to foster well-being through the project is an important NWMO objective. At this time, to support this multi-year period of dialogue and site assessments, the NWMO is seeking to hire a locally-based individual to help facilitate this important engagement work in North Superior region primarily the communities of Hornepayne and Manitouwadge which are currently involved in the NWMO site selection process.

Working out of an already established NWMO community office, and travelling extensively within the interested community and in the area, this senior individual would use their knowledge of the people and area to help foster learning and dialogue about the project. This, through seeking out opportunities to make presentations, provide information and answer questions, and encourage discussion about the project among people in the interested community and surrounding municipalities. Ultimately this project will only proceed if safety requirements can be met and if there is potential to move forward together in partnership. Helping to support informed decision-making through engagement activities, and helping the NWMO build the foundation for working collaboratively with those in the area, will be an important focus of this senior individual’s work.
Knowledge of the people, community leaders and networks in the interested community and surrounding area, including local area planning priorities and concerns, through living in the area and formal or informal involvement in community/area initiatives is an important asset for this position. The ability to develop this knowledge over time through living and working with community members is an important skill. Ability to engage community leaders, community groups, political representatives and residents in discussion about the project through strong interpersonal skills and experience is a requirement. With the direction of the NWMO Relationship Manager for the area who travels extensively in the area and the Director, Engagement Coordination, this senior individual must be able to act independently to seek and follow-through on community and area engagement opportunities which will help advance learning, and relationship building for this project. In collaboration with the Relationship Manager for the area, and Director, Engagement Coordination, develop responses/programs to address community concerns and issues. Although the focus of work will be engaging non-Aboriginal communities in the area, the successful candidate will also work well with NWMO team members working with Aboriginal communities in the area.
This is a two year contract position with opportunity for extension. The NWMO would welcome discussion with locally based individuals who wish to explore this position or experienced individuals prepared to relocate to the area.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Contribute to the planning and implementation of engagement activities in non-Aboriginal communities in the area.
• Foster ongoing conversations and dialogue in the area that will support learning and reflection about the project. This includes providing presentations and briefings on the NWMO, Canada’s plan for the long-term management of used nuclear fuel, the deep geological repository and the siting process, and the potential fit of the project in the area, to interested individuals and groups in the community and area which request presentations or who may have an interest. This also includes initiating conversations and dialogues in more informal settings including the community office, open houses, and participation in community and regional events.

Qualifications and Experience:
• A post-secondary degree in a relevant field.
• A strong, energetic communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.
• Strong engagement skills to work with local community leaders and the public externally, as well as the NWMO Relationship Manager for the area and Director, Engagement Coordination.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Strong organizational skills to manage workload.
• Ability to work effectively under pressure with minimal supervision.
• Ability to learn quickly and independently, exercise good judgement and demonstrate initiative.
• Experience in conflict resolution and experience speaking to a variety of audiences.
• Experience advancing local projects.
• Experience in local community planning initiatives.
• You must be eligible to work in Canada and must be able to meet security clearance requirements.
• This successful candidate must locate in the area and be prepared to travel extensively within this area.

The NWMO offers competitive base salaries. The NWMO supports the principles and practices of diversity and is committed to providing a respectful, accessible, and inclusive environment for all persons with disabilities in a way that is respectful of the dignity and independence of people with disabilities and in a manner which takes into account the person’s disability and embodies the principles of integration and equal opportunity. The NWMO will provide accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation, please Contact Us.

Please submit your application via e-mail quoting Community Liaison Manager (Hornepayne and Manitouwadge, Ontario)
to: or via mail to: NWMO, Attn: Human Resources, 22 St. Clair Avenue East, 6th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4T 2S3
Posted On: Feb 2, 2018 / No Closing Date

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