The Ministry of Environment takes a team-based approach to protecting Saskatchewan’s environment for the well-being of the province, its people and its future. We use science-based solutions and environmental laws to help safeguard communities and to protect our air, land, water and habitat. We are committed to high citizen and client satisfaction through workplace excellence, continuous improvement and innovation.
The Environmental Assessment and Stewardship Branch has an exciting opportunity for an articulate, proactive, confident individual for the role of Stakeholder Engagement Lead.
The Environmental Assessment and Stewardship Branch leads the delivery of the environmental assessment, waste stewardship and recycling programs in Saskatchewan. It also coordinates the implementation of the Saskatchewan Solid Waste Management Strategy.
Reporting to the Manager of Applications, you will have the opportunity to apply your experience leading public participation programs and managing projects while:
- leading engagement on priority projects and initiatives in Saskatchewan’s Solid Waste Management Strategy with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders;
- leading and supporting public and Indigenous participation in the provincial environmental assessment program as well as consultation with First Nations and Métis communities;
- conducting research and analysis of various public engagement, waste management and environmental assessment policy and program topics;
- developing a network to support cross-government collaboration and stakeholder engagement; and
- developing proactive engagement plans and communications, as well as strategic considerations to achieve the goals of the Solid Waste Management Strategy and environmental assessment process.
The ideal candidate will be respectful, diplomatic, and have the ability to: clearly and concisely plan and facilitate information sessions or meetings; respond to questions to promote a greater understanding of programs; and articulate strategic directions to link current operations to the future goals and objectives of the ministry. Strong project management and collaboration skills are also essential.
Typically, the competencies required for this position would be obtained through the completion of a degree related to journalism, public relations, communications or other related equivalent along with experience planning, organizing and implementing stakeholder engagement activities. Five years of related experience in communications and a demonstrated ability to provide strategic communication planning and advice in support of priority projects and initiatives may be considered in lieu of formal education. Training from the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) would be considered an asset.
Location: Regina, Saskatoon or Prince Albert
Although this position is primarily office-based, some travel, including to remote locations, will be required.