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Program Manager - Indigenous Implementation

Region of Durham
Whitby, Ontario (CA)
Salary: $108,242 to $135,302 per annum
Closing date
May 12, 2024

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Manager / Director
Contract Type

Works Department
Program Manager - Indigenous Implementation
(Regular Full-Time)

Job ID: 19122
Open: Apr 15, 2024 Close: May 03, 2024

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
The Region of Durham is committed to employment equity and is actively implementing measures to build and sustain an inclusive, barrier-free workplace that is reflective of the diverse residents it serves. We welcome applications from Indigenous Peoples, people from racialized communities, women, persons who live with disabilities, people from 2SLGBTQI+ communities and people with diverse identities.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants who live with disabilities.

Program Manager - Indigenous Implementation
The Program Manager will be responsible for strengthening relationships with Indigenous Communities by:
- Developing and implementing project engagement plans
- Leading the consultation with Indigenous Communities for all water supply and sanitary sewerage infrastructure projects with support from project leads
- Developing and tracking a fulsome project inventory that identifies required deliverable
- Establishing and managing participatory agreements with Indigenous Communities
- Provide information, guidance, and leadership to project leads and support staff on matters related to truth and reconciliation to enhance Indigenous cultural knowledge

The successful applicant will possess:
- Post-secondary education in planning, public relations, engineering or equivalent
- Extensive job-related experience engaging with Indigenous Communities for municipal capital water and wastewater projects
- A lived experience with Indigenous Communities and land-based learning
- Basic knowledge of potable water systems including treatment, pumping and storage
- Basic knowledge of sanitary sewage collection systems including treatment, pumping stations and forcemains
- A deep understanding and an appreciation of the diversity and complexity of social, historical, political and economic factors that shape the experiences of Indigenous Peoples, particularly within the local geography
- Basic knowledge of applicable Provincial and Federal acts and regulations including Safe Drinking Water Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Clean Water Act, Environmental Protection Act and Federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulation
- Experience facilitating public speaking events or workshops
- Experience working with Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook, MS Project)
- Background of relevant experience working with Indigenous communities
- Strong verbal and written communication, problem solving, organization and time management skills
- Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to negotiate and mediate conflicts
- A highly collaborative and creative spirit with demonstrated capacity to build positive, trusting relationships
- Class G Driver's Licence and use of a reliable vehicle

Management & Exempt Salary Grade 7
- Salary: $108,242 to $135,302 per annum

Conditions of Employment
Proof of education, qualifications and any other job bona fide requirements will be required prior to start date.

External Application Process
Come find a home where exciting and rewarding careers are balanced with your lifestyle. We thank all applicants; however, only those being considered will be contacted. Please apply online ( no later than midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date indicated on the Job Posting.

The Region of Durham is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity and you require accommodation, or if this information is required in an accessible format, please contact us at: and a Recruiter will provide appropriate assistance pursuant to the Region's Accommodation and Accessibility policies. Please note that resumes should not be sent to

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