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Parsons Corporation Socio-Economic Development Manager in Yellowknife, United States

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Job Description:

Socio-Economic Development Manager, Yellowknife NT

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists MCM team with developing and refining Socio-Economic Strategy

  • Responsible for facilitating, promoting and ensuring community (i.e. Indigenous, Northern and Local) and economic development in order to secure opportunities for Indigenous, Northern and Local people and business in order to increase employment and skills.

  • Responsible for developing and overseeing implementation of the Indigenous Benefits Plan

  • Regular reporting on the progress of the ABP implementation

  • Manages and coordinates the completion of Labour Capacity Studies, including liaising with aboriginal communities

  • Develop Economic profiles of the Region and the Community via Capacity Assessment

  • Collaborates with the MCM's SPMs and Project Team in determining -work packages and adjusting AOC criteria that best aligns with labour capacity at the time of tender

  • Collaborates with the Faro Engagement Group and Canada's Aboriginal Business Advisory Panel to provide outreach to aboriginal communities in the project area to discuss work and training opportunities

  • 4-year degree or Master's in social sciences, sociology, social work, community development, business, public administration, urban planning, or city planning.

  • 8 years of proven experience in the socio-economic development including engaging the local communities in the context to the implementation of projects within the communities.

  • 4 years of experience working in Northern Canada with demonstrated experience in engaging and maximizing opportunities for the indigenous communities in these regions.

  • Excellent people/public relations, communication and mediation/negotiation skills; adept at conflict management and resolution.

  • Ability to network with communities, economic development professionals and a wide variety of other organizations (well beyond the scope of the local community).

  • Ability to work effectively with community leaders, diverse community groups and all levels of government

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.