Manager, Community Relations

Syncrude Canada

Manager, Community Relations

Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Location: Calgary, Edmonton or Fort McMurray

Syncrude is one of the largest operators in Canada’s oil sands industry, with a 55-year history of innovation.  Based in Fort McMurray, Alberta, and with a large research and development facility in Edmonton, Syncrude is known for pioneering many of the technologies used today in the industry, including an expanding suite of techniques to improve environmental and economic performance.

Syncrude’s Vision and Values were developed in the early 1990s to lead us in our commitment to responsibly develop the oil sands resource. It guides us every day and in everything we do: Securing Canada’s energy future with the vision to lead, the knowledge to succeed, the commitment to do better and the heart to win the race. We will achieve this by encouraging learning and innovation in everything we do, pushing the limits of what technology can accomplish, and working together to make Syncrude the best place to work. In this way we will be safe, reliable, responsible and profitable and all our stakeholders will want to invest in our future.

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Reporting to the Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, the Manager, Community Relations oversees the corporate community and stakeholder relations strategy and activities.  This includes overall accountability for Aboriginal consultation and ongoing Aboriginal engagement which are key to Syncrude’s relationship with local communities and to securing approval for a wide range of regulatory applications. The Manager, Community Relations, uses a comprehensive knowledge of the local region, Aboriginal communities, provincial and national issues to provide strategic support to Syncrude executives and senior staff to ensure Syncrude delivers top performance on its key commitments to local communities. In addition, The Manager is also responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Community Relations team including personnel, budgets and administrative activities. 

As the successful candidate, you will have a diploma or degree, preferably in Aboriginal Relations, Communications or equivalent expereince and more than 10 years working directly with indigenous communities, with a strong preference to Athabasca Tribal Council and RMWB experience. You are a polished public speaker and effective communicator with strong negotiation skills and the ability to build consensus among internal and external stakeholders. In addition, with strong analytical and orgnizational skills, you have the capacity to solve problems and manage a team in executing solutions while overseeing the administrative aspects of the Department. 

To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to calgary and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.