Aseniwuche Winewak Nation

Land & Resource Director

Deadline To Apply: Posted until filled

Contract Type: Full-time

Position Overview:

The primary purpose of the Land and Resource Director is to provide professional assistance and support to AWN’s Executive Director and positions supervised in problem-solving; project planning and management; and development and execution of AWN’s goals and objectives. The Land and Resource Director is responsible for the successful implementation of the consultation process, project planning and management, and establishing and maintaining sound working relationships and partnerships with industry and the government to improve the social and economic well-being of Nation members. AWN will rely on the Land and Resource Director to innovate the land and resource department by being familiar with Section 35 rights and current or previous court cases.


•Serve as primary contact for AWN and ensure an efficient and effective flow of communication between the community, industry, and the government to advance the consultation processes
•Ensure that AWN actively participates in industry and government-led initiatives that will influence policy, regulatory changes or landscape-level impacts
•Stay informed of industrial activity in the area to determine the impact on traditional use and AWN’s interests in general
•Work in cooperation with Executive Director to negotiate, implement, monitor and measure items in cooperation agreements, MOUs and letters of agreement
•Work in cooperation with Executive Director to develop and make presentations regarding consultation-related activities to government, industry, the community, and other involved parties as required and appropriate
•Interpret and provide information to the AWN Board on emerging governments policies regarding consultation
•Serve as Team Lead for special projects related to consultation as required from time to time
•Ensure that Traditional Land Use Information Management is managed securely and accurately
•Act as AWN representative on committees, task forces, or boards formed to deal with consultation issues as appointed by the AWN Board or Executive Director

Governance procedures and systems:
•Assist the Executive Director with administrative tasks related to governance such as drafting correspondence, compiling research, committee oversight, records management and reporting

Project Planning and Management:
•Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of projects related to consultation, land and resources
•Ensure that the projects participated in by the organization contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities of the Board
•Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects as assigned by the Executive Director

Economic Development:
•Work with AWN companies senior managers to form strategic partnerships and negotiateMOU’s, cooperation agreements of letters of understanding concerning economic development opportunities
•Seek out opportunities for companies within current AWN initiatives that meet the goals and objectives of companies and help to build company capacity
•Assist with coordinated program delivery between organizations, such as training opportunities and workforce development initiatives

•Provide monthly progress reports to AWN Board
•In partnership with other AWN staff, organize and implement AWN special events, and AWN’s participation in industry or government events such as trade fairs, workshops, career fairs, open houses, or tours
•Accompany Executive Director and President to meetings and assist with scheduling and travel arrangements
•Attend annual goal-setting meetings and identify priorities
•Perform assignments as required by the Executive Director
•Maintain and strengthen client relationships ensuring the timely resolution of issues and concerns
•Create an environment of continuous improvement; ensuring work is performed efficiently and effectively
•Oversee regulatory compliance (i.e. environment and forest management rules and regulations)
•Actively minimize the impact of operations on the environment as practically possible


•Post-secondary business, science or arts degree or diploma or equivalent experience &education combined
•Previous management experience is preferred
•Intermediate level PC skills as well as general computer email, internet knowledge
•Experience working in an Indigenous organization or community is an asset
•Develops, maintains and strengthens partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance and support to achieve business goals
•Provides inspiration, clarity and direction through a compelling vision of the future; ensuring that employees who work together and are provided with the required resources, feedback, coaching, development and motivational support to be successful
•Takes personal ownership for the results, quality and timeliness of one’s work and the work of the team
•Meets financial goals through responsible stewardship of fiscal resources, human resources and physical assets
•Adapts to and works with a variety of situations, individuals and groups; addressing problems and opportunities by drawing on own experience and calling on other resources as necessary
•Consistently delivers required business results in alignment with organizational goals; setting and achieving objectives in compliance with quality standards and deadlines
•Demonstrates compassion for the needs, welfare, dignity and feelings of others; listening, understanding and respecting opinions, perspectives and motivations

Work Demands:

As a condition of employment, candidates must successfully meet site access requirements by showing proof of being doubly vaccinated for Covid-19. 

How To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Courteney Wanyandie-Smith at For more information, please call the AWN office at 780-827-5510. AWN thanks all who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.