Community Liaison Coordinator

Date Posted: November 28, 2017
Job Location: High Prairie
Job Type: Full Time
Start: Immediately
Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
Address: 1 Railroad, P O Box 1320, High Prairie, Alberta, Canada T0G 1E0

Job Description

Listed on the TSX, West Fraser is a leading diversified North
American forest products company. Recognized for the fifth
time as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best
Employers for Recent Graduates, we continue to grow. Our
investments in modern, competitive manufacturing facilities,
product innovation and bioenergy are adding up to a bright future.
 Are you interested in working for a company that offers both
a challenging work environment and a rewarding career path? Our
North Central Woodlands Team, located near the towns of Slave Lake
and High Prairie, Alberta, has an immediate opening for a highly
motivated professional for the following position based in Slave
Lake, AB.


Reporting to the East and West Woodlands Managers for the West
Fraser North Central Woodlands (NCW) Division, the Community
Liaison Coordinator will take on a key role in facilitating
community engagement activities with Aboriginal communities within
our area of operations.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Highly motivated, team oriented individual with strong
    strategic thinking and communication skills
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships with various
  • Experience in engaging and working with Aboriginal communities
    with respect to resource development activities
  • Competent in facilitating meetings, communications, public
    speaking and community engagement
  • A good understanding of Aboriginal cultures in northern
  • Knowledge of the forest industry and forest management
  • A solid understanding of Alberta’s Aboriginal consultation
    policies and guidelines, as well as other relevant government
    policies and regulations
  • Post-secondary education, preferably in Forestry, Indigenous
    Studies, Communications, or related discipline
  • Comfortable with outdoor work, extensive travel, and evening
    and weekend work

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the NCW team to develop constructive working
    relationships with Aboriginal communities in the NCW operating
  • Assist with and coordinate varied community engagement
    activities with Aboriginal communities and organizations
  • Assist with and coordinate effective communication with
    Aboriginal communities with respect to NCW’s forest management
  • Assist with scheduling and facilitating consultation activities
    with Aboriginal communities.
  • Develop and administer a community engagement information
    management tool
  • Adhere to all West Fraser and divisional safety policies and

West Fraser strongly believes in promoting from within and we
are looking for an individual who is interested in a full-time,
long-term career. The successful candidate should be interested in
future growth opportunities within the company.  We offer an
excellent compensation package including a competitive salary,
excellent benefits, an outstanding pension plan and relocation

Slave Lake boasts the second largest lake in Alberta and offers
excellent, year round recreational opportunities. The town of
approximately 7,000 residents has all the amenities of a larger
center yet maintains the lifestyle of a small community.
 For more on Slave Lake, visit:

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For more information on West Fraser and our current
opportunities, visit our website at:

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only
those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls

  • Minimum experience: 0 to 1 year
  • Minimum educational level: Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • Language: English