CLOSED: Co-Development Project Coordinator 

We are seeking a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit person to fill this position, but all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. First Nations, Métis, or Inuit applicants are asked to self-identify. 


May 2024 to April 2026 (24 months) 

Employment Status: 

Full-time subcontract (40 hours/week) 


Winnipeg, MB (Hybrid) 


Annual billable maximum of $100,000. As this is a subcontract position to CIER, the subcontractor will bill CIER monthly at an hourly rate of $48. The subcontractor will not receive employment benefits and will be responsible for deducting their own taxes. 


The Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) is seeking to hire a Co-Development Project Coordinator as a subcontractor. The Coordinator will report to CIER and work collaboratively with CIER and City of Winnipeg staff on a day-to-day basis as they coordinate co-development of the City of Winnipeg’s Biodiversity Plan and Greenspace By-law and liaise between the City and Indigenous partners. The overall goal of the co-development process is to create a Biodiversity Plan and Greenspace By-law that meets and exceeds best practices and meets the legislative requirement of a planning by-law, while incorporating the interests, priorities, and knowledge of Indigenous partners. This approach advances a new way forward for city planning that is more responsive to the needs of all community members and incorporates different knowledge systems related to shared land, water, and ecosystems. 

The successful candidate will have exceptional organizational and communication skills, the ability to navigate complex governance processes, and the initiative to identify and address emergent issues in an iterative work environment. The Coordinator must be able to complete tasks at a high-level in both collaborative and independent work environments. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Lead coordination of a Co-Development Team comprised of City representatives, Indigenous representatives, CIER staff, subject matter experts, and others, including – but not limited to – providing secretariat, logistical, and research/analysis support. 
  • Act as the liaison between the Co-Development Team and the City’s Biodiversity Plan and Greenspace By-law planning process, including liaising with City planners and consultants. 
  • Synthesize guidance, recommendations, and direction from the Co-Development Team. 
  • Conduct research/analysis and provide recommendations to inform the co-development process. 
  • Track, record, and summarize the implementation of the co-development process, including creating reports, briefing documents, and other materials capturing the process. 
  • Attend meetings, engagement sessions, and other activities associated with the Biodiversity Plan and Greenspace By-law planning process and report back to the Co-Development Team. 
  • Other duties related to the co-development process as needed. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Superior organization skills to plan and execute complex projects involving multiple parties and processes. 
  • Strong political acumen to manage confidential or sensitive material and situations in an appropriate manner. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to produce high-quality written documents and presentations for diverse audiences. 
  • Sharp research and analytical skills. 
  • Advanced interpersonal skills with the ability to engage a variety of partners, including government representatives, consultants, partners, and staff. 
  • Knowledge of planning and policymaking processes at the municipal level. 
  • Knowledge of Indigenous governance processes, knowledge systems, and legal traditions, particularly in Manitoba. 
  • Effective in both collaborative and independent work environments. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 

Experience and Qualifications 

  • Post-secondary degree in planning, social sciences, public administration, conflict resolution, natural resource management, or other related discipline. 
  • Education or training in biology, ecology, environmental sciences, landscape architecture, or other related disciplines is an asset. 
  • Experience working with Indigenous and/or municipal governments, particularly in a planning and/or community engagement capacity, is an asset. 

Operational Requirements 

  • The successful candidate will operate in a hybrid work environment. They will work in-person at the City of Winnipeg planning office at least one day per week. 
  • The successful candidate must also have the ability to work remotely, including having access to a secure and reliable internet connection and a laptop with fully functional Wi-Fi capability. 

Who Can Apply? 

Although preference will be given to Indigenous applicants (including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Indigenous applicants are asked to self-identify. 

We are interested in a motivated, capable person who can excel in this position, regardless of experience. Applicants who do not meet all the criteria outlined above are still encouraged to apply. 

Deadline for Submission If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to CIER at [email protected] by May 3, 2024.