New Job Indigenous Relations Consultant In Alberta
|Indigenous Relations Consultant|
Indigenous Relations Consultant
Company : City of Edmonton
Salary : $44.34–$55.73 an hour
Location : Alberta
The City of Edmonton is an uplifting place which celebrates Indigenous diversity. We are relentless in renewing our commitment to the spirit and intent of Treaty No. 6 to which local First Nations set forth a path toward strong relationships and mutual prosperity. We build upon the perseverance of the Métis, establishing a place of harmony, balance and commerce, and are a home and hospitable gateway to Inuit and Northern communities, and all First Peoples of Canada.
The Indigenous Relations Consultant works with City departments and external partners to improve access to programs and services and support Indigenous peoples who work, live and connect in the City of Edmonton. You will also be responsible to:
- Provide content expertise and support to City Council and Civic Administration in the development and delivery of strategies and initiatives which improve the liveability of Indigenous Peoples in Edmonton
- Establish and lead corporate working teams, facilitate conversations with Indigenous Leaders and/or Elders and associated organizations; build relationships, partnerships and advance the City’s strategic goals
- Broker the development and implementation of responses and resolutions to issues/opportunities identified through discussions with internal and external working groups
- Participate in Indigenous and other outreach activities, representing the City, while supporting the development and implementation of a variety of partner driven initiatives
- Lead and participate in the delivery of internal and external initiatives and projects as assigned (i.e. Reconciliation initiatives, Métis Day, Treaty Six Recognition Day)
- Provide advice and guidance to various Indigenous organizations on a regular basis in the development of work plans and associated activities with a focus on capacity within the Indigenous community
- Provide expertise and support to Indigenous organizations in creating financial models, funding agreements and associated business plans
- Provide expertise, analysis, and leadership regarding contemporary issues in regards to federal/provincial legislation/policy and associated guidelines
- Lead and advise on strategies related to the implementation of the Duty to Consult and other forms of Indigenous engagement with First Nations, Métis communities and representative organizations on City-led projects.
- Compile comprehensive and accurate demographic and needs data, best practice research; provide input on the City’s perspective in the development of strategy/policy development for Indigenous initiatives
- Create information packaging and improve dissemination of information to Indigenous communities, City staff and Councillors through public engagement activities
- Liaise with other municipalities and jurisdictions and leverage information sharing
- Write Council reports, briefings, newsletters, prepare web content, etc.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Political Science, Native Studies or equivalent Social Sciences Field. Masters in Public Administration or Business Administration would be an asset.
- A minimum of 7 years progressively responsible and professional inter-cultural experience working with Indigenous groups, including community development activities, and working with non profit organizations
- Significant understanding of Indigenous communities, their histories, cultures, and current environment. Personal value base compatible with equity, diversity and inclusion principles, GBA+, and human rights advocacy
- Knowledge of UNDRIP, Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Calls for Justice
- Knowledge of “duty to consult” principles and understanding how to apply
- Understanding of, and experience related to Indigenous community demographics and the associated cultural and intercultural practices that are part of the diverse Edmonton Indigenous communities and how to implement cultural practices into the work of the corporation
- Knowledge and experience of community development strategies and approaches
- Ability to plan, coordinate and provide oversight to complex projects, documents, and events. Particularly projects/initiatives that involve Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Community Leaders and Political/Administrative leaders
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including report writing along with strong facilitation and presentation skills.
- Ability to negotiate and mediate with political acumen
- Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions
- Ability to effectively gather, synthesize, integrate, and interpret information from a wide-range of sources and perspectives and communicate effectively to both community and corporate leaders
- Ability to make decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures
- Excellent project and process management skills; ability to effectively gather, synthesize, integrate, and interpret multi-faceted information from a wide range of sources/perspectives
- Ability to summarize and prepare reports or other material and follow corporate procedures and processes to adhere to approvals and deadlines
- Work in a highly integrated and collaborative team environment. Ability to work independently and in cross functional teams, across programs and work collaboratively to share resources and information
- Proficiency with Google Workspace (Gmail, Google Docs, Google sheets, etc) and Microsoft Office suite
- Hire is dependent upon a Criminal Record Check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton
- Valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s licence (or provincial equivalent). Must obtain business auto insurance for personal vehicle use on City business
- Demonstrate alignment with the Cultural Commitments of Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, fostering an environment for others to do the same. For more information on the City’s Cultural Commitments, please visit edmonton.ca/our-culture
- Demonstrate the foundational competencies, key behaviours and attributes of the City’s six leadership competencies: Courage, Inclusivity, Values-Based Influencer, Collaborative Networker, Systems Thinker and Creative Innovator. For more information on the City’s leadership competencies, please visit edmonton.ca/our-culture
- Applicants may be tested
The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences and competencies, and encourage you to apply. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here: https://bit.ly/3hd2d95.
The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact [email protected]
Up to 2 permanent full-time positions
Hours of Work: 33.75 hours per week, Monday - Friday
Salary: $44.339 - $55.726 (Hourly); $78,114.230 - $98,175.280 (Annually)
Talent Acquisition Consultant: JP/SK