Indigenous Relations Coordinator

Requisition #: 23/50
Job #: J0323-0704
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Job Category: Administrative Support / Clerical
Positions: 1
Posting Date: March 14, 2023
Closing Date: March 31, 2023
Salary/Wage: 77,125.00 - 94,923.00/Year
Department: Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
Location: 5 St. Anne Street

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As Alberta's 'Botanical Arts City', St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 70,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.

The Opportunity:

The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer is pleased to be recruiting a new member to join their team. The Indigenous Relations Coordinator will report to the Senior Manager, Government /Indigenous Relations & Environment and be responsible for programing and coordinating processes as it relates to reconciliation, protocol, ceremonies, Payhonin Engagement Report recommendations and Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action with the City. This includes providing interdepartmental recommendations and guidance to support the City in building relationships with Indigenous communities while supporting the development of processes, strategies, programs, and other initiatives to assist the City on its journey of truth and reconciliation.

This position will engage closely with Indigenous partners, municipal departments, and community organizations, and act as the central resource for Indigenous Relations for the City. This position will also work with all departments to provide recommendations in the review and revision of services, policies, public communications, and processes to ensure a coordinated and respectful approach to the delivery of relevant, complimentary, and quality programs and services.

Some core responsibilities of the position include:
• Further support the City’s reconciliation processes and efforts through meaningful internal and external collaboration
• Coordinate planning efforts of all Indigenous Ceremonies and annual commemorative events.
• Regional and Nation to Nation collaboration
• Public engagement
• Respond and report to internal departmental needs


• A degree in Public or Business Administration, Native Studies, Community Development, or another related field.
• A minimum of 5 years of direct experience working with Indigenous Communities and Government is required.
• Lived Indigenous experience is an asset.
• Direct experience with St. Albert and surrounding local Indigenous communities & nations is an asset.
• Reconciliation training is an asset.
• IAP2 (International Association for Public Participation) certification is an asset.
• Communication Skills, conflict resolution, Group Facilitation, and time Management.
• Strong project management and writing skills.
• The role is suited to someone who works well in a fast-paced environment, is collaborative, and has a strong political acumen.
• Awareness and understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.
• Awareness and understanding of the City of St. Albert’s Payhonin report.

Hours of Work:

We offer a compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a regular day off [RDO] every two weeks). There is a requirement to work occasional evenings and weekends.

This position may be eligible for flex hours and partial remote work upon approval at the completion of six months.


$77,125 – $94,923 per annum. In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefit package.

• Please upload a cover letter and a resume when applying for this opportunity. These will need to be uploaded as two separate documents.
• Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. MST on the closing date.
• Please note that the City conducts most interviews via video conference and will provide a link and instructions to applicants selected for an interview.

• The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.
• The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials.
• Valid Class 5 Drivers License and a personal vehicle for work use are required.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The City of St. Albert will no longer accept applications in person, via fax, email or by post.

Please answer all of the following questions before applying

* Question numbers in red and with an asterisk indicate mandatory questions (answer is required).

*1. Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
*2. Do you hold a valid Class 5 Alberta driver’s license and have access to a personal vehicle for work use?

Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone) on closing date.

If you encounter issues with the City's employment portal, from Monday to Friday between 6am - 6pm MST (excluding holidays), you can request assistance by emailing or calling 1-877-427-7717.