Indigenous Relations Manager
This Manager acts as a champion for Indigenous inclusion internally and externally. This Manager will lead and engage the organization inter-departmentally by guiding the Indigenous strategy implementation.
KEY ACCOUNTABILTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Collaborate with WBF management team to capture and deliver on unique opportunities e.g. Indigenous companies looking to recruit, train and hire Indigenous women.
- Collaborate with the WBF Management team to contribute to WBF program development particularly related to Indigenous programming.
- Provide expert policy and program development recommendations and advice to the executive and management teams.
- Internal Advocacy regarding Indigenous policy and/or best practices.
- Ensure there is effective and efficient contract management as it relates to the overall Indigenous strategy, Indigenous grants and FMNI Communities.
- Ensure that all engagement and training initiatives are being met and that funders are satisfied with those efforts; produce and/or contribute to reports in conjunction with funders as required.
- Lead, Develop and Mentor the Indigenous Relations team.
- Lead the cross departmental implementation of the WBF Indigenous strategy.
- Engage and Drive WBF in Indigenous, awareness and inclusion across the organization.
- Actively support and continuously improve WBF’s engagement of Indigenous women in exploring, preparing for and successfully entering Alberta’s trades workforce.
- Represent WBF at various events and networking opportunities that align with organizational objectives.
- Advise and collaborate on Foundational Learning opportunities based on economic development opportunities.
- Research grant proposal trends pertinent to WBF’s stakeholders; research key audiences if/as required.
- Some travel as required.
- Flexible, adaptable and persuasive.
- Creative and solutions oriented.
- Empathetic, non-judgmental and patient while focused on outcomes.
- Strategic and entrepreneurial mindset; sees possibilities.
- Inclusive and culturally open.
- Relationship builder.
- Strong communicator.
- Ability to provide context.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Strategic thinking and planning from scratch.
- Creative problem solving skills with limited resources.
- Relationship and business/organization development skills.
- Very strong communications skills – written and oral.
- Understands the barriers facing Indigenous women from personal experiences.
- Ability to collaborate across boundaries and be truly inclusive of all Indigenous peoples.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- 10+ Years of leadership experience working with Indigenous communities in Alberta.
- Extensive cross-functional track record working across departments to find creative solutions.
- Experience working with Indigenous women; training, workshops, mentoring & supporting ideal.
- Relevant undergraduate and graduate degrees or diploma ideal (experience in communities working with Indigenous
- women trumps the academic).
- Evidence of ongoing learning in related area – fund development, business development, sales.
- Exposure to social purpose or NFP organizations.
- History of meeting financial or business development targets.
Interested applicants can e-mail their cover letter and resume to Human Resources at careers@womenbuildingfutures. com.
Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Open until suitable candidate is found
Job Type: Full-time