Indigenous Strategy Liaison, City of Calgary

Union: CUPE Local 38
Position Type: Permanent
Compensation: Pay Grade 9 $35.96 – 48.11 per hour
Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week
Audience: Internal/External
Business Unit: Calgary Neighbourhoods
Location: 800 Macleod Trail SE
Days of Work: This position works a 5 day work week with 1 day off in a 3 week cycle
Apply By: January 20, 2022
Job ID #: 304840

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Indigenous Strategy Liaison

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance, promote physical and psychological safety, and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.

The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and reconciliation. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request.

As an Indigenous Strategy Liaison, you will support the convening and facilitation of select Council Boards, Committees and Commissions (BCC) and community/sector leadership groups. You will establish and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders/partners, and Indigenous communities.

Primary duties include:

• Support the implementation of action plans related to strategies, programs or projects related to Indigenous persons, agencies and Nations.
• Support multi-sectoral collaborations or advisory committees to develop and advance their workplans.
• Establish and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders/partners.
• Organize, schedule and facilitate online and in-person meetings, information sessions and events.
• Develop detailed committee agendas in line with meeting goals and in collaboration with committee members.
• Draft progress updates and meeting minutes as needed for leadership, stakeholder, Indigenous Nations and partners.
• Provide technical support during virtual committee meetings, information sessions and live events.
• Develop and maintain risk and issue management logs including mitigation strategies.
• Create and review content for communications tactics, including website updates, and newsletters.


• A degree in Indigenous studies, social science (e.g. sociology), social work, public administration, or related field.
• At least 3 years of experience working with Indigenous people and communities in strategy development and/or implementation or convening/maintaining stakeholder relations.
• A strong knowledge of, or experience working with, removing barriers and supporting equity-deserving groups, including experience working with Indigenous persons.
• Must have verifiable membership of an Indigenous Nation.
• Must have knowledge of Indigenous worldviews, paradigms and natural laws and impacts on Indigenous ways of being.
• Must have knowledge of Indigenous histories, languages, cultures, traditions, values, traditional territories, Truth and Reconciliation and contexts specific to Indigenous people in the Calgary area.
• Experience of supporting a collaboration to meet a goal or respond to an issue is considered an asset.
• Knowledge of and experience working with Indigenous communities, social service sectors, government, lived-experience networks or collaboratives is considered an asset.
• Knowledge of leadership-to-leadership relations will be considered asset.
• Ability to work on a team in a changing, fast paced and political environment is required.
• Political acumen, good judgement, strong communication skills, as well as, organizational skills are required.
Pre-employment Requirements
• Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

• Effective November 1, 2021, all City of Calgary employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For more information, please refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.