Executive Director: Metis Relations, Government of Alberta


Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Métis Relations, the Executive Director, Métis Relations will be responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to develop and implement plans, programs and agreements that enhance the socio-economic well-being of Métis people within Alberta.  This role will challenge you to model leading best practices that generate fresh perspectives and new opportunities to oversee and deliver related policies, services and initiatives. A strategic leader, you will be accountable for the negotiations and implementation of formal agreements.  You will ensure Métis perspectives are represented as you lead cross-ministry initiatives and you will be responsible for the oversight of the Métis Lands Settlements Registry, Indigenous Grants and Training and the Métis Settlements Appeal Tribunal. As an accomplished collaborator, you will build and maintain successful relationships and linkages with internal and external government stakeholders, communities, and other related associations and organizations.  Your excellent communication skills will ensure that you provide sound advice, consultation and recommendations to senior leadership.


A proven strategic leader, your background includes extensive senior management experience managing teams in a complex and dynamic environment. Experience working with Indigenous communities, associations, and organizations as well as a solid understanding of indigenous issues with a focus on Métis issues and relations are essential. You have exceptional strengths in collaboration, stakeholder engagement, negotiations, strategic planning, conflict resolution and financial management. Your demonstrated skills managing sensitive political situations will ensure your ability to develop solid relationships in this role. In-depth knowledge of provincial and federal government priorities, policies, operations and programs as well as Métis communities, governance, interests, culture, protocol are assets. The ability to respect and understand multiple perspectives, cultural values and views will also enable your success in this role. A degree in a related field is preferred.


$125,318 - $164,691 ($4,801.47 - $6,310.03 bi-weekly)


Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening. 

Links and information on what the GoA has to offer:

•  Compensation Overview – https://researchapscareers.alberta.ca

•  Working for the Alberta Public Service – https://www.alberta.ca/advantages-working-for-alberta-public-service.aspx   

•  Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP) – https://www.mepp.ca

•  Leadership and mentorship programs

•  Professional learning and development

For more details on eligibility and how to apply, visit: https://jobpostings.alberta.ca/job/Edmonton-Executive-Director%2C-Metis-Relations/561897117/