Norquest College


    Job Location CA-AB-Edmonton
    Posted Date 6 days ago(6/14/2018 5:42 PM)
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  • Job Description




    Reporting to the Indigenous Relations Manager, the Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor (ICEA) will enhance and support the development and implementation of the Indigenization Strategy. This position will work collaboratively with staff and faculty to support curriculum development. The position will develop, maintain and create new relationships with Indigenous organizations, communities of potential and current students. Position plays a consultant role with various stakeholders within the College, the Indigenous Community, external agencies and businesses and the External Indigenous Advisory Council.




    Stakeholder relations

    • Coordinate external and internal Indigenous Advisory Councils
    • Establish and maintain strong relations with College divisions, communities, government and other key stakeholders
    • Participate in College and community meetings and events
    • Conduct local government relation activities, develop effective relationships with business community and other education stakeholders
    • Conduct community consultations, dialogues, focus groups and other events in relationship building activities, research, data collection and administering surveys, etc
    • Work with donor relations to identify, attract and manage local donors and supporters
    • Establish regular communication channels to stakeholders
    • Establish MOUs with communities to formalize partnerships in adult learning
    • Make recommendations to NorQuest on various internal and external issues


    Community & learner needs assessment

    • Develop and coordinate research process to identify local learner and community needs on an annual basis leading to the implementation of new programs, courses and services
    • Coordinate needs assessment process for Indigenous communities
    • Interpret research results and make recommendations for implementation of program and services delivered by NorQuest divisions
    • Communicate local learning needs to College program areas and work in collaboration to ensure high demand programs are offered each year
    • Utilize Community Assessment and Learning Needs Assessments to guide decisions about facilities, partnerships and programs


    Program development

    • Establish a sound knowledge of College data bases and People Soft and establish solid working relations with Program Areas, Office of the Registrar, Student Services and Applied and Institutional Research to enhance indigenization needs assessment and development.
    • Validate new program requests to ensure they will be in demand by both learners and employers
    • Liaise with program areas and other college divisions to ensure coordination of proposals and contracts
    • Work with external and internal partners to facilitate and host programs for Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners


    Marketing and recruitment

    • Establish and maintain community relations for marketing college programs and services to potential students, influencers and clients
    • Provide input and support local marketing and recruitment efforts


    Learning facilities

    • Liaise with College departments to meet the needs of facilities


    Education, business and community development

    • Identify initiatives to participate and partner in that would benefit both the College and local communities
    • Identify opportunities for grants, educational and service contracts, donations, etc and respond, including by recruiting other partners and funders
    • Research new ideas and information to support revenue generation and promote to funders
    • Respond to RFPs, write proposals including budget, action plan, timelines, deliverables and partner contributions and submit to funders
    • Create and facilitate Indigenous professional learning opportunities for NorQuest staff, students and stakeholders
    • Liaise with college divisions to ensure coordination of proposals and contracts
    • Professionally represent the College by developing partnerships, MOUs and letters of agreement for initiatives




    • A completed post-secondary degree is required in a related field.
    • Established professional credibility in the indigenous community and educational circles
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous issues in Alberta including contemporary social and cultural issues and the relationship of these to the recruitment and support of indigenous students
    • Demonstrated experience working directly with Indigenous Peoples in a learning environment
    • Ability to develop and deliver presentations to diverse audiences, utilizing strong writing and public speaking skills
    • Excellent communication skills including relationship building, diplomacy and negotiating
    • Training and/or experience in the use of software packages ,i.e MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
    • Demonstrates valuing diversity
    • Ability to manage the progress of the Indigenous strategy and communicate to key stakeholders
    • Ability to identify sources of potential funding for the Indigenous student success strategy and develop proposals to secure funding to support the strategy
    • Ability to analyze complex issues, synthesize findings and identify actions and solutions
    • Ability to think both strategically and tactically
    • Consultation experience at executive and senior management levels
    • Well-developed interpersonal, facilitation, contracting and negotiation skills

     SALARY: $71,850 - $93,298, Commensurate with education and experience and includes immediate participation in our comprehensive pension and benefits plans.




    CLOSING DATE: June 30, 2018


    TO APPLY: If you meet the requirements of this position and wish to apply, please continue with this online process by uploading your resume and cover letter combined as one document


    NOTE: Notification of receipt will be sent only to online applicants.


    NorQuest College helps students unlock their potential and realize their dreams. We are Challenge Positive and embrace every situation as an opportunity. As the Edmonton region’s community college, we play an integral role in Alberta’s education system. NorQuest College offers a vibrant, inclusive, diverse, and student-centred learning environment that transforms lives and strengthens communities. We are nationally recognized leaders in health, community studies, and business post-secondary career programs, as well as foundational, intercultural, and language training. We are proud to offer our employees meaningful work, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits program, and a commitment to a positive work/life balance. This is an exciting time to be a part of NorQuest College. Take a step forward with us. Together, we can help build and sustain a strong province for future generations.


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