Job Responsibilities : Indigenous Project Coordinator – Indigenous Data Collection
Salary : $52,000–$58,000 a year
Company : Rural Development Network
Location : Remote CA
Job Posting #HW 07/22/06 – please note this number when applying for this position
The Opportunity: The Rural Development Network is seeking an Indigenous Project Coordinator to co-lead the development of a decolonized data collection tool. Informed by Elders this project will support the planning and implementation of and provide strategies for gathering data and quantifying housing needs service needs and community development projects on First Nation Communities in Alberta.
The project objectives are to implement and publish a well-defined easy-to-follow process that encompasses the 12 dimensions of Indigenous Homelessness (Canadian Observatory on Homelessness 2018). This Indigenous-led project undertaken in partnership with Indigenous communities and service providers will be Elder-blessed and will align with a strength -based approach a trauma informed care lens and the ten (10) principles of reconciliation.
The Indigenous Project Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the overall project delivery and ensuring deadlines and expectations are met. This entails establishing and adhering to program goals helping to coordinate community partners planning for successful program outreach strategies and ensuring project expectations are met.
This is a Full-time permanent position working Monday to Friday – with the understanding that flexibility is required based on each First Nations protocol customs and needs.
Location: Candidates must be located in Alberta and willing and able to work remotely. RDN’s office is located in Edmonton Alberta. Please indicate in your cover letter where you are located. Due to the nature of this project preference will be given to qualified First Nations applicants.
Salary Range: $52000-$58000 /year based on a 35hr work week. Salary will vary depending on the candidate’s experience and qualifications.
- Eligibility for health benefits after 3 months of employment RRSP matching after 1 year of employment annual vacation and sick leave.
- RDN has a 35hr work week. Staff have the option of working compressed work weeks taking every second Friday off rather than working shorter days.
- Flexible hours (daily start/end times) within RDN’s core hours.
- Opportunity to work from home part time or full time depending on location.
Anticipated Start Date: August 8 2022
- Help to develop and design an adaptable data collection tool that is Indigenous led culturally appropriate and tailored to the unique needs of Indigenous communities;
- Assist with the development of a tutorial guide/training material for the data collection tool;
- Assist with the development of an Indigenous Advisory Board that will inform projects outcomes;
- Help develop a common ground with partner First Nation communities and agencies;
- Assist conducting reflective learning conversations/circles that are based on Indigenous teachings methodologies and tradition;
- Help develop and evaluate strategies of meaningful data collection and engagement strategies that respect traditional ways and honor ceremonies;
- Ensuring deliverables are met and make recommendations and take appropriate actions as required;
- Ensuring that work plans which outline project objectives milestones and timetables are created and followed;
- Delivering the project work itself as well as working with other project staff;
- Help organize and plan community engagement activities and facilitate engagement sessions.
Desired Skills and Experience:
- A University degree in a related area plus three years of progressively responsible related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
- In-depth understanding of Indigenous culture issues and social structures and knowledge of local Indigenous organizations;
- Knowledge of engagement methods and their usefulness to supporting conversations with Indigenous Peoplesthat are culturally appropriate and culturally safe;
- Knowledge of intergenerational trauma settler colonialism and systemic oppression;
- Knowledge of and experience in Indigenous engagement including knowledge of traditional Indigenous protocols;
- Understanding of how to develop a common ground based in reconciliation;
- Knowledge of survey design and experience in data collection analysis and interpretation;
- Considerable working knowledge of not-for-profit administrative systems and processes policies and practices and general office policies and procedures;
- Excellent organizational and project management skills;
- Self-motivated with a high degree of integrity honesty and ethics;
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment;
- Computer proficiency especially MS Office programs (Outlook Excel Word Adobe);
- Personal initiative and willingness to contribute ideas;
- Ability to maintain a very high degree of confidentiality.
- Education in a related area such as Native Studies Indigenous Governance Indigenous partnerships Social Work or other related experience is preferred.
COVID-19 & Vaccinations:
RDN is committed to the safety and health of our team and people we work with. Accordingly it is our responsibility to promote the health and safety of all employees contractors clients and communities we serve by reducing the risks of COVID-19 through vaccination as per AHS guidance. All RDN employees and interns are strongly encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccination if they are able to.
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to and indicate which position you are applying for. We recommend applying as soon as possible. Applications will still be accepted and reviewed until a suitable candidate is found.
About the Rural Development Network:
RDN is a non-profit organization that supports the sustainability of rural communities. We collaborate to identify and bring focus to rural issues build local capacity and find innovative rural-based solutions to unique issues. Some of the key things RDN does are: managing and delivering projects and initiatives helping to identify and access funding to support projects performing services on a cost-recovery basis identifying creating and sharing tools information and expertise and partnering with other organizations on projects to compliment their skills & expertise and boost their capacity.
RDN is a very entrepreneurial organization with a diverse team of over 35 staff and a unique work environment. We have a team-oriented and inclusive culture we strive to help our staff grow and encourage team members to explore their interests and develop new opportunities. This position can offer the right candidate an excellent opportunity to take initiative and create something unique enhance their profile meet many amazing people and apply their skills to positive social change throughout Canada.
RDN is committed to and embraces diversity equity and inclusion. RDN is committed to ensuring an equitable workplace that welcomes and respects diversity amongst our staff board members and volunteers. RDN works to ensure and promote inclusivity recognizing and actively supporting the different needs of our diverse staff clients and stakeholders. RDN recognizes that diversity is and will always be a key component of rural Canada’s future success and we strive to ensure that our staff is diverse. We are committed to removing barriers to employment that are faced by equity-seeking groups and encourage (but do not require) members of these groups to self-identify as such in their cover letters.
To learn more about RDN visit www.ruraldevelopment.ca