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Leader, Indigenous Housing

Job ID68-89-D5-74-61-C2
CompanyThe City Of Calgary
Date Posted2024-06-14
Posted Until2024-07-14
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryMiscellaneous
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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 a Leader, Indigenous Housing in Housing Solutions, you will lead a team that supports The City's groundbreaking work to increase the supply of Indigenous housing. You will work with Elders, Indigenous service and program providers as well as other orders of government to develop and devise strategies that will ensure Indigenous Calgarians have access to safe and affordable homes. You will provide strategic guidance and support to your team, and as a key decision-maker, you will apply political acumen in partner relationship management. Primary duties include:

- Lead a team to fulfill The City's Indigenous housing strategy and related actions.
- Lead the coordination of cross corporate actions to address the housing needs of Indigenous people.
- Lead the creation and development of strategic policy initiatives related to housing for Indigenous Calgarians.
- Build respectful relationships between The City and Elders, Indigenous service and program providers, and other levels of government.
- Advocate to other orders of government for policies and programs that align with The City's housing objectives for Indigenous Calgarians.
- Lead meetings, network with community partners, build and maintain relationships with internal partners and negotiate formal and informal agreements with key parties.
- Undertake issue management in a fast-paced, complex and politically sensitive environment with multiple competing interests.
- Prepare written reports, presentations, briefing notes and other materials for internal and external audiences, including Council.

- A degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, Social Work or a related field and at least 8 years of related experience working with Indigenous governance and leadership, administration and institutions in the housing sector.
- Equivalent combinations of experience and education may be considered.
- Experience with Indigenous strategies and policy development is required.
- Subject matter expertise in:
o Indigenous worldviews, paradigms and Natural laws and impacts on Indigenous ways of being.
o Indigenous histories, languages, cultures, traditions, values, traditional territories and their role in Indigenous sustainability and contexts specific to Indigenous people in the Calgary area.
- An in-depth understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and other relevant Indigenous accords.
- An understanding of Treaty and Aboriginal rights and Indigenous people's experiences with government policies, practices and legislation including the Duty to Consult and historical lands.
- Familiarity with the respective governance structures and protocols of Treaty 7 Nations and the Otipemisiwak Metis Government, Metis Nation Battle River Territory (Nose Hill Metis District 5 and Elbow Metis District 6), along with the organization and processes of the Calgary urban Indigenous communities.
- Verifiable membership of an Indigenous Nation will be an asset.
- Public sector experience, particularly municipal government experience, will be considered an asset.
- Excellent communication, facilitation and engagement skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships.
- Demonstrated political and business acumen accompanied with proven leadership, negotiation, change management and conflict management skills.

Pre-employment Requirements
- Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Union: Exempt
Business Unit: Partnerships
Position Type: 1 Permanent
Location: 315 10 Avenue SE
Compensation: Level F $94,168 - 144,228 per annum
Days of Work: This position works a 5 day
work week earning 1 day off in a 3 week cycle.
Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week
Audience: Internal/External
Apply By: July 4, 2024

Job ID #: 310067
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