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Director, Indigenous Relations And Reconciliation

Job IDF0-D8-94-B1-52-1B
CompanyBow Valley College
Date Posted2021-07-22
Posted Until2022-01-18
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryEducation
Bow Valley College is Alberta’s largest comprehensive community college, serving Calgary at its downtown campus, and communities throughout Southern Alberta at its regional campuses. More than 17,500 full- and part-time students take part in year-round diploma and certificate programs, micro-credentials, as well as academic upgrading and English language learning.

Reporting to the Vice President Learner Services & CFO the Director, Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation will strategically lead and define the evolution and continued implementation of the Indigenization Strategy for the College. This will include oversight of the development and measurement of action plans and performance metrics reporting on them.

The Director will primarily focus on accountabilities such as providing strategic advice to the Bow Valley College President as well as the Executive Committee on matters regarding the Indigenization strategy and its implementation, provide leadership in the development of partnerships with Indigenous nations and agencies, oversee metrics related to the Indigenization strategy and maintain a presence within the Indigenous community, in particular the Treaty 7 First Nations and Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3. There will be a secondary focus on developing key policies and procedures that relate to the Indigenization Strategy and recommending changes to further the strategy for other policies and procedures that may exist. The incumbent will also establish and enhance the ongoing relationship of the College with Indigenous nations, communities, and agencies, with government departments, and other post-secondary institutions; and, participates via membership and providing information and advice to a variety of committees, task forces and governance bodies associated with the implementation of the Indigenization Strategy.

As the successful candidate, you will have at minimum, a Masters degree or a combination of education and experience will be considered where a Master’s degree is not held, it would be expected that the minimum number of years of related experience would increase to 5 years. In addition, the incumbent will have familiarity with local Indigenous peoples’ cultures and Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Being, Doing and Learning and an understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. As a leader for the institution, you will have the ability to foster relationships and have an organization-wide perspective along with open communication and listening skills with the ability to develop leadership capabilities.

Lastly, recruitment of this position is restricted to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous and have a demonstrated connection, active ties, and relationships to an Indigenous community and/or Indigenous networks.
How To ApplyTo explore this exciting opportunity further, please submit your resume via the blue "Apply" button by visiting the Boyden Canada Opportunities website at The application portal will remain open until the position is filled.