Housing Supervisor

Location: Iskwewak Iskotew Nihkotawan (Women’s Fire Lodge)
Hours of work: Full-time position. Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, some extended hours or weekends to be expected.
Salary Range: Based on experience. Benefits package to start after probationary period completed.
Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found.


Position Summary:

The Housing Supervisor provides support within the Iskwewak Iskotew Nihkotawan (Women’s Fire Lodge), a 20-unit apartment building in Edmonton, which is operated by Esquao, the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women.

The Housing Supervisor provides direction to a team of staff who play a key role in advocating for women living in the Lodge who are facing barriers when accessing services or supports. The Housing Supervisor will connect with service providers such as government or institution representatives with the tenants or on their behalf.


Reporting to the CEO, key responsibilities include:

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with community members, Indigenous and other partner agencies.
  • Promote forward-looking goal-setting processes to enhance the personal development of Indigenous women.
  • Ensure case management and file systems are in place.
  • Work closely with the housing team to develop necessary supports for Indigenous women transitioning to their own place, a new career or addressing barriers to services.
  • Work with other team members to ensure important organizational milestones are met.
  • Complete all necessary evaluations, forms, and project reports.
  • Share program information to small, medium, and large groups.
  • Contribute to the development of program materials, as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in health, education, social work, or appropriate combination of relevant education and work experience.
  • Demonstrate experience and understanding of wholistic health and wellbeing.
  • Highly motivated individual with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong awareness of issues affecting Indigenous women and awareness of available community resources.
  • Minimum four years of project management experience, and minimum five-years working in a relevant role.



 Citizenship: Canadian citizen or permanent resident (eligible to work in Canada)

Travel: Valid Driver’s License. Reliable form of transportation.

Successful completion and maintenance of clear Criminal Records Check.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge and commitment to the principles and values that guide the work of Esquao, the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women.
  • Basic understanding of Indigenous culture and protocol.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with trauma-informed policies.
  • Knowledge of the First Nation, Metis, and Inuit community in Alberta.
  • Experience working with Indigenous women rebuilding their lives.
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to lift materials and display up to 30 lbs.


To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to: Please state in your cover letter how you align with Esquao, the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women. Please address your email to the Hiring Committee. Priority will be given to Indigenous candidates.


Email submissions only. No phone calls please.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Esquao, the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women, is an Alberta non-profit organization that serves to amplify and share the voices of Indigenous women on the issues and challenges they face.