Reports to: CEO
Location: Edmonton       
Salary Range: 55,000+ based on experience
Term:  Full time permanent                         
Closing Date:  Until a suitable candidate is found

Position Summary:

This position will deliver services for the special employment and training needs of Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse residing off reserve. Services will include matching women to employment opportunities and providing liaison services to employers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Post secondary education in social services, human resources, Aboriginal/Indigenous studies or a strong background in career and employment services and minimum of 2 years experience;
  • Familiarity with Indigenous communities, organizations and employment and training agencies in Alberta and across Canada;
  • Successful completion and maintenance of clear Criminal Records Check including Vulnerable Sector;
  • Valid Driver’s License.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge and commitment to the principles and values that guide the work of the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women;
  • Understanding of issues related to enhancing the lives of Indigenous women and their families;
  • Superior communication skills, interpersonal, written and verbal skills, within diverse groups, communities and individuals;
  • Strong presentation skills, liaison and networking expertise;
  • Direct experience in project coordination, policy and work plan development, and report writing;
  • Ability to work independently in a collaborative manner with strong organizational skills;
  • Complete understanding of dealing with confidential and sensitive information;
  • Expertise in working in a high pressure, fast paced environment;
  • Ability to adapt to change in tasks and priorities as needed;
  • Full comprehension, knowledge and experience with all computer software including Microsoft suite of tools and internet techniques.

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


  • Fluency in English is essential. Bilingualism in an Indigenous language is a strong asset.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Promote IAAW and the Employment & Training program to Indigenous women, potential employers, and the general public;
  • Work with Indigenous women to explore new careers and maintain employment;
  • Provide vocational assessments, counseling, and career planning for individuals receiving provincial Social Assistance and Employment Insurance;
  • Develop and facilitate in-house and community employment workshops, and project presentations;
  • Research and keep up to date with labour market demands and educational opportunities;
  • Ensure appropriate reporting is submitted;
  • Maintain office space (remote if necessary) and filing system;
  • Maintain all participant files and correspondence records are maintained and secured;
  • Willingness to travel and work outside of business hours when necessary;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please submit resume and covering letter before April 19, 2022 to:
Attention: Hiring Committee

Priority will be given to Indigenous candidates.
Please note: Candidates wishing to work remotely, will be considered
but most work is in person and in office.

Email submissions only. No phone calls please.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.