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December 18, 2013
Are you interested in a position that positively impacts First Nation communities in Alberta? If so, the ministry of Aboriginal Relations has an opportunity for you.
Expand your career with the Government of Alberta, Aboriginal Relations; and become part of a great place to make a difference!
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Under the general direction of the Director, Aboriginal Economic Partnerships, the Manager, Aboriginal Economic Partnerships, has primary responsibility to oversee the delivery of economic development programs and services and other innovative support mechanisms within the Branch and throughout the province. The incumbent contributes to ensuring First Nations and Aboriginal communities are active participants in the Alberta economy and a valuable source of labour for Alberta employers by developing partnerships to achieve economic, social, and labour market outcomes and maximize the Ministry's program investment, while impacting the broader socio-economic environment of Alberta.
The Manager leads a team that is responsible for the implementation and integration of a variety of economic and labour force development initiatives. The Manager leads the development of collaborative, cooperative partner relationships with provincial and federal governments, business and industry, First Nations and Aboriginal communities and regional economic development agencies. Providing access to sector specific information and consultant expertise to identify and capture feasible opportunities in multiple industry sectors (e.g., energy, forestry, tourism, agriculture, environmental service and construction) to foster successful linkages and enable the identification and development of business opportunities for continued economic growth of First Nations and Aboriginal communities throughout Alberta. Grants to support these projects are managed by the team under direction of the Manager.
Your understanding of Aboriginal culture and protocol, along with your project management and problem solving skills will help you to achieve success in this role. You have a strong knowledge of economic indicators and current issues and priorities in Aboriginal communities. Your strong relationship building and communication skills are vital for this position.
University graduation in a related field (e.g. Native Studies, Social Sciences, or Economic Development) supplemented by a minimum of three years of related experience is required. Computer proficiency is essential including competency with Microsoft Office. Experience delivering programs and services to Aboriginal communities is required. Knowledge of an Aboriginal language would be an asset. Previous supervision and experience managing a team would be an asset. Equivalencies will be considered.
$2,462.53 to $3,951.53 bi-weekly
This position is temporary until October 31, 2015, with the possibility of an extension. Travel is a requirement of this position. A valid class 5 Alberta driver's license and driver's abstract is essential. The ability to work overtime and irregular hours is required for this position. Final candidates will be asked to undergo a security screening.
Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower level of classification and salary. This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across government.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU?
- Comprehensive and competitive benefits plan:
- Pension plan:
- Formal leadership and mentorship programs
- Personal and professional learning and development
- Positive workplace culture and employment options to contribute to a work-life balance
How to Apply
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -
. It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application. Online applications are preferred. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter; resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID in one of the following ways: Mail to Human Resource Services Branch, Alberta Aboriginal Relations, 6th Floor, Commerce Place, 10155 102 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4L6, Phone (780) 422-1674; or Fax (780) 427-1272.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meet the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
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