Indigenous Strategies Manager

Provost & Vice Provost (VP) Academic Admin

Competition No.  -    A103149330D1
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

In accordance with the Administrative and Professional Officer Agreement, this full-time continuing position offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits and annual salary range of $63,257 to $105,433.

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Position summary:

The University of Alberta is currently seeking to hire for the role of Indigenous Strategies Manager. Reporting to the Vice-Provost (Indigenous Programming and Research), the Indigenous Strategies Manager (ISM) is responsible for implementing strategic initiatives emerging from Braiding Past, Present, and Future: University of Alberta Indigenous Strategic Plan and liaising with other units at the University on their own initiatives under the plan.


  • Under the leadership of the Vice-Provost, coordinates project planning and implementation for specific initiatives under Braiding Past, Present, and Future: University of Alberta Indigenous Strategic Plan.
  • Develops a list of all relevant stakeholders for initiatives and designs and implements comprehensive consultation plans to ensure appropriate engagement with stakeholders.
  • Plans and executes approval processes for initiatives, in consultation with University Governance.
  • With direction from the Vice-Provost, plans and tracks implementation of strategic initiatives under Braiding Past, Present, and Future: University of Alberta Indigenous Strategic Plan.
  • Works with the Office of External Relations to communicate outcomes of the Braiding Past, Present, and Future: University of Alberta Indigenous Strategic Plan initiatives to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develops and tracks measures of success for Braiding Past, Present, and Future: University of Alberta Indigenous Strategic Plan and for specific initiatives within the plan. Monitors and recommends adjustments to measures as appropriate.
  • Where issues arise that affect the work of the Vice-Provost, the ISM will provide strategic advice on the impact of those issues, especially as they pertain to strategic initiatives in the portfolio. The ISM will be a critical component of the team that works to resolve and respond to issues.

To be successful in this position, the incumbent will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Master's degree at a minimum. A PhD is a valuable asset to this position. Equivalent relevant experience will be considered
  • Extensive knowledge of Indigenous communities in Alberta and familiarity with Indigenous cultures, traditions, and knowledge
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent data analysis and data presentation skills
  • Excellent diplomacy and interpersonal skills
  • Relationship building experiences with international and external stakeholders
  • Awareness of internal and external data sources relevant to the post-secondary sector
  • Project management skills
  • Meeting and event organization skills
  • The ISM will be capable of performing independently and in a team environment as required

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.