Executive Director, Metis Relations


Government of Alberta

Job Description

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx

The Ministry of Indigenous Relations works with Indigenous communities, the federal government, industry, and other stakeholders to promote social and economic opportunities to enhance the quality of life of Indigenous Peoples in Alberta. We lead the development of government-wide policies, strategies, and partnerships with Indigenous organizations, governments, and industry to support strong, vibrant Indigenous communities and people who fully participate in a prosperous, competitive and diverse Alberta.

For further information, visit the ministry website: https://www.alberta.ca/indigenous-relations.aspx 


Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Métis Relations, the Executive Director, Métis Relations will be responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to develop and implement plans, programs and agreements that enhance the socio-economic well-being of Métis people within Alberta.  This role will challenge you to model leading best practices that generate fresh perspectives and new opportunities to oversee and deliver related policies, services and initiatives. A strategic leader, you will be accountable for the negotiations and implementation of formal agreements.  You will ensure Métis perspectives are represented as you lead cros-ministry initiatives and you will be responsible for the oversight of the Métis Lands Settlements Registry, Indigenous Grants and Training and the Métis Settlements Appeal Tribunal. As an accomplished collaborator, you will build and maintain successful relationships and linkages with internal and external government stakeholders, communities, and other related associations and organizations.  Your excellent communication skills will ensure that you provide sound advice, consultation and recommendations to senior leadership. 


A proven strategic leader, your background includes extensive senior management experience managing teams in a complex and dynamic environment. Experience working with Indigenous communities, associations, and organizations as well as a solid understanding of indigenous issues with a focus on Métis issues and relations are essential. You have exceptional strengths in collaboration, stakeholder engagement, negotiations, strategic planning, conflict resolution and financial management. Your demonstrated skills managing sensitive political situations will ensure your ability to develop solid relationships in this role. In-depth knowledge of provincial and federal government priorities, policies, operations and programs as well as Métis communities, governance, interests, culture, protocol are assets. The ability to respect and understand multiple perspectives, cultural values and views will also enable your success in this role. A degree in a related field is preferred. 


$4,801.47 - $6,310.03 bi-weekly ($125,318 - $164,691 yearly)


Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening. 

Links and information on what the GoA has to offer:

Please see the attached Position Profile for more information on position responsibilities



Closing Date August 12, 2022   Location Edmonton, Alberta Work Type -
Salary Range  $125,318-$164,641 per year   Experience Level  - Job ID -31224

How to Apply

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Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.  


Resources for applicants:

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) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.


Closing Statement


This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.


We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


 If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Executive Search at [email protected].


If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.