Employment Opportunities

Director of Operations (Edmonton, AB)

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director of Operations carries authority and management responsibility for Rupertsland Institute (RLI) Operations under its three mandated areas including education, training and research. As such, the Director of Operations has direct supervisory responsibility for the Senior Management Team (SMT), assists the CEO in strategic planning processes and business plan development, and supports and reports on activities related to RLI annual work-plans.

Specific duties include:
• Provide technical support and recommendations to the CEO during development of RLI strategic and business planning processes, funding agreement(s) and contractual negotiations, and on operational matters as required;
• In consultation with the Senior Management Team (SMT) develop Annual Operational Plans for the Aboriginal Skills, Employment and Training Strategy (ASETS) agreement and/or its successor strategy; applicable budget(s), subject to approval by the CEO and Board of Governors;
• Assist the Associate Directors in the development of measurable, annual work-plans for each respective division and individual areas of responsibility;
• As necessary, provide leadership, mentorship, guidance, feedback, advice and technical assistance to the Associate Directors;
• Ensure activities in the Associate Director’s work-plans are conducted as planned, along with quarterly reports outlining progress against measurable outcomes;
• Ensure narrative, financial, and results reporting meets the requirements of the ASETS agreement and expectations of the CEO;
• Under the direction of the CEO and in consultation with the SMT, develop, revise and maintain RLI policy manual(s) where necessary, along with the Metis Training to Employment Procedure manual;
• Implement quality assurance processes to ensure all RLI programs and services meet the results and accountability targets that are set, and that all aspects of RLI service delivery is effective, efficient, and in compliance with RLI standards and criteria.
• Monitor RLI expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budgets, CEO directives, ASETS allowable expenditures, and RLI policy and procedures;
• In consultation with the CEO and the SMT, develop evaluation frameworks for RLI operations as required;
• In conjunction with the Associate Director – Human Resources and respective supervisors, ensure strategic human resource plans are in place as well as annual capacity building plans for RLI staff.
• Ensure the CEO is apprised at all times of any adverse risk, impact, or potential liability to RLI including adverse media relations, client service denials, program and budget modifications, HR and personnel issues, and politically sensitive issues.

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Manager – Métis Training to Employment Services (South Region)

As the Manager of MTES (South), you are responsible for the delivery of RLI’s regional operations in southern Alberta including Red Deer, Stettler, Rocky Mountain House, Pincher Creek, Calgary, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge. You are also responsible and accountable for the development of annual work plans that tie into RLI’s business plan goals and objectives and Annual Operational Plan.

This includes:
• Directing, leading, motivating and coaching employment centre staff
• Ensuring compliance with organizational policies and procedures
• Meeting annual targets and expenditures under a budget exceeding $1M dollars
• Providing effective and efficient client and project-based services
• Planning and organizing standardized employment assistance services to meet the needs of the Métis community

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Employment Counsellor (Edmonton, AB)

As an Employment Counsellor with Rupertsland Institute, you will be responsible for supporting clients who require training or employment, by identifying barriers, developing case management plans and assisting them to apply for training and funding. Other duties include providing job search assistance.

Please quote EC-Central/04-2017 in the subject line of your email and within your cover letter. Rupertsland Institute thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Job Coach (Peace River, AB)

The Job Coach will link Métis clients to employment opportunities by developing targeted job search strategies. This may include screening clients for job readiness, assessing skills, and developing an action plan to prepare clients for job search. The Job Coach will network with industry and partner agencies to build a network of employers.

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Associate Director –Metis Training to Employment Services (Edmonton, AB)

The Associate Director (AD) will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of employment and training programs and services across the province of Alberta. The AD will mentor and supervise regional Managers and several head office staff, oversee the management of a multi-million dollar budget and ensure data uploads meet accountability standards.
The AD will work as a member of the senior management team and as such will provide input into the strategic direction of the organization.

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Chairperson (Edmonton, AB)

The Chairperson shall work with the Board to set strategic policy direction and will abide by the agreements held by the organization. Candidates for this position must be willing to act within the Articles of Association and the Memorandum of Association, and must comply with lawful obligations of a Governor as required by the Board’s Governance Policy including the decisions held by the organization’s shareholder which is the Métis Nation of Alberta.

The Chairperson’s duties include:

• Provide leadership to the Board under policy governance;
• Act in an advisory role to the CEO and RLI’s officers concerning the interests and management of RLI;
• Convene and preside over Board meetings;
• Sign agreements and contracts;
• Represent RLI as a spokesperson at all levels of government, industry, post-secondary institutions and Métis community;
• Plan and organize all Board activities;
• Participate with the Board in the development of the corporate vision, strategic agenda, and RLI Business Plans;
• Facilitate communication between RLI management and the Board.

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Community-based Member (Edmonton, AB)

The Board of Governors of Rupertsland Institute, an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta, seeks one community-based representative to serve on the Council for the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research (RCMR). The appointment term for this appointment is two (2) years.

Métis community-based representatives on the RCMR Council will receive reimbursement for travel as per policies approved by the Board of Governors of Rupertsland Institute.

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