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Métis Access to Post-Secondary (MAPS) Manager

Posted: March 3, 2023

The Role

Position Status: Permanent, Full Time (40 hours/week)

The Organization

Rupertsland Institute (RLI) is an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta and has a triple mandate in education, training, and research. With a decentralized network of 11 METI-Service Centres, a Corporate Head Office in Edmonton, and two mobile service units; RLI designs and delivers training and education services to more than 140,000 Alberta Métis.

The RLI Vision is: “A Skilled and Knowledgeable, Self-Reliant Métis Nation.”
The RLI Mission is: “To enhance the self-sufficiency and well-being of Alberta Métis through quality education, training, and research.”

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Director – Métis Education & Lifelong Learning, the Métis Access to Post-Secondary (MAPS) Manager will work closely with multiple school divisions in developing promising practices to establish a successful Access To Post-Secondary Program.

The MAPS manager will work to develop practices that removes barriers to future success and will facilitate career planning activities. The manager will also develop a mentorship model as an additional support connecting high school students with RLI employment counsellors by building relations with MAPS ambassadors (High School Grad Coaches/Liaisons, etc. who have signed up in year one). By year three, the mentorship model will expand to include Métis students who are part of the Rupertsland Student Association (RMSA) or previously funded students/clients who are part of the Rupertsland Alumni Association (RAA). The manager will work closely with the cohort of students to ensure their transition to higher education is a success.

Duties include bringing awareness and inviting students to open houses, career fairs, RLI employment Centers, helping with the application process, visiting different campuses, matching the student up with a mentor who is in the same education program/career path as the student.

The focus of this role is the development and implementation of career strategies to improve a student’s transition into related post-secondary/trades/vocational programs and into the workplace.

To Fit the Role


  • Bridge Métis High School students, High School Grad Coaches/Liaisons with RLI employment counsellors to learn about specific career options requiring additional education.
  • Provide support in transitioning to post-secondary institutes.
  • Guide students through the application process and receive assistance with funding and scholarship applications.
  • Partner with organizations and local businesses to facilitate career opportunities.
  • Plan and collaborate on the development of programs with a team that includes administrators, teachers, advisors, counselors, social workers and/or any other relevant service providers.
  • Determine appropriate student needs based on the educational goal assessment.
  • Coordinate, develop and maintain relationships with health professionals who conduct client assessments and recommend tools and assistive devices/technology to help students reach their educational goals and action plans. Follow up to ensure action plan is progressing.
  • Determine appropriate student needs based on the educational goal assessment.


Rupertsland Institute, Edmonton, AB


  • Knowledge of student-centered advising and counselling techniques.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, and ability to learn and use RLI software.
  • Métis cultural competencies: ability to work with diverse student cohorts.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of post-secondary learning environments including faculties, processes, services and community resources.
  • Knowledge of challenges, barriers, social and economic factors facing Métis individuals.
  • Knowledge of education programs/institutions and occupational requirements.
  • Understanding of applicable privacy legislation, such as FOIP and PIPA.
  • Ability in problem identification, reasoning, and divert students requiring expert advice within the postsecondary institutions or in the community.
  • Superior organizational and time management skills with the ability to make complex decisions under pressure while effectively and efficiently managing and prioritizing multiple tasks to meet deadlines within a demanding, fast-paced, and often stressful work environment.
  • Degree or diploma in native studies, career counseling, education or related area, plus three years of relevant experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with youth, adults, elders and members of the community.
  • Ability to communicate cultural information to teachers and translate educational information to parents and extended families

Application Deadline

Until Suitable Candidate is Found

Application Procedure

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to quoting ‘MAPS Manager’ in your email subject line.

Rupertsland Institute thanks all applicants for their interest. Only successful applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.