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Post Secondary Education (PSE) Advisor

Posted: June 13, 2024

The Role

Position Status: Full Time (40 hours/week), 1 Year Contract with Possibility of Becoming Permanent

The Organization

Rupertsland Institute (RLI) is an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) and has a triple mandate in education, training, and research. With a decentralized network of 10 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

Rupertsland Institute (RLI) is recruiting for a Post-Secondary Education (PSE) Advisor. The PSE Advisor is responsible for assisting Métis students to achieve education goals by conducting needs assessments and case managing interventions. This includes assisting students with Skill Enhancement, Employment Maintenance, Career Decision Making and Job Search requirements. The PSE Advisor is also responsible for assisting students to identify and overcome barriers to attending post-secondary, advising students on MNA/Otipemisiwak Métis Government and their programs, and RLI programs and eligibility criteria.

To Fit the Role


  • Describe the eligibility criteria and the range of services available to the student.
  • Assist the student to understand RLI funding eligibility criteria.
  • Adhere to guidelines in the Post-Secondary Education procedures manual.
  • Upload student data into RLI database (KETO) from Online Application System and develop an individual action plan outlining the steps required by PSE Policy and Procedures. Ensure all student documents are verified.
  • Develop a rapport with students and guide them through a needs assessment.
  • Enter assessment information in KETO to explain each student’s situation by identifying needs or self-sufficiency in job search, employment maintenance, skill enhancement, and career decision making abilities. Describe the student’s short and long-term career goals, barriers, and how the student plans to achieve their goals. Document the student’s history regarding past education and employment, what the student is currently doing, and the student’s future and how they plan to accomplish their goals. (Past, Present and Future).
  • Case management: support students to complete their intervention(s). Consult with students, post-secondary school, social workers, and the PSE Manager.
  • Set the files bring forwards to maintain monthly (or more) contact with student and document the student’s progress. Document information and resolve issues as they arise.
  • Promote other student funding options including student loan/aide applications, bursaries, scholarships, and work placements.
  • Attend job and career fairs.
  • Ensure electronic and hard copies of all files contain accurate and complete information.
  • Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends for RLI events and other activities.
  • Willingness and ability to travel, as required.
  • Other duties as required.


Rupertsland Institute Head Office, Edmonton, AB

Education and Experience:

  • Diploma or degree in Humanities, Social Services, or a related field.
  • Minimum of three to five (3 – 5) years related experience.
  • Experience in a non profit and Indigenous orgaization are assets.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Métis history, culture, and people, is an asset.
  • Knowledge of current and future Labour Market supply and demand.
  • Knowledge of the challenges, barriers, social and economic factors facing Métis students.
  • Knowledgeable of and adhere to FOIP, PIPA and other applicable privacy legislation.
  • Knowledgeable of education programs/institutions and occupational requirements.
  • Knowledge of Province wide resources for students.
  • Strong cultural and political sensitivity and awareness.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, professionalism, and a positive attitude.
  • Strong sense of ethics and the ability to handle and maintain confidentiality for sensitive or private information.
  • Ability to build relationships with coworkers and community members.
  • Ability to de-escalate volatile clients and resolve individual situations.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and active listening skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment and be adaptable and flexible to changing priorities.
  • Ability to always manage high caseloads.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with minimal supervision.
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to work within set deadlines, and to deal effectively with the demands of the position.
  • Proficient in Office software including Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams, and SharePoint.
  • Willing to learn new software programs.

Rupertsland Institute (RLI) Offers:

  • A competitive salary with comprehensive benefits plan including life insurance, critical illness, health spending & more!
  • Employer matching pension plan.
  • Generous flex days and vacation time.
  • Meaningful work in a culturally rich working environment.
  • Continuous learning and professional development opportunities.

Application Deadline

Until Suitable Candidate Found

Application Procedure

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter (required) to by July 1, 2024, quoting ‘PSE-ADVS’ in your email subject line.

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