Program Coordinator, Indigenous Programs

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Program Coordinator, Indigenous Programs

Job Information
Author NorquestHR
Date January 8, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company NorQuest College
Salary $47,332 - $61,518 - Annual
Location Edmonton, AB
Category Coordinator
Contact Information
[email protected]



NorQuesters are difference makers and we’re searching for someone dedicated to making a difference to join our Indigenous Relations & Support team as the Program Coordinator of Indigenous Programs. Do you have a passion for working with youth? Being compassionate and dependable are just a few of our “Q’s” and are qualities that would carry you through this role.

The Program Coordinator, Indigenous Programs, will be responsible for coordinating the development of a comprehensive and culturally responsive inSTEM (Indigenous Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program for Indigenous youth who would participate in for-credit land camps and in-school land-based courses to gain high school credits. Working under the direction of the Manager, Indigenous Relations & Supports this exciting opportunity will use your experience and insight to develop Indigenous STEM curriculum that is responsive to the needs of Indigenous youth in the Greater Edmonton Region and that will enable Indigenous youth to emerge with renewed pride in their Indigenous identities and unique and distinct perspectives.  This important role also involves a high-degree of Indigenous community collaboration develop next-step opportunities for Indigenous youth as interns or other leadership opportunities.


  • Administrative functions for the successful operations of NorQuest inSTEM programs including weekend clubs, workshops & summer camps administration, volunteer management, parent communications
  • Oversee the hiring, training, supervising and scheduling of seasonal staff.
  • Responsible for fall and winter program logistics (program set-up, staff hiring and supervision, materials, room bookings, etc.).
  • Research, develop and update inSTEM school workshop curriculum that aligns with the Alberta school curriculum.
  • Develop tools and resources to help benefit the camp and to increase the success and smooth running of NorQuest’s inSTEM programming.
  • Be part of a team of staff and required to listen and participate in discussions with other staff members and the manager.
  • Attend and be prepared for each day of camp.
  • Flexibility to be available during camp hour or after hours when necessary.


  • A diploma/degree from an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • An understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Land Based Learning Principles as it relates to Indigenous communities.
  • Lived experience as an Indigenous person.
  • Experience working with youth.


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word and Outlook), electronic database systems, PowerPoint presentations.
  • A passion for keeping organized and staying on top of daily tasks.
  • Specialized knowledge, specifically related to Indigenous approaches, research, and Indigenous environments.
  • Demonstrated capacity for attention to detail and program administration.
  • Knowledge of historic and ongoing influences and barriers affecting employment of Indigenous peoples.
  • Experience working with a broad cross-section of Indigenous community organizations and/or Indigenous stakeholders.

SALARY:  $47,332 – $61,518 reflective upon what you bring. AKA your education and experience. This is a term position ending August 31, 2021 with the possibility of extension.  This position is not currently eligible to participate in our extended health benefit or pension programs.

NorQuest College offers flexible work options that include working on campus, working from anywhere or a blend of both!


CLOSING DATE: January 24, 2021

APPLY TO BECOME A NORQUESTER: If this opportunity delights you and your expertise will shine in this role, we invite you to apply for this position online by uploading your resume and cover letter combined as one document.

PSST: Only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted and we’ll make sure to do this within 28 days of the closing date.

Difference Makers. If we were to describe what NorQuest College is, we’d say these two words. We are so fundamentally driven in our mission to make a difference to our students, our community, and to our fellow NorQuesters, that it guides what we do, who we meet, and where we are headed.

So how do we make differences?

  • We empower NorQuesters. When it comes to working, it’s up to you to decide where (on campus or from another location) and how you work. NorQuesters are expected to embody our Qs—lead from where you are, be dependable, find ways forward—to name a few, but how you do that is your choice!
  • We unlock potential. Whether its newcomers to Canada who want to improve their English, students who want to complete their academic upgrading, learners pursuing post-secondary education, or anyone who wishes to strengthen their skills through professional development, our passion to educate touches people of all levels and all backgrounds.
  • We strengthen Alberta. From our graduates who hit the ground running, to our partnerships with government, industry, and business, to our commitment to communities, including a dedicated focus on Indigenous communities, we contribute to our province and make it stronger. We strive to be an employer of choice for First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in Canada by leading, supporting, and being an ally through our work toward decolonization, reconciliation, and Indigenization.

And that’s a snapshot of how we are Difference Makers. But there’s so much more to us and we invite you to explore further!

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