Aboriginal Liaison Specialist, Nîsôhkamâtotân Center

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology


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Aboriginal Liaison Specialist, Nîsôhkamâtotân Center

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Positions Available


Closing Date

9 Dec 2022


Temporary Full-Time


Edmonton AB

Remote Option



Nîsôhkamâtotân Centre


Students & Campus Life


Main Campus


Detailed Job Description

order to ensure your application is received by NAIT for thorough review and
consideration, please apply directly through our Careers site at 


NOTE: This is a temporary position for one year with the
possibility of extension.


Reporting to the Manager, Aboriginal
Liaison Services, the Aboriginal Liaison Specialist is responsible for
implementing and providing services, resources and activities designed to
increase the retention rate of Aboriginal students and facilitate in the
recruitment of Aboriginal Students. This position will support the students and
activities of the Nîsôhkamâtotân Centre in order to promote student academic
and personal success. Major areas of responsibility include student advising
and facilitating such programs as the Prospective Aboriginal Youth (PAY)
Program, peer mentoring, elder services and aboriginal awareness. All Centre
staff are responsible for establishing and supporting a warm, friendly and
welcoming environment for all students and staff, as well as visitors to the
Nîsôhkamâtotân Centre.


Key Responsibilities:

With a focus on making students feel
welcome and comfortable within the Nîsôhkamâtotân Centre and NAIT, the goal is
to provide support services to assist students in promoting individual growth
and managing educational and personal concerns. This is done through:

  • Coordinating
    Prospective Aboriginal Youth (PAY) Program
  • Fostering
    community and engagement including the coordination and promotion of peer
    mentoring, elder services, aboriginal cultural awareness programs.
  • Participating
    in student recruitment activities – In collaboration with Student Recruitment, this
    position will initiate, coordinate and participate in organized presentations,
    tours and special events, both on and off campus to professionally promote NAIT
    and NAIT’s Aboriginal support services and programs.
  • Administration
    duties including coverage of the welcome desk in the Nîsôhkamâtotân Centre when


Skills & Abilities:

  • Cultural
    competency, especially knowledge of and experience working in the Aboriginal
  • Knowledge of
    student-related computer applications (i.e. student portal systems)
  • Well-developed
    research skills
  • Well-developed
    Interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed
    written communication skills
  • Knowledge of
    record-keeping practices, electronic and manual
  • Organizational
    and scheduling skills



  • Related
    degree such as Arts, Commerce, Business Administration, Native Studies or
  • Experience
    in direct involvement with front-line educational advising, employment
    counseling, assessment and case management, career advising and/or placement.
  • Preference
    will be given to candidates with lived experience as an Aboriginal person; with
    experience working with the Aboriginal community and with significant knowledge
    of Aboriginal culture and language.
  • Physically
    able to lift and carry supplies as required.
  • Valid
    Driver’s License is an asset
  • Equivalent
    combinations of education and experience may be considered.


Remuneration: $2,063.58 – $2,714.07 bi-weekly, plus a comprehensive
benefits package. (Classification – Administrative Officer I).

This position is covered by the AUPE
(Alberta Union of Provincial Employees) Collective Agreement.

Please submit a resume and Cover Letter to be considered for this
opportunity. Apply online today at nait.ca/careers 


About NAIT

people matter.

We’re proud
to have been named one of Alberta’s
Top Employers for 11
consecutive years. Developing an engaging, supportive, and rewarding work
culture is something we take seriously. We know that people are our biggest
asset – they are what makes NAIT a great place to work.   

At NAIT, you
are part of a community that makes a difference in the lives of students, staff
and industry clients and partners. The NAIT culture reflects our shared values
of respect, collaboration, celebration, creativity, and accountability. We are
committed to equity,
diversity and inclusion and are a
proud partner of the Canadian
Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
and Pride at Work Canada.  


What we offer

We’ve created
a benefits package that focuses on health and wellness, professional and
personal growth, recognition, and work-life balance.

NAIT is a
flexible workplace and depending on the nature of your role, you may request
flexible work arrangements with respect to where and when you work, including
being on-campus full-time, working off-site, or a combination of the two. 

also have access to excellent vacation time, paid time off between Christmas
and New Year’s, a strong recognition program, learning opportunities, 2 annual
all-staff professional development days and so much more. 


Health and safety

continues to encourage everyone coming to our campuses to be fully vaccinated
against COVID-19 and to get their booster shots as soon as they are
eligible. Vaccination against COVID-19 remains the best way to prevent
severe illness and death, and third doses can boost immunity to improve
protection and limit spread. 


Additional requirements

Applicants with education
credentials earned outside of Canada who have not had them previously assessed
should have their credentials evaluated by World Education Services or the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

www.alberta.ca/iqas-contact.aspx .



NAIT is an inclusive employer and
strives to hire a diverse workforce. If you are contacted by us regarding a job
opportunity, please don’t hesitate to advise if you require any accommodation
during the selection process. Please contact us via email at 
[email protected]


We thank you for your application
however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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