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Senior Executive Advisor, Reconciliation (ID: 48858)

City of Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta
$104,609.00 - $149,441.00 (Annually)
Closing date
Mar 14, 2024

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Senior Executive Advisor, Reconciliation  
Job Number: 48858

The Role: 

The Senior Executive Advisor, Reconciliation is integral to advance the goals of the City’s Anti-Racism Strategy and our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation. This leadership position will work closely with teams across the corporation to provide leadership, strategic direction to implement the City of Edmonton’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Municipal Response Plan and ensure alignment between existing plans and bodies of work.  Of critical importance, the lived experience with an ability to create, understand and support ongoing  traditional  relationships with  effective engagement with key community such as Indigenous, Elders, knowledge keepers, and community along with possessing an intimate understanding of traditional Indigenous relationships, history, community, and culture in order to effectively lead and further the City of Edmonton’s commitments to truth and reconciliation  all of which are core and vital objectives of the position.

With your extensive leadership and knowledge, this position will review municipal policies and programs as they relate to the City of Edmonton and the alignment to both provincial, and federal legislation. This position will provide on-going environmental scans on related issues and trends, develop advocacy strategies and support efforts aimed at key stakeholders and participate on committees, working groups and other related forums to address priorities and issues.  As an advisor you will be the central point of contact for City Council, the City Manager and Chief of Staff, this role will be the city’s subject matter expert on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. 

Goals and Deliverables:

  • Lead the ongoing development and implementation of a multi-year Truth and Reconciliation Plan that advances the City’s Indigenous Framework and The City Plan, as well as ensures alignment to the Community Safety and Well Being Strategy and the longer-term goals of Council’s ConnectEdmonton plan
  • ldentify an inclusive, actionable and measurable implementation strategy regarding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 94 Calls to Action and which of these actions can be directly or influentially implemented by the work of the City of Edmonton
  • Implement a corporate relationship engagement team in order to engage community partners, advisory committees, Elders, Knowledge Keepers and Indigenous organizations
  • Utilizing your exceptional communication skills and political acumen, and your unique or specific knowledge, understanding and shared/lived experiences  you will strategically respond to various complex situations. Your ability to effectively convey messages and navigate political landscapes will be instrumental in achieving desired outcomes
  • Respectfully influence corporate-wide cultural and systemic changes


What does success look like?

  • Actively demonstrate the values and behaviours supportive of equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Foster an environment of collaboration that leads to strategies that are efficient, effective, and innovative
  • Knowledge, training and/or education in First Nations Studies, Social Sciences Human Services, Adult Education or a related discipline
  • Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. If you are Indigenous, we encourage you to self-identify in your application.
  • Lived experience with, traditional Indigenous communities, history, culture and current environment 
  • Experience, leadership, and management including organizational change processes and cross-departmental functions in a large organization such as governments
  • Extensive experience working with Indigenous communities and understanding cultural practices and protocols
  • In-depth understanding of Colonization and best practices in order to implement a decolonization plan.
  • Understanding of Indigenous communities, their history, culture and current environment
  • In-depth understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Calls for Justice, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) reports
  • Manage and present complex ideas to diverse audiences and establish clear expectations
  • Alignment to our  Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework
  • Alignment to our Indigenous Framework
  • Alignment to our Cultural Commitments
  • Alignment to our Leadership Competencies
  • Alignment with the values of our City Plan


  • Graduate Degree in a related field
  • Demonstrated continuous learning in the areas of leadership development
  • Restorative, Mediation, conflict resolution or similar accreditation
  • Indigenous Relations educational programs, courses, and training
  • Experience in intergovernmental relations

The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact

1 Permanent Full-time position 

Talent sourced through this process may be considered for similar opportunities within the City of Edmonton.

Hours of Work: 36.9 hours per week, Monday - Friday. This position may be eligible for the Hybrid Work Program.

Salary: $104,609.00 - $149,441.00 (Annually)

Talent Acquisition Consultant: JM/MZ


Classification Title: PT4 - Public Administration
Posting Date: Feb 15, 2024
Closing Date: Mar 14, 2024 11:59:00 PM (MDT)
Number of Openings (up to): 1 - Permanent Full-time
Union: Management
Department: Chief of Staff Office
Work Location(s): City Hall, 3rd Floor, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square    Edmonton T5J 2R7

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