pipikwan pêhtâkwan is an Indigenous owned and operated company focused on elevating Indigenous voices and their stories. We are committed to meaningful, transparent engagement, ongoing dialogue and communication with our clients, communities and stakeholders. pipikwan pêhtâkwan believes in empowering Indigenous Peoples to share their projects, issues and initiatives with mainstream media and the general public. pipikwan pêhtâkwan has created an impactful team who brings a much leaded lens to public relations. Majority of our team identifies as Indigenous or as a person of colour.
At pipikwan pêhtâkwan we pride ourselves as helpers who understand the barriers and know the language that resonates with our peoples. We collaborate with our partners to build communications strategies that work for Indigenous communities. We are guided by our vision, mission and values as we engage existing and new clients.
Indigenous communities sharing their truths and stories as equals.
Amplify Indigenous voices and experiences in the media and to the general public.
We are sustainable.
We are courageous.
We are humble.
We are transformational.
We share our strengths.
We are accessible.
We are committed to positively working together to create a healthy and safe environment where employees feel supported and fulfilled. We work together while guided by the following principals:
High Quality Work.
Reporting to the Engagement Manager, the Engagement Advisor would support and strengthen engagement between pipikwan pêhtâkwan’s clients and Indigenous communities, groups and people. The Advisor will support respectful and effective community relations while collaborating with our clients. They will create contacts and connections through engagement activities and techniques. This is a full-time, permanent opportunity.
Supporting the past, current, and potential community partners to achieve respectful, honest, effective, and meaningful relationships and collaborations. This includes relationships with Indigenous and non-Indigenous clients, governments, funders, donors, etc.
Develop plans and supporting documents needed to conduct effective and respectful engagement projects, such as engagement plans, facilitation guides, interview guides, and note taking templates.
Engage with pipikwan pêhtâkwan’s diverse team to support engagement activities and advise on other projects.
Collaborating with internal teams and clients to develop effective engagement strategies, techniques, plans and reports.
Advising on communications and engagement strategies through an Indigenous lens, fostering respectful, engaging, and positive Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations and partnerships.
Deliver training sessions and workshops on facilitation and engagement techniques, as needed.
Ability to organize and execute on multiple projects concurrently, while managing timelines of defined engagement strategies and tactics.
Advise, contribute, and lead proposal development to submit successful proposals for potential projects.
Contribute to the development of pipikwan pêhtâkwan’s reputation as a leader in community engagement by researching and implementing strategies that are grounded in Indigenous knowledge and practice.
Represent pipikwan pêhtâkwan during special events and community visits.
Facilitate engagement sessions with clients, partners, and Indigenous communities
Remote work opportunity.
Flexible work schedule.
Shared co-working spaces available in Edmonton and Calgary.
Regular supervision and development available via regular video-conference meetings, virtual team messaging/chat tools, emails and telephone calls.
A minimum of 3 – 5 years of professional Indigenous relations experience with a non-profit, governmental, or for-profit organization.
3 + years experience working with Indigenous communities in an engagement role.
Post-secondary degree or diploma in a community development or engagement-related field.
Education and practical knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of Indigenous relations, engagement or other applicable fields of expertise.
Experience with project management and managing several projects concurrently.
Benefits & Retention
Base salary range $60,000 – 70,000.
Monday – Thursday schedule.
3 Friday’s off per 4-week period.
3 weeks’ vacation.
10 sick/personal days.
12 paid holidays.
Professional development opportunities.
Monthly cell phone reimbursement.
Monthly home internet reimbursement.
$60,000 to $70,000 /year
As this agency is focused on working with Indigenous communities, preference will be given to Indigenous or persons of colour or people with extensive experience working with Indigenous communities.
Deadline for applications is
March 14, 2023
Candidates must have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada under relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
Please submit your cover letter and up-to-date resume as a Word or PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org referencing Engagement Advisor in the subject line.
We thank all applicants for your interest however only candidates under consideration will be contacted.