MacEwan University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Indigenous Knowledge Keeper/Facilitator
kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.


The kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre is looking for the ideal candidate to increase cultural awareness throughout the university, while supporting Indigenous Student Success. The incumbent will provide support university wide for Indigenous initiatives, including in class and some curriculum support, event management and logistics for ceremonial activities, ensuring that the University adheres to the relevant protocols, while establishing and maintaining relationships internal and external to the university.

This position will provide students with the opportunity to grow within a community environment that honors the distinctive knowledge of Indigenous peoples. The Indigenous Knowledge Keeper/Facilitator aims to facilitate better understanding of challenges Indigenous students may face within the broader university community.


The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of Indigenous protocols and be highly intuitive to the needs of the students and the University within this diverse group.  Candidates should have:
•    Strong Critical thinking skills
•    Strong organizational skills
•    Excellent problem solving and negotiation skills
•    Excellent communication skills

Position Requirements

Travel may be required for off campus activities. Some evenings and weekends may be required.


•    Knowledge keeper
•    Knowledge of Indigenous languages (spoken) is required.


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

•    Competitive base pay
•    Generous vacation time
•    Secure pension plan
•    Excellent benefits package
•    Effective recognition and retention programs
•    Continuous learning culture
•    Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply:   

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. 

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association collective agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-time Continuing
Salary $59,514 - $86,577 per year
Closing Date July 20, 2018
Competition No. 18.06.128

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