Job Posting 101689

Indigenous & Government Relations Specialist
Ottawa area
closed 9 days ago (Fri, 14 Jun)
full time  •  Annual Salary Range: $71,408 - $89,260

Indigenous & Government Relations Specialist

Full Time/Permanent

Ottawa/Toronto/Six Nations, ON

Annual Salary Range: $71,408 - $89,260

Closing Date: June 14th, 2024



Employment Opportunity


Indspire is an Indigenous national registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. With the support of its funding partners, Indspire disburses financial awards, delivers programs, and shares resources with the goal of improving educational outcomes for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students. Through Indspire’s education offerings, we provide resources to students, educators, communities, and other stakeholders who are committed to improving success for Indigenous youth. In 2022-2023, Indspire awarded over $27.5 million through more than 7,500 bursaries and scholarships to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth, making it the largest funder of Indigenous post-secondary education outside the federal government. Each year, the organization presents the Indspire Awards, a celebration of the successes achieved by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people that is broadcast nationally.


Never has there been a better time to join this national leader!


We are currently hiring a Indigenous & Government Relations Specialist to join our Indigenous & Government Relations department. Reporting to the VP, Indigenous & Government Relations. The Indigenous & Government Relations Specialist will provide operational support and advice to the Vice President. They will understand and anticipate the responsibilities, needs, and priorities of the Indigenous & Government Relations function VP.


Key Responsibilities

  • Providing operational support and advising on Indigenous and Government Relations initiatives.
  • Identifying and researching potential public sector partnership opportunities in support of Indspire priorities.
  • Identifying, researching, and drafting proposals for government and public sector funding opportunities.
  • Gathering required information from Programs and Student Success, Development, Communications and Marketing, and Finance teams to complete public sector reports.
  • Preparing responses to government and stakeholder inquiries.
  • Preparing briefing notes and profiles and anticipate the needs of the VP.
  • Preparing, monitoring and reconciling VP Visa and expenses.
  • Providing support and logistical assistance at Indspire events as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Completion of a college diploma in business administration or equivalent
  • Progressive experience, usually demonstrated through at least 5 years in administration or program management in the public or charitable sector.
  • Knowledge of the issues affecting Indigenous peoples and experience in Indigenous communities strongly preferred.
  • Fundamental business skills and knowledge of administrative procedures.
  • Ability to perform internet research.
  • Experience with proposal writing and report drafting.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research and provide administrative support.
  • Proven organizational skills to ensure issues are managed within specified timeframes.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, judgement and demonstrates a high level of professionalism.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Bilingual in French and English is an asset.
  • Demonstrate problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Able to prioritize and deal with multiple projects and fluctuating deadlines
  • Proven skills with a variety of software packages; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point) and be comfortable working with databases.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information with complete confidentiality.
  • Occasional travel to Six Nations and Toronto offices, and to Indspire events across Canada may be required.


How to Apply


This is a full-time position based at Indspire’s Ottawa, Toronto, or Six Nations office - we are currently working under a hybrid work model. The salary range is competitive with a comprehensive benefits package, including pension plan.

We are an Indigenous organization whose mandate is to promote opportunities for Indigenous people. We encourage applications from qualified First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people and all others interested in the position.

To apply, please submit your résumé and cover letter to . All qualified candidates will be contacted directly. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agency calls please.

Indspire is committed to ensuring an equal opportunity recruitment process. Accommodations are available to all applicants upon request. We are committed to providing any accommodation required to ensure a barrier-free process. Please contact us via email at , we will work with all applicants to accommodate any accessibility needs.


Deadline for Applications: June 14th, 2024 at 5:00 pm EST

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