Job Posting 73324

Indigenous Community Engagement Manager
Work From Home, Toronto Metro area, Hamilton area, Halton / Peel area, York / ...
closes in 2 days (Mon, 2 Aug)
full time  •  Starting annual salary of $65,000

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Level: Manager

Reports to: Director, Community Engagement Application


Elevate is launching a major program and we’re hiring! Come join our team and make a difference. Let's create a more inclusive and diverse landscape together!

About Us

Elevate is a purpose-driven not-for-profit committed to uniting the world’s innovators to solve society’s greatest challenges. In partnership with the United Nations, Elevate offers year-round tech, innovation and sustainability programs via the Elevate Social Innovation Exchange (Elevate SIX).


In 2021, Elevate launched Elevate Talent working with Community Partners across the GTHA with a rapid workforce development program for underrepresented communities. By collaborating with community, employment and learning partners, the project will match training to the more than 70,000 open jobs in the tech and innovation sector.


We are building a dynamic, creative and solutions-oriented team in the tech and innovation ecosystem to reduce barriers to employment through the launch of a comprehensive training and workforce development program for underrepresented communities. To learn more about the program, visit



Who you are

You are a natural people connector and collaborator, who is passionate about supporting impactful programs to improve economic opportunities for those experiencing multiple barriers to employment. You have experience developing culturally-appropriate relationships with Indigenous communities and Indigenous-led organizations. You are an exceptional communicator who is skilled at leading community outreach activities and increasing visibility through public awareness campaigns. 


You are familiar with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and employ a holistic, person-centered approach to community engagement. You have experience working in the skills development, employment and workforce development fields and centre Indigenous world views in your approach. You are adaptable, dynamic and not shy to bring new ideas forward in a collaborative working environment.


The opportunity

In this role, you will:

  • Report to the Director of Community Engagement and manage the Indigenous community engagement strategy development and implementation for Elevate Talent
  • Build new relationships with community partners, provide support to community partners for the implementation and development of the program and reduce barriers to participation
  • Steward relationships with leaders in the Indigenous education, skills development, workforce development and employment sector
  • Establish strong relationships with community partner staff, success advisors and community members to promote collaboration and ensure a clear flow communication among internal and external stakeholders
  • Oversee research, needs assessments and knowledge translation activities in partnership with the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team using a community-based approach
  • Work collaboratively across the Elevate team to advise on best practices for community engagement and program design for Indigenous communities
  • Additional tasks and responsibilities of a similar nature will expand as we continue to grow


This is a unique opportunity to make a mission-driven impact and drive the future of education and employment for underrepresented communities in tech and innovation.


Required Skills

What you bring

  • 4 or more years of experience working in collaboration with Indigenous communities and Indigenous-led organizations in a multi-stakeholder environment
  • A post-secondary degree aligned to the job function (e.g., community development, Indigenous studies, community/public affairs, social work, etc.) and/or equivalent relevant experience 
  • The ability to foster strong, collaborative relationships and create feedback loops to shape community programs, plans and objectives
  • Effective project management and organizational skills with the ability to manage various components of the project
  • The ability to work effectively across multiple teams
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Proficiency Google Workplace (G Suite), Slack, Zoom, Salesforce and/or other relevant technologies.
  • Proficiency in an Indigenous language or languages and/or French is an asset


We value lived/living experience and strongly encourage First Nations, Métis, Inuk and Afro-Indigenous candidates to apply.


Benefits and Compensation

  • Full-time position based in the GTHA (remote work options available)
  • Health and dental benefits after successful completion of a 3-month probationary period
  • Two weeks’ vacation with additional time off over the winter holiday and company-wide holidays
  • Starting salary of $65,000 per year

Desired Competencies


Cultural Awareness - Acknowledges, understands, respects and communicates respective cultures that are based upon missions, practices, people, governance, traditions, financial structure and capacity, and institutional histories. Finds ways to eliminate or minimize barriers that contribute to strengthen the mutual endeavor; values the difference and finds ways to integrate these differences into a workable operating culture for the overall partnership.

Collaborative Leadership – Leads as a peer to enable people to merge from different departments to accomplish organizational objectives. Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit towards mission accomplishments; works with others to achieve goals.

Stakeholder and Partnership Management – Understands the importance of building and fostering relations to benefit organizational needs. Strategically leverage relations through thoughtful engagement, monitoring and improving relations by systematic analysis of needs and expectations.


Emotional Initiative – A demonstrated level of enthusiasm and dedication towards work priorities and puts forth every effort to make a difference. A connection with the organization and brand which tends to positively influence behaviors and level of productivity in work-related activities for oneself and others.


Community Engagement - Effectively manages the process of working collaboratively with and through affiliated groups to address issues affecting the well-being of those groups. Successfully brings about necessary change that will improve the community and its members. Collaboratively helps to mobilize resources and influence systems, relationships and partners to change policies, programs, and practices for the community. 


Join us!

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a fast-paced Startup with a talented, result-oriented and innovative team. At Elevate, we’re committed to openness, curiosity and creating an inclusive culture, as we know that diverse teams generate better ideas and offer better solutions. We provide a safe, collaborative and inclusive space, where our teams can bring their full, authentic selves to the table and are inspired to do their best work.

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