Education Coordinator

Posted Date: September 12, 2023


Full-time position (37.5 hrs weekly)

Apply by: Will remain open until a suitable candidate is secured.


ANFCA is seeking an Education Coordinator to oversee the ANFCA’s “Weaving Wîcihitowin for Learning” Program and will work in unison with community-based Friendship Centres by overseeing the successful implementation of the program’s objectives and undertakings. In this role you will support member Friendship Centres to deliver educational supports in their communities, create educational resources, and ensure reporting and timelines are met. The Education Coordinator will create meaningful relationships with key provincial stakeholders to support the work of ANFCA and member Friendship Centres in advancing educational outcomes for urban Indigenous students from k-12.

Location: Edmonton, AB


  • Develop program and project-based concepts that will respond to overarching outcomes and goals for the Weaving Wîcihitowin for Learning Program.
  • Support member Friendship Centres to successfully deliver the Weaving Wîcihitowin for learning program.
  • Ensure that program delivery timelines and reporting deadlines are met.
  • Hold virtual check-ins, peer support meetings, and on-site monitoring with Friendship Centres to monitor, support, and manage project risks. (Travel will be required)
  • Attend meetings and engagements with educational stakeholders to support the education initiative.
  • Provide culturally relevant and comprehensive reporting on the Weaving Wîcihitowin for Learning program.
  • Working with the senior leadership team and the Education Knowledge translator, ensure that data and success indicators are represented in a culturally safe manner.
  • Create educational resources to support Friendship Centers and Indigenous k-12 students infused with cultural relevance with guidance of Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers.
  • With the senior leadership team, work towards goals as outlined in the ANFCA – Alberta Education relationship agreement.

Requirements (or Qualifications)

  • Post Secondary Degree in a related field or a suitable combination of education and demonstrated experience.
  • Demonstrated project coordination experience (a minimum of five years; more is preferred); experience having worked with Friendship Centres and/or Indigenous communities is an asset.
  • Software Usage Proficiency: Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office capability including Teams and digital meeting platforms.
  • Sector Knowledge an Asset: Familiarity with Indigenous communities and Indigenous knowledge exchange is considered an asset.
  • Professionalism: Ability to portray a superior level of professionalism and adhere to a strict policy of confidentiality
  • Self-motivated and collaborative: Capable of demonstrating independence and positive team collaboration.
  • Communication Skills: An excellent communicator with strong written and verbal skills.
  • Analytical and Decision-Making Skills: Strong conceptual and analytical skills, with the ability to recognize as well as assess emerging issues and situations objectively, think creatively outside the box, and make sound decisions; is decisive and accountable.
  • Organizational and Project Management Skills: Has strong organization and process skills; meets deadlines; is able to prioritize a diverse workload and manage multiple projects at once; has keen attention to detail, accuracy and quality.
  • Interpersonal and Relationship Building Skills: Approachable, with the ability to build trust and respect, cultivate strong positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders including member Friendship Centres.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion with an understanding of both the Friendship Centre Movement and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures that are present in Alberta.

How to Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to:

Hiring Committee
10336-121 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 1K8

Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered


  • ANFCA is committed to supporting the principles and grassroots approach of the Friendship Centre Movement.
  • ANFCA priorities are guided by its member Friendship Centres and subsequent defined community needs.
  • Indigenous cultural teachings, values and identity are at the core of ANFCA. We provide opportunities for cultural sharing, focused on bridging the gap between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews. All programs and services incorporate cultural values and teachings into their structures.
  • ANFCA is committed to creating effective, vibrant national and provincial partnerships, focused on collaboration and common goals.
  • ANFCA respects the autonomy of its member Friendship Centres.
  • ANFCA supports its member Friendship Centres in creating safe, friendly, welcoming, status-blind urban hubs that provide culturally appropriate programs and services and create opportunities for Indigenous people and communities to become empowered, to enhance their leadership skills and to be fully engaged and involved in community development.
  • ANFCA’s work is guided by the values and principles identified within a 5-year Strategic Plan as well as by the Truth and Reconciliation 94 Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association (ANFCA)

10336 121 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1K8

Phone: 780.423-3138

Fax: 780.425.6277