Provincial Language Coordinator

Posted Date: March 15, 2024


This job is classified as full-time (37.5 hours/week) and is a funding-based position.

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


This individual will interpret information gathered and data collected through a province-wide environmental scan and identify potential programming, practices, and resources that will serve to inform a Friendship Centres Language Plan that will support the development and delivery of programming for urban Indigenous people to discover, reclaim, and revitalize Indigenous languages.

  • To work in collaboration with ANFCA leadership to create a viable language plan and resource guide to support the creation and advancement of language programming Friendship Centre communities across Alberta.
  • To develop pathways to share best practices, tools, and information regarding Indigenous languages across the Friendship Centre network in Alberta.
  • Develop tools and data management practices to track language programming and to capture narrative reporting to advance the language programming capacity of Alberta Friendship Centres.
  • Develop reports.
  • Work daily in Teams to ensure documents are saved, filed, and shared appropriately.
  • Communicate directly with Friendship Centres.
  • Ability to lead effective community engagements.
  • Other related duties as directed by the Leadership Team.

Location: Edmonton, AB


  • Experience with reconciliation, Indigenous languages, and community-based programming. Knowledge of UNDRIP.
  • Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment and at the community level.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and schedule demanding work assignments.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 products. Teams experience is essential. Capacity to quickly learn software.
  • Develop and maintain efficient and effective recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Possess advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to gather and research relevant data, compile information, proposal development, and prepare reports.
  • Knowledge of urban Indigenous Friendship Centre Movement, structure, and processes will be considered an asset.

Requirements (or Qualifications)

Post Secondary degree or related equivalencies. A minimum of three years of direct project experience that relates to the duties and responsibilities specified.

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