Website Métis Nation of Alberta

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Data Management Coordinator

Location: Provincial Head Office in Edmonton, AB

Position Status: Full Time (40 hrs per week)

Closing Date: August 14, 2022, or until suitable candidate is found.

The Organization

Since its inception in 1928, the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) has governed the Métis within Alberta. The MNA is led by a democratically elected Provincial Council, comprised of a Provincial President, a Vice-President, and six regional Presidents and Vice-Presidents. This Council works toward the mandate of the MNA, supporting practices of transparency, accountability, and inclusiveness for Métis Albertans in governments’ policy and decision-making processes. The MNA promotes and facilitates the advancement of Métis people through self-reliance, self-determination, and self-government. For more information about the MNA, visit

The Opportunity

The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is recruiting for a full-time Data Management Coordinator based in the Provincial Head Office in Edmonton. Reporting to the Manager of Environment and working in support of a passionate and dedicated team of professionals in the MNA’s Environment and Climate Change department, the successful candidate will support the MNA’s efforts to design and undertake environmental initiatives and programs aimed at fulfilling the department’s following pillars:

Protection of Métis tradition and culture
Reducing impacts on the environment
Community driven involvement
Key Responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the Manager of Environment, the successful candidate will be required to provide data management, analytics, visualization, and cartographic support to the MNA Environment and Climate Change department to assist with environmental monitoring and conservation projects and initiatives. Support will include responsibilities associated with data collection, storage, analysis, database management, and creating data products for research and reports. The successful candidate will become proficient at managing project data using the MNA Environment and Climate Change department’s database management system. Additionally, the Data Management Coordinator will be proficient with ESRI ArcGIS software to provide cartographic and spatial analytics support.

Duties required of this position:

Support Environment and Climate Change activities, including assisting in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and priorities of the MNA.
Provide support for Environment and Climate Change project field activities, including environmental monitoring, site visits, and community events.
Assist the Environment and Climate Change staff with developing data collection tools and protocols to support the department’s projects and initiatives.
Support Environment and Climate Change staff with data retrieval and analysis, as well as the production of data analyses, statistics, and data products using data stored in the department’s database.
Input data collected in digital and physical formats from citizen engagements, field projects, and surveys into the MNA Environment and Climate Change department’s database management system.
Compile geographic data from a variety of sources, analyze spatial data, and produce geographic statistics and mapping products to inform project goals and incorporate into documents and reports.
Ensure the validity of the data/records entered and stored in the MNA Environment and Climate Change department’s database by reviewing various materials, including paper forms and system generated reports.
Develop and maintain constructive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, including executives, corporate staff, management, employees, and business and community partners.
Maintain awareness of government policies and programs related to Environment and Climate Change, including providing updates to senior management and making recommendations as to actionable steps to be taken to best meet the needs of the Métis Nation.
Other duties as required.
Skills & Competencies

The Data Management Coordinator must be a team player who is able to work with staff and citizens across the province, understand environmental management and monitoring, and demonstrate experience working with data management systems. Other required knowledge, skills and competencies include:

Experience collecting, storing, and managing qualitative and quantitative data.
Experience managing databases and working with large datasets.
Strong computer skills and an ability to learn and use a variety of software.
Proficient with ArcGIS Desktop (e.g., ArcGIS Pro): map creation, data editing, Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst creation/maintenance of geodatabases.
Experience with ArcGIS Online platform and associated products such as Web App Builder, Operations Dashboard, Story Maps, Collector, Survey 123, Field Maps, an asset.
Experience with R programming language and R packages for statistical and graphical techniques, an asset.
Experience in proposal writing and completing applications, an asset.
Knowledge of, and experience in, environmental monitoring or conservation, an asset.
A proven ability to deal with a high volume of work in a complex environment with multiple demands and critical timelines.
Ability to remain organized, multi-task, and manage time effectively under tight and competing deadlines.
Exemplary communication skills, writing capability, presenting capability, and a proven ability to produce quality work.
Strong cultural and political sensitivity and awareness, with the ability to deal with confidential information.
Able to interact professionally and diplomatically with people at all levels of an organization and with multiple external stakeholders.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationships.
Ability to work with a team or independently.
Knowledge and/or experience working in government/on government policies, an asset.
Knowledge of Métis history, culture, and people, a definite asset.


Minimum of a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Geography, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Geospatial Science, Geographic Information Systems, or related field.
Minimum of 2 years related work experience. A combination of education and work experience will be considered.

Other Requirements

Ability to work a regular schedule of Monday to Friday 8:30 – 4:30, as well as occasional evenings and weekends.
​Ability and willingness to travel within Alberta. Additional, less frequent, out-of-province travel may also occur, with advanced notice.
Must have a valid class 5 driver’s license and an operational vehicle.

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TheMétis Nation of Alberta thanks all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


Company pension
Dental care
Disability insurance
Employee assistance program
Extended health care
Life insurance
On-site parking
Paid time off
Vision care
Schedule: 8 hour shift

Day shift
Application deadline: 2022-08-14

Tagged as: climate change, coordination, Indigenous, management, policy

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