Hiring: Data Management Coordinator
Organization: Métis Nation of Alberta
Location: Provincial Head Office in Edmonton, AB
- Position Status: Full Time (40 hrs. per week), Permanent
- Closing Date: Until suitable candidate found.
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 albertametis.com.
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 Environment Manager 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
Working under the supervision of the Environment Manager, the Data Management Coordinator 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 should have a basic understanding of the ESRI ArcGIS software to provide cartographic and spatial analytics support. Training and support on ESRI ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online, and other necessary programs is available for the successful candidate, if needed.
- Support Environment and Climate Change activities, including assisting in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and priorities of the MNA.
- 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.
- Conduct quality control/quality assurance review of 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.
- Retrieve and analyze data, from both internal and external sources, as requested in the support of the department’s projects and initiatives.
- Assist the Environment and Climate Change staff with developing data collection tools and protocols to support the department’s projects and initiatives.
- Compile geospatial 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.
- Provide support for Environment and Climate Change project field activities, including environmental monitoring, site visits, and community events.
- Synthesize data of various types and from various sources into easily understood and publicly accessible formats for citizen reporting.
- Develop and maintain constructive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, including executives, corporate staff, management, employees, and business and community partners.
- Other duties as required.
Skills & Competencies
- Experience or training in collecting, storing, and managing qualitative and quantitative data.
- Experience or training in managing databases and working with large datasets.
- Strong computer skills and an ability to learn and use a variety of software.
- Basic understanding of the ESRI ArcGIS software for the purposes of map creation, geospatial data creation, and editing.
- Experience with ArcGIS Online platform and associated products such as Story Maps, Collector, Survey 123, Field Maps, 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, Geographic Information Systems, or related field.
- Minimum of 1 year related work experience. A combination of work experience and education/training will be considered.
- New graduates are encouraged to apply. Training will be provided to the successful candidate.
- 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.
- Must be able to work in-office in Edmonton, AB.
Please apply online at: http://albertametis.com/careers/
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The Métis Nation of Alberta thanks all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.