Stakeholder Liaison Manager, Braiding Knowledges Canada
Competition 1142

Department College of Natural and Applied Sciences - Dean's Office
Salary range $76,135 - $104,709
Hours per week -
Posted date July 8, 2024
Closing date August 6, 2024
Position Type Full Time


This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA) 

In accordance with the Trust/Research Academic Staff Agreement this position has an approximate appointment of March 31, 2029, with the possibility of extension, and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits and annual salary range of $76,135 - $104,709.

Location - Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton. Hybrid scenario is preferred but will consider other scenarios for the ideal candidate.

Working at the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is a community of  knowledge seekers, change makers and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 14,000 faculty and staff, over 40,000 students and 260,000 alumni worldwide.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people — from our students and community members, to our renowned researchers and innovators, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger and more just. Learn more.

Working for the Department

Braiding Knowledges Canada (BKC) is a not-for-profit corporation established in 2024 with plans to continue the ground-breaking work of the Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) and broaden its impact beyond mountain landscapes in Canada. The organization is hosted by the University of Alberta, BKC is supported by a five-year grant from the Government of Canada’s Strategic Science Fund Program (2024-2029).

BKC is dedicated to continuing and growing the work of CMN in Reconciliation Through Research, focusing on understanding and monitoring environmental change to inform conservation, restoration, and adaptation strategies. This is all in pursuit of the shared goal: to enhance the well-being of the environment and its people.

BKC is committed to continuing CMN’s efforts to cultivate trusting, authentic, reciprocal relationships and inclusive, decolonizing practices through place-based, community-driven environmental research.

This commitment enables BKC to deliver and mobilize more relevant, representative research, essential for advancing Reconciliation Through Research, training the next generations of leaders, and informing federal policy and practice in Canada


The Stakeholder Liaison Manager is responsible for building and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including donors, partners, clients, and community groups, for Braiding Knowledges Canada under the direction of the Executive Director. Serving as a "connector" and liaison across programs, partners, and opportunities is a key function of this role.

Additionally, this role involves developing and implementing strategies to secure funding, grants, and donations to support the organization's mission and projects. The position plays a key role in enhancing the organization's long-term financial sustainability through effective stakeholder engagement and fund development.

It also plays a key role in developing, nurturing, and strengthening relationships with First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities, researchers and organizations across Canada and beyond. This role works within U of A systems, policies, procedures and requirements.


  • Relationships, Stakeholder Engagement and Communication - reporting into the Executive Director and supported by the Co-Research Directors this role develops short-term and long-term plans related to relationship development, stakeholder management and fund development; ensures clear and effective communication with stakeholders, partners and collaborators (existing and potential), providing updates on projects, initiatives, opportunities and organizational achievements.
  • Fund Development Strategy - develop and implement a comprehensive fund development and marketing strategy aligned with the organization's mission and objectives; identify and prioritize funding opportunities, including grants, sponsorships, and individual donations.
  • Grant writing and Proposal Development - research and identify potential grant opportunities from government agencies, foundations, and other sources; prepare compelling grant proposals and applications, ensuring alignment with funder priorities.
  • Administration, Financial Analysis and Reporting - monitor and analyze fundraising metrics to assess the effectiveness of fund development initiatives; prepare regular reports on fundraising activities and outcomes for internal and external stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MSc degree in non-profit management, business administration, marketing or a related field (or a bachelor's degree with equivalent experience).
  • 8+ years of professional experience in stakeholder liaison, stakeholder engagement, fund development or related fields

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success with fund development.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write compelling donor communications and marketing materials.
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, Board members, and volunteers.
  • Knowledge of research team or network development and management.
  • Experience working in knowledge user sectors, such as Indigenous organizations, industry, government, or the not-for-profit sectors.,
  • Alignment to BKC's mission, goals and values and commitment to the BKC's mission and strategic direction.
  • Knowledge of and experience with not-for-profit governance and management models and best practices.
  • Experience working with Indigenous people, communities and/or organizations in Canada.

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.


Note: This opportunity will be available until midnight August 6, 2024, Edmonton, Alberta local time.