Advisor, Indigenous Affairs, Engagement and Inclusion (English Services) – CBC

Job Family Strategic Planning
Primary Location Toronto

Position Language Requirement English Only

Language Skill Level (Reading) –
Language Skill Level (Writing) –
Language Skill Level (Speaking) –

Status of Employment Permanent
Work schedule(s) Full-time

Work at CBC/Radio-Canada

At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance.

Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.

Please note that this role can be based anywhere in Canada

Your role

Reporting to the CBC Director of Engagement and Inclusion, you will play a key role in implementing CBC’s strategic objective of reflecting contemporary Canada. Through your expertise, you will play an influential role both inside the Corporation and externally with Indigenous communities. You will help the public broadcaster deepen its connections with Indigenous communities so as to increase their representation in our workforce and content. You will be expected to determine actions and deliverables to meet strategic objectives. You will devise and coordinate initiatives aimed at identifying and promoting Indigenous talent to internal managers and independent producers. You will provide regular progress reports on your initiatives and find solutions to any obstacles encountered along the way. You will develop budgets in accordance with corporate procedures and ensure adherence to them. You will work with some independence and with the support and collaboration of the E&I team. You will build solid relationships with managers from all CBC departments as well as with external partners.‌ You will also be working in coordination with your counterpart in Radio-Canada. You will collaborate with stakeholders including ERGs and Indigenous working groups to develop an Indigenous strategy for CBC that aims to help recruit, retain and support our Indigenous staff and improve their representation in our content. You thoroughly understand the mission and mandate of the public broadcaster, which you will ably represent within the community.

As Advisor, Indigenous Affairs, you will have the following responsibilities:
Provide CBC and its suppliers with greater access to Indigenous talent.
Develop effective working relationships with Indigenous institutions, associations and communities.
Identify and develop Indigenous talent and find ways to include them at CBC, particularly in content production.
Focus on engaging with Indigenous youth and foster their interest in pursuing careers in the media.
Help Training Specialists design courses on Indigenous issues and perspectives, and roll them out to CBC managers and employees.
Develop close working relationships with CBC regional station managers to drive and support Indigenous initiatives.
Offer your expertise to other CBC content producers across all platforms.
Share our Indigenous initiatives with Radio-Canada and corporate teams.
Facilitate Indigenous participation in the media industry by identifying and implementing joint actions with production chain partners, particularly independent producers.
Represent CBC at outreach events and activities.
Conduct market intelligence on Indigenous affairs.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) along with five to seven years’ relevant experience in diversity and inclusion and/or in diverse community work.
Knowledge of diversity and inclusion issues, best practices and strategies.
Deep knowledge and understanding of Indigenous diversity.
Experience in the media industry an asset.
Experience handling multiple priorities.
Proven ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams in an ever-changing, ambiguous environment; ability to deal with key stakeholders and internal partners (i.e., CBC, Radio-Canada, other teams, etc.); ability to successfully manage external partnerships.
Proven capabilities in problem solving and conflict resolution.
Proven interest in everything related to organizational culture, workflow improvement and business innovation.
Ability to work well in a team, take initiative and be adaptable.
Emotional and cultural intelligence.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Willingness to travel as needed.
Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

If this sounds interesting, please click on ”Apply online”. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.

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