Indigenous Financial Coach

Bow Valley College
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
$52,944 - $70,116 USD yearly

About Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College is the largest college in the Calgary area, with over 15,000 students. We open doors to in-demand jobs across Canada. Our graduates contribute to the economy and community through careers in business, entertainment arts, technology, health care, social services, and more. We are proud to be named one of Alberta’s Top 80 employers and one of Canada’s Top 50 research colleges. Our innovative applied research, focused on health and health technology, educational technology, and social innovation, is helping shape the future of college education. Learn more about the opportunities we create for students, employees, and our province at bowvalleycollege.ca.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Learner Financial Empowerment, the incumbent will be responsible for financial coaching, literacy, and empowerment programming for all Indigenous learners requiring these services at Bow Valley College. The incumbent has a working knowledge of the Indigenous culture, peoples, and communities in the surrounding areas.


Specifically, the incumbent is responsible for:

  • Coordinating and delivering financial empowerment initiatives and activities.
  • Learner financial coaching.


Key deliverables for this role include coordinating and delivering Financial Empowerment initiatives and activities which involve, but are not limited to:

  • Manages and delivers a Financial Empowerment portfolio of activities, programs, and events for Indigenous learners including:
  • Indigenous Matched Savings Program (in collaboration with Financial Empowerment Coach).
  • Indigenous-specific Financial Literacy workshops, sharing circles, and programming.
  • Provision of culturally relevant financial literacy resources and tools.


Learner Financial Coaching is paramount to success for the Indigenous Financial Coach, who will provide one-on-one Financial Coaching to Bow Valley College learners,  and effectively document activities for ongoing improvement/enhancement and for the purposes of producing reports for internal and external stakeholders.



  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 1 – 2 years of related experience and previous facilitation experience.
  • Experience working with Indigenous students in a post-secondary education institution would be an asset.
  • Preference will be given to individuals who are familiar with Indigenous cultures and who have experience working with Indigenous communities and organizations.
  • Knowledge of barriers Indigenous people face in education or workforce participation.
  • Financial Literacy knowledge and skills
  • An equivalent combination of directly related education and experience may be considered.


If your education was received internationally we will require you provide an international education assessment through IQAS, WES, or one of the other nationally designated organizations upon hire.


Closing Date: June 21th, 2024

This opening is a continuous AUPE position. Strong preference will be given to existing internal applicants currently within the same role at Bow Valley College. Please note all successful candidates will be required to provide copies of government issued identification and proof of educational qualifications upon hire and may be required to provide an enhanced police information check.

Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

Bow Valley College is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community. We welcome applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the further diversification of our employees including, but not limited to, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.