Indigenous liaisons need a combination of related education and experience. They must:
- Be able to write concise reports, facilitate communication, and support group learning
- Have knowledge about Indigenous communities, local history, cultures, and issues
- Understand the field they work in (such as business administration, the oil and gas industry, or health care)
- Understand their employer’s organizational structure, culture, and services or products
Some employers require applicants to have a high school diploma or 3 to 5 years of related experience. Others look only for applicants with a post-secondary diploma or degree in a field related to the organization’s business (such as marketing, social services, policing, education, resource extraction, banking). A cost-conscious attitude and computer literacy are definite assets. In particular, Indigenous liaisons should be able to use presentation software and related technology.
Experience with and acceptance by the Indigenous community is a definite asset. Job applicants may be expected to provide references from respected members of the Indigenous community.
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