Director, Indigenous Teacher Education Initiative, Rideau Hall Foundation

Position: Full Time

The Rideau Hall Foundation serves to shine a light on Canadian excellence, and to create the conditions for more Canadians to succeed and to thrive.

The Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) is an independent and non-political charitable organization established to mobilize ideas, people, and resources across the country to tap into our national spirit and help realize our shared aspirations. The RHF works closely with the Office of the Governor General and our many partners to connect, honour, and inspire Canadians.

The Rideau Hall Foundation is a nation-building charity: a catalytic platform to connect people, causes and organizations which – while they will exist for differing purposes – share a common belief in and
commitment to the potential of Canada.

The Rideau Hall Foundation is leading an initiative to support dramatically increasing the number of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis teachers by 10,000 and to promote the systemic changes necessary in leading to more sustainable Indigenous teacher employment opportunities in all areas of the country. To-date in excess of $45 million has been committed to achieving this objective through innovative community-driven approaches. To mobilize and champion this work, the Rideau Hall Foundation is seeking an inaugural, Director, Indigenous Teacher Education Initiative.

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, and working closely with colleagues, Advisory Council and Partners, the Director, Indigenous Teacher Education Initiative will provide strategic leadership for the program and will mobilize resources to support the goal.

The Director will have primary responsibility for building a robust framework to support project granting to expand the numbers of qualified First Nations, Inuit, and Métis K-12 teachers; demonstrate innovation and scaling approaches to educator pathway programming; and create conditions for meaningful and sustained Indigenous teacher employment. This initiative will serve as a catalyst for systems-level change in the country, and the Director will fulfil the role of primary relationship-builder across all sectors as related to the initiative.

To learn more about this new role with the Rideau Hall Foundation and this collaborative initiative, please contact Renée Young at ryoung@boyden.com for further information.

The Rideau Hall Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates. Due to the nature of the position, preference and priority will be given to Indigenous candidates. We thank all applicants for their interest.

We value a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. In keeping with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada requirements, all qualified persons are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

In keeping with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, Boyden and the Rideau Hall Foundation will provide accommodations upon request during the recruitment, selection and assessment
process for candidates with a disability


  • As the ideal candidate, you will have demonstrated experience working within the pan-Canadian Indigenous landscape and leading or working with national programs.


  • A strong project manager, you bring a passionate dedication to, and knowledge of, the Indigenous cultures and protocols to form respectful relationships.
  • Regarded by others for your humility, integrity, and high ethical standards, you will have a demonstrated track record of developing strategic frameworks and operating in a collaborative environment.
  • Proficiency in an Indigenous language(s) or French would be considered an asset.