Job Posting

Coordinator, Indigenous Programs

Temporary full-time


University of Guelph

Deadline: July 7, 2020

Posted: June 30, 2020

Reporting to the Special Advisor to the Provost on Indigenous Initiatives and working closely with the Indigenous Student Advisor, the Coordinator, Indigenous Programs is a strategically important position that directly contributes to the development and the persistence of First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners.

The Coordinator designs, implements and evaluates a range of innovative programs and services that meets the changing needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis undergraduate and graduate students and supports their holistic development. Through on- and off-campus collaboration and utilizing promising practices, the Coordinator, Indigenous Programs provides leadership for advancing Indigenous programs and events with a focus on Indigenous worldviews, cultures, languages, diversity and current issues. Responsibilities include: coordinating and evaluating Indigenous programs and events, including those specifically for Indigenous students and the broader campus community; engaging in individual and group-based student advisement; liaising with community members and programs; supervising student staff and Peer Helpers; serving as a valued member and resource on institutional committees to advance the work of the Indigenous Student Centre; liaising regularly with the Indigenous Student Society, providing mentorship to their student executive and developing collaborative programs (e.g. Orientation Week, Indigenous Recognition Week); collaborating across campus on initiatives that focus on Indigenous persistence and the achievement of learning goals and personal aspirations.

Requirements of this position include: an undergraduate degree in social science, Indigenous culture, social work or higher education and a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience within an Indigenous education context, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; working knowledge of First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures and worldviews; demonstrated success in the development of diverse programming and services, including cultural and educational programs; understanding of the complexity of student identity and education experiences, particularly as they pertain to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students; demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication; demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in Indigenous and academic settings; proficiency in various digital platforms including Office 365, social media and web conferencing tools. Must be able to work select evenings and weekends. A ‘G’ level driver’s license is required.