Coordinator, Indigenous Initiatives
Full time continuing
Institution: University of Victoria
Deadline: September 30, 2022
Posted: August 4, 2022
the Coordinator, Indigenous Initiatives (CII) is a member of the Residence Education team in the Residence Services department at the University of Victoria. The CII is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and maintenance of educational initiatives in Residence that support Indigenous students and Indigenous initiatives. The primary responsibilities are the oversight and management of the Indigenous Student Lounge, and supporting the Indigenous Living Learning Community. The CII will also assist with Orientation activities, resident focused leadership and engagement programs, and campus events occurring in Residence. The CII will work with campus partners and community organizations to deliver programs, connect residents with on-campus opportunities, and promote the UVic Indigenous Plan, the Strategic Framework, and Strategic Enrolment Management Plan in the residence context.
Of critical importance to this position is an intimate knowledge of Indigenous ways of knowing and being. In-depth understanding of historical perspective, cultural protocols, and the campus landscape is required to respectfully, and successfully work with students across diverse Indigenous populations and cultures.
The CII will supervise student staff working in the Indigenous Student Lounge and will provide direction to the Residence Education Community Leaders and Senior Community Leaders, specifically with regards to implementation of Indigenous initiatives and other educational programming. This position may also supervise co-op and work study students as required.
This position will oversee special projects in Residence Services related to Indigenization and decolonization and will work collaboratively with units and leaders within the department to address barriers and improve the resident experience. This will include the need for complex communication, efficient project management, and tactful relationship management.