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Coordinator, Indigenous Student Community

As a member of the AUPE bargaining unit (Local 071/006), this full-time permanent position falls under a classification 5 (five)

Institution: Alberta University of the Arts


Calgary, Alberta

Deadline: December 1, 2022

Posted: October 28, 2022

Do you believe in the power of ideas, possibility, and in building community? Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is looking for an organized and detailed-orientated Coordinator, Indigenous Student Community who enjoys working in a collaborative academic environment.

This is a permanent full-time position starting as soon as possible. Hours of work are 35
hours per week.

Why AUArts?
Alberta University of the Arts rests on the traditional Treaty 7 Territories of the Blackfoot people and in the spirit of our collective effort to promote reconciliation, we acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Confederacy, which includes Siksika, Piikani and Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, the Stoney Nakoda First Nations (Bearspaw,
Chiniki and Wesley), Metis Nation Region III, and all those who make their homes in the Treaty 7 Region of Southern Alberta.

AUArts is a community of thinkers, shapers, makers and risk takers. We are students, faculty, staff and alumni rich in diversity of culture and thought, challenged to fearlessly explore what moves us, drives us, and implores us to see the world differently.

The Alberta University of the Arts offers its 1,100 students studio-based programming that leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in one of nine disciplines, a Bachelor of Design in one of two, and an MFA in Craft Media. It has deep roots in Calgary’s creative community and will soon be celebrating its centennial.

The Opportunity
(Competition #2223-OC-AP-14)
Reporting to the Director, Student Services & Wellness, the Coordinator, Indigenous Student Community provides daily operational coordination for the Lodgepole Center. This includes coordination and administrative support to Indigenous student events and programs. The Coordinator works collaboratively within the Student Affairs team to support and enhance the Indigenous student experience at AUArts.

Key Responsibilities:
• Coordinate and provide administrative support to events organized through the Lodgepole Center such as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and National Indigenous Peoples Day.
• Coordinate Lodgepole Center programs for students such as the peer
mentorship program, Elders in Residence and monthly cultural programming.
• Participate in and assist with Student Services programming such as recruitment events and orientation.
• Contribute and collaborate on the creation of Indigenous focused resources such as the Indigenous Strategy, Indigenous student handbook, newsletters, and other content within Student Affairs.
• Provide content and maintain the Lodgepole Center page of the website and maintain the intranet, and Student Affairs events calendar.
• Monitor Lodgepole Center and related budgets including program funding, honorariums, expenses, and reporting.
• Respond to inquiries from students and provide referrals to resources within AUArts and external community.
• Advise and ensure appropriate culturally relevant practices for events including maintaining the Elder Protocol and providing support to elders while on site at AUArts.

The successful candidate will have:
• A combination of relevant education and experience. A post-secondary diploma or degree is an asset.
• A minimum of two years’ experience working with Indigenous communities. Experience working in post-secondary, non-profit, or government agencies, and/or in event and program coordination are considered assets.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and appreciation for the diversity of cultural traditions and practices of Indigenous Peoples.
• Informed awareness and experiential knowledge of issues faced by Indigenous students is an asset.
• Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong organization and prioritization skills.
• Excellent inter-personal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and flexibility to operate in an
environment with frequent interruptions while maintaining focus on detail and accuracy.

What We Offer
• Comprehensive benefits package including pension and health spending account
• Annual vacation starting at 15 days, Personal days, and other types of leave
• Paid time off over the University closure from December 24 – 31
• Flexible / hybrid work arrangements

As a member of the AUPE bargaining unit (Local 071/006), this full-time permanent position falls under a classification 5 (five). The starting annual salary is $52,680 -$64,740 dependent upon skills, education, and experience.
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