Manager, Iniikokaan Centre

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Bow Valley College is the largest and fastest growing Comprehensive Community College in Alberta. We have locations across southern Alberta helping over 17,000 learners each year. Our mission is to contribute to the vitality of communities and strength of the economy through innovative adult education programs and services which equip students for successful living, lifelong learning, and employment in a global knowledge-based environment.

Why work at Bow Valley College?  Bow Valley College is made up of employees who are committed to our learners´ success, as well as each other´s. Our staff and faculty consistently say it is the people who keep them at the College, the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students, and the incredible support they receive from their co-workers and supervisors.

 

We are currently accepting applications for the position of Manager, Iniikokaan Centre.  Located in Bow Valley College’s downtown (South) Campus, the Iniikokaan (Buffalo Lodge) Centre is a place where indigenous learners have access to success- oriented programs, funding information and student gatherings.

As Bow Valley moves toward completing its inaugural Indigenization Strategy, you will be a key contributor, example and steward to foster its success. As a catalyst for change, the successful candidate with be welcomed to live out and energize the intention of the Strategy, response to the Calls to Action and work collaboratively toward a reconciled Canada. Possibilities are endless as you co-create Bow Valley College’s unique approach, respect and understanding of Indigenous Peoples diverse histories, cultures, traditions and rights. You will thrive in an inclusive culture with leadership and colleagues who value your hard work, invest in your development and encourage you to reach your potential. Join us if you are a keen collaborator with a strong call to leadership, community engagement experience and a commitment to serve a growing body of Indigenous alumni, diverse learner populations, and the future of College education for Seven Generations to come.

Reporting to the Director, Learner Success Services, the position of Manager, Iniikokaan Centre, works with management at the College to provide leadership and coordination of key functions within LSS with the overall objectives to plan, develop, implement and improve Indigenous learner engagement, and support programming and services within the Iniikokaan Centre. This position ensures that the College’s Indigenization Strategy is reflected in the learner service and support approach within the Iniikokaan Centre and that activities of the Centre respect the diversity of all Indigenous peoples of Canada and, in particular, those Indigenous learners enrolled at Bow Valley College, while following Indigenous cultural protocols.

The incumbent will collaborate extensively within the broader Learner Success Services team and with all departments at the College, in order to ensure learner supports are available, relevant and accessible to all enrolled Indigenous learners of Bow Valley College.

Specifically, the incumbent is responsible for:

  • Direct management/supervision of the day-to-day operations of the Iniikokaan Centre team, including addressing human resource requirements.
  • Leadership, development and promotion of matters, services and programming related to Indigenous learner support and success
  • Response and intervention in complex learner issues/concerns regarding the Iniikokaan Centre and participation in direct learner appointments as required

Additional responsibilities include preparing/managing Centre budgets including budgets associated with donors, sponsored activities or agreements.  The Manager will assign projects to staff and will occasionally provide assistance to, and coverage for, the Director, LSS during periods of absence.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Preference will be given to self-identified Indigenous candidates with directly related post-secondary experience and community engagement.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in a related setting with 2 years progressively more responsibility and supervisory experience demonstrated, leading a team in the delivery of supports, programs or services
  • Familiarity with local Indigenous peoples’ cultures and Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Being, Doing and Learning
  • Experience in working with Indigenous communities or organizations
  • Ability to travel
  • An equivalent combination of directly related education and experience may be considered but where a Master’s degree is not held, it would be expected that the minimum number of years of related experience would increase to 5 years

Preferred

  • Leadership experience in the field of student services in a post-secondary setting
  • Experience in an adult education environment

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at https://bowvalleycollege.ca/get-working/careers-at-bow-valley-college  or by sending your resume and cover letter to: ibeadle@bowvalleycollege.ca