Coordinator: Indigenous Student Engagement, Concordia University Montreal



NOTE: This posting represents a one year full-time contract position.


Reporting to the Coordinator, Otsenhákta Student Centre, the incumbent acts as an advisor to Indigenous students on academic and non-academic programs and services. They will work in collaboration with campus partners to provide culturally safe student support services to Indigenous students. The incumbent may be called upon to represent the unit on internal and external committees.


  • Provide support, guidance and advice to Indigenous students requiring help in the resolution of issues that have the potential to affect retention and academic success.  Advocate on behalf of students in complex situations.
  • Work in close collaboration with faculty, departmental academic advisors, and student services units to help students in personal or academic need access timely and appropriate sources of help.
  • Maintain statistics on student demographics and requests for services to help create strategies that aim to improve service delivery.
  • Liaise with Indigenous post-secondary funding bodies to help students obtain sponsorship for their studies.
  • Keep up to date on best practices and trends in Indigenous student support and assess relevance to Concordia’s Indigenous student population.
  • Plan, organize and deliver workshops and events designed to build student capacity in writing and study skills, time management and classroom interaction, in collaboration with other student services units.
  • Create and maintain a database of scholarships, awards, and bursaries available to Indigenous students and help students with their applications as required.
  • Participate in major events across the University such as Orientation and Open House.
  • Help plan and organize special activities for the Centre.
  • Participate in faculty and university meetings related to Indigenous student issues.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree with two to four years of related work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with Indigenous people, communities, collectives, and organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous student experiences and issues in post-secondary education.
  • Knowledge of an Indigenous language, an asset.
  • Knowledge of the university environment, desirable.
  • Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English and basic knowledge (Level 3) of spoken French.
  • Good knowledge (Intermediate level) of Word and Excel.
  • Experience leading discussion groups or facilitating meetings.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work autonomously and to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Resourceful and dedicated to helping students succeed.
  • Ability to work outside normal operating hours for special events.

Please send your curriculum vitae with a covering letter by September 21, 2022.  Apply online:


$70,722 - $84,458 per annum        

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.