INDIGENOUS STUDENT SUCCESS OFFICER - Continuing Appointment
Brandon University seeks an energetic and dynamic professional to serve as a full-time Indigenous Student Success Officer. Reporting to the Director of the Indigenous Peoples’ Centre, the successful candidate will play a crucial role to enhance services and foster success for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students at Brandon University. The Indigenous Student Success Officer plans and delivers programming in the areas of outreach, orientation, mentorship, student development, and academic assistance. The successful candidate provides direct support for post-secondary transition and retention initiatives, culturally appropriate support and guidance, and accurate information and advice to students by keeping informed of all relevant University policies and procedures. The Indigenous Student Success Officer will also refer students to appropriate resources both on and off campus, and fulfill other duties as assigned by the Director of the Indigenous Peoples’ Centre.
Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree. Demonstrated success as an undergraduate student and experience working with Indigenous students in a post-secondary environment are preferred. Knowledge of history of colonization in Canada and its impact on Indigenous communities, traditions, and Brandon University is required. Awareness of Residential Schools and the Truth and Reconcilation Commission is an asset. Experience working with adult Indigenous learners and Educational Councils is an asset. Experience in program planning, development, and implementation is preferred. Strong mentorship skills, excellent oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates of First Nations, Métis or Inuit ancestry.
Application Deadline: October 5, 2022 or until the position is filled.
Rank and Salary: Administrative Associate, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Start Date: October 24, 2022 or on the availability of the successful candidate.
Confidential applications should be accompanied by a detailed cover letter, résumé, and names of three references (all in a one page document)
Contact: Eva Goulet, Director, Indigenous Peoples’ Centre
Brandon University 270-18th Street Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6A9 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be provided.
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