Indigenous Voices Special Projects Officer

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Department: Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness

FTE: 1.0

Status: Term of 8 months, with the possibility of extension. 

Competition No.:  14032-M

Salary Information: The salary range is $59,517 to $92,996 per annum (Specialist/Professional, Phase 2).  The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Primary Purpose: As a team member in the Gwenna Moss Centre, the Indigenous Voices Program Coordinator will work with the GMCTE and ULC team, external/community partners, and our Indigenous Voices Program Lead, to coordinate the delivery of Aboriginal Cultural Awareness / Educational Professional Development to University of Saskatchewan faculty, staff and student leaders.    

Nature of Work: The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness (GMCTE) is a part of the University Learning Centre (ULC), and is devoted to promoting and supporting excellence in teaching for all university instructors (faculty, staff and graduate students). As part of its overall programming, the GMCTE provides professional development opportunities for faculty, staff and students.  Reporting to the Program Director of the Gwenna Moss Centre and working in partnership with the Indigenous Voices Team Lead, this position involves coordination of professional development events and gatherings for staff, faculty and students as well as interactions with Elders and Knowledge Keepers in the local Aboriginal community.

Accountabilities:

  •  Developing, organizing and delivering the summit on Aboriginal Education with colleageus from the College of Education
  •  Developing, organizing and delivering a weekend learning retreat for undergraduate student leaders on topics related to Indigenous Voices
  •  Supporting the development and delivery of the Indigenous Voices Programme
  •  Contributing to the organization and delivery of bespoke versions of the Indigenous Voices Programme customized for faculty and staff in particular U of S Colleges.
  •  Working with individuals and groups from local Aboriginal Communities to ensure that programming is connected to the local roots
  •  Assisting with the identification and recruitment of facilitators, speakers, Knowledge Keepers and Elders to work with the Indigenous Voices program
  •  Working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous faculty members to ensure all Indigenous Voices programming is relevant in the UofS context
  •  Partnering with coordinators in various colleges and units across the campus in developing new programming related to Aboriginal Education
  •  Assisting the Program Lead in report writing, program evaluation, and preparation of documents for publication.

Qualifications
Education: A bachelor’s degree with specific training in Indigenous education

Experience: Two years of experience in program coordination, preferably in areas of Indigenous knowledge, culture, or education. Experience working in a school system or institution of higher education would be considered strong assets.

Skills: Knowledge of/experience with  Aboriginal cultures, histories, world views, ways of knowing, ceremonies is vital.  Connections with a local Aboriginal community and a good knowledge of protocols for working with Elders and Knowledge Keepers is essential.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Knowledge of educational technologies and social media tools is an asset.      

This position is in scope of the Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association.

Please apply no later than January 21, 2014 at 4:30pm.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Nancy Turner at 306-966-1804.  

Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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