Project Coordinator, Indigenous Academic Success Cohort
University of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, BC, Canada
6d ago

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Posting number 2019.184 Position Project Coordinator, Indigenous Academic Success Cohort Group Staff Department Office of the Vice Provost OR College of Arts Location Abbotsford Contract type Staff, 100% full-

time, Temporary Start date As soon as possible after closing date End date June 15, 2019 Salary scale $4, 397.93 $5,253.28 per month (Staff pay group 8) Closing date August 9, 2019

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UFV is launching an Indigenous Academic Success Cohort (IASC) program for the 2019-2020 academic year. The IASC is designed to enhance the post-

secondary educational experiences and outcomes of Indigenous learners and respond to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Cultural and academic supports, Elders, and Indigenized activities and events will be integral to the program.

  • The program will provide : access to UFV academic programing to a cohort of Indigenous students; student success skill development;
  • orientation and access to multi-services, including academic supports, social and cultural workshops; and the opportunity to participate in developing a community on campus.

    Reporting to the Office of the Vice Provost OR the College of Arts, Associate Dean of Students, and the Senior Advisor, Indigenous Affairs, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for implementation and execution of success strategies for Indigenous learners in the Cohort.

    Additionally, the Coordinator will support the program with the facilitation of transition information events, workshops, and Reconciliation and Indigenization initiatives at UFV.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education, Indigenous Studies, or a related discipline
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in the educational sector, preferably in a post-secondary environment
  • Strong knowledge of and connection to Indigenous knowledge systems, languages, pedagogies, nations and communities with a preferred focus on the Stó : lō and S’olh Temexw (the territory of the Stó : lō people)
  • Demonstrated understanding and practice of Indigenous health and wellness
  • Demonstrated sound judgement, sensitivity and problem-solving skills
  • Well-developed research and report writing skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively, exhibiting respect for all colleagues in a team environment.
  • Confident communicator and presenter : excellent writing, editing, proofreading and oral communication skills
  • A demonstrated record of organizational and / or administrative work
  • Proven success in developing and maintaining positive working relationships with internal and external partners
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, including successful experience in project management
  • Strong communication, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Applicants must be self-directed, proactive, and accountable
  • Demonstrated professionalism, judgement and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Highly resourceful, organized, and with demonstrated ability to take initiative and be creative
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong qualitative research skills
  • Experience in event planning
  • Relevant experience in office management, organizing and managing records
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products.
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