OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (OCE)
COORDINATOR, INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (C1825)
This posting represents a two (2) year full-time contract position.
Reporting to the Senior Director, Office of Community Engagement, the incumbent provides expertise in community engagement with diverse Indigenous communities, organizations and networks, and leads the institutional coordination of Concordia’s Indigenous Directions and community engagement strategic direction activities. He/she seeks to establish Concordia as an engaged neighbour, and active community player that is oriented towards social justice, and a leader in the field of community-engaged scholarship. The incumbent builds effective relationships with members of the University’s internal and external communities and partners.
- Lead Concordia’s community engagement initiatives in partnership with Indigenous communities, organizations and networks and play a strategic communications and coordinating role to improve access between the University and the various communities it serves.
- Foster a strong internal network of Indigenous-focused Concordia units, networks, faculty and staff members, and students to maximize impact of community engagement initiatives. This includes participating in relevant committees and working groups and developing content for the Indigenous Directions hub.
- Develop a strong and effective external network of stakeholders (outreach) and provide advice, expertise and support to external community members in the development of new initiatives. This includes representing Concordia on relevant committees and working groups or at events.
- Manage key relationships with Indigenous community stakeholders; this entails communicating/meeting regularly with current or prospective partners to understand their needs and objectives and connecting them, where possible, with relevant Concordia stakeholders.
- Recommend and convene participatory events and organize, provide guidance and manage appropriate fora for community participation.
- Collaborate with OCE colleagues to support the integration of Indigenous knowledges and practices into existing OCE programs and initiatives.
- Raise the profile of Indigenous community engagement at Concordia by working closely with the Coordinator, Programs and Communications in the implementation of the OCE integrated communications plan as well as the university-wide community engagement hub.
- Contribute to the preparation of an Annual Report including detailed account of consultations carried out, project activities delivered, analysis of trends, costs, recommendations, priorities, objectives and valuable information for effective planning.
- Coordinate Indigenous community consultations on specific policies or protocols (including territorial acknowledgement and Elder protocol).
- Make recommendations on strategic opportunities for major partnerships or projects (such as conferences), including assessing required planning, resources, timelines, and potential impact.
- Administer a modest fund for emerging projects that align with the priorities of the Indigenous Directions Leadership Group. This includes supporting applicants through process; making recommendations on completed applications; completing financial transactions; and following up with recipients for reports.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a field relevant to the primary responsibilities and two to four years related experience.
- Demonstrated work and life experience in developing and leading initiatives with and for First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.
- Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of issues pertaining to Indigenous communities, particularly as related to post-secondary education.
- Knowledge of the University environment and of the Quebec higher education system is highly desirable.
- Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English and French in order to and deal with complex situations in both official languages.
- Knowledge of one or all of the following languages – Mohawk, Algonquin, Cree or Inuktitut, an asset.
- Good knowledge (Intermediate level) of Excel and Word.
- Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, organizational, communication, negotiation and team-building skills.
- Capacity to engage members of diverse communities and skilled in a variety of consultation techniques, protocols and strategies.
- Aptitude to work in a service-oriented environment as both a member of a team and independently.
- Superior ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism and discretion.
- Diligent attention to detail.
$64,770.00 – $77,407.00 per annum
Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by November 15, 2017. Please click on the link below to Apply:
IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.
Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.