Indigenous Student Recruitment Coordinator

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.

The Office of Indigenous Initiatives is responsible for championing and/or supporting through advice and counsel Indigenous initiatives across a broad range of areas including student affairs, academic programs, workforce planning, space planning, policy and implementation, and training and development etc. Through collaborative and community-engaged processes, the Office will facilitate partnerships that increase Indigenous voices and presence across all levels of work, study, and research at Western. Within this Office, the Indigenous Student Centre unit is organizationally housed, and offers culturally relevant wholistic and strength-based programs and services geared toward Indigenous students at Western.

The Indigenous Student Recruitment Coordinator will support recruitment activities focused on increasing Indigenous enrollment at Western University, under the guidance of the Manager, Indigenous Admissions and Enrollment. In this role, the Indigenous Student Recruitment Coordinator will place priority on culturally relevant approaches to creating relationships within Indigenous communities, both urban and rural, focused on development of pathways to post-secondary education for Indigenous people. The Indigenous Student Recruitment Coordinator will also act as a point of contact for prospective Indigenous students regarding applications and admissions procedures, policies, funding sources, and transitions, and will be instrumental in initiating new forms of engagement on a national level for Indigenous recruitment, coordinating recruitment activities, and delivering orientation activities for prospective and incoming Indigenous students.

 

Qualifications

Education:

- Undergraduate Degree

 

Experience:

- A minimum of 2 years’ experience working with Indigenous youth and Indigenous communities with a focus on education

- Experience coordinating Indigenous student and/or youth events and programs

Preferred Experience:

- Experience coordinating and planning large-scale events

- Experience working in post-secondary education

- Preference will be given to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit in

Canada) with lived experience

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

- Thorough understanding o f Indigenous post-secondary student educational needs, policies, issues, and implications in Canada

- A deep understanding of local Indigenous communities, organizations, and cultural protocols and practices is an asset

- Strong understanding of Indigenous histories, traditions and cultures

- Familiarity with social media and technology platforms relevant to en gaging Indigenous students

- Knowledge of post-secondary programs, protocols and processes related to admissions with familiarity with Indigenous Student Services and Indigenous admission practices across the post-secondary sector

- Presentation skills to deliver engaging and informative presentations that clearly explain information to audiences using appropriate communication channels

- Ability to understand Indigenous student and community needs and expectations and provide excellent service to directly and indirectly satisfy expectations

- Ability to apply creativity, innovation and resourcefulness to daily work

- Ability to act on new information and effectively contribute in a changing environment

- Ability to work within a flexible schedule to accommodate the university’s events and activities

- Ability to listen, inform, explain, and advise students on academic processes and regulations

- Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite

- Ability to plan and manage events of various sizes; familiarity with large scale events an asset

- Proven ability and natural inclination to develop relationships by interacting with people in a professional, respectful and diplomatic manner

 

Interested applicants are asked to visit: https://recruit.uwo.ca to apply online to job reference #21967 by midnight on April 30, 2021.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.