Manager, Aboriginal Services

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NATURE & SCOPE:
• The Manager will work with College administrators, instructors and staff, advising on program planning and priorities, services, policy and procedures to facilitate the access, transition, retention and success of Aboriginal students. The Manager will engage in change agent leadership practices building a culture of knowledge, transparency and learning with reciprocity and collective development. The manager will regularly assess, collaborate and report outcomes of the PG operations with the regional campuses ARC staff.
• The Manager will consult with the Director of Student Success and the Executive Director of Aboriginal Education in the development of an inclusive, Indigenous place of learning for college and Student Affairs staff through a shared student success philosophy, goals, objectives and policies for the ARC-PG that are consistent with the overall mission and goals of the College, and the Aboriginal Education Strategy for Student Success. The incumbent will track outcomes and next steps towards achieving the mission and goals of CNC.
• Will be part of a team actively engaged in contributing to and accomplishing the vision, mission, and goals of the College and in supporting the aspirations and needs of our learners.
• Will promote a positive work atmosphere by interacting and communicating in a professional manner that demonstrates mutual respect with students and colleagues.

****This position requires a person of Aboriginal ancestry who also meets all other necessary qualifications.

Skills & Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to post-secondary Aboriginal education, a Master’s Degree would be considered an asset;
• A minimum of 3 years’ full-time administrative and/or management experience relating to Aboriginal education in a post-secondary institution, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
• Thorough knowledge of Aboriginal communities and the components of Aboriginal student success in a post-secondary environment;
• Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a positive student-centred working environment that supports learning and the provision of service for students and college employees;
• Awareness and sensitivity to the social, cultural and diversity issues in the work place;
• Thorough knowledge of Aboriginal student success literature and evidence informed practices.
• Exceptional communication skills resulting in effective communication, conflict management and dispute resolution;
• The ability to network and build effective relationships internally and externally
• Demonstrated experience in human resource management, budget development and related administrative areas;
• Knowledge of, and demonstrated competence in service design, development, delivery and evaluation within a post-secondary environment;
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of the structures and processes of the public and post-secondary educational system in British Columbia and other Canadian provinces