Executive Director, Indigenous Strategy and Reconciliation

College of the Rockies serves the communities of the East Kootenay. We acknowledge all our campuses are located in the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa people which is also home to the Kinbasket and Metis people. We welcome you to be part of our College community of employees who are Rocky Mountain Inspired, Small College Proud.

 Executive Director, Indigenous Strategy and Reconciliation

Position Summary: Reporting to the President, the Executive Director of Indigenous Strategy and Reconciliation provides leadership and focuses on the overall strategic planning, administration, and evaluation of Indigenous Education Services and spearheads advancements toward reconciliation in alignment with the College’s strategic directives. This includes raising awareness of Indigenous peoples’ history, culture, and worldview among and within college administration, staff, and faculty and guiding the College towards an inclusive working and learning environment in which Indigenous peoples see themselves.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree is required, preferably in Indigenous studies; other Master’s, PhDs or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  A minimum 10 years of experience that includes three to five years working in an educational or training setting and three to five years of relevant experience working with Indigenous communities is required, along with knowledge and understanding of current and historical Indigenous issues, cultures, practices, and Indigenous worldview.

The selected candidate will have experience in leading and implementing change through the development of new strategies, policies, and procedures, as well as development and administration of budgets; operational, funding opportunities, grant and proposal writing.

Preference will be given to qualified persons who self identify as Indigenous.

Please see the Full Position Profile on our website.

As an employee of College of the Rockies, the successful candidate is expected to be a lifelong learner who continues to develop his/her skills to help the College meet the needs of our students and our other valued clients.

Successful candidates may be required to complete a Criminal Record Check.

Salary: The starting annual salary for this Management Group position will be within the range of $102,266 to $136,354.  Management Group employees are eligible for annual salary increases within and above the starting range through demonstrated performance.

Closing Date:  October 12, 2021

Preferred Start Date:  As soon as possible

Interested persons should submit both a cover letter and resume directly through the College website under “Work Herehttp://www.cotr.bc.ca/HRD/  Ensure you press “upload” after you add each document.

Please quote Competition #21-MN-05

To support employment equity and diversity in the workplace, we encourage all qualified applicants, including Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who may contribute to diversity at College of the Rockies.

In the spirit of reconciliation, we are committed to increasing Indigenous representation throughout the institution and encourage applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Metis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resume.