Indigenous Student Services Coordinator

What Are We About:

Fleming is located in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes Region in Central Ontario... a beautiful place to live and work, surrounded by natural beauty and a mere 90 minutes north-east of Toronto. The College’s 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, including hundreds of international students from countries around the world, attend at campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton and Cobourg. Fleming offers more than 100 full-time programs in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, General Arts and Science, Technology, Skilled Trades, Community Development, Health, Business, and Justice as well as other Continuing Education courses.

We are also extremely proud of our more than 73,000 Fleming alumni who are contributing to their communities in the region, across the province and around the world.


What This Position is About:

Working with the Fleming Indigenous Student Service Team as part of the larger Student Experience Division, the major duties and responsibilities of the Indigenous Student Services Coordinator can be summarized in three main areas: Indigenous Student Success Programming, Student Life/Cultural Resource Work and Indigenous Community Liaison Support. Focusing on enhancing the student experience and ensuring effective supports that contributes to the effective recruitment, success and retention of Indigenous students at Fleming College, primary duties and experience will include the following:

  • Liaise with Indigenous students encouraging involvement and supporting their learning, with a focus on outreach, access, transition and academic support programs.
  • Experience in researching, planning and delivering cultural programming and services, including the development and presentation of workshops.
  • Participate and act as a resource within the college community for needs aligned with supporting Indigenous student success and collaborating to include, appropriate Indigenous culture and ways of being.
  • Utilize established connections to relevant Indigenous communities and other organizations, along with strong communication skills, to build engagement and partnership opportunities that align with Indigenous Student Services and the Fleming Student Experience.
  • Participate and act as a resource within the campus community for needs aligned with supporting student success and informing the campus community of aspects important in the understanding of Indigenous culture and knowledge.
  • In partnership with the College Liaison Department, support Indigenous student recruitment.
  • Volunteer recruitment for Fleming events, initiatives and committees.
  • Generally, promote Indigenous culture and history positively throughout College community.

For More Information:
For a complete job description, please refer to the document found here: Job Description
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What We Are Looking For:

As a bona fide occupational requirement, and under Section 24(1) (a) of the Ontario Human Rights Code, the College will be giving preference to applicants who identify as being of Indigenous heritage (including First Nations, Metis or Inuit).  In addition, you will have:

•          Two-year post-secondary education in a related field (ie. Indigenous studies, cultural studies, social services) or equivalent with a sound knowledge of Indigenous history and culture.

•          Knowledge and respect of Indigenous teachings and culture including clear understanding of the historic relationship Indigenous people have with Canada.

•          Traditional cultural knowledge including cultural protocols so as to assist with the identification of Elders and cultural persons and which include credible and authentic cultural practices. 

•          Minimum of three (3) years Indigenous Knowledge training that provides an understanding of the protocols necessary to work with Elders, attend and prepare for ceremonies, pow wows, tipi/longhouse/lodge activities, handling of sacred items and medicines; specific to a Indigenous Nation(s).

•          Knowledge of cultural event organization, Elder protocol and traditional teachings.

•          Familiarity with Indigenous post-secondary environments and related student issues and student success strategies. 

•          Experience developing and delivering presentations. 

•          Excellent presentation and communication skills.

•          Strong organizational skills for itinerary planning.

•          Effective team player with a variety of teams. 

•          Ability to exercise judgment and confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information and situations. 

•          Strong organizational and time management skills. 

•          Ability to work independently and inter-dependently as part of a team. 

•          Demonstrated proficiency with personal computing utilizing a variety of software including word processing, email etc.

•          A valid driver’s license and proof of current auto insurance; willing to do car travel as required.


Please Note – Support
Internal candidates will receive first consideration in accordance with our Full Time Support Staff Collective Agreement. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in joining the Fleming College family.

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Fleming College is committed to building diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible learning and working environments.  We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our Staff, our Faculty and our Administration including, but not limited to, women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to apply.

We believe in and promote the rights of all persons with disabilities and commit to ensuring accommodations available throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform our Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require to ensure your equal participation.  To obtain a copy of this document in another format please e-mail