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Coordinator, Indigenous Student Access (2 positions available)

Vancouver Island University
Nanaimo (City), British Columbia (CA)
CUPE 6: $28.12 per hour
Closing date
Jul 19, 2024

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Admin / Clerical, Coordinator
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Under the general supervision of the Director, Office of Indigenous Education and Engagement, this position works directly with Indigenous students enrolled in VIU courses and programs, connecting them with academic supports and resources, such as advising, counselling, student aid, enrolment support, tutoring, peer support, IT help, cultural support, etc. This position is dedicated to empowering Indigenous learners to achieve success and realize their academic and professional goals.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Meeting with students to identify relevant resources and supports tailored to their needs
  • Monitoring student progress, including regular check-ins
  • Supporting students' completion of coursework by connecting them with instructors, tutors, and other resources
  • Helping students navigate the VIU Learn online learning platform
  • Assisting students complete registration, scholarship, and other forms/processes
  • Helping students make appointments with VIU resource people and accompanying students to appointments with VIU resource people, such as Academic Advisors
  • Occasional travel into community may be required.
  • Contribute to the work of the VIU Collaborative Assessment, Referral and Education Committee (CARE Team)
  • Participate in a wide range of activities, including, student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.

For this position, we also want to highlight that First Nations, Inuit, or Metis ancestry is regarded as directly relevant to the skills and knowledge for excellence in the position. Pursuant to Section 41 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, priority will be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry.

Required Qualifications:

Two-year post-secondary diploma in a relevant subject area (such as social work, education, mental health, child and youth care), or equivalent, from an appropriately accredited institution, and a minimum of three years recent relevant experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


MATTER HERE. At Vancouver Island University, your work matters.

Situated on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples, Vancouver Island University is a comprehensive teaching university with 15,000 students across four campuses. VIU proudly fosters student success, strong community connections and international collaborations by providing access to a wide range of programs, from academic undergraduate and master’s to industry-responsive trades and vocational training. VIU is fortunate to host a large number of Indigenous students and provides a learning environment that is accessible, relevant for all learners, celebrates success and acknowledges history and traditions. To be a part of the VIU community is to know what it is like to matter here.

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