The University of New Brunswick Saint John welcomes applications for the position of Indigenous Advisor with the Office of the Registrar. This is a 9-month term, full-time (36.25 hours per week) position. The position is funded by external monies with a salary range of $46,221 - $60,093 per annum.
The Indigenous Advisor will work with community and UNB partners to identify service needs and impacts to indigenous students to support enrolment and completion of post-secondary studies at UNB Saint John.
Note: Applications will be accepted from any qualified candidates including current employees who may wish to consider a temporary assignment.
- Conduct a needs assessment through consultation with students and community leaders to generate a foundation on which to build a strategy.
- Review best practices within Canada (and beyond, as applicable) regarding improved access. Document best practices, assess and review, and make recommendations for implementation for UNB Saint John.
- In coordination with academic units, support staff, and First Nations communities, review the curriculum for existing programs as a vehicle to create a more welcoming place for indigenous students and/or spark their interest in further studies, and create connections between First Nations communities, indigenous students, and their classmates from other cultures.
- Develop a strategy to attract, support and enroll First Nations students towards successful completion. Identify the short- and long-term recommendations based on the best practices and needs assessment regarding outreach, admission, enrolment, delivery mode, funding, and academic support strategies. Identify recommendations specifically in relation to the identified strategic goals for First Nations communities (ie education, health, etc. as appropriate).
- Other duties as assigned related to the development and implementation of a more supportive environment for Indigenous students.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Minimum two years' employment experience within a post-secondary environment or support service environment. Experience working with, or in, First Nations issues preferred.
- Experience with post-secondary students, First Nations communities are preferred.
- Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal and time management skills.
- An understanding of privacy and confidentiality is required.
- Ability to work independently, and within a flexible environment.
- Experience within Microsoft and Ellucian environments would be an asset.
Closing date for applications is January 18, 2021 4:30PM. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.