The University of New Brunswick Fredericton welcomes applications for the position of Indigenous Liaison with the Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management (ForEM). This is a term ending August 5, 2022, full-time (36.25 hours per week) position. The position is funded by external monies with a salary of $21.40 per hour.
The ForEM Indigenous Liaison position helps align ForEM's goals with respect to the "Calls to Action" of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada to spread awareness among our student body on the history and importance of the Indigenous cultures and help to foster an academic space where Indigenous students feel safe and welcome.
- Sit as a member on the ForEM Meskeyi Working Group that aims to create opportunities for activities around the TRC "Calls to Action" within our faculty.
- Develop initiatives to increase awareness of ForEM research across New Brunswick, and beyond, as it relates to Indigenous communities and is conducted on unceded lands.
- Improve the faculty environment for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students by promoting cross-cultural understanding.
- Work with course instructors to find opportunities to include Indigenous content (e.g., helping to identify relevant Indigenous guest speakers, collating learning materials, culturally appropriate learning activities, etc.).
- Help to ensure Indigenous participation in event planning, proposals, and developments for long-term projects.
- Visit communities and share information from the faculty.
- Provide leadership, cultural awareness, and other services to our students.
- Act as a link between ForEM and local Indigenous communities.
- Collaborate with other ForEM staff to create culturally-competent events.
- Help ensure strong ties to Indigenous learning and connect with Elder/Spiritual Advisors in the community.
- Understand the importance of major days in the history of Indigenous Wabanaki communities
- Help the ForEM Executive team to align organizational goals with the goals of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
- Submit a monthly report of activities to the Dean.
- Other duties as assigned by the Dean.
- Must be Indigenous or First Nations.
- Must be currently unemployed, or under-employed, and a recent graduate (within 3-4 years) of graduation of a college or university program.
- Excellent communication and organization skills.
- Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.
- Ability to work independently in a fast-paced office environment, and within a budget.
Closing date for applications is September 10, 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.