Indigenization Project Assistant

Okanagan College - Kelowna, BC (30+ days ago)

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Under the direction of the Aboriginal Access & Services Coordinator, the Indigenization Project Assistant is responsible for providing information to support Indigenization activities, performing a variety of research and analytical tasks including collection, compiling, and analyzing of data for report writing services to a variety of Indigenous projects and initiatives. The Indigenization Project Assistant is responsible for assisting with Indigenization engagement session planning, data collection, and creation of resources. This job will require travel throughout the Syilx-Okanagan and Secwepemc territory and will be compensated as per OC travel policy and procedures.

Education and Experience

Completion of a relevant four-year university or college bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of two years’ related experience with research and project coordination in Indigenous communities/post-secondary environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to applicants who self-identify as a person with Indigenous ancestry.

Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced level skills in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Onenote, PPT, Word, and Outlook
  • Experience in database management
  • Strong ethics standards and familiarity with Provincial privacy legislation
  • Good understanding of research methodologies
  • Experience in project and administrative management
  • Knowledge of Okanagan College programs and systems and/or BC post-secondary education system
  • Knowledge and internalized understanding of First Nations social and educational issues, resources, and community. Understanding of the cultural diversity amongst Indigenous people in Canada and the College catchment area.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, presentation, organizational and problem-solving abilities, including the ability to assess and adapt writing style to a variety of audiences
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural, and group communication skills including knowledge of culturally appropriate ways of working with local Indigenous groups
  • Experience in event organization, program promotion, and public speaking
  • Ability to plan and think strategically about research projects and sustainability
  • Excellent research skills with ability to synthesize data/information and develop/deliver findings and recommendations
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and resources with multiple priorities, including attention to detail, analytical skills, good judgment, initiative, and strong time management skills
  • Valid BC drivers license
Core Competencies

  • Collaboration & Collegiality
  • Continuous Learning & Information Seeking
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Initiative
  • Integrity & Accountability
  • Student & Service Focus
Job Specific Competencies
Preferred Qualifications

Completion of a relevant four-year university or college bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of two years’ related experience with research and project coordination in Indigenous communities/post-secondary environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to applicants who self-identify as a person with Indigenous ancestry.

Desired Start Date 11/25/2019
Position End Date (if temporary) 03/31/2020
Schedule

Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Annual Salary/Hourly Rate $25.27 - $28.88
Appointment Type Support - Non-Regular Full-time
Special Instructions to Applicants

Shortlisted internal candidates must notify the current Support Staff Bargaining Chairperson and Human Resources if they want a Union Observer during interviews and final selection of candidates.

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