Indigenous Experiential Learning Coordinator - 16-month Term

St. Thomas University - Fredericton, NB (30+ days ago)

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The Indigenous Experiential Learning Coordinator assists Indigenous students at St. Thomas University to find, connect with, and benefit from experiential learning opportunities offered through the Office of Experiential and Community Based Learning. Reporting to the Manager of the Office of Experiential and Community Based Learning, the Indigenous Experiential Learning Coordinator works closely with Indigenous students to connect them with experiential learning opportunities, internships, and manages the project component (culture and language) of the Indigenous experiential learning fund. The position also manages ongoing relationships with Indigenous community partners. The Indigenous Experiential Learning Coordinator is responsible for administrative duties within the Office including assessment, database management, and some event planning.

Responsibilities
Advertises, promotes, and generally communicates internship and other experiential learning opportunities to students.
Assists and counsels students using a client-centered (customized) approach to find meaningful, relevant work placements.
Assists students with applying and preparing for placements.
Conducts check-ins with students.
Administers student program reflection, assessment, and necessary administrative tasks related to student internships.
Connects regularly with community partners and manages relationships related to internship placements.
Develops partnerships with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations and businesses to meet student needs and interests.
Coordinates and manages the project, culture, and language components of the Indigenous experiential learning fund.
Manages the student internship database and associated software applications.
Works with the Office of Experiential and Community Based Learning staff and the Indigenous Student Services Coordinator to develop and support Indigenous experiential learning initiatives.
Works with and supports the provincial FutureReadyWabanaki working group to promote FutureReadyWabanaki initiatives in New Brunswick.
Organizes student workshops and/or events to promote employer-Indigenous connections.
Other duties as required.
Qualifications
An undergraduate degree, in the social sciences or humanities preferred.
Strong cultural knowledge of and existing relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations in New Brunswick.
Experience working with students in employment, volunteer, or leadership development programs.
Knowledge of Indigenous communities and organizations in New Brunswick.
Exceptional organizational skills and ability to use relevant software database programs.
Excellent communication, time-management, and problem-solving skills.
Awareness of Indigenous and non-Indigenous social service programs (Jordan's Principle, social assistance programs, childcare benefits, etc.).
Knowledge of client-centered and holistic approaches with Indigenous clients an asset.
Work With Us
Part-time office hours with occasional need to work evenings and weekends.
Working with students and placement partners may require occasional conflict resolution.

Annual Salary: Grant Funded - $24,571 (based on 20 hours per week)

Union: STUSAU Local 60701

Term: 16-month Term

Hours of work: Part-time (20 hours per week)

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, December 12th, 2019. All applications are to be received by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date. Candidates are responsible for clearly demonstrating in their cover letters how they meet the requirements of the position. Please forward your cover letter and resume quoting competition number IC1129-CB, by clicking the Apply Now button. Please note that the selection process may include testing related to the advertised requirements. Candidates will be advised of any testing prior to the interview. Each applicant is asked to provide his/her contact information (preferably an email address) as it is normal practice for all applicants to be contacted when the hiring process is complete.

An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.