Indigenous Engagement, Event Coordinator

Royal Roads University - Victoria, BC (28 days ago)

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Reporting to the Manager, Campus Services, you will be responsible for planning and coordinating National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations and other University events that promote awareness of Indigenous cultures. These responsibilities are rooted in a holistic perspective and supported by positive relationships built with Elders and local Nations.

As the Indigenous Engagement Event Coordinator, you will have excellent time management, planning and day-of event delivery skills. As a skilled communicator, you are committed to delivering the highest quality customer service. In this role you will work independently, yet have the competencies to collaborate and build a shared vision with a team of staff, volunteers, suppliers, and community stakeholders to bring events to fruition.

Job Requirements
Proven experience working with Indigenous communities with first-hand knowledge of Indigenous cultures, practices and issues;
At least five years’ event planning or equivalent experience;
Demonstrated ability to collaborate and lead project teams;
Able to develop relationships and interact with a wide range of community stakeholders, staff, volunteers and contractors;
Results-oriented, able to make informed decisions, solve problems, embrace change, react quickly to emerging situations, respond to customer concerns, skillfully resolve problems and seek managerial support when required;
Solid written and verbal communication skills;
Capable of working under pressure and setting priorities while maintaining an uncompromising commitment to quality and customer service;
Skilled at maintaining accurate financial and administrative processes;
Motivated, flexible and enjoys dynamic environments;
Proficient with Microsoft Office and willing to learn new programs;
Flexible work schedule with the ability to adjust the standard work week to meet the demands of the role during peak operation times, which may sometimes include working on evenings or weekends.

Additional Information
This is a temporary, full-time position working 37.5 hours per week for a term of approximately 18 months. The position has been evaluated at Grade 3 and the salary range is $46,159 to $69, 240 per annum (salary under review). The university is pleased to offer a limited benefits package. (If you are currently enrolled in the RRU Benefits Plan your coverage will remain unchanged.) Royal Roads University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates shortlisted for further consideration will be contacted. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. ALL COMPETITIONS WILL CLOSE AT 10.00 P.M. ON THE DATE OF CLOSING