Position Title: Indigenous Research Specialist
Posting Number: 00574SA
Location: New Westminster Campus
Position Type: Contract Employment
Posting Type: Internal/External
Employment Type: Part Time
Posting Category: Contract Employment
Start Date: 08/05/2019
Day of the Week: Other – Flexible
Work Arrangements: Part-time work (35 hours bi-weekly). Possible conversion to full-time hours, or contract extension.
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That’s how Douglas College defines a great career. It’s a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC’s Top Employers. We love what we do. And we’re looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada’s best colleges even better.
The College is hiring for a temporary, part-time contract role as an Indigenous Research Specialist. The Specialist will be responsible for conducting a thorough research project summarizing the nature and requirements of the prospective Indigenous student population in BC, as well as identifying a potential portfolio of responsibilities, skills, knowledge, abilities needed for a proposed Indigenous Liaison position at the College.
The deliverables of the contract would include, but not limited to:
• Study the demographics and geographical distribution of the Indigenous students throughout the province;
• Identify unique considerations, criteria, and/or challenges that may be encountered by the prospective Indigenous student population when selecting a post-secondary institution;
• Explore various avenues to connect with the Indigenous student population in BC, in order to presents relevant information about Douglas programs, admission requirements, student services, financial awards, student life, and proposed degree programs;
• Research various academic programs and services which are in demand within the Indigenous student community;
• Examine which liaison activities, relationships, organizations, communities, internal stakeholders, and/or service partners would be most beneficial to collaborate with;
• Connect with other peer institutions in BC and/or in Canada to explore if they have similar recruiting positions and/or other relevant programs/processes in place;
• Submit a report that summarizes the findings of the research project, and facilitates the creation of a comprehensive job description, KSA document, and role objectives for the proposed Indigenous Liaison position.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
• Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, preferably with a focus on indigenous issues in Canada. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
• Two years’ working experience in an Indigenous service organization or community;
• Good working knowledge of the Canadian and British Columbia post-secondary education system;
• Highly developed interpersonal, communication and research skills;
• Ability to compile and analyze date using MS Word and Excel;
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and in teams;
• Well-established project management and time management skills.
Douglas College is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, that values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.
Posting Detail Information
Open Date 07/08/2019
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must ensure that a resume and cover letter are submitted online.
Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying.
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