Work Performed by the TLEF Project Manager:
About the TLEF:
The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Transformation Project “Enhancing Business Education with Indigenous Knowledge” integrates Indigenous knowledge, values and competencies into the pedagogy of UBC Sauder School of Business (Sauder) in an effort to address gaps and insufficiencies in knowledge around Indigenous topics. Through the Indigenization of business curriculum, faculty training, resource development, and the establishment of meaningful Indigenous community partnerships, the TLEF project will encourage culturally respectful teaching and learning to further advance reconciliation. The TLEF project focuses on three pillars of interest: 1) the Indigenization of business curriculum; 2) the development of Indigenous cultural competency training for faculty in partnership with Indigenous partners; and 3) the creation of an online Indigenous resource hub accessible for Sauder faculty and students. The Project Manager is a key member of the Sauder TLEF project team and is assigned to initiatives that support the Sauder TLEF Transformation Project.
The TLEF Project Manager reports to the TLEF Transformation Project Principle Applicant. Based on project assignments, the TLEF Project Manager works closely with the project co-applicants, project team members, faculty, students, Indigenous partners, subject matter experts, the Ch’nook Indigenous Business Education office, and other departments and faculties across campus (e.g., Indigenous Research Support Initiative, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, First Nations House of Learning, the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business)
Consequence of Error/Judgement:
The incumbent will be required to demonstrate good judgment and sound decision-making; failure to do so has the potential to impact UBC Sauder’s reputation, project viability, project funding, and the opportunity for future project development. The ability to maintain a close working relationship with Indigenous communities, subject matter experts, faculty, other key partners, project co-applicants and project team members is essential. Exercising poor judgment and/or inappropriate consultation has the potential to adversely affect the viability and validity of research projects, education programs, projects, grant-based funding, or other means necessary to sustain itself.
The incumbent works under the direction of the TLEF Transformation Project Principle Applicant but receives some guidance and input from the Ch’nook program managers (project co-applicants). This position works with a high level of independence. The incumbent meets monthly with senior staff to review performance and portfolio. At a project level, receives direction from project leads, some of whom may not work in the same location.
This position requires working effectively within a relatively flat organizational structure with a significant degree of self-direction. The Project Manager works with considerable autonomy and latitude, showing leadership on projects within the project. The Project Manager will also manage contractors and temporary student workers.
A undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or minimum of four years of related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Considerable knowledge, experience, and/or relationships with Indigenous values, ways of knowing, and communities are required. Experience working and/or studying in a post-secondary institution is also valuable. Skills and/or experience in project management are considered an asset, including:
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Pursuant to the BC Human Rights Code Article 42, preference will be given to Indigenous applicants.
The Project Manager will temporarily work remotely as per university protocols in response to Covid-19; however, post-Covid-19 remote/in-person work arrangements may be available based on University policy.
For more information on how to apply: https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ubcstaffjobs/job/UBC-Vancouver-Campus/TLEF-Project-Manager_JR1978
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