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mcManager, Indigenous Student Services (12 Month Contract)



Reporting to the Director, Service Integration, the incumbent is responsible for managing and supporting administrative processes, student support services, the physical and operational needs of the Aboriginal Education and Student Services Centre (AESS) and outdoor space (Hoop Dance) as well as the budget and Human Resources related to the operational activities of the AESS at Mohawk College.

The Manager, Indigenous Student Services is responsible for compiling Aboriginal Education Council & Board of Governor Reports; assisting with the identification and implementation of short and long-term initiatives and strategies; managing student support services and activities, administration of special projects/contracts; and budget and finance planning & reporting. The incumbent also provides administrative support necessary for the organization and functioning of a variety of programs and services that contribute to the success of the Aboriginal Education & Student Services’ diverse client base. Due to the complex interrelationships of the many client groups and stakeholders involved in this varied activity, the development and ongoing maintenance of effective systems, policies and procedures in support of client requirements is paramount. This position performs a key administrative role that supports the Aboriginal Education & Student Services area in meeting departmental goals and objectives within the Division and the College’s overall strategic and operational plans.

The incumbent will have a relationship with support staff, faculty and administrators across the college to whom there is no direct reporting structure. It will be necessary, especially, to develop partnerships and relationships with the Director and Special Advisor, Indigenous Initiatives; Manager, Indigenous Education; Director, Counselling, Accessible Learning Services and Health; Associate Director, Recruitment; and Supervisor, The Mohawk Experience; as well as support staff and faculty that report into each of these areas.

The incumbent must have a cultural awareness of the indigenous perspective and world view. The manager is expected to offer indigenous knowledge and leadership as needed/delegated.


The successful applicant must have:

• A minimum of a three-year post-secondary education in Business and/or Office Management/Administration; or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• A minimum of 5 years of administrative experience, preferably in a similar setting.
• Knowledge of College Software applications: SCT Banner, Millennium FastSuite, Microsoft Office etc.
• Operations and budget management experience in a similar setting and capacity.
• Priority setting.
• Project Management.
• Customer and Stakeholder focus.
• Experience working with Aboriginal communities would be an asset.
• Able to communicate orally and in writing with clients, co-workers and community contacts
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills
• Skills in time management, priority-setting, conflict resolution and delegation
• Able to work in a team environment
• Broad based knowledge of all College programs and services
• Extensive knowledge of College organization, systems, policies and procedures preferred

Interested applicants should apply for this position on our careers page at: careersatmohawk.mohawkcollege.ca

Closing date: March 26, 2017

Please direct any questions to recruit@mohawkcollege.ca or by phone at 905-575-2047

Mohawk College is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If you are contacted regarding an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources (or the hiring manager) if you require an accommodation.

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McMaster University invites applications for the Director of the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute (MIRI). The institute was officially launched on 1 July 2016, details are available here. The Director will have an internationally distinguished program of research and teaching record in any area of Indigenous Research.  S/he will be appointed (tenure track or tenured) at the Associate Professor or Professor level to one or more of the six faculties at McMaster University (DeGroote School of Business, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences). The appointment as Director will be for a five year, renewable term.

The Director is expected to raise awareness, attract substantial research support, educate and advance Indigenous research methodologies. S/he will emphasize and support community capacity building and research priorities, promote and foster innovation, collaboration and partnership, enhance existing research infrastructure at McMaster and build sustainable Indigenous research infrastructure. S/he will also be very active in the recruitment, mentorship and training of undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and work to build greater research capacity and strength in Indigenous research across all faculties at McMaster University.  Details are available at Terms of Reference.

McMaster has a geographic proximity to Six Nations of the Grand River, the largest First Nation in Canada, along with a quarter century of collaborative work developing Indigenous educational and research programs. President Patrick Deane’s principles and priorities articulated in his “Forward with Integrity” open letter (FWI Open Letter) to the University community include:  cultivating human potential; adopting a multi-disciplinary perspective; and engaging our local, national, and international communities.  Furthermore, he has given our researchers the mandate to “build on the work that has already begun to strengthen and support Indigenous learners and Indigenous scholarship”.

Additionally, McMaster University is ranked in the top 100 of both the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.  A medium-sized university, it nonetheless has the sixth-largest research income in Canada.  It has a large, attractive campus, the interior of which is open only to pedestrians and cyclists, and is at the western end of Lake Ontario. The University is minutes from downtown Hamilton and the activities that a major city has to offer.  Hamilton has been ranked among the top cities in Canada to do business and to invest.

McMaster University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff that reflects the multicultural makeup of our student body.  The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence and the Search Committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community.  Women and applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.  Gender diversity is being addressed at McMaster University through our policies and actions.  One recent action in this area was the completion of a gender pay equity study and a resultant base salary adjustment applied to all female faculty members in July 2015.

Faculty members at McMaster University enjoy a number of both personal and professional benefits.  University

employees are offered an excellent benefits package which includes, but is not limited to, extended health care benefits, dental care, group life, long term disability, worldwide travel assistance, and retirement plan.  Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty men and women who become parents or are needed to care for family members.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research dossier that includes a statement of research interests and plans, and a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness.  Applicants should also arrange for four letters of reference to be submitted directly to Dr. Robert Baker, Vice-President, Research, McMaster University, including two letters that speak to academic and research performance, one that speaks to community engagement and one (in either written or oral form) from an Indigenous elder, community leader or Indigenous organization that you are affiliated with.  Mail reference letters to Dr. Robert Baker, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Gilmour Hall-208, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1; or e-mail to research@mcmaster.ca.

Complete applications must be made online at  www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers (Faculty Postings, Job #12404) to the attention of Dr. Robert Baker, Vice-President, Research, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Gilmour Hall-208, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1.

Complete applications that are received by 31 March 2017 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is negotiable but 1 July 2017 is preferred. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. 

McMaster recognizes the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and In keeping with the spirit of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we welcome applications from Indigenous candidates from across Turtle Island.

 If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 1-905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247)

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