Part-Time Career Opportunity: Indigenous Recruitment & Liaison Officer
Education Services requires a dynamic, innovative, and driven Indigenous Recruitment and Liaison Officer
(IRLO) in our Indigenous Students Health Sciences (ISHS) office. The IRLO plays a vital role in the recruitment
and promotion of ISHS services for incoming and current Indigenous students in health sciences and
promotion of the ISHS office growth with our forthcoming website and new space. This role has been
designated Indigenous (Inuit/Métis/First Nations) specific.
The IRLO will provide support to the Director in recruitment and liaison activities and engage in student outreach, relationship building and linkages,
externally, between the ISHS office and Indigenous communities, and internally as an active member of the ISHS team and within the broader McMaster
community. The IRLO will provide day-to-day support to the ISHS programs, services and students’ activities; implement a recruitment and liaison strategy
and work plan for the office; produce professional recruitment and promotional material such as reports, event flyers, posters, and ISHS brochures; and,
will participate with ISHS team members to organize events such as the Come Explore Medicine/Health Sciences programs, lecture series, Medical School
Entrance Interview workshops and health elective. The IRLO will establish links with appropriate Indigenous/non-Indigenous health para/professional
organizations, community and academic organizations. The position reports to the ISHS Director.
• He/she is from one of the three constitutionally recognized Indigenous Peoples of Canada; operates within the principles of cultural safety; and is
knowledgeable of Indigenous Peoples cultures.
• Strong communication and public speaking skills.
• Familiarity with university guidelines/protocols regarding privacy and confidentiality.
• Familiarity with the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Calendars, specifically for the faculty of health sciences.
• Familiarity with Indigenous communities (local, provincial, and national).
• Minimum of three years’ experience working in the fields of student recruitment and liaison.
• Superior communications, writing and liaison skills.
• Experience working with students and participating in student career activities/events.
• Experience planning/coordinating student events and developing promotional materials.
• Strong organizational skills along with the ability to function with tight deadlines, changing priorities and the proven ability to manage several
projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
• Fluent in Mac operating systems, which includes experience updating and maintaining information on websites and social networks.
• Proven ability to work with little supervision.
• Understanding of Indigenous health within health sciences education and Indigenous learner priorities will be considered an asset.
• The ability to communicate in English is essential and a working knowledge of an Indigenous language is desirable.
• Proven ability to build a solid professional network of contacts is required.
• Experience developing and maintaining a variety of spreadsheets and databases, includes proficiency with Excel and Access.
Requirements: 3-year Community College in a Health Sciences program or related field of study and 3 years of relevant experience.
Additional Information: The successful candidate will be expected to occasionally work flexible hours (evenings and weekends); therefore, very flexible
working hours will be essential. Reliable transportation is required, as certain parts of the year will require travel to surrounding communities for
recruitment purposes. This position is for 35 hours/ per week and is an 8 month temporary appointment.
Please apply online by July 4, 2017 to: http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/index.php