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Employment Opportunity

Program Assistant, Office of Aboriginal Education

Competition Number: 18-3042
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Subject to CUPE Joint Job Evaluation.
Start/End: As soon as possible up to March 31, 2019 -
Subject to funding
Workload: 21 hours per week until April 30, 2018
35 hours per week from May 1-2018 to August 31, 2018.
21 hours per week from September 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.
Employment Group: Cupe 7
Position: 00872
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: Support the development and enhancement of Thuy'she'num'Tu'Smun'eem (Indigenous Youth Camp) including working with scheduling workshops, bookings, travel, and maintaining up to date information on promotional materials

Promoting & doing presentations on Thuy'she'num'Tu'Smun'eem to Indigenous Youth in Grades 9 to 12.

Act as main point of contact with internal staff and external clients for Thuy'she'num'Tu'Smun'eem.

Work closely with Aboriginal Projects Coordinator & Elder Support in the Office of Aboriginal Education & Engagement in supporting the 'Su'luqw'a' Community Cousins Program:
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings with students in Su'luqw'a.
  • Schedule and organize events with other student leadership groups.
  • Assist in development of Shush'u'yulh(Alumni) and creating opportunities for shared events.
  • Assist in coordination of outreach with 'Su'luqw'a'and VIU and Nanaimo community.
  • Support the development and enhancement of Thuy'she'num'Tu'Smun'eem(Aboriginal summer program for Indigenous Youth in Grades 9 to 12)
  • Work with Shush'u'yulh Alumni)

    Assist in other related duties with the Aboriginal Projects Coordinator & Elder Support.
Required Qualifications:
  • 2 year diploma in Education, Health & Human Services, First Nations Studies or another related field from an appropriately accredited institution.
  • Minimum two years' experience with a knowledge of 'Su'luqw'a' Community Cousins and Vancouver Island University.
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal communities.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of and familiarity with VIU technical systems, software and hardware; administrative processes; internal communication networks and the workings of other external institutions.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Copies of transcripts/credentials/qualifications identified on resume
Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: March 01, 2018 - March 14, 2018
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.