The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB | Saint John, NB
Entry Level
Full-time - Permanent
$38,924 - $48,655 / year
Competition Number: #116-23.24

Closing Date: October 6, 2023 at 4:00 PM

OFFICE OF THE PILUWITAHASUWIN (Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Engagement)

The University of New Brunswick recognizes that the unresolved relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people limits us from reaching our full potential as a society. The Office of the Piluwitahasuwin serves as a vital link between the University and Wabanaki and other Indigenous communities. The Office develops and fosters positive internal and external relations between the broader university community as well as with the Indigenous community, territory and its stakeholders.


Full-time | Continuing | Bi-Campus | Hybrid

UNB is committed to ensuring employees can maintain a healthy work-life balance. As such, we are proud to support a hybrid work approach, which includes flexible hours and potential work-from-home options.

Standard Work Hours: Mon - Fri | 8:15 am - 4:30 pm | 36.25 hours per week

Salary Range: $38,924 - $48,655 per annum


Reporting to the Piluwitahasuwin, the Assistant to the Piluwitahasuwin, will provide administrative and executive support to assist in the implementation of the strategic goals of the Pikuwitahasuwin.

  • Manages the schedule of the Piluwitahasuwin by arranging meetings, travel, meeting space, equipment, compiling agenda items and background information, record & prepare meeting minutes, and follow up on the status of action items.
  • Supports the day-to-day coordination and management of Indigenous engagement priorities, activities, projects and committees led by the Office of the Piluwitahasuwin; TRC committee work, assisting with the coordination of events and Indigenous Student Orientation.
  • Facilitates regular and effective engagement and relationship-building with a variety of communities and stakeholders to advance the strategic goals of the Office of Piluwitahasuwin.
  • Perform general office administrative duties.


  • Good understanding of the diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada and a keen understanding of Indigenous history, current affairs, knowledgeable about Indigenous communities, culture and traditions, preferably regional.
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in office or business administration, or related field.

Additional Strengths

  • Work experience with supporting project management activities.
  • Demonstrated relationships with Indigenous communities and/or organizations.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Advanced technical, communicative and writing skills.
  • Excellent time management and work prioritization skills.
  • Experience working in post-secondary institutions considered an asset.
  • Indigenous language considered an asset.

A little bit about us

University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick employs more than 3,200 full- and part-time staff, including faculty, support staff and students. UNB values people and we have proudly been named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2023 and one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers for 2023.

UNB is situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq peoples along the banks of the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river, a region recognized worldwide for its natural beauty. UNB is a comprehensive university with a long history of excellence in teaching and research.

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UNB offers a large variety of benefits for employees, including a full pension, a minimum of three weeks of vacation annually, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and dental, life, and health insurance.


This position is part of the non-union Administrative, Professional and Technical (APT) group.


The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

We thank all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.