The Indigenous Experiential Learning Coordinator assists Indigenous students at St. Thomas University to find, connect with, and benefit from experiential learning opportunities offered through the Office of Experiential and Community Based Learning. Reporting to the Manager of the Office of Experiential and Community Based Learning, the Indigenous Experiential Learning Coordinator works closely with Indigenous students to connect them with experiential learning opportunities, internships, and manages the project component (culture and language) of the Indigenous experiential learning fund. The position also manages ongoing relationships with Indigenous community partners. The Indigenous Experiential Learning Coordinator is responsible for administrative duties within the Office including assessment, database management, and some event planning.
What you'll do
- Advertises, promotes, and generally communicates internship and other experiential learning opportunities to students.
- Assists and counsels students using a client-centered (customized) approach to find meaningful, relevant work placements.
- Assists students with applying and preparing for placements.
- Conducts check-ins with students.
- Administers student program reflection, assessment, and necessary administrative tasks related to student internships.
- Connects regularly with community partners and manages relationships related to internship placements.
- Develops partnerships with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations and businesses to meet student needs and interests.
- Coordinates and manages the project, culture, and language components of the Indigenous experiential learning fund.
- Manages the student internship database and associated software applications.
- Works with the Office of Experiential and Community Based Learning staff and the Indigenous Student Services Coordinator to develop and support Indigenous experiential learning initiatives.
- Works with and supports the provincial FutureReadyWabanaki working group to promote FutureReadyWabanaki initiatives in New Brunswick.
- Organizes student workshops and/or events to promote employer-Indigenous connections.
What you'll need
- An undergraduate degree, in the social sciences or humanities preferred.
- Strong cultural knowledge of and existing relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations in New Brunswick.
- Experience working with students in employment, volunteer, or leadership development programs.
- Knowledge of Indigenous communities and organizations in New Brunswick.
- Exceptional organizational skills and ability to use relevant software database programs.
- Excellent communication, time-management, and problem-solving skills.
- Awareness of Indigenous and non-Indigenous social service programs (Jordan's Principle, social assistance programs, childcare benefits, etc.).
- Knowledge of client-centered and holistic approaches with Indigenous clients an asset.
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A little bit about us
St. Thomas University
St. Thomas University
St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1,900. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds three Canada Research Chairs.
St. Thomas University originated in 1910, when Basilian Fathers assumed responsibility for St. Thomas College in Chatham, New Brunswick. The college began granting degrees in 1934, was renamed St. Thomas University in 1960, and relocated to Fredericton in 1964. St. Thomas now has 109 full-time faculty, and 12 buildings, several of which have earned architectural design awards and make the campus one of the most renowned in Canada.
Unique Approach to Education
St. Thomas is the only university in Canada wholly dedicated to the study of the liberal arts. A liberal arts education provides a broad base of knowledge and specialized skills that prepare students for a limitless list of careers or post-degree programs. Students gain a unique perspective from more than 30 academic disciplines as they choose from courses in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, sciences, and interdisciplinary fields. According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (2014), STU students rate faculty significantly higher than do their Maritime or Canadian counterparts while 91% rate their first-year experience as excellent or good and 91% would attend STU again.
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Work With Us
- Part-time office hours with occasional need to work evenings and weekends.
- Working with students and placement partners may require occasional conflict resolution.
Annual Salary: Grant Funded - $24,571 (based on 20 hours per week
Union: STUSAU Local 60701
Term: 15-month Term
Hours of work: Part-time (20 hours per week)
The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, January 23, 2020. All applications are to be received by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date. Candidates are responsible for clearly demonstrating in their cover letters how they meet the requirements of the position. Please forward your cover letter and resume quoting competition number IC0103-CB, by clicking the Apply Now button. Please note that the selection process may include testing related to the advertised requirements. Candidates will be advised of any testing prior to the interview. Each applicant is asked to provide his/her contact information (preferably an email address) as it is normal practice for all applicants to be contacted when the hiring process is complete.
An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.