Indigenous Student Advisor
Part-time, Term (to December 30, 2018) with the possibility of extension or becoming regular
NBCC is currently seeking a dynamic and competent individual for the part-time, term position of Indigenous Student Advisor. Our College is committed to transforming lives and communities.When you work at NBCC, you are a valued team member of a community of leaders who are driven by learning excellence and by our important role in social and economic development.
Reporting to the Manager of Student Development, as a member of the Student Success Team, you will act as a liaison with Indigenous learners, NBCC and First Nations communities. The successful applicant will provide student support that recognizes the rich cultural background and unique learning needs of Indigenous students. You will encourage and assist students to access scholarships and bursaries; maintain regular communication with Indigenous Education staff, Training and Employment staff, and First Nations communities; visit First Nations and high schools and attend Indigenous Career Fairs to promote NBCC and recruit students, as well as organize cultural awareness events. The Advisor will work with the Registrar’s Office to report on number of Indigenous students, and will report activities and issues to the Manager of Student Development. The Advisor also works to provide opportunities to establish friendships and peer support for Indigenous students to encourage a sense of belonging while attending NBCC. This position requires excellent leadership and organizational skills as well as experience in advocacy and conflict resolution. The successful incumbent may also be responsible for other related duties. The successful candidate will work a minimum of 20 hours per week to a maximum of 36.25 hours per week. Hours exceeding 20 hours per week will be on an as needed basis.
Required qualifications for this opportunity include a minimum of: a high school diploma plus one (1) year post-secondary in the field of Indigenous/Aboriginal Studies, Community Services or a related field with a minimum of five (5) years of related experience; or a high school diploma plus a two (2) year diploma in the field of Indigenous/Aboriginal Studies, Community Services or a related field with a minimum of four (4) years of related experience. Experience should include at least two (2) years of experience working with Indigenous peoples in an educational or community development setting. Indigenous ancestry and strong knowledge of Indigenous cultures, communities, customs, practices and communication styles is required. Candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet these qualifications on their resumes.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office as well as written and spoken competence in English is required. Candidates must possess a valid Driver’s License as some travel will be required.
Preference may be given to candidates who have experience working in a post-secondary environment and/or to those with supervisory experience.
Other combinations of education and experience may be considered as equivalent. Subject to competition response, the minimum qualifications may be raised.
NBCC offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes a competitive bi-weekly salary ranging from $1,590 to $1,926.This is a unionized position where the terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the New Brunswick Union of Public and Private Employees collective agreement (Administrative and Program Support Services Group) for the College.
All applicants must be eligible to work in Canada at the time of application. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level. We promote an equal opportunity work environment.
Interested candidates must submit a detailed resume by January 25, 2018 via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the following address: Human Resources, NBCC, 284 Smythe St., Fredericton, NB E3B 3C9. Applications must reference the competition number and position. All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.
Across six unique campuses, NBCC upholds high quality learning environments for the development of career-ready, citizenry-engaged graduates. Our College utilizes innovative and diverse strategies to provide accessibility and success for all learners while meeting the changing demands of the labour market. We are demonstrating, in many ways, that our College is a leader in the post-secondary education sector. To read more about this exciting time in our history, and about why you will want to join the NBCC team, visit www.nbcc.ca.