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Associate Director_jibc_indigenization

  1. 1. Date: February 21, 2012Competition: #12-16 APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE FOLLOWING FULL-TIME REGULAR POSITIONPOSITION: Associate Director, JIBC IndigenizationDIVISION: Office of the Vice President, AcademicREPORTING TO: Michel Tarko, Vice President , AcademicSummary:Reporting to the Vice President, Academic, this position is responsible for providing leadership in thedevelopment and implementation of a JIBC Indigenization Plan focused on Aboriginal education in order toensure that prospective and current Aboriginal students have access to educational experiences at theJIBC that are relevant and meaningful.Working closely with staff and faculty and consulting with the Aboriginal Education Advisory Council (AEAC)and Aboriginal leaders and communities, the incumbent will recommend, implement and coordinate a variety ofinitiatives including increasing understanding and awareness, reviewing curriculum and teaching methodology,reviewing policies and procedures, and advising staff and faculty with respect to best practices in Aboriginaleducation. This position is also responsible for the support and maintenance of the JIBC AboriginalEducational Advisory Council.Primary Responsibilities: Provides leadership to the JIBC in the development and implementation of JIBC Indigenization planning and ensures the successful implementation of a variety of initiatives. Develops work plans. Consults internally with senior staff and faculty and externally with the Aboriginal Educational Advisory Council and Aboriginal community leaders. Works closely with JIBC staff and faculty and provides ongoing advice and direction with respect to Aboriginal protocols and practices. Develops and implements activities to promote awareness and understanding. Builds on existing relationships with Aboriginal leaders, communities, organizations and agencies. Identifies and recommends opportunities for strategic alliances throughout the Province and, assists staff in developing relationships with Aboriginal communities to promote JIBC programs, and with employers to promote the recruitment of Aboriginal graduates. Establishes and maintains relationships with other post-secondary institutions involved in Aboriginal Education, Aboriginal communities and agencies, government ministries, and funding agencies. Establishes and maintains internal working relationships throughout the JIBC, and acts as a resource in matters relating to Indigenization, Aboriginal Education, and Aboriginal learners, the development and delivery of curriculum, and policy and procedures as they relate to Indigenization. Participates in JIBC committees and task groups. Manages the Aboriginal Education Advisory Council; schedules regular meetings, ensures membership is relevant and participatory; follows up on advice and guidance received from the AEAC; and reports to VP, Academic with respect to activities of the AEAC; Develops and monitors budget and manages all financial transactions.Qualifications & Requirements:A university degree in a relevant social sciences discipline at the masters’ level; or an acceptable equivalentcombination of education, training and experience. A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in the fields ofadult education, curriculum development, and program delivery for a variety of Aboriginal learners and clients,and project management, with extensive, in-depth knowledge of cultural protocols, history and cultural valuesof Aboriginal peoples is required.
  2. 2. Qualifications & Requirements cont’d:Knowledge and understanding regarding Aboriginal post-secondary education and understanding ofspecialized methodologies, adaptations, and modifications of programs with Aboriginal content specific toAboriginal learning and Aboriginal ways of knowing.A commitment to collaborative approaches, team work and student success is essential.Proven experience and success in Aboriginal education administration is essential. Proficiency in MicrosoftOffice is required.Outstanding leadership skills are essential, including the demonstrated ability to build strong internal andexternal relationships and work in a team environment, using effective conflict resolution skills. Demonstratedproject management skills are important. Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment, problem solve, and workwith complex issues is essential. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are required.Proven time management skills, with ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.The ideal candidate will be an independent self-starter, who has a track record of working cooperatively andeffectively with diverse groups internally and externally.Demonstrated commitment to excellence in culturally appropriate curriculum development and delivery, therecruitment, retention and success of Aboriginal learners’, and service to Aboriginal clients and communities isparamount. Salary Range: $97,266 - $108,074 per annum (Fair Comparison Pay Grid L5) (Placement on the range depends on qualifications and experience of the successful applicant) Posting Date: February 21, 2012 Closing Date: March 2, 2012 Start Date: ASAP Please submit a resume and covering letter Human Resources quoting Competition # 12-16 to: Justice Institute of British Columbia 715 McBride Boulevard New Westminster B.C. V3L 5T4 E-mail: For more information about the terms and Michel Tarko conditions of this position, please feel free Vice President, Academic to contact: E-mail: The Justice Institute of BC is an equal opportunity employer and is interested in broadening the diversity of its staff. We encourage applications from visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.