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City University Indigenous Advocate

City University in Canada Indigenous Campus Advocate


City University in Canada acknowledges that we live, work and learn in the traditional unceded territories of many Indigenous peoples in locations throughout British Columbia and Alberta.

City University in Canada is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, that values diversity, and is representative of the communities we serve.

The full-time Indigenous Campus Advocate is a developing role that will work with CityU in Canada to advise, consult and develop culturally sensitive approaches to create a safe learning environment for Indigenous students across CityU programs in Canada.  This role will work alongside the CityU academic team to review and update curriculum and provide learning opportunities for staff, faculty and students to create awareness of Indigenous ways of learning, the impacts of colonization, the residential school system, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations and contemporary Indigenous issues. The Indigenous Campus Advocate plays a key role in promoting Indigenous student success by mentoring students and recruiting Indigenous faculty to teach across all CityU in Canada programs. The Indigenous Campus Advocate will be an ambassador to promote dialogue and create connections between CityU and Indigenous post-secondary institutions, organizations, businesses and communities to identify opportunities for collaboration and Indigenous student recruitment.    This position reports to the VP and Associate Provost of Canadian Programs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing advocacy, support and mentorship for Indigenous students;
  • Provide consultation to CityU Academic and Advising teams to recruit Indigenous students and provide culturally responsive services for Indigenous students;
  • Collaborate with Canadian CityU team to develop and implement strategies to promote a culturally safe learning environment for Indigenous students attending CityU in Canada;
  • Facilitate training and education for CityU staff, faculty and students to create awareness and understanding regarding areas such as Indigenous ways of learning, the effects of colonization, residential schools, and the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action;
  • Foster connections, develop agreements and academic pathways for Indigenous post-secondary institutions and communities; 
  • Assist in recruiting Indigenous associate faculty;
  • Assist Academics to review and update curriculum to provide appropriate Indigenous content; 
  • Teach 2 classes per year in any CityU in Canada program;

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned graduate degree in related field (leadership, business, education, counselling, etc.);
  • The preferred candidate will be of Indigenous ancestry and have demonstrated knowledge and experience of Indigenous people’s history, culture, language and traditions.
  • Demonstrated respect for diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities;
  • At least two years full-time equivalent experience teaching and facilitating post-secondary Indigenous education preferably with working adults;
  • Experience promoting dialogue and creating partnerships with a range of stakeholders, particularly with Indigenous communities, organizations and individuals;

Salary & Benefits

  • CAD $90,000 — $95,000/year 
  • Benefits package
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