Reporting to the Associate Director, Learning & Community Engagement the Indigenous Community Liaison plays a key role in the development and implementation of a strategy for engagement in Indigenous communities, primarily on the north coast of BC and on Vancouver Island where ONC has existing installations, but extending to other regions as new opportunities arise. This position is a member of the Indigenous Engagement team in the Learning & Community Engagement department. The Indigenous Community Liaison works collaboratively with other individuals in the department and across ONC on initiatives related to Indigenous engagement.
Of critical importance to this position is an intimate knowledge of Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Cultural competency, including an in-depth understanding of colonization, decolonization, land issues, cultural protocols, and settler/Indigenous relationships is essential. This position advises others in the organization, including the Executive, on matters related to Indigenous engagement.
This position requires field work and travel to remote locations including the Arctic, coastal communities accessible only by boat/float plane, and on ships for at-sea expeditions. The Liaison is occasionally required to work on weekends and/or evenings to support events and activities.
In accordance with the University's Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to members of the following designated group(s). Candidates from the group(s) are encouraged to self-identify: Aboriginal Peoples.
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