Director of Indigenous Relations

Deadline Date: Friday February 16, 2018

The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is seeking applications for this position, which is integral to our operations and will serve to enhance communications with our Indigenous community partners, and provide support for Indigenous recruitment efforts, admissions, and retention. The creation of this position is in direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's call to action #28.

Posting Date:
Thunder Bay
Start Date:
two-year full-time contract
Number of positions:
Days of work:
Business, Finance and Administration
Reporting to the Dean, the successful candidate will develop and deliver an operational plan that will detail the components necessary to implement:
1) Lead and advise on a program of outreach and engagement of prospective Indigenous (Status, Non-status, Metis and Inuit) students, communities and organizations;
2) Recruitment, admissions, and retention strategies for Indigenous students;
3) Coordinate the Aboriginal Perspectives course and/or similar courses with relevant sessions and protocol for course participants, and provide instruction as necessary;
4) Providing timely, meaningful and culturally relevant support to Indigenous students enrolled in the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, including assisting with legal placements and career services;
5) Relationship building with Indigenous community partners and assisting with legal initiatives and events on Indigenous topics; and
6) Assisting course instructors with developing Indigenous content for their courses.
The individual will work closely with the Dean, the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives and the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law Indigenous Advisory Committee in developing and implementing the operational plan.
This position requires someone with an undergraduate degree and three years experience in a similar position involving Indigenous outreach.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Strong knowledge of Indigenous cultures, communities, customs, practices, and communication styles.
- Demonstrated knowledge of an Indigenous language considered to be an asset.
- Highly developed organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills;
- Experience with post-secondary administration or program development would be an asset;
- Experience with Indigenous community outreach, recruitment initiatives and retention practices would be an asset;
- Ability to build and sustain positive work relationships with academic and other administrative units; and
- Membership in the Law Society of Upper Canada (licenced to practise law in Ontario) would be an asset
Closing Date/Apply by:
Friday February 16, 2018
How To Apply:
This position is an initial two-year, full-time contract with potential for renewal and is subject to budgetary approval.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
If you are interested in applying, please submit a single pdf document containing your curriculum vitae, cover letter outlining your experience, and the contact information of three references by February 16, 2018 to:
Office of Human Resources University Centre Room UC-0003
Fax: 807-346-7701
Email: lakeheadu%23ca|careers 

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Lakehead University
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