North Island College is looking for a Aboriginal Education Advisor at their Mt. Waddington Regional Campus.
Reporting to the Assistant Registrar, Campbell River Campus the Aboriginal Education Advisor provides information on College programs and courses, including admissions eligibility and the registration process to Aboriginal students and prospective students. The Aboriginal Education Advisor assists students in the preparation of educational plans and exploration of career options by providing information and advising on eligibility and selection criteria, funding opportunities as well as participating in College recruitment activities. The Aboriginal Education Advisor will have a strong working knowledge of funding opportunities for Aboriginal students. Knowledge and experience of issues affecting Aboriginal education in Canada is necessary and sensitivity to the needs of adult Aboriginal learners is essential. The Aboriginal Education Advisor is aware of the Mission and Values of North Island College, incorporating and practicing the values in everything they do.
Required Education & Experience:
- Successful completion of a minimum of four years post-secondary education. Bachelor degree preferred;
- Three to five years of experience in a comparable environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Must possess experience and an understanding of Aboriginal cultural and educational issues and have recent experience working with First Nations students, or in a First Nations related setting.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Proficiency with the Windows operating system and Microsoft Office and ability to use the internet extensively;
- Knowledge/experience with a database student records system;
- Good knowledge and understanding of North Island College programs and courses, as well as good referral techniques to transfer information in the BC post-secondary system;
- Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills, communication, and conflict resolution skills and the ability to work effectively with both the public and College staff;
- Excellent organizational and time management skills;
- Ability to work independently in a busy multi-tasking, heavy volume environment;
- Proven ability to work cooperatively as part of a team and use good judgment, tact and diplomacy;
- Ability to speak in public, organize presentations, and write information material in a clear and concise manner;
- Must possess a valid driver's license;
- May be required to work evenings and weekends.
The College received Special Program Approval by the BC Human Rights Tribunal to give preference to the hiring of a person of Aboriginal ancestry for this position.