Indigenous Student Transition Program Coordinator

Brandon University invites applications for a full-time five-year term position as the Indigenous Student Transition Program Coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible to the Director, Indigenous Peoples’ Centre and Aboriginal Initiatives for the provision of leadership and directives regarding current and new initiatives of the Al and Bee Wagner Indigenous Student Transition Program.  This position will consult with Knowledge Keepers, Education Counsellors, Student Services professionals and communities as appropriate.  The position aims to enhance access to and success at Brandon University for these learners.

The position includes duties as follows:

  1. In collaboration with the Director and Knowledge Keepers, determine the direction and long term objectives of the Program and develop a strategic plan;
  2. Coordinate the design, delivery and evaluation of the program in response to academic programming and student needs;
  3. Facilitate and coordinate the admission and registration procedures and policies for the program;
  4. Produce reports relating to the evaluative aspects of the program;
  5. Evaluate the suitability of academic support required for the program’s applicants based on an assessment of their application to the program;
  6. Monitor and report overall student progress throughout each semester;
  7. In consultation with the Director, Indigenous Peoples Centre, and the Communications Office, develop, maintain and approve all advertisements and promotional material and/or information related to the program;
  8. Recruit students into the program via on and off campus presentations, information fairs, open houses, conferences etc.;
  9. Represent the program on internal and external committees and agencies as needed;
  10. Provide information about and make referrals to appropriate resources both on and off campus;
  11. Such other appropriate duties as assigned by the Director, Indigenous Peoples’ Centre and Aboriginal Initiatives through consultation with the incumbent.

Rank:  Administrative Associate, salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required.  A minimum of at least 2 years working with Indigenous learners in a secondary/post-secondary environment is preferred.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven understanding of Manitoba Indigenous histories, cultures and traditions. Preference will be given to candidates of Canadian Indigenous ancestry; therefore, we encourage applicants to self-identify.

Application deadline: Assessment of applications will begin March 20, 2020; competition will remain open until the position is filled.

To Apply:  Submit the following in a single PDF file: a) a cover letter; b) Resume; c) post-secondary transcripts (can be unofficial); d) names and contact information for 3 references to:

Chris Lagimodiere
Indigenous Peoples’ Centre
270 18th Street
Brandon MB  R7A 6A9


Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit.  All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority.  Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment.  This starts with the hiring process.  If you require an accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, please indicate it in your cover letter.  All information received related to an accommodation is kept confidential.  To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, this posting is available in an alternate format upon request.

Date issued:  February 26, 2020