Indigenous Project Officer/Indigenous Curriculum Specialist

University College of the North

Posted Sep 16, 2020 at 09:00 pm Closes Sep 30, 2020 at 09:00 pm

Job Location:
Thompson or The Pas, Manitoba
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Indigenous Project Officer/Indigenous Curriculum Specialist

Classification: Curriculum Consultant

Full-Time Regular Position

Thompson or The Pas, Manitoba 

This position is designated for Indigenous candidates 


University College of the North (UCN) is committed to building a workforce that is representative of the populations we serve.  Applications are invited from individuals who have a demonstrated interest and ability to work with Indigenous learners and mature students. 

The Position: UCN requires an Indigenous Project Officer/Indigenous Curriculum Specialist in The Pas or Thompson.  This Position develops and supports the Reconciliation, Research and Academic Innovation division’s Indigenous initiatives and Indigenous curriculum specialist campus-based programming.  Duties will include providing support to the Annual TRCC conference, other related conferences, projects designed to provide outreach in Indigenous programming, RRAI initiatives, research projects related to Indigenous programming and information needs, and all other projects RRAI undertakes that are related to Indigenous initiatives.

The incumbent will support and work collaboratively with faculty, staff, Elders, external organizations and communities to ensure that both face-to-face and technology-mediated programs, courses and specific curricula offered by UCN reflect Indigenous and northern philosophies, values, traditions, languages and teaching methodologies in alignment with UCN’s strategic direction.   

  • A Master’s (minimum) degree from an appropriately accredited institution in a related field of study

  • Experience working in a post-secondary environment

  • Experience working with Indigenous communities

  • Effective communication skills

  • Demonstrated computer skills

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, to take initiative, to complete projects, and to manage for change

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and deal with issues specific to Indigenous learners and mature students in northern Manitoba

  • Personal experience and/or knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures



  • The ability to speak an Indigenous language

  • A Ph.D. degree (preferred) from an appropriately accredited institution in a combination of the areas listed above

  • Experience in community development initiatives


       Conditions of Employment:

  • Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada


 Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference with their application.

    Applicants must demonstrate in their cover letter and their resume how they meet the qualifications.


Representative Workforce (formerly employment equity) is a factor in the selection process.  This position is designated for Indigenous candidates.  Applicants are invited to indicate in their covering letter or résumé if they are from any of the following groups: Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, or women and men in non-traditional roles.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Competition Number:           20-067      

Closing Date:                        September 29, 2020; however, will remain open until filled

Salary Range:                        $37.96 to $47.93 hourly, plus remoteness allowance


Apply to:                               University College of the North, Attention: Human Resources

                                               P.O. Box 3000

                                               The Pas MB R9A 1M7

                                               Fax: (204) 623-4414

                                               Email: (preferred format)


We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Legislation (Manitoba). 

Human Resources will work with applicants who require accommodation during the application or the interview process.

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