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Posting number 2019.060
Position Coordinator, Centre for Peace & Conflict Transformation
Department College of Arts
Location Abbotsford
Contract type Staff, 80% full-time, Temporary
Start date May 1, 2019
End date 1 year contract (with possible extension)
Salary scale $3,518.35 - $4,202.63 per month (Staff pay group 8)
Closing date April 2, 2019

About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is nationally recognized for its emphasis on teaching excellence, experiential and applied education, community engagement, and Indigenization. UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students. With six campuses and centres, UFV offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, and professional studies, as well as trades and technology education, university preparation, and continuing education.

At UFV, we are dedicated to changing lives and building community. Our educational goals are to prioritize learning everywhere; be flexible and responsive; collaborate across boundaries; develop local and global citizenship; and integrate experiential learning. A British Columbia “Top Employer”, we are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and dynamic learning and working environment that is fair and respectful of everyone. Our culturally diverse employee and student populations reflect the local, national, international and Indigenous communities we serve. If you see yourself as a lifelong member of a community that values and nurtures innovation and creativity, cultivates leadership and citizenship, and where success builds on success, you belong at UFV.

Posting details

In conjunction with numerous community organizations and individuals, the UFV PACS program is developing a community based Centre for Conflict Transformation in Abbotsford.  The Coordinator will work with the PACS Teaching Chair and the Centre Advisory Committee to design and implement conflict transformation information events, peace building workshops, and initiatives in response to community challenges presented to the Centre.


  • Collaborate with area subject matter experts to identify, document, and implement best practices and procedures for Peace Centres.
  • Liaise with the PACS Teaching Chair, the Advisory Committee, and various community groups to facilitate the implementation of a regional Peace and Conflict Transformation Centre.
  • Collaborate with faculty and students to enrich student learning opportunities in the Centre.

Coordination and Administration

  • Align the Centre’s goals and activities with the affiliated UFV programs.
  • Design and implement conflict transformation information events and peace building workshops in collaboration with the Advisory Committee.
  • Responsible for the Centre’s office administration.
  • Coordinate the facilitators for each event.
  • Schedule and coordinate all sessions for mediators and counsellors.
  • Assist in the development of measurement processes/methods for assessing progress towards goals and project outcomes.
  • Proactively identify and report on anticipated resourcing gaps and propose mitigation strategies.


  • Maintain and establish relationships with community partners, faculty, and students.
  • Lead the rollout and perform all necessary communication of the Centre.
  • Implement and maintain website and social media content.
  • Establish and maintain communication channels related to all events.


  • Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working on community.
  • Have a demonstrated record of organizational and/or administrative work.
  • Demonstrated commitment to service and community engagement.
  • Demonstrates working effectively with individuals of diverse style, abilities, and backgrounds. Seeking to be inclusive of all cultures and capacities; challenging exclusionary practices.
  • Proven success in developing and maintaining positive working relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Experience in marketing and public relations.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, including successful experience in project management.
  • Strong communication, presentation, and facilitation skills.
  • Applicants must be self-directed, proactive, and accountable.
  • Demonstrated professionalism, judgement, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Highly resourceful, organized, and with demonstrated ability to take initiative and be creative.
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong qualitative research skills.
  • Experience in event planning.
  • Relevant experience in office management, organizing and managing records.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Professional.
  • Strong knowledge, skills, and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media/web design, preferred.

How to apply

Direct resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications by April 2, 2019, referring to Posting #2019.60 to:


Email application to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Phone: (604) 854-4554
Fax: (604) 854-1538

Find out how to prepare your application

Please note:

  • We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • In order to be environmentally and fiscally responsible, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.
  • Shortlisted applicants for staff positions will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

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