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Director, Indigenous Student Centre

Vice President, Students

Abbotsford, Chilliwack

Application deadline: August 30, 2019

Posting number 2019.199
Job type Faculty
Contract 100% full-time, Permanent
Salary range Appropriate placement on the Director Salary Scale
Start date As soon as possible after closing date

Job summary

The Director, Indigenous Student Centre (ISC), is critical to leading and coordinating a vision and plan for Indigenous student success at UFV. The Director:


  • Coordinates Indigenous student support through the ISC;
  • Partners with other areas of the university to ensure the provision of culturally-appropriate Indigenous student services at UFV;
  • Supports students in accessing UFV supports and services;
  • Supports the implementation of institutional strategic plan goals;
  • Develops plans and strategic goals for the ISC;
  • Represents the ISC on relevant university committees;
  • Promotes the recruitment and retention of Indigenous students at UFV;
  • Educates and informs the UFV community about the needs of Indigenous students
  • Liaises with Indigenous communities and organizations and with local school districts;
  • Supervises the operations of the ISC, including its events, programs, facilities, and initiatives;
  • Manages the ISC’s budget(s);
  • Prepares written and verbal reports as required; and
  • Leads, supervises, and supports permanent and temporary ISC staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Minimum of five years of directly-related experience in a post-secondary student support setting working with Indigenous students
  • Demonstrated knowledge and lived experience of Indigenous peoples and communities, ways of knowing, and worldviews, particularly of the Stó:lō peoples
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the post-secondary education system and of UFV Student Services
  • Evidence of successful leadership and management in a unionized environment
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve goals
  • Evidence of strong skills in communication, relationship and team building, problem solving, project/initiative management, and collaboration
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, use sound judgment, and maintain confidentiality
  • Valid BC Driver’s License


Other Considerations:

  • Short-listed candidates may be required to undergo a criminal record check.
  • This position requires some evening and weekend work at various locations/communities throughout the Fraser Valley, including all UFV campuses. Reliable transportation is needed.


Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry. Please self-identify on your cover letter or resume


About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.

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