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Department:  Centre for Indigenous Initiatives, Equity Services
# Positions:  3
Employment Status:  Work Study Program
Total Number of Work Hours: Maximum of 195 hours for the fall and winter terms combined
Minimum-Maximum Weekly Hours: Minimum of 5 and maximum of 15
Duration: September 2013-April 2014
Rate of Pay: $12.50/hour plus vacation pay

Duties and Responsibilities

Part of the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives’s (CII) mission is to support Indigenous students through their academic journey at Carleton University.  One way this is achieved is by creating a comfortable, welcoming and safe space for Indigenous students.  The Indigenous Student Liaison will be a highly reliable and dependable individual who will liaise with CII’s Indigenous Cultural Liaison Officer in providing ongoing academic and social support for Indigenous students.

Under the supervision of the Indigenous Cultural Liaison Officer, the Student Liaison will:

  • Assist in promotion of CII events and activities
  • Encourage Indigenous students to participate in CII events and activities, and actively engage students to take part to help build their support network
  • Provide administrative/operational support to CII staff and Indigenous students
  • Maintain the Indigenous centre’s bulletin boards and resource materials
  • Assist in maintaining the Indigenous centre’s upkeep and appearance
  • Act as liaison with the Equity Services’ Departmental Administrator regarding matters such as time sheets, mailing lists, mail delivery, equipment etc.
  • Participate in ad hoc events which promote Indigenous awareness, culture, and education
  • Other related duties


  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Indigenous (First Nation, Inuit, and/or Métis) traditions, cultures, practices, education and issues an asset
  • Knowledge of student resources on campus, as well as Indigenous resources and services in the National Capital Region an asset
  • Self-motivated, reliable and dependable
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including a high degree of tact and diplomacy
  • Advanced administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to use and provide basic maintenance of office equipment and software tools for word processing, spread sheets, etc.
  • Ability to navigate the internet
  • Capacity to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends during events
  • Desire to make a positive difference for the Indigenous community at Carleton

How to Apply

Note: This position is offered via the Awards and Financial Aid office’s Work Study Program. Work Study positions are allotted across the university on a “first come, first served” basis and fill up quickly. If you’re interested, please contact CII at or 613-520-5622 before August 22, 2013.

The Work Study Program application for the 2013/2014 academic year will be available as of August 22, 2013 on  The program is intended to supplement the resources of undergraduate students who are in financial need and have the fewest financial options by providing financial assistance through part-time employment on campus.

Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • Canadian citizen/permanent resident;
  • Enrolled in full-time undergraduate studies (at least 60% course load) both terms;
  • Satisfactory academic progress;
  • Have applied for financial assistance under OSAP or Government Financial Aid from another province [NOTE: Indigenous students receiving financial assistance from other means i.e. band funding, are eligible to apply]; and
  • Demonstrate financial need using criteria set by the Awards Office.

Funding and space in the program is limited and applications are done on a first-come first-served basis.  It is important for you to complete and submit your Work Study Program application to the Awards Office as soon as possible.  Students who have been approved to participate in the program will be able to view and apply to Work Study positions on myCareer via Carleton Central (only students with a Certificate of Approval will be given access to view work study positions).

Applications and questions can be submitted to:

Centre for Indigenous Initiatives

503 Robertson Hall