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Department:  Centre for Indigenous Initiatives, Equity Services
# Positions:  1
Employment Status:  Student, Part-Time
Minimum-Maximum Weekly Hours: 7 hours/week
Duration: September 2013-April 2014
Wage: $15/hour
DEADLINE: September 16, 2013

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 social and educational events and activities for Indigenous students. The Indigenous Resource Coordinator will have a strong leadership role that will help CII’s Indigenous Cultural Liaison Officer connect students with various campus departments and Indigenous service agencies in the National Capital Region.

Under the supervision of the Indigenous Cultural Liaison Officer, the Resource Coordinator will:

Meet on a regular basis with the Indigenous Cultural Liaison Officer and Indigenous Student Liaisons to collaborate on the planning and implementation of weekly/monthly/yearly events and activities

  • Assist in the planning and coordination of events and activities in the Indigenous centre to help students connect and build a network of support.  Such events and activities may include, but not limited to: drop-in events, potlucks, board game and movie nights, socials, art and craft workshops etc.
  • Plan information sessions with campus services (i.e. Student Academic Success Centre, MacOdrum Library’s Subject Specialists etc.) and Indigenous service agencies (i.e. Kagita Mikam, Wabano Centre for Indigenous Health, Minwaashin Lodge, Odawa Friendship Centre etc.)
  • Create promotional material for events and activities
  • Collect data for program participation and evaluation purposes
  • Research and develop a peer mentoring program
  • Act as liaison with on- and off-campus service providers
  • Act as liaison with the Equity Services’ Departmental Administrator regarding matters such as time sheets, mailing lists, mail delivery, event notices, 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 communication skills, including a high degree of tact and diplomacy
  • Advanced administrative and organizational skills
  • Advanced multi-tasking and time-management skills, including the ability to work under pressure during events and activities
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • 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

Please submit your cover letter and C.V./resume to the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives (CII) using one of the following methods:

1. By e-mail to

2. By fax to 613-520-4037

3. In person at 503 Robertson Hall

If you have any questions, contact Naomi Sarazin (Indigenous Cultural Liaison Officer) at or 613-520-2600 extension 1468.