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Indigenous Learning Facilitator- Part Time (Term)

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Job Title Indigenous Learning Facilitator- Part Time (Term)
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Position Details
The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for the Learning Facilitator – Indigenous Students. This unique initiative exists to assist First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) students to be successful in the Faculty of Health Sciences. This position is a .8 FTE from mid-August to mid-May and the remaining months (mid-May – mid-August) the position will move to a .5 FTE. This is a two-year position ending approximately September 2025.
The role of the student facilitator is to increase the successful learning and completion rate of Indigenous students in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, this position works directly with students and their instructors, as well as University administrative departments to promote student success by facilitating a safe cultural learning environment. The main purpose of this position is to provide personal and academic assistance to all prospective and current undergraduate Indigenous students in the Faculty of Health Sciences including Nursing Education in Southwestern Alberta (NESA), Addictions Counselling, Public Health, Therapeutic Recreation, and Aboriginal Health. The position will also provide support to students in the Health Sciences stream of the Indigenous Student Success Cohort. In addition, support and advice is provided to instructors and staff regarding cultural protocols and contacts.
This position is in place to act in conjunction with Iikaisskini Indigenous Services on campus in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous students, as well as to ensure that Indigenous students in the Faculty of Health Sciences receive appropriate individualized support to aid in successful completion of their degree programs. An important function of this position is to act as representation and to liaise with the Iikaisskini Indigenous Services, the Indigenous Student Success Cohort Program and Steering Committee, the Registrar’s Office and Academic Advising as well as Faculty and program committees within the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Assisting with recruitment of students
  • Preparing students for the transition to the University environment
  • Providing students with ongoing support throughout their educational journey
  • Providing assistance in securing funding, scholarships and bursaries
  • Acting as a liaison between students, instructors, and the Dean’s office
  • Identifying areas of individual student concern
  • Providing referrals to internal and external services, where appropriate 
  • Providing ongoing reporting and program evaluation 
Position Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have :
  • An undergraduate degree in one of the following disciplines: psychology, education, social work, health sciences, nursing or Indigenous studies. 
  • Experience and knowledge of various First Nations, Métis and Inuit organizations as well as knowledge of FNMI culture and protocols would be beneficial.
  • Proven ability to exercise good judgment and emotional maturity when dealing with students is essential.
  • The successful incumbent must have strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to empathize and relate to students’ needs.
  • This positon requires an individual who has strong active non-judgmental listening skills, is able to help students identify barriers to academic success, and can communicate effectively and understand the various nuances in working with students, faculty, staff, community members and corporate donors.
  • It is critical that the successful candidate has the ability and competence to build positive relationships, is resourceful, creative, innovative, and flexible.
  • The successful candidate will have a demonstrated and deep knowledge of and connection to Indigenous communities, as well as success in contributing to anti-racist and anti-colonial scholarship.
The University of Lethbridge offers a competitive compensation package with a full range of benefits.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply by Tuesday, September 26, 2023.
Starting Salary Range (at 1.0 FTE) $4,701.00 - $5,323.00 monthly
Full Salary Range (at 1.0 FTE) $4,701.00 - $5,945.00 monthly (AUPE - Grade 11)
Campus Lethbridge
Employment Group AUPE
Position Category
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 09/15/2023
Close Date 09/25/2023
Open Until Filled
Desired Start Date 10/01/2023
Position End Date (if temporary) 09/30/2025
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

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  2. Cover Letter
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