Day: October 15, 2015

CFP – Native American Track at the Annual Research and Policy Conference on Behavioral Health, Due: Oct 30, 2015

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Greetings Colleagues,
I wanted to make sure you all knew about the Call For Proposals to present at the Annual Conference in Tampa in March. If you are not familiar with this conference, it focuses on connection between research and policy, which is critical for improving the systems and structures so that we can better serve tribal youth and their families. It also supports dissemination of knowledge around best practices.
The Indian Country Child Trauma Center is a partner for the conference in 2016. The deadline for proposal submissions is October 30th and we are preparing a Native American Track that will include keynotes, presentations, and workshops focused on research and/or policy in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities.
Please forward to those that may be interested in presenting and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or need special accommodations regarding your submission.
Jami Bartgis, Ph.D.
President and CEO
One Fire Associates, LLC
241 Kershner Road
Sand Springs, OK 74063

Call for Papers (PDF): 29th Call for papers-9-18-15

Job – Assistant Professor, Native American Studies (three year term)

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Three Year Term Assistant Professor
Native American Studies

The Center for Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University invites qualified applicants to
apply for a three year term Assistant Professor position. Northern Michigan University, with 8,600
students and 180 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city
of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an
excellent quality of life. See more at

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for teaching introductory and advanced courses in Native
American Studies, professional development and scholarship, and service. These courses may be
offered on campus or off campus via distance education employing multiple technologies.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in Native American Studies or related

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Proficiency or the willingness to become proficient, in
utilizing instructional technologies. Ability to develop and deliver curriculum. Good oral and written
communication skills. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to meet the demands of the position in a timely
manner. Ability to assess student learning outcomes.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Experience teaching in higher education, preferably in Native
American Studies. Ability to develop and refine Native American Studies courses, mentor students, and
assist with outreach efforts in these areas on campus and in the wider community. Qualified to teach
Anishinaabe language. Familiarity with tribal cultures of the Great Lakes Region. Experience in working
with a diverse student population, especially American Indian students. Demonstrated commitment to
social justice.

The review of applicants will begin November 29, 2015.  Applications received after that date will not be
considered. All applicants must include a letter of application, a current vitae, unofficial transcripts, and
contact information (names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers) for three reference.
To apply for this position please visit:

NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer including protected veterans and individuals
with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

Job – Aboriginal Community Grants Coordinator

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Aboriginal Community Grants Coordinator [Master’s degree + 3 years exp]

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Job Description:

Vancouver Coastal Health is world renowned for innovation and a focus on quality care and outcomes. The remarkable range of specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Nurses, Sonographers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care and allied professionals. Launch an exciting career with us where you can apply your skills and develop new ones alongside some of Canada’s finest practitioners. Come for the job. Stay for the team.

Job Title: Aboriginal Community Grants Coordinator  [Master’s degree + 3 years exp]
Work Site: 520 West 6th – Vancouver, BC
Status: Regular Full Time – Baseline (1.00 FTE)
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Salary: $31.50 – $39.29 per hour
Hours: 0830-1630 Monday to Friday with Sat/Sun/Stats off
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Reporting to the Manager, Population Health, and working collaboratively within Population Health (Community Investments Team) and in accordance with the vision/values of Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), the Aboriginal Community Grants Coordinator supports the work of the Community Investments Team and supports VCH funded projects, particularly with an Aboriginal focus. Duties and responsibilities include assisting with development of Outcomes Measurement Frameworks, project budgets and evaluation frameworks; monitoring and reviewing progress reports; developing organizational capacity building opportunities; and developing effective relationships within and between projects and VCH to increase the capacity of all stakeholders to support strategic VCH community and corporate initiatives. This position may also assist public involvement in health planning, program implementation and policy development.


Education & Experience
Master’s Degree in a related field. Supplemented by three- (3) years’ recent, related experience in funding, project management and development within the non-profit sector, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Considerable demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal organizations and First Nations communities.
• Considerable demonstrated familiarity with Aboriginal cultural practices, traditions and language(s).
• Considerable knowledge and aptitudes of health promotion and population health principles, processes, and tools � particularly in relation to Aboriginal peoples.
• Considerable knowledge of the sources of information/structures within Aboriginal communities.
• Sound knowledge of the broad social determinants of health.
• Demonstrated commitment to health promotion principles.
• Knowledge and working experience of the NGO sector in the region covered by VCH.
• Demonstrated organizational development and project development/management skills.
• Sound knowledge and demonstrated experience in participatory community-based planning, outcome-based project evaluation, program sustainability, policy development and research analysis.
• Demonstrated experience in developing and monitoring project budgets.
• Demonstrated facilitation, consensus building and leadership skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team, and to establish/maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals, groups and organizations.
• Ability to organize/prioritize work and meet deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Advanced word processing skills, Excel spreadsheet, database programs and social networks.
• Demonstrated ability of efficient Internet use applied to research.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Current VCH staff who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered with other external candidates. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

JFCHS City_Vancouver

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Job – Assistant Professor, Canadian Studies at Trent University (Tenure Track), Due: Nov. 2, 2015

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The Department of Canadian Studies at Trent University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (current annual salary range $84,870 – $90,322) starting July 1st, 2016. This position is subject to budgetary approval.
We are looking for a scholar committed to the field of Canadian Studies and who has expertise in one or more of the following areas: i) global/transnational Canada, ii) the state/public policy/social regulation, iii) race/diversity/immigration, iv) Canadian culture/media/the arts v) aboriginal settler relations and colonialism. The successful candidate will have a completed PhD, an excellent teaching record, a willingness to participate in academic/administrative organisation, and demonstrated scholarly promise. They will be expected to teach courses at all of the undergraduate levels and to play a role in the graduate programs of Trent’s School for the Study of Canada (the MA in Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies and the PhD in Canadian Studies). A capacity to teach broadly at all levels of graduate and undergraduate instruction/supervision is mandatory. Experience in working with teaching assistants would be an asset. The new tenure track faculty member will also be expected to participate in the broader life of the department and university and to maintain a program of research and publication.

Applicants should submit a covering letter that addresses qualifications for the position as described in this posting. They should also briefly describe how their research and teaching interests may contribute to the profile and development of undergraduate and graduate programs. Also required are: a CV; a writing sample; and a teaching dossier, including course evaluations. Three letters of reference should be sent on your behalf and addressed to Christopher Dummitt, Chair, Department of Canadian Studies, Trent University. Applications and reference letters should be submitted electronically, with files in PDF or Word format, to
*See and for information about the undergraduate and graduate programs in Canadian Studies.
Deadline: 2 November 2015. Files may be submitted after this date, until

the position is filled.

Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.