Director, National Research Centre of Indian Residential Schools – Office of the Vice-President (Research and International)

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The salary range for this position (EMAPS Level) is $76,871-$138,179.

University of Manitoba

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum masters level or advanced degree required.
  • Priority will be given to Indigenous candidates.
  • An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least seven years of relevant experience, primarily in First Nations/Metis/lnuit organizations in a policy, programming, research, administrative, negotiation or leadership role required.
  • Experience in public speaking, advocacy, report writing and event planning are required.
  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of Indigenous cultures and issues are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster strong community connections is required.
  • Financial/budget management experience is required.
  • Experience in identifying and developing partnerships to develop new initiatives and secure funding is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with the media is desirable.
  • Experience in the strategic planning, development and implementation of communications plans are desirable.
  • Experience in publications management is an asset.
  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures in accounting is an asset.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, verbal, presentation and written communication skills are required.
  • Ability to interact with individuals and groups in culturally diverse social, political, professional, NGO and educational environments.
  • Strong multi-tasking, time-management and organizational skills are required.
  • Proficiency with various software applications (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and a willingness to learn additional programs (including website management) are required.
  • Ability to perform accounts reconciliation and fund maintenance are required.
  • Ability to deal effectively and professionally with all levels of staff, students and the public required.
  • Ability to prioritize and work effectively and efficiently.
  • Problem solving abilities required, as well as being able to foresee upcoming situations and take initiative in handling them.
  • Ability to learn and implement university regulations and policies.

OTHER JOB RELATED QUALIFICATIONS THAT MAY BE PREFERRED:

  • Indian Residential School Survivor an asset.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for co-ordination between university departments, external, working towards establishing the new (NRC) National Research Centre.
  • Responsible for the negotiation of renovations.
  • Liaise with current university archivists, the TRC, residential school survivors and partners outside the university, coordination of transfer of electronic, physical records and liaison with university archivists, IST, the TRC and partners outside the university, develops relationships  with  new  partners, helps build an effective governance structure for the NRC.
  • Assist in further start-up activities, responsible for community development including; relationships with survivors, Elders and First Nations, Metis, Inuit and non-status communities.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of Centre including; development of  department’s budget, strategic plan, hiring, development of staff, managing staff performance, communications programs, providing leadership to staff to ensure coordinated effort towards the realization of the Centre’s goals and objectives, works in consultation with the NRC Head of Archives and Head of Research.

Closing date: November 15, 2013.

To apply for this position and for further information please visit https://umanitoba.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=3361.

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