Administration

Tenured Chair and Associate/Full Professor Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Victoria. Due: Feb 28, 2017

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DEPARTMENT CHAIR OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
Faculty of Education
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is actively building a diverse, welcoming
community and seeks to appoint a Chair and Associate/Full Professor with tenure.
The University of Victoria has a demonstrated commitment to equity and fairness, and
encourages applications from members of visible minorities and Indigenous scholars. The
position requires strong collaborative skills that provide intellectual and organizational
leadership, and that will complement the work and focus of current faculty members and programs.
Candidates for this positions must possess a PhD or EdD in education or a closely related
field, be an established scholar within education (including teaching, re
search and graduate supervision), and demonstrate administrative experience and knowledge of leadership within a university setting The Chair is expected to build a collective vision for the department, establish an active research program, teach and supervise graduate students, and participate in the academic affairs of the University.
The Chair is a five year administrative appointment, with the possibility of a five year renewal. Full details of this position may be found at http://www.uvic.ca/education/chairedci

Job – F/T Managing Director & P/T Special Events Coordinator with Kwi Awt Stelmexw. Due: Jan 11, 2017

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Hi all. I’m the founder and programming director for Kwi Awt Stelmexw — an arts & education organization based in Vancouver, BC. We’re a Coast Salish non-profit focused on advancing the cultural identity of the Squamish Peoples.

Kwi Awt Stelmexw is building a team of leaders who can make a difference in the Squamish Peoples’ lives — it’s a big job and we’re looking for super passionate, strategic, and dedicated people to make the dreams a reality.

The Squamish Peoples are rising. After decades of dispossession then neglect, the Squamish Peoples are charting their own path forward. Our fundraising campaigns, our language programs, our arts projects, and everything in between is for the betterment of the Squamish Peoples.

At Kwi Awt Stelmexw, you’ll work with a team of engaged, hard-working, and passionate colleagues showing the community and the world what is possible for advancing the cultural identity of the Squamish Peoples, in a flexible, collaborative, and dream-seeking environment. We are hiring for:
F/T Managing Director (6 month contract with potential to renew)
P/T Special Events Coordinator (6 month contract with potential to renew)
Learn more here: https://www.kwiawtstelmexw.com/about/hiring/
The Managing Director is really about finding an operations/manager person to work with me in building this emerging organization. There are very few Coast Salish-run and Coast Salish-focused non-profits in Vancouver and we’re looking to grow our team to support our work. If you could pass this along to help us spread the word, we’d be super grateful. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 5pm.

Please feel free to message me if you or anyone you know is interested in learning more.

Thanks!
___________________

Khelsilem
Programming Director
Kwi Awt Stelmexw
PO Box 57145 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C., V5K 5G6
c: 604-809-6282 | m: 778-987-8809

Dean of the College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Due: Jan 6, 2017

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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Education. As the chief academic and executive officer of the College, the candidate will possess (a) outstanding scholarly credentials, including recognition as an accomplished academic leader both nationally and internationally; (b) a demonstrated commitment to research, undergraduate and graduate education, outreach, and equal opportunity; (c) a demonstrated ability to attract, retain and advance a diverse and superior faculty, student body, and staff; (d) the capacity to be a visible leader in the State of Illinois on educational issues; (e) outstanding leadership and communication skills to effectively interact with all stakeholders and to be a strong advocate for the College and its mission; and (f) a thorough understanding of financial management and aptitude to generate resources for the College. Candidates must hold an earned doctoral degree and have a distinguished record of scholarly research, teaching and service accomplishments commensurate with an appointment at the rank of full professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Dean of the College of Education reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and is a senior administrative position with a seat on the Provost’s Council of Deans.

 

This full-time, 12-month appointment has a negotiable start date with salary commensurate with experience. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites letters of nomination or application (letter of interest, resume/CV, and five references). Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, and review of applications will begin immediately.

 

Application Deadline: Friday, January 6, 2017.

Applications and Inquiries: Wynne Korr, Search Committee Chair at provostsearches@illinois.edu

Additional information about the University may be obtained from its website, www.illinois.edu.

Job – Field Education Coordinator, at UBC School of Social Work. Due: Aug 9, 2016

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University of British Columbia 96 reviewsVancouver, BC

The incumbent works with the Chair of Field Education to plan, organize, develop and administer the process for field placement practica for BSW and MSW students. Key responsibilities include arranging field education placement; meeting placement selection deadlines; communicating and consulting with agencies, students and faculty liaisons/faculty related to field education, developing field education policies and procedures and manuals.

Organizational Status

The incumbent reports to the Director of the School of Social Work and the Chair of Field Education. All support staff report to the Administrator. The incumbent interacts and communicates with faculty members, students, staff, external professional social work agencies, and departmental offices of the Faculty of Arts, and other academic and administrative units on campus as required.

Work Performed

The incumbent:
– ensures, in conjunction with the Chair, that deadlines are met both for finding a sufficient number of appropriate placements for students and ensuring that students have secured placements in a timely manner.
– processes, reviews, and assesses applications by agencies and organizations and makes recommendations for affiliation as a field placement.
– plans and organizes appropriate events for field instructors, field liaisons, and students, such as orientation sessions and recognition events.
– researches, identifies, develops and recommends opportunities for placements
– conducts placement site visits to ensure placement adherence to field education standards.
– develops curricula and materials, e.g., manual, learning contract, evaluations, which appropriately reflect the objectives and standards of field education as well as the learning experiences needed to prepare students for social work practice.
– develops, in conjunction with the Chair, appropriate policy and practice standards and the corresponding manuals which clearly outline procedures in field education.
– develops educational opportunities between the faculty, agencies, and field instructors.
– communicates with stakeholders and disseminates information.
– provides ongoing consultation to the three stakeholder groups: agencies, students, and faculty liaisons/faculty.
– provides individual consultation to students, as required.
– supports and consults with field liaisons in an ongoing manner throughout the academic year.
– ensures evaluations of all components of the field education process are completed and on file.
– oversees the keeping of records on student placements, agency affiliations as well as managing and tracking information and processes related to field education.
– sits on the Practice Education committee of the College of Health Disciplines
– performs other related duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

The incumbent works under general direction and in consultation with the Chair of Field Education.

Supervision Given

May oversee and direct work of employees in lower classification.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

This position interacts directly with students, the academic community and the professional social work community within the Lower Mainland on issues of practica and directly affects the reputation of the School. Incorrect or inappropriate decisions may adversely affect student progress and the credibility of the School of Social Work.

Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Bachelor of Social Work required and Masters of Social Work preferred. Minimum of three years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Three years of relevant social work practice experience required. The incumbent must have a good understanding of the professional social work community within the Lower Mainland and be aware of current social work practice and policy trends. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to communicate in a clear, attentive, polite, culturally sensitive, diplomatic, ad tactful manner. Ability to deal with people in a courteous, calm manner. Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of people. Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships with faculty, staff, students, community partners, and general public. Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment. Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision. Ability to exercise sound judgment. Good policy interpretation and implementation skills. Ability to effectively use MS Office at an intermediate level(e.g., Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel). Ability to use database software.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Angelique EagleWoman becomes new dean of Lakehead law school

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Attorney and professor brings a wealth of experience in Indigenous law, say university officials

CBC News Posted: Jan 13, 2016 6:40 AM ETLast Updated: Jan 13, 2016 11:43 AM ET

Angelique EagleWoman has been appointed the new dean of Lakehead University's Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. EagleWoman will leave her current postion at the University of Idaho College of Law, where she is a law professor and a legal
scholar.

Angelique EagleWoman has been appointed the new dean of Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. EagleWoman will leave her current postion at the University of Idaho College of Law, where she is a law professor and a legal scholar. (Supplied)

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A northern Ontario university says the new dean of its law school will be the first aboriginal woman to hold that position in Canada.

Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., has appointed Angelique EagleWoman to lead the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law starting in May, a month before the fledgling law school’s first class is set to graduate.

EagleWoman will leave her current postion at the University of Idaho College of Law, where she is a law professor and a legal scholar.

She told CBC News she’s impressed with the Lakehead faculty’s focus on rural and small-town practice, environmental law, and Indigenous law.

“Those three areas are all areas I’ve taught in and I have experience in, and I write a lot of articles about,” she said. “So I just thought ‘what a perfect match.'”

EagleWoman has taught in the areas of Tribal Nation economics and law, and Native American natural resources law. She has also published articles on topics like tribal economics and quality of life for Indigenous peoples, according to a Lakehead University press release.

Wants to build ‘distinguished’ law school

She takes over the position in Thunder Bay from the school’s first dean, Lee Stuesser, who resigned in 2015.

EagleWoman said she doesn’t feel that being relatively new to Canada will be an issue, adding that things like environmental law and Indigenous law share common traits on both sides of the border.

“The Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations coming out are very common issues with people that are both in the United States and in Canada who are Indigenous,” she said.

“So there’s a real commonality there, and the land doesn’t know political boundaries.”

EagleWoman said she wants to see the school grow and continue to be a forward-thinking institution.

“I hope to move the law school from the start-up phase to taking its place as a distinguished law school, along with the other Ontario and national law schools,” she said.

A biography posted on the school’s site says one of the highlights of her career was serving as general counsel for her own tribe, the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in Dakota.

with files from The Canadian Press.

Reference:

(2016, January 18) Audio – Angelique EagleWoman becomes new dean of Lakehead law school. CBC News. Retrieved from: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/law-school-canada-aboriginal-dean-1.3400903?__vfz=tc%3D7c4KA0bOGi9

Job – District Principal, Education Services – Aboriginal Education Focus. Due: Jan 8, 2016

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DISTRICT PRINCIPAL, Education Services

(Aboriginal Education Focus)

Surrey – a diverse and progressive school district, is seeking interest from exemplary educators to join its dynamic team as District Principal, Education Services with a primary focus on supporting Aboriginal

learners.
Members of the Education Services department work as a close-knit team of highly skilled professionals where integrity, collaboration, and a commitment to on-going professional growth define the work ethic, and a sense of optimism and joy are highly valued.
Working in an environment of shared responsibility for Aboriginal learner success, you will contribute as a member of the district’s leadership team, and you will be directly involved in supporting understanding and an appreciation of the First Peoples Principals of Learning system-wide.
We invite applications from educators with:

  •   knowledge of, and appreciation for Aboriginal culture in our schools;
  •   a strong knowledge and experience-base in working with Aboriginal learners and communities;
  •   a record of advocacy for students with Aboriginal heritage;
  •   a high degree of professional credibility;
  •   exceptional formal and informal leadership experience;
  •   a successful record as a systems change agent including skill in developing a continuum of instructional support;
  •   a demonstrated ability to use data to inform strategic directions;
  •   demonstrated skill in building relationships with colleagues and with the community in support of a

    respectful and inclusive environment where culture, learning and success are all important;

  •   superior interpersonal and communications skills;
  •   demonstrated ability to collaboratively problem-solve complex matters; and
  •   a commitment to professionalism and to working in a collaborative environment.

The Surrey School District invites interest from all qualified educators, and strongly encourages educators of Aboriginal ancestry to consider this opportunity. Please see required application form and further details regarding the application process on http://bit.ly/1RqAxei. Applications will be received until 12

noon on Friday, January 8, 2016