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Job – Assistant Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology (tenure-track)

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The Department of Anthropology in collaboration with the Curriculum in Global Studies at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position in  We seek applicants with a strong research and teaching portfolio with a special focus on migration issues. Areas of interest could include transnationalism, immigration and migration, human rights, migration and the US South, refugees, politics, health and migration, border cultures, and diasporic peoples. The geographic area of specialization is open. A willingness to engage students in local ethnographic fieldwork or internship projects and an interest in the professional practice of anthropology beyond the academy are encouraged. The successful applicant will divide curriculum responsibilities evenly between The Department of Anthropology and The Curriculum in Global Studies with regular responsibility for a graduate level course on migration for the interdisciplinary Global Studies MA program.
A PhD in Anthropology is required by the time of appointment July 1, 2016. 
Candidates must have an active, ethnographic research program and demonstrated potential, in the form of publications and other scholarly activity. Candidates must be excellent teachers, willing to work closely with Global Studies graduate students, and prepared to actively contribute to the development of Global Studies.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference list to: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/83713. Please provide a list of four professional references including the names, titles, email addresses and phone numbers.  Application review will begin on November 1, 2015.
 http://careercenter.aaanet.org/jobs/7492739/assistant-professor

Job – Dean of Students, Leech Lake Tribal College, Due: Oct. 14, 2015

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POSITION TITLE: Dean of Students

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
The Dean of Students directs activities related to a comprehensive college-wide student services program. The Dean will coordinate all areas of responsibility to achieve the integration of all student services and academic organizations in accordance with the College’s Mission and Goals, and will develop mechanisms to ensure quality customer service to achieve student success. Under the general direction of the President, the Dean of Students provides leadership and administrative oversight for student services activities including: Student Recruitment and Retention, Registration, Orientation, Admissions and Retention, Student Government, Student Clubs, Counseling/Advising, Athletics, Disabled Students, TRIO, GED testing, and Financial Aid Programs. Directly responsible to ensure LLTC meets all the HLC recommendations /requirements in regards to Student Services. The Dean is also responsible for the fiscal management and human resource management related to student services and as such, supervises, coordinates, and evaluates student support staff to include student support staff development.
 
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred. Three-Five years of progressive / demonstrated experience in similar positions to include previous supervisory responsibilities, leadership and managerial skills, implementation and evaluation of policies and regulations, organizational management, team building, strategic planning, and organizational planning processes.
 
Visit our website at www.lltc.edu for more information.  Send LLTC application and resume to: Human Resources, Leech Lake Tribal College, 6945 Littlewolf Rd Cass Lake, MN 56633. Phone (218) 335-4261
 

Job – Executive Director, Southeast Resource Development Council Corp., Due: Oct. 21, 2015

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Southeast Resource Development Council Corp.

Southeast Resource Development Council Corp. (SERDC) was incorporated and recognized in 1978. It is formal unification of eight (8) member First Nations in the southeastern portion of Manitoba. The Tribal Council is accountable to approximately 12,000 members under the leadership of its eight First Nation Councils.

As a political and administrative organization, SERDC is designed and mandated to facilitate the development of local control and responsibility of programs and services to member First Nations by:

• Providing a mechanism whereby SERDC can develop the administrative and managerial skills necessary to assist each First Nation institute and deliver local services at its own pace and in tune with each First Nation’s level of development.

• Providing a mechanism whereby SERDC can ensure that services are equitably and effectively delivered to each First Nation.

• Providing a mechanism whereby SERDC can assist the First Nations to develop a capacity for local services, making them less dependent on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) or the Tribal Council in matters of local concern and responsibility.

The Executive Director serves as the leader of the organization and reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director works in partnership with the Board to ensure that the organization fulfills its mission and to create strategies that ensure its future success.

The Executive Director plans, directs and co-ordinates the development and implementation of policies, systems and procedures in all matters related to the needs of the Aboriginal people with the SERDC region and for overseeing the related activities and staff employed.

Duties

Planning

  • Collaborates with the Board to define and articulate the organization’s vision and to develop strategies for achieving that vision
  • Creates annual operating plans that support strategic direction set by the Board and correlate with annual operating budgets; submits annual plans to the Board for approval
  • Develops and monitors strategies for ensuring the long-term financial viability of the organization
  • Develops future leadership within the organization

Management

  • Oversees the operations of organization and manages its compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Creates and maintains procedures for implementing plans approved by the Board of Directors
  • Promotes a culture that reflects the organization’s values, encourages good performance, and rewards productivity
  • In consultation with the Personnel Committee of Chiefs, manages the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations
  • Ensures that staff and Board have sufficient and up-to-date information
  • Evaluates the organization’s and the staff’s performance on a regular basis
  • Ensuring that regular senior management and regular staff meetings are held

Financial Stewardship

  • Oversees staff in developing annual budgets that support operating plans and submits budgets for board approval
  • Prudently manages the organization’s resources within budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations
  • Provides prompt, thorough, and accurate information to keep the Board appropriately informed of the organization’s financial position

Community Relationships

  • Serves as the primary spokesperson and representative for the organization
  • Assures that the organization and its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to SERDC membership
  • Acts as a liaison between the organization and the SERDC communities
  • Making periodic visits, upon request of the First Nations, to the representative First Nations for the purpose of obtaining direction and giving information on all activities of programs in SERDC

Board Support and Leadership

  • Supports operations and administration of the Board by advising and informing Board members and interfacing between Board and staff
  • Advises the board in the development of policies and planning recommendations

Qualifications

  • University degree in business or related discipline, combined with minimum five (5) years’ experience in senior management
  • Experience in program budgeting and fiscal management
  • Excellent and thorough knowledge and experience working with Aboriginal organizations and communities
  • Accomplished leader and manager with demonstrated ability to build highly motivated and energized team
  • Personal qualities include high integrity, energetic, sound judgment and decision maker, exceptional communication, negotiation, interpersonal, and time management skills
  • Fluency in Ojibway language would be an asset, as well as knowledge of SERDC communities
  • Must be willing to travel to SERDC communities

Your cover letter, resume and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please submit resume, along with three (3) current, written work-related references to:

Executive Director Position

SERDC Personnel Committee of Chiefs

Southeast Resource Development Council

600-360 Broadway

Winnipeg, Manitoba   R3C 0T6

Email: valf@serdc.mb.ca

Or fax: (204)956-7382

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Job – SSHRC Graduate Academic Assistant – UBC, Due: Sep 4, 2015

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SSHRC Graduate Academic Assistant – UBC

The OGPR is looking to hire a Faculty of Education graduate student who can provide consultation to peers on navigating the web forms for the upcoming SSHRC graduate fellowship and scholarship competition.

Duration: 3 weeks split as follows: September 14 – 23, and November 2 – 10, 2015

Time: 2 hours/day

Salary: $20.00/hour

Application Deadline:  Friday, September 4, 2015 at 4:00pm

A cover memo, current resume and references should be emailed to Christine Wallsworth, Office Manager, in the OGPR at: christine.wallsworth@ubc.ca.

Qualifications: Applicants are expected to have good communications skills, as well as experience with using web forms.  Preference will be given to Education graduate student applicants with experience in:

  • Applying online to SSHRC graduate student fellowship competitions, including the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship competition and/ or the SSHRC Canadian Graduate Scholarship competition
  • Teaching web or software skills
  • Understanding national granting agency policies and procedures

Responsibilities:

  • Meeting with Faculty of Education graduate students for short sessions in the OGPR and providing them with advice on the SSHRC web forms navigation process.
  • Understanding the SSHRC graduate fellowship and if possible, the affiliated awards application guidelines, policies and procedures and how they support the online application process.
  • Liaising with SSHRC fellowship program coordinators in Ottawa to clarify policies and procedures and to report problems with web forms

Job – Academic Assistant, at the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, Due: Aug. 9, 2015.

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The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm
Position Title: Academic Assistant
Background
The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at the University of British Columbia is a globally unique research space aimed at improving the sustainability and resiliency of our regional, national, and global food systems. The CSFS engages in innovative sustainability learning and research, embodying the concept of campus as a living lab, where learners can immerse themselves in the stewardship of a working, productive landscape at our 24-ha sustainable farm.
Working in a dynamic environment, the Academic Assistant will report to the CSFS Academic Programs Manager and share in a wide range of tasks that help support the Centre’s teaching functions.

For the complete job post, please see:

CSFS Job Posting Academic Assistant

Paid 8 Month Graduate Internship Opportunity with Ecotrust Lab @ RADIUS, Due: July 26, 2015

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Paid 8 Month Graduate Internship Opportunity with Ecotrust Lab @ RADIUS

The Ecotrust Lab @ RADIUS is working with community to design, test and launch new approaches to sustainable urban economic development. Based in Vancouver’s inner city, our goals are to improve economic outcomes for inner city residents and to build the community’s capacity to advance future innovations.

Through close collaboration with inner city partner organizations and focused on helping the City of Vancouver advance key community economic development goals, your role will be to help research, test and advance high potential innovations for the inner city and its residents.

The Lab is an initiative of Ecotrust Canada with RADIUS SFU.

You must be currently enrolled in a Canadian graduate studies program to apply for this position. No exceptions, sorry!

Applications are due by July 26th – details below.

The Opportunity

We are looking for three pro-active, dynamic, curious and driven graduate students to join our team for eight months beginning in September 2015. In our inaugural year, the Lab will work with three core community partners on three distinct projects with cross-cutting themes.

Each Team Member will have a key stakeholder (client) and a set of objectives and deliverables. You will receive orientation and training in design thinking, community economic development, social innovation, business model development, and developmental evaluation. You will be primarily responsible for determining appropriate methodologies for your work and project management, with close mentorship and support from the Lab manager and a faculty member connected to the RADIUS Social Innovation Lab and Venture Incubator at Simon Fraser University. You will be accountable to the Lab Manager, as well as your community client.

How to Apply

Please thoroughly read all positions descriptions and apply to only one position. Apply by sending a CV and cover letter to kiri@ecotrust.ca by midnight, Sunday July 26th, 2015. Identify which position you are applying for in the subject of the email.

Please address the following questions in your cover letter:

  1. Why are you interested in a Team Member role with Ecotrust Lab @ RADIUS? (max 200 words)
  2. Briefly summarize what makes you a good candidate for this position. (max 300 words)
  3. What first steps would you take to initiate the project proposed in the position description? (max 300 words)

Interviews will be conducted Wednesday July 29th and Thursday July 30th.

The Fine Print

  • You must be currently enrolled in a Canadian graduate studies program. Master’s, PhD, and Postdoctoral candidates may apply. This opportunity is ideal for students who are mainly finished coursework and are in the internship or thesis stage of their degree program.
  • We are open to applicants from diverse backgrounds, but preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary professional and academic experience in, for example, design, business, community economic development, social innovation, economics, social or political science.
  • Experience working with marginalized or vulnerable populations a plus.
  • Funding for this position is provided by Mitacs Canada. Stipends are provided as fixed rate scholarship grants for current graduate students at Canadian universities (no exceptions, sorry!). This is not an employee position.

A Little More About You

You know there is something wrong with our current social and economic systems. You feel a deep sense of purpose in creating positive social change.

You’re part art and part science: you tap into your creativity and don’t shy away from voicing your most off-the-wall ideas. Meanwhile, you delight in observation, pattern identification and meaning-making. You’re willing to listen longer than feels comfortable and you are systematic in testing your hypotheses.

You’re motivated by challenge, love autonomy in your workplace and are self-starting. You value transparency, integrity and generosity and are jazzed on the idea of working on real problems and the real people affected by them.

Does this sound like you? Apply now!

Jobs – Graduate Research Assistant Opportunities – UBC Faculty of Science, Due: June 26, 2015.

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Graduate Research Assistant Opportunities – UBC Faculty of Science

GRA for the Writing Across the Curriculum Program and GRA for new courses in the Department of Chemistry

The GRA is expected (but not limited to) to do the following duties:

  • Review literature to gather published attitudinal surveys of similar nature to help guide the survey development process
  • Develop the survey tool (which may include the adaption of statements from existing surveys)
  • Run interviews to validate the survey
  • Finalize the survey for full implementation
  • Administer the survey and analyze data
  • Organize and conduct focus groups
  • Summarize focus group data
  • Other duties as assigned

Hours may be negotiated depending on availability; pay will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to jandciu@science.ubc.ca by June 26th, 2015. In your cover letter, please indicate if you are interested in the Writing Across the Curriculum Project, the new courses in the Department of Chemistry project, or both.

For more information regarding either of these positions and for necessary qualifications please click here.

Jobs – Hiring for 4 positions at the UBC Research Commons

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Now Hiring at the UBC Research Commons!

We are looking for charismatic hardworking graduate students with strong teaching and technical skills to join us in delivering workshops and one-on-one consultation support for:

Thesis Formatting
SPSS (Quantitative Data Software)
NVivo (Qualitative Data Software)
FIREtalks Facilitator.

The Research Commons (RC) is located within Koerner Library and provides a welcoming, interdisciplinary research-driven learning environment for graduate students.

The Research Commons uses a peer-to-peer model where graduate students offer peer-support via workshops and one-on-one consultations for a variety of useful and necessary services including: Thesis Formatting, SPSS (Quantitative Data Software),  NVivo (Qualitative Data Software), Citation Management Tools (Mendeley, Zotero, and ProQuest Flow) and FIREtalks (A Facilitated Interdisciplinary Research Exchange).

For more information, including qualifications, salary, and application procedures for these 4 positions, please see the job posting on the Research Commons website and apply now!

Susan Atkey
Librarian, Koerner Library
UBC Library Research Commons

Job – Intermediate Teacher Grades 4-7, Prince George, BC. Due: June 8, 2015

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Employment Opportunity

Intermediate Teacher

Grades 4-7 for the 15/16 School Year

Yekooche First Nation is seeking an Intermediate Teacher who is energetic, enthusiastic, enjoys challenges, and who can join our team to deliver quality educational programming to students of the Yekooche First Nation. The Jean Marie Joseph School is located in the community of Yekooche on beautiful Stuart Lake in central British Columbia, an hour drive from Fort St. James.

Community Description

Yekooche First Nation is located in central British Columbia, approximately 80 km from Fort St. James, nestled between Stuart and Babine Lakes. Outdoor opportunities include fishing, hiking, kayaking, quading, skiing, snowmobiling, etc.

Yekooche First Nation has a population of approximately 200 on and off reserve members. The Community has a Band Office, Public Works, School, Health Clinic, and approximately 33 homes and 9 staff units. The Finance Office is located in Prince George.

A highly attractive salary and benefits package includes relocation assistance.

Highlights

Our teachers are offered a competitive salary and benefit package, stat holidays, two week Christmas Break, two week Spring Break, and professional development. The small class sizes allow for more one on one learning and more student success.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Eligible for B.C. Teaching Certificate
  • Knowledge of FNSA Schools
  • Reading Mastery
  • DIBELS and Saxon Math
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Computer literacy including proficiency in the use of SMART Board
  • The ability to plan and work with IEP’s for students
  • Special Education experience would be and asset
  • A demonstrated commitment to children and the flexibility to work cooperatively with parents, students, colleagues, administrative and support staff
  • A high degree of flexibility and proven interpersonal skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a clear criminal record check

Posting is for the 2015-16 school year

 

Please submit resume before June 8, 2015 to:

Yekooche First Nation

1890 Third Ave

Prince George, BC V2M 3L9

Fax: 250-562-0530

Email: principal@yekooche.com (email preferred)

Job – Kindergarten-Grade 1 Teacher, Williams Lake, BC. Due: June 16, 2015

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The Little Chiefs Primary School Is seeking a Kindergarten – Grade 1 Teacher
Maternity Leave position August 2015 – January 2016
If applicable to the End of June 2016 – Current Maternity leave – 6 month intervals.
JOB POSTING:
Reporting to the Little Chiefs Lead Teacher and the Williams Lake Indian Band Education Manager; the Kindergarten- Grade 1 Teacher will perform the following duties in collaboration with the Little Chiefs Primary School Kindergarten/Grade 1 Programs:
Little Chiefs Primary School is focused on their student’s success. Therefore Little Chiefs Primary School actively promotes the following abilities or qualities in their teaching staff:
 Awareness of, and sensitivity to, First Nation cultural diversity
 Ability to promote greater student success and achievement
 Sustained commitment to Literacy and Numeracy (Read Well and Saxon Math knowledge)
 Working creatively and collaboratively with Little Chiefs Primary School staff and Williams
Lake Indian Band Education Department
 Strong communication, interpersonal and team building skills with parents and community
The following criteria will be important considerations in the hiring process:
 Strong background in Elementary Education and specialized training in areas of Reading
and numeracy
 Recent teaching experience
 Excellent classroom management skills
 Knowledge of, or commitment to become knowledgeable of the prescribed BC
 Learning Outcomes Curricula in all subject areas
 Training in Literacy and Numeracy
 Knowledge of and/or experience in Differentiated Instruction
 Experience in multi-grade classrooms
 Bachelor of Education Degree and in good standing with Ministry of Education Teacher
Regulation Branch
 Equivalent combinations of education and/or experience will be considered.
Salary is pro-rated dependent on verified education and teaching experience; in accordance with BC Ministry Teacher Salary Grid

A job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
Apply to:
Williams Lake Indian Band
2672 Indian Drive, Williams Lake, BC V2G 5K9
Attention:
Marg Shelley, Band Administrator
marg.shelley@williamslakeband.ca
Telephone: 250 296 3507
Facsimile: 250 296 4750
Closing Date: June 16, 2015 4:30 pm
To view information on Little Chiefs Primary School and Williams Lake Indian Band Programs and Services, please websites listed below:
http://www.littlechiefsprimaryschool.com
Or
http://www.williamslakeband.ca