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Posted on: May 1, 2019
Deadline: May 14, 2019
Grade: 11


Reporting to the Senior Director, Indigenous Directions, the incumbent provides project management expertise regarding the implementation of the Indigenous Directions Action Plan. He/she assists with administrative and logistical support to the Senior Director, Indigenous Directions, the Office for Indigenous Directions, the Indigenous Directions Leadership Council, and related Working Groups.

Primary responsibilities

  • Coordinate and implement Indigenous Directions Action Plan and related projects.
  • Provide written and/or oral briefings for meetings in order to ensure the Senior Director is abreast of matters.
  • Prepare dossiers, including the creation, compilation and analysis of information in preparation of external and internal dossiers. Conduct research as necessary for preparation of briefs.
  • Monitor the public email account, and respond to, or re-direct inquiries accordingly.
  • Review and respond to daily incoming inquiries and, in a timely manner, bring forward any pertinent items to the attention of the Senior Director. Make recommendations on appropriate actions and responses.
  • Compose communication (monthly reports, annual reports, letters, e-mails, memos, fax responses,) and follow up on related matters.
  • Liaise with external organizations and stakeholders such as CEGEPs, community organizations, Indigenous communities and leadership.
  • Develop, plan, coordinate, monitor and manage different projects simultaneously.
  • Maintain “bring-forward and follow-up” systems for proper management of documents; organize and maintain confidential files.
  • Maintain close collaborations with the members of the Indigenous Directions Leadership Council and associated Working Groups and other Concordia units e.g. Communications, Finance, Human Resources, Dean of Students, Recruitment, Office for Community Engagement, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Faculty Development and Inclusion, and others.
  • Update the Indigenous Directions web presence, and coordinate newsletter updates and Annual Reports. Recommend and establish mechanisms and processes to regularly inform internal and external stakeholders on Indigenous Directions activities to build awareness and engage participation.
  • Participate in Office projects and other activities as required by the Senior Director.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a field relevant to the primary responsibilities and two to four years of related work experience.
  • Master’s Degree in a related field desirable.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Indigenous peoples, knowledge systems, languages, pedagogies, and communities.
  • Knowledge of the University environment and of the Quebec higher education system desirable.
  • Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English and French in order to deal with complex situations in both official languages; knowledge of an Indigenous language is an asset.
  • Good knowledge (Intermediate level) of Excel and Word.
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, organizational, communication, and team-building skills.
  • Capacity to engage members of diverse communities and skilled in a variety of consultation techniques, protocols, and strategies.
  • Aptitude to work in a customer-service-oriented environment as both a member of a team and independently.
  • Superior ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism and discretion.
  • Diligent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work outside normal work hours (some weekends and evenings for event participation).


$60,610.55 - $72,396.19 per annum



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by May 14, 2019. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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