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OFFICE OF THE PROVOST
PROJECT COORDINATOR, OFFICE FOR INDIGENOUS DIRECTIONS (P1950)
Deadline: February 13, 2020
Reporting to the Senior Director, Indigenous Directions, the incumbent provides strategic advice, project management and operational activities of the Office for Indigenous Directions. He/she proactively supports the work of the Senior Director, Indigenous Directions, coordinates activities, and organizes all related documentation.
- Coordinate projects related to the implementation of the Indigenous Directions Action Plan.
- Research, analyze and keep up to date on emerging Indigenous trends and issues in post-secondary education; provide strategic advice and help build dialogue and consensus on the implementation of the Indigenous Directions Strategic Plan.
- Prepare and 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 from multiple sources of input.
- Manage the public email account, and respond to, or re-direct inquiries accordingly.
- Coordinate the review of 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 (letters, e-mails, memos, fax responses, reports) and follow up on related matters.
- Liaise with external organizations and stakeholders such as other post-secondary institutions and community organizations.
- Develop, plan, coordinate, monitor and manage different projects, activities and special events simultaneously.
- Maintain “bring-forward and follow-up” systems for proper management of documents; organize and maintain confidential files.
- Liaise with and maintain a close working relationship with the members of the Indigenous Directions Leadership Council and associated Working Groups and other Concordia units.
- Manage content of the Indigenous Directions Hub; recommend and establish mechanisms and processes to regularly inform internal and external stakeholders on Indigenous Directions activities to build awareness and engage participation.
- Plan and organize institutional, special events, and conferences sponsored by the Office for Indigenous Directions; maintain a registry of all associated activities, participants, and timelines.
- Ensure that electronic and paper documents are filed and/or properly stored in accordance with University policies; manage confidential and sensitive documents and dossiers.
- Oversee the hiring and supervision of student workers.
- Contribute to preparation of reports, including detailed account of consultations carried out, project activities delivered, analysis of trends, costs, recommendations, priorities, objectives, valuable information for effective planning.
- Bachelor Degree in a field relevant to the primary responsibilities and two to four years related experience.
- Knowledge of the University environment and of the Quebec higher education system desirable.
- Significant experience working with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.
- Experience in providing advice and support to senior management.
- Experience in project and event planning, organization and delivery.
- 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 of (Intermediate Level) of Microsoft 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.
$70,939.46 - $84,736.95 per annum
Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by February 13, 2020. 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.
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