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Coordinator, Indigenous Student Transition & Engagement

Indigenous Student Centre
Abbotsford, Chilliwack
Application deadline: July 15, 2022

Job Number:
Contract Term:
One Year
Open Positions:
Salary Scale:
Staff Scale, Group 8
$4,667.12 - $5,574.82/Month

Job Summary:

The Coordinator, Indigenous Student Transition and Engagement supports the successful transition of Indigenous student to UFV through holistic, Indigenous student-centered lens.

The Coordinator develops and contributes to collaborative transition programming, such as New Student Orientation and other events aimed at welcoming and orienting Indigenous students to UFV. Other responsibilities include developing and overseeing the Indigenous Peer Mentorship Program; designing and overseeing the production of transition marketing materials; and building and expanding on community networks, both internal and external to the university. 

Through one-on-one and group community outreach activities, the Coordinator will provide accurate and appropriate information about the University’s processes, programs, and services to prospective and current students; parents; schools, organizations, and communities; and First Nation Education Authorities. The Coordinator will review and analyse relevant survey results with Institutional Research to provide insight/recommendations on policy and programming to the Director, ISC; develop and contribute to the strategic direction of Indigenous student transitions to UFV; and develop and deliver student support and engagement programming which meets the holistic needs of Indigenous students, sometimes outside of regular business hours.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Minimum two (2) years’ related experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and lived experience of Indigenous peoples and communities, ways of knowing, and worldviews, particularly of the Stó:lo peoples.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the challenges and barriers faced by Indigenous students in postsecondary, as well as the resources available to them.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the post-secondary education system, with preference given to those with knowledge of UFV Student Services.
  • Possess an understanding and commitment to student development theory, student success initiatives, and community development.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Evidence of strong coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Evidence of strong skills in relationship building and collaboration.
  • Demonstrated strength in organizational skills, task prioritization, and goal setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written communication skills, including experience writing reports.
  • Demonstrated strong computer skills, including the ability to use the advanced features of the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook) and experience working with social media platforms and tools.

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry. Please self-identify on your cover letter or resume.

About UFV:

The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the traditional territory of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in Stó:lo Tém:éxw (Stó:lo Land; Stó:lo World). In all that we do, UFV strives to support and honour the Stó:lo peoples goals of self-determination and well-being on these lands. A commitment to Indigenization and Reconciliation is core to our institutional Vision and Integrated Strategic Plan: IYAQAWTXW — which means House of Transformation. This commitment includes the goal of centering Indigenous ways of knowing throughout our organization, recognizing our responsibilities to community, and a multi-year plan to increase the number of Indigenous faculty, staff, and administrators working at UFV.

UFV has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.

Indigenization, equity, and diversity are essential to our work as a university. A diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented and marginalized. At UFV, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we proudly serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of groups that experience discrimination due to race, colour, place of origin, ancestry, and/or religion, persons who identify as women and 2SLGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities. We invite applicants to complete a confidential self-identification survey as part of the application process. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer.  Information will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the recruitment process, and results are not shared with the selection committee.  Inquiries about the survey may be directed to careers@ufv.caLearn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/ or a verification of their education credentials. 

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Please note: you should receive a confirmation email once you have successfully applied to this position. If you do not, please contact the Njoyn Help Desk at or 1-877-427-7717 Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (EST).

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