Indigenous Engagement and Cultural Protocol Specialist, Provost & VP Academic – Calgary

  • Company:
    University of Calgary
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
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  • Posted:
    9 hours ago
  • Category:
    Education & Teaching

Job ID:20216Updated:March 13, 2020Location:Main CampusPosition OverviewTheProvost & VP Academic Officeis currently seeking a Full-time RegularIndigenous Engagement and Cultural Protocol Specialist.As a part of the Indigenous Engagement Team, the Specialist for Indigenous Cultural Engagement and Protocol reports directly to the Vice Provost (Indigenous Engagement) and works closely with the Director, (Indigenous Strategy) and other team members to enhance cultural inclusivity and increase intercultural capacity of the campus community. This position focuses on the coordination and engagement of traditional knowledge keepers, scholars, and community leaders in teaching, learning, and research. To support the recommendations outlined in the Indigenous Strategy, the Specialist for Indigenous Cultural Engagement and Protocol is responsible to create and manage education and cultural events that engage the campus community in teaching and learning opportunities focused on Indigenous knowledge.Position DescriptionSummary of Key Responsibilities(job functions include but are not limited to):Develop an in depth understanding of principles, recommendations, and overall content and intent of Indigenous StrategyDevelop and facilitate workshops and presentations to promote and create deeper understanding about the Indigenous StrategyManage cultural protocol guidelinesProvide one-on-one or unit-based cultural advice, guidance, and insight to the campus community on cultural protocols, traditional knowledge keeper’s engagement, and cultural event planningDevelop and provide workshops to the campus community on cultural protocols, processes, including cultural observances and gifting proceduresPlan and oversee an Indigenous Knowledge lecture series and the Elders Teachings Series in consultation with the VP (IE)Provide cultural advice, awareness, and guidance on the Traditional Territorial AcknowledgementsBuild and maintain strong, respectful relationships with Indigenous elders/traditional knowledge keepersEnsure university policies procedures and practices are respectful of cultural protocols and promote respective engagement of traditional knowledge keepersWork collaboratively on identification of fund development opportunities and proposal development related specifically to the programs and activities related to the positionOrganize, coordinate, and manage protocol and gifting for traditional knowledge keepers in relation to events hosted by the Indigenous Engagement team in accordance to cultural protocol guidelines and in compliance with University procedures and practicesAssist with the coordination and engagement of traditional knowledge keepers in campus eventsProvide cultural assistance to ceremonial elders upon request and when appropriateManage requests and inquiries for traditional knowledge keepers and/or cultural experts to participate in campus events, courses, or dialogues – includes faculty and staff looking to engage traditional knowledge keeper’s in teaching, learning, researchParticipate in University of Calgary policy review and development committees to insure inclusion and alignment with cultural protocols and practicesCollaborate, assist, and/or advise on the cultural protocol in the planning of large institutional eventsWhen required review and draft, in consultation with others, cultural guidelines, procedures, and policies necessary to align university practice with cultural protocolsProvide cultural advice and update documents associated with Traditional Territorial AcknowledgementsWork closely with the Indigenous Strategy’s Core Communicator on communications material and website development for promotion of events and activities associated with the Indigenous StrategyWork closely with the Executive Assistant on matters pertaining to preparing honouraria, gifting, and related protocol and event planningRecruit individuals and maintain a list of volunteers who would assist in events lead by the Indigenous engagement teamMaintain records of meetings and presentationsContribute to the Indigenous Strategy annual reports and evaluation tools/metrics by maintaining accurate records of meetings, activities, points of contact, and participation data related to the positionRepresent the Office of the Vice Provost (Indigenous Engagement) on relevant internal and external committees when appointedCoordinate care and cultural education related to cultural gifts and transfers to the strategy, including but not limited to Teepee, honor song, winter countDevelop and maintain Indigenous Strategy volunteer programParticipate in and/or lead Sub-Committee and Task forces as appointed VP (Indigenous Engagement)Qualifications / Requirements:Master’s Degree is preferred; however, completed Bachelor Degree in related field will be considered with significant community related work experience (more than 3 years)Minimum 3 years related work experience, preferably in direct association with indigenous education, programs, and/or communitiesFamiliarity and knowledge of regional Indigenous cultural protocols and ceremonial observances is an essential requirementProven experience in the coordination of Indigenous cultural eventsExcellent interpersonal communications skills, contributing to a positive team environmentDemonstrated excellence in facilitation skills (public speaking)Ability to act decisively and to exercise a high degree of diplomacy, confidentiality, initiative and judgmentPossess positive, well established relationships with Indigenous communities, leaders, and cultural knowledge keepersDemonstrated ability to identify funding sources and prepare funding proposals to support new program recommendationsGood judgment and initiative, tact and diplomacy in dealing with the frequent interactions with, staff, instructors, university departments and external organizationsStrong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Professional (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)Ability to perform multiple and complex tasks, with attention to detail and business processesExcellent written and verbal communication skills along with a strong customer service orientationApplication Deadline:March 31, 2020We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.Additional InformationThis position is classified in theProfessional Career Band, Level P3of the Management and Professional Staff Career Framework.To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view ourManagement and Staff Careers website.About the University of CalgaryThe University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.