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Indigenous Program Coordinator

University of Toronto
St. George (Downtown Toronto)

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Indigenous Program Coordinator

Date Posted: 10/20/2021
Req ID: 17699
Faculty/Division: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Department: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is a Faculty of the University of Toronto that originated as one of the Schools of Hygiene begun by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1927. The School, which plays a criticalrole in the COVID-19 pandemic response, went through a dramatic renaissance after the 2003 SARS crisis and it is now the largest public health school in Canada, with more than 850 faculty, 1,000 students, and research and training partnerships with institutions throughout Toronto and the world. With $53.3 million in research funding per year, the School contributes to improving population health and health policy and health systems through discoveries and innovation in data science and AI, maternal, child and reproductive health, climate change, implementation and improvement sciences, preventable disease through vaccines and prevention through wellness such as with diabetes, comparative health policy, sustainable and equitable health systems, global andIndigenous health, among many other areas. This past year, $10 million philanthropic dollars was raised for research, education and knowledge translation, and the over 7000 alumni were deeply engaged through events and networking opportunities.

Your opportunity:

As the Indigenous Program Coordinator, you will be a part of a collaborative team, and responsible for administration and coordination of the Master of Public Health in Indigenous Health program at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. You will work closely with the Directors at the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health to support student development and program related activities. You will contribute to the growth of the program through designing, planning, and implementing recruitment strategies. You will also support students in the Master of Public Health in Indigenous Health with academic concerns, placement opportunities, and their overall learning experience. You will be responsible for maintaining several databases and document libraries including practicum opportunities, student performance, and alumni engagement.

In addition to program activities, you will be required to foster and maintain positive relationships with Indigenous leaders, communities, organizations, and/or on-campus university groups to enhance outreach and student learning opportunities. This requires knowledge of Indigenous cultural protocols and cultural competencies in developing inclusive environments. A part of this role is the desire to implement quality improvement processes to enhance the overall student experience.

You will be a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and self-directed individual committed to supporting the success of students, the program, and the School’s mission towards Indigenous health equity.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for program related inquiries - providingdetailed information on program and/or course eligibility requirements, recruitment dates, requirements and application procedures
  • Organizing, summarizing and circulating program and/or course evaluations as well as drafting internal and external communications
  • Determining logistical details required for the execution of admissions processes, receiving and passing on application documents for review and checking completeness of applications
  • Maintaining information on digital platforms including course information on student information systems
  • Fostering and maintaining positive relations with stakeholders to support student placement activities; scheduling and assigning students to external learning opportunities
  • Coordinating networking activities between students and employers and/or alumni, collecting feedback on programs or events
  • Gathering information on student performance from employers, tracking the status of recruitment activity, liaising with contacts to determine site specific placement requirements

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, community development, indigenous studies or related disciplines, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience working in an admissions/student enrolment environment, including experience in student services and program administration
  • Experience working and collaborating in cross-cultural settings, preferably with Indigenous leaders, communities, and/or organizations
  • Experience in records management including maintaining information in databases
  • Experience and proficiency with coordinating meetings, agendas and follow up items
  • Experience coordinating the logistics of events, workshops and/or seminars
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong communication (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management and problem-solving skills with the ability to meet conflicting priorities and balance multiple projects.
  • Strong commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to learn new skills and learninputs from multidisciplinary teams
  • Strong planning, project management skills with excellent prioritization and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, show initiative and good judgment, and be an effective team member
  • Well-developed Indigenous community and knowledges relations and skills
  • Client-services oriented with demonstrated listening and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to maintain a broad perspective; ability to foster and maintain effective relationships with all levels

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Experience working in a culturally-safe Indigenous academic environment

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Communicator
  • Goal oriented
  • Intuitive
  • Organized
  • Problem solver

This is a one year term position

Closing Date: 10/27/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Grant - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 10 -- $62,464 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $79,879. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial
Recruiter: Aarthiga Sivakumar

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.


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Employees have access to:

  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
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  • University Pension Plan;
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