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Coordinator of Indigenous Education Initiatives

  • Job
    Mid Level
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • Toronto
  • 5d left


  • Essential Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree plus Post Graduate Certificate or acceptable combination of equivalent
  • experience.
  • Minimum four years experience related to Indigenous Education, preferably in a University environment.
  • Minimum four years experience working within the Indigenous community in Toronto and understanding of Indigenous cultural safety and trauma-informed service delivery.
  • Community outreach and partnership development experience.
  • Experience supervising staff, including students and volunteers.
  • Project management, budgeting and reporting skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, demonstrated experience delivering presentations.
  • Strong computer skills including superior word-processing/excel skills and strong proficiency with all other MS Office tools.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of institutional efforts toward reconciliation and equity, diversity and inclusion frameworks.
  • Familiarity with educational issues confronting Indigenous communities and approaches to supporting student mental health and wellbeing.
  • Ability to exercise discretion with sensitive issues and confidential materials and or matters; ability to exercise good judgment; ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation of protocol, discretion and professionalism.
  • Must demonstrate initiative and tact in dealing with people at all levels and with people of varied cultural backgrounds.
  • Assets (Nonessential):
  • Master's or Doctorate degree in related discipline.
  • Broad knowledge of OISE programs, procedures and regulations.
  • To be successful in this role you will be:
  • Communicator
  • Diplomatic
  • Multi-tasker
  • Organized
  • Patient
  • Proactive
  • Self-directed
  • Tactful


  • Building and strengthening relationships with stakeholdersand partners of strategic importance
  • Determining logistical details and activities for events and/or programming
  • Exchanging information at formal department and/or program committee meetings
  • Advising Indigenous students on culturally specific issues, financial, academic, transition support and other issues
  • Coordinating tasks for projects and other strategic initiatives with stakeholders
  • Coordinating meeting schedules, agendas, materials, action and follow-up items
  • Monitoring accounts for a project and/or program
  • Directing the activities of casual staff

Mission & Purpose

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s top university with a long history of challenging the impossible and transforming society through the ingenuity and resolve of our faculty, students, alumni, and supporters. We are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, bringing together top minds from every conceivable background and discipline to collaborate on the world’s most pressing challenges. As a catalyst for discovery, innovation, and progress, we prepare our students for success through an outstanding global education and commitment to inclusive excellence. The ideas, innovations, and actions of more than 660,000 graduates advance U of T’s impact on communities across the globe.