Indigenous Community Engagement Coordinator (Orillia)

Orillia Campus Positions
Aboriginal Initiatives
Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 (All day)

Indigenous Community Engagement Coordinator (Orillia)

Contract (full time hours, up to March 31, 2018)

(Band 3) $44,772 - $55,966 (under review)

Dynamic, modern, and highly learner-centred, Lakehead University acknowledges all of our students as valued leaders of tomorrow, whose education and success are most paramount to our institution. Lakehead's Orillia campus is known for its welcoming community atmosphere, its innovative programs, and its new, environmentally-friendly facilities (LEED@ certified). Orillia is located in the heart of Ontario's Lake Country, recognized as one of Canada's premier outdoor recreation areas, as well as a centre for unique cultural and heritage experiences. 

The Indigenous Community Engagement Coordinator co-plans and implements all external outreach activities for the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives at Lakehead University’s Orillia Campus. The Indigenous Community Engagement Coordinator works with surrounding First Nations, Indigenous community groups and the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program to create clear pathways to post-secondary education and careers through the Coordinated Learning Access Network (CLAN) and Aboriginal Mentorship Program (AMP) activities.


  • Implement CLAN and AMP activities including engaging employers and conducting outreach;
  • Foster relationships internally and externally and actively promote Lakehead University and post- secondary education;
  • Deliver in-school activities that support the objectives of CLAN and AMP; and
  • Prepare documents, reports, support funding, evaluate activities, and support events on Campus.


  • University degree in a related field; or equivalent post-secondary education, training, and experience;
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Peoples, values, culture and learning styles likely gained through two years of related experience; ideally in a high school or post-secondary setting;
  • Experience with Indigenous specific mentorship or employment programming is an asset
  • Outstanding relationship building, organizational, time and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment, take initiative, and resolve problems;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, and use tact and diplomacy in difficult situations;
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and facilitate events and activities suited to the audience;
  • Ability to relate to and work with a diverse population of high school and post-secondary students;
  • Proficiency with computers including with word processing;
  • Knowledge of student development theory, and Ontario educational curriculum is preferred;
  • Teaching, mentoring, counselling and/or volunteer links involving high school students is an asset.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume with the names and contact information of three references to:

Office of Human Resources

Orillia Academic Building

500 University Avenue


Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Lakehead University is committed to an environment of open access to employment opportunities. Accommodations are available for all applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at (705) 330-4008, extension 2011. We appreciate your interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.