Job Opening: Education and Programming Strategist

Job ID: 35514
Location: Vancouver – Point Grey Campus
Employment Group: Management and Professional
Job Category: Educational Programming
Classification Title: Educational Programming, Level A
Business Title: RSHDC Education and Programming Strategist
VP/Faculty: Assoc. VP Academic Affairs
Department: IRSHDC
Salary Range: $49,090.00 – $70,717.00 (Annual)
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Desired Start Date: 18 November 2019
Ongoing: Yes
Funding Type: Budget Funded
Closing Date: 2019/10/25
Available Openings: 1
Guiding principle: “Midpoint” of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.

Job Summary

Working collaboratively with the RSHDC team, the Education and Programming Strategist coordinates initiatives, projects and events in support of curation, education and reference activities. Creates and/or maintains partnerships with Indigenous communities, Survivors of residential school and/or intergenerational survivors to develop collaborative projects and initiatives. Coordinates programming initiatives at the Centre as well as with communities, schools, post-secondary institutions and UBC partners.

Collaborates on content and aids in designing and carrying out education and programming strategies, scope and goals. Participates in ongoing project planning, education and programming development and execution. Investigates funding sources and works collaboratively with RSHDC team to develop, compose, edit and proof funding applications and reports.

Works with the RSHDC team to incorporate research and records related to the Residential School System in Canada and its legacies into curriculum, resources and programming.

Organizational Status

Reports to the RSHDC Education and Programming Lead, or designate. Works closely and in collaboration with the Education and Programming Lead, RSHDC team, community and academic partners/stakeholders, and related education and programming staff at other institutions.

Work Performed

  • Works directly with Indigenous community members and communities to develop collaborative education resources and programming initiatives;
  • Coordinates programming at the RHSDC for visiting individuals or groups, Survivors, families, school groups and UBC faculties, departments and/or partners;
  • Collaborates in developing, testing and implementing education/programming resources for RSHDC lessons, workshops and/or conferences;
  • Works collaboratively with RSHDC and various partner organizations to organize events, dialogues and conferences;
  • Provides lectures and presentations and is able to facilitate and/or organize events including public speaking engagements, dialogues, and workshops, etc.;
  • Identifies relevant methodologies in Indigenous studies, trauma-informed memory institution studies to inform RSHDC educational content and programming;
  • In collaboration with RSHDC Education and Programming Lead and RSHDC team defines strategies and scope for ongoing curriculum and programming;
  • Researches funding sources and prepares, composes and edits funding applications and reports
  • Contributes to project planning, execution, monitoring and reporting Supervision ReceivedWorks independently under the broad direction of the RSHDC Education and Programming LeadSupervision GivenMay assign or check the work of technicians, support staff, students or volunteers.

Consequence of Error/Judgement:

The Strategist will exercise initiative, sound judgment, and tact in working with faculty, staff and with contacts at other institutions. Good judgment in the assessment of materials is imperative, as is attention to detail and organization. Errors, poor judgment, and inappropriate decisions can impede the work of the RSHDC and result in missed opportunities and, ultimately, ineffective or inadequate displays of information, or in compromised relations with critical contacts at other institutions. Misidentification of usage rights on materials may create legal exposure for the Centre and university.


• University degree in a relevant field (Education, Indigenous studies, History with an Indigenous concentration, etc.), or in another academic field preferred with a minimum of three years related experience with Indigenous organizations and/or communities related to residential school issues, or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of the residential school history and historical context is required
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Indigenous organizations is required.
  • Experience with curriculum and programming development an asset.
  • Computer competence in document preparation, database use, and organization ofstorage required.
  • Experience in working with multimedia resources and/or communications strategiesdesirable.
  • Excellent judgment and interpersonal skills required. Excellent oral and presentation skillsrequired.
  • Ability to build effective relationships when working with other staff, both locally and atrelated institutions required.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment required.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines required.

Given equivalent qualifications, preference will be given to First Nations, Métis and/orInuit candidates.

Experience engaging with First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples and communities, demonstrated Indigenous cultural competency including knowledge of Indian Residential School system, and prior work with Survivors of schools and their families, is preferred. If candidate does not have adequate experience and cultural competency with Indigenous peoples, professional development requirements to achieve proven competency may be a requirement during the probationary period.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For more details and to apply visit UBC Careers under Job ID 35514. View a PDF of the job description.

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