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Job Description

Indspire is an Indigenous national registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. With the support of its funding partners, Indspire disburses financial awards, delivers programs, and shares resources with the goal of improving educational outcomes for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students. Through Indspire’s education offerings, we provide resources to students, educators, communities, and other stakeholders who are committed to improving success for Indigenous youth. In 2019-20, Indspire awarded over $17.8 million through more than 5,124 bursaries and scholarships to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth, making it the largest funder of Indigenous post-secondary education outside the federal government. Each year, the organization presents the Indspire Awards, a celebration of the successes achieved by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people that is broadcast nationally.

Never has there been a better time to join this national leader!

We are currently hiring for a Program Coordinator to join our Programs & Student Success department. Reporting to the Manager, Student Success, the Program Coordinator will provide administrative and logistical support to the Student Success mentorship team and supports the department’s initiatives. The role will coordinate the planning and delivery of virtual and in-person mentorship events, and the development of online resources for program participants. The Coordinator will also bridge initiatives between departments to ensure success.

The position responsibilities of the Program Coordinator include:

  • Supports the planning and delivery of annual Rivers to Success mentorship events, both virtual and in-person.
  • Manages the logistical, tactical and support production of events and activities related to student mentorship.
  • Coordinates advisory and other related committees.
  • Supports development and distribution of materials.
  • Responds to email and phone inquiries from students, partners, and others.
  • Contributes to the development of both internal and external resources for Indigenous post-secondary students, including webinars.
  • Tracks and reports on metrics regarding the evaluation of program data related to KPIs etc.
  • Uses social media platforms to grow network and supports (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter) as means for recruitment.
  • Manages administrative responsibilities that relate to setting up speakers, negotiating and/or determining honourarium amounts, gifting and completing all necessary paperwork, documentation, and reporting, including financial processes.
  • Provides support on departmental projects, including preparing meeting agendas, transcribing meeting minutes, updating and maintaining project plans/timelines, and other related activities.
  • Supports data entry/maintenance of online mentorship portal.
  • Supports Indspire’s outreach activities to promote the program and recruit new mentees and mentors.
  • Assists with program registration and working with program participants to support them.

Qualifications

  • College diploma in a related field and/or equivalent experience.
  • Progressive experience with 2+ years of experience in a similar environment
  • Project management, coordination and resource development considered strong assets.
  • Strong event coordination and logistics skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience in Indigenous communities essential, preferably with Indigenous youth.
  • Demonstrated openness to learning and willingness to engage in cultural competency training.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills with requisite attention to detail and ability to balance priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, the ability to work with all levels of staff and external individuals.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and database systems, ability to learn new software and programs quickly.
  • Experience and interest in working with students considered an asset.
  • Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The duties within this job description can be amended from time to time. 

How to Apply

This is a full-time position that may be based at either Indspire’s Six Nations or Toronto office. The salary range is competitive with a comprehensive benefits package, including pension plan.

We are an Indigenous organization whose mandate is to promote opportunities for Indigenous people. We encourage applications from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people and all others interested in the position.

To apply, please forward your résumé and cover letter to hr@indspire.ca. All qualified candidates will be contacted directly. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agency calls please.

Deadline for Applications: June 25, 2021.

Indspire is committed to ensuring an equal opportunity recruitment process. Accommodations are available to all applicants upon request. We are committed to providing any accommodations required to ensure a barrier-free process. Please contact us via email at hr@indspire.ca, we will work with all applicants to accommodate any accessibility needs.

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