Job Posting

Job Posting Date: January 6, 2015

Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives, University of Toronto

Job Position: Ciimaan, Kahuwe’yá, Qajaq (Indigenous Language Initiative) Event Coordinator

Part-Time Contract: January 20, 2015 to March 31, 2015 with the possibility of extension. Salary: $20/hr on a part-time basis

The University of Toronto’s Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives seeks a highly motivated, skilled and experienced Event Coordinator for the “Ciimaan, Kahuwe’yá, Qajaq” Project (Canoe in Anishinaabemowin, Oneida, and Inuktitut) who will work in consultation with the Aboriginal Studies Indigenous Language faculty, and staff to plan, coordinate, advertise, and facilitate a number of Indigenous language events and activities (guest speakers, workshops, social events etc.). These events are intended to promote, support, and sustain the community of language learners and speakers at the University of Toronto, in the G.T.A., and surrounding First Nations.

The Event Coordinator reports to the Director of the Aboriginal Studies Program and Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives. The coordinator must have an interest in First Nations/Inuit or Metis languages and be able to work within a complex social, cultural and political environment where collaboration is key. At the same time the coordinator must be goal oriented.

1. Plans, coordinates, executes and evaluates special language oriented events on behalf of the CAI.
2. Oversees event budgets and ensures that financial transactions and information is accurately recorded and maintained following university policy and procedures.
3. Assesses each event success and makes recommendations for future events.
4. Writes a report for each event that provides a summary of the event, its assessment and recommendations for future events.

An undergraduate degree (or close to completion)

Experience in planning and managing of events required. Assets include: experience working in a post-secondary environment; an understanding of the cultures and histories of the Indigenous communities in Toronto; and knowledge of an Indigenous language.

Deadline: January 13th, 2015 at 4:30pm

Please send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Murrin at: aboriginal.studies@utoronto.ca
Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Connor Pion at: con.pion@gmail.com


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