Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university renowned for its extraordinary learning environment and student-focused educational experience. As a comprehensive university with more than 19,000 students, Laurier has grown rapidly in research intensity while at the same time preserving its well-earned reputation for undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning excellence. With a multi-campus and multi-community culture, Laurier offers students an exceptional range and depth of more than 100 academic programs taught by award-winning lecturers across nine faculties across locations in Waterloo, Brantford, Kitchener, and Toronto. As a leader in higher education for more than a century, the Laurier experience is truly transformative as embodied in its institutional proposition: Inspiring lives of leadership and purpose.
The Faculty of Social Work is home to the Centre for Indigegogy, which began in 2017-2018. The Centre is connected with the Indigenous Field of Study and is overseen by the Director, Centre for Indigegoy and Centre Program Coordinator. The Centre offers non-credit professional development workshops and certificates steeped in Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous pedagogies called Indigegogy. All programming aims to provide Indigenous centred wholistic education and training that is grounded in Indigegogy. To learn more about the Centre, please go to wlu.ca/fsw/indigegogy.
Reporting to the Director, Centre for Indigegoy/Senior Administrative Officer, the Administrative Assistant (Centre for Indigegogy) is responsible for providing administrative support for the Centre for Indigegogy. The Administrative Assistant will maintain the Centre’s day to day activities including updating data base, financial reports, invoices, research budgets and the administrative coordination of research grants. The Administrative Assistant will assist the Program Coordinator in developing marketing strategies and workshop delivery and organizing and conducting the faculty’s Professional Development sessions. The incumbent will also be responsible for coordinating room bookings and catering for Centre events and meetings and maintaining website, social media and Centre marketing materials.
The ideal candidate will possess a secondary school diploma with 1 year post-secondary education and a minimum of 3 years related experience in working within Indigenous community or organizations. The incumbent will have a demonstrated understanding of the value of Indigegogy and demonstrated capacity to collaborate within a team and work within diverse community contexts. Exceptional organizational and administrative skills are essential in addition to the ability to work independently and be self-motivated
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