Coordinator, Indigenous Affairs

Responsible for coordinating activities related to the integration and academic success of Indigenous students enrolled in the Faculty of Law. Responsible for indigenizing and decolonizing the academic programs in order to meet the Faculty’s goals with regard to access to law school, retention and academic success of students. 
Implements the Calls to Action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that apply to legal education and career development for lawyers. In addition to changes to the curriculum, this function includes designing, managing and delivering academic support (including support for admissions, academic success, graduation, networking with legal community and access to graduate studies) as well as providing cultural support services (including one-on-one counseling and advice on integration) to Indigenous law students.

Essential Qualifications

University degree in law, communications or a related field, with practical Indigenous knowledge, including Indigenous legal traditions with a minimum of five years of equivalent experience;
Knowledge of Indigenous cultures, communities, protocols and practices; a link with an Algonquin community on the ancestral territory of which the Faculty of Law is located would be an asset;
Knowledge of how graduate studies function and of Faculty of Law standards;
High degree of commitment to the advancement of Indigenous students at the Faculty of Law;
Comprehensive knowledge and experience in the development and implementation of organization-wide policies and strategies; 
Experience in producing promotional material, designing educational support programs;
Excellent interpersonal, student services and/or human resources skills; 
High degree of professionalism, initiative and ability to work independently.
Demonstrate strong organizational, analytical skills and manage multiple priorities in order to respect deadlines; 
Proven ability to solve problems and envision creative solutions;
Willing to work flexible hours in order to meet the Faculty strategic plan of action;
Preference for knowledge of an Indigenous language in addition to French and English;

Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

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