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First Nations Student Success Facilitator

Salary: $4,038.00 - $4,542.00/Monthly
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Start Date: As soon as possible

Language: English
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree
Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: Administrative Officers (1221)
NOC Job Title: Administration Officer
Expires in 3 days
Expires: 2018-03-25
Last Updated: 2018-03-13

Job Number: 469251

Job Location(s)

2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, British Columbia
V7J 3H5, Canada

Job Description

Nature & Scope of Work:

The First Nations Student Success Facilitator works closely with the FNSS Team, identifies students, and collaboratively develops student success plans and strategies, that mitigate barriers to student success. The FNSS Facilitator will provide ongoing support and offer students opportunities that allow them to develop strong academic skills in time management, effective study habits, exam writing strategies, finance management, and coaching that encourages self-reflective, self-directed learning skills. . As the students become more familiar with the university learning environment, the FNSS Facilitator must consistently support, and work with these learners, in order to enable their continued engagement and educational success. The Aboriginal Student Success Facilitator will create and maintain a positive learning environment, monitoring students through programs such as the Early Alert program. The FNSS Facilitator ensures that Aboriginal students are provided with the supports they require to be successful in their learning and encourages them to access appropriate university services that support their success. With a focus on Aboriginal education that meets the needs of students and defines their success, it is critical that there is a more holistic approach to the whole student learning experience, which is represented throughout the term. That student success can be defined as experiencing a purposeful and fulfilled life as an aboriginal learner. The incumbent reports to the Dean, Education, Health & Human Development.

Key Responsibilities:

- As a member FNSS Team, the FN Student Success Facilitator is responsible for developing, coordinating, supervising, and evaluating student support

- Refer students to professional student supports when appropriate

- Through guidance and the provision of resources, assist with academic issues and/or concerns

- Administer the Early Alert program

- Coordinate and collaborate on  Study Skills workshops and programming

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Essential skills will include:

Demonstrated expertise in Aboriginal education approached with an Aboriginal worldview, collaborative working within student services teams that  develops, facilitates and monitors activities to identify Aboriginal students at risk of failing subjects/courses, or on academic probation.

Post secondary experience  in  providing Aboriginal students with academic advising and study skills, that supports their academic success, retention, and program progression, individually or in groups, towards achievement of  successful course and program completion.

Fundamental understanding of the impact of Residential Schools and Colonization on First Nation's learners.

- Student mentoring experience required

- Experience with design and delivery of success services for Indigenous students

- Considerable knowledge of student development and student success literature and best practices.

Required Qualifications & Experience:

- A University degree in psychology, social work, education, or Aboriginal studies.

- Minimum 3 years' recent experience working with Aboriginal people in an educational setting. An equivalent combination of formal training may be considered.

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