Dean of Indigenous Education and Engagement

Humber College

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le Oct 28, 2019
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reporting to the Vice President, Students and Institutional Planning, the Dean, Indigenous Education and
Engagement provides leadership, strategic planning and culturally fluent, context-sensitive advisement to
both the senior Leadership Team and the wider College community. Bridging relationships internally across
the institution and externally with important communities and organizations, the Dean is responsible for
overseeing the Aboriginal Resource Centre team and maintaining a warm, welcoming environment for
students, staff, faculty and guests. She/he fosters a supportive, culturally-safe environment and inspires
innovative, specialized support services. The Dean proactively develops programs, secures funding, engages
with internal / external stakeholders, sets priorities and implements strategic initiatives.

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A Master’s degree in Indigenous studies, education or a closely related field at the time of appointment, or
the equivalent in professional experience
A minimum of 10 years’ experience within a post-secondary environment in support of Indigenous
education, student success, and/or community engagement
Self-identifies as an Indigenous/Aboriginal person with lived experience and expertise in Indigenous
knowledges, epistemologies, methodologies, histories, traditions and/or languages
Excellent leadership, teambuilding, interpersonal, organizational and management skills including
demonstrated ability to work collegially in a diverse, inclusive and unionized environment
Excellent relationship building skills with an ability to facilitate sensitive conversations that raise
consciousness for diverse and impactful issues related to Indigenous peoples
Ability to inspire, motivate, support and empower others through authentic listening, engagement and
Along with in-depth knowledge of the post-secondary education environment, the ideal candidate will
bring outstanding communication skills, strong analytical and critical thinking skills
Direct experience operationalizing strategic plans, inspiring innovative thinking and creating lasting
solutions for tactical problems or initiatives
Successful experience building collaborative relationships between Indigenous communities and
Knowledge of the Truth and Reconciliation recommendations as well as Federal and Provincial Reports,
programs and grant opportunities that impact the Post-secondary sector
Project management expertise with demonstrated ability to analyze, plan, deliver and report on multiple
projects in an effective and timely manner

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Humber College will begin reviewing applications in December 2019; the posting will continue until the
position is filled. We welcome applicants who are of First Nations, Inuit, Métis, or other Indigenous ancestry.
To apply in confidence, email 1) a letter expressing interest in this particular position, giving brief examples
of experience and proposed projects; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) names of three (3) references with contact
information. Submit applications to the retained search firm: Leaders International Executive Search via email
For more information or to apply for this opportunity, please contact Mr. Mike Eagar, Consultant at
613-788-8254 ext. 102 or Laurie Sterritt, Partner at 778-838-4569
Humber College is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Upon request, suitable
accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) to applicants
invited to an interview.

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