Saskatchewan Polytechnic is the Province’s only polytechnic and the primary institution for post-secondary applied education and research. Proudly sharing land located in the homeland of the Métis people and on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 Territory, we serve more than 26,000 students through campuses located in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon. Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers more than 150 certificate diploma and degree programs, including two collaborative baccalaureate degree programs and a collaborative master’s degree program, basic education and academic upgrading, credit and non-credit extension courses, apprenticeship training, televised, hybrid, online, distance and off-campus programming. Our programs are led by a most accomplished and innovative faculty. As a member of Polytechnics Canada, we are committed to offering a broad range of educational experiences that are student-centered and industry responsive.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic provides the skills and education that the Province needs to grow and prosper. We have a long history of working with industry and the community to meet education needs demonstrated by our excellence in teaching, strength in research and proven student success. Through our partnerships we ensure our programs match opportunities in the real world. Our people are key to our success – the role of Director, Indigenous Strategy is to guide and lead exceptional staff in their commitment to our students and shared strategic priorities.
The Director, Indigenous Strategy, provides strategic leadership and direction in the designing and implementing Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Indigenous initiatives and partnerships, as well as key features of the Indigenous student support strategy. The director will review programs, services, policies, and procedures then implement strategies, create partnerships, and obtain external funding to ensure Sask Polytech’s Indigenous strategy is reflective of the needs to the Indigenous community and learners.
The Director will work closely with Sask Polytech deans, associate vice-presidents, directors and administrators to advance awareness, development and implementation of Indigenous initiatives and priorities. Further, the incumbent will develop and maintain relationships with Indigenous community members to ensure Sask Polytech is responsive to Indigenous community issues, trends, developments, and their impact on the institution.
A history of senior-level experience with a strong record of progressive achievements including proven success in building positive relationships with Indigenous people, First Nations communities, and at the provincial and federal levels, is required. A relevant degree or post graduate degree such as business or educational administration and experience in post-secondary education would be considered assets. Candidates must demonstrate leadership, strategic planning and project management skills as well a strong understanding of Indigenous issues and the barriers to Indigenous student success.
An ability to travel locally, provincially and nationally is required.
This position has been designated for Indigenous persons under Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s employment equity program.
How to Apply
For a complete job description and to apply online please visit: https://careers.saskpolytech.ca/postings/39269