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Position Title: Aboriginal Transition Planner
Competition Number: C001702
Division/Portfolio: Student Services
Department/Program: Aboriginal Services
Under the general supervision of the Aboriginal Services Coordinator, facilitates the successful transitions of prospective Aboriginal students to Okanagan College. A key function of this position is facilitating retention, working closely with current Okanagan College Aboriginal students assisting them through the student life-cycle including transfer and graduation. Liaises with Aboriginal students, communities, organizations, and service providers to develop and implement individual transition plans for Aboriginal students. Develops and maintains working relations with, and knowledge of, Aboriginal communities, organizations, service providers, and other training institutions within the Okanagan College region and provincially. Acts as primary resource for prospective and current Aboriginal students and performs other related duties as required.
Education and Experience:
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent and graduation from a two-year community college program in a relevant area. Over 2 years and up to and including 4 years related experience and working with Aboriginal communities and organizations.
Skills and Abilities:
This position is a demanding high energy, high profile, public relations role and requires exceptional public speaking skills as well as dealing with people in a calm, tactful, efficient and effective manner that projects a polished, professional and helpful image. In addition, this position is a highly skilled service role that demands exceptional customer service and a strong student-focused orientation.
Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, presentation and research skills, and organizational abilities. Must be computer literate and be familiar with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).Ability to maintain positive working relations with organizations, colleague institutions, high school principals and counselors. Ability to act independently, to organize and co-ordinate recruitment and other special events such as information nights, when necessary.
Experience in event organization, program promotion, public speaking, and making presentations to large groups.
Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal communities, customs, and history.
Knowledge of post-secondary institutions, particularly Okanagan College is an asset.
Post-secondary student recruitment, marketing, and experience working with committees and volunteers is an advantage.
Support – Regular Full-time
Appointment Start Date:
Some travel is required
Some evening and weekend work is required
Annual Salary/Hourly Rate:
$48,804 – $55,787
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Shortlisted internal candidates must notify the current Support Staff Bargaining Chairperson and Human Resources if they want a Union Observer during interviews and final selection of candidates.
Posting Opening Date:
Posting Closing Date:
To apply for this position, please go to the following website: https://www.employmentopportunities.okanagan.bc.ca and complete an on-line application.