Aboriginal Awareness Centre Assistant

Term: September 2022- April 2023

Type: Contract

Hours: 10 hours/week

Pay: $16.50/hour, bi-weekly

The Aboriginal Awareness Centre is a space open to all members regardless of ethnic background. The Centre provides education, support and referral service. In addition, the Centre promotes, advocates and lobbies on Indigenous issues.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in managing the day-to-day Operations of the Centre.
  • Assist with financial management as per the Centre budget.
  • Assist in ensuring that there is adequate staffing/volunteers to facilitate Aboriginal Awareness access for all students.
  • Assist with overall maintenance of Aboriginal Awareness Centre space ensuring physical accessibility and complying with all Health & Safety regulations.
  • Assist with personnel management and supervision of all Aboriginal Awareness Centre volunteers.
  • Advocate and lobby within the University and Thunder Bay community in order to raise awareness of issues and concerns of the indigenous community, surround gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, spirituality, culture, family life, sexual identity, gender and sexuality based violence, and difference in physical and mental ability.
  • Assist in planning, developing, and implementation of educational campaigns related to the Centre’s mandate.
  • Assist in preparing and offer presentations on varying issues related to the mandate of the Centre to interested groups both on and off campus, including by locating relevant speakers or presenters.
  • Work in conjunction with the Aboriginal Awareness Coordinator and the Vice-President Advocacy to apply for appropriate funding and grants in order to augment the campaigns and programming of the Centre.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining relationships with Lakehead University student services and related departments such as Indigenous Learning and Sociology.
  • Assist in developing and executing regular programming and events.
  • Assist in ensuring that all activities conform to the rules, procedures, principles, policies and guidelines set out in the Governing Documents. Including the fulfillment of responsibilities as outline in the Constitution, section 3.1
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills to Learn:

  • Exceptional communication and planning skills
  • Working within a budget
  • Experience in engaging, recruiting and coordinating volunteers
  • Develop effective techniques to engage the student body by providing programming and support related to the centre and its mandate

Beneficial Qualifications and Experience:

  • Familiar with the mandate of the Aboriginal Awareness Centre.
  • An understanding of and willingness to learn about issues regarding Indigenous students
  • Working on social justice campaigns and specifically, campaigns relating to Indigenous students
  • Supervisory experience is an asset.
  • Customer service experience is an asset.
  • Ability to work independently or cooperatively with other Centre Coordinators and Assistants.
  • Strong Microsoft office skills.
  • Strong email and internet skills.
  • Well informed and proficient in the use of social media and internet platforms that will allow them to interface with students
  • Must be able to effectively engage the student body providing programming and support related to the centre and its mandate

Email: Abby Davis, AAC Coordinator, at aac@lusu.ca. Include a cover letter and resume. Please use the subject line “Application: Aboriginal Awareness Centre Assistant”

Application Deadline: Sunday September 18, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET

Interview Dates: Week of September 19-23



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