Under the general direction and supervision of the Manager, the IPSE Project Coordinator will assist in the co-ordination, design, development, implementation, and monitoring of the Inuit Post-Secondary Education’s work in advancing the attainment of post-secondary education for Inuit in Canada. The ideal candidate will be someone who is motivated to co-ordinate and assist in developing innovative and effective programs to support Inuit in achieving post-secondary education success.
- Coordinate and help plan projects and activities related to Inuit post-secondary education;
- Act as main contact for student inquiries and direct questions to appropriate agencies;
- Represent ITK in some meetings and conferences or on committees and working groups;
- Coordinate input and feedback on projects with a variety of individuals and groups, including government and Inuit land claim organizations;
- Consult Inuit individuals, communities, and Inuit organizations regarding post-secondary education;
- Coordinate and facilitate work with external contractors on projects;
- Coordinate with other ITK departments to prepare any media relations and promotion activities;
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Self-motivated and organized;
- Must have excellent oral and written communication skills (primarily in English; Inuktitut/ Inuinnaqtun and/or French an asset);
- Ability to work co-operatively with a variety of individuals and groups;
- Computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access), Internet e-mail; and,
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of Canadian Inuit issues, including working knowledge of Inuit land claims agreements and Inuit priorities related to Post-Secondary Education or Socio-Economic Development.
- Minimum of two years of project or program management and/or coordination experience;
- Experience working with and coordinating multiple stakeholders.
- A degree or diploma in a relevant discipline; a combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Occasional travel and regular meetings;
- Politically sensitive issues may become stressful;
- Operational direction is provided by the Manager;
- Intensified timelines when workload is large.