Director, First Nations Initiatives - 23.122

Yukon University
Yukon University
Box 2799, 500 University Drive, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 5K4 (Whitehorse, YT)
Full time
Hours / week:
Not Specified
Wage / Salary:
Not Disclosed
Date posted:
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First Nations Initiatives, Yukon University

The FNI Division is focused on enhancing education and engagement with Yukon First Nations and facilitating their participation and influence within the Yukon University community.  The FNI Division has several key responsibilities including supporting the delivery and development of Yukon First Nations 101, developing leadership training for Yukon Frist Nations, providing a range of First Nations programming and services available to Yukon U’s community. The division engages Yukon Fist Nations education coordinators and advisors through the President’s Advisory Committee on First Nations Initiatives (PACFNI) to gain input, guidance and direction to serve both the educational needs and student experience of First Nations students.

You are a skilled and experienced leader who is passionate about re-imagining education as a pathway for advancing reconciliation. You are committed to forming and transforming the necessary building blocks for sustaining ethical relations with Yukon First Nations in teaching, learning and research spaces. You embrace the challenge of working across multiple disciplines with diverse interests, needs, and ideas. You take special care to build trust with your teams, community partners and leadership at all levels. You are equally comfortable with listening, learning, and leading. Finally, you enjoy working in a demanding, yet rewarding, fast-paced environment where priorities can quickly shift.

The Director will report to and support the AVP Reconciliation in implementing Yukon University’s Reconciliation Framework and Reconciliation-Action Plan (in development).

Position Title:         Director, First Nations Initiatives

Position Type:        Excluded Management

Salary Range:         $123 785.83 - $154 744.29 per annum

Start Date:              January 2024.

How to Apply:

Quoting the employment opportunity number, please send your cover letter and resume to:
Human Resource Services
Yukon University, Box 2799
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4
Fax: 867 668 8896

Applicants should clearly outline all relevant qualifications since selection for interview will be based on applications submitted. 

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest be advised that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date: November 24th, 2023

Aligned with Yukon University’s commitment to Reconciliation and pledge to employment equity, qualified applicants from Yukon First Nations may be given priority.  Secondments may be considered from Yukon Government, Yukon First Nation Governments, and other agencies within Yukon Territory.  This posting may remain open until a qualified candidate is hired.  Thank you for your interest.

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