Post-Secondary Student Advocate
PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION IN WEST VANCOUVER
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CLOSES: Open Until Filled
- Great opportunity to join the Squamish Nations community
Take your career to new heights with a dynamic and progressive First Nations government
Who We Are
Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present-day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation's culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory. Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh.
As an organization, we provide support to the greater Squamish Nation Community through service. With 11 departments with individual areas of expertise, we ensure Community Members have access to necessary programs and services.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Working as an integral part of the Ta7lnew̓ás Education, Employment and Training Department, this position reports directly to the Manager of Advocacy, Support & Assessment, this position exists to support Squamish Nation post-secondary students towards successful completion of certificate, diploma and degree programs. As adult student advocate/liaison, the incumbent provides a variety of advocacy/support services to students, including career counselling, educational support and career exploration. The incumbent works to improve Squamish Nation member enrolment and retention in post-secondary institutions, providing support through tutoring, mentoring and academic advising; and encourages individuals to meet their full educational potential. This position works according to established policy and procedure and ensures students adhere to the Squamish Nation Post-Secondary Education Program Policy and Procedure Handbook.
What You Bring
- Combination of education and experience
- Professional, adaptable communication style with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence others.
- High level of emotional intelligence, patience and integrity.
- Maintains composure in high-pressure situations.
- Able to disseminate complex information to stakeholders in a meaningful way.
- Resourceful and organized with excellent time management abilities.
- Able to deliver negative information tactfully and diplomatically when needed. Acts ethically and handles. sensitive information with confidentiality.
- Team-oriented with a positive, approachable attitude.
Starting Salary: $ 68,876 annually, plus a comprehensive benefits program.
Why Work With Us
As a dynamic community organization, we understand the importance of employing enthusiastic and talented people to work together. We know that our future strength and growth is very much dependent on our key resources – our people. With a variety of programs and services, we offer career paths that fit many areas of expertise, backgrounds, and interests. Along with competitive compensation and benefits, we offer excellent training and development opportunities within an environment that values diversity through the respect and appreciation of each person for their individual attributes.
*Please note selected candidates will be required to complete background checks. If you have concerns regarding any incidents that will be reported on your Criminal Record Check, please let us know in advance to ensure we can work together on a plan that works for the nation and you as the applicant*