Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) – Job Opportunity
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) – Job Opportunity2022-08-26T17:00:22-04:00
NAISA Conference Coordinator
Date Posted: 08/26/2022 Req ID: 26948 Faculty/Division: Vice-President, People Strategy, Equity & Culture Department: People Strategy, Equity & Culture Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto) Position Number: 00052892
The Office of Indigenous Initiatives supports and guides the U of T community as it continues to work towards reconciliation. Efforts are directed towards listening, coordinating, advising, and collaborating with academic and non-academic communities in addressing the Calls to Action. The Office intersects with areas such as teaching and learning, student experience, Faculty and staff recruitment and engagement, and community-based research. The Office also conducts a regular environmental scan, produces a report to establish the impact and progress of Indigenous Initiatives on campus, and manages the activities of the Council of Indigenous Initiatives.
The Office is seeking a Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) Conference Coordinator. The (NAISA) is an interdisciplinary, international membership-based organization, comprised of scholars working in the fields of Native American and Indigenous Studies. NAISA hosts an annual meeting that welcomes faculty and students in colleges, universities, and tribal colleges; community-based scholars and Elders; and independent professionals working in the field.
The NAISA Conference Coordinator works in consultation with both a core conference planning team and larger host committee to coordinate and facilitate components of the 2023 conference focusing on the management of artist commissions, the development of community relationships and inclusion of community members in the meeting program, and the cultural and artistic expressions that will infuse the meeting.
Your responsibilities will include:
Coordinating the schedule for program and event calendars
Analyzing client needs and making recommendations on event logistics and options
Determining logistical details and activities for events and/or programming
Liaising with clients and vendors to resolve minor complaints and address issues
Conducting post-event evaluation, analysis and recommendations for changes
Fostering cooperative working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts
Drafting internal and external communications
Maintaining information on digital platforms
Bachelor’s Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
Minimum three years of recent and related experience in planning and executing logistics for Indigenous-focused events, preferably in a postsecondary education environment.
Experience in and extensive knowledge and understanding of the cultures and histories of the Indigenous communities in and around Toronto.
Experience collaborating and working with the Tkaronto Indigenous artistic community.
Experience updating event and promotional materials.
Excellent written and verbal communications.
Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Intermediate skills with WordPress, Drupal, or other similar content management systems.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of NAISA.
To be successful in this role you will be:
NOTE: This is a part-time (50% FTE) term position ending May 2023.
Closing Date: 09/07/2022, 11:59PM ET Employee Group: USW Appointment Type: Budget – Term Schedule: Part-Time NOTE: This is a part-time (50% FTE) term position ending May 2023. Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: USW Pay Band 09 — $60,006 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $76,739. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol. Job Category: People Strategy, Equity & Culture Recruiter: Blythe Campbell
Lived Experience Statement Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.
The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.