Coordinator of Indigenous Programming

Date Posted: 06/22/2022
Req ID: 25312
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: UTM:Ofc of the Vice President & Principal
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
Position Number: 00048997



About us:

The university’s second largest division, U of T Mississauga has 17 academic departments and offers 156 programs in 92 areas of study. Home to approximately 15,000 students and over 1,000 faculty and staff, the campus houses the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, Centre for Medicinal Chemistry and Institute for Management and Innovation. With its distinctive interdisciplinary programs such as forensic sciences and biomedical communications, U of T Mississauga offers a broad array of continuing education programs and professional masters programs. Established in 1967, the campus features award-winning architecture, robust community partnerships and a dynamic student environment set amongst 225 acres along the Credit River in Mississauga.

Your opportunity:

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office (EDIO) at the University of Toronto Mississauga is a community-informed and action-oriented office that develops and delivers equity, Indigenous, and human rights related programs and services for faculty, librarians, staff, and students. In cooperation with its campus partners, the EDIO promotes an equitable and inclusive campus community, free from discrimination and harassment. The EDIO’s Indigenous Initiatives Unit liaises and advances the university’s commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Actions. Through the services of the UTM Indigenous Centre, we support Indigenous students and employees at UTM and promote equity and the inclusion of Indigenous people throughout the campus community. Reporting to the UTM Assistant Director, Indigenous Initiatives, the Coordinator of Indigenous Programming will be responsible for initiating and leading programs for Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members. This is a great opportunity to join our growing Indigenous Initiatives Unit and dynamic, enthusiastic, and dedicated EDIO Office team and advance Indigenous inclusion at UTM.

Your responsibilities will include:


  • Developing and implementing community engagement strategies and plans
  • Facilitating educational workshops and seminars
  • Conceptualizing, organizing and executing event activities
  • Developing content for marketing and/or promotional materials
  • Developing strategies that maximize outreach to students
  • Maintaining information on digital platforms
  • Planning and overseeing the implementation of an evaluation framework for programs and initiatives


Essential Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum four (4) years relevant experience working with post-secondary students and/or Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) communities/agencies.
  • Experience developing and implementing a variety of events and managing effective relationships with a wide variety of partners.
  • Experience delivering services to Indigenous communities/agencies, students and/or employees in a post-secondary or community environment.
  • Experience developing and determining appropriate learning outcomes for programs and assessing their outcomes
  • Experience dealing with a diverse group of students, staff, faculty and employers.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous, equity, inclusion, and social justice approaches to inform programming.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous educational issues and barriers, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP), and other resources pertaining to Indigenous communities.
  • Proven organizational, initiative, and time-management skills required to conceptualize, develop, coordinate, implement, and evaluate multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize work under minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the development of positive relations with users, colleagues, and communitypartners.
  • Superior event planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent judgement, diplomacy, tact, and discretion in developing partnerships and collaborating on program planning.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong facilitation, presentation, research, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to interpret policies and guidelines and develop processes and procedures for successful programming.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills and paying careful attention to detail.

To be successful in this role you will be:


  • Accountable
  • Proactive
  • Problem solver
  • Resourceful
  • Self-directed
  • Team player


Closing Date: 07/14/2022, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW 
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing 
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:  
USW Pay Band 12 -- $71,131 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $90,965. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol. 
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial

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.

Diversity Statement

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

Accessibility Statement

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.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

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