Engagement and Mentorship Coordinator

Dalhousie University


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Position Title Engagement and Mentorship Coordinator
Department/Unit Health & Human Performance
Research Project The Wabanaki-Labrador Indigenous Health Research Network
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number GP72-23
Employee Group Grant-Paid
Position Type Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable) 1 year
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $70,000 – $75,000 per annum (37.5 hours per week)
About the Organization The Wabanaki-Labrador Indigenous Health Research Network (WLN) is one of nine CIHR-funded Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) Centres across Canada. The WLN is based out of Dalhousie University in K’jipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki (Halifax, Nova Scotia). The Principal Investigator holds a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples’ Health and Well-Being with the aim to generate Indigenous-led research in the Atlantic region.
Job Summary Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Engagement & Mentorship Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing all activities of the Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network (a program of the WLN) throughout the Atlantic region as well as related student activities hosted on Dalhousie University campus.
Key Responsibilities
  • Lead the planning, development, implementation of all aspects of trainee mentorship activities of the WLN and ensure that activities are carried out in an organized and timely manner and within budget.
  • Coordinate distinct mentorship opportunities such as webinars and training opportunities, mentorship events such as regional book/film clubs, crafting activities, and other activities as decided by Indigenous trainees in the Network.
  • Liaise with members of the Network to support student mentorship initiatives, as needed.
  • Organize review panels for the suite of student funding, guiding the application process, and providing feedback and advice to applicants.
Note The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Occasional provincial and national travel may be required to meet operational requirements.
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree with 2 years of related experience in research project planning, coordination of mentorship events and activities (or equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Lived experience and/or in-depth knowledge related to working in Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write for, and work with, diverse audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a diverse team.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to take initiative, act resourcefully, and think creatively.
  • High degree of diplomacy, tact and integrity.
  • Experience with communication systems, including email and listservs.
  • Experience with MS 365 suite of programs.
  • Experience working within an academic institution.
Additional Information Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a voluntary RRSP, health and dental plans and an employee and family assistance program.
Application Consideration We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Diversity Statement Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 09/13/2023
Close Date 09/27/2023
Open Until Filled No
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