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Student Support/Program Coordinator, Mi’kmaq Maliseet Bachelor of Social Work Program (MMBSW)

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St. Thomas University invites applications for the position of Student Support/Program Coordinator, Mi’kmaq Maliseet Bachelor of Social Work Program (MMBSW) for the three-year period June 2023 to June 2026.

Since the MMBSW Program was established in 2005, over 100 L’nu Social Workers from NB, NS, and QC were granted their degrees by St. Thomas University. The 7th cohort will run from September 2023 to June 2026. The MMBSW Program recognizes that most students have child, community, and extended family responsibilities. Students carry significant cultural responsibilities and often have their education complicated by the need to find ways of walking between two (or more) very different worlds with different value systems.

Job summary: The MMBSW Student Support/Program Coordinator is responsible for the delivery of the MMBSW program and to provide student support services and cultural guidance in the field. The Student Support/Program Coordinator will plan and execute a recruitment program; oversee the logistics of delivering each course; review financial information as required; coordinate activities of the MMBSW Steering Committee; coordinate the activities of the MMBSW Curriculum Committee; attend and assist with the delivery of classes; liaise with First Nation leadership, First Nation governments, professional associations, provincial governments, and funding agents, as required. A more detailed list of duties can be requested.

The successful candidate will be engaged as an independent contractor with compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be responsible for the remittance of applicable deductions and taxes to Revenue Canada.

It is important to note that due to the nature of the position, the successful candidate must provide a satisfactory Criminal Records Search; be agreeable to work flexible hours and travel regularly; and possess a Class “5” Driver’s License with a clean driving record and access to a personal vehicle which will pass a safety inspection.

Qualifications: A Bachelor of Social Work degree required. Master of Social Work degree is preferred. A minimum of five (5) years of community-related work is required post-MSW degree. Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik cultural knowledge connected to traditional practices and ceremonies is a requirement; ability to speak in one of the two (2) languages is an asset.

An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1,600. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds two Canada Research Chairs.

St. Thomas University is situated on the traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Wəlastəkewiyik / Maliseet whose ancestors along with the Mi’Kmaq / Mi’kmaw and Passamaquoddy / Peskotomuhkati Tribes / Nations signed Peace and Friendship Treaties with the British Crown in the 1700s.

© 2023 St. Thomas University. Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

How to Apply

Application process: Please forward your cover letter, current Curriculum Vitae, and three letters of reference directly to hr@stu.ca. Closing date for applications is March 30, 2023. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Contact Email hr@stu.ca
Expiry 30/03/2023
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