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Project Coordinator. Pewaseskwan, Cameco Chair in Indigenous Health & Wellness

University of Saskatchewan
Contract
On-site
Canada
$52,050 - $81,328 USD yearly

The University is committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion, and are proud to support career opportunities for Indigenous Peoples to reflect the community we serve. We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally, and internationally and value the unique perspective that Indigenous employees provide to strengthen these relationships. Only Indigenous candidates will be considered for this position. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapwewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship with documentation is a condition of employment and a requirement to hold this position and the successful candidate must maintain those conditions throughout their employment.

Primary Purpose: The Project Coordinator is expected to be a visionary leader who represents Pewaseskwan – the Indigenous Wellness Research Group to the public and its stakeholders. Reporting to the Principal Investigators, with day-to-day direction from the Scientific Research Manger, the Project Coordinator will lead the management and coordination of research activities related to projects within the Pewaseskwan team.

Nature of Work: As a valued member of Pewaseskwan at the University of Saskatchewan, the Project Coordinator will collaborate closely with relevant stakeholders and coordinate the entire study from planning, survey development, pilot testing, survey distribution, data collection and analysis to knowledge translation activities and manuscript writing.

The Coordinator will embrace the concepts of community engagement, consultation, partnership and self-determination. This position requires a high level of independence, interpersonal skills and knowledge of Indigenous philosophies and methodologies.

Accountabilities:

  • Contributes to engagement on behalf of Pewaseskwan with Elders, Knowledge Holders, Indigenous and non-Indigenous faculty and scholars, teachers, staff, students, and First Nations and Métis communities and organizations.
  • Applies knowledge of, and experience with, Indigenization, reconciliation and decolonization to research, working with partners and Pewaseskwan initiatives.
  • Ensures that the Indigenous engagement and research undertaken by Pewaseskwan demonstrably meets its objectives.
  • Research innovative practices in Indigenous research engagement and partnership nationally and internationally, sharing new strategies and approaches with Pewaseskwan and at the local level.
  • Supports the development grant applications to support future research studies in implementation and knowledge translation research.
  • Present findings at local, national and international meetings where relevant.
  • Lead manuscript writing and contribute to manuscripts of relevance to Pewaseskwan.
  • Prepare communication materials for community members and other stakeholders as the project unfolds.
  • Provide seamless project management support for the Principal Investigators, including communicating with team members and stakeholders and organizing meetings.
  • Supervise, support and coordinate the activities of research personnel.
  • Develop, prepare and present annual or official reports to funding agencies, key external stakeholders and university leadership/administration.
  • Ensure a high quality of studies as per regulations stipulated by the Tri-Council and other granting agencies, Research Ethics Boards and other oversight and regulatory bodies, and uplift Indigenous research philosophies and methodologies, including data sovereignty.
  • Participate in relevant committees at the organizational, regional and national levels.

Qualifications

Education: A level of education equivalent to a Master’s degree in a related health or business discipline from a recognized program.

Experience:

  • A minimum of two years of directly related experience in research administration.
  • Knowledge of University of Saskatchewan policies and procedures, including the UniFi System (or equivalent) will be considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in the research environment and among Indigenous peoples is also considered a strong asset for this position.
  • Project management, including successful collaborations with community and university stakeholders, authorship of academic publications, proposals and/or reports, and supervising staff.

Skills: 

  • Demonstrated competency in the areas of strategic planning, project management and organization.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to lead, inspire and motive others.
  • Experience delivering proactive, user-oriented support.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with decision-makers to achieve solutions to unique and complex problems.
  • Ability to recognize and tactfully maneuver through political situations.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively in difficult situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment, tact, diplomacy and confidentiality.
  • Highly proficient computer skills.
  • Proven leadership skills.

This position requires technical and policy knowledge, an ability to deal with competing priorities and deadlines, and personal initiative and judgment. It will suit an individual who is creative, innovative, versatile, and committed to upholding standards of equity, transparency, consistency and accuracy in forging a vital Indigenous presence in this space.

Department: College of Medicine - DnOffce
Status:
Term 24 months with the possibility of extension
Employment Group:
ASPA
Full Time Equivalent (FTE):
1.0
Salary:
The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $52,050.00 - 81,328.00 per annum. The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Salary Family (if applicable):
Specialist Professional
Salary Phase/Band:
Phase 1
Posted Date:
6/11/2024
Closing Date:
6/17/2024
Number of Openings:
2
Work Location: May be eligible for hybrid work under the terms of USask's Alternative Workspace Guidelines

The University is committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion, and are proud to support career opportunities for Indigenous peoples to reflect the community we serve. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally, and internationally and value the unique perspective that Indigenous employees provide to strengthen these relationships. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapwewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Successful candidates that assert Indigenous membership/citizenship will be asked to complete the verification process of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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