Website Ulnooweg Education Centre

Recruitment Statement

Preference is given to Indigenous applicants; therefore, we encourage you to self-identify in your cover letter or resume.


Application Deadline

Applications are due by Friday, March 22nd 2024


Conditions of Employment:

·       Vulnerable Sector Check



Full time, 1-year renewable, based on funding



The Ulnooweg Education Centre (UEC) is inviting applications for the first Coordinator of the Indigenous Pathways Program in partnership with Dalhousie’s Faculty of Engineering. Ulnooweg Education Centre’s community focus will guide the implementation of the Coordinator’s deliverables centered around enhancing the student experience. As the program develops, the responsibilities of this position will evolve and therefore adaptability is a key attribute of the successful candidate.



·       Assist in the design and implementation of the Indigenous Pathway Program

·       Act as a liaison between current and incoming Indigenous Engineering students and the Faculty of Engineering.

·       Build relationships between the Faculty of Engineering, the Ulnooweg Education Centre, and the broader Indigenous Communities.

·       Consult with other professional service providers, as appropriate, to assist in the determination and provision of services. Provide direct, one-on-one and group supports to students self-identified as Indigenous.

·       Inform students of resources available on and off-campus, determine the most appropriate resources to reduce or remove barriers faced by
Indigenous students, and facilitate the development and implementation of programming.

·       Enhance students’ awareness of available educational resources such as tutoring, co-op programs, other learning opportunities to enrich the student experience.

·       Provide culturally appropriate support and referrals for service to Indigenous students enrolled in the program.

·       Advise and support Engineering students in collaboration with Ulnooweg Education Centre and Dalhousie’s Assistant Dean, EDIA, Faculty of Engineering.

·       In consultation with communities, knowledge keepers, current and prospective students, define and establish a positive feedback loop to
inform best practices in the delivery of student supports.

·       Act as a liaison between incoming and current students preparing for entry to Engineering with Dalhousie University

·       Host regular meetings with UEC, and the Assistant Dean (EDIA), Faculty of Engineering to discuss observations, progress, and opportunities for improvement.

·       Provide regular reports on efforts made in the Mi’kmaw Communities to promote Engineering as a career choice for students in the secondary education system landscape.



·       Post-secondary education preferred (engineering, indigenous studies, or education would be an asset)

·       All related experience lived, professional and academic will be considered.

·       Experience and knowledge around Indigenous knowledge systems such as Etuaptmumk and Netuklimk.

·       Strong understanding of the Indigenous community landscape in Atlantic Canada.

·       Strong community-building, relationship building, and engagement skills

·       Experience working with Indigenous students, and community-groups.

·       Familiarity working within a university setting is an asset.

·       This is a designated position open to those who self-identify as Indigenous. Non Indigenous applicants with lived experience in Indigenous culture or connections to communities will also be considered.



·       Paid sick leave

·       Special leave

·       Statutory holidays

·       Medical and Dental coverage

·       3 weeks paid vacation


Organizational Perks

·       Mi’kmaw Language Training

·       Cultural Education Programs

·       Annual holiday closure


About the Organization

The Ulnooweg Education Centre is an Indigenous-led registered charitable organization that aims to bring foundational change and empower Atlantic Canada’s Indigenous communities through the advancement of education. Our mandate is reflected in three major pillars ranging from collaborative research to the development, and delivery of quality educational programs. Programs and initiatives are focused on the key areas of science & innovation, agriculture, forestry and financial literacy.

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