RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Post-secondary Education Navigator (1-year Term)

  • Location: Indian Brook, NS
  • Deadline: June 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Career Opportunity:  Post-secondary Education Navigator (1-year Term)

Yearly Salary: $45,000

Closing: June 17, 2021

General Description:

Under the direction of the Director of Education, this position is responsible for the Post-secondary Navigator
acts as an advocate for Sipekne’katik PSE students enrolled in College/University to ensure students have the
information and supports necessary to succeed in the PSE education system. The goal is to improve student
success through their complete program and navigate virtual on-line learning.

The PSE Navigator is responsible for supporting Sipekne’katik Band Post-secondary students to ensure the
structures and resources are in place to monitor and support student success. This is a one-year term position,
supervised by the Director of Education and housed at the Education Department. Continuation of the position
will depend on funding availability and success of the program.

• Acts as a liaison between students and PSE colleges/universities.
• Connects students with Band resources to support student’s success (i.e., wellness, tutoring, housing,
cultural, etc.).
• Maintain ongoing communication with students and the Education Department regarding student files.
• Organize and facilitate meetings for students and professors, post-secondary institutions, administration,
and the Education Department.
• Assists students with funding applications.
• Assists students with organizing and contacting the Aboriginal Liaison Worker at their college/university.
• Assists students in applying for bursaries, scholarships.
• Monthly briefing to the Director of Education.
• MK SIS Outcomes Data information systems, to be sure all student’s current information is up to date.
• Develop and maintain accurate, up to date and confidential notes and filing.
• Performs other related duties as determined by supervisor.

• Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in Education, Human Services, Aboriginal Support Worker,
Education Assistant.
• Valid NS Driver licence and reliable vehicle
• 2 Years experience working in an educational environment.
• A satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required
• Experience in student support, employment or education-related field.
• Experience working with First Nation students and communities.
• Experience with confidential information.

• Knowledge of Post-Secondary systems.• Exceptional interpersonal skills.
• Knowledge of Community Services.
• Event planning and presentation skills.
• Strong verbal and written communication
• Abilities to listen and demonstrate empathy.
• Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
• Ability to work independently and to take initiative.
• Intermediate level ability with Microsoft Suite.

Please apply with a resume, cover letter and criminal records check to:
Human Resource Manager
Mail/drop off: 522 Church Street, Indian Brook, NS B0N 1W0

DEADLINE: June 17, 2021

We are an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in
accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights
Commission. The Band will not assume any expenses related to any job application process, included
but not limited to travel, relocation, and application development. Please note certain positions come
with mandatory employee benefits. Only those applicants who qualify for an interview will be