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ULethbridge Opportunities

Indigenous Governance and Business Management Sessional Lecturer (Casual/Part-Time)

The Dhillon School of Business invites applications for Sessional Lecturers in the area of Indigenous Governance & Business Management. Indigenous governance and business management (IGBM) provides Indigenous and non-Indigenous graduates with skills to take on leadership and managerial roles in band administration, the not-for-profit sector, Indigenous liaison work, federal and international relations, oil and gas, agriculture or your own entrepreneurial enterprises. For more information about this area of study, visit our website at Sessional Lecturers teach 1-3 courses in an academic year, as this is a casual or part-time position. Some courses may be taught online, so long as the lecturer is in Canada.

The Dhillon School of Business is an AACSB Accredited School with approximately 50 full-time faculty members and roughly 1,700 students in a variety of undergraduate majors. For more information about the School, visit our website at: Information about the University of Lethbridge can be found at

We look for dedicated and inspired professionals and educators who encourage students to strive for excellence not only in the classroom but in the way they apply their knowledge to their communities and careers. All applicants are thanked in advance for their interest. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

  • Professional experience in a related field
  • Previous teaching experience at the post-secondary level is preferred
  • A graduate degree is desirable
  • Indigenous knowledge and experience is required

In accordance with Section 10.1 of the Alberta Human Rights Act, selection for the position will be limited to Indigenous/Aboriginal People. Candidates will be asked to self-identify as part of the application process.

Applicants should include:
  • A CV highlighting your professional qualifications, work experience, and any relevant teaching experience (courses taught, textbooks used, where and when taught)
  • Previous teaching evaluations, if applicable
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

Manager, Indigenous Learning & Impact-Full Time (Term)

Reporting to the Director, Strategic Indigenous Learning Initiatives, the Manager of Indigenous Learning & Impact leads the work of creating a Learning Framework in partnership with internal and external stakeholders that will be used to evaluate activities and guide learning from the initiatives supported through the EleV Partnership. This position will work alongside EleV program leads, Indigenous community partners, students and Elders to articulate and amplify the program activities and the resulting impact. This will include illustrating promising practices, engaging youth and communities in story-telling and bringing data and learning back to community. The Manager of Indigenous Learning & Impact will gather information that will be used for reporting back to the Mastercard Foundation, and to illustrate what is working individually and systemically through the EleV Partnership initiatives, and in turn, how these can become sustainable and embedded in both institutional and community priorities. 
The Manager of Indigenous Learning & Impact will provide leadership in the development of Indigenous learning strategies, including:
  • Design, delivery, and deployment of creative learning opportunities
  • Analyze and evaluate current operational processes
  • Performances and recommend solutions when necessary
The incumbent will need to understand operational dynamics in the Blackfoot Confederacy, University and Mastercard Foundation to build relationships with the many stakeholders to negotiate for the needed student learning outcomes and operational changes at the University. The Manager of Indigenous Learning & Impact will ensure that Indigenous youth, Elders, community members and stakeholders are included in the ongoing evaluation and co-design of initiatives and programs, ensuring that we are meeting the EleV Partnership’s four objectives and producing systems change. 
Preferred Skills include:
  • Diverse experience in Indigenous education including Indigenous program development, Indigenous post-secondary education, and/or Indigenous research
  • Documented experience in Indigenous program evaluation and curriculum development
  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders (e.g. staff, faculty, Indigenous youth, Elders, Indigenous communities, educational organizations, and others) in a sensitive environment required
  • Demonstrated experience in event planning and networking with various stakeholders
  • Exemplary communication skills (both written and verbal) evidenced by the preparation of research reports, executive summaries, slides, and handouts
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills required in working with students, staff, faculty, and the public
  • Exceptional project management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous issues and pedagogical practices within higher education 
  • Demonstrated presentation skills and ability to receive feedback
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team is essential
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced and team-based environment; ability to make sound independent judgments and utilize problem solving abilities with a high degree of professionalism
  • Experience working with Indigenous youth and communities and awareness of protocols required
  • Experience working with Elders and Knowledge Keepers and understanding of protocols required
  • Knowledge and awareness of Indigenous youth and matters related to Indigenous youth pursuing post-secondary education required
Required Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree in a field related to Indigenous studies, education, business administration, or similar. Master of Education or Graduate Degree preferred.
  • The ideal Candidate will be Indigenous (First Nations status or non-status, Métis or Inuit) with demonstrated knowledge and experience working with diverse Indigenous cultures, communities, protocols and practices.
  • Preference will be given to individuals who have extensive knowledge and experience with Blackfoot culture, communities, protocols, and practices; established community relationships is an asset.
  • Experience with student/faculty development, Indigenous knowledge and education, educational programming and program development is preferred.
Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program (Dhillon School of Business)

Overview for Mentors:

Our Mission

To provide positive encouragement to Indigenous youth in all educational endeavours, in a culturally sensitive, safe and caring environment with University of Lethbridge student mentors.

How the Program Works

University of Lethbridge students (Mentors) will attend group mentorship activities with local Indigenous middle school and high school students (Mentees). Group sizes may vary. All mentors are screened and need to provide references as well as screening measures include a Police Information Check (PIC) and a Government of Alberta Intervention Record Check. Once applications are completed, mentors will receive an orientation from Risk and Safety Services, and training and support from the University of Lethbridge Counselling Services. This is a paid opportunity: each mentor will receive a payment amount specified by the university, and all activities will be paid for.

Program Objectives

  • To provide Indigenous youth with fun, positive ways to connect with U of L students.

  • To foster confidence and provide positive Indigenous role models.

  • To provide support and motivation to youth in their daily lives.

  • To encourage educational success.

    Mentor Role and Responsibilities

  • Will comply with University of Lethbridge policies and procedures

  • Relationship building:
    o Mentors will Engage in a positive relationship with mentees by:
       Maintaining a positive attitude, remaining non-judgemental and respectful of mentees individuality, encourages mentees’ aspirations and successes,

  • Reliability:
    o Will show up to scheduled meetings and activities on time throughout the academic year

  • Communication:
    o Able to communicate on a level that mentees can relate to

Benefits to Mentor

  • Leadership and mentoring experience

  • Community engagement and networking

  • Increased communication skills

    Mentors Requirements

  • Must be a current University of Lethbridge student

  • Completed application form including references and a PIC(Police Information Check) with vulnerable sector check, and Child Intervention Record Check

  • Available 4-6 hours per month to spend time with mentees

  • Able to commit for the entire academic school year (8 months)

Contact: Maria Livingston at



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