Indigenous Student Specialist

In by Saamis Employment

Medicine Hat College
May 9, 2023
Medicine Hat, Canada
Job Type
  • Medicine Hat


Competition Number: 123141 Type: Staff Closing Date: May 22, 2023 Category: Regular, Full-Time


Medicine Hat College’s Indigenous Engagement & Student Supports department are inviting applications for a regular, full-time Indigenous Student Specialist (Student Services Specialist I). This is an on-site position based at our Medicine Hat College campus.

A little about the role:

The primary areas of responsibility for this position are providing First Nation, Metis and Inuit (Indigenous) students a welcoming and supportive environment, and to assist in their transition into MHC.  In collaboration with the Student Financial Aid, and other student support offices, this position provides assistance in securing funding and other academic, personal, learning, mental health and cultural supports for Indigenous students continued success. This position is also critical in the organization of cultural events that help educate and inform all MHC students, staff and faculty about cultural awareness, respect and inclusiveness as well as in building relationships and engagement between the college and the indigenous communities within the MH region.

As a successful applicant you will have:

  • Bachelor degree in Indigenous Relations, Education, Social Work, Psychology or other related field or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Minimum 2 years related experience
  • Valid Drivers License
  • An understanding of the history, cultural values, traditions, beliefs and protocol of the Indigenous of South-eastern Alberta.  Familiarity with funding programs for Indigenous students. The ability to serve as an appropriate role model for students
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and learning methods of FNMI communities and barriers facing FNMI students.

Terms of Employment:

Hours of Work:                                35 hours per week

Wage Rate:                                      Wage under review

Growing a vibrant future with learners and our region

This is an exciting time to become part of MHC's future. Our people, our communities, and our region are at the heart of who we are. We are guided by the principles of authenticity, collaboration, and action. Through teamwork and diversity in our perspectives, we lift each other up and build on each other's strength so that we can bring our best to the people we serve. Together, we prepare learners for success in college, in the workforce, and in life, while enhancing regional vitality and opening doors to the world. Bring your passion to our purpose, and join us. To learn more visit

Submission Details

Please submit a cover letter highlighting your experience working with Indigenous people, quoting Competition #123141 with your resume, saved as one document.

Deadline for receipt of applications is May 22, 2023.

This position will require the successful candidate to present a valid Police Information/Criminal Record Check.

Please indicate in your cover letter where you first saw the ad for this position.

Submit your application by one of the following methods:

  • Email (You can select the "Apply Now" button below.) Please send your application as an attachment in either .doc,.docx,.pdf or .rtf formats (only).
  • Canada Post.

Applications will not be accepted via fax

Medicine Hat College
Human Resources
299 College Drive S.E.
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Y6

Medicine Hat College is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Only applicants being granted an interview will be contacted. All others are thanked for their interest.

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