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Coordinator, South Asian Studies Institute

Abbotsford, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
4,667.120 to 5,574.820 per month
Job Summary:

The South Asian Studies Institute (the Institute) at the University of the Fraser Valley brings together South Asia scholars and students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to create a nexus point for programs and activities that support our vision. The Institute fosters inter-disciplinary scholarly research, community and public engagement on issues related to South Asia and the Canadian South Asian Diaspora. See more here:

The Centre/Institute Coordinator oversees and manages a broad range of activities in support of the goals and activities of the Centre/Institute.

The incumbent assists with records management, reporting, grant proposal development, research, analysis, and writing. The Coordinator monitors budgets, and prepares project plans for training, events and research projects. This role seeks out funding opportunities for research grants, research contract work with community, industry, and business partners, and collaborates with the Advancement Office for funds to support the Centre/Institute.

The incumbent builds and sustains community relationships and partnerships and liaises with faculty and academic unit leads on campus to promote the Centre/Institute and its programs, and to build partnerships within the university community.

  • Undergraduate degree in Science/Social Sciences or related field.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in project management, event planning and coordination.
  • Demonstrated experience related to operating and managing a Research Centre, with writing proposals and researching new funding.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong relationship building and public relations skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Fraser Valley / Lower Mainland community agencies, industry, and business.
  • Strong computer skills, with competency in software programs including MS Office.
  • Proficiency with Blackboard (or other online learning platforms), online meeting and event platforms (e.g., Zoom), and web content management systems.
  • Knowledge of and relationships with communities that the Centre works closely with; awareness of equity, diversity, and inclusion practices, and cultural sensitivity.
  • Oral and written communication skills in an appropriate additional language would be an asset.
  • Understanding of the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
About UFV:

The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the traditional territory of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in Stó:lō Tém:éxw (Stó:lō Land; Stó:lō World). In all that we do, UFV strives to support and honour the Stó:lō peoples goals of self-determination and well-being on these lands. A commitment to Indigenization and Reconciliation is core to our institutional Vision and Integrated Strategic Plan: IYAQAWTXW — which means House of Transformation. This commitment includes the goal of centering Indigenous ways of knowing throughout our organization, recognizing our responsibilities to community, and a multi-year plan to increase the number of Indigenous faculty, staff, and administrators working at UFV.

UFV has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.

Indigenization, equity, and diversity are essential to our work as a university. A diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented and marginalized. At UFV, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we proudly serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of groups that experience discrimination due to race, colour, place of origin, ancestry, and/or religion, persons who identify as women and 2SLGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities. We invite applicants to complete a confidential self-identification survey as part of the application process. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer.  Information will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the recruitment process, and results are not shared with the selection committee.  Inquiries about the survey may be directed to careers@ufv.caLearn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/ or a verification of their education credentials. 

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.