Director, Indigenous Student Centre

  • CompanyWestern University
  • Job TypeSupervision/Management
  • Required Experience4 years of experience in progressive leadership roles, including supervision.
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Education / CredentialsMaster’s Degree in Indigenous Studies, Education, Social Work, or related discipline
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline03/24/2024

Job Description

Director, Indigenous Student Centre

London, ON

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Job type

  • Full-time


London, ON

Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 35

Salary Range: $95,000 to $110,000; commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Western, like many postsecondary institutions in Canada, is moving beyond the sole reliance upon Indigenous self-identification in hiring designated Indigenous roles to safeguard against use of incorrect, incomplete or misleading information regarding claims of Indigenous identity. Preference will be given to candidates whose claim to Indigenous identity (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit in Canada; and Global Indigenous peoples) has been affirmed through a relational accountability process, led by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives (OII), that is consistent with Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing. Please contact the OII directly for details on the affirmation processes.

About Western

Western University’s vision is to be a destination of choice for the world’s brightest minds seeking the best student experience at a leading Canadian research university. Combining more than 1,400 faculty, 2500 administrative staff, and 32,500 students including 700 Indigenous Students, Western has established itself as a globally recognized destination for academic excellence and leadership development achieved through learning and research.

About Us

The Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) fits under the umbrella of Western’s Office of Indigenous Initiatives, which leads system-wide change required to advance truth and reconciliation efforts, achieve equitable outcomes for Indigenous peoples, and implement Western’s institutional and Indigenous Strategic Plan.


Are you looking for an opportunity to use your expertise and experience to support Indigenous students and communities? Do you have a passion for leading, articulating and effecting change? Are you interested in supporting the development and implementation of culturally responsive education and educational practices, and growing cultural competencies? If so, we want to hear from you!

The ISC works towards fostering a thriving student environment, to inspire Indigenous students at Western to realize their full potential through the provision of culturally relevant space, services, and advocacy that encourages wholistic and strength-based approaches to learning. The Director oversees the work of the ISC, plays a strategic leadership role in Western’s commitment to improving the accessibility and success of Indigenous peoples, and provides support to the Vice Provost/Associate Vice President (VP/AVP) for Indigenous initiatives across campus. The role oversees staff and promotes a team environment where members are developed, mentored, and supported, and collaborates to improve Western’s recruitment, admissions, retention, and graduation processes for Indigenous students.


As our ideal candidate, you are a strong people leader, with effective communication and influencing skills. You enjoy big-picture thinking, building, and implementing strategy to achieve short- and long-term goals. Your strong organizational skills allow you to manage priorities and deadlines, applying resourcefulness and judgment to determine urgency and risk, and making decisions that are in the best interest of your team, organization, and community.

These skills are complemented by your Master’s Degree in Indigenous Studies, Education, Social Work, or related discipline, and 4 years of experience in progressive leadership roles, including supervision. Our ideal candidate will have experience in an academic setting, supporting student transitions and providing cultural supports to enhance success.

Background Checks

Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce current record check(s) (e.g. vulnerable sector, criminal record and police information) from a police service prior to commencing employment.

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.