Program Support Coordinator

EDU Aboriginal Teacher Ed Prog

Competition No.  -    S107544365
Posting Date  -    Jan 06, 2021
Closing Date  -    Jan 22, 2021
Position Type  -    Full Time - Grant Funded
Salary Range  -    $54,531 to $74,751 per year
Grade  -    09
Hours  -    35

This competition is open to all applicants, however, internal candidates and applicants who were former employees of the University of Alberta in the past 18 months will be given priority consideration before external candidates.

This is a 12-month appointment from the date of hire with the possibility of renewal, and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits.

The Faculty of Education and the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) invites applications for the position of Program Support Coordinator. Reporting to the Program & Services Manager of ATEP, the Program Support Coordinator is a primary point of contact for academic and cultural support for  students in ATEP (on campus and off campus). The position is accountable for disseminating information about ATEP, the Faculty and the University of Alberta, to high school and college students, students in other faculties, their parents and counselors, and in Aboriginal communities. The position supports the goals and priorities of ATEP and works collaboratively with departments in the Faculty of Education to support and enhance Aboriginal student recruitment, retention and engagement. The Program Support Coordinator is responsive to the principles and goals in the Deans Accord on Indigenous Education and the Faculty’s Strategic Plan. 

About ATEP 

The Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) is both an off campus and on-campus community based cohort program. This program develops teachers with a greater understanding of Aboriginal culture and perspectives on teaching and learning, primarily in schools where Aboriginal children are learning.  Our goal is to improve the educational experiences of Aboriginal children by increasing the number of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal teachers with an understanding of Aboriginal perspectives.



  • Supports the Manager and Director to achieve ATEP’s goals and priorities.
  • Collaborates and networks with ATEP staff, instructors, and other departments to support student success and ATEP’s strategic goals. 
  • Facilitates university seminars to prepare students for successful field experiences and liaises with students and supervising teachers throughout student field experiences. 
  • Develops and maintains opportunities for ATEP students to connect, reclaim and be part of the revitalization of their languages, medicines, cultural teachings, and ceremonies that support their ability to successfully walk in two worlds including: mentorship spaces where Aboriginal students can lead their own conversations about culture, identity and belonging and strengthen their comfort and confidence within the post-secondary setting.
  • Liaises and works collaboratively with the ATEP student advisor to ensure students are enrolling in the courses outlined in their program plan. 
  • Collaborates with other program leads in annual student orientations.
  • Organizes and executes special events including information sessions, professional development workshops, engagements, etc.
  • Acts in an advisory role to various stakeholder offices and departments in the Faculty of Education regarding the prospective Aboriginal student experience.
  • Develops strong relationships with Aboriginal programs/offices on campus using a variety of methods.
  • Develops and delivers student supports, e.g.  course specific tutorial support.
  • Drafts and prepares advice, reports, presentations, and communications to support student success and ATEP goals and outcomes.   


  • Minimum undergraduate degree in Education; Masters Degree preferred. 
  • K-12 teaching experience is an asset. 
  • Experience working with Aboriginal community(s), organizations and community programs.
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal protocol, knowledge systems and practices.
  • Proven ability to build relationships.
  • Lived experience of Aboriginal worldviews, cultures and values.
  • Knowledge of post-secondary transitional challenges for Aboriginal students.
  • Familiarity with the Faculty of Education’s undergraduate programs, admission requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and public presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and superior organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with University procedures, computer systems and Collective Agreements (NASA).
  • Proficient in computer technology and ability to develop and deliver e-recruitment strategies. On-line Marketing experience is an asset.


Along with a resume, qualified candidates must submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications. Applications without a resume and cover letter will not be considered.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

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

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.