The Graduate Academic Assistant: Indigenization Partnership Development will support the UBC team with their component of a tri-institutional SSHRC Partnership Development Grant Project.
- $33.00/hr (plus benefits)
- 5-10hrs/per week, pace and timing of work may mean there will be more work in some areas than others
- Flexibility around scheduling
Job End Date
March 31, 2024, with a possibility of renewal for a second year.
Please submit all of the following:
- Letter of application discussing interest in and qualifications for the role;
- Resume of curriculum vitae (CV);
- Two references, including name and contact information.
Deadline to apply is May 31st, 4:00pmPDT.
The Graduate Academic Assistant will support the UBC team with their component of a tri-institutional SSHRC Partnership Development Grant Project. UBC will be working on the project with partners from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Windsor. The investigation will seek to explore educational and professional development programming that is locally grounded and in alignment with the worldviews of host nations in three Canadian higher education institutions where initiatives to Indigenize and advance reconciliation through teaching and learning practices are taking place. Each university will focus on unique programming that it offers. The UBC team will be focusing on the Indigenous Initiatives Design Series and the Indigenous Initiatives Learning Community, specifically the impact they have on the UBC teaching and learning community. The two programs are connected, as those who complete the Design Series are invited to continue their learning journeys as part of the Learning Community. The UBC team will also be exploring what other institutions can learn from the two programs, and how they can potentially implement those learnings in their own work.
The team will be conducting interviews and/or focus groups with participants of both programs as well as the facilitators of those programs.
Note that two Graduate Academic Assistants will be hired to work together on this project.
- Perform day-to-day coordination of research project operations and maintain records
- Conduct literature reviews related to the research questions
- Conduct interviews and/or focus groups with program participants and facilitators (held in person or remotely), and complete transcriptions of those where required
- Engage in qualitative analysis and basic demographic quantitative analysis
- Co-lead project updates and reporting to various stakeholders, including reviewing processes with research participants to ensure accuracy and good relational practices
- Collaborate with UBC project team and broader institutional project partners on dissemination activities, such as writing one or more reports, journal articles, and/or giving presentations on project outcomes
- Meet regularly with the Project Manager for the larger partnership project, as well as with the other RAs at the other institutional sites, in addition to the UBC project team.
- Provide administrative support for the UBC team, including meeting coordination and note taking
- Provide other research support and assistance as assigned.
- Lived experience in an Indigenous community and/or working with projects that support Indigenous priorities within post-secondary institutions
- Previous experience working respectfully and effectively with Indigenous communities and/or organizations
- Demonstrated ability to liaise with multiple stakeholders and project partners (students, staff, faculty, alumni, community members, etc.)
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate clearly and effectively in-person, by phone, and video conference
- Strong administrative and organizational skills, including logistics and meeting coordination
- Ability to work autonomously, with accuracy and attention to details
- Ability to prioritize, work, and problem solve independently and under pressure
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, and recognize when to take initiative and when to seek guidance
- Superior time management skills and priority setting
- Excellent computer skills, including proficiency using Microsoft Office software
- Experience and ability to work in diverse contexts as well as with sensitive issues
The two GAA’s hired for this project will report to the Sr. Strategist, Indigenous Initiatives and will work closely with project team members.
Situated within the CTLT’s Teaching, Learning and Professional Development (TLPD) portfolio, CTLT Indigenous Initiatives (CTLT II) offers programming, academic resources, consultations, and support focused on Indigenous engagement in curriculum, pedagogy, classroom climate, and professional development. CTLT II works with Indigenous community partners such as the Musqueam Indian Band, faculty, staff, and students to evaluate, develop, and bridge expertise around initiatives committed to improving classroom climate and campus environments conducive to student success, and strengthening local capacity to conduct effective approaches to teaching and learning in this area.