Sauder School of Business University of British Columbia
Director, Ch’nook Indigenous Business Education
A global leader in the creation of business knowledge, the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia is consistently ranked among the top 100 business schools in the world and is recognized internationally for innovation in teaching and research. UBC Sauder believes that Indigenous identities, culture, language, values, ways of knowing and knowledge systems should be respected and integrated into business education. Ch’Nook Indigenous Business Education actively incorporates and promotes these values in the context of business education through programs, scholarships and collaborative work with diverse Indigenous communities and organizations.
The Director, Ch’nook Indigenous Business Education provides comprehensive strategic oversight and management in all areas of administration of the unit, and also works with the school’s senior leadership to advance and implement the UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP), the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Program and Indigenous priorities identified in the UBC Sauder Strategic Plan and as prioritized by the UBC Sauder Dean’s office. The Director develops, recommends and implements plans for advancing the school’s Indigenous initiatives, building relations with Indigenous communities, and communicating and consulting with partners on strategic and operational goals and plans.
The Director reports to the Senior Associate Dean responsible for Indigenous Education and is a member of UBC Sauder’s senior staff leadership team. You bring experience leading a team of professionals in an Indigenous organization and ideally have experience in a research-oriented post-secondary entity. This experience has given you knowledge of current and emerging issues in Indigenous education, as well as knowledge of reconciliation and decolonization approaches in the post-secondary environment.
You bring lived experience of Indigenous worldviews, cultures and values and you draw upon the values and principles from your own community and history. You can foster and maintain collaborative relationships with Indigenous community leaders, officials, agency representatives, and colleagues from other institutions, and you are able to motivate and influence a team to co-create with partners and strive for new and innovative approaches.
Pursuant to the BC Human Rights Code Article 42, preference will be given to Indigenous applicants.
UBC Sauder’s Vancouver campus is situated within the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam, and UBC Sauder at Robson Square is situated on the traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh.