Project Coordinator - TRC Education Day - Faculty of Education *Funded by Skills-PEI Workplace Experience Program*

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 2, 2016
Date of Posting: 
August 26, 2016
Faculty of Education
Project Coordinator - TRC Education Day
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

33.75 hours per week 

Under the Workplace Experience Program, you will receive a weekly allowance or EI benefits or a combination of the two each week while you are working on the project.

five (5) month term

The Faculty of Education is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator to support a one-day province-wide educational event, along with other Indigenous-related education events.

A Truth and Reconciliation Education Day will be held at the University of Prince Edward Island on December 5, 2016.  Up to 2000 grade 5 to 12 public school children from English and French schools are expected to attend. This educational opportunity has been decided upon as a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendation regarding educating children on the history and impact that residential schools have had on Canada. Teachers and volunteer UPEI students will also take part and learn through this important and powerful experience. The event will include plenary sessions with the whole group as well as break-out sessions through the day for a more personal exchange.

The incumbent will also develop, organize, and coordinate further event(s) lead by Charlene Bearhead (Educational Lead at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation).


Coordination of the project will include the following tasks:

• Organize the details of the preparation event(s) with Charlene Bearhead
• Identify and support break-out sessions, such as blanket exercise, panel discussions, entertainment, etc.
• Communicate with staff from the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture (DEELC), and the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI (MCPEI), concerning logistics such as buses, food, washrooms, classrooms, first aid, equipment, seating, volunteers, facilitators, Education Lead from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, support transitions between sessions, signage, etc.
• Act as lead contact for the preparation event(s), along with the TRC Education day
• Keep records and gather data on the event
• Analyze data
• Provide follow-up report by January 31, 2017 for all three events


This position is funded under the Work Experience PEI program offered by Skills PEI.  To be eligible for the program you must be unemployed and looking for a short term work experience.  In addition:
• You must be legally authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizen or permanent resident)
• You must have a current claim for Employment Insurance benefits; or
• Have a previous EI claim whose benefit period ended in the preceding 36 months; or
• Have a previous benefit period that began in the preceding 60 months, during which the individual was paid maternity or parental benefits, after which they left the labour market to care for a newborn or newly adopted child and are now seeking to re-enter the labor market
• Other criteria may apply


• The successful candidate will have excellent organizational, leadership and communication skills
• Experience in data analysis and report writing is required
• A university degree and previous experience in project management and/or event planning is preferred

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 


UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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