Coordinator Mawiomi Centre - Student Affairs - Student Experience Hub

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Student Affairs - Student Experience Hub
Coordinator Mawi'omi Centre
Full-Time Term Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week (30 hours per week would be considered if requested)

$61,535 to $68,224 per annum, prorated to time and term

The University of Prince Edward Island invites applications to fill a coordinator position to support UPEI Indigenous students. Reporting to the Director and working with other members of the Student Affairs team, the Coordinator of the Mawi’omi Indigenous Student Centre will be responsible for the effective delivery of programs and services to support Indigenous students, with a primary focus on university access and student success.


  • Advise Indigenous students through the student life cycle from recruitment through graduation, providing cultural, personal, and academic support
  • Collaborate with and support the Elder(s) in Residence
  • Collaborate with and support initiatives offered through UPEI's Faculty of Indigenous Knowledge, Education, Research, and Applied Studies (IKERAS)
  • Hire, train and supervise student leader(s)
  • Develop and/or coordinate Mawi’omi Centre resources and activities to promote a sense of community and belonging for Indigenous students while raising awareness of Indigenous cultures, traditions, and history at UPEI
  • Design, promote and deliver programs and outreach activities, online and in-person, for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students
  • Work in conjunction with the academic support team and recruitment team in working with high school counsellors and appropriate community resources that aim to support Indigenous students with post-secondary enrolment
  • Work with faculty and staff on student engagement and retention initiatives for Indigenous students
  • Network with on and off campus community groups and collaborate on events


  • Post-secondary education and experience is required, though a Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred
  • Three years’ experience supporting and/or working with people, ideally in a post-secondary environment
  • Familiarity working within Indigenous communities is essential
  • Experience working with a diverse student population reflecting the reality of today’s campus, including issues of culture, gender, orientation, and equity would be considered assets
  • Experience in leadership roles is essential and experience working on provincial and regional committees would be considered an asset
  • Student-centered individual with well-developed listening, observational, and interview skills
  • Must demonstrate an ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Both facilitation and event planning skills are required, and student support program design is an asset
  • Previous experience in building community is essential. Having knowledge and experience addressing the challenges of student engagement is an asset.
  • Candidates are required to state their Indigenous status in the application and proof of such is part of the hiring process


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 ( Applications will not be accepted via email.

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.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

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.

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

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.