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Date: Nov 17, 2020
Location: Waterloo, CA
Company: Wilfrid Laurier University
Department: Advancement and External Relations
Job Type: Continuing
Full-time/Part-time: Full Time (>=1249 hrs/year)
Reports to: AVP: External Relations
Employee Group: Management
Application Deadline: December 6th, 2020
Requisition ID: 914
Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus university that excels at educating with purpose. Through its exceptional employees, students, researchers, leaders, and educators, Laurier has built a reputation as a world-class institution known for its rich student experience, academic excellence, and global impact. With a commitment to Indigenization and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, Laurier’s thriving community has a place for everyone.
Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.
The Director, Government and Community Relations is responsible for building strong, positive and strategic relationships with elected and non elected officials at all levels of government (municipal, provincial and federal) and within the communities where Wilfrid Laurier University has strategic interests. The Director will advise Laurier on legislative matters that may affect the university by monitoring legislation and public policy development and advises Laurier administrators of potential intersection with the interests of the university. In addition, the incumbent is alert to opportunities to mobilize federal or provincial funds and policies to support Laurier activities and will communicate such opportunities, recommend engagement strategies and plans, and mobilize those plans for the benefit of the university. The Director, Government and Community Relations builds relations with other organizations and entities whose interests are similar or whose functions affect Laurier. Given the importance of coordinating government and community relations’ across the University, the individual will be responsible for reporting on issues of importance, as appropriate, to the wider University on a regular basis. The Director will also foster constructive partnerships with First Nations governments as appropriate.
This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Waterloo campus. The incumbent provides leadership in a multi-campus environment, requiring regular interaction, communication and collaboration with staff and stakeholders at the Waterloo and Brantford offices as well as stakeholders and influencers in the Milton community. The Director will ensure the unit’s policies, programs and services are delivered equitably across all campuses and reflect the needs of local stakeholders.
Position Grade: MG-3B
Salary: $130,000 – $140,000
Hours of Work: This is a full-time continuing position.
Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.
Equity, diversity and creating a culture of inclusion are part of Laurier’s core values and central to the Laurier Strategy. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any minority sexual and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity & Accessibility. We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources. Contact information can be found at careers.wlu.ca/content/How-to-Apply-/
Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit www.wlu.ca/careers for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.
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