Indigenous Strategic Learning Guide (FNC 41262)

Job Description

Indigenous Strategic Learning Guide (FNC 41262)

Institute of Indigenous Learning

Indigenous Student Success


Location: London

Employment Group: Support

Hours:  35 hours per week Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Pay Details:  $41.12 per hour

Closing Date:  February 15, 2024


Working at Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is committed to the principles of hybrid work and may offer this option to employees whose work can be performed in an alternate location, without adverse impact to the operations of the College, inclusive of our Student and Staff experience. Confirmation of hybrid work options available to you will be clarified upon hire and may be subject to change based on the duties required of your position. Successful candidates will be required to perform work within Ontario and must be available to work on campus, as required.


Note: This is a full-time position (35 hours per week).


Duties: Reporting to the Eniigaanzid, Special Advisor Indigenous Education, the Indigenous Strategic Learning Guide (the Guide) will:

·        Demonstrate and can speak a way of life based on spirituality, reciprocity, education and social justice for Indigenous (First Nations, Métis & Inuit) citizens and community members that preserves and protects these pivotal elements using principles of ways of being that connect to wellness and living the good life (Mino Biimaadziwin).

·        Serve as an educator and guide for Fanshawe College community members seeking greater exploration, connection, and education with respect to Indigenous ways of being and knowing.

·        Work with the team within the Indigenization Working Group to embed memorable, meaningful, and transformative experiences that encompass Indigenous perspectives, values and practices, and respect, responsibility, reciprocity into the fabric of the College community.



·        Post-secondary 4-year degree in Social Work Indigenous Focus, Trauma Informed Approaches. Indigenous Studies, Ethics, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, or related discipline

·        Minimum 5 years’ direct experience working in a role at a post-secondary institution with a preference for experience supporting Indigenous students

·        An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered; preference will be given to applicants meeting the education requirements

·        Experience with, understanding of and appreciation for, the traditional ceremonies of the Indigenous Communities and People

·        Experience researching, developing, facilitating, and supporting professional workshops for administrators, support staff, and faculty

·        Authentic lived experience as part of an Indigenous community and building and maintaining relationships with Indigenous community partners

·        Knowledge of post-secondary education internal structures in relation to Indigenous wellbeing and academic success would be considered an asset

·        Lived experience learning and practicing with Knowledge Keepers about Indigenous Healing and Wellness practices, including ceremonies

·        Recognition and trust from community knowledge keepers and ceremony makers to facilitate learning opportunities 

While transcripts are not required for the interview, they are mandatory prior to any offer of employment.


How to Apply:

For more information and how to apply, please visit the Fanshawe College website at:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.


Fanshawe College is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to equity, value diversity, and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Fanshawe College provides accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If a job applicant requires an accommodation during the application process or through the selection process, the hiring manager and the Recruitment Coordinator leading the recruitment will work with the applicant to meet the job applicant’s accommodation needs.