Vancouver Community College – Dean, Indigenous Initiatives

About Vancouver Community College

Located within the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish Nation), sə̓ lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation), Vancouver Community College (VCC) offers academic, cultural, and social environments that inspire relevant and accessible training. With campuses in downtown Vancouver and East Vancouver, VCC’s facilities offer real-world space— including gourmet restaurants, an auto shop, and salon and spa—where students can develop their skills and achieve success in the classroom, industry, and community. Among the core tenets of VCC’s educational philosophy are life-long learning, professional upgrading, and continued studies along with developing soft skills like critical thinking, teamwork, and interpersonal communication to ensure students have a seamless transition to work. VCC also offers the most comprehensive on-the-job training in the Lower Mainland and its commitment to diversity, accessibility, quality, and relevance makes the College a unique and exciting environment to study.

About the Role: Dean, Indigenous Initiatives

Reporting directly to the Vice President (VP), Students & Community Development, the Dean, Indigenous Initiatives will work toward advancing Indigenization initiatives across the college, and build and strengthen partnerships with Indigenous communities, organizations and stakeholders. Operating under the principles of the United Nations Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and the Colleges and Institutes Canada Indigenous Education Protocol, the Dean provides pan institutional leadership and integrated administration of Indigenous initiatives.

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