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Indigenous Research Facilitator (Designated Position)

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Indigenous Research Facilitator (Designated Position)
Department/Unit Research Services
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S329-23
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1
Salary $66,445 - $89,012 per annum
Classification ADM-06
Provisional Statement
This is a provisional classification. Formal regular review classification procedures may be initiated at any time by the incumbent or supervisor after the incumbent has worked a minimum of six months in the role.
About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary
Dalhousie University, under the leadership of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, administers over $200M annually in research funding. As part of the Office of Research Services (ORS) and reporting to the Director, Strategic Initiatives and Programs, the Indigenous Research Facilitator advises on and assists the Dalhousie Indigenous research community (Indigenous researchers and students, and researchers collaborating with Indigenous communities and organizations) with funding applications to internal funding opportunities and external Canadian funding agencies and various other granting bodies within and outside Canada, and provides support in the development of research ethics submissions.
Key Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the Indigenous research community to provide expert advice and assistance in the preparation of competitive grant applications.
  • Respond to research funding inquiries from the Indigenous research community, as well as from researchers, Department Heads, Associate Deans Research, Deans, etc.
  • Provide guidance to the Indigenous research community on research funding programs and opportunities.
  • Assist in the development of research ethics submissions concerning Indigenous research.
  • Design and deliver outreach sessions that help improve research application preparation and writing, and coordinate guest speakers, mentoring and peer review to improve draft applications.
  • Ensure that research applications comply with Indigenous community/organization, University and funding agency policies and procedures, and liaise with financial administrators to confirm that financial requirements are met.
A cover letter is requested as part of the application materials. Candidates are encouraged to describe in their cover letter how they meet the selection criteria (including any experience in working with Indigenous communities and/or organizations) and/or any equivalent professional experience, education, and/or lived experience that may be applicable to the role.

The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Required Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree with approximately five years demonstrated experience and engagement in Indigenous research and/or Indigenous research administration
  • Knowledge and experience of Indigenous culture, traditions and values is essential, as well as knowledge of Indigenous research processes.
  • Excellent communication skills, judgement and strong organizational, time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Tact, sensitivity and diplomacy, and well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Master’s degree.
  • Knowledge of the university research funding environment (with a strong awareness of Indigenous research funding programs), research funding agencies and practices, and functions related to research administration (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Strong understanding of historical and contemporary Indigenous contexts in Canada with a deep respect for Indigenous cultural diversity is re.
  • Understanding of human research ethics in the context of Indigenous research.
  • Understanding of the university environment.
Job Competencies
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:

- Respect & Inclusion
- Knowledge & Thinking Skills
- Communication
- Service
- Thinking and Acting Strategically
Additional Information
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration
Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.

We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit
Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 09/01/2023
Close Date 10/16/2023
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter