Program Coordinator (Contract)


Haida Gwaii Institute


The Haida Gwaii Institute (HGI) is a community-based education and research post-secondary institution that is governed by both the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society (HGHES) and the University of British Columbia Faculty of Forestry. We are seeking a motivated individual to join our team as Program Coordinator, to support the new offering of the Haida Gwaii Semester in Marine Conservation in K’il Llnagaay Sandspit.

Learn more about this program, and our work at <>. The Position The Program Coordinator plays an important role within our team and to the program; it involves working closely with students to support their learning and overall experience, helping instructors with their course logistics, interfacing with community, and many other day-to-day details that ensure things run smoothly.

The program is new and requires someone that is patient, engaged, and willing to take on a challenge. The person in this position will have the full support and guidance of the HGI team, but must be comfortable working independently and occasionally stepping into leadership roles. This position includes flexible/part time training in the Fall of 2019 depending on the successful candidate’s availability. It will be full time from January 2nd to April 10th, 2020 at 35 hours per week. Wage is commensurate with experience.

Duties & Responsibilities

•Coordinate day-to-day program logistics, with direction from HGI staff
•Organize student transportation to and from class, and on field excursions
•Provide continuity throughout the different phases of the program; supporting students with the whole learning experience in the classroom and the wider community
•Supporting instructors as needed (introducing local guest speakers as they join the program, basic classroom management, etc.)
•Provide community outreach and help with our relationship building
• Emotional intelligence competencies, including ability handle conflict and adequately cope with stress
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to effectively work with a variety of people in a respectful and professional manner
• Highly organized
• Proficient computer skills and ability to operate basic office equipment
• Demonstrated sound work ethic, effective leadership skills and ability to supervise/coordinate groups
• Unrestricted class 4 license, or willingness to obtain
• Satisfactory criminal record check
• Being a resident of Haida Gwaii, in particular in K’il Llnagaay Sandspit, is an asset
• Knowledge of Haida culture is an asset
• Previous work experience in a cross-cultural setting is an asset
• Experience in community event planning is an asset
• Experience with cultural and ecological interpretation and outdoor leadership is an asset
• Experience working with youth and educational programming is an asset
• Must be eligible for employment in Canada at the time of application

Closing Date

Aug 23, 2019

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume with three references to by 4pm Pacific time on Friday Aug 23rd, 2019.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about the position,

please email or call 1-250-559-7885 ext. 230