Manager, Centre for Indigegogy

Date: Jul 22, 2022

Location: Kitchener, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Department: Faculty of Social Work 

Job Type: Continuing

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time (>=1249 hrs/year) 

Campus: Kitchener 

Reports to: Director, Centre for Indigegogy

Employee Group: Management 

Application Deadline: August 19, 2022

Requisition ID: 4661 


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 locations in Kitchener and Milton. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace, a flexible work policy 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.



Position Summary

The Centre for Indigegogy is situated within the Master of Social Work (MSW) Indigenous Field of Study program at Wilfrid Laurier University. The Centre opened in June 2017 with the launch of the Educators' Certificate in Indigegogy and the Decolonizing Education Certificate. The Centre offers numerous trainings in Indigenous-centered wholistic development to assist practitioners, teachers, learners and helpers strengthen their good medicine, teaching and learning bundles. Innovation in wholistic professional development and training are central goals of the Centre for Indigegogy. This position is foundational to the overall management, administration, and ongoing development of the Centre for Indigegogy.


The Centre for Indigegogy Manager values leadership and purpose; all of which are integral to fostering the ongoing growth and development of the Centre and its’ presence at Laurier.


This position reports to the Director of the Centre for Indigegogy. The Centre’s Manager is accountable for leading the Centre’s programs including their ongoing development. This includes developing relationships with the community (academic and non-academic) and a curriculum that meets the needs of faculty, staff and helpers in the community. The Manager will develop marketing strategies, engage in community development and manage administrative processes and staff in areas of finance, registration, invoices and workshop delivery.  



Centre for Indigegogy Leadership


  • Works directly with the Director of the Centre for Indigegogy to provide leadership and overall management for the unit.
  • Develop all business processes related to unit operations, including procedures and guidelines.


Program Development and Coordination

  • Works in collaboration with the Centre Director, to set strategic direction for non-credit programming.
  • Through research, analysis, and monitoring, provide strategic direction in developing innovative program and certificate ideas.
  • Identify qualified instructors, negotiate contracts, and evaluate performance.
  • Co-ordinates the development and delivery of the Centre Certificate programs and module training sessions.
  • Coordinates the implementation of the wholistic practice series including identifying innovation topics, instructors, and partnerships.
  • Assists Centre Instructors when requested in module development.
  • Prepares evaluations and feedback to instructors and/or coordinates the Centre’s research assistants.
  • Supervises placement students and research assistants.



  • Creates annual marketing strategy to promote the growth of the Centre.
  • Oversees development of annual social media strategy.
  • Coordinates and liaises with the Communication, Promotion and Marketing (CPAM) Office in developing ongoing marketing strategies for the Centre for Indigegogy.
  • Raises awareness, both within Laurier and the broader community, of the Centre’s events and activities.
  • Develops promotional materials for the Centre for Indigegogy.


Community engagement


  • Builds relationships with Indigenous community organizations to determine wholistic programming needs.
  • Provides support, presentations, and materials for the community (internal and external) seeking information on the Centre for Indigegogy.
  • Builds community relationships on behalf of the Centre for Indigegogy for future projects, events, and grant opportunities.
  • Writes fundraising letters and connects with potential donors.


Finance and Administration

  • Together with the Financial Analyst, coordinates and oversees the development of the annual operating budget for the Centre, including any required planning, and forecasting that is aligned with strategic priorities.
  • Authorizes purchases, expenditures, and budget transfers for the Centre budgets.
  • Together with the Financial Analyst, reviews the Centre’s funding generated through Centre activities including external grant-funding.
  • Together with the Financial Analyst, reviews the Centre’s financial position with the Director on a regular basis.
  • Works closely with the Director and Financial Analyst to develop, improve, and promote strong financial management practices.
  • Assists in the grant writing process for research projects.


Human Resources

  • Serves as the contact with the Human Resources Department, and is responsible for hiring, human resource planning and resolution of human resources-related issues for staff for the Centre.
  • Provides regular performance appraisals, and probationary reviews and directly supervises the Centre’s Administrative Assistant.
  • Understands and applies human resources policies, labour laws and best practices for staff recruitment and development.
  • Hires and supervises graduate student research assistants and MSW field education placement students in conjunction with the Director of the Centre.



  • Bachelors or Masters’ Degree in social work, Indigenous studies.
  • 3 years of related experience working in Indigenous communities.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in coordination of training and events.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value of Indigegogy.
  • Demonstrated ability with program support and development, including training and leadership programs.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience with marketing and promotion.
  • Excellent organizational, coordination and administration skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
  • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with a dynamic existing team and work within diverse community contexts.
  • Asset: Having experience with the Master of Social Work, Indigenous Field of Study at Laurier University.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Programs (ie. Word, Excel, PowerPoint); website development.




Position Grade:  MG - 2A

Salary: $66,964 to  $ 83,705 annually

Hours of Work: The normal hours of work are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Flexibility in work may be required, including occasional evening and/or weekend work due to event coordination and student supervision.

All Laurier employees and students are required to comply with the University's Covid-19 mandatory vaccination policyEffective May 1st, Wilfrid Laurier University will pause its proof of vaccination requirements. Should these recommendations change, vaccination requirements can be reinstated on short notice. Community members should remain up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations.

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 deserving 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

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