First Nations Access Coordinator (Terrace Campus)

Job description and duties

CMTN acknowledges the six unceded traditional territories its campuses reside on: Haida, Tsimshian (Ts'msyen), Nisga'a, Haisla, Gitxsan, Wet'suwet'en nations.

Coast Mountain College (CMTN), Terrace campus, invites applications for a full-time continuing First Nations Access Coordinator commencing as soon as possible. A flexible schedule is required as some travel and evening/weekend work may be necessary. Salary will be in accordance with the BCGEU Support Staff Level 11: ($2,472.40 bi-weekly) plus a comprehensive benefit plan.

Reporting to the Indigenous Relations & Executive Advisor (March 31, 2024) this position will:

  • Provide support, information, and assistance to Indigenous students; assist students with funding, orientation, and transition to college programs
  • Support the culturally inclusive environment at CMTN and create and organize cultural activities on campus
  • Liaise with schools, local Indigenous organizations and communities, high schools, and at inter-agency meetings
  • Participate in general student recruitment and support services
  • Other related duties of similar scope and complexity as assigned


Successful completion of a post-secondary degree program is required. A combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required skills, abilities, and knowledge includes:

  • In-depth understanding of the history, cultural values, traditions, and protocols of Northwest Coast Indigenous peoples
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with First Nations Cultural activities relevant to the 6 First Nations in our service region
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of various funding opportunities for Indigenous students
  • The ability to serve as an appropriate role model for students
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm for the characteristics of our strategic plan (adventurous, transformative, and integrity)

Applicants must also demonstrate an understanding of the barriers Indigenous students face in accessing and succeeding in post-secondary education. A respectful, learner-centred focus is essential to contribute to achieving student success.

Application information

To apply please send a cover letter, quoting competition #23.155B, and an up-to-date resume toCoast Mountain College, Human Resources, Email:

In your cover letter, please ensure to include demonstrated knowledge and experience with First Nations cultural activities relevant to the six nations in our service region.

NOTE: Only complete applications (with a cover letter and resume included) received to the above noted email address will be considered.

CMTN provides quality learning experiences that help prepare our students for successful, positive futures.  We celebrate the diversity of our northern and Indigenous populations and reflect this diversity in our programs, services and workforce. In accordance with CMTN’s strategic plan, we encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

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

Closing date
This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.
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Open to both internal and external candidates