Indigenous Knowledge Coordinator Position – closing extended to April 30, 2023

March 15, 2023
Indigenous Knowledge Coordinator Position – closing extended to April 30, 2023

The Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) is seeking an Indigenous Knowledge Coordinator. This is a three-year part-time salaried position and may be filled as a contract or secondment opportunity. Depending on experience and/or availability hours will be up to 3 days a week. Benefits and pension are included.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Indigenous Knowledge Coordinator will be responsible for helping to advance COPPUL’s Strategic Directions in the area of Indigenous Knowledge, as well as coordinate the on-going work of COPPUL’s Indigenous Knowledge program.

The Coordinator will collaborate with the COPPUL Indigenous Knowledge Standing Committee to identify and advance strategies that align with COPPUL’s Strategic Directions in the area of Indigenous Knowledge. They will establish tasks and timelines in collaboration with COPPUL members and staff, and contribute to on-going program development, and making recommendations to the ED on establishing goals and initiatives in this area.


  • Experience working within Indigenous organizations or with Indigenous knowledge traditions
  • Demonstrated cultural agility and competency
  • Proven track record supporting equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on a project from specification to launch; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; and work with all levels of staff who possess a wide variety of expertise
  • Knowledge and familiarity with work of COPPUL
  • Experience working with cross-organizational and distributed teams
  • Experience in academic libraries or archives, OR a community or academic research role, OR a cultural heritage sector role (i.e. museums, galleries, digitization), OR a related environment
  • Masters-level degree or related combination of education/experience


  • Experience with program planning
  • Experience in organizational and strategic planning
  • Experience working with Indigenous languages

COPPUL is committed to equity and diversity and seeks to foster the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, ability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Please apply by sending a letter of interest, CV to the COPPUL Executive Director at, by April 30, 2023. Candidates invited for interviews will be required to provide 3 references.