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31 Mar 2022

Full-Time Senior Administrator, Indigenous Pathway to Journalism Program

CBC/ Radio-Canada – Posted by anne.masson Canada

Job Description

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At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance.
Your role
The Senior Administrator supports the development of First Nations, Metis and Inuit content creators across the country. Our vision is to be a leader in attracting and developing new Indigenous talent who will shape our content, workplace and workforce.
Reporting to the Indigenous Advisor, Equity and Inclusion, this position supports the development, planning and implementation of the new Indigenous Pathway to Journalism pilot program, which is designed to build creative and flexible pathways into the CBC for First Nations, Inuit and Métis storytellers and journalists.
The program will create paid working and learning opportunities for Indigenous candidates for up to a year and is part of a commitment by CBC News, Current Affairs and Local department to further equitable access to jobs within the CBC for Indigenous peoples.
This position will work with senior leadership and regional teams to ensure candidates – most with no formal journalism training and experience – are developed and supported in “wraparound” ways that promote long-term success and are culturally appropriate.
The Senior Administrator monitors and helps with the activities and operations of the Indigenous Pathway to Journalism pilot program including purchasing, budgeting, accounting, personnel, information technology, and administrative support programs and services; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; We require someone who can coordinate and properly serve our stakeholders, support employees, and to act as a liaison between the candidates, their work environments and supports.
Please note the successful candidate can be based anywhere across the country.


Key Tasks:

  • Work with Learning and Development, Human Resources, and the Indigenous Advisor with Equity and Inclusion, to coordinate training, onboarding, peer support, mentorship (craft and technical), and cultural support for candidates.
  • Support and implement an application and screening process for the program. Work with talent acquisition when required.
  • Work with regional teams across the country to ensure they understand the values, goals and ongoing expectations of the Development Fund.
  • Work closely with regional teams to assist with creating and implementing detailed developmental plans for candidates. Track progress of the candidates.
  • Maintain close communication with the candidates – individually and as a group – to create a safe, supportive, respectful and inclusive environment. Provide feedback to the candidates as needed.
  • Constantly consult with the appropriate local leadership teams to table and address issues and opportunities with their Manager and the Steering Committee – and ensure local teams have the support they require.
  • Support ongoing relationships and partnerships with external Indigenous organizations as part of the communication and recruitment process.
  • Help create and implement mentorship and peer programs to support candidates.
  • Support administrative duties ranging from handling contracts to booking speakers.
  • Organize and arrange meetings, staff functions, training sessions including accommodations and facilities.
  • Act as point of contact for candidates and program team members.
  • Share regular updates to the Fund steering committee and share ongoing learning.
  • Help market the program primarily through outreach and social platforms as required.
  • Other related tasks as assigned.



You bring to the role:
  • Proven experience coordinating complex projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and to make independent decisions and actions.
  • A strong connection to Indigenous Communities with a deep knowledge and understanding of Indigenous diversity.
  • Project Coordination / Management experience.
  • Strong collaboration, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational abilities and the ability to work with tight timelines.
  • Sound judgment with excellent decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • At least five years in a journalism/ broadcast/ media environment.
  • Knowledge and use of social media platforms.
  • Must be able to work with internal communication interfaces and apps including, but not limited to: Google (Docs, Sheets, Slides), Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), iO (CBC/Radio-Canada Intranet).
  • Willingness to travel as needed.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • A champion of equity, inclusion and diversity.
Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.
All employees of CBC/Radio-Canada are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of December 1st 2021 unless exempted based on a medical/religious ground. As per this requirement, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to all employees. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify if you meet the conditions of employment, you will be asked to provide an attestation confirming your COVID-19 vaccination status.
If this sounds interesting, please click on ”Apply online”. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to
You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Admin, administer, administration, coordinator, and Indigenous. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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