Project Coordinator/Manager - Unmarked Grave Investigations - Anthropology Department, Western University

Date Posted: 
October 8, 2021
Closing Date: 
October 22, 2021


The Project Coordinator/Manager will be responsible for supporting and overseeing all aspects of the Canadian Archaeological Association's efforts to support Indigenous communities investigating unmarked graves associated with former Indian Residential Schools.  They will also support other anti-colonial initiatives of the CAA. They will coordinate with the CAA Board and the CAA Unmarked Graves Working Group, engage with various stakeholders, ensure project support and sponsorship, and provide direction and logistical support to the project team to ensure project goals are accomplished. They will lead the development of informational resources and training resources to support Indigenous communities in such investigations. This position could be held remotely. Indigenous candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position Details

This position is 24 hours per week for one year, with possibility of renewal for a second year. Rate of pay is $35-40/hr commensurate with experience. Send any questions to Lisa Hodgetts at


-   Masters degree in archaeology or a closely related field, or equivalent experience 

-   2+ years of research project management

-   2+ years of experience working in partnership with Indigenous communities

-   2+ years of field experience and familiarity with archaeological survey, GIS, or archaeological geophysics.

-   2+ years of teaching experience (can include TA positions)

Skills, Abilities & Expertise:  
-   Familiarity with best practices in building a strong collaborative team and leading people

-   Familiarity with project life cycles

-   Familiarity with techniques for planning, managing and coordinating multiple projects, with competing priorities that involve a variety of stakeholders

-   Project management skills to ensure team roles are clear, milestones are communicated, and deadlines are met

-   Ability to work independently and as part of a team

-   Communication skills to clearly, effectively and respectfully interact with all levels of the university community and a range of stakeholders

-   Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite

-   Some proficiency with design software (Adobe Suite, CorelDRAW or similar) and knowledge of design principles would be an asset

-   Fluency in French would be an asset

-   Experience developing teaching/training materials would be an asset

How to Apply

Apply through Working at Western: Job ID 24133

Application deadline is Oct. 22, 2021