Job Opportunity: Program Development Coordinator

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Position Summary

In preparation for SKG expanding its language program with the goal of generating conversationally fluent and culturally competent speakers by the end of a 4-year program, we are seeking a driven individual with community connections to collaborate with SKG Faculty in the development of Anishinaabemowin curriculum and planning.

In addition, SKG in collaboration with other partners wish to explore feasibility of new Anishinabe Studies course development such as Huron-Robinson Treaty specific course, and a Metis History.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Curriculum Development Coordinator will work in collaboration with other staff members under the guidance of an advisory group, CAO, and SET Board of Directors/

• Update the organization’s strategic plan;
• Assist SKG Faculty in the Anishinaabemowin program review;
• Coordinate meetings, prepare presentations and materials, take minutes and maintain records;
• Liaise with the partner institution, Algoma University, and their respective administrative bodies;
• To establish a collaborative team of educators, students, language speakers, language learners, elders and community resource people.
• To produce a database comprised of valuable resources to ensure program memory (i.e. funding opportunities, local experts and skill sets, online resources, training requirements, community outreach efforts, and language camps).
• To establish community-based relationships with other language programs, first nation communities, etc.;
• Liaise and assist Algoma University staff and faculty with joint Anishinaabe Studies BA before the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board;
• Liaise with the Aboriginal Institutes Consortium;
• Research and compile data and statistics relating to programs and processes; maintain program proposals, program review and accreditation applications; conduct ad hoc research for matters pertaining to best practices and policy;
• Assist in program funding proposals;
• Develop budget information as appropriate; and
• Other duties as required.

• Bachelor’s degree and related experience in a post-secondary environment;
• Knowledge and experience in curriculum development and/or Anishinaabe language learning;
• Familiarity with the Anishinaabe language; Conversational competency preferred;
• Knowledge of various business functions such as finance, accounting, operations and polices;
• Demonstrated experience in project management;
• Superior organizational and administrative skills;
• Ability to multi-task under high pressure and with changing priorities;
• Superior interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills;
• Must be able to interpret a general strategic direction in order to make independent decisions; must have mature judgment skills;
• Experience in standard accounting practices; good data analysis skills; and
• Cross-cultural competence.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please provide your cover letter, resume and three references with contact information in complete confidence to:

Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig
c/o Darrell Boissoneau, President
1550 Queen St. East
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 2G3