Job Posting – NITEP Part-Time Bella Coola Coordinator



NITEP, UBC’s Indigenous Teacher Education Program will be establishing a field centre in the Bella Coola area for a four-year period (2018-2022), pending sufficient student enrolment, and invites applications for a Part-time Lecturer (term) position to work as a Field Centre Coordinator. This is a 50% appointment involving working 2.5 days a week.

Position Start Date: August 1, 2018- July 31, 2019 renewable for up to four years subject to satisfactory performance, student enrolment and funding availability

Application Deadline: Extended to June 15, 2018

The key responsibility of the Field Centre Coordinator is to teach the Indigenous Education courses for currently enrolled students in Years 1 to 3 of NITEP. It involves problem solving complications, ensuring accurate information regarding required academic courses, and research to verify course appropriateness for field centre cohort groups.

Coordination duties are carried out in communication and collaboration other field centre coordinators.

The duties of the Coordinator include:

  1. Coordinate and teach educational seminar and Indigenous Education courses: EDUC 244 (2 credits), EDUC 141 (3 credits) for 2018W.
  2. Coordinate and supervise students’ educational placements including communication with schools and sponsor teachers.
  3. Provide access to and oversee student service supports including tutoring, counseling, cultural, and financial support
  4. Organize local student-oriented events that contribute to student development in the NITEP program (NITEP orientation, mentoring, workshops, monthly lunches, and other program related events).
  5. Liaise and work cooperatively with field centre partners, local First Nations, Aboriginal organizations, and schools in the regional field centre area.
  6. Assist with local recruitment efforts and career fairs including i) Strengthening Connections visits; ii) local community career fairs; iii) local high schools; iv) local post-secondary institutions
  7. Collaborate and support the participation of Elders and Knowledge keepers as part of NITEP programming (coursework, transitions program, mental health and wellness program).

Part-Time Field Centre Coordinator Qualifications

The Coordinator must be eligible for a valid B.C. Teaching Certificate, must have a Master’s degree, and must have teaching experience and experience working with Indigenous peoples and communities. Priority is given to individuals with:

  • a minimum of two years related teacher education experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • experience working with Aboriginal peoples, and an understanding of Aboriginal cultures and issues
  • ability to plan and facilitate workshops, seminars and meetings
  • effective oral and written communication
  • a willingness and ability to engage in public speaking
  • interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills
  • ability to work both independently and within a team environment
  • ability to travel (a valid BC driver’s license and vehicle is an asset)

Field Centre Location to be determined.

Please submit [email preferred] a cover letter and CV by June 15, 2018 to:

Dr. Jan Hare
Associate Dean of Indigenous Education, NITEP Director
The University of British Columbia
1985 West Mall
First Nations Longhouse, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.