Job Posting – Williams Lake-Quesnel Field Centre Part-Time Coordinator

Part-time 12-Month Lecturer Position (50%):
NITEP Williams Lake/Quesnel Field Centre Coordinator

NITEP, UBC’s Indigenous Teacher Education Program will be establishing a field centre
in the Williams Lake and/or Quesnel area for a four-year period (2017-2021) and
invites applications for a Part-time Lecturer (term) position to work as a NITEP Field
Centre Coordinator. This is a 50% appointment involving working 2.5 days a week.

Position Start Date: August 1, 2017- June 30, 2018 renewable for up to three years subject to satisfactory performance, student enrolment and funding availability.
Application Deadline: July 3, 2017

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 the NITEP program.
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.
  2. Participate in monthly communications with other NITEP coordinators and staff to support student advising and course delivery.
  3. Coordinate and supervise students’ educational placements including communication with schools and sponsor teachers.
  4. Provide access to and oversee student service supports including tutoring, counseling, cultural, and financial support.
  5. 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).
  6. Liaise and work cooperatively with field centre partners, local First Nations, Aboriginal organizations, and schools in the regional field centre area.
  7. 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
  8. 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 and must have
teaching experience and experience working with Indigenous peoples and
communities. Priority is given to individuals with:

  • a valid Teaching Certificate
  • a Master’s degree (strongly preferred)
  • 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)
  • flexible schedule that allows for teaching occasional weekends and/or
    scheduling based on student needs

Field Centre Location to be determined.

Please submit [email preferred] a cover letter and CV by July 3, 2017 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
nitep.educ@ubc.ca

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority, sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.