TRADES PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute

TRADES PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Term until December 31, 2021

Established by Nishnawbe Aski Nation, the Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute provides culturally appropriate education and training programs through blended delivery methods using e-learning platforms, attending on-campus sessions in Thunder Bay, and by distance learning. We offer choice, accessibility, flexibility in learning opportunities for people seeking new beginnings to improve the quality of their lives through education and training. We are looking for a highly energetic and dynamic individual for the fulltime term position of Trades Program Coordinator who will facilitate all aspects of program operations, including student services, program development and delivery. If you are the successful candidate, you will have an opportunity to contribute to our exciting growth in increasing access to, and success in postsecondary education to learners living in remote and rural locations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College diploma or degree in a trades related field preferred but will consider a secondary school diploma with extensive experience and certificates
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of Trades and Apprenticeship in Ontario
  • Possess excellent evaluation, analytical and communication skills.
  • Possess excellent communication strategies and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Fluency in Oji-Cree, Ojibwe or Cree would be an asset.
  • Experience in working as Coordinator in education, employment and training field would be considered an asset
  • Experience as a Trainer in a trades related field would be considered an asset

POSITION SUMMARY:

Program Delivery

  • Develop course schedules and ensure effective coordination and implementation of all program timetables, and revise as necessary.
  • Arrange training for faculty members.
  • Establish and convene regular Program Advisory Committee meetings to provide updates and consult with members to ensure program objectives and delivery methods are responding to the learning requirements of students.
  • Convene Faculty meetings to provide updates and ensure program objectives and delivery methods are responding to the learning requirements of students.
  • Identify and arrange for professional development opportunities for self and faculty.
  • Provide back-up assistance for the coordination, implementation, recruitment, and admissions for all program offerings at OSHKI when required.
  • Develop and deliver course or workshops that enhance programme effectiveness and student learning.
  • Coordinate apprenticeships, work placements, facilitate problem solving and liaise between placement and students regarding supervisory needs.
  • Assist the Innovation & Training Coordinator with the deployment, setup, operation and maintenance, and demobilization of the mobile trades training lab.

Student Recruitment

  • Travel to Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities for purposes of program promotion, student recruitment, and consultation with local education directors or authorities.
  • Promote OSHKI’s education and training programs in Nishnawbe Aski Nation
    communities and to other learners to achieve the student enrolment targets for each program offering and assist in preparation of admission documents.

Student Support

  • Provide guidance and support for students through career counselling, arrange tutoring, facilitate access to community health and wellness programs.
  • Travel to the communities where the students reside to provide student support, encouragement, instruction and evaluation.
  • Assist the Academic Director by providing input regarding extracurricular activities, need for student supports and orientation.

Program Development

  • Participate in curriculum development including: (a) the review and revision of course outlines; (b) updating casebooks and textbooks; (c) creating independent study packages (d) conduct workshops and (e) provide instruction when required.
  • Identify new program opportunities as they arise that could address capacity and learning requirements in Nishnawbe Aski Nation and other learners.

Relationship Building

  • Develop and maintain relationships with college and university partners, program stakeholders and other partners through liaison, visits, participation on working committees and related events for successful program development and delivery.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with staff in the communities and organizations in Nishnawbe Aski Nation through liaison, visits, participation on working committees and related events for successful program development and delivery.

Program Administration

  • Assist the Innovation & Training Coordinator with the hiring of training delivery agents and training instructors through the recruitment, interviewing and reference check stages when required.
  • Procure trades related tools and equipment, personal protective equipment, supplies and materials as needed.
  • Maintain up to date student and program files.
  • Prepare timely, complete reports and other documentation for accountability to Governing Council, program funders and partnering institutions.
  • Assist with budget planning by providing input to the Innovation & Training Coordinator on activities related to the achievement of program objectives.
  • Assist with proposal development by providing input to the Innovation & Training Coordinator on activities related to the achievement of program objectives.
  • Provide up-to-date and relevant content for website and other promotional materials on an on-going basis.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time that support the successful operation of the Institute.

Please see full job description at http://www.oshki-wenjack.ca/.

If you are interested in this exciting employment opportunity please submit your letter of interest, a resume, with three references, to:

INNOVATION & TRAINING COORDINATOR
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute
106 Centennial Square, 2nd Floor
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1H3
Fax: (807) 622-1818
e-mail: kmaletta@oshki.ca

Closing Date: posted until position is filled

Note: Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, men, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. While we appreciate all applications for this position, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to kmaletta@oshki.ca.