Curriculum Development Facilitator (2) Positions

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Curriculum Development Facilitator (2) Positions

 

Authority

The Curriculum Development Facilitator works under the supervisory function of the Research and Development Director, who in turn, reports to the Associate Executive Director.

Purpose

The R & D Team consists of the director, administrative assistant, research assistants, curriculum development/research facilitators, researchers, curriculum writer, curriculum developers and a graphic designer. The curriculum development facilitator will act as a lead and provide direction, instructions and guidance in collaboration with other team members during the curriculum development process for the purpose of achieving work plan goals. The main role of the curriculum development facilitator is to focus exclusively on coordination and management of the work plan activities associated with the curriculum framework and other approved R & D projects. Some projects, dependent on the scope of the project, may require two team members as one of them will be designated as the primary lead.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and manages the activities and initiatives associated with the framework and related activities specific to R & D and education transformation;
  • Conducts research on the development of frameworks and programs that address the long term vision of a First Nations education transformation;
  • Acts as a lead to provide direction, guidance and facilitation of the First Nations consultation sessions with the R & D Team during the framework developmental process;
  • Develops and implements detailed work plan activities, as well as, other R & D project plans;
  • Reviews and develops framework support documents/materials, as well as, conducts researchby performing all the duties related to framework development and priority initiatives;
  • Works closely with the R & D Team to assist in the development of frameworks and programsfor a First Nations curriculum by conducting the necessary research required;
  • Works in cooperation with the R & D team and/or MFNERC Directors and staff to develop strategies that provide opportunities for inclusion of traditional knowledge systems andbalanced traditional teachings within contemporary education;
  • Coordinates and participates in scheduled framework planning, professional developmentand other working group meetings with the R & D and/or with the other MFNERC Teams;
  • Develops strategies for addressing First Nations education research issues related to criteriafor establishing priorities and processes for action;
  • Prepares activity reports and annual summary reports including briefing notes and literaturereviews for the current year, or other reports as required;
  • Participates in making presentations to the Manitoba First Nations Education Directors andAssembly of Manitoba Chiefs Committee on Education when requested;
  • Participates in special assignments, initiatives, and projects as assigned;
  • Manages an independent work environment;
  • Performs as alternate chair(s), who will facilitate the group discussions and offer leadershipand guidance to the working groups.Qualifications Education & Experience
  • Completion of a recognized post-secondary degree in applied research methods or a Bachelor of Education with some course work in curriculum development and research methods;
  • A minimum of five years directly related experience or three years in a classroom setting and two years in research assignment;
  • A minimum of three years relating to education administrative experience in school or educational organization;
  • Demonstrated experience working with Elders and awareness of cultural teachings;
  • Knowledge of Manitoba First Nations education development and reforms and socio-economic conditions in First Nations communities;
  • Experience working with First Nations in the field of education and research;
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills to work in a First Nations environment;
  • Fluency in a First Nations language is considered an asset;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in technical and plain language writing;
  • Knowledge of the new Manitoba curriculum frameworks and strategies for implementation;
  • Computer literate in various database programs and systems;
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and techniques;
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team of professionals;
  • Appreciation and respect for First Nations knowledge, particularly Elder participation ineducation;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with First Nations communities, and ability to travel.

    Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter (please state position title applying for) with samples of completed reports/documents that you have written and/or co- written that apply to this position along with (3) professional reference listings (including a most recent employer reference) by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2018 to:

    Human Resources
    Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc. 2-1100 Waverley Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 3X9 Email: hr[at]mfnerc[dot]com | Fax: 204.942.2490

    We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to Indigenous people and applicants are asked to self-declare in their resume or cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted. Successful candidates must provide satisfactory criminal and child abuse registry checks.

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