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Employment Opportunity Research & Development



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


The researcher will work collaboratively with the R & D Team members on the FNCF development phase and R & D projects. The R & D Team consists of the director, administrative assistant, research assistants, curriculum development/research facilitators, researchers, curriculum writer, and a graphic designer. The main role of the researcher is to focus exclusively on conducting in-depth research on the framework development initiative specific to education transformation.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Conducts research on the development of a framework and related research and development projects that addresses the long term vision of a First Nations education transformation;
  • Works closely with the R & D Team to assist in the development and research required of the draft framework
  • Works in cooperation with the R & D team to develop strategies that provide opportunities for inclusion of traditional knowledge systems and balanced traditional teachings within contemporary education;
  • Assists in the development of strategies for addressing First Nations education research issues related to criteria for establishing priorities and processes for action;
  • Participates and contribute to the monthly team meetings and on the First Nations Strategic Planning sessions with the R & D Team;
  • Prepares monthly activity reports, annual reports and team work plans for the current year and other reports as required;
  • Participates in making presentations to the Manitoba First Nations Education Directors and Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Committee on Education when requested;
  • Participates in special assignments, initiatives, and projects as assigned/required;
  • Manages an independent work environment and performs other duties as assigned. 

    Qualifications Education & Experience

  • A minimum of five years directly related experience or five years in a classroom setting and two years in research assignment;
  • Completion of a recognized post-secondary degree in applied research methods or a Bachelor of Education with some course work in research methods or equivalent education and experience;
  • Demonstrated experience working with Elders;
  • Demonstrated experience 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 oral and written communication skills in technical and plain language writing;
  • Knowledge of the new Manitoba curriculum frameworks and strategies forimplementation;
  • Computer literate in various database programs and systems;
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and techniques;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with First Nations communities;
  • Appreciation and respect for First Nations knowledge, particularly Elder participation ineducation;
  • Strong time management and organizational skills and the ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet all deadlines;
  • Professional behaviors that personify strong work ethics;
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in an interdisciplinary team ofprofessionals;
  • Ability to speak a First Nations Languages would be an asset;
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills to work in a First Nations environment;
  • Ability to travel to First Nation communities within Manitoba.Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter (please state position title applying for), 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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