THE INDIAN FRIENDSHIP CENTRE IN SAULT STE. MARIE

(IFCSSM)

 JOB POSTING

KINA AWIIYA EDUCATION COORDINATOR

 LOCATION: 241 Albert St. West – Sault Ste. Marie, ON

POSITION STATUS: Full-Time, Permanent

CURRENT HOURS OF WORK:  40 Hours/Week

POSTING DATE: October 27, 2021

CLOSING DATE: November 12, 2021

JOB DESCRIPTION:

At The Indian Friendship Centre, we are passionate about the cause and the people we serve in our community through various programs and services offered.

The Kina Awiiya Education Coordinator is one of the key forces behind both, and we are currently seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and skilled individual that is capable of working collaboratively to ensure Indigenous students and families are provided a cultural, academic high school experience. The goal of the Kina Awiiya Education Coordinator is to support strategic educational programs and initiatives, and to help guide students in identifying clear life paths and achievement of their long-term goals.

WHY THE INDIAN FRIENDSHIP CENTRE?

  • Meaningful and rewarding work provided in the development and mutual understanding of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people through common activities
  • A workplace that values equity, inclusion, anti-racism, self-expression and the development of Indigenous leadership
  • A focus on teamwork, passion, and commitment through Indigenous needs, as well as the planning of services with Indigenous people in both public and private agencies

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

The purpose of the Kina Awiiya Education Program was developed as a partnership with the Algoma District School Board for Urban Indigenous, Inuit, and Metis people to have the opportunity to earn their Ontario secondary school diploma in a relaxed and cultural atmosphere. The program is based on individualized, independent courses. A unique style of programming where students can complete their high school diploma at their own pace while infusing First Nation cultural values and beliefs into the entire curriculum. The program also chooses project and activities designed with Indigenous heritage and cultural teachings in mind.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process and intake secondary student applications alongside the ADSB Administrator (Vice Principal/Principal)
  • Administer the day-to-day operation of the high school program for students
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date systems for planning, monitoring and reporting program activities and expenditures
  • Provide confidentiality by regulating access to documents through storage in a secured system for both electronic and paper records
  • Ensure that full documentation is available in each file and that it verifies the statistical and financial reports
  • Produce and adhere to budgets following the priorities for the year, including additional initiatives and projects
  • Ensure materials and information resulting from projects and initiatives are relevant to the current needs of funding agencies and governments
  • Oversee the coordination of student services according to client needs identified or recommended by IFC and/or ADSB staff
  • Build and maintain relationships with teachers and administrators and serve as a liaison with school personnel
  • Provide support to students to ensure successful completion of post-secondary studies
  • Maintain budgets and prepare quarterly, annual and AGM reports
  • Attend regular staff and ADSB Board meetings to discuss progress and planning
  • Plan, organize and coordinate breakfast & lunch program, as well as annual graduation celebration and ceremony for secondary students

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:

  • University degree or college diploma in a field related to Education
  • Continued education in Indigenous studies is an asset
  • Working in a school or having experience in an education administration position, is an asset
  • Experience in a leadership position is an asset
  • Or the equivalent combination of education and experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of federal and provincial education policies, procedures and programs
  • Understanding of educational curriculum development
  • Highly developed interpersonal, collaborative, networking and negotiating skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to work efficiently and collaboratively in a structured environment
  • Highly developed decision-making, problem-solving, and research skills
  • Detailed-oriented, with strong organizational skills and the ability to provide deliverables on time and within budget
  • Possess knowledge and understanding of Indigenous people, their culture, history, and traditions, specific to Northern Ontario
  • Knowledge of the history, societal, and political situations of Indigenous people in Canada and internationally
  • Understanding and familiarity with provincial education systems and their views on Indigenous education
  • Creativity and imagination are required in developing new programming ideas
  • Comfortable with public speaking and/or group presentations

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proof of valid Covid-19 Vaccination (Dose 1 & Dose 2)
  • Current and valid Vulnerable Sector Check, as per the Criminal Record Review Act
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Must provide a clear Driver’s Abstract
  • Must have or is willing to obtain First Aid/CPR Training Certification
  • Ability/willingness to travel and to work flexible hours

The Indian Friendship Centre (IFCSSM) is dedicated to building a workplace that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve. IFCSSM encourages applicants from all qualified individuals. Applicants that may require accommodation during the selection process are encouraged to notify HR when contacted for an interview.

APPLICANTS MAY SEND A COVER LETTER, RESUME & 3 EMPLOYMENT REFERENCES TO: HRC@SSMIFC.CA