Early Childhood Resources Coordinator
This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Manager, Early Childhood Resources, the Early Childhood Resources Coordinator develops early childhood resources, programs, and material for utilization across Nunavut. The coordinator ensures Nunavut’s children are positioned for success as they transition to the Territory’s K-12 education system and ensures that Inuit cultural components are reflected in programs as a means of supporting language revitalization, enhancement, and promotion.
The Early Childhood Resources Coordinator will be responsible for keeping current with research and educational/ early childhood theory; review existing Early Learning and Childcare programs. As the Coordinator you will undertake research to identify competencies for early childhood development programs and ensure all research is current and reflects best practices in ELCC to ensure comparability with standards and other Canadian jurisdictions. You will also design and develop resources, materials, programs following the established resource development pathway in place in the Early Childhood Resources unit.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of early childhood development and education, awareness of IQ principles and departmental philosophy, and educational principles. You will have knowledge of the program delivery process and skilled in the development, modification, and implementation of resources, programs, materials with excellent communication skills both written and oral. In addition to you will be you will have proven skills in workshop design and facilitation; organization and time management, work effectively with teams and participate in shared leadership as well as working with parents, Elders, DEA members, stakeholders and community.
To be invited to an interview you will have a Degree in Arts, Education, Social Sciences or similar related field coupled with 3 years of experience in early childhood education, experience in program, resource development and implementation, and experience in / involvement with project work.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.