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Instructor, Early Childhood Education Programs
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 Program Manager, Early Childhood Education (ECE) Programs, the incumbent will provide educational leadership and administration of the ECE Program. The Instructor, ECE Program is responsible for developing and delivering courses and providing curriculum expertise in early childhood development. The incumbent will ensure that course content is based on current research in the field of early childhood education. The position works as a member of the ECE team to schedule and deliver courses in the ECE diploma and Applied Certificate Programs. The Applied Certificate program is delivered in communities outside of Cambridge Bay, and the incumbent will be required to travel to those communities for course delivery.
The Instructor, Early Childhood Education Program will provide continual evaluation, support and guidance to students. The incumbent will instruct courses using a range of instructional strategies and methods. Planning the sequence and content of courses and lessons and delivering and analyzing course content is an ongoing responsibility. In addition to classroom work, the incumbent will coordinate and supervise student practicums and will work with practicum partners to ensure students learning needs are being met and that they are mastering professional competencies.
The incumbent will provide mature, capable and professional leadership to the program and ensure high standards of excellence. Applicants to the position must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or an equivalent field such as Education, Psychology, Child and Youth Work, Social Work and will have experience teaching adults at the post-secondary level. A minimum of two years of experience working in early childhood development is required, experience in Nunavut is preferred. An acceptable equivalency is a Diploma in Early Childhood Education or equivalent field plus experience teaching adults at the post-secondary level and a minimum of four years of experience working in early childhood development, Nunavut experience preferred. The incumbent should possess knowledge of Nunavut childcare licensing requirements. Expertise of the ECE field including current research in early child development is required. Applicants should have the ability to manage, organize and support ECE curriculum design, delivery and evaluation and possess a working knowledge of college level ECE curriculum. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with students and staff is required. The incumbent must also have good skills in the areas of writing and reading for reports, proposals, notes, outlines and assignments. A Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a PhD would be a definite asset. Montessori training is also an asset
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered an internal transfer assignment for the duration of the term.