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Adult and Post-Secondary Education Coordinator

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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$90,363.00 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016.00 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
05 January 2018

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 Director, Advanced Education (Director); the Adult and Post-Secondary Education Coordinator (Coordinator) is responsible for supporting adult learners transitioning to post-secondary education programs with a view to positioning them for success as they navigate Nunavut’s adult education programs. The Coordinator works collaboratively with other divisional, departmental, college, stakeholders and partners to facilitate the planning and delivery of supports to adult learners. In addition the incumbent, through their activities, ensures that the Department adheres to the requirements outlined in the Education Act and Regulations, the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA), NALS, the Pathway to Adult Secondary School Policy.

The Adult and Post-Secondary Education Coordinator is responsible for Identifying the Department’s commitments and responsibilities outlined in policy, legislation in relation to support adult learners transitioning to post-secondary education or the labor market.   The Coordinator is also responsible for monitoring the broad policies and priorities of the Government as expressed in legislation regulations approved by the Executive, and any reports and documentation to ensure consistency across the Division’s policy and programs. In consultation with the Director, the incumbent will develop strategies to address areas where new responsibilities are tasked to the Division and developing the implications to the Division’s budgetary requirements in terms of pursuing compliance. The Coordinator will participate in divisional and departmental planning activities and will provide expertise on adult learning programs and supports, contributing to the development of policies and procedures, to guide the Division’s approach.

The Adult and Post-Secondary Education Coordinator must have strong, current working knowledge of Recognition of Prior Learning theory, principles, and processes as well as adult education and learning needs. Strong understanding of program design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation techniques and methods is also required. Understanding of adult education and post-secondary education in Nunavut and its strategic challenges; the coordinator will with experience creating and implementing data collection strategies. In addition the Coordinator will have the ability to analyse both qualitative and quantitative data using appropriate methods.

The set of skills, knowledge, experience, and abilities required to successfully respond to the requirements of this position would typically be acquired through a Bachelor’s degree in Education degree or a related field with a concentration in adult education. A Master’s degree in Education with a focus on Adult Education would be seen as an asset. The ideal candidate has 3 years’ experience in adult education, with experience in Nunavut considered an asset, and 2 years’ experience in adult education research, monitoring and / or program design. 

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit as well as 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.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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