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 (directrice de la division de l’éducation en français), the French Program Specialist (spécialiste des programmes en français) contributes to the adaptation and/or development of Nunavut curricula, resources, and associated aids in French to support the delivery of French language instructions representing the Francophone reality. The Specialist supports the Department in fulfilling its obligations related to the French Minority Language Education system under the Official Languages Act, the Nunavut Education Act, and any other applicable legislation, policies, directives, handbooks and/or manuals.
The incumbent is responsible and accountable for: recommending the adaptation of and amendments to programming, supports, and services; advising the Director on funding requirements, internal issues, and needs for materials/resources in French, as well as training and professional development of teachers; ensuring the Commission scolaire francophone du Nunavut, the Trois-Soleils school and other schools offering French language programs receive needed support and curriculum information in order to effectively deliver the courses in French; ensuring appropriate and relevant communication with stakeholders on areas including current, prospective departmental initiatives and new developments in pan-Canadian projects; representing Francophone perspective during discussions on curriculum assessment; providing assistance to all the department’s divisions with the delivery of their programs, initiatives and projects.
The successful candidate must have as a minimum a Bachelor of Education from a recognized university, (a focus in French language instruction would be considered an asset), plus five (5) years’ experience teaching in a bilingual education setting. Applicants must be eligible for a Nunavut Teacher’s Certificate. Experience with curriculum/resource development and implementation and educational leadership will be considered assets.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Written and verbal fluency in French is a requirement for this position; therefore you will be eligible for a bilingual bonus of $1,500 per annum. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit would also be considered an asset.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.