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Manager, Program Implementation and Training
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, Education Development, the Manager, Program Implementation and Training is responsible for overseeing the effective operation of the Program Implementation and Training unit in the community. In doing so, he/she is accountable for creating and implementing training programs, ensuring educators are trained to deliver Nunavut’s Education Program which specifically involves ensuring school employees are supported to deliver curriculum, resources, student supports and assessments. Ultimately, the incumbent’s activities contribute to ensuring that students receive high quality education positioning them to better access local job opportunities and function as citizens of the world.
The Manager, Program Implementation and Training plays a key role in ensuring that educators are best equipped to deliver the education Program established by the Minister of Education. It is through the Manger, Program Implementation and Training that the Department demonstrates accountability to the Public for the quality of education offered to students in Nunavut Schools. As such, the Minister of Education relies on the incumbent to: (a) ensure educators continue to develop their teaching skills to meet current education standards, and (b) that students support staff receive the training they need to properly meet the specialized needs of the students.
In successfully carrying out this position’s responsibilities, the Manager, Program Implementation and Training must effectively functions as the Department’s principal contact on matters relating to professional development and training needs and providing advice and guidance as needed. This responsibility involves managing a budget of $1.6 million and supervising eight (8) staff: Program Implementation and Training Coordinators (x5), Student Support Program Training Coordinators (x2), and an Administrative Assistant. As it relates to these direct reports, the incumbent performs supervisory duties including: directly assigning work, assessing employee performance and dealing with performance issues which may arise.
The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in Education (a Master’s Degree is considered an asset) or a Bachelor’s Degree in Adult Education plus 5 years’ experience in education; 3 years of experience with educator training and skills development programs; and 1 year experience in program and project development and implementation at the school/regional/territorial level. In addition to this, the ideal candidate should have experience with wide variety of teaching approaches and methodologies particularly those appropriate to bilingual context and have knowledge of adult learning and development. Strong working knowledge of Department’s philosophy, educational principals, beliefs and pedagogy is required as well as knowledge of Nunavut school system / structure and knowledge of bilingual/bicultural education, models of instruction and community /culture-based education. The incumbent must also have experience facilitating with proven experience designing training and knowledge transfer workshops as well as being a skilled project manager capable of managing a program or project budget and balancing multiple competing priorities. Ability to work with tools (e.g. computers), IT systems (i.e. record tracking systems, communication tools/software applications) and software (e.g. MS Office Suite, Adobe Suite, Website, Social Media etc.) are required as part of this job.
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.