EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Admissions Officer - 10 Month Contract

Health Disciplines Program Coordinator

Part-Time Sessional Nursing Instructors

Student Support Officer

Part Time Instructor


Admissions Officer - 10 Month Contract (March 16, 2020 - January 15, 2021)

The Oshki-Pimache-O-Win:The Wenjack Education Institute established by Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) offers post-secondary education and training programs. We offer choice, accessibility, flexibility, opportunities and support services for our students.  
 
The Admissions Officer will work with representatives from Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities and affiliated organizations and Partners to promote the post-secondary education and training programs offered at OSHKI.  The Admissions Officer will also assist prospective First Nation students and other learners to achieve or exceed the minimum student enrollment targets for each program.
 
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
The specific duties and responsibilities to be performed include:
  • Liaise with Nishnawbe Aski Nation community members, Education Authorities and Committees, Chief and Councils and other community groups and organizations through regular community visits to build and strengthen working relationships.  
  • Develop and implement an admissions strategy that will actively track/monitor the student’s documentation from the application process to the acceptance of enrollment to the partner institution.
  • Establish positive relationships with prospective learners.
  • Liaise with all stakeholders clarify program goals, expectations and requirements in order for prospective students to make informed decisions regarding their learning needs.
  • Support student entry into programs by assisting with application, funding and registration processes
  • Work with educational institutions, students, and community-based agencies to facilitate student entry into programs by scheduling required testing and arranging local invigilators.
  • Maintain student files for tracking and follow-up purposes for recruitment, admissions, registration and graduation.
  • Assists with Implementing the Student Success Strategy to ensure student enrollment levels are achieved.
 
ACCOUNTABILITY:
The Admissions Officer is responsible to the Director of Student Success on a day-to-day basis for his duties and responsibilities.  
 
The Admissions Officer is accountable to the Executive Director for overall work performance.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Possess a post-secondary credential in one the following disciplines: Indigenous Learning, Business Administration or Social Services;
  • 3 years work experience in one or more of:  student recruitment; administration of enrolment, registration or application processes; marketing; adult education or training;
  • A background in a First Nation Education setting would be a definite asset.
 
Developed Competencies
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate success in the following areas:
  • Strong communication skills that include verbal, written, listening and public speaking;
  • Knowledge or experience in education counselling techniques;
  • Exceptional organization, time management  and multitasking skills;
  • Proven problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with First Nations leadership in Nishnawbe Aski Nation and affiliated organizations and partners;
  • Ability to travel extensively to remote First Nation communities;
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle;
  • Computer skills including the ability to operate spreadsheets and word processing programs at a high proficiency level; and,
  • Fluency in either Ojibway or Cree would be an asset.
 
Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest and a resume, with three references, to:
 
Executive Director
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education & Training Institute
106 Centennial Square, 3rd Floor
Thunder Bay, ON  P7E 1H3
Fax:  (807) 622-1818
 
Closing date: Thursday, March 6, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
 
While we appreciate all applications for this position, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Health Disciplines Program Coordinator

The Oshki-Pimache-O-Win:The Wenjack Education Institute established by Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) offers post-secondary education and training programs. We offer choice, accessibility, flexibility, opportunities and support services for our students.  
 
We are inviting applications for a Health Disciplines Program Coordinator for our Health Programs. This individual will deliver the Practical Nursing Diploma Program, Pre-Health Sciences Certificate and Personal Support Worker Certificate programs in the Nishnawbe Aski Nation. 
 
SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Academic Director, the Program Coordinator shall coordinate accredited health discipline postsecondary programs offered at OSHKI.  In partnership with Confederation College, the Program Coordinator will have primary responsibility for the delivery of the Practical Nursing, Pre-Health Sciences and Personal Support Worker Post-Secondary programs. This role includes daytime, evening and weekend teaching for academic, clinical, and lab courses in the health discipline programs as a part-time faculty member at OSHKI.
 
Please see the link below for a full job description.
 
Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest and a resume, with three references, to:
 
Executive Director
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute
106 Centennial Square, 3rd Floor
Thunder Bay, ON  P7E 1H3
Fax:  (807) 622-1818
 
Closing Date: 5:00 pm, Friday March 6, 2020
 
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, men, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.  While we appreciate all applications for this position, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Part-Time Sessional Nursing Instructors

Established by Nishnawbe Aski Nation, the Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute provides culturally appropriate education and training programs through blended delivery methods using e-learning platforms, attending on-campus sessions, and by distance learning. We offer choice, accessibility and flexibility in learning opportunities for people seeking new beginnings through education and training. We are looking for dynamic Part Time Sessional Nursing Instructors to teach post-secondary courses to our students living in remote and rural locations.
 
Lab courses are delivered on-campus at Confederation College or Oshki. Academic courses use our unique blended-delivery teaching model that includes on-campus and on-line lectures that will engage, mentor and support our students to achieve their education goals for new beginnings. The Instructor will also adhere to the administrative requirements of Oshki-Wenjack and partner institutions.
 
Practical Nursing Diploma Program Spring/Summer 2020: Available Courses
 
PN 226 Nursing Practice II - Lab Theory & Practice
This course further explores the concept of health promotion and health protection with at risk individuals. The learner will gain the knowledge and the skills related to performing basic assessment and nursing skills required to care for the individual in selected age groups. Topics covered include the following: documentation; suicide alertness; blood glucose monitoring; enteral feeding, techniques to promote elimination including catheterization and ostomy care; respiratory care and oxygen therapy; basic wound care and surgical asepsis; enteral feeding; and maternal, newborn and infant assessment and care during antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum stages. Current research will also be discussed for each topic. Learners are expected to practice skills in the lab and clinical setting. Course hours are mandatory. This course will support the knowledge that is required during clinical scenarios, as they occur throughout the Practical Nursing program.
 
PN 228 Health Assessment
This course introduces the learner to the critical thinking and problem-solving approaches used when conducting a health assessment. Learners will collect subjective and objective assessment data on healthy individuals at various stages of the life cycle. This course consists of a theoretical component and a practical component. Learners are expected to practice in the lab and clinical setting. All classes and labs are mandatory. This course will support the knowledge that is required during clinical scenarios, as they occur throughout the Practical Nursing program.
 
 
Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest and a resume, with three references, to:
 
Academic Director
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute
106 Centennial Square, 2nd Floor
Thunder Bay, ON  P7E 1H3
Fax:  (807) 622-1818
e-mail: info@oshki.ca
 
Applications will be accepted until positions have been filled.
 

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Student Support Officer

POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the direction and supervision of the Student Success Director, the Student Support Officer will be responsible for the implementation of the Student Success strategy that offers a range of student support services to OSHKI students in coordination with Program Coordinators, Faculty, College Partners and others as required.  The Student Success Initiative is designed to support student retention and success.  The focus for this position is to provide support to OSHKI students by actively engaging with them so they may successfully complete their course requirements that will lead to their graduation.
 
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
The specific duties and responsibilities to be performed include:
  • Coordinate and implement the Student Success Initiative program that includes the:
    • Student Orientation and Transition program for each new cohort
    • Elders-on-Campus Program for student retention and success
    • Faculty tutoring
    • Peer tutoring
  • Maintain open and regular communication with students through e-mails and phone calls when they are at home for the distance delivery and in meetings when they are on-campus.
  • Individual meetings with the students on a regular basis.
  • Assist students to access supports through different agencies as required.
  • Provide advocacy services for students as may be required for their retention and success.
  • Prepare letters of support for students’ needs as may be required.
  • Maintain student confidentiality at all times.
  • Conduct research on available bursaries, inform students and provide support in the application process.
  • Provide logistical support to the students registered in the post-secondary programs. 
  • Provide personal support and referral to students who require professional support registered in the post-secondary programs.
  • Attend Faculty meetings and work closely with the Faculty to identify student success requirements.
  • Work closely with the Program Coordinators to identify student retention and success requirements.
  • Provide assistance to the Program Coordinators as required for student retention and success.
  • Revise and update the Student Handbook each year in consultation with the staff.
  • Liaise with college partners, funders and Nishnawbe Aski Nation community leaders and educators.
  • Participate in meetings, workshops or reviews related to OSHKI programs
  • Participate in program promotion and student recruitment activities.
  • Prepare Governing Council quarterly reports and other reports as required for the Student Success Director.
  • Travel to Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities to provide student support for success, program promotion and student recruitment and other meetings as may be required on a quarterly basis at minimum.  
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Student Success Director and Executive Director.
 
ACCOUNTABILITY:
The Student Support Officer is responsible to the Student Success Director for implementing her/his duties and responsibilities on a day to day basis.    
The Student Support Officer will be accountable to the Executive Director for overall work performance according to the Personnel Policies and Procedures.   
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A diploma or degree in a related field (eg Social Services, Counselling);
  • A minimum of three years of related experience;
  • Understand needs and challenges faced by First Nation students in remote locations;
  • Possess strong communication and organizational skills;
  • To be resource oriented;
  • Ability to work independently and be an effective team member;
  • Hold a valid driver’s license;
  • Demonstrate and implements cultural practices.
  • Fluency in Ojbiwe, Oji-Cree or Cree an asset.
 
Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest and a resume, with three references, to:
 
Executive Director
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute
106 Centennial Square, 2nd Floor
Thunder Bay, ON  P7E 1H3
Fax:  (807) 622-1818
 
Closing date: Monday March 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
 
While we appreciate all applications for this position, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
 

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Part Time Instructor

PURPOSE:

The Part-time instructors will teach various courses to post-secondary students using teaching models that will engage, mentor and support students to achieve their education goals. The Instructor will also adhere to the administrative requirements of Oshki-Pimache-O-Win and partnership institutions.

SCOPE

Reporting to the Academic Director, Part-time Instructors are responsible for course curriculum preparation/developing, blending stand-up and distance education teaching to meet expected outcomes, developing and evaluating assignments and tests, and submitting marks in the required time frame. The Instructor will also provide encouragement, promote confidence in students and inform appropriate staff of any issues that arise that may affect their learning goals.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advise/encourage students to use the post-secondary support systems that are in place at OshkiPimache-O-Win.
  • Provide resource materials that will assist students with time-management and study skills while at Oshki-Pimache-O-Win.
  • Prepare teaching curriculum in accordance to course hours/syllabus.
  • Inform students of expectations while attending Oshki-Pimache-O-Win.
  • Present grading system to students on 1st day class.
  • Submit grades to the Program Coordinator within the required timelines of the partner institutions.
  • Advise the Program Coordinator of any academic/attendance issues that may arise throughout the semester.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience

  • Completion of a post-secondary program, preferably in Business Administration, Education or Humanities, appropriately aligned with the subject matter of the course being delivered
  • 2 to 3 years of teaching experience
  • A background in an education setting would be a definite asset
  • The instructor must be able to incorporate different teaching models to accommodate different learning styles 

Required Knowledge & Skills

The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in and be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • ability to research, develop, and plan programs
  • strong mentoring and coaching skills
  • an understanding of First Nation culture and an appreciation for the needs and challenges faced by First Nations post-secondary students
  • advanced computer skills including the ability to operate spreadsheets and word processing programs at a high proficiency level
  • fluency in either Ojibway or Cree would be an asset.

Developed Competencies

The incumbent must also demonstrate success in the following areas:

  • Excellent team leadership and supervisory skills to ensure successful outcomes
  • Strategic thinker; able to anticipate student learning needs and plan for the future
  • Superior verbal and listening communication skills to deal with sensitive issues discretely and with tact
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Outstanding judgment, problem solving and decision making abilities

Personal Attributes

The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • strict adherence to confidentiality
  • honesty and trustworthiness
  • respect
  • cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • flexibility
  • self-motivation
  • team-orientation
  • diplomacy, tact, and sound judgment

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Ability to work flexible hours, evenings, and/or weekends as required
  • Ability to teach courses using a blended-delivery model
  • Ability to travel as required
Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest and a resume, with three references, to:
 
Academic Director
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute
106 Centennial Square, 2nd Floor
Thunder Bay, ON  P7E 1H3
Fax:  (807) 622-1818
e-mail: info@oshki.ca
 
Application deadline: Ongoing

Oshki-Pimache-O-Win encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, men, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. While we appreciate all applications for this position, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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