- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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
The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
- strict adherence to confidentiality
- honesty and trustworthiness
- cultural awareness and sensitivity
- 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
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.