Careers at Oshki-Wenjack

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Why join Oshki-Wenjack?

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.

Current Opportunities

Curriculum Writer Consultant

POSITION SUMMARY:

Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute is seeking proposals for a curriculum writer consultant to develop two semesters of accredited curriculum for a new College Access Program for Indigenous Learners as a pathway credential that allows graduates to continue into the other college diploma programs available through Oshki-Wenjack.

The new College Access Program for Indigenous Learners will provide the academic knowledge, skills and competencies required to provide culturally-safe and proficient delivery of course activities that prepare learners for continuing post-secondary educational opportunities in college diploma programs.

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Submit proposals by 8 am E.S.T., Monday, December 14th, 2020 to Kim Falcigno, kfalcigno@oshki.ca .


Part-Time Sessional Instructors

POSITION SUMMARY:

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 Pre-Health Sciences Program Instructors to teach synchronous online post-secondary courses to our students living in remote and rural locations.

Winter 2021 semester courses will use a modified unique blended-delivery teaching model that includes 2-week intensive synchronous on-line with daytime/evening/weekend lectures, followed by 5 weeks of evenings only on-line lectures, with this pattern repeated twice. Experienced on-line instructors will engage, mentor and support our students to achieve their education goals for new beginnings, supported by our asynchronous D2L Brightspace LMS for discussion posts, assignment submission, tests/quizzes. Instructors will also adhere to the administrative requirements of Oshki-Wenjack and partner institutions.

PRE-HEALTH SCIENCES- PATHWAY TO CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS PROGRAM COURSES (WINTER 2021):

The specific courses to be filled include:

MA 216 Pre-Health Mathematics II

  • Pre-Health Math II, combined with MA 021, is designed to acquaint students with a basic understanding of mathematics and how to use it effectively. MA 216 focuses on the math skills required in many college-based health care studies. Students will construct their own mathematical ideas and make connections to previously learned material. Students will also explore mathematical ideas through application to the real world, with emphasis on the health sciences. In Pre-Health Math II, students will study introductory algebra, graphing and solving equations, as well probability and introductory statistical methods.

PH 249 Human Biology

  • Through the study of anatomy and physiology students will understand the human body. The course is intended to introduce the student to common terms and principles used in the study of the human body. It is designed to better prepare students who intend to further their studies in a health sciences field. Major topic areas of the course include: general plan of the human body; human body chemistry; structure and function of cells, tissues, and organs systems. The major organ systems are studied from an anatomical and physiological perspective.

CS 217 Communication for Health Professionals

  • In this course, students will enhance their business writing skills to produce routine workplace correspondence. Students will be exposed to handling instant messaging and texting professionally. As well, students will prepare as part of their employment search resumes and cover letters. Students will combine collaborative methods with advanced research, written, and oral skills to produce and present an infographic.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A post-secondary under graduate degree in Nursing, Math, Biology, Education, or other related field
  • previous post-secondary teaching experience
  • A background in developing online post-secondary education programs would be a definite asset
  • Ability to research, develop, and plan online course design and delivery
  • An understanding of First Nation culture and an appreciation for the needs and challenges faced by First Nations post-secondary students

Interested instructors are invited to submit a letter of interest supporting the course applying for, a resume, and teaching 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: kmaletta@oshki.ca

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and accepted until all positions have been filled

While we appreciate all applications for this position, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Oshki-Pimache-O-Win:  The Wenjack Education Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


Term Program Coordinator (approx. 6 months)

POSITION SUMMARY:

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.
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.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

The specific duties and responsibilities to be performed include:

  1. Consult with the Academic Director on all aspects of program operations, including student services, and program development and delivery.
  2. Participate in curriculum development, student assessment and evaluation.
  3. Participate in recruitment of, and ongoing support to, part-time instructors.
  4. Arrange and coordinate lab facility bookings and manage associated consumable materials.
  5. Arrange and coordinate student fieldwork placements.
  6. Consult and meet with the advisory committees to ensure the program objectives are responding to the learning requirements of the students.
  7. Actively contribute to and care about our student success.
  8. Prepare timely, complete reports and other documentation for the program to address the accountability requirements of various funders.
  9. Promote the Institute’s education and training programs in the Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities and to other learners to achieve the minimum student enrollment targets for effective implementation and delivery.
  10. Travel to where the students reside to provide student support for retention and success, instruction evaluation, consultation with local education authorities, among others.
  11. Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  12. Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time to assist in successful program delivery and operation of the Institute for greater student successes.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must possess:

  • Ideally, a Master’s Degree in Education, Nursing or health related field;
  • Bachelor degree in Nursing with a minimum of five years experience in nursing in a variety of settings
  • A Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • The preferred candidate would also have experience as a Program Coordinator, ideally in nursing education or related field
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to provide excellent program leadership
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills that include verbal, written, and public speaking
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with First Nations leadership in Nishnawbe Aski Nation and affiliated organizations and partners
  • Ability to travel extensively to First Nation communities in remote and rural locations
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

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
e-mail: kmaletta@oshki.ca

Closing date: Open until position is filled

While we appreciate all applications for this position, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Oshki-Pimache-O-Win:  The Wenjack Education Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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