Careers at Oshki-Wenjack

Take the next step on your path with a career at Oshki-Wenjack. Join a team that is committed to making our communities stronger.

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


 

 

Indigenous Language Specialist (Full-Time Contract until March 31, 2022)

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 in Thunder Bay, and by distance learning. We offer choice, accessibility, flexibility in learning opportunities for people seeking new beginnings to improve the quality of their lives through education and training. We are looking for a highly energetic and dynamic individual for the fulltime position of Indigenous Language Specialist candidate, you will have an opportunity to contribute to our exciting growth in increasing access to, and success in postsecondary education to learners living in remote and rural locations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The ideal candidate must be fluent in reading, writing and speaking at least 2 of Nishnawbe Aski Nations languages of Ojibway, Oji-Cree or Cree.
  • The ideal candidate will be a member of one of the 49 Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities.
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in using accelerated learning methodologies that target Language Revitalization
  • The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, in an Indigenous language or a related discipline
  • Strong candidates with relevant life, cultural or community experience will also be considered.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience as an Adult educator, both in instruction and training, and will have experience in resource development, assessment and evaluation.
  • Experience working with the Nishnawbe Aski Nation people and community groups is also required, along with direct experience and knowledge of Indigenous cultures, communities, customs, practices and communication styles. Indigenous ancestry or extensive experience working with Indigenous education preferred, and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Experience in working as Coordinator in education field would be considered an asset

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Vice President, the Indigenous Language Specialist will support the development of Anishinabe, Oji-Cree and/or Mushkegowuk curriculum and delivery model for language revitalization, including applicable training, within the Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities. In addition, the Indigenous Language Specialist must liaise with various groups within the communities and travel to Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities to promote the development and ongoing success of the Indigenous Language Project. The incumbent will provide supports to instructors as well as create resource material to provide a roadmap to allow Oshki-Wenjack to meaningfully infuse Indigenous teaching and learning throughout their curriculum, including in the curriculum of partner institutions. Resource material may include instructional design best-practices, assessments, and technology-enabled
learning. The incumbent will work with instructors, staff and community members to enhance cultural safety in the Oshki-Wenjack learning environments both through increased Indigenous content in curriculum and increased supports for Indigenous ways of knowing, being, seeing and doing.

If you are interested in this exciting employment opportunity please submit your letter of interest, a resume, with three references, to:

President
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: April 12, 2021 at 4 pm. 

Note:  Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute 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.

View Indigenous Language Specialist March 2021


Apprenticeship Success Navigator

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 in Thunder Bay, and by distance learning. We offer choice, accessibility, flexibility in learning opportunities for people seeking new beginnings to improve the quality of their lives through education and training. We are looking for a highly energetic and dynamic individual for the fulltime term position of Apprenticeship Success Navigator to assist students academically, socially and/or personally in an effort to improve student retention, persistence and graduation rates. If you are the successful candidate, you will have an opportunity to contribute to our exciting growth in increasing access to, and success in postsecondary education to learners living in remote and rural locations.

PREFERRED/ADDITIONAL EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND COMPENTENCIES:

  • Knowledge of Apprenticeship in Ontario and pathways to apprenticeship
  • University degree, preferably in Education, Indigenous Studies, social services or related area. Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A background in First Nation Education setting would be a definite asset.
  • Ability to speak a Nishnawbe Aski Nation language (Cree, Ojibwe or Oji-Cree)
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening required.

DEVELOPED COMPETENCIES:

  • Knowledge or experience in counseling techniques.
  • 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 to remote First Nation communities.
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
  • Able to work independently to organize, plan, and self-initiate both long-term and short-term goals.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively within a small group setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular, the ability to empathize and communicate effectively.
  • Proven ability to maintain positive working relationships (internally and externally) and to creatively motivate/persuade program participants.
  • Excellent written, verbal, computer and presentation skills.
  • Specific experience working with Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities, Tribal Councils and affiliated organizations.

If you are interested in this exciting employment opportunity please submit your letter of interest, a resume, with three references, to:

INNOVATION & TRAINING COORDINATOR
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: April 20, 2021 at 4 pm. 

Note:  Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute 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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Instructional Designer (Full-Time Contract until March 31, 2022)

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 in Thunder Bay, and by distance learning. We offer choice, accessibility, flexibility in learning opportunities for people seeking new beginnings to improve the quality of their lives through education and training. We are looking for a highly energetic and dynamic individual for the fulltime position of Instructional Designer. The Instructional Designer will design and contribute to the development of online courses and programs as well as support the production and delivery of instructor‐led learning activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The ideal candidate has a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Education, Curriculum Studies, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or a related field.’
  • The individual must have teaching experience at the post‐secondary level, along with a demonstrated ability to support faculty in teaching and learning experiences.
  • Experience working with Indigenous people and community groups is also required, along with direct experience and knowledge of Indigenous cultures, communities, customs, practices and communication styles. Indigenous ancestry or extensive experience working with Indigenous education preferred, as well as demonstrated knowledge of an Indigenous language is an asset.

Major Responsibilities:

The specific duties and responsibilities to be performed include:

  • Provide professional expertise and advice with respect to all learning modes including online, computer supported teaching and learning, and stand‐up delivery;
  • Provide consultation and support services for instructors and staff related to resources, instructional design, strategies, assessment, technology, and the integration of learning technologies addressing the learner outcomes supporting Indigenous knowledge and/or
    content.
  • Ability to apply and integrate learning theories and ADDIE model to instructional projects, specifically as they relate to online learning and the realm of adult learners as well as web‐conferencing tools and learning management systems (i.e., ZoomClass, Brightspace,).Deliver training on effective use of the learning management system to staff, instructors and students.
  • Advise Program Coordinators and instructors on a variety of relevant instructional and assessment strategies;
  • Advise Program Coordinators and instructors on available technologies and their integration within the instructional strategy and learning context;
  • Participate in needs assessment and contribute to the planning of e‐learning projects, including the estimation of anticipated resources and timeline;
  • Assist Program Coordinators with guidance for the production of content for online courses;
  • Research and recommend various instruction delivery tools and resources;
  • Structure, review and edit educational material and propose revisions for improvement;
  • Plan and conduct quality assurance assessment of final educational products, establish evaluation metrics and standards. Prepare and conduct focus groups;
  • Write, create and adapt reference material such as flowcharts, scripts and storyboards templates for the production of educational content;
  • Write and create documentation (guide‐sheets, videos, etc.) as well as training and orientation modules for use by instructors and learners;
  • Contribute to the development of successful online instructional strategies and models;
  • Contribute to the development, implementation, and improvement of standard operation procedures;

This position offers a competitive salary. If you are interested in this exciting employment opportunity please submit your letter of interest, a resume, with three references (two must be employment related), to:

Vice President
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: Position will be posted until filled

Note:  Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute 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.

View Instructional Designer Job Description


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