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

Academic Director

POSITION SUMMARY:

We are looking for a dynamic individual for the position of Academic Director who will champion our Post-Secondary Education Team and goals in a dynamic institute that is growing.  This position will oversee the development, coordination and administration of all aspects of Oshki-Pimache-O-Win’s post-secondary educational programs including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and monitoring program activities. This person shall have the ability to develop strategies to anticipate and plan for the future with highly developed analytical, research, interpretive and evaluative skills to identify issues and make recommendations on program offerings.

Reporting to the Provost, as a member of the Management Team, the Academic Director will be involved in strategic planning, developing long and short-term goals and play a key role in working closely with the management team to design, develop and deliver programs required by the communities and organizations in Nishnawbe Aski Nation.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

The specific duties and responsibilities to be performed include:

Plan Programs

  • Work with the Vice-President Academic to develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the Institute
  • Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the Institute
  • Identify post-secondary education/training partners and programs and education partners
  • Develop annual budgets and funding proposals for programs that meet community needs and ensure the continuous delivery of services
  • Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of each program and to identify areas for improvement
  • Develop community-based partnerships (eg. Elders program)

Staff Programs

  • Implement the human resources policies, procedures and practices of the Institute
  • Implement a performance management process for all program staff
  • Ensure that all faculty receive an appropriate orientation to the Institute and all programs as well as any applicable training

Lead Programs

  • Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant legislation, professional standards, and accreditation requirements
  • Oversee the collection and maintenance of records on students for statistical purposes according to the confidentiality/privacy policy of the Institute
  • Supervise program staff by providing direction, input and regular feedback
  • Coach and counsel program staff to meet or exceed their full potential
  • Deal with performance issues according to established protocols as required

Control Programs

  • Prepare interim and final reports for management and for funders
  • Communicate with funders as outlined in funding agreements
  • Ensure that programs operate within the approved budget
  • Report evaluation findings to the Executive Director and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate
  • Attend Senior Management meetings as required

ACCOUNTABILITY:

The Academic Director is responsible to the Provost for implementing her/his duties and responsibilities on a day to day basis.

The Academic Director will be accountable to the Executive Director for overall work performance according to the Personnel Policies and Procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A post-secondary under graduate degree in Business Administration, Education; with a graduate degree preferred.
  • 5 to 7 years of Senior Management experience in developing, implementing and monitoring post-secondary Education programs
  • A background in an education setting would be a definite asset
  • 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 in using spreadsheets and word processing programs
  • 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: 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: Friday, September 25, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

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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