Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. With the support of its funding partners, Indspire disburses financial awards, delivers programs, and shares resources with the goal of closing the gap in Indigenous education. Through Indspire’s K-12 Institute, it provides resources to educators, communities, and other stakeholders who are committed to improving kindergarten to grade 12 success for Indigenous youth. In 2016-17, Indspire awarded $11.6 million through 3,764 bursaries and scholarships to Indigenous youth, making it the largest funder of Indigenous education outside the federal government. Each year, the organization presents the Indspire Awards, a celebration of the successes achieved by Indigenous people that is broadcast nationally.
Reporting to the VP, Education, the Program Development/Curriculum Designer is responsible for leading the scoping, planning and implementation of the Teach for Tomorrow: Indigenous Educator Apprenticeship Program, an integrated service delivery approach (that will potentially be in seven locations in different regions across the country) to encourage and support selected grade 11 students to pursue a teaching career, gain valuable experience in the classroom while still in school, earn their teaching degree, and secure employment.
The position responsibilities of the Program Development/Curriculum Designer include:
• Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the initiative, including program design and planning.
• Create foundational documents and processes for program development in the first region developed, namely Winnipeg, including program documents, manuals, agreements, timelines, etc.
• Work with external stakeholders and manage partnerships, clarify roles and sign a Letter of Understanding between the Post-Secondary Institutions, school or school division and Indspire.
• Establish the integrated service delivery support program training.
• Recruit and work with Regional Coordinator as required, to ensure coordination of service systems to support program success. • Manage regional and case coordinators.
• Identify and bring together representatives from local mental health, addiction,
housing, employment, justice, child welfare, and other organizations to support
students/student families as needed.
• Establish a regional advisory group with representatives from the Post-
Secondary Institutions and school or school division connected to the region,
along with potential representatives from local Indigenous community and other
relevant service providers, to oversee development of the program.
• Support the group in the creation of an initial developmental plan; including the
o Site selection
o Student selection
o Mentor selection
o Curriculum development
o Workplace and practicum possibilities
o Baseline data with respect to Indigenous teacher graduation and rate of
o Formative and summative evaluation process
• Select first group of grade 11 students (selection done in grade 10) classroom of
30-35 (Cohort 1).
• Develop an integrated educational/case plan for each student selected and
• Develop and start programming for (Cohort 1).
• Provide content for regular reporting to funders and donors.
• Lead evaluation with School, Indspire and faculties of education to examine first
year evaluation outcomes, to consolidate roles, relationships
• University Degree in education and Provincial Teacher’s Certificate and/or
• Progressive experience in education typically demonstrated through a minimum
4-5 years of experience in the field
• Experience in curriculum development
• Project management experience, including managing program budgets, project
planning, and the ability to assess project objectives and outcomes with minimal
• Knowledge of and experience in Indigenous communities and educational
• Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
• Ability to multi-task and work under pressure to meet deadlines
• High level of communication skills with a particular emphasis on excellent writing
• Sound interpersonal skills with well-developed diplomatic ability to influence
stakeholders without direct authority
• Excellent problem solving skills, and good judgement
• Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends and possess a willingness to travel within Canada.
• Ability to work with sensitive information with complete confidentiality
The duties within this job description can be amended from time to time.
How to Apply
This is a full-time, contract position to be located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We are an Indigenous organization whose mandate is to promote opportunities for Indigenous people. We encourage applications from qualified Indigenous persons and all others interested in the position. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. To learn more about Indspire, visit indspire.ca.
To apply, please forward your résumé, and cover letter to email@example.com or to inquire on a confidential basis, please call Donna Hall at 647-383-8792. All qualified candidates will be contacted directly.
No agency calls please.
Deadline for Applications: September 15, 2017