Lead Information Manager – Teach for Tomorrow Program
Never has there been a better time to join this national leader. In this newly created position, the Lead Information Manager - Teach for Tomorrow Program reports to the Vice President of Education, leading the coordination, planning, and implementation of Indspire’s Teach for Tomorrow program to encourage and support Indigenous 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 Lead Information Manager include:
- In partnership with school boards and universities, coordinates all aspects of the initiative in each geographic region, including program design and planning, monitoring, evaluation and documentation.
- Consults, as appropriate, with local Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities
- Creates foundational documents and processes for program development in each region, including program documents, manuals, agreements, timelines, etc.
- Works collaboratively with the parties in documenting and creating a best practice guide for the Teach for Tomorrow program.
- Provides guidance on where Indspire’s Guiding Principles can be infused during the programming processes.
- Coordinates mentorship of high school students one-on-one with Indigenous and non-Indigenous mentors through Indspire’s Rivers to Success program.
- Coordinates supports that may be required to ensure student success (bursaries, scholarships, mentorship, social assistance, housing, etc.).
- Establishes relationships with local business associations, employers, etc. to coordinate student work placements and employment opportunities while ensuring continuation of mentorship.
- Establishes relationships with representatives from local mental health, addiction, housing, employment, justice, child welfare, and other organizations in each location that support students as needed while documenting role of each partner and their significance to the Teach for Tomorrow program.
- Establishes and coordinates an advisory group with representatives from the post-secondary institutions, the school/ school division connected to the region, along with potential representatives from local Indigenous community and/or Indigenous political regional organizations and other relevant service providers, to provide guidance on the development and implementation of the program.
- Prepares letters, communications, and information packages and communicates directly with employers, community, teachers and schools.
- Creates documents recording processes for program development in the first region developed, including program implementation documents, manuals, agreements, timelines, etc. with insights to expand to other regions.
- Prepares quarterly written progress reports to update on activities, results and outcomes to ensure program effectiveness and to improve areas of need in the ensuing year.
- University Degree in education or related field and/or equivalent experience.
- Progressive experience in education typically demonstrated through a minimum 5 years’ experience working in project coordination or program management.
- Experience in curriculum development or experience with education systems as a whole would be a decided asset.
- Familiar with Indigenous ways of knowing and being and is comfortable guiding philosophy with partners.
- Knowledge of and experience in Indigenous education and communities is essential.
- Project management experience, including managing program budgets, project planning, and the ability to assess project objectives and outcomes with minimal direction.
- Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
- Ability to multi-task and work under pressure to meet deadlines, and to manage and prioritize competing demands.
- Well-developed communication skills with a particular emphasis on excellent writing ability.
- Sound interpersonal skills with strong diplomatic skills to influence stakeholders without direct authority.
- Excellent problem solving skills, and good judgement.
- Strong skills in Microsoft Office and database systems.
- Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends and possess a willingness to travel within Canada.
- Ability to work with sensitive information with complete confidentiality.
How to Apply
This is a full-time position will be based in Indspire’s Six Nations of the Grand River Territory office or in Toronto. The salary range is competitive with a good benefit package, including pension plan. We are an Indigenous led 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: May 15, 2018
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