• 10-Jan-2018 to 31-Jan-2018 (CST)
  • Heath & Community Studies
  • Saskatoon, SK, CAN
  • Permanent, Full Time

Established in 1976 the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) is a First Nation governed post-secondary institution.  Recognized under provincial legislation, the Institute has been conferred authority to grant certificates and diplomas.  SIIT welcomes over 2000 students into our urban and community programs annually as well as serving over 4800 clients through our eight Career Centres across the province.  The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies is playing a significant role in Saskatchewan's economic future.  You can contribute to that success while building your career. 

The Program Coordinator, Health & Community Studies, is responsible for coordinating and managing training initiatives with First Nation Communities & SIIT locations across Saskatchewan. The incumbent is responsible for the coordination of programs from start to finish, including administration and financial budgeting, program development, monitoring, as well as, recruitment of instructors and students, and completing evaluations. This position includes, but is not limited to, the following broad range of accountabilities:

  1. Coordination, Monitoring & Academic Administration

  • Identify, initiate, and support the coordination of various training programs for the Institute and Bands/Tribal Councils as requested
  • Coordinate work experience practicums and monitor student success in conjunction with instructors where applicable
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate the activities that attract First Nations communities to SIIT programs within the province while collaborating with various departments.
  • Ensure that existing and new classrooms and office spaces are equipped with the required resources and equipment to ensure teaching and learning opportunities are maximized, as well as, ensuring the maintenance of the site in collaboration with the facilities department or community contacts where applicable
  • Assist Instructors, when required, to ensure students adhere to SIIT's Academic policies
  • Liaise with students, instructors, stakeholders and partners to provide explanations related to academic regulations, student records, programs and calendars while adhering to privacy legislation and SIIT policy
  • Work closely with the Registrar's office on required and applicable documentation as it relates to the learner

    2. Partnering & Reporting
  • Collaborate with Bands, Tribal Councils and other agencies while strengthening linkages between SIIT and First Nations communities
  • In collaboration with the Dean, develop contracts and budgets with outside parties for programs and services
  • Develop, promote and maintain positive working relationships with Bands, Industry, Tribal Councils, FSIN, funding institutions, and other institutes and partners, in order to meet community, professional, development and educational needs

    3. People Management & Student Focus
  • Coach, train and develop employees to ensure growth and development of those individuals
  • Conduct regular reviews with direct reports; ensure adherence to SIIT policies and procedures
  • Ensure a positive, diverse, inclusive work and learning environment
  • Assist in building and leading the department through employee selection
  • Implement and monitor effective student retention strategies
  • Monitor student attendance, report as required, and implement disciplinary action as per SIIT policy
  • Work collaboratively with administration, instructors, and students to provide support services and cultural activities for students

Required Competencies: Flexible & Adaptable; Effective Communication; Relationship Building; Results Oriented; Student Focus; Coaching & Developing Others; Initiative; Team Building

Required Qualifications and Experience: A Bachelor of Science or Education degree with three to five years teaching experience is required.  Experience in program administration and coordination in the area of Health & Community studies is preferred, with the ability to develop, establish and maintain good working relationships within First Nations communities. A RN, currently registered and in good standing with the SRNA/SPNA, and familiarity with developing & monitoring curriculum are considered assets. Knowledge of First Nations cultures and organizations would also be an asset. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Incumbent must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation as travel is required.

Start Date:  February 12th, 2018             Location: Saskatoon, SK

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