Employment Opportunity - Post Secondary Program Coordinator at Oshki in Thunder Bay


Post Secondary Program Coordinator

Native Early Childhood Education Program (NECE) Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education & Training Institute, established by Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), provides post-secondary education and training programs.  We offer choice, accessibility, flexibility, opportunities and support services for our students.  The Institute currently has accredited program offerings in such areas as Business, Social Services, Pre-Health Sciences, Early Childhood Education and Academic Upgrading.  We are looking for a highly energetic and dynamic individual for the position of Post Secondary Program Coordinator for the Native Early Childhood Education Program.  The successful candidate will have an exciting opportunity and responsibility in helping meet the needs of our students and increasing their educational growth and success. Some of the responsibilities include daily monitoring of student progress, addressing student advocacy issues such as funding applications, registration process, and administrative functions in ensuring student success.  Additionally, the PSPC will work closely with our partner Cambrian College and all faculty members in the delivery of this intensive Program.   Travelling to the NAN communities is required in order to provide student support, instruction evaluation, consultation with local education authorities and program promotion.    


  • Possess at a minimum an undergraduate degree or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience. 
  • Preference will be given to those who have education/employment experience in Early Childhood Education.   
  • Consult with the Program & Student Services Coordinator on all aspects of program operations, including student services, program development and delivery.  
  • Understanding of distance education delivery, academic program development and scheduling.     
  • Knowledge of college practices in regards to registration, admissions, submission of marks etc.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and respond to multitasked actions.     
  • Ability to teach in the program when required.        
  • Ability to liaise with college personnel, funders and First Nation political organizations.        
  • Knowledge of research and proposal development.         
  • Possess excellent evaluation, analytical and communication skills.       
  • Possess excellent verbal communication strategies and problem solving capabilities.     
  • Fluency in Oji-Cree, Ojibwe or Cree would be an asset.  

If you are able, willing and confident that you can help increase the educational success of the people in Nishnawbe Aski Nation, we invite to submit your letter of interest and a resume, with three references, to: Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education & Training Institute106 Centennial Square, 3rd FloorThunder Bay, ON  P7E 1H3Phone:  (807) 626-1880Fax:  (807) 622-1818Email:  info@oshki.caClosing date: Wednesday, October 21,  2009 at 5:00 pm  While we appreciate all applications for this position, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.