Reports to: Director, Education
Location: Any Nunavut community
Salary: $90-110,000, depending on experience
Eligibility: Restricted to current Nunavut residents
Closing Date: July 10th 2021
Pinnguaq Association is a not-for-profit organization that incorporates STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) into unique learning applications that promote storytelling, health, wellness and growth with rural, remote and Indigenous communities. We embrace diversity and collaborate to create opportunities for community-based connectivity, equity and sustainability.
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We are seeking a Curriculum Developer, living in Nunavut, who is highly motivated to address inequity and innovation in STEAM learning, an engaging presenter, and committed to using their educational backgrounds to connect with school-aged children and youth and adult learners.
Specifically we are looking for a team member who is knowledgeable of the context of education in Nunavut. For example, we are looking for someone who is familiar with approaches and guiding resources such as the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Curriculum Framework for Nunavut Schools and Inuuqatigiit: Curriculum from the Inuit Perspective.
In this role the curriculum developer will support the curation, development and coordination of new curriculum. They will work on the revision of existing content and work in collaboration with other staff on new and innovative approaches to teaching and learning through a Nunavut-specific lens.
The curriculum developer will also support the planning and delivery of programming including essential digital skills for adults in Nunavut communities.
What Does Success Look Like
- Application of experience like teaching in Nunavut schools, studying at the Nunavut Teacher Education Program or similar Nunavut-based teaching and learning experience in new contexts;
- Application of Nunavut-based teachings; including Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Curriculum Framework for Nunavut Schools and Inuuqatigiit: Curriculum from the Inuit Perspective into curriculum development.;
- Making connections between community needs, development of learning materials and delivery of training is an important element of success in this position;
- Being open-minded, willing to try new things and learn new skills related to technology and digital tools and being open to receiving support and training in these areas to do innovative work.
- The development of new courses and the revisions and re-tooling of current courses (mainly curriculum focused on digital tech or STEAM-related content);
- Work collaboratively and supportively within a variety of teams;
- Organize and conduct consultations on Nunavut perspectives and knowledge systems in course content and decolonizing pedagogical practices;
- Research for new courses;
- Consult with Pinnguaq delivery staff, teachers, and partners to develop workshops, webinars, speakers/facilitators, and logistics coordinate all necessary details;
- Assist in outreach, coordination and delivery of workshops.
Attributes and Qualifications
Equal consideration will be given to non-academic skills and experiences of candidates.
- Post-secondary studies in education or a related field (or equivalent qualification demonstrated outside of the academic context) with a Nunavut focus;
- Experience in curriculum development and learning experiences;
- Able to work remotely, with a team and independently, and meet content due dates;
- Interest in developing both school-aged/youth and adult education curriculum content.
Working Knowledge of
- Google Workspace (or willing to learn);
- Understanding of Indigenous pedagogies;
- Instructional design experience is an asset.
Must be able to provide a Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable sector screening (please inform the recruiter should this be a barrier).
Interested candidates please send and resume to our Director of Human Resources at email@example.com. Written and/or orally-recorded covering letters are welcome.
Pinnguaq Association is strongly committed to fostering diversity within the communities we serve. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, women, visible minorities, persons’ with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Pinnguaq Association is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. Please inform us should accommodation be required at any point in the recruitment process.