Learning Facilitator31 Jul 2019
Permanent Full-Time Position
We are traditional hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking people. Today, we are a strong, growing community of over 1,300 members. We live on a small portion of our traditional territory, known as the Musqueam Indian Reserve, located south of Marine Drive near the mouth of the Fraser River. The name Musqueam relates back to the River Grass, the name of the grass is məθkʷəy̓. There is a story that has been passed on from generation to generation that explains how we became known as the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) – People of the River Grass. We have always moved throughout our territory using the resources it provides for fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering. We remain distinct and our cultural practices are strong, despite the devastating impacts of residential schools, colonial laws banning our ceremonies, and other attempts to assimilate our people. Our lands and waters continue to support our cultural and economic practices while serving as a source of knowledge and memory, encoded with our teachings and laws. To learn more about Musqueam, please visit www.musqueam.bc.ca.
What we offer
Our success as a leader in a First Nations Government that is built on the traditional teachings of our people, initiative and dedication of the Musqueam Indian Band. Providing a highly engaged traditional government that is member focused.
- Competitive salary
- Comprehensive medical and dental benefits
- Flexible work schedule in a business casual environment
- Professional development and training program
- Centrally located with free parking, free onsite gym and class access, close to nature, trails at UBC and along the Fraser River, shops, restaurants and services
Musqueam Indian Band (Musqueam) is seeking a Learning Facilitator. This position will be responsible for facilitating the success of Aboriginal learners. The Learning Facilitator will establish networks of support with learners, parents and Elders to provide students with a sense of purpose, place and identity. This position also enhances, plans and provides students with direct support services.
- · Coordinate and participate in C3 (Coastal Corridor Consortium) Committee network planning with Elders, Vancouver Community College/Capilano University/Native Education College (VCC/Cap/NEC) Aboriginal Coordinators, parents and student leaders;
- Plan projects such as extra-curricular activities and social inclusion learning projects that support student learning and sense of place
- Make recommendations on Counseling Training for Learning Facilitators to enable Learning Facilitators to provide early intervention and referrals that would support the learner;
- Research and provide information on learning and career path planning, including occupational descriptions and regional labour market trends;
- Engage and recognize Aboriginal learner’s parents/caregivers contribution to learner success;
- Network with schools and communities through site visits and presentations;
- Establish Learner Recognition/Role Model motivation program for students that would inform/create awareness of learning path/career path planning and encourage student engagement;
- Work in partnership with Aboriginal Coordinators from post-secondary institutions to develop core Learning Facilitator resources, information and materials, and make recommendations on how to provide increased Aboriginal student support;
- Develop handbooks for learners and parents;
- Liaise with institutional faculty and staff to increase awareness of Committee services, share pedagogy research, and enhance teacher relations with Aboriginal learners;
- Provide statistical information which measure the progress made towards meeting the goals and objectives of the ASP;
- Make recommendations on opportunities to leverage community supports (prevention/intervention) and funding partnerships to the Education Manager;
· Performs related duties as required
Qualification and Skills
- Education: typically received through completion of a degree in Education or equivalent, or equivalent combination of education, skill, knowledge, and experience to be able to tutor and support students in math, science, social studies and English.
- Strong administrative and organizational skills.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
- Be able to work in an environment that has periods of being fast paced and deadline driven.
- Flexible to work variable hours.
- Strong computer skills.
- First Nations ancestry is an asset.
- Work is performed in an office environment and occasionally in the community
- Valid Driver’s License
- Successful Criminal Record Check
Please apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to [email protected]
and reference “Learning Facilitator” in the subject line.
Applicants of Musqueam and/or Aboriginal ancestry are encouraged to apply.
Position will remain open until filled
* We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those short-listed will be contacted.