Instructor

Indigenous Institute of Innovation · North Vancouver, British Columbia
Department Indigenous Institute of Innovation
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $65,000 – $72,000 

The First Nations Technology Council is seeking an engaging Indigenous Instructor to deliver our Foundations pathway to Network Technician training program.  Instructors are key ambassadors of the First Nation’s Technology Council, and the emerging Indigenous Innovation Institute. As Indigenous role models, they are the most likely to dispel stereotypes, generate deep awareness of pathways to STEM careers, inspire future generations to enter the field of technology, and equip people currently upskilling and reskilling to be effective leaders within industry. As such, instructors must demonstrate a growth-mindset, heart-centered people leadership, and have an employable technology skill they can offer the community. Ideally our instructors are generalists with 1 area of expertise, so that they can offer both introductory level experiences to a wide range of learners, as well as specialized training to a more niche group of people. As the Indigenous Innovation Institute is digital by design, Instructors must demonstrate confidence when teaching both on the land and online.  

 

About the First Nations Technology Council 

The First Nations Technology Council is an Indigenous-led organization that serves all 203 First Nations communities across British Columbia, working to ensure that Indigenous peoples have full and equitable access to the tools, training and support to maximize the opportunities presented by technology and innovation. The Technology Council sees the strengthening of local Indigenous economies and the  

empowering of Indigenous innovators as contributing to Indigenous self-determination and nationhood. 


About the Role 

 

Primary Responsibilities:  

  • Delivers courses, workshops, and office hours in accordance with cultural safety, Indigenous education pedagogy, and adult andragogy, First People’s Principals of Learning, and the Basic Principals of Universal Design 
  • Works with Leadership to ensure programs are modular in design and customized for each community 
  • Supports recruitment initiatives and activities to attract prospective students 
  • Works with the team to ensure student success plans are active and effective 
  • As needed, and funds are available, ensures students have access to tutors and teaching assistants 
  • Ensures all students are receiving timely and specific feedback to support their continued growth, including marking assignments and capstone projects and providing this feedback within 1 week of course completion 
  • Provides feedback to Leadership on how to adapt and extend learning opportunities for learners to keep pace with industry needs, and actively provides this support to current learners 
  • Identifies emerging trends and new tools to support highly-engaging online education 
  • Actively ensures all measurement and evaluation tactics are being utilized in order to support continuous program development and to report success to Technology Council stakeholders, including quarterly reports to funders. 

 

Skills and Abilities 

  • Demonstrates leadership aligned with Technology Council brand and core values. 
  • Demonstrates wise practices in Indigenous education pedagogy and adult andragogy 
  • Awareness and experience with online course production and delivery 
  • Understanding of how to build marketing and communications tools to promote learning opportunities 
  • Training and experience with trauma-informed practices; First Nations Principles of Learning;  and universal design for learning 
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical abilities, and crisis management 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an emphasis on providing coaching and feedback that promotes continuous learning 
  • Strong public speaking and presentation abilities. 
  • Interest and ability to learn learning management systems, Slack, Monday, Dropbox, Google Workspace, and other online tools 

 

Requirements 

  • Minimum Bachelor of Education, Science, Engineering degree, or equivalent 
  • CISCO Academy IT Essentials Instructor Certification, or willingness to learn 
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of network technician skills, and/or skills related to laying broadband cables and developing ISP infrastructure 
  • Minimum 1+ years of adult education experience, with preference for those who have taught online and within Indigenous learning communities 
  • Lived experience as an Indigenous person  
  • Ability to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Core Values 

The First Nations Technology Council holds the following core values, which all employees are expected to honour, demonstrate and deepen through individual practice and team development: trust, humility, community, spirit, innovation for 7 generations, listening, resilience, indigenous wisdom, and heart.  

 

Supervision 

This position will be joining the Indigenous Innovation Institute Team.  

 

Location 

In alignment with public health directives and best practices, this position will be remote during the COVID-19 pandemic. The successful candidate must be willing and equipped to teach from a home office/classroom. Following the pandemic, the instructor must be willing and available to work both remotely and travel out to community. First Nations Technology Council Headquarters is located at Unit 102 – 70 Orwell Street on Squamish Nation land in North Vancouver, B.C.   

 

How to Apply 

Upload your resume combined with a cover letter by 11:59PM on September 8, 2021.

This position will remain open until it is filled.  

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  • Location
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Department
    Indigenous Institute of Innovation
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    $65,000 – $72,000