Date Classified: February 9, 2022                                                                                                 

Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC

Business Unit: Education Department                                                                                          

Reporting to: Chief Administrative Officer

The Education Department has an immediate opening for an Education Coordinator.  The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the Post-Secondary Program and working with students, post-secondary and school personnel to enable students to achieve greater success in their programs. This is a 6-month full-time position.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Maintain education files and ensure proper record keeping including data entry to the database to record student history. 
  • Submit reports to ISC (such as nominal roll and PSSR-Post Secondary Student Report), as required and requested.
  • Apply for grants/proposals to get education programs in Lax Kw’alaams and work closely with the instructor(s) and institutes.  Complete the required interim & final reports for successful grants/proposals.
  • Apply for grants/proposals for the Coast Tsimshian Academy to get additional funds for the school. Work closely with the grade 12 students as they prepare to enter post-secondary.
  • Supervise the summer student program (including applying for funds, monitoring students, completing final reports).
  • Review and complete the Nominal Roll for the Coast Tsimshian Academy.
  • Assist students with applying for bursaries/scholarships (e.g., availability list support letter, etc.).
  • Oversee the Lax Kw’alaams learning center, including staff and janitor.
  • Assemble and present student application packages to the CAO for approval.
  • Follow through on deadlines for funding applications and liaise with applicants on application progress.
  • Prepare all letters of acceptance or otherwise for funding purposes.
  • Liaise with Post-Secondary Institutions regarding student sponsorship regarding Tuition fees, books and supplies.
  • Maintain a projected and current budget/expense on programs on computerized spreadsheets.
  • Liaise between students/teachers/counselors/administrators/parents/institutions concerning sponsored students.
  • Perform other tasks within the scope of the position.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. A Bachelor’s degree in Education or a similar field is preferred.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience in a similar role; previous experience within an education setting is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Education Institutions is an asset. Ability to maintain individual files and records.
  • Experience with MS Office and working in a computerized environment.
  • Understanding Tsimshian history, culture and contemporary issues would be an asset.
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently; must be able to schedule and prioritize work.
  • Able to deal with people sensitivity, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to embodying a personal addiction-free lifestyle.
  • Valid BC drivers’ license with clean driver’s abstract.
  • Provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.
  • The successful candidate must be fully COVID vaccinated and remain in full compliance with all public health orders and Band policies throughout their employment.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Wages will be $29.16/hour. This is a Bargaining Unit position and is open to all gender.

Submission Deadline:

  • February 16, 2022
  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.
  • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the Human Resources Department: [email protected]
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