Student Support Program Coordinator
This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Manager, Student Support; the Student Support Program Coordinator is guided by, and fulfills, the mandate defined through the inclusive education requirements of the Nunavut Education Act. This mandate is to provide a high-quality bilingual education to every student which meets their individual learning strengths and needs, and is culturally relevant and based on a foundation of Inuit Societal Values and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. As such, the Student Support Program Coordinator develops and delivers high-quality students supports which are designed to account for the requirements of and successfully supports the needs of inclusive education. The objective of these supports is to contribute to improved student achievement levels and increased student and parent satisfaction with the programs offered by Nunavut school, inclusive of home schools.
The Student Support Program Coordinator is responsible for the ongoing implementation of inclusive education in Nunavut, and ensuring the implementation is consistent and effective. This position will collaborate with Resources Services in the design and development of culturally relevant and accessible resources and materials, following the development pathway in place in the Student Support Service. The incumbent will provide professional advice to ensure that the Student information system or other systems as developed collects monitor and report on student support data using forms and tools that are appropriate for Nunavut. Informing the Manager, Student Support and others as appropriate of issues that require their attention and responding to requests for inform from the Manager, Student Support when needed is a responsibility of this position. The Coordinator will be required to contribute to the development of proposals for third party funding to support projects, and will be expected to participate in inter-jurisdictional committees, and working groups as assigned.
Knowledge of educational theory and recent research around inclusive education, special needs, learning and brain theory, language acquisition and child development is required to be successful in this position. Knowledge of relevant legislation and management theory and practices along with and understanding of Nunavut’s requirements of homeschooling is required. The incumbent must be able to manage change and assist individuals to manage change in their schools and classrooms. Strong communication skills both written and oral, as well as good computer skills are essential for this position. The incumbent should be able to work within a team and also be able to demonstrate leadership when needed. Strong organizational and time management skills, along with effective problem solving skills and the ability to be innovative are required for this position. The ability to design workshops and facilitate them, involving project management, which will include budget management are essential skills to this role.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Degree in Education, along with three (3) years of experience working at any level within a school system where the incumbent acquired experience providing or coordinating student support and/or developing and delivering programs to benefit students or improve staff skills and knowledge.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.