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Early Learning Coordinator

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ANISHINABEK NATION

“To give a voice to the vision of the Anishinabek Nation and to preserve

 Anishinaabe Bimaadziwin while advancing our goal of Nationhood.”

Employment Opportunity

EARLY LEARNING COORDINATOR

LOCATION: Nipissing First Nation Head Office/Fort William First Nation Satellite Office/Munsee Delaware First

Nation Satellite Office/ Curve Lake First Nation Satellite Office or Other

Full Time Position with Benefits

 (after successfully completing 3 months of employment)

Salary Range: $60,032 – $68,036

The Early Learning Coordinator is responsible for leading the Early Years portfolio for the Anishinabek Nation. The Early Learning Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Labour Market Development Department (LMDD) in the ongoing development and implementation of work plans associated with the Anishinabek Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Initiatives. The Early Learning Coordinator works within an interdisciplinary team including external partners, such as: First Nations, Political Territorial Organizations, businesses, and federal and provincial representatives. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, experienced program coordinator with a background in First Nation Early Learning.  The Early Learning Coordinator will report directly to the Director of the Labour Market Development Department.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Degree or diploma in Early Childhood Education or related field with a preference from an Indigenous stream;
Knowledge of Anishinabek Nation First Nations and LMDD Activities;
Working knowledge of the Child Care and Early Years Act and the Indigenous Early Learning and Childcare Framework;
Experience working collaboratively with First Nation communities and partners;
Proficient in MS Office computer software programs;
Experience managing financial budgets or a willingness to learn;
Ability to understand and speak Anishinaabemowin or willingness to learn is an asset; and
Valid Ontario driver’s license and be insurable.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

Strong financial, analytical, problem solving and planning skills;
Professionalism and sensitivity in dealing with confidential information;
Skilled in writing reports and business proposals;
Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and complete reporting requirements;
Ability to work independently, as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team;
Strong work ethic, detail oriented with excellent interpersonal, leadership and problem-solving skills; and
Exhibit professional attitudes and

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide professional direction and guidance to communities who host early years and child care programs;
Consult with communities and coordinate the direction of the IELCC Early Years Framework;
Lead the planning, coordination and implementation of high quality early years and child care programming;
Conduct research, write research and other reports and share wise practices with Anishinabek Nation communities;
Support the implementing of IELCC Early Years Framework in communities with particular attention to supporting Anishinabek culture, tradition and languages;
Responsible for meeting with communities and supporting community early years work plans and programming;
Assesses, reviews and manages program financial matters;
Create and deliver presentations to communities, partners and leadership;
Attend meetings (in-person and virtually) throughout the Anishinabek Nation territory; and
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Labour Market Development.

APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

Cover Letter;
Resume;
Three employment references;
Identify whether the applicant has been previously employed by the Anishinabek Nation (formerly Union of Ontario Indians). Note that the organization will conduct a reference check with the previous employee’s immediate supervisor;
Identify whether the applicant is a member of one of the 39 Anishinabek First Nations. Qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry will be given preference in accordance with s. 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act“; and
The Anishinabek Nation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring process.

Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2023.

Applications are to be submitted to:

Glenda St. Amour, Director of Corporate Services

By:

Fax: (705) 497-9135 | Email: glenda.st-amour@anishinabek.ca

For inquiries regarding this position, please contact:

Polly Bobiwash, Director of Labour Market Development Department

polly.bobiwash@anishinabek.ca

Miigwech to all applicants for their interest, however, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

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