This is a term based position

NVIT is BC’s Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute. As a leader in Indigenous post-secondary education and a fully accredited member of BC’s post-secondary education system, we provide a comprehensive range of programs up to the degree level at our campuses in Merritt and Burnaby. NVIT also delivers programs online and in Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia. Join a growing and innovative institution committed to making a difference in Indigenous education and communities. With an institutional mission to empower learners by strengthening voice and identity through education, NVIT employees honour an atmosphere embedded in Indigenous culture and traditions while cultivating an environment founded on learner centred principles that promote student recruitment, engagement and achievement.

Job Description:

In partnership with the First Nations Technology Council, NVIT anticipates a requirement for term instructors to deliver the Foundations in Innovation and Technology program in various locations throughout BC.  The schedule for the delivery of six courses (60 hours each) within a twelve-week program will be determined in consultation with community partners.  It is projected that there will be 18 deliveries of the program over a three year period.

Opening Date for Accepting Applications: Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Resume Review: Thursday, December 31, 2020

Salray: Term Rate: $ 6,549.44 per course

Contact: Leah Garcia-Gray

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 250-378-3308

Fax: 250-378-3332

Address: NVIT, 4155 Belshaw St. Merritt, BC, V1K 1R1

The program consists of the following courses:

FITC 110     Computer Basics & Professional Practice

FITC 120    Communications Officer

FITC 130     Web Developer

FITC 140     Software Tester

FITC 150     Network Technician

FITC 160     Resource Technician

Please specify the courses that you have an interest in teaching. Course outlines can be found at

Requirements / Qualifications

Computer Basics & Professional Practice: extensive experience using MS Office suite, direct experience in an office setting preferred.


Communications Officer: comfort and familiarity using MS Office suite, experience creating promotional materials, familiarity with various social media tools & content management systems (ie. WordPress).


Web Developer: hands-on experience using HTML5, CSS3, Javascript & jQuery, familiarity with basic web design, best practices & SEO.


Software Tester: familiarity with principles & practices of quality assurance, direct experience in QA testing preferred.


Network Technician: hands-on experience in hardware & software installation, system updating, network maintenance, security best practices. CompTIA certification, or equivalent, preferred.


Resource Technician: hands-on experience using GIS mapping software, such as ArcGIS or QGIS, strong background in geospatial concepts & data management, competence with SQL queries

All applicants must:

  • demonstrated ability to work independently;
  • possess a Masters degree in related field or possess equivalent education and experience;
  • have Aboriginal community experience;
  • have post-secondary teaching experience (with Aboriginal adult learners preferred);
  • have knowledge of classroom teaching and learning practices; and
  • knowledge of Aboriginal culture

FAQ on being an Instructor


As an Indigenous centre for excellence, NVIT inspires learners to strengthen community.

NVIT gives high priority to Aboriginal candidates. All applicants should be experienced in working with Aboriginal people.