Online Instructional Designer – 8 Week Contract

Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] . This position will remain open until it is filled.

The First Nations Technology Council has an exciting opportunity for a trained and innovative Online Instructional Designer. Reporting directly to and working closely with the Manager, Curriculum, the Online Instructional Designer will have the opportunity to help create a first of its kind MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for Indigenous learners in technology and innovation in Canada.

This position is envisioned as an 8 week contract position for the development of a MOOC based on the revision of six current online modules in our Foundations in Innovation and Technology Program.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience and success in the development of MOOCs, and an interest in working in Indigneous Education to advance digital and connected technologies training for Indigneous people.

Previous experience working in Indigneous education or with Indigenous organizations or communities is considered an asset.

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

  • Revise six online modules in the Foundations in Innovative Technology to prepare them for a MOOC delivery (Massive Open Online Course)
  • Create engaging online learning activities from existing content.
  • Advise on curriculum changes required to improve the courses in an online learning environment.
  • Identify and implement tested online education learning theories, design theories, and methods.
  •  Implement Best Practices for Indigenous adult online education.


  • BA or MA degree in Online Instructional Design
  • Experience working in Indigenous Adult Education
  • Proven working experience in online instructional design and with instructional technology


This position reports directly to the Manager, Curriculum, Skills Development Division.


This position is located at the First Nations Technology Council headquarters Unit 102 – 70 Orwell Street on Squamish Nation land in North Vancouver, B.C. (The ability to work remotely will also be considered for this contract.)

We are an Indigenous organization whose mandate is to promote opportunities for Indigenous people. We encourage applications from qualified First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. We also welcome other candidates who possess a high level of cultural competence and understanding of indigenous experience, communities, and issues. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.