Reporting to the Manager, Indigenous Education, the Indigenous Education Specialist plays a critical role in reviewing, decolonizing, and Indigenizing technology curriculum in Technology Council skills programs. This highly specialized position requires a curriculum developer well-versed in Indigenous paradigms and perspectives who is knowledgeable of best practices in Indigenous Adult Education and learning theory.
The Indigenous Education Specialist will also need to be able to understand and synthesize complex technology skills training to translate it into our customized curriculum and student outcomes. As such, a high degree of tech literacy and interest in emerging technologies is required.
This role will also require an educational professional who both understands and practices safe cultural communication, is agile and generous in their thinking, and allows for a diversity of perspectives across the Indigenous technology landscape. The ability to work well and respectfully with others is a must, as is the ability to negotiate often complex social and cultural issues where there are divergent perspectives
As a member of the Indigenous Innovation and Technology Development Division, the Indigenous Education Specialist will also support a variety of Institute initiatives to provide an Indigenous lens to programs and procedures.
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
Skills and Abilities
How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. This position will remain open until it is filled.
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.