The Government of Canada, First Nations and Indigenous Services Canada has established a new Regional Education Agreement (REA) framework for First Nations elementary and secondary education. This framework will identify collaborative education service delivery strategies and how the First Nation schools, students, communities and education organizations can be supported to ensure the students receive high quality, linguistically and culturally appropriate education. The Regional Education Agreement’s would allow First Nations the flexibility to distribute education funding within their region as they see fit to support the specific needs of their communities, schools and students.
Within the First Nation Education Transformation the Regional Education Agreements Coordinator will be responsible for delivering information sessions on the REA to ensure information sharing, awareness or other engagement activities are completed in support of the overall implementation of a formula-based funding approach to education on reserve. The Regional Education Agreements Coordinator will work with AKRC member First Nations to conduct research on current education funding within AKRC member First Nations.
The Regional Education Agreements Coordinator provides technical assistance and expertise to create working documents, such as business, communication and strategic plans, and to assist with planning and facilitating focus groups. In addition, the Regional Education Agreements Coordinator provides logistical support for meetings, conferences and other gatherings. The Regional Education Agreements Coordinator also assists in the development and distribution of communication and promotional materials, including conference and meeting materials, and in the development, monitoring and maintenance of online materials and information on the AKRC website and social media.
AKRC: 5-year Education Strategic Plan and Organizational Development Main Activities
- Establish discussions for education funding and/or prepare for the negotiation of Regional Education Agreements.
- Facilitate community and regional focus groups and meetings with various stakeholders and prepare related reports.
- Develop and maintain a database for AKRC member First Nation contacts and external agencies.
- Coordinate activities and meetings related to implementation of Regional Education Agreements.
- Prepare reports as directed.
- Organize and maintain paper and electronic filing systems.
- Develop a communication plan to support the implementation of the AKRC member First Nation Regional Education Agreements Education initiatives.
- Develop and maintain a cooperative working relationship with AKRC staff members and organizations, AKRC Member First Nations and other external agencies and organizations.
- Assist with development and distribution of AKRC Education information and promotional materials.
- Maintain positive contacts and linkages with member First Nations and Anishinaabeg organizations as well as non-Anishinaabeg organizations, schools and government offices.
- Prepare correspondences and assist in the preparation and distribution of reports as required.
- Contact member First Nations and external organizations and individuals as directed.
- Prepare meeting correspondence and meeting packages.
- Record, transcribe and/or prepare and copy minutes of meetings.
- Perform other related duties as required
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:
- Degree or diploma in Education, Business Administration, Communications or other related discipline, and 3 years experience in administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Computer literate in the use of a variety of office software
- File management systems, both paper and electronic.
- Confidentiality requirements within an office environment.
- Use of social media (eg. Facebook) and online platforms for communication and collaboration.
- Coordination of meetings and conferences.
- Facilitation of meetings and focus groups.
- Presentation skills, including oral presentations
- Effective communication skills, both written and oral.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Note taking skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Conflict resolution skills.
- A valid driver’s license.
- Maintain strict confidentiality.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Organized and able to multi-task.
- Punctual with excellent time management skills.
- Ability to travel extensively to remote/isolate communities.
- Ability to work well with people from a variety for different backgrounds (students, the general public, school staff, education staff and management).
- Must be able to drive on winter ice roads to access remote communities.
- Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s license in good standing.
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check.
- Standard First Aid, CPR Level C, and automated External Defibrillator (AED) certifications.
- Must provide proof of COVID vaccination.
Salary and hours of work to commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please submit a cover letter, resume, three references (one from last/previous employer) along with a CRC.