Instructor, Early Childhood

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Closing date: Jun 19, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: Aurora College

Job Code: 15606

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

Aurora College is focused on student success and is committed to supporting the development of our Northern society through excellence in education, training and research that is culturally sensitive and responsive to the people we serve.

Job Information

The instructor, Early Childhood is responsible for the planning, organization, instruction, delivery and evaluation of educational programming for adults. The incumbent is responsible for instructing courses related to Early Childhood, evaluating the courses, supervising students in field placements, and recommending changes/improvements as required. The incumbent may also be required to teach in other programs in the School of Education such as the Aboriginal Language and Cultural Instructor Program and Bachelor of Education Program in addition to courses in other programs such as Development Studies. The incumbent manages and maintains a learning environment which is conducive to providing the highest quality of education possible within their area of specialization.

Reporting to the Program Head, School of Education, the Instructor will be required to instruct in a variety of programs, and must be devoted to developing and delivering of adult students within communities of the Northwest Territories. The incumbent conducts needs assessment and develops, delivers and evaluates programming to meet those needs. The incumbent is seen as a representative of the College within the community and therefore plays a critical role in creating and promoting a positive image for the College.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Detailed theoretical and practical understanding of specific subject matter of instruction
  • Ability to research and update course materials and delivery methods to maintain current programs
  • Knowledge of adult education, theory, program design, development, management, delivery and evaluation
  • Knowledge of adult instructional methods, program/project development and management, needs assessment and curriculum development
  • Knowledge of education issues in the NWT and challenges that adult students face in NWT communities
  • Knowledge of all applicable laws, acts, regulations, rules, policies, guidelines, requirements, and codes in specific subject matter of instruction
  • Knowledge of computer programs such as: word processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail and Internet programs
  • Knowledge of northern culture, cross cultural processes, and politics
  • Ability to conduct basic academic counseling and provide life skill coaching
  • Knowledge of the organization and structure of the College and the relationships between the College and various partners in the communities and across the Territories
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated human resource and team building skills
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Proven skills in budgeting and anticipation of long-term needs and requirements of the program
  • Ability to be involved in progressive, relevant, and ongoing, professional development activities as these activities are a required part of the profile of an instructor
  • Proven ability to be adaptable and flexible in teaching approach

Typically attained by:

  • A graduate degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Studies or Education (Early Years/Primary focus)
  • 3 years of experience in Early Childhood Education including diversity, children with special needs, and working with Aboriginal communities
  • 2 years of teaching adults in a community college and/or university
  • A bona fide requirement of the job is the completion of six weeks of full time coursework in adult education within the first two years of employment and completion of a certificate in Adult Education within five years of hire

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Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #15606         

Closing Date: June 19, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.02 per hour to $58.53 per hour (approximately $95,589 - $114,134).

Term Position

This job opening is for a 2 Year Term