Nov 23, 2022

Program Coordinator, Post Secondary

  • SIIT Employment
  • Regina, SK, Canada
Term Education

Job Description

Established in 1976 the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) is a First Nation governed post-secondary institution. Recognized under provincial legislation, the Institute has been conferred authority to grant certificates and diplomas. SIIT welcomes over 2400 students into our urban and community programs annually as well as serving over 6000 clients through our nine Career Centres across the province. The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies is playing a significant role in Saskatchewan's economic future. You can contribute to that success while building your career.

Nature and Scope

The Program Coordinator is accountable for the coordination and administration of quality adult programs and services for First Nations Learners. As an employee of SIIT, positively promote and create an environment that demonstrates SIIT's vision, mission and mandate.

General Accountability

The Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and managing the training initiatives with First Nation Communities and SIIT locations across Saskatchewan. The incumbent is responsible for the coordination of programs from start to finish, including administration and financial budgeting, program development, monitoring, as well as, recruitment and management of instructors and students, and completing evaluations.

 Specific Accountabilities

The Program Coordinator will serve as a resource assisting communities and the Institute to develop short and long term plans for programming development that is based on current best practices, reflecting industry standards and encompasses First Nations values, traditions and practices. This position is required to seek out new program opportunities, as well as, in collaboration with the Dean, identify the need to modify current programs and services in order to meet the needs of the learners, clients, and communities to further the education and training of clients/learners. This position includes the following broad range of accountabilities:

 Coordination, Monitoring & Academic Administration

  • Identify, initiate, and support the coordination of various training programs for the Institute and Bands/Tribal Councils as requested
  • Coordinate work experience practicums and monitor student success in conjunction with instructors where applicable
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate the activities that attract First Nations communities to SIIT programs within the province while collaborating with various departments.
  • Assist in the monitoring of various training programs for Bands/Tribal Councils as requested
  • Ensure the training program meets the needs of the Band/Tribal Councils and stakeholders where applicable
  • Initiate and coordinate program information and applicable forms
  • Facilitate student testing as it relates to the program requirements

Partnering & Reporting

  • Collaborate with Bands, Tribal Councils and other agencies while strengthening linkages between SIIT and First Nations communities
  • Work collaboratively with SIIT Registrar to ensure all learners are registered and credits are accumulated as applicable
  • Investigate and report on potential external relationships and opportunities including partnerships that could benefit the department

 Resource Allocation

  • Develop and monitor budgets for all programs as requested
  • Ensure sufficient resources are available to deliver the training
  • Ensure resources are allocated in accordance with the financial planning and operating budget

 People Management & Leadership

  • Coach, train and develop employees to ensure growth and development of those individuals
  • Conduct regular reviews with direct reports; ensure adherence to SIIT policies and procedures
  • Adhere to and promote academic regulations and SIIT policies and procedures
  • Foster a positive, collaborative and professional working relationship among students, coworkers and partners across the Institute

 Student Focus

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with students
  • Implement and monitor effective student retention strategies
  • Develop and maintain respectful relations through the use of problem solving and constructive resolution of student issues
  • Ensure a positive, diverse and inclusive work and learning environment for all students

 Required Qualifications and Experience

A Bachelor of Education or Science degree with three to six years teaching experience is required. Experience in program administration and coordination in the area of Health & Community studies is preferred, with the ability to develop, establish and maintain good working relationships within First Nations communities. Knowledge of First Nations cultures and organizations would also be an asset. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Incumbent must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation as travel is required.

As this position is considered safety sensitive, the incumbent will be subject to testing as per SIIT's Alcohol and Substances policy.

Required Competencies: In addition to education and years of experience, the following performance competencies are considered essential for this position. Flexible and Adaptable, Leadership Communication, Relationship Building, Results Oriented, Student Focus, Coaching and Developing Others, Initiative, Planning and Goal Setting.