We are excited to be recruiting for a Director, Strategic Projects! The Oẏateki Partnership brings together three leading institutions to foster system change in service of Saskatchewan Indigenous youth.
The Oẏateki Partnership is a unique collaboration designed to transform the education and employment systems in Saskatchewan in service of Indigenous young people. Over the next five years, this bold initiative will support 32,000 First Nations and Metis youth: on their path to post-secondary education, throughout their education and training, and as they transition to meaningful employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.
The Director, Strategic Projects is accountable for planning, overseeing, promoting and implementing a large-scale, strategic multi-year project specific to the Oẏateki partnership agreement which involves key post-secondary education institutions in Saskatchewan. The Director, Strategic Projects will lead a large-scale project over a five-year period and is intended to facilitate dynamic systemic and structural change that supports Indigenous student recruitment, retention, and student success. As an employee of SIIT, the Director, Strategic Projects will positively promote and create an environment that demonstrates SIIT's vision, mission and mandate, and support and be in alignment with the vision, mission and values of Oẏateki partnership organizations Gabriel Dumont Institute and University of Saskatchewan.
The Director, Strategic Projects will successfully drive, facilitate, evaluate, and report all aspects of the Oẏateki project delivery including defining project scope, specifying deliverables, estimating project duration, effort and cost, managing project budget, creating detailed project plans, schedules and managing change requests. This Director will act as the primary liaison between all team members assigned to a project. The Director is accountable to lead, train and maximize the team's effectiveness and performance to ensure the highest quality of services and timeliness of goals, outcomes and deliverables, in addition to guiding their daily work.
Posting will remain open until the position has been filled.
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Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) is a First Nations-governed educational institution, one of only four credit-granting post-secondary institutions in the province- and the only credit granting Indigenous institution. SIIT provides adult learners with academic, vocational and technical training as well as services and supports for employment and career growth. Indigenous learners are at the core of SIIT, representing over 90% of the student body.
SIIT’s Strategic Plan sets out a bold Vision: “Through student-focused, market-relevant programs and services in an Indigenous learning environment, we create work-ready achievers and role models who appreciate the value of learning now and in the future”.
In all things, SIIT is committed to maintaining a First Nations focus and is dedicated to ongoing collaboration with First Nations stakeholders and communities to implement learner-focused strategies. SIIT recognizes a broad array of stakeholders that includes students, job seekers, graduates, instructors, educators, training partners, employers, Elders, First Nations leaders and communities, SIIT staff, management and board.
Established in 1976 as the Saskatchewan Indian Community College, SIIT was created in response to the need for quality post-secondary education for Indigenous people in an environment that promotes traditional ways and supports success. SIIT originally delivered adult academic upgrading and later branched into post-secondary programs.
With increases in funding, SIIT expanded its base of satellite colleges and added fully certified occupational courses and curriculum to its program offerings. In 1985, the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) passed an Act respecting the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies. In 2000, the Province of Saskatchewan conferred SIIT the authority to grant certificates, diplomas and credits by passing the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies Act- making SIIT the only credit-granting Indigenous institution in the Province.
SIIT continues to expand its provincial impact and now encompasses a network of three principal campus sites, nine strategically located career and trades training centres, two mobile job connection units, and over 35 community learning sites.
SIIT maintains focus on advancement of post-secondary education, adult education and skill development for all First Nation peoples through multiple pathways that support student success. One of SIIT’s key strategies is to enter into partnerships to ensure growth, innovation, and opportunity for Indigenous people.
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