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. This position will positively promote and create an environment that demonstrates SIIT's vision, mission, and mandate.
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.
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 Associate 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 will be required to travel to assigned program locations or other approved work sites in accordance with the duties and responsibilities of the role. This position includes the following broad range of accountabilities:
Coordination, Monitoring & Academic Administration
Partnering & Reporting
People Management & Leadership
Required Qualifications and Experience: A Journeyperson certification or a related degree is required, along with three to six years of related experience, coupled with work experience in a trade or technician role. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Experience working with MS Office including Word, Access, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook is required. Experience working in post-secondary education is an asset, as well as project management training and/or experience. Knowledge of First Nations cultures and organizations would be an asset. Incumbent must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation as travel is required. An ability to drive pulling a trailer is also essential.
As this position is considered safety sensitive, the incumbent will be subject to testing as per SIIT's Alcohol and Substances policy.
Required Competencies: Flexible and Adaptable, Leadership Communication, Relationship Building, Results Oriented, Student Focus, Coaching and Developing Others, Initiative, Planning and Goal Setting.
Length of Term: One year term
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.
For more information about SIIT, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org