Early Childhood Education Recruitment and Retention Specialist – Metis Nation British Columbia

13 July 2023

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Métis Nation British Columbia

Early Childhood Education Recruitment and Retention Specialist

#23-087
Ministry of Education

Position: Permanent Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)
Location: Remote
Closes: July 24, 2023
Classification: Coordinator 2                  
Salary Range: $63,000 – $75,000

ABOUT MÉTIS NATION BRITISH COLUMBIA:
Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) develops and enhances opportunities for our Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services. Through teamwork, respect, dedication, accountability, integrity, and professionalism, MNBC strives to build a proud, self-governing, sustainable Nation  in recognition  of inherent rights for our Métis citizens, assisting in the delivery of services based on policy, process, and specified regulations.

MNBC’s KAA-WIICHIHITOYAAHK (We take care of each other) Initiatives offers employees a competitive total compensation package including:

  • comprehensive group benefit package or health-care spending account and enrollment in the Municipal Pension Plan
  • 15 paid days per year for statutory and
  • cultural days (Indigenous Peoples Day, Truth and Reconciliation Day, & Louis Riel Day)
  • carpool, parking & public transit subsidies (Provincial Office only)
  • educational spending account and professional development allowances to provide annual funding to continue lifelong learning and skills upgrade.
  • remote workplace supports.
  • internal advancement & redeployment opportunities

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Reporting to the Manager of Early Learning and Child Care Training and Development, the primary objective of the Early Childhood Education Recruitment and Retention Specialist is to oversee the day-to-day operations of recruiting, training, and retaining early childhood educators. The role will support the Early Learning and Child Care Training and Development Manager, and MNBC’s mandate and vision of Early Learning and Child Care programming, initiatives, and services for Métis families across the province.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the development and delivery of early childhood education training programs, initiatives, and projects within the Ministry of Education’s mandate, MNBC policies, and funding contract outcomes.
  • Develop a Métis Early Childhood Education Recruitment and Retention Strategy and increase the number of qualified Métis early childhood educators in BC employed in early childhood education.
  • Conduct community outreach with early childhood educators to determine the immediate and long-term needs of the recruitment and retention of the childcare sector.
  • Design a Métis Early Childhood Education Community of Practice that creates opportunities for early childhood educators.
  • Collaborate with the Ministry of Education to develop and deliver Métis focused early childhood education to students in partnership with post-secondary institutions.
  • Network and maintain an effective working relationship with Métis Chartered Communities and create capacity in communities for early childhood education.
  • Develop innovative materials for MNBC related to early childhood education, including policies, practice guidelines and procedures, as well as training materials and curriculum.
  • Provide timely feedback and analysis, using a Métis-specific lens, to the Métis Early Years Manager on programming, policy development, ministry innovations, documents, and reports.
  • With strong teaching skills, you will be a strong and effective communicator, both verbally and in writing, with the ability to inspire respect, trust, and confidence.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in the early years’ field or public-school system.
  • Previous education and/or experience working with children (birth to 8 years) and families.
  • Previous instructional experience in a post-secondary environment and course work in adult education, with evidence of student-centered teaching excellence, is preferred.
  • Combination of relevant experience, education, and training will be considered.
  • Knowledge and/or awareness of the historical and contemporary contributions made by Métis people in B.C.
  • Previous experience working in an Indigenous Community, with strong knowledge of Métis culture and history, is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to lead, problem solve, and utilize team-building skills.
  • Proven ability to utilize strong interpersonal skills to deal with others effectively.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision.
  • Proven ability to utilize, adapt and embrace new technologies, including Word, Excel and other database/software required by the role.

OTHER COMMENTS

  • Other duties may be assigned as needed to help ensure the efficient operation of MNBC.
  • There will be a need to attend meetings and events which may require work and travel outside of normal business hours.
  • Ability to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

 
The above requirements are what MNBC is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change based on needs.  

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nation, Métis or Inuit). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT CANDIDATES MUST APPLY using “ECE Recruitment and Retention Specialist – #23-087” in the subject line of the email. Please send your resume and cover letter to:
 
Chantelle Colthorp
Early Learning and Child Care Training and Development Manager – Ministry of Education
Métis Nation British Columbia
Email: ccolthorp@mnbc.ca