Thank you to those who applied for this position. The competition is now closed. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted the week of June 11, 2018l
Professional Development (PD) Coordinator (80% position)
Job: The successful candidate will report for work four (4) days a week (80%). Every three years, the position becomes full-time at five (5) days per week (100%) in order prepare for the Educators Conference (next conference will be March, 2021).
Salary and benefits: A competitive salary, a full range of benefits and an attractive summer vacation package are included. Professional Development will be provided as part of the position as well.
Term: Indeterminate Position
Application Deadline: June 5, 2018 at 5:00 pm Mountain,
Short listed applicants will be contacted for interviews to take place later in June.
Only applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted.
Start date: August 20, 2018
Submit applications via email to email@example.com. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Resume must include educational qualifications, professional experience and contact details for at least three (3) professional references, one of which must be from the most recent supervisor.
Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association (NWTTA) Background Information
The NWTTA is a professional organization of 800+ educators, from three distinct bargaining units (Government of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife Catholic Schools and Yellowknife School District No. 1), who work with the Northwest Territories’ publicly funded school system. The Central Professional Development Committee (CPDC) is a committee composed of two NWTTA-appointed representatives and two GNWT-appointed representatives. The CPDC oversees the work of the PD Coordinator. The PD Coordinator will be directly supervised by the NWTTA Executive Director.
The PD Coordinator is the main contact for teachers looking to improve their professional knowledge through training and coursework.
The PD Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and regulating the GNWT NWTTA Professional Development Fund initiatives according to the provisions outlined in Article 16 of the current Collective Agreement.
The role of the Professional Development Coordinator will include but not be limited to the following responsibilities:
- Coordinating CPDC meetings
- Coordinating information to members and the CPDC on the GNWT Professional Development Fund
- Acting as Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) Professional Development representative and contact for NWTTA
- Responding to Professional Development inquiries
- Maintaining and distributing current conference listings
- Contributing regularly to NWTTA newsletter
- Approving applications and PD reimbursements for Distance Education Credit, Summer Credit, Summer Non-Credit courses, Indigenous Language Funding and Educational Leadership Program funding subject to the approved budget
- Distribution of information for Project Overseas
- Implementing the selection process for Education Leave initiative
- Preparing Education Leave documents - initial offers, contracts, pay adjustments letters, removal arrangements etc.
- Acting Lead for NWT Educators’ Conference Planning Committee
- Ensuring the yearly audit takes place
- Working with each Regional Professional Development Committee to track approvals, reimbursements and regional trends
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Through a combination of training, expertise and/or qualifications, the Professional Development Coordinator will have:
- English oral and written skills of the highest order
- High degree of organizational skills
- Ability to work with people in a tactful and effective manner
- Time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
- Ability to become fluent with the collective agreement between the Government of the Northwest Territories and the NWTTA, as well as the policies and procedures of the CPDC
- Thorough understanding of annual budgets and ability to understand financial reporting
- Knowledge and experience with education systems
- Understanding of roles and responsibilities of teachers and principals
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: An Education Degree, Eligibility for a NWT Teachers’ certificate and at least five (5) years experience as a teacher. Equivalencies will be considered.