Please read the posting and application information carefully. Applications without the required documents will not be considered.

Temporary, Full Time

Dates: ASAP to August 31, 2019

This position works closely with the Indigenous Upgrading Program’s (IUP) curriculum committee to provide technical writing support in the process of developing course materials. The incumbent works with the Director and the Indigenous Curriculum Consultant at Indigenous Education and Services, and faculty members of the curriculum committee to support them in developing course packets and student assessment materials, freeing Indigenous Education and Services staff to focus on the program and advise on the development process and curriculum content.

The SSHRC funded, IUP offers a course for students who are not currently eligible for post-secondary education, to complete their high school requirements and prepare for a successful transition to Langara College, while learning within an Indigenous-focused curriculum. Courses are based on-site at the Musqueam First Nation reserve and are developed and taught from an Indigenous cultural perspective.

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Education & Experience:

  • Successful completion of a two (2) year diploma program or Associate Degree (degree preferred) from a recognized post-secondary      institution in a relevant field such as technical writing, curriculum design, journalism, English or communications.
  • Minimum two (2) years of recent related experience in technical writing, curriculum development or training materials development in a      position requiring strong writing/editing skills.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous peoples, cultures and protocols locally, provincially and nationally.
  • Working knowledge of current and emerging issues with Indigenous  student services and/or support.
  • Experience working closely with British Columbia Indigenous communities / organizations, would be considered an asset.
  • Previous experience in editing and proofreading, demonstrating a strong command of grammar, mechanics and terminology.
  • Knowledge and awareness of current issues facing higher education particularly with respect to curriculum development.
  • Knowledge of concepts and best practices relating to curriculum development, specifically learning outcomes and learning assessment would be an asset.
  • Considerable knowledge of office procedures. Knowledge of standard publishing software including Microsoft Office products and Adobe Creative Suite, would be an asset.
  • Experience working in a post-secondary education environment an asset.

Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
    • synthesize complex information;
    • ask appropriate questions and probe for understanding;
    • work in collaboration with others;
    • maintain effective relationships with others using effective interpersonal skills;
    • organize and prioritize workload;
    • deliver high quality work on time;
    • work in complex and/or sensitive situations;
    • initiate and control assigned projects;
    • work independently and take initiative with a minimum of supervision;
    • work as a team member;
    • use tact/diplomacy and meet work performance standards set by the College.
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Collaboration skills: ability to:
    • initiate collaboration;
    • be supportive and constructive in group decision-making process;
    • hold people accountable for their obligations.
  • Demonstrated ability to keyboard at 40 wpm
  • Ability to establish credibility with faculty & staff in instructional departments.

Working Conditions:

  • Occasional weekends or evenings may be required for special meetings.
  • Position is not subject to the compressed work schedule.

Salary Range: $1,795.14 - $2,057.81 Bi-Weekly (Pay Grade 22)

Employee Group: CUPE

Hours & Days of Work: 8:30am - 4:30pm. Monday to Friday, however, hours may vary according to the needs of the department. This position is not subject to the compressed workweek schedule.

Please note that internal applicants are given first consideration.

Competition No.: C201-18

Closing Date: 4:30PM on February 1, 2019

Application Information: Please read the posting carefully and ensure you have your required documents ready prior to applying. Please submit your resume and cover letter by the closing date and time.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials noted on their resume.

We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.

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