French Language and Literacy Coordinator

locationYellowknife - Northwest Territories (NT),

atGovernment of the Northwest Territories

Estimated salary $111,000 - $133,000 a year

Job Description:

Department Information

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) provides the residents of the Northwest Territories with access to quality programs, services and support to assist them in making informed and productive choices for themselves and their families with regard to education, training, careers, employment and labour, child development, languages, culture and heritage.

Job Information

The French Language and Literacy Coordinator is responsible to lead, manage and coordinate the development, implementation, in-service and evaluation of French curricula, French first language education, and French second language instruction including the translation of all approved JK-12 curricula and support for first and second language programming in all applicable educational jurisdictions in the Northwest Territories (NWT) to ensure that students receive a high quality of education that meets their needs. The Coordinator is also responsible for communicating regularly and working collaboratively with education bodies’ French language coordinators to support the development and implementation of French first and second language programming, including conducting teleconferences and meetings, as and when required.

The Department of ECE is undertaking a process of renewal both in the early childhood sector and Junior Kindergarten to grade twelve (JK-12) schools. Substantial changes to curriculum and assessment approaches may result from this work. It is anticipated that this position will require substantial inter-disciplinary and project based work.

The incumbent will have extensive knowledge and understanding of JK-12 French first language educational and French second language instructional philosophies, theory, pedagogy and practice; twenty-first century, competency-based curriculum theory and contemporary and traditional

literacy, as well as disciplinary literacy practices; and child development, pedagogy, and instructional leadership. Understanding of departmental philosophy, curricula, directives, policies and approaches, and model best practices as described in documents issued by the Department and of Indigenous culture and educational history and context in order to incorporate traditional knowledge into all aspects of the work is critical to perform the position. The incumbent will demonstrate the ability to develop or coordinate the development of curricula, strategies, research projects, literature reviews, resources and support materials; critically analyze, organize and apply information gathered through research and present information in a variety of formats to various audiences; and communicate effectively with colleagues within the Division and the Department, other Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Departments and agencies, education bodies, regional offices, colleges and people in the communities.

The above qualifications are typically attained by:

Enrolment in, or completion of a Master's Degree in Education or related field, and eight (8) years of related work experience, including a minimum of five (5) years of successful French first and/or second language teaching experience within a Northern context. Preference will be given to a candidate who has JK-12 Northern classroom teaching experience, and is eligible for NWT teacher certification. Proficiency of the incumbent in French is required.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
[email protected]

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