• Educational Development Consultant, Indigenous Learning (Faculty Development)

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    Employee Group
    : Part-time

    Faculty/Department: Centre For Teaching and Learning (CTL)
    Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
    Reference Number: 18/PT/62
    Hourly Range: Commensurate with education and experience
    Hours/Week: 24

    Start Date: October 2018
    Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Application Details: Initial screening to take place on September 4, 2018


    Reporting to the Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, and working closely with the Manager, Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support, the Educational Development Consultant, Indigenous Learning will work with faculty and staff within the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), and with faculty and academic managers across the broader college community, to fulfill the College’s teaching and learning priorities with respect to Indigenous ways of knowing and learning. This Educational Development Consultant will work both independently and collaboratively in the design, development, and delivery of all educational development offerings (i.e. courses, seminars, events, and workshops) and will work with Faculties and faculty to integrate Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing into courses and programs, systems, and processes. An integral part of the work will be to ensure that faculty members and staff have experienced learning opportunities to support their understanding of Indigenous epistemologies. Given the service-delivery nature of the role, this person will be required to manage multiple priorities while being responsive to departmental and institutional emerging and shifting priorities. Some weekend or evening work may be required for delivery of faculty development offerings. 



    Specific Responsibilities Include:


    • Maintain close relationships with Indigenous leaders and departments on campus and with Sheridan’s Indigenous Education Council;
    • Design short and long-term teaching and learning priorities and outcomes, including associated initiatives to equip Centre for Teaching and Learning faculty and staff with the knowledge and skills to meet the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action Develop, Colleges and Institutes Indigenous Education Protocol Principles and decolonizing, indigenization and reconciliation programming;
    • Design resources, workshops, special events, and conduct individual and group consultations on incorporating Indigenous knowledge, ways of knowing and Indigenous pedagogies into teaching and curriculum in multiple formats (e.g. online, face-to-face, etc.,)
    • Provide support to assist CTL and Faculty representatives in the writing of program and course learning outcomes and proposals;
    • Prepare reports, planning and communications related to programming and specialized events;
    • Engage in reciprocal learning opportunities with Indigenous Elders, faculty and staff members, as well as students and community members





    • Master’s degree required (PhD preferred) and a minimum of 2 years of experience and expertise in both development and delivery of Indigenous curriculum and education materials; preference will be given to candidates who possess a minimum of 3 to 5 years of teaching experience at a post-secondary level
    • Must self-identify as having Indigenous ancestry (i.e. First Nations, Inuit, Metis)
    • Strong knowledge and connection to Indigenous knowledge systems, the legacy of Canadian colonialism, languages, pedagogies, nations and communities; focus on the territory of Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Huron Wendat, Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and Anishinabek nations an asset
    • Deep knowledge and understanding of the TRC’s Final Report and Calls to Action with particular focus on those pertaining to education, the UNDRIP, Treaties, Aboriginal Rights, intercultural competency and anti-racism
    • Demonstrated capacity for self-reflection, and awareness of colonial history and the impacts of colonization
    • Capacity to engage members of diverse communities and skilled in a variety of consultation techniques, protocols and strategies with the proven ability to listen to the needs of diverse faculty, staff, student, and community populations
    • Experience in the planning, preparing and delivering training for faculty in higher education and obtaining feedback
    • Demonstrated experience with online and blended formats and other educational technologies, including methods that are consistent and appropriate to the transference of Indigenous ways of knowing
    • Demonstrated superlative interpersonal, facilitation, organizational, communication, and team-building skills, appropriate to Indigenous ways of knowing; demonstrated leadership an asset
    • Ability to think creatively, work on multiple projects under deadlines, and achieve results with minimal supervision
    • Ability to provide clear, concise and complete verbal and written information at a level appropriate to the audience
    • Ability to develop and to maintain relationships with colleagues including Elders and stakeholders

    Please apply online: https://careers-sheridancollege.icims.com


    Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


    Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


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