BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute
Employment Opportunities

Instructor/Program Coordinator - Chemical Addiction Worker Program

Type: Full-time, Term
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Friday, June 15, 2018
Resume Review: Friday, June 29, 2018
Position Start Date: August, 2018 - April 30, 2019
Salary: $57,045 - $91,665
Contact: Human Resources
Email: hr@nvit.bc.ca
Phone: 250-378-3308
Fax: 250-378-3332
Address: NVIT
4155 Belshaw St.
Merritt, BC, V1K 1R1
NVIT is BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute. As a leader in Indigenous post-secondary education and a fully accredited member of BC's post-secondary education system, we provide a comprehensive range of programs up to the degree level at our campuses in Merritt and Burnaby. NVIT also delivers programs online and in Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia. Join a growing and innovative institution committed to making a difference in Indigenous education and communities. With an institutional mission to empower learners by strengthening voice and identity through education, NVIT employees honour an atmosphere embedded in Indigenous culture and traditions while cultivating an environment founded on learner centred principles that promote student recruitment, engagement and achievement.

Job Description:

NVIT anticipates a requirement for an Instructor/Program Coordinator within the Chemical Addictions Worker Program and invites applications from qualified candidates.

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will be responsible for instructing a number of courses in the Chemical Addictions Worker Program and coordinating the program, including recruiting. The program will be located on the Merritt and Burnaby campuses with the possibility of a community delivery. This term position will commence in August 2018 and will end April 30, 2019 with the possibility of an extension.


  • a relevant Master’s Degree preferably with an addictions background;

  • must be practicing the Red Road theory for a minimum of 5 years;

  • knowledge of Medicine Wheel teachings;

  • certification from the Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (copy of certification required);

  • Aboriginal community experience including an understanding of community development theory;

  • Extensive experience in classroom teaching and learning practices;

  • Native Adult Instructor Diploma (NAID) or Provincial Instructor Diploma (PID) would be an asset; and

  • Demonstrated understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing.

As an Indigenous centre for excellence, NVIT inspires learners to strengthen community.

NVIT gives high priority to Aboriginal candidates. All applicants should be experienced in working with Aboriginal people.