BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute
Employment Opportunities

Research and Program Development Coordinator

Type: Full-time, Term
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Monday, March 18, 2019
Resume Review: Monday, April 1, 2019
Position Start Date: April 15, 2019
Contact: Leah Garcia-Gray
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 the need for a Research and Program Development Coordinator (RPDC) and invites applications from qualified candidates.  This is a one-year, term position from April 15, 2019 – March 31, 2019.

Position Summary:

This position will report to the VP Academic and Strategic Partnerships and will develop a research ethics Board for NVIT, develop to implementation stage the Bachelor of Education in Partnership with UBC and assist in building the NVIT language partnerships within the Language Fluency Degree framework for delivery.

Duties will include the following:

  • Establish a Research Ethics Council for NVIT
  • Conduct Research when necessary
  • Assist with the curriculum and language degree framework
  • Develop curriculum as defined by the NVIT/UBC partnership
  • Implement the existing work plan for the B.Ed. partnership with UBC
  • Liaise with NITEP and Indigenous Education department at UBC
  • Attend meetings that correspond with this project and specifically Teachers College
  • Preparation of written reports and publications
  • Work with existing Language program at NVIT
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master’s Degree or 10 years’ experience working with Indigenous communities in a post-secondary environment. The Applicant must also have experience in Research and developing Research ethics;

  • Excellent writing, editing, organizational and communications skills;

  • Prefer professional experience working with Indigenous community-based organizations and PSI’s, building partnerships, writing curriculum and strong research skills; and

  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture.

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.