BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Term Instructors – Aboriginal Early Childhood Education (Burns Lake)

Type: Term
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Friday, July 5, 2019
Resume Review: Friday, July 19, 2019
posting will remain open until all courses are filled
Position Start Date: September, 2019
Salary: Term Rate: $6,814.04 per course
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 term instructors to teach Aboriginal Early Childhood Education (AECE) Certificate courses and invites applications from qualified candidates. The following courses will be offered in conjunction with Carrier Sekani Family Services in Burns Lake, BC from September, 2019 to August, 2020

AECE 102 – Early Years Development I

AECE 110 – Child Development I Foundations of Early Childhood Education

AECE 134 – Guidance for the Early Years I

ENGL 110 – English Composition

PSYC 131 – Applied Interpersonal and Career Developmental Skills

AECE 104 – Early Years Development II

AECE 124 – Programming for Early Years I

AECE 136 – Observing in the Early Years

AECE 140 – Music and Art in ECE

AECE 145 – Children’s Literature

AECE 148 – Introductory Practicum

AECE 125 – Curriculum Development in ECE

AECE 149 – Clinical Competencies

AECE 150 – Health, Nutrition & Safety

Applicants should indicate which courses they are qualified for and interested in teaching.


  • Master’s Degree in related field. ECE Certificate and Diploma mandatory in Undergraduate Degree. Preference given to BC Certificate and Diploma;

  • Experience working with children 3 to 12;

  • Experience working in a group daycare, head start, or ECE development center or organization (centers that follow BC licensing regulations);

  • Post-secondary teaching experience (with Aboriginal adult learners preferred);

  • Knowledge of classroom teaching and learning practices;

  • Excellent teaching and human relations skills - faculty members are expected to contribute positively to the life of the school and community; 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.