BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Term Instructors – Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Dipoma (Bella Coola)

Type: Term
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Resume Review: Thursday, October 31, 2019
Position Start Date: January, 2020
Salary: Term Rate: $6,814.04 per course
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 the need for term instructors to teach Aboriginal Early Childhood Education (AECE) Diploma courses and invites applications from qualified candidates. The following courses will be delivered in Bella Coola, BC starting January, 2020

AECE 204 – Early Years Development III

AECE 208 – Special Topics in Child Care

AECE 216 – Administrative Licensing & Leadership

AECE 224 – Programming for Early Years II

AECE 260 – Infant and Toddler Practicum

AECE 210 – Working with Families

AECE 214 – Exploring Perspectives in Communication

AECE 226 – Natural Environments in Child Care

AECE 234 – Guidance for Early Years II

AECE 265 – Special Needs Practicum


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.