Honouring Gifts Program- Essential Skills Instructor

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Employment Opportunity, Full-time Position (40 hours per week)
Honouring Gifts Program- Essential Skills Instructor

About the Role

Directly accountable to the Education Team Lead, the Essential Skills Instructor offers Indigenous-led and culturally-based pre-employment skills and training to Indigenous women aged 18-30.

The Essential Skills Instructor is responsible for the delivery of the Honouring Gifts Essential Skills program. This role coordinates the day-to-day operation and management of classroom delivery, lesson planning, student support, and the design and delivery of essential skills training.

The ideal candidate is both flexible and responsive to learner needs, making necessary adjustments using culturally appropriate instructional methodologies, materials, and resources to:

  • Deliver the Essential Skills curriculum, and facilitate individualized and group essential skills instruction.
  • Maintain comprehensive and detailed participant document files, and create and submit monthly, quarterly and final reports.
  • Provide ongoing life skills, employment training, and personal supports.
  • Support students in sustaining work practicum placements.
  • Develop and maintain a positive, safe, supportive learning environment.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership, mentorship, and support to students.
  • Provide support to the Education Team as needed.

What You Bring

The ideal candidate is a highly-motivated individual who meets the following essential requirements:

  • A degree in Education, or a relevant field of study. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Certification in Adult Education or Essential Skill instruction and previous experience working in a community-based organization is an asset.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a classroom or instructor setting
  • Demonstrated understanding of coordination and program management
  • Ability to implement and alter lesson plans and activities according to a developed curriculum
  • Strong understanding of different learning styles, and the ability to deliver lessons to meet student needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver lectures, facilitate hands-on learning, land-based learning, and other creative methods to help transfer knowledge to students.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence and commitment to cultural reclamation;
  • Understanding of Indigenous economic, cultural, and political environments;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and team building skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks under tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the strengths and values of Indigenous knowledge, the rights of Indigenous people, cultural reclamation, and traditional practices

What We Offer

Ka Ni Kanichihk is a progressive, holistic organization that is invested in employee wellness. We are proud to offer:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Pension program
  • Ability to work remotely during COVID-19 crisis
  • Free on-site parking
  • Casual dress
  • Employee training & development

To Apply

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume, detailing how you meet the requirements of this posting, and your salary expectations. Applications will be received up to July 24, 2020 at 4:30 pm.

Ka Ni Kanichihk remains committed to achieving employment equity; candidates are encouraged to self-declare in their cover letter if they are of Indigenous ancestry.

Please forward your cover letter and resume to:
Human Resource Administrator
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
455 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0B5
Email: HR at kanikanichihk.ca

Ka Ni Kanichihk thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
Winnipeg  Manitoba