New Job Early Learning Specialist For Indigenous Curriculum In New Brunswick

Early Learning Specialist for Indigenous Curriculum
Early Learning Specialist for Indigenous Curriculum

Early Learning Specialist for Indigenous Curriculum

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Salary : $85,254–$103,142 a year
Location : New Brunswick

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Early Learning Specialist for Indigenous Curriculum
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Fredericton / Remote

At the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD),
we are dedicated to fulfilling New Brunswick's educational mission.

Check out what it is like to work at the Government of New Brunswick, where we are working together as One Team One GNB to improve the lives of New Brunswickers every day!

The Opportunity:
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is dedicated to fulfilling its commitment to a continuum of learning from birth to 20 years old. The work we do aims to develop engaged and ethical citizens who lead balanced lives and have a desire to learn. The Early Learning and Development Branch is predominantly responsible for early years curriculum and resourcing from birth to age 5. This includes working closely with the early learning and childcare sector, community, post-secondary partners, district teams, and other teams within the Department. The Early Learning and Development team is currently working on professional learning and development strategies aligned with the vision, values and goals of the New Brunswick Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework.

The Role:
Reporting to the Director of Early Learning and Development within the Educational Services Division, the incumbent will lead the work related to Departmental commitments under the Canada-New Brunswick/Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement wherein EECD commits to collaborate with First Nations organizations and communities to better understand their needs and establish a plan for early learning and childcare services for Indigenous children.

The incumbent will be to ensure that the visions, values, and cultures of New Brunswick First Nations communities are respected, representative of their collective voices and reflected in culturally based early childhood education for Indigenous children supported by current research, promising practices, and Indigenous ways of knowing and being.

The major responsibilities of the position are:

  • In collaboration with First Nations' communities, reviewing emerging research and trends in early learning.
  • Seeking input on the barriers, gaps and challenges to adopting the New Brunswick Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework.
  • Proposing relevant changes and/or recommending a separate framework for NB Indigenous communities.
  • Proposing culturally appropriate methods to assess the application of the curriculum in Indigenous early learning and childcare.
  • Identifying professional learning that supports the pedagogy of the chosen curriculum framework.
  • Working with K-2 Learning Specialists on joint initiatives that support the continuum of learning for children from infancy through age 8.

Through this work, the incumbent will ensure that First Nations culture and languages are honored and respected in the development and implementation of program initiatives that impact early learning curricula delivered not only within First Nations communities but in all designated early learning and childcare services.

The incumbent's work will be further guided by the objectives of the 10-year Education plan, the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and articles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This will require collaboration with traditional Elders, Chiefs of First Nations communities, and various professionals and leaders, including the Mawiw, Wolastoqey, and North Shore Tribal Councils, the Office for First Nation Education, and other departments.

Who you are:
To be successful in this position, you will need to have a deep understanding of Wabanaki people, the relationship with the government and historical, cultural, and contemporary realities. You understand the history of colonization in Canada; reconciliatory practices and Indigenous concepts that reflect the diversity in New Brunswick.

You will deal with sensitive matters on a regular basis and possess strong interpersonal skills to network and work will with multiple groups. This work requires collaboration with traditional Elders, Chiefs of First Nations communities, and various professionals and leaders of indigenous communities, the education sector, and other departments.

You are a subject matter expert in the field of early learning curriculum and pedagogy and are passionate about learning for all. You possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to problem solve, and work well within a team environment. You are an excellent technical writer. You consider the best interests of the child in your approach and concerned for the well being of all New Brunswickers Your treat people in a polite and professional manner.

Your attitude, skills and interests are just as important as your area of study. We are looking for diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:

To be successful in this role, you have:

  • Master's degree in in the field of education with specialization in early childhood and a minimum of six (6) years experience working in the early childhood sector as well as experience related to Aboriginal populations, and a solid knowledge of New Brunswick early learning and childcare system. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Superior organizational and interpersonal abilities.

Written and spoken competence in English is required. Please state your language capability.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

Nice to have:

  • Research experience.
  • Experience with collaborative partnerships.
  • Experience leading through change.
  • Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to speak the Mi'kmaq and/or Maliseet language.

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking/Judgement
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Information Seeking
  • Relationship / Network Building
  • Results Orientation
  • Team Leadership

Technical Competencies:

  • Project Management
  • Ability to Use Office Technology, Software and Applications
  • Presentation Skills
  • Specialized Subject Matter Expertise and Knowledge
  • Written Communication

Résumés should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

Pay Band 7: $85,254 - $103,142 annually.

Work environment:

  • Office location: 250 King Street, Fredericton.
  • Your Team: Part of a team of program consultants and early learning specialists dedicated.
  • Opportunity for remote style work? Work-from-home.
  • Standard hours of work: Monday - Friday, 8:15-4:30.
  • We promote a scent-reduced environment.

What can GNB offer you?

  • Comprehensive benefits package and the Public Service Shared Risk Pension Plan.
  • Opportunities for career growth, professional development and training.
  • Free access to Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and services.
  • 1 paid Volunteer Day per year to give back to your community.
  • 1.25 days/month of paid vacation.

Providing a safe workplace for all. Your health & safety are important to us. GNB has implemented preventative measures across the organization to ensure your health & Safety.

How to apply:
We encourage applicants to apply online at, by mail at the following address, or by email at [email protected] by February 12, 2023, indicating competition number 22-2000-C78. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Human Resource Services
Place 2000, 250 King Street
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5H1
Telephone: 1-506-444-4909

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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