Curriculum Developer

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Author kanationtalk
Date May 11, 2023
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Ontario Native Women’s Association
Location Thunder Bay, ON
Category Community Development
Client Ontario Native Women’s Association
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Curriculum Developer (Hybrid – Ontario) Full-Time
Contract until March 31, 2024

**Indigenous Women are encouraged to apply. First preference will be given to all qualified Indigenous applicants.**

Why make ONWA your career choice?

Make a difference in the lives of Indigenous peoples by supporting and advocating for positive change. ONWA prides itself on providing all employees with a total rewards package that is generous and supports our workforce and their family members:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid time off at Christmas break
  • 35-hour work week
  • Paid Summer wellness days
  • Flexible scheduling to support work-life balance
  • Ongoing professional development.
  • Possible reimbursement on a portion of cell phone and internet expenses
  • Remote/hybrid work offered for various positions


At the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA), we celebrate and honor the safety and healing of Indigenous Women and Girls as they take up their leadership roles in the family, community, provincially, nationally, and internationally for generations to come.


The Curriculum Developer will develop the curriculum, toolkit, presentation, and resources to address and raise awareness regarding racism and discrimination in Canada’s Health Systems. The curriculum cultural competency training will include and incorporate traditional holistic approaches, a community member, an Indigenous gender-based lens, and a trauma-informed approach. The toolkit will include resources, good practices, and key takeaways addressing anti-racism and discrimination in Canada’s Health System for health students, doctors, nurses, and all other mainstream health-related staff.  The Curriculum Developer is responsible to share these resources with Indigenous communities, ONWA’s membership, and health settings across Ontario.


  • Minimum diploma/degree, preferably in Health, Indigenous Studies, Education, or Educational Psychology with knowledge of diverse learning principles.
  • A minimum of three (3) years related experience working in an educational setting, including teaching, program, and/or workshop delivery. Experience in post-secondary or government settings, and/or at the provincial and national level would be an asset.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively as a team with members of ONWA.
  • Must have an excellent understanding of settler-colonialism, anti-oppressive practice, decolonizing methodologies, anti-racism methodologies, and Indigenous teaching and learning practices.
  • Strong knowledge, skills, and experience with technology and tools used in teaching/learning.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong research, teaching, organizational and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Must possess strong coordination skills and be comfortable maintaining external and internal community connections to create and provide learning opportunities for different audiences.
  • Ability to promote activities, curriculum, and learning opportunities to benefit all learners by enhancing their understanding and knowledge of indigenous health care needs and best practices across the life cycle from perinatal to end-of-life care.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills with the ability to maintain positive relationships with local and provincial health agencies.
  • Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction, and be able to improve performance through management feedback.
  • Capacity to solve problems and to see different perspectives.
  • Ability to plan and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to follow through on assigned duties independently with strict deadlines.
  • Knowledge of Not-For-Profit Organizations
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office Software, internet, and general office equipment.
  • Ability to travel and work flexible hours.
  • Reliable vehicle, appropriate 2-million dollar vehicle insurance coverage, and valid Ontario “G” class driver’s license.
  • Current, valid vulnerable sector screening. Valid 1st Aid/ CPR.
  • A cellular phone and reliable internet access are required for this position.
  • Must be willing and able to work a flexible working-from-home arrangement if required.  This may include a combination of virtual remote work in your home and in-office arrangements.  This will be based on operational needs and will be determined by the ONWA.
  • The ability to speak an Indigenous Language is considered an asset.
  • ONWA is committed to implementing measures to protect its community members, staff, and other stakeholders from COVID-19. As a result, ONWA has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Exemptions will be made for those with a valid medical exemption; proof of the exemption will be required.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

As Indigenous leaders, ONWA is continuing full operations including hiring, while working from home, as supporting our community members is a priority.  ONWA is scheduling all interviews, and providing all training, onboarding, and orientation for new employees, through the use of virtual tools.  We will continue to accommodate remote and home-based work arrangements in an effort to keep our ONWA employees healthy and safe.

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