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Indigenous Learning Specialist

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Author alnationtalk
Date February 4, 2023
Deadline Open
Type Full Time / Contract
Company Canadian Red Cross
Salary $54,707- $/79,781 - Annual
Location Canada
Category Indigenous Studies
Client Canadian Red Cross
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Title: Indigenous Learning Specialist
Location: Remote
Employment status: Temporary full time (12 months)
Salary band: $54,707- $/79,781/year

The Canadian Red Cross (CRC), an iconic brand and one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet, is seeking an Indigenous Specialist-Learning and Development to join our Learning and Development team and the larger People Services team.

We are guided by our Fundamental Principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.

Starting with the hiring process, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We encourage all qualified persons who share our values and want to contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace to apply.

Working with the Senior Manager, the incumbent will be part of a dynamic Learning and Development (L&D) team. They will work directly with Indigenous Relations and various stakeholders to identify and analyze needs and design, develop, implement, and evaluate the existing and new learning solutions related to the Indigenous Peoples Framework. The incumbent’s role will be to design and develop learning solutions that will help learners acquire knowledge, skills, and competencies related to indigenous cultural safety and cultural humility.

In this role, you will: 

  • Conduct evaluation and analysis on learning, contexts, and needs related to indigenous cultural safety policy and program development at an organizational level.
  • Manage the identification, collection and analysis of relevant information and best practices relating to cultural safety and humility, as well as anti-racism initiatives and related projects, and synthesize findings to the CRC.
  • Support the development, implementation, and evaluation of cultural safety and anti-racism change initiatives and programs; ensure alignment with the strategic direction of the Indigenous Peoples Framework and with the goal of enhancing CRC’s capacity to deliver culturally safe and anti-racist training, learning, and services to personnel.
  • Work with subject matter experts to identify the target audience’s learning paths.
  • Create or update engaging and compelling learning solutions and activities (blended or classroom, online, virtual, videos, job aids, simulations, role plays, games, facilitator and participant guides, etc.) that enhance retention and transfer.
  • Create learning assessments and evaluate learning success and impact for CRC personnel and indigenous communities.
  • Maintain project documentation and course folders and provide progress updates (as needed) and presentations on assigned initiatives relating to indigenous cultural safety and education.
  • Apply tested learning and development theories, practices, and methods, including indigenous-specific theories, practices, and methods.

What we are looking for: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in indigenous education and/or formal training/certification in adult education and/or instructional design or instructional technology, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Graduate degree is an asset.
  • Minimum of 5 years of recent job-related work experience with comprehensive knowledge of indigenous education models and adult education principles in varied forms of delivery – from purely classroom-based to virtually-led, individual to community-based, and stand-alone e-learning and other learning solutions.
  • Strong experience developing indigenous cultural safety frameworks and programs, and technical learning solutions that support introduction of indigenous knowledge systems into educational materials, lesson plans, policy, and programming.
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge and understanding of indigenous cultures and histories in Canada.
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge and understanding of indigenous cultural safety and its application in health care and educational settings.
  • Must have strong verbal and writing skills in English.
  • Verbal and written communication skills in an indigenous language or French a strong asset.
  • Experience working within a project management environment is an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience of effective use of Microsoft Office suite, Sharepoint, Photoshop, Adobe Connect, ZOOM, Blackboard, Storyline, Captivate, Moodle/LMS.
  • Strong ability to work as a team member and independently.
  • Strong analytical, critical and creative thinking skills.
  • Clear and cohesive communication skills.
  • Proactive and positive with great attention to details.
  • High self-expectation of quality of work.
  • Ability to work within indigenous worldviews.
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure.
  • Displays a strong commitment to gender equality and social inclusion.

Working conditions:  

  • Most of the work is performed remotely/home office with regular virtual meetings. This may become hybrid (home and office) in the future, if the position is required to be in office for periods of time
  • Must be comfortable working remotely/virtually with colleagues and team members
  • Must be able to work within Indigenous worldviews and community-based protocols, and practice respectful and consensual engagements
  • May include long to moderate hours sitting and using computers and office equipment.
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours on short notice
  • Ability to work in stressful and often ambiguous conditions.
  • Eligibility to work in Canada: At this time, we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job you are considering applying for. Refer to our FAQ for more information.
  • If you are selected for this role, you will be required to complete a successful pre-employment screening process which includes a satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC).
  • At this time, the CRC has temporarily suspended our Covid-19 vaccination policy and does not require, but continues to strongly encourage full vaccination of all our personnel.

If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.

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