Education Support Technician

January 7, 2020 3:54 pm
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The Chiefs of Ontario is inviting applications for the position of Education Support Technician. Under the supervision of the COO Education Director, the Education Support Technician will assist First Nation communities and organizations in the delivery of First Nations’ education activities and initiatives, including Reciprocal Education Agreements (REAs) in Ontario. The Education Support Technician will engage in First Nations’ community outreach and assist in the planning and coordination of initiatives and activities aimed at improving the education environment for First Nation learners in Ontario.

The Education Support Technician is responsible for assisting First Nations and First Nation organizations in understanding education programs and funding in Ontario. The successful applicant will bring advanced technical and analytical skills and must be able to assist in the delivery of programs and the collection and analysis of data related to education programs. Additionally the Education Support Technician will engage with First Nations communities and apply their advanced technical, communication and project management skills to ensure that First Nations in Ontario are supported and informed of programming and policy for First Nations learners along the lifelong learning continuum.

LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario


  • Conduct in-depth research, data collection, policy analysis, and environmental scans of current and future legislation, policies and programs impacting First Nation learners from early years through to post-secondary education and training
  • Liaise with and strengthen relationships between First Nations, Tribal Councils, Provincial Territorial Organizations (PTOs), provincial education systems and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
  • Increase understanding of current First Nations education policies and programs
  • Identify barriers, challenges and issues associated with current First Nations education programs and policies including funding methodologies
  • Collaborate and share information with other First Nations education technicians
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with government ministries, First Nation communities and organizations to ensure effective communication flow and dialogue between all partners
  • Actively participate and collaborate in working groups and task teams and provide policy and program advice and recommendations
  • Contribute to ongoing strategic planning, budgeting and program support to ensure the successful development and implementation of projects and programs related to improving the achievement and well-being of First Nation children and students from early years through to post-secondary education and training
  • Develop and implement accurate reporting mechanisms that measure the efficacy of previous and current programs, strategies and initiatives and inform ongoing improvements
  • Understand, maintain and update First Nations education toolkits
  • Assist with education reports, work plans, applications and funding allocation processes as required
  • Assist the Education Director as required
  • Travel throughout Ontario is required


  • Knowledge of First Nations’ diversity, traditions, cultures, and values; must understand the history and relationship between First Nations and the Crown
  • Knowledge of the Indian Act, Federal and Provincial Laws and policies relating to First Nation education
  • Political acumen and experience working with First Nations, provincial and federal governments
  • Project management and coordination skills, self motivated and able to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Research and statistical analysis skills to identify emerging issues, trends data analyses, data management, and quantitative and qualitative research
  • Strong communication and liaison skills to solicit and exchange information and build partnerships across the First Nation early years, education and post-secondary education and training sectors
  • Computer applications skills – word processing, spreadsheet, project scheduling, and internet – to research and prepare documents as required

DURATION: February 11th to September 30th 2020

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 17th, 2019 5:00 pm EST (Applications must be received by this date & time)

Send letter of application, resume and include 2 references marked confidential to:
Chiefs of Ontario
468 Queen St. E, Suite 400,
Toronto M5A 1T7

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