Education Coordinator
Esquimalt Nation - Victoria, BC

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Employment Opportunity
Esquimalt Nation

Position Title: Education Coordinator
Start Date: September 24, 2012
Location: Esquimalt Administrative Office
Closing Date: August 30, 2012 – 4:00 pm

Esquimalt Nation is seeking an outgoing, hard-working individual for the position of Education Coordinator. The position reports to the Administer, works closely with Administrative staff, school district staff, Esquimalt Nation K to Grade 12 students, and adult learners to achieve their education goals.

Definition and Nature of the Work
The Education Coordinator works under the direction of the Administrator to:

  • Provide administrative and advisory support to Esquimalt Nation students
  • Work cooperatively with school district staff, parents and students
  • Coordinate and organize post secondary educational opportunities for adult learners
  • Act as a liaison between the School District, post secondary institutions and the Administration
  • Seek funding for the development of educational opportunities
  • In liaison with the school district, monitor the progress and attendance of Esquimalt Nation students
  • Coordinate meetings, communication and correspondence as required with parents and students
  • Prepare project budgets, cash flows and work plans
  • Monitor budget-to-actual performance of education projects; provide the Administrator with analysis reports to identify irregularities and/or strategies for corrective action
  • Maintain an up-to-date information system/filing system for funding and flow-through arrangements
  • Prepare financial and narrative reports for funders, including the nominal role and post secondary reports as required
  • Administer school incentives and bus passes for students
  • Other related duties


  • A highly self‐motivated, energetic, outcome‐oriented individual who demonstrates strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work creatively
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Communicates clearly, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to deal professionally and sensitively with students and a wide range of contacts at different levels
  • Ability to handle a number of projects and prioritize work
  • Strong computer skills and willingness to learn new procedures
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
  • Experience working in First Nation communities an asset
  • Ability to promote a sense of trust with clients
  • Valid Driver's License and vehicle an asset
  • Knowledge and understanding of Coast Salish culture, heritage, values and history an asset
  • Basic knowledge of conflict resolution methods an asset

Working Conditions
 64 hours bi-weekly until further notice.
 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
 3 month probationary period.

Earnings and Benefits
 Wage is $18.00 per hour + 4% holiday pay

To Apply
Please send your resume, cover letter, and contact information to:
Georgia Dixon

1189 Kosapsum Crescent
Victoria, BC V9A 7K7
The closing date for receipt of resumes is August 30, 2012 at 4:00pm

Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. All applicants are thanked in advance for their interest.