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Cultural Educator, Educational Hub

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families

November 22, 2020

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families is a multi service nonprofit organization serving Inuit children, youth, and their families. We are dedicated to providing cultural, educational, and support services in a caring, respectful, and collaborative environment that fosters strong and proud Inuit children and families. 


Position:   Cultural Educator, Educational Hub

Hours:   37.5 hours per week – Full-Time Determinate to June 30, 2021 

Salary Range:  $40,950 to $47,950 per annum              

POSITION SUMMARY Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Youth Programs, the Cultural Educator plans and delivers culturally based activities for the Educational Hub. The Cultural Educator will assist the Educator and other classroom staff in carrying out education plans. 



Foster knowledge of Inuit culture and language; 

• Promote cultural safety and relevance throughout all programming; 

• Encourage and facilitate Inuktitut language development;

• Collect, develop, and maintain a wide selection of cultural teaching materials and activities for children and parents in collaboration with other Cultural Educators and EarlyON Program Coordinator; 

• Plan and deliver activities that promote Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, cultural knowledge, traditions and skills, (e.g. qulliq, cultural circles, traditional games, etc.); 

• Participate in meetings to share ideas, resources, and activities to promote cultural knowledge; 

• Identify, engage and schedule culturally appropriate guest speakers, Elders and resource people for the program; 

• Provide a culturally appropriate program environment for children and parents; 

• Engage in positive collaboration with other programs and staff in coordinating the effective use of equipment, facilities, and personnel; 

• Under the guidance of Educator, recognize and respond to the needs of each child by using positive child guidance; 

• Produce cultural education programs within  your workplan in English and Inuktitut;  

• Identify and report on concerns, issues and hazards related to the delivery of educational instruction to the Manager of Youth Programs; and 

• Other duties as assigned. 



• Develop positive relationships with Educators and Education Assistants, students, and parents; 


 • Provide leadership in developing Inuit content into classroom instruction; 

• Provide leadership in promoting and practicing Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, professional values, and ethics within Inuuqatigiit; 

• Develop supportive and professional rapport with Inuuqatigiit staff; 

• Work closely with other staff to help resolve problems arising in the delivery of classroom instruction; 

• Actively participate as a member of the team and support fellow team members in delivery of services through open and regular communication; 

• Communicate as required with parents; and 

• Support the role of Elders and resource people in sharing traditional knowledge; 



• Work regular and consistent weekly hours of work;  Physical ability to access three-story building; 

• Demonstrate stress management and energy in interacting with school children and parents; 

• Mental effort is required to deal with stress related to safety of children, program delivery and communications with parents; 

• Ensure personal safety precautions are observed at all times; and 

• Ensure Public Health Guidelines for COVID-19 Pandemic are followed at all times. 



• Experience working with Inuit or Indigenous communities preferred; 

• Knowledge of the needs of Inuit children and families; 

• Strong knowledge of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Principles, culture, language, and  community; 

• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English and Inuktitut; and provide minor translation; 

• Ability to work in a collaborative staff team environment; 

• Ability to function effectively in a high stress, high noise environment; 

• Ability to operate computer systems and relevant software; and • Enthusiasm, flexibility, dedication, and commitment to children. 



• Secondary School Diploma required; or equivalent 

• Inuit descent required; 

• Post secondary courses in programs such as Early Childhood Development, Education Assistant, or related area an asset;  

• Minimum of one-years experience in a family-oriented program; 

• Experience working with Inuit or Indigenous communities preferred; 

• Vulnerable Sector Check required; 

• Medical certification of good health and record of up-to-date immunizations; 

• TB Test, if applicable;  

• First Aid/CPR Certification (or willingness to become certified); and 

• Valid drivers licence an asset. 




Please apply with cover letter and up-to-date resume before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020 Shelley Watkin, Human Resources Manager Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families 224 McArthur Ave., Ottawa, ON K1L 6P5 


We thank all who apply for this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 


When two equally qualified candidates are considered for the same position, preference will be given to the candidate of Inuit descent

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