Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Development Consultant/ Instructor

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Early Learning and Childcare Curriculum Development Consultant/ Instructor

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

A new college in Edmonton, Canada is looking to build its business engagement regionally, nationally and internationally through workforce development and skills training, knowledge exchange and transfer, research, innovation and development.

We are looking for a strong leader to provide vision and strategic direction for key areas of our Health department, specifically Early Learning and Child care. Your varied portfolio will include academic and student instruction; curriculum development; student experience (including international); student progress and assessment; and employability.

Working with academic and technical staff, in collaboration with College business partners and other professional service staff, the College Business Development Manager will be critical to the achievement of the College’s business plan.

JOB LOCATION:

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:
You will lead your teams to support growth, development and service development, in line with our overarching strategic objectives. As a member of the college’s senior management team, you will ensure we comply with the requirements from a range of statutory and funding bodies. You will take on formal regulatory responsibilities for students governed by our own regulations.

Working in partnership with the Administrative staff and with the relevant Faculties and Support Department(s) to identify training and development opportunities, building and maintaining institutional expectations, updates, and reviews

Instructors plays a key role in teaching students of all ages and academic backgrounds and maintaining this positive experience for both potential and current students, as well as their families and alumni. Instructors are responsible for the overall development, preparation, presentation, gathering research, marking assignments and exams, and preforming other administrative duties.

Curriculum development plays a key role in creating detailed, engaging, and high quality programs, that meets today’s high standards of the college, licensing bodies, and regulatory bodies.

You will also be coordinating new up-to-date information to develop and maintain curriculum, prepare teaching materials, course outlines, examinations, and student feedback.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducting research and collaborating with educators, subject experts, policymakers, and other professionals to develop quality curricula and learning resources.
  • Establishing feasible timeframes to achieve the goals and objectives outlined in the curriculum.
  • Creating stimulating lesson plans and recommending interesting additional resources.
  • Developing a range of digital resources to optimize classroom learning and ensure ongoing learning outside of formal settings.
  • Creating supplementary teacher and student guides, as well as resource packs.
  • Expanding networks of curriculum designers, educators, and other professionals.
  • Collecting feedback from students, teachers, and clients.
  • Monitoring student progress and making relevant changes to curriculums.
  • Collaborating with other writers, graphic designers, and web designers to create new learning resources.
  • Setting up tests, exams, and other formal and informal assessments to gauge the effectiveness of curriculums.
  • Strong ability to develop academic curriculum and oversight of the entire academic curriculum and content that is in line with the industry recruitment requirement.
  • Deliver curriculum using instructional techniques such as lectures, demonstrations, hands-on training, projects, assignments, and using multimedia technologies
  • Maintain and submit program and student records.
  • Evaluate student performance, assignments, exams specific to academic requirements.
  • Working with faculty and staff to ensure that the allocation of resources promotes and enables the college’s strategic academic objectives, and that there are effective controls and incentives in place to support good financial and strategic management of academic departments.
  • Develop proactive relationships with relevant external stakeholders, monitor developments and best practices within the Post-Secondary sector ensuring that creative solutions are incorporated into strategies/policies/ procedures for which the role holder is accountable.
  • Liaises with education agents and businesses internationally.
  • Updates and set up the school information system with new courses, documents, agencies profiles and prices.

    PERSON SPECIFICATION, ESSENTIAL CRITERIA & QUALIFICATIONS:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, Masters preferred.
    • Experience and understanding of developing and delivering curriculum to students
    • Experienced practitioner with significant background in academic administration and instruction
    • Strong strategic understanding and knowledge of Higher Education and institutional issues relating to instructions. This would usually be expected to include funding and assessment issues; teaching quality and enhancement and student assessment; student recruitment and admissions; student finance; student records and statutory returns; institutional partnerships; international policy; academic and student regulatory frameworks; resource allocation and funding
    • The ability to provide strong and inspiring leadership to manage and motivate staff, and to act as an effective member of a team and demonstrate the ability to engage beyond departmental boundaries
    • An expert in developing academic curriculum for Post-Secondary education in Canada
    • At least 5 years of experience working with young children in childcare settings with increasing responsibility is required.
    • Previous instructional experience in a post-secondary environment and course work in adult education, with evidence of student-centered teaching excellence, is preferred.
    • Experience with learner management systems and computer programs.

      SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

      • Good understanding of Early Learning and Childcare process, acts and regulations.
      • Be able to initiate, engage, observe, and support students of all academic levels.
      • Strong communication skills in all formats.
      • Ability to be self-motivated as well as work as part of a team.
      • Model respectful and critical thinking skills, behaviour, and language.

      BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS

      • Experience in working with students in a learning environment.
      • Valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate
      • Completed a criminal record check, with a vulnerable sector search.

      APPLY

      To apply, send a cover letter and your resume to us at career@canadianimperial.ca

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