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Early Childhood Education Instructor - #U19-14/15 – Whitecap Dakota First Nation

Great Plains College is looking for an ECE Instructor for the following; ECE101 (Roles and Values of the Early Childhood Educator), ECE102 (Programming for Creative Arts Development), ECE103 (Programming for Language Arts Development), ECE104 (Programming for Cognitive Development), ECE105 (Programming for Social & Emotional Development)

Education and Experience
• Bachelor of Education Degree with a major focus in ECE or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Minimum two years recent and relevant experience in an early childhood setting as a childcare worker, educator or instructor.

Skills
• Effective instructional ability
• Effective interpersonal skills
• Effective communication (both oral and written) skills
• Ability to work with people from equity groups

Term Position – 126 hours
Start Date:  September 9, 2014
End Date:  June 16, 2015

Applications received on or before 12:00pm on August 1, 2014 will be considered.

For additional information, contact Rob Neufeld, Region Manager, at (306)657-1852.

Send resume and cover letter, quoting competition #U19-14/15 to:
Great Plains College
Swift Current Campus
Box 5000, 129 2nd Ave NE
Swift Current, SK   S9H 4G3
Fax: (306)773-2384
Email: gpchr@greatplainscollege.ca

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Adult Basic Education Instructor – Swift Current Campus

Position Summary
Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the ABE Instructor will plan organize and implement an instructional program and learning environment that guides and encourages learners to develop and fulfill their academic potential.  This instructor provides instruction and learning opportunities at Grade 5 – 12 levels in adult basic education.  The intent is to provide students with the skills and dedication needed to enter into employment or into further specific educational, technical and vocational training or self-improvement. 

Education and Experience
• Bachelor of Education Degree
• Saskatchewan Teacher’s Certificate
• Minimum of two years of teaching experience

Duties/Responsibilities
Specific duties will include a mixture of:
• General Instruction
• Classroom Management
• Student Assessment and Needs Identification
• Resource Management

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of and a commitment to the goals and objectives of adult education
• Knowledge of ABE specific subject matter (Adult10, GED, Adult12)
• Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Term Position Available
Start Date:  April 21, 2015
End Date:  June 26, 2015
Total contract hours:  170.5

**This contract is related to coverage of a leave of absence with potential of an additional term in the 2015-16 fiscal year due to retirement**

For additional information on any of these competitions, please contact Mary Jane Benesh, Program Coordinator at (306) 778-5486.

Send resume and cover letter prior to 12:00pm on July 18, 2014 quoting competition #S8-14/15 to:
Great Plains College   
Swift Current Campus
Box 5000, 129 2nd Ave NE
Swift Current, SK   S9H 4G3
Fax: (306)773-2384
Email: gpchr@greatplainscollege.ca
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Youth Care Worker Instructor - #U13-14/15 – Warman Campus

Position Summary
Reporting to the Program Coordinator, this Instructor will plan, organize and implement an instructional program and learning environment that guides and encourages learners to develop and fulfill their academic potential.  Courses available for instruction are HLTH183 (Health Promotion in Youth Care), HUMD188 (Human Growth & Development), MGMT193 (Behaviour Supports in Youth Care), SEM185 (Youth Care Worker Certificate Integration Seminar 1), SEM282 (Youth Care Worker Certificate Integration Seminar 2), YCW282 (Family Systems), COMM291 (Interpersonal Communications).

** Candidates are invited to apply for one or more of the above subject areas **

Education and Experience
• Candidates with a Degree in Human Services and related experience will be considered. 

Skills
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills including written, verbal and presentation
• Proven organizational Skills
• Proven ability to work independently and make sound decisions

Term Position – 255 hours
Start Date:  September 4, 2014
End Date:  March 23, 2015

For additional information, contact Rob Neufeld, Region Manager, at 306-657-1852.
Send resume and cover letter, quoting competition #U13-14/15 to: gpchr@greatplainscollege.ca

Applications received on or before 5:00pm on July 22, 2014 will be considered.

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GED-Adult 10 Instructors – Warman Campus

Position Summary
Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the GED/Adult 10 Instructor will plan, organize, and implement an instructional program and learning environment that guides and encourages learners to develop and fulfill their academic potential.  The intent is to provide students with the skills and dedication needed to enter into employment or into further specific educational, technical and vocational training or self-improvement. 

Education and Experience
• Bachelor of Education Degree
• Saskatchewan Teacher’s Certificate
• Minimum of two years of teaching experience

Duties/Responsibilities
Specific duties will include a mixture of:
• Instruction and Facilitation
• Classroom Management
• Student Assessment and Needs Identification
• Resource Management

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of and a commitment to the goals and objectives of adult education and ability to adapt to and work in an adult education environment
• Knowledge of ABE specific subject matter (Adult 10, GED preparation)
• Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Term Position
Start Date:  September 2, 2014
End Date:  January 22, 2015
Total Contract hours: 234.5   

For additional information on any of these competitions, please contact Monica Kreiter, Program Coordinator at (306) 882-4236.

Send resume and cover letter quoting competition of interest prior to July 22, 2014 quoting competition U11-14/15 to:
Great Plains College
Swift Current Campus
Box 5000, 129 2nd Ave NE
Swift Current, SK   S9H 4G3
Fax: (306)773-2384
Email: gpchr@greatplainscollege.ca

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Recruitment Assistant – Term

Position Summary
Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Recruitment Assistant will deliver presentations and provide information to potential students on behalf of Great Plains College. The incumbent must develop and maintain a professional relationship with a diverse group of individuals across the entire Great Plains College region, including current students, prospective students, parents, secondary school personnel (counselors, principals, teachers, and division administrators), other key influencers, businesses, community groups, media, Great Plains College staff, and the communities served by the college. 
Traveling and flexibility of hours are requirements of this position.  Extensive travel (primarily in-province, but may involve out-of-province travel) and working on evenings and weekends are frequent occurrences.

Responsibilities
• Building cooperative working relationships with a wide range of staff, students and other stakeholders.
• Working closely with staff members across the college region.
• Coordinate events

Duties
Recruitment
• Implement in-region and out-of-region recruitment initiatives, including coordination of recruitment events.
• Develop and deliver presentations to currents students, prospective students (including the underemployed and unemployed), parents, other key influencers and influencing agencies, secondary school personnel, and the general public.
• Liaise with other educational institutions and secondary school officials (principals, school division officials, counselors, and teachers) in order to implement a variety of recruitment initiatives.

Education and Experience
• One year post-secondary certificate completed in marketing, communications, public relations or business;
• Two years’ experience in public speaking or, an acceptable combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Candidates should be able to demonstrate:
• effective interpersonal and communication skills including written, verbal and presentation;
• a solid understanding of marketing and public relations;
• experience planning events;
• competency with media and community relations;
• skills in diplomacy;
• an aptitude for preparing and delivering public presentations; 

Candidates require:
• a valid Province of Saskatchewan driver’s license (or equivalent) with an acceptable record; and a willingness to travel.

Term Position
Start Date:  August 25, 2014
End Date:  December 19, 2014

Send resume and cover letter, quoting competition #U9-14/15 to: gpchr@greatplainscollege.ca

Applications received on or before 12:00pm on July 18, 2014 will be considered for the above position.

For further information please contact Carrie Voysey, Director of Communications at (306) 778-5499.

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SCN Attendants

The Attendant is responsible for performing all general duties to ensure that the local SCN receiving site is operational during designated course times which occur outside of regular day-time office hours.  The Attendant is to make students, tutors and proctors feel welcome in the College building and/or SCN receiving facility.

The hours of work are defined by the schedule of the SCN/sending instructions formal program requirements, and are in conjunction with the requirements of the College. Maximum claimable hours will include 15 minutes prior to and 15 minutes past broadcasting times.  Hours will typically be scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays.

Duties
• Ensure that the facility is open and ready for use sufficiently ahead of time to ensure that the SCN equipment is operating and to troubleshoot equipment connections and settings if required.
• Ensure the equipment is operating correctly for the entire event. The SCN Attendant is expected to remain on site during all assigned work hours unless alternate arrangements have been approved by the SCN Attendant’s supervisor in advance.
• Demonstrate the proper use of SCN receiving site equipment to students as needed to facilitate appropriate class usage of telephones, volume controls, record and stop functions, etc.
• Invigilate examinations for students as required.
• Maintain courteous and helpful relationships with students, tutors, proctors and co-workers.
• Perform other related duties as assigned by the direct supervisor.

Education and Experience
• Minimum Grade 12 or academic equivalent.
• One year experience operating communications equipment is an asset.

Term Positions
Locations:  Warman and Kindersley
Start Date:  September 2, 2014
End Date:  June 30, 2015
Closing Date: July 29, 2014

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Power Engineering Instructor – Kindersley Campus
Competition #U49-13/14

Great Plains College is searching for an energetic, proactive instructor for our Power Engineering program. This program equips students with skills necessary to be a successful power engineer as well as with knowledge of current industry standards.  Courses range from drafting to applied mechanics to refrigeration and thermodynamics.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to impart their knowledge and experience to the next generation of power engineers.  

Great Plains College offers instructors a competitive salary, matching pension contributions, a comprehensive benefit plan, a market stipend and an appealing work-life balance.  Relocation expense reimbursement will be negotiated should the successful candidate live outside of the Kindersley Region.

Salary Grid
$51,496 to $87,080 commensurate with education and experience
• negotiable market adjustment

Position Description
An Instructor is the educational leader in the classroom and will ensure that the college’s programs are implemented in a way that maximizes the adult student’s learning experiences.  They plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.  In addition, the instructor creates and oversees work placement programs, acts as a subject matter expert in curriculum design projects as well as liaises with professional organizations and industry partners.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Candidates must be able to demonstrate:
•  A commitment to the principles of adult education.
•  Knowledge of individualized and classroom instructional techniques.
•  Knowledge of and the ability to communicate effectively and cooperatively, both orally and in writing, with people from various backgrounds.
•  Ability to teach a range of subjects at various academic levels and involve students in the learning process as well as relate subject material to everyday life.
•  Ability to evaluate student progress.
•  Ability to assess students’ learning needs and to facilitate learning opportunities to meet those needs.
•  Ability to deal effectively with difficult situations.
•  Demonstrated proficiency in word processing, email and the internet.
•  Leadership and motivation skills.
•  Well-developed time management and organizational skills.
•  Desire to enhance teaching and learning through the use of technology.
•  Willingness to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Education
•  Fourth Class Power Engineering Interprovincial Certificate with extensive experience;

Experience
•  Five year of recent, on-the-job Fourth Class operating experience
•  Preference will be given to candidates who possess:
o  Third Class Interprovincial Certificate 
o  Instructional experience.
o  Refrigeration Engineer's Certificate and experience in refrigeration operations.

Additional Information:
• Location:  Kindersley, Saskatchewan

• To explore this opportunity further or to obtain additional information, contact:
Fritz Eckstein, Region Manager
fritze@greatplainscollege.ca
Ph: (306) 463-1356               

• For additional information related to the community of Kindersley, explore:  
o http://www.kindersley.ca

• To apply, email your resume and cover letter quoting competition #U49-13/14, to gpchr@greatplainscollege.ca.

• Applications will be reviewed starting on June 27, 2014 with the competition remaining open until filled.  

We thank you for your interest in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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