Learning Centre Coordinator – Employment Opportunity

JOB TITLE:                       Learning Centre Coordinator
TERM:                       Sixteen (16) week term (with potential for extension)
LOCATION:                                    IRTC Head Office, Pinaymootang First Nation
SALARY:                                    Based on experience



The Learning Centre Coordinator will connect students to supports at their respective institutions, such as through Indigenous Student Centres, Academic Learning Centres, Libraries, the Faculty-specific supports, Student Counselling, Career Services, UM Access Programs, the Department of Native Studies, and the Indigenous student groups. The Coordinator will also connect students with the appropriate Internet Services Technology departments at their academic institutions. The Learning Hub Coordinator will be responsible for welcoming students. They will assist students to realize the maximum educational benefits available. They will do this by helping students better understand themselves and the opportunities that are available so that they can make informed choices about their educational and career paths.

Under the direction of the IRTC Education Director, the Learning Centre Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing IRTC’s Learning Centre and actively participate in learn meetings with other Centre coordinators.

The Learning Centre Coordinator will be part of a team assembled to build on a new “pilot project” in a new facility based in Pinaymootang First Nation.


  • Work with the Education Director for IRTC to develop in-community student-focused supports and programs such as tutors, Elder support, peer mentorship, and networking opportunity with professional
  • Participate in meetings and liaising with other learning center coordinators as learning centers in other communities get set
  • Create and maintain a warm and welcoming environment for First Nations students to access remote post- secondary learning
  • Work with all post-secondary institutions in Manitoba to connect students with the appropriate student, internet technology, financial academic and other supports at their college or
  • Create and carry out a communications strategy to promote the Learning Hub to First Nations
  • Organize and present information sessions for students, prospective students, parents, high school teachers, principals, First Nation Education Authorities, etc…
  • Provide opportunities that strengthen students’ cultural
  • Organize and implement programming for student with emphasis on student
  • Identify common needs/interests of students and co-coordinate workshops and information sessions such as job search techniques, job placements, tutoring, etc…
  • Create, contribute to, broadly publicize, and maintain a current database of resources both within the IRTC communities and each of the post-secondary institution partners which may be of use to First Nations
  • Advise the IRTC Education Director on policies and procedures which may unintentionally disadvantage First Nations students and make recommendations for
  • Promote, manage, and evaluate programs for improvement and
  • Work with Education Director to manage the budgets of each program, including preparing reports for


  • Minimum of a three (3) year University degree
  • At least two years of directly related experience involving post-secondary students required
  • Demonstrated experience working with post-secondary
  • Experience with student development, especially as it relates to First Nations students
  • A thorough knowledge of student services offered at the various post-secondary institutions in Manitoba preferred
  • Experience problem-solving technological issues, such as trouble-shooting computer and internet issues, and an understanding of the appropriate internet technological services to connect with for more complex scenarios
  • Genuine interest in helping students
  • High energy level and a positive attitude, enjoys challenges, and copes well with change
  • Demonstrated ability to work in close collaboration and partnership with post-secondary academic and administrative colleagues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be pleasant and efficient in communication with students and staff
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and using intermediate features associated with a Windows computer environment

Please provide a cover letter, resume and two (2) written reference letters (preferably from present and past employers) to:
Donna Hall, Program Administrative Officer no later than 4:30 pm, Friday, April 9, 2021
Fax: (204) 942-8840
Email: donnahall@irtc.ca

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted. Preference will be given to Indigenous people and applicants are asked to self-declare in their cover letter or resume. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.