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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM )Coordinator

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Education, Culture and Employment
Job ID: 18039
Salary: $108,732 - $129,890
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Feb 2, 2020

Department Information

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) provides the residents of the Northwest Territories with access to quality programs, services and support to assist them in making informed and productive choices for themselves and their families with regard to education, training, careers, employment and labour, child development, languages, culture and heritage.

Job Information

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Coordinator is responsible to lead, manage and coordinate the development, implementation, in-service and evaluation of an interdisciplinary and applied approach to STEM curriculum, programs, student support and early childhood services for all junior kindergarten to grade twelve (JK-12) educational jurisdictions in the Northwest Territories (NWT), to ensure that children and students receive a high quality of education that meets their needs.   

Reporting to the Director of Teaching & Learning (TL), and located in Yellowknife, the Coordinator is responsible for JK-12 STEM curriculum and programs, as well as, managing, supporting, promoting and actively encouraging: student-centered / family-centered, culture-based, process-orientated, research-based, interactive, experiential, competency-based, cognitively challenging, inclusive education in accordance with the NWT Education Act, the NWT Official Languages Act, the NWT Day Care Act, regulations, Departmental philosophies, guidelines, Frameworks and Action Plans, Ministerial Directives, curricula, and inter-jurisdictional initiatives.

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) is currently undertaking a process of renewal both in the early childhood sector and Junior Kindergarten to grade twelve (JK-12) schools.  Substantial changes to curriculum and assessment approaches may result from this work.  It is anticipated that this Coordinator position will require substantial inter-disciplinary theme and project based work.

The Coordinator is expected to work collaboratively with the Early Childhood Development and Learning (ECDL), Health, Wellness and Student Support (HWSS), Education Operations and Development (EOD), and Culture and Heritage (CH) Divisions, and the Indigenous Languages and Education Secretariat (ILES), in addition to other GNWT Departments, and colleagues and  educators from across the NWT, Yukon, Nunavut, and other jurisdictions in Canada, often in a team-based approach following current foundational frameworks and their corresponding action plans, and directives including:

•    Right from the Start: Early Childhood Development Framework;

•    Directions for Change: Education Renewal Framework;

•    The Inclusive Schooling (IS) Ministerial Directive;

•    A Shared Responsibility: NWT Aboriginal Languages Plan;

•    The Indigenous Languages and Education (ILE) Policy;

•    Skills for Success: 10-Year Strategic Framework; and

•    Strong Cultures, Strong Territory: GNWT Culture & Heritage Strategic Framework

The Coordinator controls a budget of up to $500,000, with spending authority of up to $20,000 and contract authority up to $200,000.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445

More Information

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $55.76 per hour to $66.61 per hour (approximately $108 732.-129 889.50) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3700.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 18039 

Closing Date: February 2, 2020- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time