Mentor Apprentice Program (MAP) Project Coordinator

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Education, Culture and Employment
Job ID: 19239
Wage: See "Salary Information" below.
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Oct 26, 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.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

Job Information

The Mentor-Apprentice Program (MAP) Project Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Indigenous Languages & Education Secretariat (ILES) for the Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE). The position is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of MAP. The position will promote, revitalize and support the 9 NWT official Indigenous languages: Chipewyan, Tlicho , South Slavey, North Slavey, Gwich’in, Inuvialuktun, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, and Cree.
This position works is in close collaboration with ILES staff, Regional Indigenous Language Coordinators, Indigenous Governments, BC’s First Peoples Culture Council (national leaders in the MAP approach and research), and other GNWT departments.
Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Strong cross-cultural oral communication skills;
  • Strong understanding of the following:
  • Indigenous language revitalization initiatives;
  • Curriculum development, instructional design, and assessment;
  • Current and contemporary language learning challenges, language loss, linguistic landscapes, and language shifts;
  • Project management, evaluation and strategic planning theories, processes and practices;
  • Demonstrated understanding of northern cultures, languages and people;
  • Well-developed research ethics for working with language communities;
  • Respect for ideas and language advice from Elders and language leaders;
  • Experience in linguistic or anthropologic fieldwork and documentation research;
  • Superior writing and organizational skills, including facilitation for meetings, discussions, and training workshops.
Typically, the above qualifications are attained by:
Enrolment in, or completion of a Master’s Degree in Education, Linguistics, Anthropology, Communications, or related field, and two (2) years of related work or training experiences in in the field of Indigenous languages or a related field, including one (1) year of successful project management or strategic planning experience.
Preference will be given to a candidate who has specific linguistics, anthropologic, cultural, and/or Indigenous language learning experience within a Northern context. Proficiency of the incumbent in at least one NWT Indigenous language or French would be an asset.

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Affirmative Action

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

Criminal Records Check

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

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.


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

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 19239       

Closing Date: October 26, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

Salary for this position is currently Under Review.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.