Northern Distance Learning Technology Coordinator

Job Summary

Location: Inuvik
Department: Education, Culture and Employment
Job ID: 20907
Salary: $92,976 - $111,072
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Oct 3, 2021

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

Reporting to the Manager of Northern Distance Learning (NDL) and located in Inuvik, NT. The Technology Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all aspects of technology needs and requirements for the ongoing implementation and expansion of NDL together with participating education bodies and the NDL working group.

Specifically, the NDL Technology Coordinator would be responsible to help establish appropriate GNWT digital services for NDL at the Technology Services Centre (TSC), including communications with Information Systems and Shared Services (ISSS); build, back up, and manage the programs bridge that provides different "classroom" over the digital network; determine the business requirements and coordinating the use of the Virtual Private Network (VPN) contract; interact regularly with the Online and Blended Learning (OBL) Coordinator, who will help teachers transition into the various learning technologies; work within the current student information system: PowerSchool; support teachers and student devices and communication collaboration tools, and manage their deployment, setup and ever-greening.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Enrollment in, or completion of a Diploma in Computer Science, Education Technologies or related field, and three (3) years of related work experience, including a minimum of one (1) year of successful technology support experience within a Northern school context.. Preference will be given to a candidate who has experience maintaining both IT and infrastructures and or enterprise security technologies. Proficiency of the incumbent in at least one NWT Indigenous language or French would be an asset.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 1869
Tel (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620

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

More Information

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 vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  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.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 20907

Closing Date: October 1, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $47.68 per hour (approximately $92,976.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.