Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Coordinator

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Education, Culture and Employment
Job ID: 23096
Salary: $114,816 - $137,163
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Dec 15, 2022

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

Located in Yellowknife, and reporting to the Director of Curriculum Development and Student Assessment (CDSA), you will be responsible for Junior Kindergarten to grade twelve (JK-12) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (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.

You will lead, manage and coordinate the development, implementation, in-service and evaluation of STEM curriculum and programs for all educational jurisdictions in the NWT. You will also provide leadership within the education system by advising education bodies and other groups/agencies with respect to CDSA and Departmental priorities by participating and providing leadership in inter-divisional working groups.

Transfer Assignments from GNWT employees, including those currently employed at GNWT schools will be considered.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • Enrolment in, or completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field, and five (5) years of related work experience, including a minimum of two (2) years of specific science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics teaching experience within a Northern context. Preference will be given to a candidate who has JK-12 Northern classroom teaching experience, and is eligible for NWT teacher certification. Proficiency of the incumbent in at least one NWT Indigenous language or French would be an asset.

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.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term.

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.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 23096

Closing Date: December 15, 2022 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $58.88 per hour to $70.34 per hour (approximately $114,816 - $137,163.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.