Program Officer, Joint Training Committee

Closing Date: 2017-09-14

Location: Saskatoon, SK


Program Officer, Joint Training Committee

Full Time / Permanent
Competition #SSA-0147    Location: Saskatoon

Established in 1976 the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) is a First Nation governed post-secondary institution.  Recognized under provincial legislation, the Institute has been conferred authority to grant certificates and diplomas.  SIIT welcomes over 2000 students into our urban and community programs annually as well as serving over 4800 clients through our eight Career Centres across the province.  The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies is playing a significant role in Saskatchewan’s economic future.  You can contribute to that success while building your career. 

The Program Officer, JTC, is accountable for assisting the JTC Coordinator in coordinating and managing the training initiatives with First Nation communities and SIIT locations across Saskatchewan. The Program Officer will serve as a resource assisting communities and the Institute to develop short and long term plans for programming development that is based on current practices, reflecting industry standards and encompasses Indigenous values, traditions and practices. This position is required to seek out new program opportunities, as well as, in collaboration with the JTC coordinator and the Dean, to identify the need to modify current programs and services in order to meet the needs of the learners, clients, and communities to further the education and training of clients/learners. This position includes, but is not limited to, the following broad range of accountabilities: 

  • Assist the JTC Coordinator in identifying, initiating, and supporting the coordination of various training programs for the Institute and Bands/Tribal Councils as requested
  • Assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluating the activities that attract First Nations communities to SIIT programs within the province while collaborating with various departments.
  • Ensure the program is on schedule and course content is covered in the specified time period
  • Ensure that existing and new classrooms and office spaces are equipped with the required resources and equipment to ensure teaching and learning opportunities are maximized, as well as, ensuring the maintenance of the site in collaboration with the facilities department or community contacts where applicable
  • Assist Instructors, when required, to ensure students adhere to SIIT’s Academic policies
  • Prepare and submit reports to internal and external stakeholders as required; participate in graduate follow-up surveys
  • Work closely with the SATCC (Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission) and other stakeholders to maximize the effectiveness of the JTC, T&I, and SIIT as a whole.
  • Assist in the operation and maintenance of the SIIT JTC database is up to date
  • Assist the JTC coordinator in managing both urban and rural-based apprentices in the JTC as per regulations set out by the SATCC; this includes collecting all documentation required by the SATCC
  • Assist the JTC coordinator in the delivery of apprenticeship training as related to the SIIT JTC
  • Promote trade employment, careers and apprenticeship by leading, attending and supporting applicable events
  • Work collaboratively with SIIT Registrar to ensure all learners are registered and credits are accumulated as applicable
  • In collaboration with the Dean and the JTC coordinator develop contracts and budgets with outside parties for programs and services


Required Competencies: Flexible & Adaptable; Effective Communication; Relationship Building; Results Oriented; Attention to Detail; Teamwork; Student Focus; Knowledge & Expertise


Required Qualifications and Experience: A Journeyperson certification and/or post-secondary in a relevant field is an asset, coupled with knowledge and experience regarding the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship system. Experience working with MS Office including Word, Access, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook is required.  Experience working in post-secondary education is considered an asset. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  Knowledge of First Nations cultures and organizations would be an asset. Incumbent must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation as travel is required.

Start Date: October 2, 2017                                                         Location: Saskatoon, SK


Submit resume, quote the competition # in your cover letter, including references, by September 14, 2017 to:

Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

Attn: Human Resources

Phone: 306-244-4444 or 1-800-667-9704 Fax: 306-244-0165

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