KO Education - Technology Coordinator

Date Posted: April 24, 2017

Deadline for Applications: May 12, 2017 or until filled

Anticipated Start Date: August 14, 2017

Keewaytinook Okimakanak Board of Education (KOBE) services the following First Nation schools in remote locations in Northwestern Ontario:

  • Wasaho Cree Nation School, Fort Severn;
  • Deer Lake First Nation School, Deer Lake;
  • Keewaywin First Nation School, Keewaywin;
  • Ahgwahbuush Memorial School, Poplar Hill;
  • Victoria Linklater Memorial School, North Spirit Lake; and
  • Working in close collaboration with KiHS, KOSSS and K-Net Services. KOBE is a forward-thinking First Nations school board with 2 board offices, comprised of 14 staff and 1250 combined students.

Keewaytinook Okimakanak Board of Education is currently searching for a 1.0 Technology Coordinator to implement initiatives at the board level supporting the community schools. The Technology Coordinator will be required to work collaboratively with all KOBE staff to ensure full delivery of the KOBE IMIIT plan. This contract is a one-year term, open to renewal pending funding. KOBE offers competitive salary, based on experience and education.

This position will be based out of the KOBE office in Balmertown or Sioux Lookout, Ontario where they will be available to provide second and third level services to the five First Nation schools and other KOBE offices.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Continued capacity development with the Information Management Policy Framework to ensure ongoing partnership collaboration is effective and consistent.
  • Supporting all KO community schools technology needs, as it relates to being a Google board, which would also include adequate internet and broadband connectivity.
  • Purchase equipment and supplies to ensure the community schools have what is necessary to share in 21st century innovations as our provincial partner in terms of programming, innovations, as it relates to implementation of the IMIIT policy framework.
  • Provide the necessary professional development to ensure there is local and board capacity development within the IT needs framework.
  • Update and modify IT and IMIIT policies as needed to keep KOBE current.
  • Support the KO community schools will continue to have their schools providing leadership in technology and IT innovation.
  • Strengthen partnerships as it relates to KO community schools and/or KOBE, such as Connected North and KNet.
  • Ensure the technical needs of all office and admin staff are up to date and effectively working.
  • Support the schools IT strategy and ensure they align with our provincial board partner.
  • Work collaboratively with the KOBE 21st Century Technology Lead to support the KO community schools.
  • Travel to the KO communities to deliver professional development and co-deliver student programming (minimum of three trips within a school year calendar to each respective KO community elementary school); and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Post Secondary education related to technology;
  • Google Educator Level I, II or above;
  • Knowledge of Polycom and virtual meeting rooms;
  • Ability to work with Dadavan;
  • Work as part of an educational team with a passion for improving First Nations education;
  • Plan independently and implement various educational projects at a high-functioning level;
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal);
  • Knowledge of a First Nations language is an asset;
  • High level of technological proficiency;
  • Meet deadlines;
  • Research independently to explore a variety of best educational practices; and
  • Provide professional development through a variety of models (online, video-conference, face-to-face, small group workshops, etc.).

Applicants interested in these positions are welcome to submit their resume and cover letter with three recent employment references (including a letter of permission for KOBE to contact these references) to:

Attention: Technology Coordinator


Keewaytinook Okimakanak Board of Education
Attn: KOBE Hiring Committee
Box 340
10 Mine Road
Balmertown, ON P0V 1C0
Fax (807) 735-3392

KOBE would like to thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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