Learning Facilitator at Musqueam

Vancouver, BC, Canada Req #187
Thursday, April 18, 2024

About Musqueam

We are traditional hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking people. Today, we are a strong, growing community of over 1,300 members. We live on a small portion of our traditional territory, known as the Musqueam Indian Reserve, located south of Marine Drive near the mouth of the Fraser River. The name Musqueam relates back to the River Plant, the name of the plant is məθkʷəy̓. There is a story that has been passed on from generation to generation that explains how we became known as the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) - People of the River Plant. We have always moved throughout our territory using the resources it provides for fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering. We remain distinct and our cultural practices are strong, despite the devastating impacts of residential schools, colonial laws banning our ceremonies, and other attempts to assimilate our people. Our lands and waters continue to support our cultural and economic practices while serving as a source of knowledge and memory, encoded with our teachings and laws. To learn more about Musqueam, please visit 

Position Summary:

The Learning Facilitator is responsible for establishing networks of support to facilitate the success of Aboriginal learners. The networks of support include involving learners, their parents, and Elders wherever possible to provide students with a sense of purpose, place and identity. The Learning Facilitator role is to enhance, plan and provide direct student support services.




·        Coordinate/participate in Committee Network Planning with Elders, Vancouver Community College/Capilano University/Native Education College (VCC/Cap/NEC) Aboriginal Coordinators, parents, and student leaders;

·        Planning projects such as extra-curricular activities, social inclusion learning projects that support student’s sense of place;

·        Make recommendations on Counseling Training for Learning Facilitators to enable Learning Facilitators to provide early intervention and referrals that would support the learner;

·      Research and provide information on learning and career path planning, including occupational descriptions and regional labor market trends;

·    Inform Committee Elders about Aboriginal learner career plans to enhance supports;

·    Engage and recognize Aboriginal learner’s parents/caregivers contribution to learner success;

·       Network with schools and communities thorough visits and presentations;

·   Establish Learner Recognition/Role Model motivation program for students that would inform/create awareness of learning path/career path planning;

·  Work with VCC/Cap/NEC Aboriginal Coordinators to develop core Learning Facilitator resources information and materials and make recommendations on how to provide increased Aboriginal student support;

·        Develop Handbooks for Learners and Parents;

·        Liaise with Institutional faculty and staff to increase awareness of Committee services, share pedagogy research, and enhance teacher relations with Aboriginal learners;

·   Make recommendations on the new Accountability Framework and statistical information which measure the progress made towards meeting the goals and objectives of the ASP;

·  Make recommendations on opportunities to leverage community supports (prevention/intervention/support) and funding partnership to the Education Manager, including needs/gaps for transportation costs

·        Tutor and support students enrolled in the MIB Adult Basic Education program   


Job Knowledge:  

  • Education : typically received through completion of a degree in Education or equivalent or equivalent combination of education, skill, knowledge, and experience to be able to tutor and support students in math, science, social studies and English.
  • Strong attention to detail and strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible work hours
  • Strong Computer Skills
  • First Nations ancestry is an asset.



Working Conditions:


  • Work is performed in an office environment and occasionally in the community
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Successful Criminal Record Check



Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada