We are looking for a Curriculum Developer to join our project supporting Indigenous children and youth with yoga, mindfulness, and traditional land-based healing practices. This is a wonderful opportunity to create learning experiences that help children master self-regulation, particularly those who may have experienced trauma or exposure to violence.

The Role

As part of our team, you will collaborate to design curriculum materials, and potentially train mental health professionals and educators on how to utilize these materials through informative workshops. You may also evaluate existing curriculums and help integrate new technology. 

Applicants of First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit ancestry will be given preference, particularly those of K’ómoks, Kwakwaka’wakw, and/or Haida descent. 

You are enthusiastic about integrating traditional land-based healing practices with yoga, mindfulness, trauma-theory and current ideas about student-centered learning.

This project will train educators and frontline mental health workers in using yoga-based tools that have the potential to impact the emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical well-being for Indigenous children and youth and their communities. The project will be piloted in K’ómoks, Kwakwaka’wakw, and Haida territory in 2021. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Review, consult on and help to refine course objectives 
  • Design content delivery and evaluation methods 
  • Determine ways to integrate into classrooms and other settings
  • Evaluate and revise curriculum as needed 
  • Potentially provide training materials or workshops to educators and mental health professionals in future as appropriate 

Requirements and Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in education, instructional design, or curriculum development 
  • Understand Indigenous worldviews and ways of knowing to Indigenize curriculum
  • Valid teaching license (strongly preferred) 
  • Previous teaching experience (strongly preferred) 
  • Yoga and mindfulness – some understanding of and appreciation for yoga and mindfulness practices (not necessarily a teacher) 
  • Strong computer skills 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Able to work well in a collaborative environment 

This is a contract position, initial commitment is 20 – 30 hours with potential for subsequent involvement. Rate: $45 – $75/hour depending on experience. 

Email resume and cover letter to Delanie Dyck, Executive Director at delanie@yogaoutreach.com by Friday, January 8th, 2021 at 5pm.