Justice Institute of British Columbia

Justice Institute of British Columbia:

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator – a public post-secondary educational institution that has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence and innovation. JIBC educational programs and services are delivered to government agencies, community organizations, private corporations and the general public in communities throughout the province and around the world. Each year, the JIBC’s distinctive educational learning model attracts an average of 27,000 students, many of whom return as students throughout their careers.

Emergency Management Division:

As part of the JIBC School of Public Safety, the Emergency Management Division has been educating public safety leaders in Canada and internationally for more than 20 years. From preparation and mitigation through to response and recovery, the Emergency Management Division provides comprehensive and innovative academic programs and applied training and services in emergency management, incident command system, exercise design, emergency social services, and search and rescue.

Position Summary:

The Instructional Designer/Coordinator reports to the Program Director, Program Development and Academic Programs and is responsible for the development and revision of curriculum, as well as the coordination of program activities and projects for the division and its clients. The incumbent works collaboratively and with the support of divisional staff, subject matter experts, clients, and others within the JIBC to coordinate curriculum projects, faculty development activities, training activities, and design and develop courses for face-to-face delivery, blended, and online delivery using a range of applied learning strategies and technologies, including simulations. He or she ensures that courses and assigned aspects of delivery meet the standards required by JIBC.

The incumbent is expected to immerse themselves in selected areas of the division’s curriculum, which could include, emergency social services, wildland search and rescue, emergency operation centres, and the incident command system.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Researches emerging issues in emergency management to ensure curriculum and programs reflect current trends and practices.
  • Collaborates with subject matter experts, program personnel and clients to identify student learning needs, intended program/course outcomes, and program/course delivery requirements and constraints.
  • Reviews and maintains course materials across various areas of emergency management in accordance with EMD’s curriculum review/development guidelines.
  • Develops instructional design/course plans/blueprints, timelines, course outlines/outcomes.
  • Identifies lesson and media requirements and collaborates with the project team (e.g., subject matter experts, program managers, web specialists, simulation specialists) on their development.
  • Develops/writes/edits curriculum content, learning resources, learning and teaching activities, and learning evaluation instruments to JIBC quality standards.
  • Manages workloads to meet objectives and deliverables within established timelines, budgets and client specifications.
  • In conjunction with the Program Director, provides input into the recruitment, selection, orientation and development of sessional instructors.
  • In conjunction with the Program Director, monitors and evaluates instructional faculty.
  • Coordinates curriculum development projects, liaising with clients and subject matter experts as required.
  • Coordinates delivery and evaluation of face-to-face and online emergency management courses and projects.
  • Participates as a contributing team member within the Emergency Management Division.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements:


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the area of, but not limited to, education, curriculum and instruction, distributed learning, educational technology, or emergency/disaster management.

Certificate in emergency management or a combination of related experience and education.

Other Knowledge/Training/Skills:

The successful candidate should have a background in some aspects of emergency/disaster management, emergency response or similar fields.

Skills required include the ability to implement sound instructional design principles, develop instructional materials to address specific learner profiles, manage multiple projects with shifting priorities and timelines, write and edit clear instructional materials, provide coaching and training, attend to detail, and evaluate and make recommendations regarding instructional design in various modalities. The incumbent must have excellent oral communication skills and sound technical writing and editing skills.

In addition, the incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following:

  • Highly motivated, independent self-starter who enjoys working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Desire to develop knowledge and skills within emergency management and instructional design in order to meet the Division’s evolving needs.
  • Ability to work effectively and maintain professional relations with the public, faculty, staff and students.

Related Experience:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in emergency management (paid or volunteer).
  • At least 3 years’ demonstrated experience in curriculum design and development, including conducting training needs assessments; developing instructional design plans; guiding the development of learning outcomes, course outlines, course content/manuals, learning activities, lesson plans, and assessment instruments; and researching and writing course content.
  • Experience designing online and blended teaching and learning environments using current technology and online tools such as Blackboard, Storyline, WordPress, Camtasia, etc.
  • Experience developing and integrating simulations, applied exercises and other interactive learning approaches within face-to-face and online curriculum.

Additional Information:

This position includes a competitive / comprehensive compensation package:

  • 4 weeks’ (20 days) vacation per annum to start plus 10 personal/discretionary days per annum (pro-rated in first year of hire).
  • BC Medical Services, Group Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment effective 1st of the month following date of hire. Extended Health & Dental benefits effective 1st of the month following 3 months’ employment.
  • Defined benefit pension – College Pension Plan http://www.pensionsbc.ca/portal/page/portal/pen_corp_home/cpp_home_page/
Please see http://www.jibc.ca/about-jibc/working-jibc for more information (Fair Comparison Handbook). Salary Range: $71,062 – $78,958 per annum (Fair Comparison Job Level P3) (Under review to be determined for exclusion)
Posting Date: May 9, 2017
Closing Date: May 28, 2017
Start Date: ASAP

Please submit a resume/CV, cover letter E-mail: hr@jibc.ca and copies of academic / professional credentials, quoting Competition #17-30

For more information about this position, please contact: Sarah Wareing Program Director Emergency Management Division, School of Public Safety 604-528-5794 | swareing@jibc.ca

To apply for this job email your details to hr@jibc.ca