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Director of Education

Career Posting : Director of Education

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Type: Full-Time
Term: Other
Closing Date: March 30, 2020 5:00 pm

The Dene Tha’ First Nation (DTFN) is recruiting a Director of Education. This is a full-time (2-year contract) position with a competitive benefits package.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have a Master’s Degree in Education.
  • A minimum three (3) years related experience which includes leading Aboriginal services, program and/or policy development, and/or education and community development.
  • Proven experience in alternate program development.
  • In depth understanding of Aboriginal cultures, histories, protocols, issues, demographics and social structures, especially within Alberta.
  • Excellent planning, administrative, organizational, project management and budget management skills.
  • Ability to plan strategically, initiate action and achieve desired outcomes for multiple initiatives in both political as well as culturally sensitive environments.
  • Ability to work as an integral team member and provide leadership to teams and working committees, achieving goals using consultative and collegial processes.
  • Ability to communicate sensitive and complex information to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Knowledge of aboriginal education policies and procedures as set out by Federal and Provincial governments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with First Nations people in Northern Alberta.
  • Experience teaching First Nations students.
  • Knowledge, understanding and appreciation of First Nations culture and traditions.

Responsibilties: Reporting to the Executive Director of Operations.

Tasks will include:

  • Assigning Responsibilities as needed.
  • Evaluate and signing off teachers performance evaluation.
  • Establishing a budget.
  • Setting the Stage (which includes reviewing the vision, mission and goals of the Dene Tha’ First Nation Education Authority (DTFN), and developing a long range plan for increasing literacy, numeracy and graduation rates (high school and post-secondary).
  • Renegotiation of provincial tuition agreements and forging partnerships with NAIT, Northern Lakes College, Fort Vermillion School Division and other post-secondary institutions.
  • Developing a local school board.
  • Travel required.

Must have a valid Alberta Driver’s License and reliable transportation. Must provide a clear criminal record check and child welfare clearance.

Application Open Until a Suitable Candidate is Found

Resume and a cover letter can be submitted to:

Elna Ahnassay, Personnel Services Coordinator
P.O. Box 120 Chateh, Alberta T0H 0S0
Telephone: 780-321-3774 Fax: 780-321-3886

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.