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Director of Education

Career Posting : Director of Education

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Type: Full-Time
Term: Permanent
Closing Date: August 31, 2022 12:00 am

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Education
  • A minimum five (5) years related experience which includes leading First Nation services, program and/or policy development, and/or education and community development
  • Proven experience in alternate program development
  • In depth understanding of First Nation 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 indigenous 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 Nation culture and traditions

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Executive Director of Operations

Tasks will include:

  • Assigning responsibilities as needed
  • Establishing a budget
  • Setting the Stage (which includes reviewing the vision, mission, and goals of the Dene Tha’ First Nation Education Authority, 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 Northern Lakes College, Fort Vermillion School Division, and other post-secondary institutions
  • 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:

Personnel Services Coordinator / HR

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.