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Career Opportunities

Temporary Principal


Location: Elizabeth Métis Settlement

Competition #: 13279

Open To: Everyone

Date Posted: May 31st, 2021

Closing Date: Open Ended

Additional Information:

Are you looking for an educational leadership opportunity in Alberta’s north? Northland School Division is seeking advocates for Indigenous Education and supporters of FNMI Language and culture to help us lead the way in First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Education.  Applications are invited for the position of Principal effective the 2021-2022 school year.  The vacancy is due to the incumbent being seconded to another leadership role within the Division for the coming school year.

Elizabeth School is located approximately 35 kilometers from Cold Lake, Alberta and approximately 300 kilometers from Edmonton, Alberta.  The school serves a student population of approximately 105 students in Grades K-8.  The school requires effective the 2021/2022 school year:

Motto: "Working Together, Building our Future!"

Candidate Qualifications:

We are looking for individuals who have successful experience in rural and Aboriginal communities, school-based leadership, can build on the current strengths of the school, and can work towards literacy and language improvement through common Division goals and initiatives.

  • Minimum Bachelor of Education (or equivalent)
  • Eligible for or working towards their Alberta Teachers’ Certificate and Leadership Quality Standard.
  • Has experience with and a passion for promoting educational success for Aboriginal learners, especially in their indigenous language and culture. Fluency in the language and experience in the culture would be an asset.
  • Will work closely with the school council and the community to build relationships in order to create a positive, inviting school environment that is integrated into the life of the community.
  • Will actively seek local partnerships to create innovative program opportunities to engage and challenge students and promote a sense of pride and accomplishment.
  • Is a strong instructional leader who will work with staff to ensure that students have high quality learning experiences.
  • Leads by example and is active in the life of the community.
  • Has a minimum of 5 successful years of teaching experience in rural and Aboriginal communities.

If you have leadership skills that can support literacy and language improvement through an aboriginal perspective at the school level and through Division goals, Northland School Division is the place for you.

Northland School Division offers educational services, primarily to First Nation and Métis students.  The school division is located in the northern half of Alberta and serves approximately 2,000 students and employs over 400 staff in 20 schools.  Our programs encompass all cultures which reflect community values within a global context.  This allows children to retain their distinctive cultural identity while achieving academic excellence.  To learn more about Northland School Division, visit www.nsd61.ca.

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Please apply to:  Wesley Oginski, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, Northland School Division, 9809 77 Avenue, Peace River, Alberta T8S 1V2.  Phone: (780) 624-2060.  Fax: (780) 624-5914. Email: applications@nsd61.ca