Division News



Principal Positions


Location: All Schools

Competition #: 11258

Open To: Everyone

Date Posted: May 5th, 2020

Closing Date: Open Ended

Additional Information:

Northland School Division is looking for advocates for Indigenous Education and supporters of FNMI language and culture.  The division is looking for teachers who are interested in Leadership or Principal positions who have a minimum of 5 successful years of teaching experience in rural and Aboriginal communities, have demonstrated leadership skills at the school level, and have a repertoire of expertise that can support literacy and language improvement through common Division goals and initiatives. For specific vacancies, please see www.nsd61.ca/careers


Candidates must:

  • Advocate Cree/Déné language/culture revitalization;
  • Advocate the weaving of Aboriginal history, perspective, knowledge, experience, pedagogy, and resources into curriculum;
  • Promote school-parent-community engagement;
  • Support instructional leadership for engaged teaching/learning and academic improvement;
  • Promote differentiated instruction to meet diversity in learning needs;
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, and
  • Commit to collaborative-decision making.


Candidates with an interest in leadership will hold as priority, improved student attendance, achievement, learning success for all students, and professional development and training opportunities for teaching and paraprofessional staff.  Completion of or progress towards a Master’s Degree in Education Administration or equivalent and prior educational leadership experience will be a definite asset.  Candidates with an interest will also be receptive to leadership development workshops, conferences, and course opportunities.


All candidates must be eligible for teacher certification in Alberta and will be required to provide an up-to-date RCMP criminal record check.


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 2000 students and employs over 450 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.  Find Northland School Division on Facebook and Twitter.


Please apply to:  Wesley Oginski, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, Northland School Division No. 61, P.O. Bag 1400, Peace River, Alberta T8S 1V2.  Phone: (780) 624-2060.  Fax: (780) 624-5914. Email: applications@nsd61.ca