Division News



Supervisor of FNMI Language, Culture and Land Based Learning


Location: All Schools

Competition #: 11822

Open To: Everyone

Date Posted: June 10th, 2020

Closing Date: Open Ended

Additional Information:

Are you looking for an educational leadership opportunity in Alberta’s north?  Northland School Division is seeking an advocate of Indigenous Education and a supporter of First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Language and Culture to help lead the way in FNMI Education.  Applications are invited for a qualified educator to fill the Supervisor of First Nation, Metis and Inuit Language, Culture and Land Based Learning position for the 2020-21 school year. We are looking for an individual who will provide a strong FNMI perspective, has had successful experience in First Nations, Metis, rural communities, and school-based leadership. 

The candidate would have a deep knowledge and understanding of the diversity of Aboriginal communities and their protocols. Fluency in an Indigenous language and experience in the culture would be an asset.  This position will build on the current strengths of the schools to work towards literacy and language improvement through common Division goals and initiatives, including:

  • FNMI learner success,
  • Inclusion,
  • Literacy,
  • Numeracy,
  • Learner engagement; and
  • Attendance

This position will be of interest to innovative and enthusiastic individuals willing to participate in improving and expanding educational services within the Division. 

The position will be based in Wabasca or Calling Lake.  Frequent travel within the jurisdiction is a requirement.

The individual selected will provide support and assistance to school-based staff in:

  • Oversee and coordinate the development and implementation of the Division’s language, culture and land based learning programs
  • Excellent understanding of Program of Studies K-12
  • Embedding First Nations, Metis and Inuit history, knowledge and perspectives into the curriculum
  • Planning and delivering in-services to professional and paraprofessional staff
  • Fostering learning communities
  • Guidance and mentorship of school-based administrative teams
  • Evaluation procedures and expectations (Native Language Instructors and Teachers)

Assets include:

  • Strong FNMI perspective with knowledge of and/or experience of Aboriginal communities, specifically from the Cree and/or Dene perspective
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of principles of Professional Learning Communities
  • Understanding and proficiency in remote/digital instructional support

Further qualifications and/or qualities essential to are:

  • A valid Alberta Teaching Certificate
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact with administrative staff, parents, support agencies, and local school board committees
  • A minimum of 5 years teaching experience
  • A minimum of 2 years administrative experience
  • A Master’s degree in Education or equivalent/relevant graduate coursework.

Interested applicants are asked to forward a letter of application, with the names of three (3) professional references, to:

Wesley Oginski

Associate Superintendent of Human Resources

Northland School Division

Bag 1400

Peace River, Alberta T8S 1V2

Phone: (780) 624-2060

Fax: (780) 624-5914

Email: applications@nsd61.ca 


Closing date:  Open until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all applicants for submitting applications. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. References may be contacted before interviews.