Cree Language and Culture Specialist

Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority Ltd.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Cree Language and Culture Specialist

Want an experience?  Come join us at Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority Ltd. KTCEA is seeking a strong advocate for indigenous education and Cree language and culture to help us lead the way in First Nations learning.

As part of the Leadership Team, the successful applicant will provide leadership, high-quality service and support to schools in implementing programs, policies and procedures to improve student learning outcomes.  You will use your knowledge and experience of aboriginal learners to inform our practices in the system. This position utilizes expertise in curriculum design including 21st-century learning and “ways of knowing” from an aboriginal perspective to ensure students develop foundational skills essential for success in learning and achievement.  You will provide leadership to assist schools to develop strength-based approaches that support students in developing knowledge about and pride in their language and culture through contextualizing of programming to bring learning to life in the local community context. You will deliver strong organizational, planning, consulting, interpersonal and teamwork skills in the role as a Cree Language and Culture specialist. 

Primary responsibilities include coordination of key actions as determined by the Authorities Education Plan including:

  • revitalization of aboriginal languages;
  • develop a process to strengthen Aboriginal cultural content within the curriculum;
  • provide support to authority and school leadership to increase student and community engagement to support increased attendance;
  • assist school principals with the supervision and monitoring of language and culture programs and staff;
  • support implementation of land-based learning programs;
  • Frequent travel to schools is a requirement.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and/or qualities essential to this position are:

  • Master’s Degree in Education or equivalent/relevant graduate coursework
  • proficiency in the Cree language
  • solid and successful experience in all aspects of aboriginal culture and language learning
  • appreciation of Northern Cree cultural protocols
  • knowledge of and/or experience in Northern Cree communities
  • deep understanding of the learning process and “ways of knowing”
  • excellent organizational and time management skills
  • ability to interact with administrative staff, teachers, parents and community members
  • a valid Alberta Teaching Certificate,
  • Demonstrated leadership in an educational context (e.g.: lead teacher, program head, administrative position, etc.)
  • a minimum of 5 years’ teaching experience and a minimum of 2 years’ administrative experience
  • Valid driver’s license.

If you have leadership skills to support culture, language and literacy enhancement through a Cree perspective and support Authority and community goals for KTCEA, then you belong here.

Conditions of Employment: In order to ensure and maintain a safe and secure working and learning environment, applicants new to the KTCEA who are offered employment must provide an up-to-date RCMP criminal record check and Child Welfare Intervention Check before employment is confirmed.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to educationhr@ktcea.ca

Closing Date: The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Applicants are thanked in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for consideration/interview will be contacted. The Personal Information submitted pursuant to the advertisement will be utilized for the employment opportunity only and is subject to compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.