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School Principal  

Date Classified: July 19, 2021                                                                                       

Business Unit: Education

Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC                                                                                        

Reporting to: Chief Administrative Officer

The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an immediate opening for a permanent full-time School Principal.  The successful person will provide support to matters related to K-12 Education, which includes developing, updating, planning, and implementing educational programs.  

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Create a sense of community in the school setting and engage the students, staff, parents, community members, Mayor and Council, and external agencies in the school program;
  • Review the Strategic Plan for Education on an annual basis and revise as required;
  • Develop and implement annual work plans and related budgets for the school and its various programs;
  • Coordinate and facilitate Education meetings with various stakeholders, including the community, staff, First Nations Schools Association, First Nation Education Steering Committee and other government agencies;
  • Contribute to the development and ongoing review of broad curricula for all levels of education and training;
  • Take the necessary steps to provide a safe and caring environment that fosters well-being and maintain respectful and responsible behaviour throughout the school;
  • Facilitate and employ a team approach; valuing team members, encouraging full participation and showing staff appreciation.  Seek feedback from the team and provide feedback as needed; build capacity;
  • Supervise and monitor the daily operational activities of the school and staff in accordance with the Collective Agreement;
  • Assign staff as necessary to ensure completion of special projects in a timely manner;
  • Monitor activities of the school programs and initiatives, and take corrective action when necessary, to ensure the efficient and effective use of financial and human resource and capital assets;
  • Work with other internal departments to ensure reporting deadlines and requirements are met;
  • Prepare and provide reports for funding agencies for funding received to support programs and activities;
  • Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position, as assigned.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Master’s degree in Education or related field with at least 5 years related work experience, to include 3 years’ classroom experience in adult basic skills and 2 years’ supervisory experience; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the role successfully.
  • A Principal certification and/or willingness to work towards a Principal’s certification.
  • Current BC Teacher’s Certificate in good standing and at least five (5) years’ experience in a related field.
  • A comprehensive understanding of First Nations adult and post-secondary education and First Nations issues in BC.
  • Working knowledge of Ministry Curriculum and Assessment Documents.
  • Experience working within a First Nation educational setting with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).
  • Working knowledge of government policies, programs and curriculums.
  • Strong organization skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and tight timelines.
  • Valid BC drivers’ license with clean driver’s abstract.
  • Provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.

Submission Deadline:

  • August 6, 2021.
  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.
  • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the HR Department at [email protected]
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