The Director of Education, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for leading the development, implementation and ongoing delivery of comprehensive Indigenous education programs to the students and citizens of Délı̨nę. The Director is responsible for collaborating with community leaders to develop strategic initiatives to support Indigenous rights to education and appropriate programming that also supports traditions and culture and ensures that Délı̨nę Final Self Government Agreement (DFSGA) provisions related to education are implemented at a high standard. The Director will be passionate about and skilled at creating a holistic approach to educational initiatives and programming from early childhood education to adult education and everything in between for all learners. The Director of Education provides curriculum development support and offers professional leadership as requested to school principals, teachers and support staff in program delivery focused on culture, language, and traditional knowledge of Délı̨nę.
Duties includes the development of programming and services for early childhood programming, as well as that which is complementary to the GNWT curriculum framework and supports the prescribed learning outcomes for Kindergarten to grade 12 students. The Director works in parallel, and collaboratively with, the GNWT K-12 school system and staff and will offer to provide curriculum development for program as support to school staff if requested, and focused on culture, language and traditional knowledge of Délı̨nę In addition, the Director will create partnerships with stakeholders which promote the engagement of post-secondary students and adult learners and offer support to this cohort of students. The Director will oversee the implementation and delivery of programming that ensures the health and safety of students in all settings, whether learning takes place in the classroom, on-the-land, in the community or outside the community. The Director of Education is the primary expert to advise on matters with respect to compliance issues including legislation, regulations, strategic planning, establishing and meeting departmental goals and work plans, team hiring and management, budget compliance and sourcing funding, and timely and regular reporting on progress against agreed goals.
- Minimum Bachelor Degree in Education, preferably with graduate studies in a specialized Education field, Management, Business or Public Administration.
- Minimum 3 – 5 years teaching or education administration experience
- Ideally, experience at a senior management level as a principal or public administrator, including management of large budgets, preparing plans and implementing policy, and leading and managing a team
- Experience working or partnering with Indigenous Governments
- Experience in cross-cultural education and coursework in Indigenous Studies are assets and would be considered as equivalencies.
- The ideal incumbent should have the ability to communicate in Dene Kǝdǝ́ or have knowledge of the Délı̨nę culture and heritage.
- You have experience in and enjoy living in remote, northern, Indigenous communities