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Make a Future - Careers in BC Education

District Principal, Aboriginal Education

Canada-British Columbia-Kamloops


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Make a Future – Careers in BC Education created by BCPSEA, is operated as a joint venture between British Columbia’s 60 public boards of education, the BC Ministry of Education and the BC Public School Employers’ Association. The goal of Make a Future – Careers in BC Education is to innovate and advance K-12 public education employee recruitment and retention to ensure the right people in the right places at the right time. BCPSEA is a human resource service agency that supports public education through innovative human resource practices, partnerships, and services. Established by the Public Sector Employers Act, BCPSEA is a multi-employer association and the accredited bargaining agent for all 60 public school boards, including the Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (CSF). In addition to its core mandate, a major area of focus for BCPSEA is the development, coordination and facilitation of human resource best practices in the public education sector. Make a Future – Careers in BC Education is one of those best practice initiatives. For more information please visit:

Job Description

School District #73 operates within the traditional territory of the Secwepemc Nation.  The District is seeking an experienced educational leader to assume the position of District Principal – Aboriginal Education effective August 1, 2017. As a member of District Staff, the District Principal – Aboriginal Education will provide leadership and assume a wide range of responsibilities aimed at leading and promoting Aboriginal educational and cultural initiatives across the district.



  • provides leadership for the development and implementation of the Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement between School District #73 and the Aboriginal Education Council
  • plans and guides implementation measures intended to improve Aboriginal student success
  • leads the implementation of Aboriginal language instruction in schools
  • acts as liaison with First Nations Bands and Aboriginal community organizations
  • supports and mentors principals and classroom teachers with the implementation of Aboriginal Education curriculum
  • works with District staff to provide in-service related to Aboriginal resources, teaching strategies and cultural issues to teachers and support staff
  • serves as a resource and contact person for teachers and Aboriginal Education Workers at both the elementary and secondary levels across the district
  • other duties to be determined in collaboration with the Aboriginal Education Council and as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools


The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • a strong commitment to student success and to parent and community involvement
  • the ability to work closely with the District’s Aboriginal Education Council and other partner agencies
  • a commitment to enhance, nurture, and value positive relationships with Aboriginal communities
  • the ability to empower students’ sense of belonging, personal and cultural identity, and self-esteem in a caring and inclusive environment
  • the ability to empower staff to work towards common goals and initiatives
  • excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and team-building skills and a sense of humor
  • extensive knowledge & understanding of Aboriginal history, language, culture & contemporary issues
  • an understanding of core and curricular competencies and pedagogical approaches related to Aboriginal education



  • Masters degree in Educational Leadership or a related field
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a school or district leader
  • Experience working collaboratively with First Nations communities in educational settings
  • BC Teaching Certificate
  • Valid BC Driver’s license
  • Must be of Aboriginal ancestry




Conditions of employment are in keeping with Board Policy #301.  Members of the School District #73 Aboriginal Education Council, Board of Education, and Senior Staff will be involved in the recruitment process.


Letters of application, complete with resume, transcripts, and the names of at least three references, must be submitted to:  


Mr. Shayne Olsen, Associate Superintendent - Human Resources

School District #73 (Kamloops/Thompson)

1383 Ninth Avenue, Kamloops, B.C.  V2C 3X7

Phone (250) 374-0679 or Fax (250) 372-1183





Deadline:  June 16, 2017 @ 4PM

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Make a Future - Careers in BC Education
Posting Date: 02-Jun-2017Education - K-12 Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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