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Make a Future - Careers in BC Education

Vice Principal, Aboriginal Education

Canada-British Columbia-Penticton


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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 67 (Okanagan Skaha)


Posting 17-03








Okanagan Skaha School District is seeking applications from an experienced educational leader to assume the position of Vice Principal of Aboriginal Education, effective August 1, 2017, (or a mutually agreeable date).  The position will report to the District Principal of District Programs and Curriculum.


As a member of District Staff, the Vice Principal of 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.


The successful candidate will demonstrate:

*       Demonstrated ability to promote the goals of an Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement between a School District, the Aboriginal Education Council and the Ministry of Education

*       A strong commitment to student success and to parent and community involvement

*       The ability to work closely with the District’s Aboriginal Education Council

*       A commitment to working in partnership with Aboriginal communities

*       The ability to promote cooperation and unity of purpose among staff and students resulting in an integrated approach to Aboriginal Education

*       The ability to coordinate with schools in the development and implementation of the K-12 curriculum with a focus on embedding indigenous perspective

*       The ability to provide in-service related to Aboriginal resources, teaching strategies and cultural issues to teachers and support staff

*       The ability to increase traditional cultural knowledge and its applications to the provincial curriculum

*       Effective liaison with the Penticton Indian Band and Aboriginal community organizations

*       The ability to serve as the resource and contact person for teachers and Certified Education Assistants working in the Aboriginal Education program from K to 12.

*       The ability to plan and guide implementation measures intended to improve Aboriginal student success



*       Extensive knowledge & understanding of Aboriginal history, culture & contemporary issues

*       Membership in the B.C. College of Teachers

*       Masters of Education in Educational Leadership or a related field

*       Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and team-building skills

*       All qualified candidates will be considered; however, preference will be given to qualified candidates with Aboriginal ancestry










The School District


SD No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha), representing the communities of Penticton, Summerland, Kaleden, and Naramata, serves the educational needs of approximately 5700 students through 11 elementary, 3 middle, 3 secondary schools and 1 DL school.

Our school district has a proud history of excellent student achievement across a wide range of accomplishment areas:  Academics, fine arts, athletics, career programs, French Immersion, and applied skills with a focus on meeting the individual needs of all learners.



The Communities


The communities are nestled on the sides of Skaha and Okanagan Lakes in the heart of wine and fresh fruit country.  Apex Mountain Ski Resort, named nationally and North America-wide as one of the finest small destination ski areas, is an easy 45-minute drive from Penticton.   The combination of good working conditions, strong community support for schooling, and excellent recreational amenities makes the area a highly desirable home.


For further community information on Penticton see:

Applicants can also contact Mr. Jason Corday at (250) 770-7700, local 6496

or by e-mail at to discuss this position.


Application closing date:       June 26, 2017

Interview Process:                  July 10 and 11, 2017  

Starting date:                           August 1, 2017


Resumes including references familiar with your professional performance, supporting documents, transcripts, and a brief statement of educational and administrative philosophy should be sent to:


Mr. Jason Corday

Director of Instruction/HR

SD No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha)

425 Jermyn Avenue

Penticton, BC   V2A 1Z4

Fax:                 (250) 770-7730



We appreciate all interest in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 










Contact Information

Make a Future - Careers in BC Education
silvana sam
Recruitment Coordinator
Posting Date: 14-Jun-2017Education - K-12 Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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