First Nations Languages & Culture Coordinator
Join the team of the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC)…
An independent society that is committed to improving education for all First Nations learners in British Columbia.
FNESC is led by representatives of First Nations across the province. FNESC also provides administrative services
for the First Nations Schools Association (FNSA), the Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association and other
As the First Nations Languages & Culture Coordinator…
You manage and coordinate the Languages & Culture initiatives undertaken by the FNESC and the FNSA. You
provide senior level leadership and administrative support to subcommittees, coordinates working relationships
and provides support to affiliate organizations. In addition, you will liaise with relevant associates and
organizations to advocate and advance partnerships.
Are a member of a motivated team committed to improving education for all First Nations learners in
Provide leadership and strategic planning in the development and management of languages initiatives to
manage the ongoing growth and development of language and culture initiatives. Develops proposals to
secure additional language and culture funding from various sources.
Build stronger partnerships between education partners to enhance language and culture initiatives.
Provides input into provincial and national advocacy and policy consultations and to strategies to improve
First Nations languages and culture education in both provincial and First Nations schools.
Participate in the advancement of the Kindergarten Grade 12 curriculum framework and professional
development for First Nations language teachers and the Languages Roundtable initiatives.
Research and develop language and culture curriculum and resources. Supports the development of
critically needed resources to support efforts to revitalize and retain First Nations languages. Coordinates
training opportunities for all languages and culture teachers.
Participate and provides administrative support to the Aboriginal Languages Subcommittee and related
languages and culture initiatives.
Have a comprehensive understanding of First Nations education issues and First Nations issues in British
Have excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Proven exemplary leadership skills in a continually evolving environment;
Excellent analytical skills;
Proven ability to establish and maintain relationships; and collaborate and advocate effectively with
internal and external stakeholders to develop, manage and evaluate programs/services considering client
needs and service potential;
Ability to provide leadership and training to educators; and
Ability to align program goals with organizations strategic goals and objectives.
Your Qualifications include…
Degree in Education and BC-recognized teaching certification;
Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience including experience working in the field of First Nations
languages including an excellent working knowledge of languages curriculum;
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered;
Proven experience managing, directing and leading education programs; as well as
Valid driver's licence and a satisfactory criminal records check.
Our Benefits include…
Competitive pay with a generous annual leave package
Excellent health and pension plan
Preference given to qualified First Nations candidates.
Submit a cover letter and resume by August 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm:
by email to: email@example.com - with the position title in the subject line
or post to: First Nations Education Steering Committee
113-100 Park Royal South
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2