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The Tla’amin Nation is a modern, self governing First Nation located on the upper Sunshine Coast. We are looking for an education and learning professional to join the Nation, and lead the Education Department.

Title: Education Manager
Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
Reporting to: Director of Community Services (DCS)
Renumeration: Based on Experience

The Education Manager will manage, develop, implement, and evaluate programs, services, and strategies that will benefit Tla’amin Nation learners of all ages. The Education Manager will actively explore and evaluate opportunities to best suit the education and training needs of the Tla’amin people. This position is for someone who strives for excellence, and can work under pressure and competing priorities.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Leadership and Strategic Planning;
• Provide support and advice to the DCS on matters related to education, training, and skills development;
• Liaise, and work cooperatively with internal and external stakeholders to develop education and training programs that will promote the Tla’amin culture, language, and heritage;
• Lead and oversee Tla’amin Nation’s educational resources and infrastructure;
• Lead and provide support to Chi Chuy Daycare and Preschool and the Ahms Tah Ow School; and
• Engage in policy work to ensure Tla’amin Nation strategic goals and programs align with funding agreements, and relationships with external partners.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Ability to work independently;
• Ability to sustain work and program with minimal supervision;
• Ability to exercise high levels of discretion and decision making;
• Ability to prioritize and manage competing work goals; and
• Ability to lead employees with diverse backgrounds and needs.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Arts in Education from a recognized Canadian Post-Secondary Institution;
• A minimum of 5 years working in an education environment, with incremental responsibilities and portfolios;
• Experience developing and implementing education programs and policies;
• Experience leading people; and
• Experience working with Indigenous education curriculums.

Asset Qualifications:
• Master of Arts in Education or equivalent degree from a recognized Canadian Post-Secondary Institution;
• Experience in curriculum development;
• Formalised education in curriculum development;
• Experience in Project Management; or
• Experience working with Local Education Agreements, Provincial Education Agreements, or equivalent.

Tla’amin Nation exercises the right to hire the most suitable candidate to ensure the success of our people. As such the preference will be given to:
• Tla’amin Nation Citizens or Members
• Other Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit)
• Veterans
• Canadian Citizens

Deadline: Open Until filled

An acceptable Police Information Check with Vulnerability Sector Screen, and Class 5 Driver’s Abstract will be required from the successful candidate.

Please submit resume and cover letter, using “Education Manager” as the subject, to:
or, marked with “Education Manager”, to: 4779 Klahanie Road, Powell River, BC V8A 0C4
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Absolutely no phone calls please.

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