Mi’Kmaq Language & Cultural Teacher

Mi’kmaq Language & Culture Teacher

Employment Opportunity- Contract Position September 2015-June 2016

John J Sark Memorial Elementary School

Lennox Island First Nation (Lennox Island, PE)

Application Closing Date: Friday September 4, 2015

The Mi’kmaq Language and Culture teacher is responsible for the development and implementation of a curriculum based program that encompasses culture, language and traditions within the John J. Sark Memorial School. The Mi’kmaq Language & Culture teacher is the educational leader in the classroom and will ensure that the School’s Program and curricula are implemented in a way that maximizes student-learning experiences. They plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. The teacher is responsible for the supervision and evaluation of all students within his/her teaching assignment. Working collaboratively with a team of educational professionals, the Teacher will demonstrate a strong commitment to the planning for improvement process in support of student achievement and reports directly to the School Principal.

Statement of Qualifications:

Bachelors of Education degree from an accredited institution, or equivalent

 Fluency in both English and Mi’kmaq languages

 Relevant cultural experience

 Knowledge of First Nation education development, socio-economic conditions, and culture of First Nation communities

 Excellent interpersonal skills

 Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Knowledge and experience of relevant software applications – spreadsheets, word processing, and database management

High level of energy

 High levels of patience

 A broad knowledge of child development and teaching methods

 Ability to recognize individual learning styles and the characteristics of learners

 Ability to deal with highly confidential and sensitive matters

Submit resume to:

Corinne Dyment

Band Administrator

Re: Mi’kmaq Language & Culture Teacher Position

Lennox Island First Nation

P0 Box 134 Lennox Island, PEI C0B 1P0

Email: corinne.dyment@lennoxisland.com

Telephone: 902-831-2779 X 229

Fax: (902) 831-3153

Successful candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check and proof of

educational background. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.