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Closing date: May 2, 2017

Location: Trout Lake

Department: Deh Cho DEC

Job Code: 14263

Wage: See "Salary Information" below.

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

About the Job

Job Information

The Dehcho Divisional Education Council invites applications, for the 2017-18 school year, from certified teachers who are dedicated to teaching and have experience with the cultural, linguistic and traditional heritage of the Dene.

The small community of Sambaa K’e is a fly in community for most of the year with road access for three months in the winter. Dene language and culture are an important part of the Charles Tetcho School programming that is well supported by the community. The relationship to the land is emphasized in many aspects of the school program, including key outdoor experiences such as hunting, fishing and trapping as well as sports such as soccer and skiing.

This Junior Kindergarten to grade 9 school has a population of 9 students. In addition to teaching duties, the principal will supervise two staff members: a teacher and an Aboriginal Language Teacher/ Support Assistant.  The incumbent will demonstrate a willingness to promote a culturally relevant program that supports the language and cultural heritage of the students. The incumbent is responsible for all of the administrative duties and reporting required. The principal will provide leadership to staff and work with the District Education Authority in a professional, co operative and supportive manner.


  • Hold, or be eligible for a Professional N.W.T. Teaching Certificate;
  • Hold N.W.T. Principal Certification or enroll in the training program;
  • Have three years experience teaching at the JK – 9 levels;
  • Training and/or experience in education administration;
  • Active and consistent professional development;
  • Competency with school-based technologies and applications;
  • Cross cultural teaching experience;                                
  • Multi-level teaching experience, and                                                                  
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Self Regulation         
  • Differentiated Instruction and Positive Behavior Support.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1-5 Year Term

Salary Information

Salary is pro-rated dependent on verified education and experience (ranging from $63,332 - $126,897 per annum) plus an annual pro-rated Northern Allowance based on the NWTTA Collective Agreement and an Administrative Bonus.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Priority for Northwest Territories Teachers' Association positions shall be granted as follows:

  • Priority 1: Teachers on approved leave;
  • Priority 2: Teachers who have received official lay-off notice;
  • Priority 3: Indigenous Aboriginal Persons;
  • Priority 4: Indigenous Non-Aboriginal or Resident Disabled Person;
  • Priority 5: Indeterminate Teachers eligible for Transfer or Promotion and not included in Priorities 3 & 4;
  • Priority 6: Term teachers not included in Priorities 3 & 4;
  • Priority 7: NWT Resident Teachers not employed by the GNWT or included in Priorities 3 & 4;
  • Priority 8: Teachers who are not residents of the NWT and who are not included in Priorities.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14263       

Closing Date: MAY 02, 2017- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

Submit application information to:

Ms. Sandra Tanche

Administration Officer                                           Telephone:    (867) 695-7307

Dehcho Divisional Education Council                 Fax:                 (867) 695-7359

P.O. Box 376

Fort Simpson, NT X0E 0N0

Email: Sandra_tanche@gov.nt.ca