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Location: Fort Good Hope

Department: Sahtu DEC

Job Code: 15319

Wage: See "Salary Information" below.

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

About the Job

Job Information

The Sahtu Divisional Education Council is seeking an experienced administrator for Chief T'Selehye School in Fort Good Hope, NT for the 2018/19 school year.

The candidates must have or be completing a Bachelor of Education Degree and be eligible for a Northwest Territories Teaching Certificate. Candidates also must be willing to participate in the Educational Leadership Program.

The following criteria will be important considerations in the hiring process:
-Administrative experience in a JK-12 school
-Strong understanding of secondary school programming and Differentiated Instruction
-Proven ability to motivate staff and collaborate with others
-Experience providing instructional leadership to promote student learning
-Experience using data to inform instructional and administrative decisions
-Proven ability to promote culture-based learning throughout subject matter
- Strong collaboration skills are sought as teachers work together to implement classroom instruction.

The candidate should embrace strong connections with community and be open to engaging fully in the rich cultural and extra-curricular life of the school.

Chief T'Selehye School (JK-12 - 145 students) - Fort Good Hope

Chief T'Selehye School is looking for an energetic teacher who is capable and willing to tackle a true Northern Adventure. If you have a student-centered philosophy of education this place is for you. Chief T'Selehye School is a JK-12 school with an enrollment of 145 students. We are looking for teachers with cultural sensitivity as well as
knowledge and experience of how to set up well-balanced literacy and numeracy programs, the principles of self- regulation and social emotional learning and effective behaviour management. We believe in the development of the whole person via progressive and dynamic programming such as experiential on-the-land camps.

We are in the community of Fort Good Hope, which is a fly-in community, with winter-road access, in the Sahtu Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The two principle languages are North Slavey and English. We are located on a peninsula between Jackfish Creek and the Rabbit Skin River on the east bank of the Mackenzie River, about 145km northwest of Norman Wells. If you are an avid outdoors person this is the place for you. Fort Good Hope is on the 66th parallel but still below the tree line. This unique characteristic offers a diverse variety of wildlife, and on any given day you can access caribou, muskox and moose. The three rivers that run through Fort Good Hope offer an abundant variety of fish species ranging from Walleye, Northern Pike to Arctic Grayling and many others. You might say this is a hunter and fisher-person's paradise. Fort Good Hope also offers many other outdoor activities for those of you that just want to enjoy the hiking, canoeing, biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and quading trails abound the area for you to explore. The community has a recreation centre, league hockey, women's and men's fitness and wellness programs.

More Information

GNWT Inquiries

Renee Closs, Assistant Superintendent Sahtu Divisional Education Council
Phone: (867) 587-3450
Fax: (867) 587-3469

Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information: Renee Closs
Assistant Superintendent
Sahtu Divisional Education Council PO Box 64
Norman Wells, Northwest Territories Canada X0E 0V0


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 15319         

Closing Date: April 27th, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

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.

Affirmative Action

Priority for Northwest Territories Teachers' Association positions shall be granted as follows:
• Priority 1: Teachers who have received official lay-off notice;
• Priority 2: Indigenous Aboriginal Persons;
• Priority 3: Indigenous Non-Aboriginal or Resident Disabled Person;
• Priority 4: Indeterminate Teachers eligible for Transfer or Promotion and not included in Priorities 3 & 4;
• Priority 5: Term teachers not included in Priorities 3 & 4;
• Priority 6: NWT Resident Teachers not employed by the GNWT or included in Priorities 3 & 4;
• Priority 7: Teachers who are not residents of the NWT and who are not included in Priorities.

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.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

Dependent on qualifications - ranges from $79,386-$128,166 per annum and very attractive benefits package include a Principal Allowance which is determined by student enrolment, Northern Living Allowance of approximately $26,245, and relocation expenses. For more information, the NWT Teachers' Collective Agreement is online:

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term