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Principal Or Vice Principal: Indigenous Education Program

Job ID76-2A-8E-36-39-87
CompanySchool District 67: Okanagan Skaha
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Date Posted2020-06-02
Posted Until2020-07-02
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryEducation
Principal or Vice Principal: Indigenous Education Program
“Working Together for Student Success”

Are you interested in being part of a district that is committed to collaboration, mentorship and creating innovative learning experiences?

The Principal or Vice Principal of the Indigenous Education Program of School District 67 is instrumental in working with the Superintendent of Schools, Indigenous Education Council, district staff, school administration, teachers, and students to provide improved educational outcomes for all Indigenous students while incorporating the Sylix ways of knowing and doing into the SD 67 Education system as a whole. Combining the natural beauty and amazing outdoor recreation opportunities associated with the Okanagan lifestyle with an exciting and fulfilling work environment is ideal for those pursuing a healthy balance both professionally and personally.

Okanagan Skaha School District is seeking applications from an experienced educational leader to assume the position of Principal or Vice Principal – Indigenous Education Programs, effective August 1, 2020, (or a mutually agreeable date.)

The Principal or Vice Principal – Indigenous Education will provide leadership and assume a wide range of responsibilities aimed at leading and promoting Indigenous educational and cultural initiatives across the district.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:
• Committed to implementing the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada as well as Conducting a District wide Equity Scan during the 2020/2021 School Year
• Focus on improving educational outcomes for all Indigenous students and incorporating Sylix ways of knowing into the district as a whole.
• The ability to lead support for the Indigenous Education Enhancement Agreement between School District #67, the Indigenous Education Council and the Ministry of Education
• A strong commitment to student success and to parent and community involvement
• The ability to coordinate and work with the District’s Indigenous Education Council
• A commitment to working in partnership with Indigenous communities
• The ability to promote cooperation and unity of purpose among staff and students resulting in an integrated approach to Indigenous Education
• The ability to empower students and staff to work towards common goals and initiatives
• The ability to support and mentor classroom teachers with the implementation of the First Peoples Principles of Learning across the curriculum
• The ability to provide in-service related to Indigenous resources, teaching strategies and cultural issues to teachers and support staff
• Effective liaison with the Penticton Indian Band and Indigenous community organizations
• The ability to serve as the resource and contact person for teachers and Certified Education Assistants working in the Indigenous Education program from K to 12.
• The ability to plan and guide implementation measures intended to improve Indigenous student success

• Extensive knowledge & understanding of Indigenous history, culture & contemporary issues
• Membership in the B.C. College of Teachers
• Master of Education in Educational Leadership or a related field
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and team-building skills
• All qualified candidates will be considered; however, preference will be given to qualified candidates with Indigenous ancestry

The School District

SD No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha), representing the communities of Penticton, Summerland, Kaleden, and Naramata, serves the educational needs of approximately 5700 students through 11 elementary, 3 middle, 3 secondary schools and 1 DL school.
Our school district has a proud history of excellent student achievement across a wide range of accomplishment areas: Academics, fine arts, athletics, career programs, French Immersion, and applied skills with a focus on meeting the individual needs of all learners.

The Communities

The communities are nestled on the sides of Skaha and Okanagan Lakes in the heart of wine and fresh fruit country. Apex Mountain Ski Resort, named nationally and North America-wide as one of the finest small destination ski areas, is an easy 45-minute drive from Penticton. The combination of good working conditions, strong community support for schooling, and excellent recreational amenities makes the area a highly desirable home.

For further community information on Penticton see:
Applicants can also contact Mr. Jason Corday at (250) 770-7700,
by e-mail at to discuss this position.

Application closing date: June 15, 2020
Interview Process: TBD
Starting date: August 1, 2020 (or a mutually agreeable date.)
How To ApplyResumes including references familiar with your professional performance, supporting documents, transcripts, and a brief statement of educational and administrative philosophy should be sent to:

Mr. Jason Corday
Director of Instruction/HR
SD No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha)
425 Jermyn Avenue
Penticton, BC V2A 1Z4
Online :
Fax: (250) 770-7730

We appreciate all interest in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.