SENIOR DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
MLTC was created by nine First Nations located in north-west Saskatchewan who have constitutionally recognized aboriginal rights and Treaty Rights under Treaties #6, #8 and #10. The primary purpose of MLTC is to serve those First Nations in their aspirations for cultural, economic and political autonomy. As a private sector employer engaged primarily in promoting and serving the interests of the member First Nations, MLTC asserts its right to provide preferential treatment to First Nations people, giving them priority in decisions on employment matters such as hiring, and this can extend to measures such as opening competitions only to First Nations people.
- This competition is open to all applicants; and
- Preference will be given to qualified First Nations applicants or other Indigenous applicants who self-declare as being a First Nations person or of other Indigenous ancestry.
The MLTC Office of Education is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, energetic individual to fill the full-time position of Senior Director of Education. The Senior Director of Education will work closely with the nine (9) ML First Nations Chief & Councils; Boards of Education; Communities; and other educational organizations.
The candidate shall be a strong instructional leader with the skills to support existing system priorities, and to sustain improved student outcomes. Additionally, the candidate will have experience with system processes around amalgamation, transition, and governance development. The candidate will be expected to work in a positive partnership with the nine (9) MLFN communities, MLFN leadership, and the MLFN Board of Education while respecting and facilitating local needs around resourcing, programming, and policy.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assist in research of and review of best practises in regard to Education: Human Resources, Accounting, Financing, IT, etc.
- Providing leadership to, and overseeing the monitoring and supervision of all MLTC Office of Education programs, personnel and services.
- Will be part of the MLTC Executive Management Team; Is responsible for the direct supervision of two (2) Superintendents, the Executive Assistant, and other related positions.
- Review of central aggregate management and shared services models, opt-in models and enabling models.
- Provide executive support to the Educational Technical Working Group (ETWG). The ETWG’s main function is to establish a process for the transition of First Nations Education Governance for the nine (9) MLFN communities.
- The Senior Director of Education will chair the ETWG and as such will have the responsibility for:
- Preparation of working agendas and rolling drafts of policy and operational frameworks.
- Strengthening of parental/community involvement by meeting with each community.
- Identification of local program functions and aggregate program functions.
- Establish formal education program policies and procedures.
- Bachelor of Education degree and/or Master’s Degree in Education/Administration or be enrolled in a Masters of Education program.
- Saskatchewan Professional “A” Teaching Certificate
- Minimum of five (5) years of experience as an Educational Administrator in Canada; minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience in Canada.
- Educational system experience in working with First Nation Schools, Administration & Communities; and also, non-First Nations education settings.
- Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in school system-wide technology planning and implementation; student services; instructional supervision and student achievement; interagency services; and assessment.
- Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in inter-governmental negotiations.
- Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in providing executive support around Federal policy, Federal legislation, and Federal funding as it pertains to education.
- Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in: FNSSP, New Paths, SEP, and the like.
- Excellent public relation skills in order to work with various organizations and stakeholders (educational and non-educational).
- Excellent communication skills (Verbal/Written); decision making skills; professional judgment skills: and organizational/time-management skills.
- Knowledge of and sensitivity to First Nations culture and language and cross-cultural issues; ability to speak the Cree and/or Dene languages will be considered an asset.
- Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in computer software applications (i.e., Microsoft: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, etc.).
- Willing and able to travel extensively to the First Nation Communities; work within a team setting and independently.
Interested applicants are invited to submit: A letter of application, resume stating qualifications and related work experience, copies of credentials, current RCMP Security Clearance (Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check), a copy of your valid driver’s licence, and three (3) current professional supervisory references to:
Human Resources Department
8003 Flying Dust Reserve
MEADOW LAKE, SK S9X 1T8
Phone: (306) 236-5654. Fax: (306) 236-3509
For more information, please contact Gordon Iron, Executive Director @ (306) 236-1328. Also, visit the MLTC website @ www.mltc.net