Grade 1/2 Teaching Position
Career Opportunities
Job Code: 3023160 Closing Date: Jun 18, 2021 3:00 PM PDT
Employer: Kwakwaka’wakw/Heiltsuk/Nuxalk/Oweekeno Posted on: May 05, 2021
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Job Type:
Contract / term
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Teaching Evaluations
Certificates & Diplomas
Teaching Qualifications/Licenses
Reference Letter(s)
Start Date:  Aug 30, 2021
End Date:  2022/06/24
Salary:  TBD
Job Description & Requirements

Employment Opportunity

There is a one year full-time maternity leave Grade 1/2 teaching position being offered at Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School for the 2021-2022 school year, starting on August, 30, 2021.

The Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw School is a band operated independent school that enrols 125 students from Preschool to Grade 7. 


The successful candidate will be responsible for serving as classroom teacher by fulfilling roles in the areas of leadership, instruction, and assessment.  With administration and current staff, the teacher will: 

  • collaborate to manage a classroom and meet individual student goals
  • work with a school based team and outside agencies to develop plans, deliver instruction and assess effectiveness of intervention to meet the needs of a diverse student population
  • use a variety assessment data to support the planning of differentiated lessons and on-going instructional changes necessary to meet student need
  • work positively with students, parents, staff and other community members
  • use a variety of programs, strategies, and activities to realize the components of the curriculum and meet the needs of students, including experience with Read Well, Saxon Math, Apple devices and apps, physical and emotional regulation strategies and trauma-informed practices
  • engage children in extra-curricular activities
  • be willing to participate in cultural, school, and community events and learn from parents and community members

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Valid BC Teaching Certificate
  • Teaching experience in grades K-7

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Solid classroom management skills
  • Ability to provide outdoor learning opportunities 
  • Knowledge of current instructional and assessment theory and practice
  • Knowledge of current theory and practice regarding inclusion, differentiation and diversity
  • Knowledge and appreciation of BC Indigenous people and experience working with Indigenous communities
  • Knowledge of the BC Ministry of Education Building Student Success Curriculum
  • Ability to work as a team member who can collaborate with a dedicated staff
  • Willingness to improve practice through professional development

Closing date for this position is June 18, 2021 at 3:00 PM.  Only those short-listed will be contacted.  Please email applications, including a cover letter stating your interest, a current resume listing experience, qualifications, any teaching evaluations and a minimum of two references, as well as a copy of your current teaching certificate to:


Reed Allen - Principal

Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw School

Box 1799, Port Hardy, B.C., V0N 2P0

Tel: (250) 949-7743  Fax: (250) 949-7422


Kwakwaka’wakw/Heiltsuk/Nuxalk/Oweekeno does not accept online applications through for Teacher applicants.

Please visit their website for more information on how to apply.