Career Opportunities
Vice Principal Indigenous Education
Job Code: 2698607
School District #23 (Central Okanagan)
Closing Date: Jun 21, 2019 4:00 PM PDT
  Posted on: May 31, 2019 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
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Job Description & Requirements

Central Okanagan Public Schools


Indigenous Education



Applications are invited for the above-referenced position, effective August 1, 2019.


It is acknowledged that Central Okanagan Public Schools operates within the traditional unceded territory of the Okanagan Syilx peoples.  The school district enrolls approximately 24,000 students (including over 2700 students who self-identify as having Indigenous ancestry).  Central Okanagan Public Schools is located in the Central Okanagan encompassing the communities of Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna, Lake Country and Oyama.  There are a total of 45 school sites with 30 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 5 secondary schools and 3 alternate schools.


Reporting to the District Principal of Indigenous Education, the Vice Principal of Indigenous Education will provide leadership and assume a wide range of responsibilities aimed at leading, promoting, and supporting Indigenous educational and cultural initiatives across the District (K-12).  The Vice Principal's primary responsibility will be to foster Indigenous student success and to support the District Principal of Indigenous Education in reconciliation.


In addition to possessing or being eligible for a membership in the Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch (formerly B.C. College of Teachers) and possessing an appropriate Master's Degree or in the process of obtaining a Master's Degree, it is expected that the successful candidate for this position will demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and qualities:


  • º Extensive knowledge and understanding of, and experience with Indigenous culture, history, language and contemporary issues facing Indigenous people;
  • º The ability and desire to work collaboratively with school communities and the District's Indigenous Education Council;
  • º A strong commitment to Indigenous student success and to Indigenous parent and Indigenous community involvement;
  • º Ability to provide supervision and support for the Indigenous Program staff (e.g. Indigenous Student Advocates, Teacher Tutors and Cultural Presenters);
  • º Ability to plan, guide, and monitor implementation measures intended to improve Indigenous student academic performance and success leading to graduation
  • º Previous school and / or district-level administrative experience.


We are looking for candidates who are committed to continuous growth and learning as described by the British Columbia Principals and Vice-Principals Leadership Standards.  Members of the Central Okanagan Public Schools Indigenous Education Council, Board of Education Trustees, and Senior Staff will be involved in the recruitment process.


Please forward a letter of application, complete with a comprehensive resume (include your home phone number, cell phone number and email address) and copies of supporting documentation plus the names of 3 (three) references no later than 4:00 p.m., June 21, 2019 to:


                                                        Bob McEwen

                                                        Director of Instruction - Human Resources

                                                        Central Okanagan Public Schools

                                                        1040 Hollywood Road South

                                                        Kelowna, BC  V1X 4N2


Applications can also be emailed to  Please put "Vice-Principal – Indigenous Education Vacancy" in the subject line.

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