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New Westminster Schools Career Opportunity

1.0 FTE Continuing District Curriculum Coordinator/Transitions - Indigenous Education

About New Westminster Schools

New Westminster is located in the center of Metro Vancouver between the larger communities of Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey, and Richmond. Despite its location, the city is relatively small and has retained a strong sense of history and community. The total population is approximately 70,000 and is expected to grow to 84,000 by 2021.  District schools are, in general, fully subscribed, and a modest increase in student enrollment is expected over the next few years.

The student population is reflective of the city’s population, with a full range of social and cultural backgrounds forming a diverse presence in our schools.  

Our learners:

New Westminster School District has a rich tapestry of cultures, backgrounds and needs. Together, we are a caring, inclusive, and committed learning community dedicated to supporting each of our unique learners.

The candidate will be part of, and work closely with, a collaborative team of teachers.  An understanding of the BC Curriculum, effective teaching and learning practices, and a commitment to professional development are essential.  

This position is available immediately.

Overview and Focus: 

The Indigenous Curriculum Coordinator is a non-enrolling district teacher who reports directly to the District Vice Principal of Indigenous Education. They will play a lead role in supporting staff in Decolonizing and Indigenizing the curriculum from a Reconciliation, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion lens. They will also play a lead role in schools in planning, developing, and monitoring programs that support success for Indigenous learners and the goals identified in the Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement. Finally, the Indigenous Curriculum Coordinator will be responsible for supporting students around successful grade-to-grade transitions and meeting graduation requirements.

Job Function:

Required Qualifications:

New Westminster Schools has been given approval from the Human Rights Tribunal for a Special Program under s. 42(3) of the Human Rights Code. Under this special program, New Westminster Schools seeks to preferentially hire Indigenous persons to a variety of teaching positions. Therefore, each applicant may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, information whether they self-identifiy as an Indigenous person.


Application Process:

To apply for this position, click on the APPLY ONLINE button at the bottom of the page. Please include your cover letter, resume, transcripts, copies of certificates or diplomas, practicum and/or teacher evaluation report, and references..

Please note: 

School District No. 40 (New Westminster) is an equal opportunity employer.  Successful Completion of a Criminal Record Search is a District Requirement. New Westminster Schools welcomes and encourages applications from women, visible minorities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, any gender identity or gender expression. If you require an accommodation through our hiring process, please include your request in the application email to