Temp FT (1.0) Indigenous Student Success Coordinator (2024-25)

Job Code: 3742216

Job Details

Achieve Believe Connect

Position Description

A temporary full time (1.0) Indigenous Student Success Coordinator is required by School District No. 60 (Peace River North) effective September 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025.

Functioning in alignment with Local Education Agreements, Equity Scan Action Plan, and the District Strategic Plan, the role of the Indigenous Student Success District Coordinator is to support district-wide initiatives and help strengthen school-based efforts to enhance the academic achievement of Indigenous students. Your close ties with local Indigenous communities and deep understanding of their cultures will be instrumental in facilitating the success of Indigenous students within the Graduation Program. Utilizing a strength-based approach informed by both school-specific and district-wide data, in collaboration with school and district personnel, you will identify and address individual as well as systemic barriers hindering Indigenous student success.

Your responsibilities will encompass fostering improvements in instructional techniques and assessment methodologies at middle school and secondary levels, in alignment with the overarching District Strategic Plan. As an integral part of the educational team, your comprehensive grasp of educational reform, commitment to equity, adept communication skills, fluency in Indigenous knowledge and teaching methods, technological proficiency, and familiarity with the Graduation Program will be essential in supporting educators. These attributes will also be pivotal in fostering collaborative relationships with fellow team members and the Indigenous representatives of local communities. You will be under the supervision of the District Director of Instruction.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Valid BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate (or eligible for)

  • Qualifications and demonstrated ability to teach the identified subjects at the middle years level

  • Experience with universal design and differentiation to meet the diverse needs of students

  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, collaboration and organization skills

  • Experience/training/knowledge of Social Emotional Learning. Demonstrated ability to create a positive classroom community contributing to a safe, caring, and healthy school where every student feels a sense of belonging

  • Strong belief in the philosophy of inclusion and the potential of all students to learn

  • Understanding of the BC Curriculum and ability to plan both short-term and long-term in consideration of class composition

  • Willingness to work in a collaborative model with staff on the foundation of enhancing student learning

  • Demonstrated use of classroom management practices that are pro-active and maintain student dignity

  • Demonstrated use of assessment practices that promote student learning and maintain student dignity

  • Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience (experience with Grades 8-12 preferred)

  • A master's degree in a program emphasizing Indigenous perspectives or a related field

  • Completion of courses, programs, or significant learning experiences focused on Indigenous content and perspectives

  • Demonstrated expertise in creating inclusive learning environments that motivate all learners, particularly Indigenous students

  • Application of Indigenous pedagogy in assessment, instruction, and content delivery

  • Personal dedication to reconciliation and a profound understanding of the impacts of colonization on modern-day teaching and learning

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and facilitation skills

  • Proficiency in leveraging various technologies to support student learning

  • Mastery in establishing culturally safe environments that promote equity and respect for human right

  • Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry. Proof of ancestry is required


  • Collaborate closely with principals and school staff, utilizing district data to monitor Indigenous student progress

  • Track early leavers and participate in planning and implementing re-engagement programs, including co-facilitating community outreach sessions to bridge the gap between Indigenous communities and schools
  • Provide oversight and support for the development and implementation of learning plans (Learning Journeys) for Indigenous learners
  • Seek and incorporate advice and guidance from Indigenous community members, including elders and education representatives
  • Work collaboratively with secondary school staff and administrators to devise and execute strategic models of learning support and interventions aimed at ensuring Indigenous students stay on track toward graduation
  • Deliver in-service learning sessions to both district and school staff on research-based practices that yield improved outcomes for all learners, with a particular focus on Indigenous students

School-based duties may include:

  • Collaborating with school-based Indigenous Education teams to provide academic and social/emotional support to students
  • Ensuring smooth transitions between grades through diligent student tracking and outreach efforts
  • Identifying disengaged students and employing diverse strategies to re-engage them
  • Assisting students with transitioning from graduation to life beyond high school

Interested applicants are required to supply

  • Three (3) references

  • Verification of qualifications (BC Teacher Certificate)


  • $2000 relocation allowance for teachers from BC, AB and Yukon and up to $4000 for teachers from other areas.

  • $2,947 recruitment allowance (paid over 10 months of the school year, based on the FTE)

  • Salary as per collective agreement. Current salary grid is $63,492 - $108,576

  • Benefits as per collective agreement with option to enroll in medical, dental, extended health, and group life insurance. Benefits are employer paid based on FTE.

For more information please contact:

Carleen Andrews, Director of Instruction, 250-262-6017 or candrews@prn.bc.ca

Please note:
All applications with relevant documentation must be made through
Make A Future for consideration for the position

About School District 60

School District 60 is noted for innovative educational practices and excellent cooperative relationships between all educational partners. Our district is made up of dedicated, energetic professionals for whom the achievement and well-being of their students is a first priority. Together we challenge, encourage and support all learners to be responsible for developing their abilities with respect for self, others and the environment.

School District 60 is progressive and growing. There are 23 schools within School District 60. The district’s schools provide education services to approximately 6000 ethnically and demographically diverse students.

School District 60 is located on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains in the northern tip of the Canadian Prairies in beautiful Fort St. John, BC. Fort St John is 478 km northeast of Prince George and 1,237 km north of Vancouver, situated near the border with neighbouring Alberta, 214 km west of Grande Prairie, Alberta. The region’s economy is prosperous and expanding. Fort St John is a city for all seasons and year-round playground for those who like pristine wilderness, an active lifestyle, cosmopolitan city life and the enthusiasm of an energetic community.

Why School District 60

  • Classroom positions available

  • Professional development opportunities

  • Supportive culture of teacher collaboration

  • Curriculum and teacher supports

  • French Immersion, music & outdoor education programs

  • Advanced technology facilities and resources

  • Progressive and growing district

  • Innovative educational practices

School District No. 60 (Fort St John)

10112 105 Avenue, Fort St John, BC V1J 4S4



Posted On
May 09, 2024
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Fort St John
Board Office
as per collective agreement
Employment Start Date
September 02, 2024
End Date
June 30, 2025
Mandatory Document
  • Resume