Elementary Teacher

Job Code: 3252685

Job Details

Do you believe in supporting the abilities, and recognizing the amazing potential, in all students?

Tl'azt'en Nation is currently hiring three (3) qualified and enthusiastic Elementary Teacher Positions to join out team.

  • Grade K-2 Elementary Teacher
  • Grade 3/4 Elementary Teacher
  • Grade 6/7 Elementary Teacher

Eugene Joseph Elementary School (EJES) of Tl'azt'en Nation is committed to serving the local community and placing students and families at the heart of everything we do. We have incredible students, excellent facilities, and a strong staff team. Our team is committed to empowering all learners, and our curriculum has a focus on literacy, Dakelh Language and Culture, land-based learning, and technology.

Locally, our team can enjoy recreation opportunities including hiking, camping, kayaking on Stuart Lake, and skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing all winter. We are very well connected to many exciting outdoor adventure opportunities. Prince George is only a 2.5 hour drive away with many daily flights to Vancouver and other destinations.

The Elementary Teacher is expected to demonstrate the following professional dispositions which are defined here as the values, commitments, and professional ethics that influence an educator's approach to their work. Tl'azt'en Nation expects our educators to demonstratee the following dispositions;
  • A belief that every child can learn
  • Commitment to the BC Education Plan
  • Commitment to integrating Dakelh culture and experience into learning activities
  • Commitment to ongoing professional learning for the purpose of strengthening student learning
  • Commitment to making evidence-based, collaborative decisions about student learning in a professional learning community environment
The Elementary Teacher will be provided with subsidized housing within Tl'azt'en Nation which is a ten-minute walk from the school, and the town of Fort St James is approximately a 45-minute drive away. There is a relocation bonus available to successful candidates and full details of the job description can be found below.

Please reply online with a resume and detailed cover letter outlining your experience and skills and how they relate to this exciting opportunity.

Elementary Teacher

As the primary member of the school's instructional team, the Elementary Teacher is primarily responsible for the overall planning and implementation of BC curriculum lessons and other programs as directed by the Principal. The Teacher is responsible for the academic progress of all their students and, as such, must meet their needs to help students be successful. Teachers are further responsible for implementing the Individualized Education Plans of their students, with the support of the Special Education Teacher.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Establishing and promoting high standards and expectations for all students for academic performance and behaviour.
  • Managing, evaluating and implementing effective and clear procedures for classroom instruction, routines and structure, and behaviour that is consistent with the culture of the school and the community.
  • Supervising and coaching Educational Assistants.
  • Supervising students in-class, during recess, on field trips, and other times as required.
  • Creation of fair and curriculum-supported practices for the evaluation of student work formally and informally, including recordkeeping and calculating grades, when not otherwise provided with such.
  • Complete a report card for each of their students each semester - to be provided to the Principal for review by a pre-set date.
  • Establishing professional rapport and building respect with students, staff, parents, and the community by displaying a high level of professionalism and ethics.
  • Keeping the Principal advised of pertinent issues.
  • Ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of all students, and creating and maintaining an attractive, organized, clean and functional classroom and learning environment.
  • Maintaining visibility with students, parents, Education Advisory Committee, Chief and Council, and the community.
  • Participating in school and community activities and extracurricular activities.
  • Working collaboratively with organizations such as the FNSA and FNESC representatives, specialists, and coaches, that support our school and students.
  • Participating in staff and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.
  • Advocating for special education in our school and community when necessary.
  • Completing other duties as assigned within the same scope and job level.
Other Requirements:
  • All employees are required to comply with all Personnel Policies including, but not limited to the Code of Conduct Policy, Health and Safety Policy, Workplace Relationship Policy, and Conflict of Interest Policy.


  • Possess or be eligible for a BC Teaching Certificate.
  • Training and recent successful experience teaching both literacy and numeracy knowledge and skills in a variety of curriculum areas at the elementary grade level.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a positive classroom learning environment that engages students in active learning experiences.
  • Experience in differentiating instruction to create success in learning for each student.
  • Experience in integrating appropriate technologies into instructional practices in order to improve learning outcomes for students.


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Vision care
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)

Posted On
May 24, 2024
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Fort St. James
Eugene Joseph Elementary Secondary School
$50,185.00-$100,257.00 per year
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter