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School Vice Principal (w Housing/Relocation to Tsay Keh Dene, BC!)

Posted 3 days ago

Job Description

  • Be immersed in our welcoming community and have a meaningful impact on the lives of children
  • Receive a highly competitive annual salary of $90,000 to $110,000, depending on experience and education, plus comprehensive benefits and free accommodations 
  • Join a holistic workplace with a rewarding career 
About Tsay Keh Dene Nation

At Tsay Keh Dene Nation (TKDN), our essence, deeply interwoven with our profound connection to the land, embodies resilience and a vision for the future. Our commitment extends beyond the preservation of our rich history and culture; it's a promise to our community's well-being through sustainable stewardship. 

Driven by a vision of self-reliance, we embrace a comprehensive approach to development, incorporating education, health, and economic sustainability into the fabric of our society. We stand as custodians of our environment, champions of education, and builders of a future where cultural practices and empowerment through public service lead the way.

Located in Northern BC in Rocky Mountain Trench, Tsay Keh Dene is a remote community surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world, giving our people the opportunity for outdoor and social activities all-year-round.

To learn more about us, please visit:

About the Opportunity

Currently, TKDN Board of Education has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Vice Principal to join our school, based in Tsay Keh Dene, BC.

The successful candidate must relocate to Tsay Keh Dene, fully immersing in the community to better serve and understand our students' needs.

Reporting to the School Principal, you will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating the activities of teachers and other staff at Tsay Keh Dene School.

More specifically, your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating the activities of teachers and support staff through the Principal
  • Reviewing programs to ensure conformance to provincial standards and developing programs within limits of authority
  • Evaluate curriculum, teaching methods and community participation in programs
  • Coordinating teaching activities by making personnel assignments, determining class sizes, and preparing timetables
  • Organizing and maintaining procedures for record-keeping
  • Preparing and administering the program budget
  • Directing and coordinating school maintenance services and the use of school facilities
  • Recruiting and hiring teachers and other staff as needed
  • Attending and participating in extracurricular school activities, staff meetings and cultural initiatives

To read the full position description, please click here.

Please note that the Tsay Keh Dene Board of Education is also hiring for various teaching positions. Interested? Click here to apply!

More About You

To qualify as a Vice-Principal, you will need a degree in Education or Special Education, preferably a Master's degree. Candidates in the process of getting their Master's degree will also be considered.

A valid BC teaching certificate is required. A teaching certificate from another Canadian province will be accepted if the candidate is willing to obtain a BC teaching certificate.

A minimum of two years experience as Vice-Principal is preferred, but candidates with administrative experience or extensive teaching experience (at least seven years) who demonstrate strong motivation will be considered. Knowledge of the BC curriculum is necessary (or from a different Canadian province/territory).

Please note that all shortlisted candidates must have the ability to undergo a criminal record check with vulnerable sector clearance.

A valid class 5 driving licence is required and a class 4 an asset.

The following skills and experience will be strong assets:

  • Knowledge and understanding of First Nations culture, traditions, and history
  • Experience working in a First Nations community or with Indigenous students
  • Experience working with FNESC
  • Knowledge of DRUMS (Data Resource User Management System)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Experience in processing payments or financial transactions
  • Good communication skills and willingness to create relationships with community stakeholders and staff
  • Outdoor training experience (Canadian Ranger or Army Cadets programs)

This is an opportunity for a dedicated and culturally sensitive individual to make a meaningful impact on the education and holistic development of students in a First Nations community. If you are ready to embrace this rewarding challenge and contribute to the growth and success of our students, we encourage you to apply.

Note: Preference will be given to applicants who have Indigenous ancestry. 

About the Benefits

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will receive a highly competitive annual salary of $90,000 to $110,000, negotiable dependent on experience, along with a great host of benefits, including:

  • 100% employer-covered Extended health, dental, and vision coverage
  • Fully furnished housing provided, as well as coverage for utilities
  • Pension plan - 5% match
  • 2 months vacation during Summertime plus an extra 3 weeks at Christmas and 2 weeks Spring Break
  • 10 sick days (prorated based on hiring date)
  • Moving allowance up to $1000
  • Paid travel to and from point of hire at start and end of contract and for Christmas break, plus paid travel to and from Prince George for Spring break
  • Access to organizational vehicle and outdoor gear
  • Enjoy regular community events such as Sekani Awareness Cultural Week, Christmas, and so much more!

If your passion resonates with our mission, don't miss out on this truly rewarding opportunity to make a difference - apply today!

About Scout Talent

Who is Scout Talent? Despite what you might be thinking, Scout Talent is not a traditional recruitment agency. Born out of a great idea and an understanding of what employers really want, we provide customized, intelligent recruitment marketing, employer branding and candidate management services to clients throughout Canada and around the World. Our key strength lies in our ability to create unique candidate attraction strategies that enable clients to tap into the best talent pools. We're proud to say that 90% of our clients are repeat business which is testament to the value of our service. At ST, we're revolutionizing the recruitment industry. Our purpose: Connecting people to grow companies, careers and communities.


Staffing, Recruiting, HR Outsourcing

Company Size

11-50 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-15

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