The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) is currently looking for a dedicated, energetic Language Coach to join our hard working team who work collaboratively and diligently to improve education for all First Nations students in BC. Since 1992, FNESC, led by a strong and diverse board of over 100 First Nations community representatives, has worked in partnership with the First Nations School Association (FNSA), and the Indigenous Adult Higher Learning Association (IAHLA). Communications, research, partnership-building, resource development and advocacy are all part of the work we do to advance issues in First Nations education.
Duties and Responsibilities
Direct School Support
Travel regularly to participating schools to work with First Nations language teachers to support effective implementation of First Nations language programs.
Program Management & Implementation: First Nations Schools Language Essential Outcome Project
The First Nations Language Coach is responsible for supporting effective implementation of First Nations Language Essentials in First Nation schools. This work involves the following duties and activities:
- Coach language teachers in First Nation schools in lesson delivery for the implementation of the essential learning outcomes;
- Coach language teachers in the use of effective teaching strategies and formative assessment techniques in order to track student learning;
- Assist, where possible, in strategies for translating the curriculum materials to meet each school’s needs;
- Facilitate collaboration among language teachers to share strategies for tracking achievement of the essential learning outcomes; and provide continued support through email, video coaching, and telephone communications with the schools.
- As directed, provide additional professional development to First Nations school professionals through presentations and workshops at conferences and meetings.
- Participate in meetings as a member of the Instructional Services team.
- Research new trends and promising practices in the field of First Nations languages.
Other Duties: As requested within the same scope and level.
The position will require an individual with the following knowledge, skills and personal characteristics:
Required Education and Experience
- A Degree in Education or a related field, with First Nations Language Certification preferred;
- Minimum of 5 years experience instructing and/or developing curriculum for First Nations language, preferably in a BC First Nations school setting;
- Valid driver’s licence and a satisfactory criminal records check; and
- Computer literacy (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of current standards, trends, issues, best practices, philosophy and techniques in First Nations language education;
- Comprehensive understanding of First Nations education issues in British Columbia;
- Knowledge of and experience working with BC First Nations Schools;
This is a part time position. Extensive travel is required, as well as a home-based office. This position can be based anywhere in British Columbia. FNESC offers a competitive salary ($46.50 per hour), ongoing professional development, and a professional and respectful workplace.
To apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank everyone who applies for their interest in FNESC. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, we are only able to respond to those applicants who are selected for an interview. We cannot respond to telephone or email inquiries.
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome application from all interested candidates.