Formed in 1988, Matawa First Nations Management (Matawa) is a Tribal Council providing services to nine member communities in Northern Ontario. The organization is dedicated to providing its members with advisory and support services in the areas of communications, economic development, education, finance and business, health, membership and technical services.
The Matawa Education Department supports quality, accessible, community-based educational services for seven Matawa First Nation communities of Aroland, Eabametoong, Nibinamik, Long Lake #58, Ginoogaming, Neskantaga, and Webequie First Nations. In addition to providing advisory services to Education Authorities and Matawa First Nation leadership, the Education Department administers post-secondary support services for 5 Matawa First Nations; operates the Matawa Learning Centre, a private secondary school located in Thunder Bay; and coordinates the Student Nutrition Program for 6 communities.
The Matawa Education Department also provides support services to 8 Matawa First Nation schools under the Pathways to Achieve Student Success (PASS) program. Funding for this program is provided primarily through Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada’s First Nation Student Success Program (FNSSP), which has three primary target areas: literacy, numeracy and student success. Assessing and tracking student achievement is a critical component of this program and provides the foundation for data-informed decision-making in our schools and at the regional level.
Matawa is inviting applications for the position of School Success Lead with the Matawa Education Department’s Pathways to Achieve Student Success (PASS) program.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
The ideal applicant will have:
A degree in education or equivalent combination of education and experience (minimum of five years) related to the position;
Principal qualifications and successful experience as a school principal, preferably in a First Nation school;
Knowledge and understanding of First Nation and Ontario education systems; and
Experience in school success planning and development of school success programming.
Applicants will also have excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with teachers, principals, students, administration, government and First Nations; and a valid driver’s license. An ability to communicate in Ojibwe is considered an asset.
This position is based in Thunder Bay, Ontario, with significant travel to remote and isolated communities.
For additional information, including specific qualifications for the position, please visit the Matawa website: www.matawa.on.ca.
Please send your cover letter and resume with three employment references to:
Matawa First Nations Management
Attn: Sharon Nate, Education Manager
28 N. Cumberland St. Suite 500, 5th Floor
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4K9
Fax: (807) 768-3301
We thank all applicants for their interest in working with Matawa First Nations, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.