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Student Achievement Officer

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date November 28, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Matawa First Nations
Location Thunder Bay, ON
Category Education / Teaching - K-12 and other training
Client Matawa First Nations
Contact Information

Positions: Student Achievement Officer – Matawa Learning Centre


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.

At this time, Matawa invites applications from qualified applicants for a Student Achievement Officer in the Matawa Learning Centre (MLC). The MLC located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, provides a unique learning environment to support students as they move toward the successful completion of their secondary education and continue on their pathways to work, training or post-secondary education programs.

Position Summary:

As a member of the Matawa Learning Centre (MLC), the Student Achievement Officer provides professional direction and support to the MLC and in identifying and implementing strategies to improve literacy and numeracy achievement in the MLC. This will include development, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives, policies and procedures, as well as related professional development for staff at the MLC. The Student Achievement Officer will also assist in the development and implementation of strategies to support an effective school improvement plan.

The Student Achievement Officer will be a partner for reciprocal learning. The Student Achievement Officer will work cooperatively with partners to build and provide information and clarification regarding Ministry of Education policies, programs, research and strategies as applied to the growth and development of programming for the MLC. The Student Achievement Officer will stay up-to-date on current educational resources, policies and practices related to student success and First Nation education.

This position is based in Thunder Bay, with some travel required to Matawa First Nation communities. The successful applicant will be required to submit a current Criminal Record Check, including vulnerable sector, and current “negative” result TB skin test. This is a contract position to March 31, 2018, with possibility of extension, pending funding and a successful performance review.

Preferred Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A degree in Education, and 5 years experience as an educator or administrator, or equivalent combination of education and experience in Ontario or First Nations Secondary school and board settings
  • Current Certificate of Qualification and Registration and membership in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Knowledge and understanding of First Nation and Ontario education systems
  • Deep understanding of effective literacy and numeracy practices
  • Experience teaching in implementing culturally responsive pedagogy, including a deep understanding of First Nations, Metis and Inuit histories, cultures and perspectives
  • Deep knowledge of assessment for/as/of learning, pedagogical documentation, gap-closing and personalization strategies
  • Planning, implementation and monitoring of School and Board Improvement Plans for Student Achievement
  • Knowledge of Ojibway will be considered an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and teaching skills
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license

For additional information, including specific qualifications for the position, please view the Job Descriptions at the Matawa website:

Salary: We offer competitive salary commensurate with education and work experience.

Please submit cover letter with resume and three employment references to:

Matawa First Nations Management
Suite 500, 28 Cumberland Street N.
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 4K9
Fax: (807) 768-3301

Closing Date: Open until filled

Thank you for your interest in working with the Matawa Learning Centre, however only successful applicants will be contacted.

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