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Education Director

About ALIB

The Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB) belongs to the Secwepemc Nation and is a member of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council (SNTC), which consists of ten Secwepemc Bands. The ALIB has two large member resident communities, one located just minutes from downtown Salmon Arm, and the other located in the heart of Chase, British Columbia.  

Through the provision of a comprehensive education program, the ALIB has a goal to see all members reach their full potential. The education program provides services to approximately 325 students via the Sahhaltkum Daycare, the internationally-renowned Chief Atahm Immersion School, and Public School Districts #83 and #73. The ALIB also administers post-secondary and training programs for all members. 

About the Opportunity

ALIB has a fantastic opportunity for an Education Director to join our team on a full-time basis. 

Based in Chase, British Columbia, the Education Director is responsible for planning, operating, monitoring and reviewing all education programs offered by the ALIB.

By developing programs in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, the Education Director is focused on fulfilling the vision of the ALIB by building opportunity and potential for all our community, from preschool and K-12 programs to on-going adult education. 

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Developing and implementing a community education plan and community needs assessments 
  • Developing and implementing evaluation programs that include measurable critical success factors
  • Managing, promoting and administering training and employment programs 
  • Administering and maintaining operational budgets for the department and related programs
  • Researching and developing proposals for funding programs and projects
  • Supervising and supporting department staff and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Preparing and developing reports for internal and external bodies, including AANDC and Chief and Council 
  • Acting as the representative on behalf of ALIB in matters relating to education 

This challenging and rewarding role calls for someone with a Bachelor's Degree in Education (or a related field) and five years of education/education management experience. The ability to develop and implement strategic plans and community education needs assessments is required, as is proven ability to use appropriate metrics to effectively monitor and evaluate programs and services. 

Previous experience working in a First Nations community or organization, including familiarity with AANDC educational and HRDC employing funding, is a significant asset. 

In addition, the successful candidate will also demonstrate: 

  • Budget development and administration experience 
  • Program management experience, including local education agreements, youth education, etc 
  • The ability to supervise, support and mentor direct reports and employees 
  • Excellent communication ability, both written and verbal 
  • Proficiency with computers, including the MS Office Suite 

This role is well suited to a highly organized professional who is comfortable with public speaking and being an advocate for education. Highly analytical and a strong negotiator, you will also have the ability to build strong working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. Finally, you will demonstrate diplomacy, tact, and professionalism at all times, including the ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise sound judgment in the decision-making process.  

About the Benefits

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary that is commensurate with your experience, skills, and qualifications. All employees also receive access to a wide range of benefits, including:  

  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Long Term Disability with Great West Life
  • Matched Registered Pension Plan

About Chase, British Columbia

Located on the shores of Little Shuswap Lake, Chase is the western gateway to the picturesque Shuswap region. The community features a Recreation & Conference Centre with a 7,500 square foot gymnasium and fitness center, multiple meeting rooms and a commercial kitchen. Adjacent to this, you'll find one of the few immersion Schools in Canada - The Chief Atahm School. Other nearby attractions include the breathtaking wildflower-covered Neskonlith meadows, and one of the most popular recreational destinations in BC, the Shuswap Lakes. For golf enthusiasts, visit the Talking Rock Golf Course and the Quaaut Lodge and Spa, just 10minutes away. 

Whether you come to swim, boat, golf, hike, cycle or just relax, Chase offers scenic beauty, an abundance of recreational activities, as well as a rich First Nations culture.

If you're looking for a new opportunity to use your education management experience, consider joining the ALIB.

Apply online today at www.applyfirst.ca/job90210