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Cree Language Teacher - Fort Mackay

Fort Mackay , Alberta
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Fort McKay First Nation
Job Description


The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is composed of over 800 band members, including those of Cree and Dene heritage, with approximately 400 members residing in the hamlet of Fort McKay — a community located approximately 65 km north of Fort McMurray. Fort McKay offers the best of both worlds: remote northern life for the nature lover and proximity to a large city of about 70,000 people with all the amenities you need.


We are looking for a passionate Educator in Cree Language to join our growing Team! The FMFN is on a mission is to enhance, preserve and protect the history, language, culture of First Nations. The Cree Language Teacher is responsible for the development and instruction of the Cree language program. This position will include classroom instruction and the development of Cree language materials and resources. The incumbent will utilize a team-centered approach to support work with school staff, parents, students and community members. This is a full-time salaried position based on seventy-five (75) hours bi-weekly reporting directly to the Director of Education.


  • Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Champion the development and delivery of the Cree Language Program
  • Coordinate language and culture programing and curriculum development within Fort McKay School and teach Cree language and culture in accordance with the school schedule
  • Develop a Cree Language Program that promotes best practices in learning, assessment and instruction
  • Work with staff to promote Cree language integration in all classes and in all subjects
  • Bring Cree knowledge base of cultural competency in the design and development of resources
  • Assist in developing and conveying a positive image of Cree Language and culture to the school and community
  • Provide student assessment and reports in accordance with the school calendar
  • Work both autonomously and in teams on diverse language projects
  • In collaboration with the Language and Culture Teachers, assist with cultural events
  • To continuously provide inquiry and reflect on teaching best practices
  • Review of current literature on best practices in Cree Language and Culture
  • Attend in-services and workshops as approved by the Director of Education
  • Other duties shall be assigned as required

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Valid Alberta Teaching Certificate
  • Extensive Knowledge of Cree Language and Culture
  • Fluency in Cree language both written and oral
  • Understanding of Indigenous Way of Life
  • Previous teaching experience and strong classroom management skills
  • Experience working in a northern First Nations community
  • Expert knowledge in all Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Current Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Valid class 5 Driver's License & Clean Driver's Abstract Required
  • Successful candidate will be required to live in (or relocate to) Fort McMurray, Alberta

    At Fort McKay, we ask a lot of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to your Competitive Salary, Medical/Dental/Vision Plan, and Company matched Pension Plan; we'll shower you with perks, including:

    A healthy work-life balance with an on-site fitness centre including free fitness classes 

    Vacation; in addition to your regular vacation entitlement, every year we give our employees up to 2 weeks of paid Christmas Holidays

    Opportunities for career growth, professional development, and volunteering within the community

    Safe and reliable employee transportation, to and from your front door step



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    Closing Date: Open Until Filled

    Please ensure you indicate the Competition #014-2019

    *Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry in any hiring decision, please declare your Aboriginal status in your application.

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