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Primary Lead

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date April 3, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Matawa First Nations
Location Thunder Bay, ON
Category Business / Management
Client Matawa First Nations
Contact Information




Position: Primary Lead


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 and 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 Primary Lead with the Matawa Education Department’s Pathways to Achieve Student Success (PASS) program.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Education Manager, the Primary Lead works closely with the Matawa First Nation Schools and community stakeholders. The main responsibilities of the Primary Lead are to support programming, instructional strategies, classroom management practices and evaluation strategies to improve student success in the Primary Division (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3). The Primary Lead also supports the effective implementation and evaluation of literacy and numeracy programs, and strategies to support student learning and achievement.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

The ideal applicant must have post-secondary education and relevant work experience (minimum of five years) related to the position. 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 this position, please visit the Matawa website:

Please send your resume/cover letter to:

Matawa First Nations Management
Attn: Sharon Nate, Education Manager
28 N. Cumberland St. Suite 500, 5th Floor
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4K9
RE: Application
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.

Application Deadline: April 11, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m.

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