Job Posting for Education Director in Keewaywin


Education Director Keewaywin Education Authority


Reporting to the Keewaywin First Nation Education Authority the Education Director will have excellent communication and conflict resolution skills, a proven ability to communicate effectively with staff, community businesses, agencies and community resources. The Education Director will be experienced in or a graduate of one of the following areas:
- Education and Administration, Community Economic Development, or a profession recognized by Chief, Council and the Keewaywin Education Authority (KEA)
Ability to communicate effectively in the Oji-Cree language an asset.


The Education Director is responsible for:
- development, operation and coordination of the K.F.N. Education Program;
- recruiting, selection, training, supervision and evaluation of all paid and volunteer staff;
- ongoing professional development of all education staff;
- effective communication between the school and the Keewaywin Education Authority, Parents Committee and Band Council;
- review of safety and supervision standards for staff and students;
- communicating with government, school boards and post-secondary institutions;
- evaluating school and education program compliance with Keewaywin Education Policy;
- assessments of curricula, education standards, policies, and teacher certification;
- review and evaluation of the school and education program budget estimates and program plans;
- developing budget statements for review by the Chief, Council, and the KEA;
- preparing and presenting the draft education budgets to the Chief, Council and the KEA;
- managing and monitoring spending in relation to the approved school budgets;
- working closely with the Keewaywin First Nation financial administrator and the education finance clerk;
- developing, managing and maintaining a student record's system and data base;
- meeting regularly with Chief, Council and the KEA to report and discuss education issues;
- advising Chief, Council and the KEA about education program needs;
- preparing reports on education progress and problems;
- organizing and conducting public meetings on education issues;
- gathering and analyzing data from elementary, secondary and post-secondary programs;
- writing an annual Keewaywin Education Report and presenting it to Chief, Council and the KEA;
- assisting in the development of programs and activities that meet the cultural, social, recreational, educational, and health needs of all the members of the school community;
- working in cooperation with the principal, teachers and para-professionals in the review and development of a student assessment program, before the end of the first semester;
- preparing and presenting a report on the results of the fall student assessments;
- developing a plan to effectively deal with the academic needs of all students;
- assisting in the review and implementation of the new District First Nations Bilingual/Bi-cultural Elementary Curricula;
- assisting in the implementation of the new Ontario Curricula;
- performing an annual performance appraisal and review of the principal's position;
- implementing and evaluating a comprehensive need's assessment, for the staff, at the beginning of each semester;
- organizing, scheduling and chairing biweekly K.E.A. Education Program's staff meetings.

Salary:Based on work experience and education.

Please submit resume to:

Lloyd Kakepetum, Keewaywin Education Authority by July 26, 2002
Home: 807-771-1407
Fax: 807-771-1081

Only those contacted by July 30 2002 will be interviewed.

Interviews will start August 1, 2002

Tentative start date for the position will be August 5, 2002