• Full Time
  • Tsuu T'ina Nation
  • This position has been filled

Tsuu t'ina Education

Employment Opportunity

*Literacy Lead*



Title: Literacy Lead

Department: Tsuut’ina Education

Reports to: Principals, Director

Designation: Permanent



The Literacy Lead is a trained professional in literacy education of children and are considered to be leaders in the area of literacy.  They provide services that include:  district assessment, individual instruction, small group instruction, co-teaching, support to principals and classroom teachers in planning, developing and monitoring literacy programs, instructional support and professional development for teachers and education assistants.  They use national, regional and school management data to monitor standards of achievement across schools in literacy.  They collaborate across team setting to develop short, medium and long-term literacy planning.


Without restricting the generality of the purposes above, the Literacy Lead shall perform such duties and responsibilities as may be assigned including to not restricted to the following.

·        Helps deliver district wide efforts to improve literacy instruction.

·        Facilitates professional development in accordance with the District’s goals & Provincial outcomes.

·        Facilitates collaboration amongst teachers, grade or divisional teams, schools and PLC’s for literacy project and instruction.

·        Collaborates with school and district staff in the identification, implementation and delivery of interventions for struggling learners.

·        Evaluates and recommends emerging strategies relevant to literacy for K4 to Grade 12.

·        Maintains Current knowledge of recommended instructional strategies and multiple methods for teaching as outlined Alberta Education curriculum.

·        Consults with classroom teachers in developing and maintaining student IPP/ISP/BSP planning as per literacy goals.

·        Designs and delivers literacy workshops that are aligned to division goals.

·        Recommends policy development for literacy programming and assessment.

·        Recommends appropriate and culturally sensitive materials and resources.

·        Provides educational leadership in literacy budget process.

·        Represents the school district in provincial literacy groups.

·        Prepares and submits reports as required by the Education Director.



·        Bachelor of Education Degree from an institution recognized by the Ministry of Education.

·        Alberta Teaching Certificate.

·        Master of Education Degree or working towards the degree with defined timelines is an asset.

·        Successful teaching experience with students of multiple grades/divisions and with diverse needs would be an asset.

·        Demonstrate knowledge of Alberta Education, Curriculum and Ministry initiatives.

·        Experience with Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System.

·        Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.

·        Demonstrate achievement in innovative application of literacy programs for teaching and learning practices.

·        Demonstrate knowledge of best practices in literacy assessment, evaluation and research.

·        Proven school leadership in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a divisional literacy plan.

·        Demonstrate experience and success in working with classroom teachers with their integration of literacy program teaching and learning practices.

·        Demonstrate success in facilitating professional development at both the classroom and school levels.


Please note that this organization adheres to Sections 1 – 9 of the Aboriginal Employee Preference Policy for selection and displacement. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be under a probationary period at the commencement of his or her employment.

Please apply in writing, including a Resume and clear Vulnerable Sector Check to:

Tsuut’ina Nation Human Resources Department 9911 Chiila Boulevard, Tsuut’ina, Alberta T2W 6H6

Email: Jobs@tsuutina.com and put the Reference Number in the Subject Line #103

NOTE: A Vulnerable Sector check from all provinces states or countries lived in for the last five years that have been completed within the last month MUST be provided upon application.


Competition Opens:  September 28th, 2021

Competition Closes:  October 12th, 2021