Tsuutina Education Department
Title: Director of Learning
Department: Tsuut’ina Education
Reports to: Director of Education
Designation: 12 months, Full-Time Contract
The Director of Learning will work with the Leadership Team to review and analyze the current learning and Tsuut’ina Board of Trustees and Director of Education priorities, make recommendations and strategically plan with the team for continued growth and improvement. As a part of the Leadership Team the Director of Learning will ensure that the education objectives are aligned with Tsuut’ina Education Department’s mission and vision. The Director of Learning will collaborate with school principals to ensure curriculum and quality instructional practices for all students to achieve at a high standard. The Director of Learning will work with Tsuut’ina Education Curriculum Developer to continue to embed Tsuut’ina Curriculum and Land Base Leaning instructions in all aspects of learning and academics.
The Director of Learning shall be compassionate, an advocate for students, and shall demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and high student achievement for all. S/he shall facilitate a diversity of programming and student services and support collaborative decision-making and school-based planning.
Summary of Essential Job Function:
- Promotes and supports the implementation of Tsuut’ina Board of Trustees policies and directives with staff and the public.
- Supporting all areas of the Tsuut’ina Education Department with a specific focus on: Schools 3 Year Learning Plans; and Implementation of Tsuut’ina Culture and Language Curriculum with infusion of Literacy, Numeracy, and Technology to support ALL learners.
- Continue to grow a collaborative culture where staff consistently meet to discuss student progress, review student learning data and identify supports/interventions needed.
- Support staff supervision and growth to build capacity in any identified areas.
- Support all schools with programming requirements and options reflective of community needs, Tsuut’ina Education Department priorities and current realities.
- Ensures accountability for achievement of approved learning outcomes in all schools.
- Support Tsuut’ina Board of Trustees Strategic Plan as needed to enhance the Tsuut’ina Education Department Priorities.
- Continue to support implementation of the District Wide Literacy Strategy and the creation of a Numeracy Strategy.
- Ensures the effective implementation of curriculum. Provide support for initiatives to facilitate curricular outcomes.
- Support the implementation of learning goals within the School 3 Year Learning Plans.
- Where necessary, assists the Director of Education with reviewing and supporting the School Plans in the area of Learning and Student Achievement.
- Provides leadership in fostering conditions which promote the improvement of educational opportunities for all students in schools and programs within areas of responsibility. Supporting school level and system level PD planning.
- Work with system and school leaders to build staff capacity in all components of the learning agenda.
- Assists with Human Resources as required with the recruitment and selection of professional staff to support learning.
- Collaborate with Leadership to inform process of supervision and evaluation of school-based administrative staff, as requested.
- Makes recommendations to the Leadership Team regarding possible actions to increase the effective and efficient operations of programs within areas of responsibility.
- Oversees and completes student achievement reports on the PAT Assessment in Reading and Numeracy and High School Diplomas.
- Reviews K – 9 student assessment and High School exams results and provide recommendations to Director and Board.
- Responds to community inquiries about schools, program, and support services.
- Develops respectful working relationships and partnerships, as appropriate, with community agencies and organizations.
- Practices leadership in a manner that is viewed positively as they carrying out the Director of Education’s expectations.
- Reliability and dependability.
- Personal integrity and trustworthiness.
- Success in establishing and maintain effective working relationships.
- Ability to work effectively as an active team member in cooperation with other school personnel, parents/guardians, therapists, instructional resource personnel, and students.
- Commitment to lifelong learning and willingness to regularly enhance skills and knowledge for professional development.
- Strong oral and listening communication skills.
- Maintain confidentiality.
Education and Requirements:
- Bachelor of Education Degree, holds an Alberta Permanent Certificate Professional Teaching Certificate and a Master’s Degree in a related field.
- Minimum of 5 years district or system leadership experience would be an asset.
- School Administration experience would be an asset.
- Alberta Educational Leadership and/or Superintendent Leadership Standards Certification would be an asset.
- Related Leadership Experience in the areas of: Curriculum, Data/Assessment.
- Experience in First Nation school administration.
- Current Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Check and Child Welfare Intervention Check.
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, Tsuu T’ina, Alberta T2W 6H6
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: January 28, 2021
Competition Closes: February 7, 2021