Position: Teacher – Matawa Education and Care Centre – Neskantaga

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 eight Matawa First Nations communities: Aroland, Eabametoong, Ginoogaming, Long Lake #58, Marten Falls, Neskantaga, Neskantaga, and Webequie First Nations. In addition to providing advisory services to Education Authorities and Matawa First Nations leadership, the Education Department administers post-secondary support services for 5 Matawa First Nations; operates the Matawa Education and Care Centre (MECC), a private secondary school located in Thunder Bay, Ontario; and coordinates the Student Nutrition Program for 8 schools/sites.

The MECC provides a unique learning environment to support students as they move toward the successful completion of their secondary education and continue on their pathways to work, training or post-secondary education programs. At this time, Matawa First Nations Management invites applications from qualified applicants for the new position of Teacher – MECC Neskantaga.

Position Summary:
The Teacher – MECC Neskantaga will ensure the MECC – Neskantaga courses and programming meet students various learning needs while at the same time ensuring compliance with Ontario Ministry of Education requirements for provision of secondary school credits and graduation diplomas. The Teacher – MECC Neskantaga is responsible for the accurate and timely preparation and submission of student marks, report cards, Course Outlines, and Teacher’s Daybook, as well as other data and reports as may be required by the Principal. In addition, the Teacher monitors the use of instructional and learning resources and identifies resources required for future courses.

The successful candidate will hold, or be eligible to hold, an Ontario Certificate of Qualification and Registration and be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers. Expertise or experience in alternative education and/or Aboriginal education would be beneficial.

This position is based in Neskantaga First Nation, but the Teacher – MECC Neskantaga may have to travel to Thunder Bay in all weather. The successful applicant will be required to submit a current Criminal Record Check, including vulnerable sector, and current “negative” result TB skin test. This is a contract position to the end of the school year June 2021, with possibility of extension, pending funding and a successful performance review.

Preferred Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Current Certificate of Qualification and Registration with the Ontario College of Teachers
  • A minimum of 3 years successful teaching experience
  • Experience as a secondary school teacher in English, Mathematics, Science, and/or the Arts
  • Experience teaching in a First Nation school and/or teaching First Nation students
  • Knowledge and experience in developing courses and curriculum, and in utilizing ILC course materials
  • Knowledge of First Nation education, First Nation cultures and life styles
  • Knowledge and experience with computer systems (Apple preferred)
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, presentation, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated instructional skills in a multi-grade setting
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and initiative
  • A valid Ontario Driver’s License

For additional information, including specific qualifications for the position, please view the Job Description at the Matawa website: www.matawa.on.ca

Salary: We offer competitive salary commensurate with education and work experience.

Duration: Full-time contract to June 30, 2021

Please submit cover letter with resume and three employment references to:

Matawa First Nations Management
ATTN: Sharon Nate, Education Manager
RE: Teacher – MECC Neskantaga Competition
200 Lillie St. N.
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5Y2
Fax: (807) 768-3301
Email: education@matawa.on.ca

Closing Date: Until Filled