School Principal

Job Description: 

Snuneymuxw First Nation’s Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh Community School requires a School Principal. As the successful applicant, you will be responsible for the overall administration and operation of the school in a manner consistent with SFN and local policies, provincial and federal guidelines, and consistent with the values, beliefs, heritage, political structure, and protocols of the community. The school principal supervises and provides direct educational leadership to school staff, assigns school roles and duties, oversees the school budget and spending priorities, and reports accurate information to the Education Department Coordinator and funding agencies.


Preference will be given to candidates who have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum five years successful experience in school leadership in a First Nations Education setting
  • Proof of licensure and current good standing with BC Teacher Regulation Branch, possessing Master of Education or current enrolment in a recognized program
  • Successful supervision experience with data-driven school educational programming planning using DIBELS and CAT 4 data analysis
  • Formal training and education in leading schools using Professional Learning Communities and Pyramid Response to Intervention Models
  • Experience with Grant/Funding Proposal Writing
  • Strong staff management and interpersonal, communication, and computer skills
  • Ability to creatively plan and build exemplary and progressive school programs  
  • Experience using technology to facilitate learning
  • Demonstrated commitment to assessment for learning & outcome-based planning, and reporting practices
  • Demonstrated commitment to the inclusion of all students in the regular classroom and their successful achievement in education
  • An ongoing commitment to keep informed of current practices and techniques relating to school programs, teaching, and administration
  • Working knowledge of regulations and relationships with outside support and funding agencies(FNESC/FNSA, Ministry of Education, AANDC)
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating all processes/phases of AANDC  funded capital projects

Applicants please note It is YOUR responsibility to:

Include with your resume all relevant information to be considered, (Curricula Vitae, letters of reference, copies of credentials, criminal record check, etc.)


Please submit your current resume and cover letter to:

Snuneymuxw First Nation

668 Centre Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 4Z4

Fax: 250-753-3492

Deadline February 6, 2015—3:00 pm

For more information contact Nancy Seward at (250) 740-2315

Please note. Only those applicants who are short-listed will be contacted

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 6, 2015
Job Type: 
Employment (Full Time)