Teacher/Principal - Louie Norwegian School

Job Summary

Location: Jean Marie River
Department: Dehcho District Education Council
Job ID: 19186
Wage: See "Salary Information" below.
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

Dehcho Divisional Education Council

Job Information

Teacher /Principal
This kindergarten to grade 9 school has a population of 10 students. In addition to teaching duties, the principal will supervise two staff member who provides special needs assistance.  The principal is required to provide leadership to staff and work with the District Education Authority. S/He is responsible for all of the administrative duties and reporting that is required by the Council and the Department of Education Culture and Employment. The incumbent will demonstrate a willingness to promote a culturally relevant program that supports the language and cultural heritage of the students.


The teacher/principal applicant:
• must hold, or be eligible for a Professional N.W.T. Teaching Certificate;
• must hold N.W.T. Principal Certification or enroll in the training program;
• should have a minimum of five years experience teaching at various levels;
• should have experience of at least three years in education administration;
• should have experience with all N.W.T. curricula at K to 10 grade ten levels;
• should promote and provide leadership for an inclusionary model of education;
• has knowledge of and/or experience with Balanced Literacy, differentiation and self-regulation
• who has the ability to speak Slavey will be given preference.

GNWT Inquiries

Patrick Phillips                                       pphillips@ddec.ca
A/Superintendent                                  Telephone: 867 695 7311
Dehcho Divisional Education Council   FAX  867 695 7359
P. O. Box 376
Fort Simpson, N.W.T.
X0E 0N0


More Information

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Priority for Northwest Territories Teachers' Association positions shall be granted as follows:

  • Priority 1: Teachers who have received official lay-off notice;
  • Priority 2: Indigenous Aboriginal Persons;
  • Priority 3: Indigenous Non-Aboriginal or Resident Disabled Person;
  • Priority 4: Indeterminate Teachers eligible for Transfer or Promotion and not included in Priorities 2 & 3;
  • Priority 5: Term teachers not included in Priorities 2 & 3;
  • Priority 6: NWT Resident Teachers not employed by the GNWT or included in Priorities 2 & 3;
  • Priority 7: Teachers who are not residents of the NWT and who are not included in Priorities.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Interested and qualified applicants will submit a resume complete with cover letter, 3 references, including current supervisors with a copy of the most recent performance review. Current and previous employers will be contacted for references. Candidates must also include a statement (1 page max) outlining their educational/leadership philosophy. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to be given priority consideration under the GNWT’s Affirmative Action Policy.  A criminal record check is a prerequisite to employment.  Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Priority candidates need to specify such in their application.

For more information visit websites at:

Information on salary and benefits, as outlined in the Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association Collective Agreement, is available through accessing the website listed below:

Submit application information to:

Patrick Phillips    pphillips@ddec.ca
A/Superintendent                      Telephone: 867 695 7311
Dehcho Divisional Education Council   FAX  867 695 7359
P. O. Box 376
Fort Simpson, N.W.T.
X0E 0N0

The Dehcho Divisional Education Council provides a smoke free work environment and supports Affirmative Action candidates.

Salary Information

Salary is pro-rated dependent on verified education and experience (ranging from $80,180 to $129,448 per annum) (NWTTA is currently in negations) plus an annual pro-rated Northern Allowance based on the NWTTA Collective Agreement.

Term Position

This job opening is for a term to July 2020.