Grade 8/9 Teacher

Job Summary

Location: Fort Good Hope
Department: Sahtu District Education Council
Job ID: 19629
Wage: See "Salary Information" below.
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Jan 20, 2021

Department Information

Sahtu Divisional Education Council.

Job Information

The Sahtu Divisional Education Council is seeking a grade 8 / 9 Teacher for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.
The candidate must have or be completing a Bachelor of Education degree and be eligible for a Northwest Territories Teaching Certificate. 
The following criteria will be important considerations in the hiring process:
Strong background in teaching reading and intervention in reading, as well as strong approaches in balanced literacy and writing instruction. Familiarity / experience with reading intervention at junior high levels and Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading and Reading Assessments are strong assets in this position
Strong background in teaching Mathematics in grade 8 / 9, but specifically in small group and one-on-one interventionist settings. Ability to diagnose and address gaps in mathematical learning are strong assets in this position
Ability to Indigenize content and pedagogy to leverage student success and to support a whole school approach to Dene Kede language infusion are strong assets
Current and relevant professional development specific to literacy, numeracy and Indigenization of teaching and learning
Able to integrate virtual teaching and learning as and when needed e.g. Google Classroom
Strong collaboration skills as teachers work together to improve student learning outcomes
Embrace strong connections with community and be open to engage fully in the rich cultural and extracurricular life of the school.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a Term to June 25, 2021.

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.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 19629      Closing Date: January 20, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time.

Salary Information

Dependent on experience and qualifications – ranges from $82 185.00 - $132 684.00 per annum, plus an extremely attractive benefits package including a Northern Living Allowance of approximately $27 449.00 and relocation expenses. For information, the NWT Teachers.