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Job Summary

Location: Fort McPherson
Department: Beaufort-Delta Education Council
Job ID: 24911
Wage: See "Salary Information" below.
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

Beaufort Delta Divisional Education Council. The Beaufort Delta Divisional Council is a forward-thinking, community-driven institution that fosters an inclusive and culturally rich learning environment. Grounded in the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, indigenization, inquiry, and land-based education, we are dedicated to providing a holistic and competency-based curriculum that honours Indigenous knowledge and traditions.

Job Information

We seek a dynamic and passionate Principal to join our team. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in shaping the school's culture, implementing educational programs that celebrate diversity, promote equity, embrace the rich cultural heritage of our community, and actualize the BDDEC Vision as it pertains to the community. The candidate must have experience in creating community partnerships, relationships and programs that reflect the voice of the community and the student body. This position requires a deep commitment to indigenization, a competency-based curriculum, and an innovative approach to land-based education.


Educator Development: Collaborate with educators, Elders, and community members to design and implement a competency-based curriculum rooted in Indigenous knowledge and values.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Facilitate the implementation and supervision of growth-focused employee evaluation cycles for all staff

Cultural Inclusion: Foster a learning environment that respects and incorporates diverse Indigenous perspectives, ensuring the curriculum reflects the local Indigenous culture.

Equity and Inclusion: Implement strategies to promote equity and inclusion within the school community, addressing disparities and fostering a sense of belonging for all students.

Community Engagement: Liaise between the school and the community, seeking input, collaboration, and feedback to improve educational programs continuously.

Land-Based Education: Develop and integrate land-based learning opportunities into the curriculum, fostering a deep connection to the land and traditional practices.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Education

Eligible for a Northwest Territories teaching certificate

3 years of successful teaching experience

The following criteria will be essential considerations in the hiring process:

Northwest Territories Educational Leadership Program or willingness to obtain 

Strong understanding of Indigenous cultures, history, and traditions.

Experience in implementing Inquiry-based instructional pedagogy.

Experience in curriculum implementation, with a focus on competency-based education.

Experience in competency-based assessment and evaluation.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

An understanding of the Northwest Territories Inclusive Schooling practices

Knowledge of land-based education principles and practices.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Beaufort Delta Divisional Education Council
Bag Service #12
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

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More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a term from August 28, 2024 - July 17, 2026

Affirmative Action

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

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check. 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

Job Opening ID # BDDEC-2024-10    

Closing Date: Open until filled

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at approximately $84,669. per annum, plus an annual Northern Allowance.