Cultural Liaison
Edmonton Public Schools
Edmonton, AB
About Edmonton Public Schools

We are the second largest school district in Alberta, serving students, families and communities throughout Edmonton. As elected officials, our Board of Trustees is responsible for creating policies and making important decisions that shape the District’s work. At Edmonton Public Schools, we provide a range of programs, learning spaces and supports that foster success, one student at a time.

Status

10-month position

FTE: 0.500

Position Summary

The Cultural Liaison, shared by eight schools in the Wagner Catchment, will focus on supporting staff, students, and families through opportunities to learn about Indigenous culture and make authentic connections throughout the curriculum.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

taking a lead role in the school's ceremonies
providing support to families to engage in cultural teachings
providing professional development for staff and families
fostering relationships by sharing cultural perspectives when working collaboratively with families, students and staff
attending Indigenous Advisory Council meetings
mentoring teachers to assist with incorporating perspectives and knowledge in daily lessons
engaging in land-based teaching
co-planning assemblies and ceremonies and facilitating circles
coordinating guest speakers
teaching the Cree language
Education/Qualifications

a two year post secondary program in a related field
a minimum of three years of related experience including experience working with students in an educational environment
experience conducting professional learning activities
extensive knowledge of the Cree language and culture
advanced knowledge of Indigenous cultural teachings and ceremonies
Rate of Pay

$1,128.05 - $1,437.45 bi-weekly

Closing

THIS POSITION IS TERM-DEFINITE TO JUNE 26, 2020.

Closing date for this competition is September 27, 2019.

Our District is committed to excellence and hires based on merit. We value diversity and welcome applications from all qualified individuals. Only those applicants being considered will be contacted. The Terms and Conditions of employment for Exempt staff may be viewed at www.epsb.ca/ourdistrict/careers/exempt/