Closing Date:
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Department: EDUCATION
Employment status: MATERNITY LEAVE – CONTRACT 2024/2025 School Year
Posting Date: JUNE 11, 2024
Closing Date: JUNE 24, 2024 @ 12:00pm

Job Summary:
The Elementary School Principal will work with the Education Director and Education Committee of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg in leading the students and staff at Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Endzhi-gkinoohmaading Elementary School to school success. The broad areas that the principal will be responsible for include duties that fall under the 1) Supervision of Staff 2) Supervision of students 3) School Organization 4) Support of the Curriculum being developed and delivered and 5) Leadership within the School Community. The principal will also work collaboratively with other staff in various departments throughout the Biigtigong Nishnaabeg organization.

Summary of Duties: (at times these may be shared with the Education Director and/or Lead Teacher as a team approach)

  • Daily operation of the elementary school & staffing needs /staff leave records
  • School events planning/notices & communication home with parents
  • Elementary school budget
  • Conduct monthly staff meetings
  • Community/parental engagement initiatives
  • Meetings with internal BN departments & external agencies regarding classroom/student needs
  • Planning of the school year calendar, timetable, and PD days
  • Student discipline issues
  • Oversee Special Education program & budget
  • Evaluations of teachers and support staff
  • Weekly update meetings with Education Director
  • Carry out other duties essential to the position as directed by the Education Director

The ideal candidate will meet or exceed the following qualifications. This list will be used to develop a screening tool. It is the responsibility of the candidate to communicate his/her expertise and experience in these areas.

  • A current Ontario College of Teachers Certification certified in three divisions (primary/junior/intermediate) (attach copy of Certification)
  • Principal Part 1 qualifications are a minimum
  • A minimum of 5 years of teaching experience (two of which working with First Nation students)
  • At least 2 years’ experience in an educational leadership role
  • Experience developing school improvement plans
  • Current Vulnerable Sector Check or proof of one being processed
  • Knowledge of Anishinabek values, beliefs, language, and way of life
  • Three references one of which should be someone who can attest to latest job held
  • AQ courses in Reading, Math and/or Special Education are assets

How to apply:
Please forward a cover letter, resume and three professional references by email to


Angela Boudreau – Director of Finance and Administration
Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, P.O. Box 93, Heron Bay, Ontario POT 1RO

Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered & WILL automatically be screened out