Northern Lights College
  • 13-Sep-2021 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Fort St John, BC, CAN
  • $92,969.00 - $123,958.00
  • Salary
  • Excluded Staff, Temporary

An excellent benefit package is offered, including extended health and dental benefits. Annual vacation is pro-rated and front-loaded, based on 210 hours/FTE

Term of App't: Until return of incumbent

Start date: Immediately

Reporting to: Vice President of Student Services & Community Relations


Excluded position: Grid 14, $92,969.00 - $123,958.00 annually, depending on experience and qualifications as per NLC's Excluded Salary Scale. An excellent benefit package is offered, including extended health and dental benefits. Annual vacation is pro-rated and front-loaded, based on 210 hours/FTE, as well as time off paid for the period between Christmas and New Year's Day. Schedule is Monday – Friday, 35 hours per week.


The Director of Indigenous Education is responsible for leading policy development related to all aspects of Indigenous Education services throughout the College. This includes policies related to indigenization of college curriculum, services, and policies to encourage and support inclusion and success of Indigenous students. The Director will work collaboratively to improve College systems, services, and engagement for all learners. In addition, the incumbent will supervise staff within the Indigenous Education Department.

The Director serves as the first point of contact with the provincial and federal governments on behalf of the College, and on matters pertaining to College-wide Indigenous initiatives, and as a primary point of contact and coordination with First Nation Bands and School Districts within the College region. They work with College administrators, instructors, and staff, advising on program planning and priorities, services, policy, and procedures to facilitate access and success of Indigenous students, while regularly assessing and reporting the outcomes to the College.

The Director will provide leadership in collaboratively and proactively formulating the philosophy, goals, objectives, and policies of Indigenous education at Northern Lights College that are consistent with the overall mission and goals of the College, and in tracking and communicating the progress, outcomes, and next steps towards achieving the missions and goals.

NLC is working collaboratively on shared objectives to the spirit and intent of a joint vision through the establishment of a Centre of Innovation in Indigenous Education (CIIE). This includes joint projects, planning and developing opportunities for culturally appropriate, meaningful, and quality Indigenous sport, physical activity, and advance education and skills training that meet Indigenous community needs and public education standards.

The CIIE seeks to advance Indigenous peoples' right to self-determination. It responds to calls to action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and aligns with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Centre will infuse traditional ways of knowing and cultural norms of the Indigenous communities in our region into the College's curriculum and student life.

*** Travel within the NLC Region and outside Region is required.



  • Bachelors' degree in a relevant field of study pertaining to Indigenous studies, preference will be given to those who hold a Masters' degree in a relevant field.
  • Extensive experience with Indigenous education in a community college environment, with particular focus on collaborative curriculum and development models
  • Be a dynamic educator with leadership philosophies, educational qualifications and instructional experiences that inspire confidence and motivate others.
  • Exceptional cross-cultural communication skills, including an understanding of cultural expectations in the context of developing partnerships and business relationships
  • Ability to articulate and implement institutional leadership and management philosophies
  • Have a demonstrated experience in planning and implementing long-range strategies based on learner needs, institutional priorities, and external developments.
  • Intermediate skills with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • The ability to manage a primary budget of $300,000.00
  • Current, valid driver's license
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