Cultural Education Advisor

Tr’ondek Hwech’in
Tr'ondek Hwech'in Government
Front Street, Dawson (Dawson City, YT)
Full time
Hours / week:
37.5 hours/week
Wage / Salary:
Not Disclosed
Date posted:
Closing date:


Cultural Education Advisor – Education

Department: Education
Location: Tr’ondek Hwech’in Offices – Dawson, YT
Posting Date: August 22, 2023
Standard Hours Bi-Weekly: 75
Start Date: Immediately
End Date: March 31, 2026 (with possible extension)
Salary: Level 8 Step 1 ($88,576.12 annually)

Closing Date: Until Filled

Reporting to the Director of Education this position is responsible for implementing Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in education priorities and strategies in accordance with community principles and values. The position will advocate for and support the development and delivery of a lifelong education system that emphasizes Dënezhu ways and indigenous pedagogy, and that is responsive to the specific needs of indigenous students. The position will engage with our education partners, including, but not limited to, Yukon Education, to facilitate the establishment and delivery of programs and services that meet our obligations in the TH Final and Self Government Agreements, most notably those included in Section 17.7 of the TH Self Government Agreement. This position will promote and support the implementation of the Dënezhu Framework for Learning and Teaching which will guide the development of education programs and services that reflect the community’s vision for education. This position will work with educators to support their efforts in delivering an appropriate and adequate education that meets learning standards determined in partnership with the TH community and Yukon Education. The incumbent will be responsible for a variety of administrative duties such as proposals, briefings, reports, and evaluations as well as engagement with the public, Elders, and TH citizens.

An Eligibility List may be established from this competition – the duration of the eligibility list may be up to 12 months. The eligibility list may be used to fill future permanent full-time, permanent part-time, temporary full-time, temporary part-time, term, or auxiliary on-call vacancies within the same department and classification based on the organizational needs by going the next highest ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires.  

If this opportunity interests you, please submit a cover letter & resume clearly demonstrating the qualifications below, as selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide. Applications will not be accepted without a cover letter and resume. 

Essential Qualifications:  

  • Post Secondary Degree in Indigenous Studies, Education / Pedagogy, Anthropology, Heritage and Culture or a related field of study. An equivalent combination of education, knowledge, skills and experience may be considered.
  • Experience in ethical communication, negotiations, consultations including communicating in culturally diverse settings and educational settings including written or verbal.
  • Experience and ability to build strong relationships with community members, elders, youth and TH citizens as well as stakeholders and teachers.
  • Strong understanding of issues facing first nation’s youth as it relates to education, the effects of colonialism and assimilation, intergenerational trauma and the Yukon education system.
  • Experience and knowledge with regards to teaching, adult learning, special needs and varied learning experiences.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous pedagogy and traditional learning and education systems.
  • Good research and analytical skills including policy analysis.
  • Strong ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, teachers, parents / guardians and other governments and agencies.


  • Strong knowledge of curriculum and program planning practices and procedures.
  • Experience delivering workshops and public speaking.
  • Experience with project management and pilot projects
  • Knowledge of TH history related to education and the issues, challenges and barriers that are faced by families and youth when enrolled in the Yukon Education system.

Conditions of Employment: 

  • Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening. 
  • Class 5 Driver’s License with Clear Driver’s Abstract. 
  • Valid Standard First Aid Certification.
  • TH101 cultural awareness training.

A detailed job description is available upon request.  

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