Gwich’in Language Teacher - Old Crow

First Nation School Board
Full time
Hours / week:
Not Specified
Wage / Salary:
Not Disclosed
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Chief Zzeh Gittlit School respectfully acknowledges that it is located within the traditional territory of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. Chief Zzeh Gittlit School (CZGS) is located in the community of Old Crow, Yukon Territory. Old Crow is a remote, fly-in community in northern Yukon, 112 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Approximately 245 people live in Old Crow. Gwich’in is the traditional language of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation people. Chief Zzeh Gittlit School is a K-12 school with approximately 40 students. CZGS is one of 11 Yukon schools that have joined the newly established First Nation School Board (FNSB) in the Yukon. We are actively seeking committed and qualified educators who are dedicated to living in and being an active member of the community and who can adapt well to a remote lifestyle. Our educational professionals value authentic relationships and are committed to working with students, community, administration and the FNSB to make positive, progressive changes to education outcomes for learners of Old Crow. For more information about our school, please visit our website at Chief Zzeh Gittlit School and the First Nation School Board website.

 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: Please clearly demonstrate on your cover letter and resume, how you meet the following qualifications and experience:

  • Completion of Yukon Native Language Centre certification/diploma program or equivalent; 
  • Demonstrated language proficiency (read, write and speak) or a desire to learn Gwich’in language to deliver the Gwich’in language and culture program to all levels, K-12; 
  • Demonstrated and on-going commitment to improve language proficiency; 
  • Extensive knowledge and awareness of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation worldview, traditional practices, values and beliefs as well as a good understanding of the past and current issues in education, heritage and languages with a view to past, the present and the future; 


  • Ability to work collaboratively and maintain an authentic relationship with the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation government, community members, community Elders, and families, promoting greater community involvement in school-based activities and educational programming; 
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate outdoor-experiential/land-based learning in teaching practice; 
  • Solid understanding of a philosophy of inclusive education, excellent interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills working with parents, staff members, coaches, the First Nation School Board and other partners; 
  • Demonstrated ability to implement restorative practice and positive behavioral interventions and supports;
  • Demonstrated ability to implement effective support systems to assist at-risk students (e.g., mentorship opportunities, study groups); 
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, deliver and analyze in the integration of project-based learning to support curriculum outcomes; 
  • Strong understanding and experience with implementing on-the-land curriculum; 
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to implement, the science of reading approaches to literacy; 
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to implement, developmentally responsive approaches;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with parents and caregivers, establishing
    cooperative and authentic connections to support the best school experience possible; 
  • Desire and passion for developing and maintaining strong and respectful relationships and trust with students, their families, and the community as a whole.

Preference will be given to Gwich’in language qualified citizens of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.Successful applicants must provide a current successful Criminal Record Check inclusive of a Vulnerable Sector clearance.

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