Principal/ Teacher

Website Stswecem'c Xgat'tem First Nation

Stswecem̓c Xgat̓tem First Nation (SXFN) is seeking a dynamic individual for a full time, Teaching Principal position.  The staff are working hard to ensure high-quality student learning and need a strong and experienced leader to support current initiatives, as well as lead the team and uphold the mission and vision of Rosie Seymour School.

“The Canoe Creek Band will be a self-sufficient community in the future, and we see education as a method to ensure it. Education guarantees a better foundation for us and our community for generations to come.”

Our school is located in the heart of the Cariboo in the community of Stswecem̓c (Canoe Creek), a semi-remote community accessible by road, only 125 kilometres from Williams Lake, BC.  People who relish outdoor recreation will find ample options right at your doorstep.  Whether you enjoy hiking or cross-country skiing, to fishing or hunting, to off-road pursuits, our territory is abundant with opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast.  You will also be welcomed by our community and embraced as a leader in our territory.  As well, you will be included and welcomed at our community events, activities, and gatherings.

The Stswecem̓c community has approximately 100 community members, 18 of whom are students at our school (K4- Grade 10).  We currently offer a full breakfast and lunch program for the students and staff.  We want our children to have a strong foundation in their language and culture, and support this throughout our delivery of curriculum and school activities.  We engage both students and parents in our Hunting Camp as well as hosting the Annual Rosie Seymour Traditional Powwow.  Everyone is engaged in our garden harvest and a variety of other school activities.

We are seeking an individual who will lead our team, believe in the inherent gifts of our children and community, and ensure that the high standards we want for our children are achieved.  You must be able to build authentic relationships, support and deliver quality instruction, as well as be a champion for each and every child in our school.  If you want to make a difference in the lives of children and families, and have the skills to ensure student learning, you won’t want to pass up this opportunity.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Education Degree
  • Must be in good standing with the BC Teacher Regulation Branch of the Ministry of Education
  • Three to five years’ experience as a Head Teacher or Principal
  • Experience integrating technology (smart-board, I-pad) into teaching strategies
  • Experience with Aboriginal Education
  • Experience with Special Needs students.
  • Must a valid Class 5 Drivers Licence (Class 4 an asset)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a clear Criminal Record Check
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid WCB Approved Level 1 First Aid Certificate

SXFN offers a competitive wage, benefits package, accommodation, internet service, as well as opportunities for professional development for staff.

Interested applicants may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and a copy of your university degree(s) as well as your current and valid BC Ministry of Education Teacher Certificate.

ATTENTION:  Band Administrator at

Or fax to 250-440-5679

Telephone:  250-440-5645


Application Deadline:  Noon on Friday, June 7, 2019


We thank all those who apply, however, only those shortlisted will be contacted for an interview

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