Full-time (35 hours per week), Permanent

The Whitefish River First Nation is seeking a motivated individual to fulfill the role and responsibilities for the position of Education Manager. The successful applicant will be responsible for (but not limited to) and require the following:


  • Prepare annual operational budget for Education Department
  • Develop, implement and evaluate Education Department Policies and Procedures
  • Provide up-to-date educational information, resources and opportunities for students, parents, schools;
  • Oversee the education office: telephone calls, incoming and outgoing mail, correspondence Oversee preparation and maintenance of student files for students in area schools;
  • Prepare a 5 year funding projection plan for the Post-Secondary Education funding program;
  • Supervise Day Care Supervisor, Librarian, and Bus Driver(s);
  • Coordinate meetings of the Whitefish River First Nation Education Committee in a non-voting capacity;
  • Promote cultural integration/relevancy into programs and services for students/schools
  • Maintain all student information in a confidential manner;
  • Provide education-related information and statistics to Whitefish River Administration and funding agencies as required;
  • Ensure adequate busing arrangements for students attending local and area schools


  1. Degree or diploma in public administration, education or other relevant field;
  2. Knowledge of First Nation needs and goals in the education of First Nation people;
  3. Experience working in the field of First Nation Education;
  4. Ability to prepare, interpret and manage program budgets;
  5. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
  6. Demonstrated supervisory skills;
  7. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality is required;
  8. Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office software, specifically Word and Excel;
  9. Knowledge of Aboriginal culture, communication styles, and value systems.
  10. Successful candidates must produce valid CPIC & Vulnerable Sector Screening Report

Interested applicants to forward a Cover Letter and Resume including three (3) current letters of reference no later than February 2, 2018 at 12:00pm (noon) to:

Whitefish River First Nation
17A Rainbow Ridge Road.
Birch Island, ON, P0P 1A0
Attn: Art Jacko, Band Manager

Full job description available on request.