Employment Opportunity

Principal/Primary Teacher

Nagwuntl’oo School is currently seeking applications for a Principal/Primary Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. The school is on Ulkatcho First Nation Territory, Anahim Lake, B.C.

Ulkatcho, is a First Nation of Dakelh, Tsilhqot’in and Nuxalk ancestry whose offices are in Anahim Lake BC on the Western edge of the Chilcotin District. We are 320 kilometres west of Williams Lake, and 135 kilometres east of Bella Coola. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy our region: Surrounded by the Rainbow Mountain Range, and home to excellent fishing lakes, wildlife tours guided horseback trip and hiking, and snowmobiling in the winter.

Our small community of Anahim Lake, and the surrounding area has a population of approximately 1500 people. Ulkatcho First Nation membership is 1100, with 500 living on reserve in the community.

The responsibilities and expectation of the Principal/Primary teacher

  • Be a great communicator who perseveres when faced with challenges.
  • Build collaborative and effective relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Previous experience in a First Nations community
  • Possess solid instructional skills and be capable of delivering BC Ministry of Education curriculum in a responsive manner.
  • Be flexible, patience and student focus.
  • Willingness to become involved in extra curricular activities.
  • Foster a dynamic classroom engaging students where they learn as proud Ulkatcho’en children, building their confidence and expertise in a variety of ways.
  • Provide supervision and classroom management.
  • Provide direction to the classroom assistant.
  • Establish and modify Independent educational programs.
  • Exceptional problem-solving strategies
  • Energetic and motivated to perform the responsibilities of this position.
  • Excellent record keeping and filing.
  • To provide leadership, direction and co-ordination within the school.
  • To develop and maintain effective educational programs within his/her school and to promote the improvement of teaching and learning within his/her school.
  • Is responsible for financial operations, building maintenance, student and staff scheduling, personnel, public relations, school policy regarding discipline, coordination of the instructional program, other overall school matters.
  • Is the public image of the Ulkatcho First Nations Band School. As the school principal you will often be the first point of contact for Nagwuntl’oo offering administrative support across Nagwuntl’oo school which includes but not limited to, K-3 teacher, Adult Education, Language and Culture teacher, Nutritionists/Custodian, Head Start and Daycare Managers, Educational Assistant’s, and Early Childhood educators.
  • Ensure that Nagwuntl’oo school is a place where staff, students and guest interact daily in a friendly, inviting and safe environment.
  • Open up the school, or ensure another staff member can assume this responsibility, each morning to ensure the school employees are able to access the school property and school building prior to the start of the school day.
  • Secure the school and property at the end of each day.
  • Organize recording, filing of all documents, associated with the position of Principal.
  • Ensure that all documents pertaining to the K4-3 students and Adult Education Students are under clear, identifiable labels and placed in a secured cabinet.
  • Be responsible for discipline throughout the school and on school property, ensuring that effective learning takes place.
  • Participate in extra-curricular activities and community affairs.
  • Keep informed of developments in the field by attending seminars, workshops, etc.
  • Establish good rapport with all staff and maintain a friendly environment creating a team that works together.
  • Strive to ensure that indigenous heritage, culture, and language is incorporated throughout the school where possible
  • Schedule monthly staff meetings or other meetings as necessary.
  • Establish a rapport with parents/guardians and set school-based meetings with parents/guardians, teachers and students and other professionals when necessary.
  • Provide educational leadership in the school.
  • Be responsible for all school records and prepare reports to various funders and any other report required by the UFN.
  • Supervise staff and prepare assessments when needed.
  • Become familiar with the Employee Policy Manual so that all requirements are met.
  • Assist the Director in scheduling and promoting training for UFN adult learners.
  • Assist the Director in preparation of the budget for the school.
  • Help organize and attend educational field trips for students.
  • Ensure supplies are ordered.
  • Complete all required year-end reports.


This person reports to and works under the direction of the Education Director of the Ulkatcho First Nation.

Other Information needed

  • Clear Vulnerable Criminal Record Check
  • Bachelor of Education
  • B.C. certified teacher or the ability to obtain B.C. certification.
  • Cover letter and Resume
  • 3 References

Ulkatcho First Nations provide:

  • Health Benefits, pension plan
  • A competitive salary

How to Apply:

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Please email your resume and cover letter to hr@ulkatcho.ca. Please include “Primary Teacher” in the subject line. Or drop off at the reception counter at the band office.

Note: Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting Date: June 5th 2023