Teacher - Division 3

Fort McKay, Alberta, Canada
Full Time
Mid Level

Teacher – Division 3

Education Department



The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is composed of over 800 band members, including those of Cree and Dene heritage, with approximately 400 members residing in the hamlet of Fort McKay — a community located approximately 65 km north of Fort McMurray. Fort McKay offers the best of both worlds: remote northern life for the nature lover and proximity to a large city of about 70,000 people with all the amenities you need.

ABOUT THE NEW SCHOOL - Opening Fall of 2022 - Come Join the Team!

The Fort McKay First Nation is nearing completion of its Brand-New K-9 school located in the community of Fort McKay. The Elsie Fabian School will be opening its doors September of 2022 and we are looking for dynamic and passionate Educators who love Northern Living to join the team! The school will incorporate both the Dene and Cree Language, culture, and Land-Based Education where students will learn about their rich local history. Fort McKay is looking for talented educators who practice and believe that the well-being of the child is at the center of everything; this is the shared practice and belief of the Fort McKay elders, parents and community members.

The foundation of the Elsie Fabian School is engagement in teaching and learning, parents and community, culture and traditions, and a school environment based on the principles of love, responsibility, respect, listening, nurturing, relationships, humility and learning. Join us and be apart of the Fort McKay community - a Nation that is committed to advancing quality education for all First Nations learners by connecting to land and honouring our languages.


We are seeking passionate Teachers who are looking for an enriching experience and to be part of the new school team. Teachers will be responsible for supporting and developing Fort McKay students, while focusing on the delivery of exceptional educational services. This is a full-time position reporting directly to the Principal of Elsie Fabian School. The operation hours will be Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm.


Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead instruction and provide quality teaching, ongoing analysis, pedagogical knowledge and make decisions that support optimum learning for all students.
  • Work in a collaborative setting to reach the schools goal of providing a strong Cree Language, Dene Language, Land-Based Learning and Academic Program with a focus on literacy and numeracy.
  • Design and implement individual program plans.
  • Connect and build relationships with high school students.
  • Apply the Alberta Teaching quality standards.


  • Possess a Bachelor of Education (Major in Humanities, Math, Science, CFT/CTS, Physical Education)
  • Holds a valid Alberta Teacher’s Certificate
  • Knowledge of teaching Math, Science, English Language Arts, Social Studies CTF and CTS courses, Physical Education and a variety of options at junior high school level
  • Ability to use technology in the classroom to engage student learning
  • Ability to establish productive relationships with staff and parents
  • Knowledge of the Alberta curriculum and teaching experience in division 3
  • Superior organizational, interpersonal and team building skills
  • Demonstrated ability creating a classroom characterized by inclusion, equity and differentiated instruction
  • Experience working in a First Nations community including knowledge of First Nations culture, traditions and values is a definite asset
  • Ability to speak, read and write Cree and/or Dene considered an asset
  • Clean Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector required
  • Valid class 5 Driver’s License & Clean Driver’s Abstract required
  • Successful candidate will be required to live in (or relocate to) Fort McMurray, Alberta


Fort McKay is committed to the success of its employees and in addition to a competitive compensation structure, we also offer the following:

  • An employer matched Pension Plan
  • Comprehensive Health benefits package with Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • On-site Fitness Centre because a healthy work-life balance is important to us!
  • The opportunity to work with a community that is committed to protecting its traditional lands - to learn more about the Moose Lake Plan visit: http://www.mooselaketogether.ca

The New Elsie Fabian School Teachers will also receive;

  • The highest Teacher Salaries in the region (See 2021 Teacher Salaries Below)
  • Northern Living Allowance
  • Affordable Teacher Housing


Follow this link and upload your Cover Letter and Resume in Microsoft Word or PDF:

ONLINE: https://fortmckayfirstnation2.applytojob.com/apply

Please indicate Competition # 039-2021

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Qualified candidates are invited to apply with a comprehensive resume detailing qualifications and experience as it relates to the position of interest. *Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry in any hiring decision, please declare your Indigenous status in your application.


Elsie Fabian School
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