Employment Central - First Nation Education Advocates (multiple positions)

First Nation Education Advocates (multiple positions)

Yukon First Nation Education Directorate

Our First Nation Education Advocate team is growing! We are seeking multiple First Nation Education Advocates to join our Education Team.

Steered by the Chiefs Committee on Education (CCOE), the Yukon First Nation Education Directorate was launched in the summer of 2020 in response to the long overdue need for unified control over First Nation education in the territory. YFNED is dedicated to capacity-building, systems and resources development, second-level educational programs and services enhancement, and learner supports. We advance First Nation decision-making and aspirations for control over education.

The Role: First Nation Education Advocates support Indigenous students in Yukon public schools and First Nation School Board schools. While the majority of our work takes place on the traditional territories of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and Kwanlin Dün First Nation, our Advocates support students from all Indigenous backgrounds and communities. Advocates are a liaison between home and school, and work to find unique ways to increase student engagement, academic outcomes and learning success.  

We deliver multi-generational culture and language programming to learners, their families and allied partners through rich workshops, programming and events to enhance Indigenous knowledge and facilitate the reclamation, lessons and teaching in Indigenous ways.

Each Advocate has unique experiences, skills & abilities; this is what makes our service successful. Our common passion is who we work for – the children. We work to improve education outcomes for Indigenous children and youth, connect with and gain strength and teachings from the land, and include our Knowledge Keepers and Elders.
Please see the job description on our website at www.yfned.ca/jobs for further information, education requirements and qualifications.

Experience advocating is necessary, and skill in conflict resolution is important . 
You should have an understanding of intergenerational trauma and an awareness of the current and historic educational, health, cultural and social affecting Indigenous children, youth, families and community in Canada and the north.   
Knowledge of the Yukon public school system is an asset. 
A level of First Nation language fluency is an asset.

Job Requirements: This position requires flexible work arrangements, including evening and weekend work. Travel is necessary and work takes place in varying locations including in schools, at YFNED, off site locations and at various land based sites, both indoors and outdoors.  
A satisfactory criminal records check and acceptable vulnerable sector clearance are required
A valid class 5 drivers license and personal transportation are further required.

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