Indigenous Languages Coordinator

BC Public Service

Ministry of Education



Indigenous Languages Coordinator


Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity

Salary $69,900.80 - $79,791.25 annually

The Indigenous Education Branch develops, coordinates and implements a range of policies, strategies, programs and agreements related to Indigenous Education to improve the school success of Indigenous students. The Branch has responsibility for implementing the BC Tripartite Education Agreement, oversees activities related to Indigenous Education in BC’s public schools as well as working closely with a broad range of partners to increase capacity in independent and First Nations operated schools. The Branch provides best-practice advice and support for district programs, supports School Districts in system change initiatives to better meet the needs of Indigenous students, works with federal partners and collaborates with other Ministries and agencies. 
Reporting directly to the Director of Indigenous Education, within the Learning Division, The Indigenous Languages Coordinator provides educational expertise in the development of provincial policies, standards, programs, and resources to support the preservation and revitalization of BC Indigenous languages. The position works across the ministry and with other education partners to ensure infusion of Indigenous content and pedagogies in curriculum, assessments, teaching and learning resources/materials. If this position interests you and you meet the required criteria, we look forward to your application.

Qualifications for this role Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field.
  • 3 years recent, related experience to include:
    • conducting research, analysing findings and presenting recommendations to stakeholders and senior management;
    • developing, implementing and revising programs and policies;
    • consulting and working with multiple stakeholders/partners with different interests and priorities;
    • planning, coordinating, managing and evaluating multiple projects.
  • Eligibility for membership in the BC College of Teachers and/or graduate work in an education related field may be preferred. 
  • Preference may be given to candidates with directly related experience in the K-12 education sector.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who identify as having Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) 
  • Preference may be given to applicants with a Graduate degree in a related field.

For more information and to apply by April 11, 2019, please go to:

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.