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Employment Opportunity

School-Age Cultural Educator

Salary: 61,315.80 to $76,767.60 (Level 5)

Position Type: Full Time Term until March 31, 2022

Closing Date: Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at 4:30pm


Kwanlin Dün First Nation (KDFN), Education and Social Development Department is seeking a School-Aged Cultural Educator. The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing authentic cultural connections and experiences among KDFN youth, their families, community, schools and service providers. You will have a passion for working with people of all ages, particularly children and youth aged 4 through 21, and for sharing Kwanlin Dün knowledge, experience, culture and traditions.

We are seeking an energetic individual who has strong cultural connections, is confident and engaging. You will have a passion for sharing, explaining and teaching our ways, and through this, contributing to reconciliation. Spiritual, mental, emotional and physical wellness are essential. You will be patient and kind. If you are passionate about enhancing the cultural awareness and appreciation in all aspects of educational program various learning environments including Yukon schools with KDFN children, youth and families, and have good interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to form positive and effective relationships, please consider this opportunity.


• Post-Secondary education in First Nations Education, Indigenous Studies, Culture, Linguistics or related discipline
• Considerable experience working in a First Nations’ School-Age Education setting, or First Nations’ cultural capacity; Northern First Nations experience preferred.
• Knowledge of and experience implementing strategies to support First Nation learning
• Experience with planning and coordinating projects and events
• Yukon First Nation language fluency, preferably Southern or Northern Tutchone, Tlingit, or working to develop language fluency would be an asset.

Knowledge of Kwanlin Dün First Nation community, culture, history, demographics, goals and aspirations, language and traditions are essential for success. A knowledge of Yukon Aboriginal Peoples history with formalized education systems, residential school and on-going inter-generational effects specific to education and social programming is required.

An equivalent combination of acceptable education and coursework and considerable experience in the areas identified above will be considered. This is not a training or developmental opportunity.

Conditions of Employment: Class 5 driver’s license and personal transportation; an acceptable criminal record check with vulnerable sector search is required prior to employment commencing; Wilderness First Aid or willingness to obtain.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, at the KDFN Administration Building (35 McIntyre Drive), via fax (633-8414), or via email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For those submitting applications via email, you will receive a manual email response stating that your email has been received. If you do not receive this email response within 2 business days, please contact the KDFN HR Unit.

KDFN Hiring Preference Policy may apply.
We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Note: Temporary Assignments from other governments and organizations will be considered.
Please ensure you have your supervisor’s approval prior to applying.

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