Shawanaga First Nation 

Kinomaugewgamik Elementary School Principal 


Salary: Tbd

2024-2025 School Year 


Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, the Principal is a key member of the First Nation’s Education Department, and requires to oversee the Education Programs in the areas of Elementary School, Secondary and Post-Secondary Support Programs, as well as Student Transportation, Student Counselling Programs and Provincial Tuition Agreements. 


The principal position refers to the Kinomaugewgamik Elementary School located on Shawanaga First Nation. 


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the Education activities are conducted according to the policies and recommendations of the Chief & Council of Shawanaga First Nation.
  • Create a sense of community in the school setting and engage the students, staff, parents, community members, Chief & Council and other Shawanaga First Nation agencies in the school program.
  • Develop, maintain and manage an effective and efficient education administration system.
  • Provide leadership to promote clear consistent expectations that focus on successful educational outcomes for all students.
  • Develop and/or enhance the Education Department program policies and school curriculum.
  • Develop, manage and maintain the Education Department’s annual budget.
  • Develop proposals and purse funding to maintain and enhance the programs offered by the Shawanaga First Nation Education Department.
  • Submit reports as required by funders and Shawanaga First Nation.
  • Develop and maintain positive and effective relationships with schools, employees, colleges, universities, and school boards.
  • Provide supervision to Education Department staff.
  • Remain current of any changes or trends in the Ontario Education System.
  • Ensure that all curriculum materials and resources in use at the school are based on the Ontario Curriculum or Shawanaga First Nation Cultural Curriculum.
  • Act as a resource for teachers on student evaluation.
  • Provide professional guidance for all teaching staff.
  • Encourage and ensure Education staff is keeping contact with parents/guardians when appropriate. 
  • Register the students and ensure that teachers are keeping proper attendance records in the register, and to establish and maintain the Ontario Student Record (OSR) files for students and to expedite the transfer of OSR’s when students leave.
  • Work with staff to organize school calendar for current school year.
  • Work with other Education Staff, to consult on a timetable for yard duty and supervision duties of the staff. 


Job Requirements

  • Post-secondary degree in the field of education (Bachelor Education)
  • Principal Certification/Qualifications 1 & 2
  • 3-5 years of experience in a management position
  • Current, up to date and in good standing Ontario Teacher’s Certificate 
  • Knowledge of Ministry Curriculum and Assessment Documents an asset
  • Experience working with budgets/funding, working with ISC an asset
  • Knowledge of government policies, programs and curriculums
  • Demonstrated financial management skills
  • Excellent written, oral and computer skills
  • Understanding and experience of Anishinaabe culture and First Nations Education, an asset
  • CPR and First Aid Certification or willing to obtain


Preference may be given to Aboriginal candidates with relevant on reserve employment experience and/or those with knowledge and understanding of Shawanaga First Nation history and community. Successful candidates must be able to produce and maintain a clean Criminal Record Check/Police Vulnerable Sector Check.


Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Please submit a resume with a cover letter and three work related references by July 12th, 2024 by 4:00pm to;

Courtney Mullen-Smith

Human Resource Administrator

Shawanaga First Nation 

2 Village Road, Nobel Ontario, P0G 1G0

Tel: (705) 366-2526 Fax: (705) 366-2740

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