Chief Zzeh Gittlit School respectfully acknowledges that it is located within the traditional territory of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.

Chief Zzeh Gittlit School (CZGS) is located in the community of Old Crow, Yukon Territory. Old Crow is a remote, fly-in community in northern Yukon, 112 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Approximately 245 people live in Old Crow. Gwitchin is the traditional language of the Vuntut Gwitchin people.

Chief Zzeh Gittlit School is a K-12 school with approximately 40 students. CZGS is one of 8 Yukon schools who have joined the newly established First Nation School Board (FNSB) in the Yukon. We are actively seeking committed and qualified educators who are dedicated to living in and being an active member of the community and who can adapt well to a remote lifestyle. Our educational professionals’ value authentic relationships and are committed to working with students, community, administration and the FNSB to make positive, progressive changes to education outcomes for learners of Old Crow. For more information about our school, please visit


Please clearly demonstrate on your cover letter and resume, how you meet the following qualifications and experience:

Bachelor of Education or equivalent;

Experience working with Indigenous learners in a culturally diverse community

Experience teaching in an elementary classroom (Grades 4-6);

Experience teaching in a multi-grade class would be an asset.


Strong classroom management, planning and organizational skills, with the ability to motivate learners;

Strong understanding of literacy and numeracy pedagogies at an intermediate level;

Ability to communicate effectively with parents and caregivers, establishing cooperative authentic connections to support the best student experience possible;

Skilled in the integration of project-based learning to support curriculum outcomes;

Ability to support and implement on-the-land curriculum, with a continued commitment to fostering on-the land learning initiatives for students;

Willingness to learn and incorporate the Gwitchin language into daily classroom activities and curriculum;

Ability to build and maintain authentic relationships, generate community involvement and engagement in school-based activities that celebrates diversity of the school;

Ability to work collaboratively with the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation government, Community Education Liaison Coordinator (CELC), community Elders and families;

Ability to support and implement Student Learning Plans, Behaviour Plans, Safety Plans and Individual Education Plans;

Ability to integrate self-regulation and social-emotional care practices in the classroom;

Knowledge of trauma-informed care and restorative practices, with the ability to implement;

Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with educational partners;

Willingness to live, work and participate as an active member of the community; and

As a culturally diverse territory, commitment by all Yukon educational professionals to establish authentic relationships, and the incorporation of local First Nation knowledge and traditional teachings, reconciliation and implementation of First Nation history, contemporary education issues, our culture and world view into curriculum and the school is necessary.


To be a Teacher in Yukon, you must hold a Teacher Certification in another Canadian province/territory first;

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Criminal Record Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check.

Relocation may be available.

In Old Crow, there may be affordable, though modest rental accommodation (sometimes shared) provided by Yukon Housing Corporation. If not available, candidates will need to find their own private accommodation, with assistance where possible from the Board. For more information on rural communities in the Yukon, visit:

Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Yukon Education
Posting Date:
8/25/2022 8:00:00 PM
Old Crow, Yukon