Reporting to the Principal of FH Collins Secondary School, the successful candidate will be an inclusive member of the teaching staff. This role is critical in the successful development and implementation of the Gwich‘in Language & Culture program.

The focus for this position will be to teach, promote and support the Gwich‘in language and culture in the school. It is imperative that one be able to maintain positive relationships with secondary school students and offer a language and culture program that is engaging and culturally relevant (on the land and experiential for example).


Completion of Yukon Native Language Centre certificate/diploma program or equivalent;

Demonstrated language proficiency (read, write and speak) to deliver the Gwich‘in language and culture program at the secondary school level;

Demonstrated and ongoing commitment to improve language proficiency;

Extensive knowledge and awareness of Yukon First Nations/Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation culture, traditional practices, values and beliefs as well as a good understanding of the past and current issues in education, heritage and languages with a view to past, the present and the future.


Strong interest and ability to teach the Gwich‘in language and culture as a second language;

Strong classroom management skills;

Ability to adapt and modify curriculum to address students’ needs and gifts to ensure that all students experience success in this program;

Ability to work as a team member and a willingness and enthusiasm to participate in all staff meetings, school wide functions and initiatives, as well as Aboriginal Language Teacher professional development;

Ability to connect and collaborate with school based staff, parents and/or caregiver;

Willingness to actively promote Gwich‘in language and culture within school programming and environment;

Willingness to mentor a language trainee for 2 years, if required.


Preference will be given to Gwich‘in language qualified citizens of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

Successful applicant will be required to undergo a security/vulnerable sector check.

Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Yukon Education
Posting Date:
8/25/2022 1:36:44 PM
Whitehorse, Yukon