Formed in 1988, Matawa First Nations Management (Matawa) is a Tribal Council
providing services to nine member communities in Northern Ontario. The organization
is dedicated to providing its members with advisory and support services in the areas of
communications, economic development, education, finance and business, health,
membership and technical services.
At this time, Matawa First Nations Management invites applications from qualified
applicants for the position of Cooperative Education Teacher (CET) in the Matawa
Learning Centre (MLC) located in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The MLC provides a unique
learning environment to support students as they move toward the successful
completion of their secondary education and continue on their pathways to work,
training or post-secondary education programs.
The CET will develop the MLC Cooperative Education Program integrating workplace
experience and expectations with the Ontario curriculum; develop a database of
suitable partnering workplaces; develop partnerships with potential workplaces and
organizations; conduct placement assessments of the workplaces, including developing
student learning expectations and the creation of criteria for a Cooperative Education
Placement Learning Plan specific to each student; select and prepare students for
placement in a work environment based on the student’s interests and capabilities, and
academic experience (i.e., courses taken or completed); support student and workplace
supervisor throughout the program; monitor and assess student learning on an on-going
basis; and assign a final mark for each student.
The successful candidate will hold, or be eligible to hold, an Ontario Certificate of
Qualification and Registration and be a member in good standing with the Ontario
College of Teachers. Expertise or experience in alternative education and/or Aboriginal
education would be beneficial.
This position is based in Thunder Bay, but the CET will have to travel around Thunder
Bay to monitor and support students in their placements and complete workplace
assessments, and may have to travel to Matawa First Nations in all weather. The
successful applicant will be required to submit a current Criminal Record Check,
including vulnerable sector, and current “negative” result TB skin test. This is a contract
position to June 28, 2019, with possibility of extension, pending funding and a successful
• A degree in Education, and 3 years successful teaching experience with
experience as a secondary school teacher
• Knowledge and experience in Cooperative Education programs
• Knowledge and understanding of First Nation education
• Knowledge of and experience teaching in a private secondary school, including
course preparation and record keeping
• Experience teaching in multi-grade classrooms
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with staff, parents, administration,
government and First Nation organizations
• Knowledge of Ojibway will be considered an asset
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated interpersonal and teaching skills
• Valid Ontario Driver’s License
For additional information, including specific qualifications for the position, please
view the Job Description at the Matawa website: www.matawa.on.ca.
Salary: We offer competitive salary commensurate with education and work experience.
Duration: Full-time contract to June 28, 2019
Please submit cover letter with resume and three employment references to:
Matawa First Nations Management
ATTN: Sharon Nate, Education Manager
RE: MATAWA LEARNING CENTRE TEACHER COMPETITION
Suite 500, 28 Cumberland Street N.
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 4K9
Fax: (807) 768-3301
Closing Date: July 25, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. ET
Thank you for your interest in working with the Matawa Learning Centre, however only
successful applicants will be contacted.
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