Education Officer | Indigenous Languages

Job Title:
Education Officer | Indigenous Languages
Job Location:
Toronto Region – 315 Front Street, 13th Floor Toronto, Ontario M7A 0B8
Student Achievement Division, Ministry of Education, Ontario Public Service
Description-Job Posting:

Job Term: Three Year Secondment
Location: Toronto Region – 315 Front Street, 13th Floor Toronto, Ontario M7A 0B8
Compensation Group: Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO)
Salary: $74,136 – $127,985 per year

Posting Status: Open Targeted
Posting Date: May 28, 2021
Closing Date: June 14, 2021

Are you interested in writing curriculum and helping to shape the future of education in Ontario? Join the Student Achievement Division at the Ministry of Education and become part of a highly motivated team in the Curriculum, Assessment and Student Success Policy Branch.

We are seeking an individual with the following experience:

• Extensive Ontario teaching experience, including experiences teaching one or more Indigenous languages.
• Expertise building anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and anti-discrimination cultures in schools and fostering culturally responsive and relevant, equitable and inclusive learning environments.
• Extensive knowledge of school systems, curriculum implementation, and professional learning that have been developed through work within the school system as an educator and/or system leader.
• Curriculum expertise, instructional leadership experience, and a passion for increasing the achievement and well-being of all students.
• Experience and knowledge with the development of culturally relevant and responsive curriculum and curriculum-linked resources.
• Implementing a range of high-impact instructional and assessment practices in schools designed to identify and meet the needs of diverse learners.
• Dismantling a range of practices and attitudes that marginalize particular groups of students, such as addressing bias, building cultures of accountability and developing culturally responsive and relevant practices.
• Ability to plan, conduct and make recommendations on highly diverse, complex and far-reaching array of educational curriculum and related policy issues.
• Ability to develop, evaluate and facilitate digital resources and implementation strategies to support appropriate implementation in school boards and schools.
• Ability to coordinate committees to develop policy or supporting documents used as a basis for instructional programs across the province.
• Ability to interpret and instruct school officials, professional associations, and other areas of provincial and federal governments on curriculum policy and specialized areas of education, as well as prepare briefs, respond to correspondence, and develop and deliver professional learning workshops.
• Ability to develop and sustain positive relationships and networks with all major stakeholders, including to gather information; identify needs; provide advice, interpretation and clarification; and collaboration and cooperation amongst stakeholders on education policies and materials.
• Ability to coordinate with branch colleagues to ensure consistency in policy approaches and seamless education policies between elementary and secondary schools, and participate on committees, study groups and task forces addressing a wide variety of major policy and program related issues.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will lead the curriculum revision, development and implementation for Ontario’s Indigenous languages curriculum, including:
• The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Native Languages, 2001
• The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10: Native Languages, 1999
• The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12: Native Languages, 2000

You will also:
• Provide leadership with a team across the ministry to revise curriculum to ensure all students, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students, see themselves reflected in the teaching and learning in Ontario classroom and have every opportunity to pursue the pathway of their choice after their K-12 education.
• Contribute to policy development, advice and implementation related to provincial priorities in Indigenous education, student achievement, and equity and inclusive education.
• Develop internal and external partnerships and represent the Student Achievement Division as needed with key stakeholder groups.
• Ensure curriculum supports are aligned with ministry priorities (e.g., Education that Works for You, the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Policy Framework, Learning for All, and Growing Success).

Desired Knowledge and Experience:

• An excellent understanding of and extensive experience with the Ontario publicly-funded education system.
• The ability to manage multiple, complex and sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy within demanding timelines.
• An ability to think strategically, anticipate and absorb complex and large-scale issues and to develop practical and effective policy positions.
• Strong planning, time-management, organization and collaboration skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including listening, engaging, presenting and reporting; and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Power Point and experience with other web-based applications.

Please send your cover letter and resume to Lilibeth Alagar at by the closing date.

If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Lilibeth Alagar at

The deadline to apply is June 14, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code