Superintendent of Instruction Athabasca Denesuline Education Authority

The Athabasca Denesuline Education Authority

Superintendent of Instruction


The Athabasca Denesuline Education Authority (ADEA) serves four schools in the three northern Saskatchewan Denesuline First Nations communities of Black Lake, Fond du Lac and Hatchet Lake and has its Central Office located in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.


The ADEA is seeking applications for the position of Superintendent of Instruction for the Athabasca Region of Northern Saskatchewan.


Position Profile:

The Superintendent of Instruction is responsible for overseeing curriculum programs and school operations, providing leadership in the primary areas of responsibility in Literacy/Numeracy/Land-based Programming, etc., providing direct oversight of the Athabasca Denesuline Education Authority strategic initiatives and supporting administrative personnel in the education office and schools in each of the three communities. Functional areas include assisting in overseeing school operations alongside the Education Superintendent of the community and in-school principal including teacher supervision and evaluation, assisting in teacher and support staff recruitment and selection, and other duties as assigned by the Director of Education.


Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities Will Include:


Ensuring student welfare through assisting in effective staffing practices to place appropriate and skilled teachers in schools in keeping with Athabasca Denesuline culture and values.



Models effective leadership practices with school staffs and community members.



Monitors expenditures against budget and explains variances as required.

Supports and monitors the local Education Superintendent in managing school and other program-based budgets.



Assists the local Superintendent in providing clear performance expectations, setting direction for principals and vice principals, and provides advice, coaching, feedback, and input into performance improvement plans as required.



Assists the Athabasca Denesuline Education Authority Director of Education in preparing proposals and reports to the Education Authority Board.

Supports the work of the Athabasca Education Authority Board.

Assists in supporting the operations of School Advisory Committees.




Works effectively with community members in supporting effective interactions between school and community in advancing the learning program of the school.

Practices leadership in a manner that is viewed positively by staff and community.



Professional ‘A’ Teaching Certificate.

A Masters degree in a relevant educational field.

An acceptable vulnerable sector and criminal record check.

A strong belief in and commitment to First Nations education.

Classroom teaching experience in an acceptable school environment, supplemented with administrative experiences.

Excellent interpersonal/communication skills.

Ability to take initiative.

Is an excellent team player 

Competencies include but not limited to:

Leadership Skills

Strategic Thinking and Planning Abilities

Strong Communication Skills

Negotiation Skills

Organization and Project Management Skills

Personnel Development Skills

Conflict Management Skills and Abilities

Excellent Confidentiality Skills


Applicants are required to provide:

  • a cover letter
  • personal resume including at least three references
  • a recent Criminal Record check and Vulnerable Sector Check

Applications are to be submitted by August 19 to:

Gerry Guillet

Director of Education

Athabasca Denesuline Education Authority

Job Details

  • Job Title

    Superintendent of Instruction Athabasca Denesuline Education Authority

  • Location

    Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

  • Job Type

    Education Administration

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