Indigenous Education Advocate Opportunties

artWould you like a meaningful career working in the k-12 education system? Becoming an Inieadigenous Education Advocate (IEA) is worth serious consideration. Education is a team effort and our IEAs are a valuable member of the school community who act as positive role models, bridge cultural differences and support students in achieving the maximum benefit of the school system! 

Frequently Asked Questions:
What work is available?
We are currently hiring for relief Indigenous education advocates. Work would be on an on-call basis to replace absent employees. 
Am I qualified?
To qualify for this position, you must have Indigenous ancestry*, grade 12 graduation plus 6 months experience working with children to obtain knowledge of the needs of Indigenous students and the resources and services available to them. (click here to link to our job description)
*NOTE: Our district has special program approval since 2011 from the BC Human Rights Tribunal to hire only candidates of Indigenous ancestry for this position.
What does the work involve?  Our advocates act as a positive role model, bridge cultural differences, and supports students in achieving maximum benefit of the school system.
What is the pay?  Pay is $24.19 per hour
What are the hours?  Hours range from 4 to 7 hours per day 
Are IEAs in a union?  Yes, they are members of the CUPE Local 523 (click here to view the CUPE 523 Collective Agreement)
How are relief IEAs dispatched?  Most calls are at 6:00 am the day of the shift; however, our automated dispatch system can call up to 3 weeks in advance, allowing the opportunity to plan ahead. 
Would I have to accept every shift offered?   Our relief (on-call) staff are welcome to maintain a flexible schedule that fits in with their family life or other commitments. 
How do I apply? 
To apply, follow our application guidelines (click here).  Be sure to include a copy of your grade 12 graduation certificate, supervisory references, resume, cover letter and application form.  
Is there a test?
There is a literacy and numeracy assessment which becomes part of your application package.  To request an opportunity to complete these assessments, send an email to