RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Northern Teacher/ Tutor

  • Deadline: February 2, 2022


Northern Teacher/ Tutor

Elephant Thoughts is recruiting instructors for our Indigenous School Programs. Short and long-term contracts available, beginning February, 2022. Start dates are rolling and students are encouraged to apply!

Are you:

  • A believer that education is an important tool to effect positive change in our world?
  • Passionate about issues facing Indigenous youth?
  • A certified teacher, post-secondary graduate or student with a background in education and/or science and/or math?
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively in:
  • English (required)
  • French (strong asset)
  • Willing to travel to some of the most beautiful, yet remote areas of the country?
  • Excited by the idea of challenging yourself every single day?
  • Creatively minded, a problem-solving guru with an ability to adapt to ever-changing situations?

If this sounds like you, please continue reading. Please send a resume and cover letter to indicating why this program is a good fit for you.

Location: travelling to and between remote communities.


  • Travel and accommodations provided while working in remote communities.
  • Accommodations provided during the training period.
  • Meal stipends provided while working in remote communities and during travel.

POSITION DESCRIPTION Northern Teacher/ Tutor




  1. Teach science and/or math, in English and/or French, as required. 2. Assist in the preparation of teaching/tutoring programs to deliver
  2. Report weekly to head office in the format specified.
  3. Promote the mission and initiatives of Elephant Thoughts.




1.  Teach and tutor students in your designated subjects virtually and/or in-school 2.  Assist in the preparation of tutoring materials and lessons throughout the program
3.  Travel to and between Indigenous communities to deliver academic support programs 4. Attend ET head office for training


5.  Attend ET head office to prepare equipment and make inventory using provided packing lists to deliver specified programs 6.  Use your creativity to devise ways of increasing tutoring program participation and effectiveness.
7.  Submit weekly reports in required format to ET head office. 8.  Give training to new teachers of programs on site or at ET head office as may be required
9.  Assist other instructors when downtime permits.


10. Deliver programs to the highest teaching standards and in accordance with the ET Teachers Code of Conduct.  Report any quality deficiencies
11. Take final inventory of program equipment against packing lists to ensure the return of all equipment to ET


12.  Ensure all participants in ET programs are aware of the ET brand, mission and initiatives.

Distribute ET literature as appropriate.


Elephant Thoughts has a smoke-free, perfume-free, drug-free work, living and travel environment.

REPORTS TO:  Director of Education


  • Teaching/tutoring experience, preferably in Math and/or Science
  • Excellent oral and written English and/or French and/or Indigenous language(s) Good presentation skills.
  • Intermediate computer ability with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace, social media platforms, virtual teaching through various tools (Microsoft Teams, Google Meets, Zoom)
  • Advanced Internet research skills, email skills. Able to lift up to 50 lbs. boxes on wheels
  • Ability to engage and motivate others.
  • Flexible, energetic, team player,
  • Punctual, reliable, open to new experiences, continuous learner.
  • Experience in a multilingual, multicultural environment.
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Problem solver, takes initiative, positive outlook.
  • Valid Canadian driver’s license and ability to drive long distances on remote roads
  • Current police clearance report with attention to vulnerable sector screening
  • Available to travel to and between Northern Communities
  • Adaptable to living conditions in remote communities
  • Be in good health


  • Teaching certificate
  • Experience teaching children and youth of various backgrounds
  • Experience teaching children and youth with special needs


  • Ability to write reports.