Exciting Opportunity for a Visionary Leader
Assistant Director, Junior School
At Crofton House School, we inspire girls to discover and pursue their personal excellence from the first day of Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 and beyond. Connected by our belief in the power of all-girls education, Crofton House School fosters a strong sense of community among educators, staff, students and families. Here, everyone can contribute to the strength of our learning environment – including you.
Crofton House is seeking a dynamic Assistant Director, Junior School to join Crofton House at this exciting time in the School’s history. Under the leadership of Ena Harrop, Head of School, who joined Crofton House in July 2019, we are undertaking a mid-point review of the strategic plan to ensure the School is ready to meet new challenges and seize new opportunities. This position would play a key role in contributing to this review and continuing to build on our success in educating young women to embrace their ambitions and make a meaningful contribution to society
The Assistant Director, Junior School is an inspirational and visionary leader who works collaboratively with the Director of the Junior School, the Junior School Leadership Team, Junior School Teachers and the school community in overseeing the operations of the Junior School and the implementation of the School’s strategic priorities.
This position is scheduled to start in summer 2020.
Develop, implement and evaluate year plans for Junior School professional learning opportunities in collaboration with the Director and aligned with whole school strategy
Play a key role in supporting teachers in the ongoing implementation of the revised BC curriculum and any relevant elements of the CHS strategic plan
Be responsible for assessment practices in the Junior School, including their evaluation and implementation
Oversee and meet regularly with with specialist teaching teams: e.g. Learning Resources, Music, Integration, Technology, Athletics, Ivy Oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of new school wide instructional initiatives as appropriate and in consultation with the Director
Deliver assemblies on a regular basis
Oversee the annual implementation of the Teacher Professional Growth Plan (TPGP) and support teachers with their ongoing learning
Be responsible for the mentoring and guidance of Education Assistants and Associate Teachers
Plan, implement and evaluate monthly learning opportunities for new Junior School staff
Organisation and Management
Communicate regularly with Junior School teachers through weekly email
Oversee teacher coverage and maintain records of teacher attendance
Establish timetable and organize scheduling changes
Oversee programming related to co-curricular activities and Program Plus
Attend and support Junior School special events: e.g. concerts, parent evenings, Public Speaking, Grandparents’ Day, Admissions events Ensure synergy, alignment and balance of Junior School programming and events
Manage all aspects of ECE Summer Camp
Whole School Collaboration and Partnerships
Work collaboratively with the Director of the Junior School and the CHS Learning Council in all aspects of school management, inspection or accreditation preparation and strategic development.
Work collaboratively with the Junior School Leadership Team
Attend Parent Auxiliary meetings
Other duties may assigned based on candidate’s skills, abilities and interests
Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience
B.C. Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate or Independent School Certification qualification criteria
An understanding of the learning needs of Junior School aged girls
Commitment to the success of all Junior School learners
Experience in a school leadership role or evidence of related leadership experience
Collaborative and energetic approach with a passion for the profession of teaching, best practices and standards of professional practice Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills
Experience in building positive working relationships with administration, teachers, parents, administrative staff and community partners Commitment to continued professional learning and development
Experience in the promotion and implementation of new initiatives related to teaching and learning
Evidence of long-term engagement in a co-curricular program
Understanding of risk management including mitigation strategies and crisis response
Energy and readiness to participate in the diverse life of the school community
Employment and Application Details:
Employees of Crofton House School receive competitive compensation, including participation in Crofton House Pension Plan (RRSP), and generous support for professional, educational and leadership development. Relocation assistance is available for this role. Please note that applicants must be able to legally work in Canada and hold a valid BC Teaching Certificate or be in the process of obtaining a valid certificate.
Apply online at www.croftonhouse.ca/careers. We will review applications as soon as they are received. Posting is ongoing until filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls, please.
About Crofton House School
Crofton House School is a university preparatory day school for girls from Junior Kindergarten to grade 12. Set on a beautiful ten-acre campus in Vancouver, we offer an inclusive, supportive community of dedicated teachers, involved parents, and enthusiastic students. Collaborative, student-centred, inquiry-based education and world-class facilities create a unique learning environment where each girl can reach her full potential.