Vice Principal, Senior School Learning

Southridge School - South Surrey
February 2, 2018

We are currently inviting applications for the position of Vice Principal, Senior School Learning. This is a full-time position commencing September 2018 and will include .20 teaching responsibilities.

The Vice Principal, Senior School Learning is responsible for monitoring and improving our educational programs to enhance student learning experiences and complement our school’s efforts to fulfill its mission in educating individuals who make a difference in the world. Reporting to the Principal, The Vice Principal is a member of the Senior School Leadership Team, which also includes the Vice Principal, Student Life, the Lower Division Coordinator, the Upper Division Coordinator, and the Graduation Coordinator. Together, these individuals work as a team in guiding the overall daily operation of the Senior School. When the Principal of the Senior School is off campus, the Vice Principals are responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Senior School.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Collaborate with the Senior Leadership Team in setting the strategic direction for the school’s educational program and provide input into the creation of the annual strategic action plan
• Lead the school in the research and implement of innovative, forward-thinking, and creative approaches to teaching and learning
• Oversee the implementation, delivery, and regular review of the Senior School Educational Program (SSEP)
• Lead any new academic program developments in the Senior School
• Oversee and manage the Curriculum Leaders, support them in the fulfillment of their responsibilities and monitor their professional growth by providing them with regular and on-going feedback
• Work with Curriculum Leaders to develop school-wide assessment policies and practices
• Act as a frontrunner in the effective implementation of the Harkness philosophy in the classroom and throughout the school
• Support the continuous evolution of the school’s implementation of the Harkness philosophy across subject areas
• Provide performance assessments of Senior School faculty in keeping with the Teacher Evaluation Policy
• Participate in professional growth plan discussions with teachers and monitor progress toward goal attainment
• Promote ongoing professional growth of teachers through coaching and supporting an atmosphere of purposeful professional dialogue
• Work with the Principal of the Senior School to assist teachers in aligning the provincial curriculum with the educational aims and objectives of Southridge
• Communicate and promote professional development opportunities to ensure that teachers and educational leaders continue to meet the needs of our school’s learning community
• Provide academic advising to students and parents regarding academic progress and course selections to ensure successful program completion
• Manage the resolution of student issues related to academic integrity
• Collaborate with MYP Coordinator and the Vice-Principal, Student Learning, Junior School, to ensure a smooth transition for our students into the Senior School
• Communicate the essential elements of the SSEP to the school community, and ensure that the continuity of our Kindergarten to Grade 12 educational program is clearly articulated and well understood
• Advise and support teachers on an ongoing basis (through classroom visits and other purposeful professional interactions) to further the aims of their professional goals, the Senior School Educational Program and the Kindergarten to Grade 12 learning continuum
• Work with the Senior School Leadership Team and the curriculum leaders to organize curricular scope and sequences across all subject areas
• Keep accurate and organized records for the SSEP, and use data to inform and guide programming decisions
• Create the academic timetable for the Senior School in collaboration with the Principal of the Senior School
• Coordinate and manage the creation and distribution of student report cards
• Coordinate the Senior School course selection process
• Assist in the hiring, orientation and mentoring of new faculty
• Manage exam administration and logistics (school, Advanced Placement and provincial assessments)
• Coordinate and oversee the textbook budget and acquisition process in the Senior School
• Oversee and organize student-led conferences and parent-teacher interviews
• Support the implementation of IEPs in classrooms
 
Qualifications:
• A Masters degree in educational administration/leadership or a related discipline, such as curriculum development and/or implementation, will be considered a strong asset
• Proven track record of achievement and impeccable professionalism
• Superior oral and written communication skills
• High level of initiative, energy, and motivation
• Proactive and innovative approach to solving problems
• Strategic mindset
• Teaching experience at the high school level (Grades 8 –12)
• Thorough understanding of independent school culture
• Knowledge of the B.C. Secondary School Curriculum and Ministry regulations
• Administrative experience, preferably in an independent school setting, will be considered an asset

Southridge offers a competitive salary and benefits package. 
 
To apply for this position, please create an account (or login to an existing one) online on our website: southridge.bc.ca/about/job-opportunities  (Step 1) and compelete the Teacher Insight assessment (Step 2) by February 16,  2018.
 
For any questions relating to this position, or about employment at Southridge, email: careers@southridge.bc.ca. To learn more about our school, explore our website: southridge.bc.ca.
 
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those under consideration will be contacted.