Preschool Director

Preschool Director

 Preschool Director for September 2024

Are you interested in joining a great school community and working with a team of awesome people who are passionate about the exciting world of early childhood education? 

Who are we?

Over the past 19 years, Aberdeen Hall has become a top-level independent school that provides excellent academics and a strong character education to our diverse student population of 700 preschool to grade 12 children.  Our Montessori themed early learning program includes 47 students. 

Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School has an opportunity for a Director of Preschool. You will be responsible for creating a warm and supportive preschool community where everyone is valued and feels a strong sense of belonging.   You will join our team in implementing an engaging early years curriculum and ensuring compliance with all regulations.  Each day you will teach a class of 10 students in the morning and provide administration and other support to our programming in the afternoon.  Our preschool programming runs with our school year from September through to late June and our camp’s programming includes a week in early January, a week in March and four weeks after school is out in June.  This role will include six weeks as an ECE Camp Counselor each year.

We have an opportunity in September 2024 in our Early Learning Center. (position profile can be found here).

We welcome applicants who, like us, embrace the core values of resilience, responsibility, integrity, optimism, curiosity, and kindness. You are also known to be innovative, progressive, adaptable and passionate about raising the next generation to lead meaningful lives as contributing citizens to their communities.

What makes us different?

Working at Aberdeen Hall is far from the status quo. We are a forward-thinking school that believes in rewarding our employees and putting our people first. We are grateful for our community spirited culture, and we continuously nurture it to ensure our team feels valued every single day. Additionally, working and living in the beautiful Okanagan offers an exceptional opportunity for work-life balance, a comfortable pace of life and a wide range of after-work activities.

Aberdeen Hall provides

Competitive annual salary $64,000–$74,000, inclusive of vacation pay and the BC government wage enhancement. Commensurate with education and years of teaching experience
Excellent, comprehensive benefits package
8 weeks vacation
RRSP contribution of 8% for employees that invest 4% of their salary
Open and collaborative culture
Personalized professional development plans
Newly built, inspiring campus setting
Well established mentorship program
Innovative and progressive approach to teaching

Success Factors

Certification in Early Childhood Education (required)
Five or more years experience managing an early years centre (required)
Montessori Training or willing to obtain it 
Experience in an Independent School (asset)
ECE Camp Counselor experience (asset)
The ability to foster a strong community through leadership or supervisory experience 
Oversee and help create engaging daily activities
In depth knowledge and understanding of the Child Care Licensing Regulation 
Computer Skills: Google Classroom, docs, sheets, slides and Gmail
Known to model the highest standards of professional practice and interactions with all stakeholders
Ability to understand the importance of emotional intelligence and empathy in building trust and contribute to a positive working atmosphere across the School community
Known to communicate, negotiate, collaborate and build partnerships effectively

As part of our active commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we strive to welcome students, families and employees with a diverse range of identities and backgrounds to enrich the Aberdeen Hall family with varied perspectives.

The successful applicant to our role will be a team player and participate in extracurricular activities. Aberdeen Hall offers competitive compensation and excellent long-term potential. We thank all candidates for their time and interest; however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to Lisa White, Director of Finance & Human Resources, at [email protected]

To learn more about us, please visit www.aberdeenhall.com

To apply for this job email your details to humanresources@aberdeenhall.com.

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