Senior School English Teacher, Part-time (0.5 FTE)

Senior School English Teacher, Part-time (0.5 FTE)

Urban Academy is a rapidly growing independent school in New Westminster located in a beautiful facility across the street from Braid Street Skytrain Station. At Urban Academy our staff, students and families are connected through learning, inspired by the community and empowered to contribute as we work toward our vision of truly educating for tomorrow. We value creativity, collaboration, global citizenship, technology, the outdoors and the arts as means through which we can offer excellence in education.

Urban Academy is currently inviting dedicated, team-oriented teachers to apply for our English teacher position for the 2024-2025 school year. Please indicate recent professional development and extracurricular experience you possess as part of your candidacy for this position.

Faculty are required to support the school’s full program including extracurriculars in the areas of athletics, interest-based and academic clubs. Faculty are expected to attend and engage in collaborative staff meetings and to serve on committees if required.

Duties and Responsibilities
Including but not limited to the following:

Plan and deliver an engaging and interactive English Language Arts program. 
Demonstrate active commitment to student learning and success; be able to understand the needs of students while engaging them as active learners in the classroom.
Develop subject-specific standards to inform teaching, evaluation, and reporting based on the BC curriculum. 
Teach for understanding using a standards-based assessment model, utilizing competency-based assessment and instruction as well as strong formative and summative assessment strategies.
Make relevant and innovative use of multiple technologies in the classroom, to enhance teaching and learning.
Demonstrate commitment to culturally sustaining teaching practices: infuse diverse voices and perspectives in planning and delivery of learning experiences, including Indigenous, local, and global world views.
Establish strong, positive relationships with students; support students’ social and emotional development.
Utilize outcome-based formative and summative assessment strategies to evaluate growth and provide regular, constructive feedback to the students on their progress.
Maintain effective ongoing assessment of student learning to provide clear feedback to students and their parents.
Communicate consistently and professionally with students, parents, faculty and other stakeholders about student needs and growth.
Collaborate with colleagues to align planning, instruction, and assessment.
Participate actively in collaborative team meetings.
Practice professionalism through ongoing professional development, reflection, and continuous improvement.
Contribute to the extra-curricular program in the school.
Provide supervision for students during recess, lunch, and after school, and occasional class coverage, as assigned and commensurate with the FTE.
Qualifications and Experiences
All applicants must possess:

Post-secondary degree in Education.
Valid BC Teaching Certificate, or maintain the ability to obtain one. Please indicate your Teaching Certificate Number # on your application (L or J followed by 6 digits)
Canadian residency and legally entitled to work in Canada.
Knowledge of the BC English Language Arts curriculum and Ministry requirements for teaching.
Understanding of pedagogical trends through continued reading and relevant recent professional development.   
Strong classroom management abilities.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong problem-solving and organizational skills.
Collaboration and interpersonal skills, with a particular emphasis on collaborative planning and assessment.
Superior knowledge of curriculum and teaching and learning, specifically when planning educational strategies.  
Strong commitment to student learning and success; being able to understand the needs of students while engaging them as active learners in the classroom.
Superior EQ skills in self-awareness, self-management, social agility, impact and influence. 
Energy and dynamism to work in a highly focused environment with students keen to succeed.  
Ability and interest in working across a range of grades.

Please visit our website ( to learn more about UA’s wonderful school life and see if this is the type of environment that you feel you could thrive in, and contribute to. At Urban Academy, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring a barrier-free work environment. We welcome applications from all qualified job seekers, from BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of colour), persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ (persons of all sexual orientations and genders). If you are an applicant with a disability, we will work with you to make reasonable workplace accommodations you may need for your best work performance.


Urban Academy offers a comprehensive total compensation package including health benefits and RRSP program.  The current faculty grid salary range for a 0.5 FTE for this position is $32,343 to $55,383 based on years of experience and a Bachelor of Education. 


We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, but only those candidates who are short-listed will be contacted. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

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