PYP Coordinator

PYP Coordinator

Brockton School: Inspiring the Growth of Outstanding Humans. 

Imagine working at a school where every student matters, every family matters, community matters, and learning for life matters. Imagine a school where priority is given to the holistic development of students, alongside a robust academic and extended day program; a school where faculty and staff engage a sense of purpose within a supportive environment. Imagine a place where there is genuine support and engagement from an authentic and diverse community – a community that has the courage to embrace the innovation and creativity needed for the future. Imagine Brockton School! 

Brockton School is a nondenominational coeducational Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, independent school, located in North Vancouver, British Columbia. As an IB World Continuum School, Brockton offers the Primary Years, Middle Years, Diploma, and Career-Related programmes (one of a handful of schools around the globe with such innovative programming). 

Brockton School is not only a place of employment, it is a place of purpose. 

Faculty and Staff receive healthy and competitive compensation packages and have the joy of working with low staff : student ratios in a supportive, innovative, and collaborative environment. Brockton prioritizes ongoing professional development and supports staff on their own personal/professional journey. Brockton’s mission is to inspire the growth of outstanding humans – and that includes inspiring the continual growth of our faculty and staff.  

If you are looking to be a part of something special, to be in a place where your voice will be heard and your impact valued, to be in a role that will allow you to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others with multiple opportunities for advancement, please see the opportunity below. 


We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that applicants must already possess legal standing to work in Canada.  A current Criminal Record Check clearance is a condition of initial and ongoing employment.


The following position is available for expressions of interest:

PYP Coordinator 2023-2024 school year

This role may be combined with another faculty role as a full time role (1.0 FTE) or stand independently as a part time (0.4 – 0.5 FTE) role


Brockton School is currently seeking a Primary Years Programme (PYP) Coordinator to help us in our mission to inspire the growth of outstanding humans. 



The IB PYP Programme Coordinator oversees meeting the IB Standards and Practices (2020) and supporting teachers to apply an IB framework to BC Ministry concepts, skills, and content. 

He/she will, with the Associate Coordinator, support onboarding of new teachers with IB learning needs, lead planning programme meetings, budget for professional development, support the departments with vetting IB resources and with forward and backward planning that incorporates approaches to teaching approaches to learning, student agency, and community engagement/service. 

The PYP Coordinator will regularly meet and record meetings with teachers as needed, meet weekly with the IB Continuum Director and Principal of the Junior School, respectively, and as needed with all coordinators and department chairs to support strategic and continuum planning. 



  • Model the traits of a collaborative and self-motivated leader, encourage a culture of compassion, trust, and kindness in support of the IB Learner Profile, be open and willing to receive constructive feedback, and support the Brockton mission, vision, strategic plan, and priorities.
  • Ensure that pedagogical aspects and policies are discussed collaboratively, refined, consistent, and cohesive, information is disseminated (students, parents, teachers), and the programme is planned, delivered, and assessed according to IB requirements.
  • Serve as a role model to encourage excellence in teaching practices and continuous professional growth
  • Develop and foster positive, trusting, and professional relationships with colleagues
  • Support work and leadership with IB, CAIS, and Ministry Evaluations
  • Attend regular meetings with Continuum Director, Programme Coordinators, and or Department Chairs to discuss actions, areas of strength and growth, and support innovation
  • Support data collection (FSAs, and use data from classroom observations, planning documentation, and the IB self-study and evaluation feedback to establish yearly areas of focus/ priorities to design programme development plans and or action plans.
  • Collaborate and support teachers within the IB programme to ensure that curriculum development and planning has vertical and horizontal alignment, backwards design, and support diverse learners
  • Facilitate ongoing, timely, supportive feedback and reflection. Offer opportunities for professional dialogue within the meeting
  • Adhere to school timelines for all things; role model time management to colleagues and support them in meeting deadlines (for report cards, for IB evaluations, planner completion, etc)
  • Report Cards – editing the report card for the grades/ years that pertain to the PYP programme
  • Identify, prioritize, and streamline student programme, curricular, and assessment needs and examples to showcase students’ journeys, as well as teacher accountability
  • Support planning, student initiatives, programme projects (eg exhibition, personal project, extended essay, CAS project, reflective project) and whole school events, that promote international-mindedness, action, service, and student agency
  • Conduct new family admissions interviews and assist in the selection process
  • Develop an action plan and find team/ committee leaders to engage in program innovation
  • Ensure best practice, vetting of resources, and commitment to outlined tasks and timelines.
  • Work closely with product and marketing teams to ensure the teams are closely aligned, making good decisions, and communicating well with partners
  • Support, plan, and budget Professional Development: workshops, conferences, school visits, development plans, induction; IB networks
  • Deliver positive and constructive feedback based on situational or individual needs of teachers
  • Support the IB Associate Coordinator with learning the role in leadership and supportive opportunities
  • Contribute to the hiring process for new teaching positions with consideration for the overall needs of the school and ensuring academic excellence
  • Stay abreast of Ministry and IB requirements 



  • BC Teacher Certification (Teachers Regulation Branch), or alternative, as supported by the BC Ministry of Education Teachers Regulation Branch;
  • Legal Standing to work in Canada – an open Canadian Work Permit, Canadian PR visa, or Canadian Citizenship
  • 3-5 years of teaching experience in an elementary years setting



  • IB training and teaching experience
  • IB Coordination, Evaluation, and Workshop Lead experience;
  • Curriculum Planning
  • Teaching experience an asset;
  • Experience working directly with young children an asset;
  • Passionate about learning and growing as an educator;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Flexible and innovative when approaching challenges;
  • Highly organized;
  • Strong time–management and problem-solving skills.

Please submit a cover letter followed by a resume as one attachment (MS Word or PDF format) and quote the position of interest in the subject line of your email:  [email protected].

Brockton School holds inclusion to be one of our core values, and welcomes the benefits of a diversity of perspectives and experience.  We encourage application by candidates from communities that have been traditionally underrepresented at independent schools, and are happy to provide accommodation in the interviewing process.  If you would like an accommodation, please indicate this information in your cover letter.

 This posting will remain open for applicants until successfully filled.

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