Position: Associate Principal, Academics
Department: Senior School Administration
Reports to: Principal, Senior School
Starting date: September 1, 2023
Closing date: April 3, 2023
As a member of the Senior School leadership team, the Associate Principal, Academics is a passionate and inspiring educational leader with expertise and experience in secondary education. This motivational leader has superior interpersonal skills and embraces the holistic concepts of students being known and cared for and faculty/staff being known and engaged.
This position will have oversight and responsibility for all aspects of the academic program. They will work with all school faculty/staff to provide leadership regarding the curriculum, procedural administration, scheduling, professional development, ministry reporting and faculty. The Associate Principal, Academics serves as a role model and assists faculty/staff and students with achieving an optimal educational experience, possessing a solid understanding of best practices in areas such as pedagogy and assessment and builds on current classroom practices with the vision of continuous growth and improvement.
The Associate Principal, Academics works collaboratively with a number of direct reports, including: Deputy Associate Principal of Academics; Heads of Department; Registrar and University Counselling, to ensure that all departments are working in support of the School’s Strategic Plan. This individual will have teaching responsibilities equivalent to one block. This individual embodies the following core competencies: empathy, integrity, humility, respect, responsibility, and resilience.
In order to provide the best possible learning environment for our highly diverse, multicultural student population, St. George’s actively seeks to recruit staff from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in independent and international schools. BIPoC and 2SLGBTQ+ people and those with disabilities are warmly encouraged to apply, and invited to reach out for more information about our commitment to pluralism.
Responsibilities will include:
The Associate Principal – Academics is responsible for leading a team to support all aspects of the academic program at the school, including the following elements:
Leadership and Mentoring
- Actively participate in the Senior School leadership team, understanding school wide issues and opportunities and contributing to solutions that span the whole school’s responsibilities.
- Mentors and supervises all academic Department Heads at the Senior School campus to support pedagogical development in line with the school’s Strategic Plan and to meet the requirements of the Ministry of Education.
- Supports teachers new to St. George’s through a mentoring and transition program.
- Manages and mentors the Senior School Registrar and the Deputy to the Associate Principal – Academics in meeting the administrative needs of the school.
- Supervises and motivates faculty/staff to perform at their best. Supports teachers with their professional development and delivery of pedagogy in the classroom. Supervises faculty/staff to meet the various expectations and deadlines throughout the school.
- Models highly ethical and professional behaviour, serving as a mentor and role model for faculty and students.
- Coordinates the publication of the Academic Handbook for each academic year.
- Oversees all administrative aspects of instructional programs, including the course-selection process, course counselling for students and authorizing student placement in courses, faculty timetables and course assignments, teacher-on-call assignments, and internal/external exams.
- Coordinates the planning and presentation of Parent-Teacher events.
- Tracks graduation program requirements for students and ensures all elements of Grade 8 and 9’s program and Grade 10-12’s graduation program are in place, as aligned with the BC Ministry of Education.
- Oversees textbook and learning resources.
- Conveys messages and information to a variety of audiences using the tools necessary and engages the audience to ensure the message is delivered and understood.
- Compliance to reporting orders and facilitates formal and informal communication of learning to parents (through report cards).
- Addresses inquiries from multiple stakeholders, parents, students, staff and the board.
- Develops long term improvement strategies for the academic and physical environment that fosters an engaging and relevant learning environment.
- Promotes cooperation and commitment towards the attainment of fulfilling the strategic plan for the School.
Qualifications will include:
- Minimum of 5 years of classroom teaching experience.
- Minimum of 7 years of experience in a leadership capacity, preferably within an academic institution
- Master’s degree in Educational Leadership/Administration or similar is an asset.
- A passion for education and leadership, as demonstrated through a record as an effective teacher (evidence of measurable gains in student engagement and achievement) and as an outstanding mentor of other educators.
- A thorough knowledge of curricula and effective pedagogy.
- An ability to identify trends and anticipate developments in our rapidly changing society, and then marry vision with strategy to ensure that a St. George’s education is relevant, current, and preparing students well.
- A high level of personal energy, resilience and optimism and a history of role modelling these for students through involvement and visibility on campus.
- Sophisticated interpersonal skills including the ability to work with and manage a broad range of constituents.
- A demonstrated ability to embrace and communicate change, and the courage, judgment, and wisdom to make important decisions when they have to be made.
- An ability to connect easily with others, balance firmness and fairness in problem resolution, and an active interest in boys’ development as individuals in a community.
- Highly developed competencies in the following: integrity, empathy, resilience, responsibility, humility and respect.
- Leadership competencies in the following: impact and influence, motivating teams to achieve higher performance and results, strategic planning and vision.
- Highly developed EQ skills in the following areas: self-awareness, self-management, social agility, empathy, impact and influence, mastery of purpose and vision.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
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