Post-Secondary Advisor, 0.4 FTE + Senior School Teacher (Humanities or Math), 0.6 FTE

Post-Secondary Advisor, 0.4 FTE + Senior School Teacher (Humanities or Math), 0.6 FTE

Start Date: August 23, 2023

Department: Senior School

Reports to: Senior School Principal

Supervises: There are no supervisory duties

Interfaces with: Students, parents, teachers, senior leaders, admin staff, and university, college, gap year and career/industry representatives


Post-Secondary Advisor Position (0.4 FTE) Rationale and Goal:

The Post-Secondary Advisor supports students in Grades 9 to 12 by providing expertise and guidance on post secondary planning and delivering the Career-Life Education and Career-Life Connections curriculum.



Candidates for this position at the school are expected to possess:

●        Strong communication skills in English, both spoken and written

●        Strong organizational, communication, administrative and interpersonal skills

●        The ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.


Required Qualifications:

●        BC teacher certification

●        A university degree with a teaching emphasis or completion of a teacher preparation program.


Preferred Qualifications:

●        Experience working with students in an IB programme

●        An advanced degree or coursework in school university counselling

●        Experience in a school/university counselling setting, working with a wide variety of students in support of their post-secondary options

●        Experience assisting students through the post-secondary application process with national and international institutions.


Key Responsibilities:

Post-Secondary Planning & University Application Process

●        Support academic, career, and post-secondary advising services for students in Grades 9 to 12

●        Knowledge and experience with Canadian scholarships and university application process

●        Knowledge and experience with the application for UK and US universities, including application management systems such as CommonApp and UCAS.

●        Support students with guidance on gap year benefits and opportunities.

●        Support evening informational programmes for students and their parents relative to academic and career decision-making and other post-secondary topics

●        Provide scholarship/awards information to parents and students

●        Maintain a website and noticeboard of university and post-secondary planning activities/opportunities

●        Maintain a collection of information for students and parents on post-secondary opportunities

●        Meet individually and in groups with students to assist in the university planning process

●        Support students in writing supplemental essays, preparing for admissions, interviews, etc.

●        Write and support teachers in writing reference letters to support post-secondary and scholarship applications

●        Provide information and support the process for external standardized tests, including the PSAT, SAT, ACT, etc.


Course Selection and Student Records

●        Maintain accurate student records, tracking applications, acceptances, denials, scholarship offers, etc.

●        Monitor graduation requirements for all students in Grades 10 to 12

●        Along with the Registrar, DP Coordinator and Senior School Principal, ensure that incoming and existing students have the required credits/courses for graduation and/or entry

●        Work with the Senior School Principal, IB Coordinators and relevant teachers to facilitate successful and timely communications among students, teachers, and parents regarding academic concerns, issues, inquiries and programmes related to graduation requirements

●        Along with the MYP and DP Coordinators, assist in guiding students with course selections in the Diploma Programme

●        Along with DP Coordinator, organize Diploma Programme Course Fair.


Networking & Professional Development

●        Keep up to date with recent trends and innovations in post-secondary advising

●        Keep abreast of individual university admissions procedures and program changes

●        Foster links between college and university admissions

●        Organize college/university information meetings and host/attend college/university fairs

●        Participate in ISABC, CISC, CISC IB, AAC, and NACAC counsellor networks and professional development

●        Attend relevant professional conferences, and participate in campus visits and domestic and international university tours, as determined by the Principal.


Career Education

●        Support the planning, organization and delivery of the Careers 9-12 Ministry of Education BC graduation requirements

●        Collaborate with the DP and CAS Coordinators to ensure graduates meet Capstone Project requirements

●        Organize Careers Information Day and Take Your Child to Work Day or alternative

●        Assist students with resume writing, essay completion, scholarship and entrance applications, and interview techniques.


Other Responsibilities

●        Model and encourage a culture of kindness in support of the IB Learner Profile

●        Provide information to the Advancement department for communication to the wider community on information and activities related to career and post-secondary planning

●        Review the post-secondary advising process on an annual basis and make recommendations for improvements and/or changes to the Senior School Principal

●        Assume additional duties as assigned by the Senior School Principal.


This position requires 3 days of preparation on campus prior to Stratford Hall returning teachers’ first day as well as to be available during the week following the release of the IB DP results.


Senior School Teacher (Humanities or Math) (0.6 FTE) Position Rationale and Goal:

The teacher is the key element in the school’s ability to promote the social, emotional and academic well-being of the students and is the key driver of a school culture that is warm, inviting and unabashedly committed to the ideals of the International Baccalaureate programmes. Consistent with the Ministry of Education and International Baccalaureate programmes, the teacher works within an established framework for the delivery of educational service which supports the school programme. The teacher ensures that the instructional programme is implemented in a way that maximizes learning for all students.



Candidates for this teaching position at the school are expected to possess:

●        Strong communication skills in English, both spoken and written

●        Experience teaching Senior School Mathematics or Humanities

●        Strong organizational, communication, administrative and interpersonal skills, and

●        The ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. 



●        BC teacher certification (required)

●        A university degree with a teaching emphasis in a relevant field or completion of a teacher preparation program (required)

●        Experience working with students in an IB programme (preferred).


Key Responsibilities:

●        Plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional programme in a learning environment that guides and encourages all students to develop and fulfill their academic potential

●        Supervise and evaluate all students within their teaching assignment

●        Working collaboratively with a team of educational professionals, demonstrate a strong commitment to the planning for improvement process in support of student achievement

●        Model and encourage a culture of kindness in support of the IB Learner Profile

●        Foster the development of the attributes of a Stratford Hall graduate in all students

●        Understand and act upon the following:

o    All documents pertaining to learning and teaching, including BC Ministry of Education curriculum and relevant IB documentation, course guides; and

o    All faculty and family handbooks that outline school policies and practices with particular attention to health, safety and child protection

●        Serve as role model with regard to attendance, punctuality, presentation, personal and professional conduct and attire, in all contexts whether online or offline

●        Take responsibility for their own professional development and keep up to date with research and development in pedagogy and in the grades/subjects they teach

●        Communicate effectively and positively with parents and other caregivers as well as with agencies responsible for students’ education and welfare

●        Participate in administrative and organizational tasks related to the professional duties of a teacher including:

o    Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of progress and attainment for each student;

o    Contributing to the development and maintenance of up-to-date curriculum documentation;

o    Providing direction to other personnel who support student learning, as assigned; and

o    Assisting in the budgeting, ordering and allocation of equipment and materials

●        Attend and contribute to assemblies, events and meetings, some of which may occur outside of regular school hours, including welcome events, assessment day(s), etc.

●        Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required

●        Coach or sponsor teams within two seasons of the athletics programme

●        Assume additional duties as assigned by their divisional Principal.


Commitment to Effective Practice:

Stratford Hall teachers are committed to their development as effective practitioners. This commitment is grounded in the 4 domains of effective practice found in the work of Charlotte Danielson, a common K to 12 framework for effective teaching practice. The competencies expressed in Danielson’s work are the goal to which Stratford Hall teachers aspire. The domains include:

●        Domain 1: Planning and Preparation

●        Domain 2: The Classroom Environment

●        Domain 3: Facilitating Learning

●        Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities.


All interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume, attention Senior School Principal, to  [email protected].

We are committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring a barrier-free work environment. We welcome applications from all qualified job seekers, including applicants from historically underrepresented groups such as BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color), persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ (persons of all sexual orientations and genders). If you are an applicant with a disability and require accommodation in either the recruitment process or on the job, we will work together with you to provide the reasonable workplace accommodations you need.


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