Senior School Learning Commons Coordinator

Senior School Learning Commons Coordinator

  • Teacher
  • Vancouver
  • $69,204 – $118,349 (DOE and Grid Placement) CAD / Year

West Point Grey Academy is seeking a Senior School Learning Commons Coordinator beginning August 26, 2024. This is a full-time position, eligible for benefits. 

Our Learning Commons Coordinator role is new to the Senior School, and is integral to creating a Learning Commons is a welcoming, responsive and effective hub for learning and student belonging.  The Learning Commons Coordinator will work with students, faculty and staff to promote and celebrate literacy in all forms at the school. An integral member of our learning community, the Coordinator will promote critical thinking skills and support student research endeavours by curating a diverse collection of resources to support the curriculum and student interest. 

In your first year at WPGA, you’ll be directly involved in:

Learning Commons Coordination

  • Fostering the exploration of various literacies to empower lifelong readers and learners through the Senior School Learning Commons collection and programs:
    • Working alongside students, faculty and administration to build programming, resources and foster a cultural centre for learning at our school. 
    • Curating a collection of resources and developing programming that reflects diverse perspectives, cultures, and identities, promoting inclusivity and equity within the school community while supporting the curriculum and student interests;
    • Promoting a culture of research, critical thinking and inquiry;
    • Developing partnerships with local libraries, organizations, and businesses to enhance resources and opportunities available to students and the school community;
    • Staying abreast of emerging technologies and educational trends to enhance Learning Commons resources, including generative artificial intelligence.
  • Providing opportunities for students to develop competencies to support them in becoming information and digitally literate:
    • Support and develop student knowledge and understanding related to Academic Integrity, including and referencing (using MLA style) and research skills, information literacy skills across all grades in the Senior School.
    • Working closely with teachers to integrate library resources and information literacy skills into the curriculum, ensuring alignment with educational standards and learning objectives;
    • Working closely with teachers to integrate library resources and information literacy skills into the curriculum, ensuring alignment with educational standards and learning objectives;
    • Helping students to safely and intellectually navigate the internet by teaching website evaluation strategies and digital citizenship.
    • Create understanding and awareness of the impact of AI tools and support students in using these effectively, critically, and with integrity.
    • Consulting and collaborating with Learning Support teachers to provide access to accessible formats of materials and resources, as well as support for students with diverse learning needs;
    • Guiding and instructing students on responsible and ethical use of digital resources, including Internet safety, online privacy, and copyright laws;
    • Collaborating with Department Heads to develop a research and digital literacy scope and sequence for students in Grades 8-12;
    • Providing personalized assistance to students conducting research projects, including help with topic selection, search strategies, and citation formatting.
  • Planning and administering the Senior School Learning Commons budget:
    • Collecting and analyzing data related to Learning Commons usage, student learning outcomes and information literacy skills to inform decision-making and improving the Learning Commons spaces and resources;
    • Identifying resources to maintain and enhance the Learning Commons collection, technology infrastructure, and programming;
    • Preparing an annual budget to support the Learning Commons.

Co-Curricular Involvement

  • Modelling and promoting our core values and high standards of behaviour in and out of the classroom.
  • Participating in school life and co-curricular activities by coaching a varsity sport or sponsoring a club.

Growing as a Professional

  • Actively participating in faculty meetings.
    Seeking opportunities for collaboration.
  • Participating in professional development by reading professional literature and attending courses, seminars, and other professional-development opportunities.

Our Process

At West Point Grey Academy, we cherish diversity in our staff and our greater community. We are committed to minimizing bias in our recruitment process as part of our commitment to strengthen inclusion, diversity and equity across all areas of the school.

You will be asked to submit your resume and provide thoughtful responses to few scenario-based questions. Responses will be anonymized and randomized prior to screening. We will screen candidate responses based on the alignment with the knowledge, competencies and character required for this position. The intent is to minimize bias in the first assessment stage. Only after these responses have been assessed will we review your resume. 

Candidates are asked to complete their application by May 13, 2024 @ 4:00 pm Pacific Time. 

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