Reporting to the Head of School, the Deputy Head of School will play a significant role in ensuring Fraser Academy is strategically positioned to serve the needs of students with dyslexia. We seek a highly skilled educator who embodies Fraser Academy’s mission and values and has a clear passion for serving our students.
This talented leader will work closely with, and support, the Head of School in the delivery of the Fraser Academy Strategic Plan, all policies, and decisions. The Deputy Head of School represents the Head of School in his absence.
The successful candidate will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team, responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the School. The Deputy Head of School will be responsible for a number of key administrative functions in student life, academic programming, and risk management. The successful candidate must model excellent practice and be energetic, forward thinking, highly accountable, a hands-on worker, and able to motivate those around them.
- Act as the liaison with the Ministry of Education on all curricular and student life regulatory requirements
- Review activity risk assessments and ensure emergency procedures and drills are performed
- Develop the supervision schedule to ensure adequate coverage
- Administer the updating and preparation of the School calendar
- Lead the Director of Counselling to providing school-wide wellness
- Lead the Directors of Athletics and Outdoor Education in ensuring risks are appropriately assessed and mitigated
- Collaborate closely with the Student Life Leadership Team (SLLT) and the Educational Leadership Team (ELT) in supporting school-specific programs
- Coach faculty by supporting their professional growth, interpersonal relationships with staff and students, and communication with families
- Conduct professional development and faculty evaluations
- Oversee and ensure the integrity of all Ministry of Education report submissions (1701, ES Audit, etc.)
- Oversee school-wide events, including graduation and recognition day ceremonies
- Review, revise, and publish the Fraser Academy Handbooks including relevant policies
- Manage the School’s daily and weekly schedules including assemblies, emergency drills, and closures
- Support members of the leadership team in the execution of major school and community events, student events, retreats, and travel
- Participate in the admissions interview process and onboarding for new students
- Support the recruitment interview process for new faculty
- Communicate with families regarding concerns brought forward by the Student Life Leadership Team and the Educational Leadership Team
- Communicate proactively and address concerns brought forward by neighbours within our immediate community
- Complete all other duties as assigned by the Head of School
- Committed Collaborator – work collaboratively with the team to achieve the School’s goals and objectives, consistently consider the team when developing new ideas or programs, the walking definition of a team player, engage with others to solve problems and make improvements
- Excellence – demonstrate confidence, excellent teaching practice, impeccable integrity, excellent relationship-building skills with all constituents, and superb written and verbal communication
- Inspired Leadership – act in the best interests of the students and the school at all times, consistently integrate the School’s goals and objectives into all decisions and planning, and work through programs from inception to implementation
- Loyal Ambassador – be recognized as a passionate, strategic, articulate, and sincere ambassador of the School, to both our internal and external constituents, always acting as a representative of the School
- Management – demonstrate the ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities, meet deadlines, and multi-task in a demanding, fast-paced professional environment
- Sound Judgement – demonstrate sound judgement, the ability to problem-solve and make good logical decisions
- Continuous Improvement – Model the willingness and ability to continually improve, including learning from experiences and trying new things
- A valid BC teaching certificate
- 5+ Years of classroom and teaching experience, preferably with dyslexic learners
- 3+ Years in a leadership role in an education environment
- 3+ Years in mentoring and supporting staff
- Experience facilitating success oriented parent conferences
- Strong understanding of the BC Ministry of Education and the BC Curriculum
- Master’s Degree in Education, or a related field
- Completed Orton-Gilligham (OG) Classroom Educator Training (or equivalent) or to be completed within 1 year
Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest alongside their resume that describes their professional experience as it relates to the Deputy Head of School position by February 3, 2023.
This appointment of the Deputy Head of School position is effective August 1, 2023.
To apply for this job please visit fraseracademy.bamboohr.com.