Exciting Opportunity for an Extraordinary
Facilitator, Design Thinking, Senior School
At Crofton House School, we inspire girls to discover and pursue their personal excellence from the first day of junior kindergarten to grade 12 and beyond.
Bound by our belief in the power of all-girls education, Crofton House School fosters a strong sense of community among educators, staff, students and families. Here, everyone can contribute to the strength of our learning environment – including you.
This position requires a passion for design, strong organizational skills and a genuine interest in assisting young people in learning about design and prototyping.
A primary responsibility will be to manage two design spaces (Ideation Lab and Fabrication Lab) ensuring that they are organized, well maintained, and fully stocked at all times. This requires creativity and energy as well as an ability to take initiative and demonstrate leadership. As this position requires working with teachers from various disciplines and grade levels in supporting the learning process, teachers and students, being approachable, knowledgeable, genuine and supportive are key attributes.
Works as an ideas person, a facilitator and a mentor. Is a creative and innovative design thinker, who sees possibilities within the curriculum that offers opportunities to a student to develop her ideas and learning through design thinking processes. Works collaboratively with teachers of all grades and disciplines in the planning and implementation of student engagement in the design process. Takes the initiative to bring classes into the spaces and is able to build connections and assist all teachers in taking advantage of this space. Optimizes the use of the technology, materials and equipment available to students and teachers. Ensures the spaces used (Ideation Lab and Fabrication Lab) are organized, well maintained and fully stocked at all times.
Approachable, available, knowledgeable, genuine and supportive to all teachers and students. Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of parents as partners in their daughter’s education. A lifelong learner, who demonstrates a commitment to actively seek professional development. Participates actively in the life of the school.
Be familiar with the of BC Ministry of Education Curriculum
Be knowledgeable of Crofton House School’s Education Plan regarding its focus on inquiry, collaborative and student-centered education
Teach sections within our AADST Department, such as ICT, Engineering, etc, as needed by the department
Create opportunities for developing students’ design-thinking competencies
Integrate design thinking principles across departments
Build relationships with teachers and students
Work collaboratively with teachers to support curriculum-related teaching and learning in these spaces
Create and manage co-curricular opportunities for effective use of the space, such as creating and programming workshops, open hours, and activities related to special events
Lead student and teacher workshops, including teaching use of technology, design-thinking, and technical skills
Showcase student work in collaboration with teachersOversee and maintain makerspaces: The Ideation Space and The Fabrication Lab: Manage and oversee equipment in the makerspaces, including safety and training protocols
Order, sort and display non-consumable and consumable materials
Create, implement and oversee a long-term vision for development of the space and related programs
Work under the guidance of the Senior School administration and actively collaborate with Department Heads
Other duties assigned as required
Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience
Bachelor of Education Degree or Independent School’s Certification
Expertise in the design-thinking process and/or relevant technical/industry training
Knowledge of makerspace fabrication materials, tools and technology such as 3D printing and laser cutter
Technologically proficient, including knowledge of 2D & 3D digital file preparation
Experience managing digital portfolios
Experience working with children at a secondary level is an asset
Growth mindset, commitment to learning new skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced, complex environment
Experience working in a makerspace an asset
Ability to work as part of a team
Excellent communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills A genuine interest in assisting young people in learning about design and prototyping
Employment and Application Details:
Employees of Crofton House School receive competitive compensation and support for professional, educational and leadership development. Please note that applicants must be able to legally work in Canada.
Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received.
Please include the following with your application:
A cover letter and current resume that outlines exact dates of employment, the organization, job title and responsibilities. If you have gaps in your employment history, please advise as to why.
Please clearly identify your educational background and history of professional development related to this position.
Apply online at www.croftonhouse.ca/careers.
We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls, please.
About Crofton House School
Crofton House School is a university preparatory day school for girls from junior kindergarten to grade 12. Set on a beautiful ten-acre campus in Vancouver, we offer an inclusive, supportive community of dedicated teachers, involved parents, and enthusiastic students. Collaborative, student-centred, inquiry-based education and world-class facilities create a unique learning environment where each girl can reach her full potential.
To apply for this job please visit www.croftonhouse.ca.