Assistant Coordinator, Experiential Learning (Ivy Compass Program), Senior School

Assistant Coordinator, Experiential Learning (Ivy Compass Program), Senior School

Assistant Coordinator, Experiential Learning (Ivy Compass Program), Senior School

Full-Time, Continuing Contract

2024 – 2025

Crofton House School offers a girl-centred learning environment for students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Here, students are motivated to strive for their best selves, embracing academic challenge and diverse experiences, guided by staff who know them and believe in them.

Bound by our belief in the power of girl-centred education, Crofton House School fosters a strong sense of community among educators, staff, students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, and families. Here, everyone can contribute to the strength of our school– including you.

We offer extensive professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. Our 10-acre campus provides modern facilities, as well as beautiful outdoor spaces and a daily connection to nature.

Crofton House School is distinguished by exceptional teachers and administrators who support and inspire students to become their best selves and to and to develop their confidence and competence so they can impact their world for the better.

The Ivy Compass program is a distinct component of a CHS education, which reflects the importance we place on experiential learning. This K-12 program fosters personal growth and self-awareness, leadership, and engaged citizenship through real-life experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Centered around the four cardinal points of a compass, with North-New Horizons, South-Service Learning, West-World Citizenship and East- Environmental Learning, the program exposes students to diverse perspectives and experiential activities that allow them to explore a wide range of complex issues, including, amongst others sustainability, social justice and global citizenship. Every grade has an annual grade-wide Outdoor Education trip, as well as a number of themed Ivy Days. The goal of the Ivy Compass Program is to graduate inspired leaders and socially responsible agents of change.

The Ivy Team in the Senior School currently comprises the Coordinator, who provides strategic direction, leadership, and oversight on all aspects of student engagement in the Ivy Compass program and the Assistant Coordinator. The team works closely with the Ivy Compass Teacher in the Junior School) to ensure a coherent development 1-12 of the Ivy Program.

In the context of the School’s new Strategic Plan, Thriving in Possibility, we are looking to expand the Ivy Team with an additional Assistant Coordinator, who will be expected to take responsibility for the West Quadrant (World Citizenship) under the guidance of the Coordinator and to support the other quadrants as required, in particular the development of the Service Learning program in the South Quadrant.

You are a knowledgeable and experienced school leader, passionate about experiential learning and about helping students understand the world around them and identify their own sense of purpose through meaningful reflection and active engagement with local and global communities. You have a deep understanding of global citizenship, including intercutlural competencies and global exchanges, human rights education, service learning and how to embed them in a school environment. You are skilled at supporting students engaging in dialogue around complex and divisive issues. You value what an international perspective brings to learning in schools in curricular and co-curricular experiences. Student agency is something you believe in and seek to develop in your interactions with students.

You are a student-centered educator who values collaboration with colleagues to maximise student outcomes. You are confident in supporting learners using approaches that are reflective of the way girls develop and thrive. You believe in the value of a diverse and student-centered experiential program, and you can support both the teachers and students in realizing an educational program’s potential beyond the classroom. You optimize the resources available to you. You are energized by what you do. Students, colleagues and parents find you to be approachable, available, knowledgeable, genuine and supportive. You demonstrate an understanding of the importance of parents as partners in their daughter’s education by maintaining open and collaborative relationships with the parent community. As a lifelong learner, you demonstrate a commitment to actively seek professional development, to value and seek student voice, to continuously reflect on your practice, and collaborate with your colleagues to maximise student learning. You participate actively in the life of the school.

You will find the school to be a learning community where students and staff share the same genuine passion for learning. You will be spending your day with students who are intellectually curious and with colleagues who are collaborative, inspiring, and dedicated to the profession of teaching.

Key responsibilities for the Assistant Coordinator, Experiential Learning (Ivy Compass)

To lead on the development, implementation and consistent evaluation of experiential learning opportunities in the Senior School in world citizenship (West Quadrant), working collaboratively with the Ivy Team
World Citizenship (West Quadrant):
Review and update as appropriate CHS’ current approach to Global Citizenship programming and integration of the Ivy West Quadrant
Create opportunities for students to develop their sense of global citizenship, their intercultural competencies and connections to the global community and their understanding of Human Rights through curricular and co-curricular experiences,
Work with teachers to support, as required, curricular integration of global citizenship, human rights and intercultural competencies
Lead and work with students and staff in the development of themed events and assemblies connected to world citizenship and human rights
Plan and lead experiential days (Ivy) related to Global Citizenship for different grades
Support student initiatives in this area
Organize and lead the Global Exchange program, with the support of the IVY coordinator and Assistant Director of Student Life
Lead the development of international partnerships and the achievement of relevant accreditations
To provide support to the Coordinator, Ivy Compass, in the development of service learning opportunities in the local community and beyond as part of the South Quadrant
To attend and support Grade-wide Outdoor Education trips (minimum of 2), through the knowledgeable understanding of the programming and risk protocols as required
To support other aspects of the program as required
If required, teach the equivalent of 2 sections in an are of expertise

Qualifications

B.C. Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate or Independent School Certification qualification criteria (essential)
Relevant university qualifications, preferably at the graduate level (e.g. Bachelor of Education) (essential)
Professional qualifications or training in experiential learning (desirable)
Other desirable attributes, knowledge and experiences

Experience and/or deep understanding of experiential learning
Evidence of long-term engagement in a co-curricular program and understanding of its educational value
Excellent interpersonal, communication, team-work and problem-solving skills
Experience or understanding of risk management
Understanding of the importance of intercultural fluency and culturally sensitive approaches to learning
Commitment to continued professional development and growth and to the highest standards of professional practice
Readiness to participate in the diverse life of the school community
Understanding of the learning styles of girls and young women
Understanding of the expectations of a high-achieving academic environment
Experience in a position of leadership
Experience in an independent school

Employment and Application Details:

Classes begin in September 2024 following teacher orientation in late August 2024.

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.

Compensation: $63,033-$111,707 depending on experience and education level.

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.

About Crofton House School

Crofton House School offers a girl-centred learning environment for students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Here, students are motivated to strive for their best selves, embracing academic challenge and diverse experiences, guided by staff who know them and believe in them.

Our approach supports the whole girl in her social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Guided by the School’s values of courage, creativity and citizenship, students are able to discover and pursue their own paths, developing the confidence and capacity to thrive and positively influence the world around them.

Established in 1898, Crofton House has a long history of girl-centred education. Today, the School has over 900 students and almost 200 staff members learning, working and playing on our 10-acre campus in Vancouver.

To apply for this job please visit www.croftonhouse.ca.

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