Assistant Director, Student Services, Senior School

Assistant Director, Student Services, Senior School

Assistant Director, Student Services, Senior School

Full-Time Continuing Contract 


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. 

Crofton House is seeking a dynamic Assistant Director of Student Services to join the Senior School at this exciting time in the School’s history with the launch of our Strategic Plan, Thriving in Possibility. The Assistant Director, Student Services, provides strategic direction, leadership, and oversight on all aspects of student welfare, and well-being and is a member of the Senior School Leadership Team and the Whole School Learning Council. 

A knowledgeable and experienced school leader, you are confident in supporting learners using approaches that are reflective of the way girls develop and thrive. You believe in the importance of socio-emotional learning as the foundation of all learning, and in the role of a high-quality advisory program as a fundamental pillar of a positive school culture. You have a deep understanding of safeguarding and of the challenges and opportunities that adolescent girls face in their time at school: you are committed to ensuring that every student flourishes. You are adept at building relationships with various external agencies and stakeholders that can enhance the support available to students and build on the staff’s expertise. You understand the importance of parents as partners in their daughters’ education and hence you build open and collaborative relationships with the parent community. Your intercultural skills allow you to thrive in a diverse environment. You build trust through a combination of competence, integrity, approachability, openness to learning, and presence in the community. You demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning by actively seeking professional development, continually reflecting on professional practice, and by collaborating with colleagues to maximize positive outcomes for students. You actively participate in the life of the school.

Approachable, knowledgeable, and able to inspire trust and confidence in all stakeholders, the Assistant Director of Student Services is driven by their passion to make a difference to young people. To this effect, they build open and collaborative relationships with colleagues, parents and strategic partners in the local, national and international community. 

This position is scheduled to start in the summer 2024. 

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

Educational  leadership

Provide strategic direction and vision to the Student Services Department, ensuring effective collaboration within the team and alignment with the current Strategic Plan and in particular the priorities of the Foundation Wellbeing strategy. 
In collaboration with the Department Heads and Heads of Grade, support and provide resources to further the development of teaching and learning practices that are trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and supportive of  neurodiversity
Oversee the social and emotional well-being of Senior School Students in coordination with the Student Services Department members, Advisors, and Heads of Grade
Develop and oversee a systematic approach to pastoral data analysis, with a particular focus on analyzing qualitative and quantitative feedback to inform programming
Oversee a systematic approach to student support and interventions using MySchool attendance data, and CPOMS entries
Coordinate improvement plans and student contracts where needed
Lead the oversight of the overall well-being of the school-sponsored students from Afghanistan, working closely with the English+ Coordinator 
Oversee and support the work of the Student Wellbeing and SEL Coordinator, including their work with the Heads of Grades, advisory programming and Extended Advisory curriculum
Oversee and support the work of the Learning Strategies Coordinator, including policies and practices regarding IEP development and allocation of Ministry funding
Oversee and support the team of Personal Counselors, including coordinating our counsellors’ teaching opportunities within advisor sessions 
Coordinate the Senior School annual Board Report on student well-being and safeguarding 
Oversee and develop an annual program of parental engagement around student wellbeing, working in close collaboration with the Director, Senior School
Keep up to date with the latest developments in the field of student wellbeing, SEL, and differentiation to appraise the Director, Senior School and the Learning Council of any relevant developments 
Provide annual safeguarding training to Senior School school staff as well as lead professional development sessions where required 
Work in close collaboration with the other Assistant Directors of the Senior School 

Educational Operations 

Oversee attendance procedures and the work of the Administrative Assistant, front office, including safeguarding processes
Oversee the work of the Administrative Assistant, Student Services office
Provide direct supervision and support to the Student Wellbeing and SEL Coordinator, LR Coordinator, and Personal Counsellors
Chair weekly “Student of concern” meetings and individual school-based team meetings with families and external community partners (if needed)
Coordinate the student ‘Essential Learning Plans,’ Return to School protocols and Academic Support Plans’ in collaboration with the Director, Senior School
Coordinate Course Change requests in line with medical team recommendations, IEP or designations
Coordinate ministry documentation, such as Ministry designations and 1701 data submissions, and communication in relevant areas where required
Play a role alongside the Senior School Director, Department Heads and Coordinators in the recruitment of staff
Oversee Student Services budget, including Personal counseling, Learning Strategies and SEL departments to ensure fiscal responsibility

Whole school collaboration and partnerships

Work collaboratively with the CHS Learning Council in all aspects of school management, inspection or accreditation preparation and strategic development
Work collaboratively with the Senior School Leadership Team to ensure an approach rooted in a whole-child approach to teaching and learning and informed by research and best practice in girls’ education
Develop strategic professional partnerships within local, national and international networks to further strengthen safeguarding and student well-being practices at the school
Work with other departments in the School to ensure all school systems, activities, and philosophies are aligned to foster student flourishing

Other responsibilities 

Model evidence-based, research-informed, impactful teaching and learning practices in their own teaching which may include up to 1 section or advisory lessons 
Take assemblies where required 
Act as a teacher sponsor for the Prefect of Health & Wellness and oversee the CHS Wellness Week
Be available to support and attend school-related events and meetings during evenings and on weekends
Play a role  in the Senior School Admissions process as required
Support the existing processes for classroom observations 
Other duties are assigned based on the candidate’s skills, abilities and interests 

Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience:

B.C. Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate or Independent School Certification qualification criteria
A passion for girls’ education and a deep understanding of the learning and wellbeing  needs of adolescent girls based on research and best practice
A track record of excellent classroom practice which is both evidence-based and research-informed
Experience in a school leadership role or evidence of related leadership experience
Strong interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills
A collaborative and open  approach with a passion for the profession of teaching
A deep understanding of the intercultural competencies required in a diverse community
Experience in building positive working relationships with administration, teachers, parents, administrative staff, and community partners
Experience and evidence of success in the promotion and implementation of new initiatives related to student well-being, socio-emotional learning, and safeguarding 
A thorough understanding of effective models of professional learning grounded in research and best practice
A proven commitment to continued professional learning and development along with the ability to motivate and support professional growth in teachers
Demonstrated ability to be innovative, flexible, and reflective
A deep understanding of successful change processes
Strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
Energy and readiness to participate in the diverse life of the school community


Experience in an independent school 
Experience leading teachers in professional learning, including experience in SEL, Leadership Coaching and Restorative Practices
Safeguarding qualifications and training
Understanding of the culture and context of an Independent All-Girls School
Experience of the BC curriculum

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: $120,000 – 140,000 depending on experience.

Please include the following with your application:

A cover letter and current resume that outlines the 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   

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 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. 

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