Senior School English Language Arts Teacher

Senior School English Language Arts Teacher

Senior School English Language Arts Teacher
Permanent, full-time, starting August 2021.

If you are an educator who inspires students, is passionate about holistic learning and is driven to help young people shape their lives, this is a role, a school and a place for you.

Located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, St. Michaels University School (SMUS) is a Kindergarten to Grade 12 co-educational day and boarding school with a global reputation for academic excellence. Our faculty members enjoy small classes, modern facilities, and substantial preparation time that creates opportunities to understand their students and to make a real impact in their lives. Faculty salaries and benefits exceed the local public school districts and are supported by an exciting professional development program. As lifelong learners, and with students at the centre, SMUS faculty are capacity builders by nature and inspiring educators by practice.

Our students from all over the world have opportunities in athletics, arts, leadership, service, experiential and outdoor education, and are inspired by an extraordinary faculty that is committed to academic excellence, character growth and preparing students for what lies ahead in life. The school’s Mission shapes all of these endeavours:

Our school seeks the excellence in all of us, with passion and compassion. We are a community shaped by the pursuit of truth and goodness, providing outstanding preparation for life.

The Position
The Senior School English Department is seeking a dynamic English Language Arts teacher who brings a passion for literature, composition and creative writing. Experience teaching ELL in English Language Arts and/or at the Advanced Placement level would be an asset.

The successful candidates will have the following skills, background and interest:

Must have a current, BC Teaching License
Post-secondary studies in English, Literary Studies or equivalent
Experience and familiarity with the redesigned BC Ministry of Education English Language Arts curriculum from grades 9 to 12
Strong communication skills
Passion for creative writing and guiding young writers
Provides a learning environment that enables individual learners to thrive within a differentiated and highly motivating learning environment
Demonstrated ability and experience using a variety of inquiry-based teaching assessment strategies
A commitment to pastoral care of students and their well-being
Evidence and understanding of the role of collaborative curriculum planning within a dynamic educational team
Evidence of lifelong learning and reflective practitioner with demonstrated ability to keep up-to-date in subject area, teaching pedagogies and resources

Responsibilities include:

Involvement within and outside of the department on curricular and co-curricular endeavours in a multi-grade setting;
Liaising with teaching faculty, parents and school leadership as an advocate for students;
Serving as a Homeroom Advisor as part of our pastoral care program
Contribution to the extra-curricular and boarding life of the school.

Application Details

Please respond with a cover letter and résumé in a single document prior to 3pm Wednesday, February 24, 2021 to:

St. Michaels University School
c/o Human Resources Department
3400 Richmond Road
Victoria BC V8P 4P5
[email protected]

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted; no phone calls, please. Thank you for your interest in our school.

St. Michaels University School is one of Canada’s leading co-educational, independent day and boarding schools.

Our boarding population is recruited nationally and internationally to form a rich and diverse community. Our students come from over 20 different countries and our school community represents over 40 different ethnic backgrounds. Our graduates attend the top universities in the world, many of them on scholarships. The faculty culture of excellence is supported by healthy professional development resources and a dynamic program of professional growth, which has earned them national and international recognition, including several Prime Minister’s Teaching Awards.

The school pursues academic success in an environment where the character and the self also grow.

For more information about St. Michaels University School, please refer to the rest of our website.

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