Seabird Island Band
Employment Opportunity Posting
Position Title: School Vice Principal
Competition Number: JP-2017-070
The Seabird Island Band is a multi-faceted First Nations Band that includes government, business, service and non-profit services. We work as an integrated team to improve the health, education, and economic opportunities for First Nations people to create thriving First Nations families and communities.
Are you at a point in your career that you are wanting to make a meaningful difference in a community where your knowledge, skills and experience will make a significant impact on students, staff and the community? Then this is the job opportunity you have been waiting for!
Position Summary: The Vice Principal assists the Principal in the administration, leadership, supervision and operation of the Seabird Island School. The Vice-Principal provides quality B.C. curriculum in a learning environment that promotes language and reinforces the personal values of self-reliance, generosity, honesty, adaptability, and respect for self, others and the environment.
The Vice-Principal must fulfill his/her responsibilities with high ethical and moral standards and serves as a positive role model for staff and students.
Qualifications/Requirements: • A recognized Master’s degree in Education and First Nations teaching experience or Bachelor’s degree and currently enrolled in a Master’s degree.
• Supervisory experience in an independent First Nations school.
• Ability to be a positive role model for staff and students, and inspire high academic achievement.
• Ability to interact effectively with a variety of personality types.
• Demonstrated administrative abilities.
• Possess strong leadership, public-speaking, and classroom management skills in order to successfully instruct students in the manner in which they should do particular activities.
• Must be a BC Certified Teacher.
• Standard First Aid and CPR certification is considered an asset.
• Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Internet, and Email).
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to adhere to Oath of Confidentiality and Seabird Island Band Policies and Procedure.
• Knowledge, respect and understanding of Stó:lō culture, traditions and language is considered an asset.
• Experience working with First Nations community and children is considered an asset.
• Valid BC Driver’s License.
• Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
Primary Responsibilities: • Undertake long-term planning for the school which includes Kindergarten to Grade 12
• Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the Kindergarten to Grade 12 educational programs of SICS
• Participate in annual strategic planning and other initiatives overseen by the Education Committee.
• Plan and carry out literacy and numeracy educational programming which will result in high levels of literacy and numeracy
• Plan and carry out effective assessment processes and effectively utilizing the data to inform and adjust instructional practices
• Accurately and timely Nominal Roll and 1701 submission process to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
• Organize the school program under the direction of the Principal with a focus on meeting requirements of the B.C. Ministry of Education and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
• Work effectively with teachers in supervision of and for instruction; participating in teacher evaluations, mentoring teachers and developing plans with teachers to advance their teaching for the benefit of student achievement.
• Work with the Principal and teachers to plan Professional Development which meets the objectives of the school and the strategic plan and meets the needs of teachers
• Work with parents and student s utilizing established policies to ensure a safe and caring environment
• Ensure the timely and regular reporting of student progress to students and parents and appropriately ensuring the uploading of student data to the Ministry of Education
• Deliver the school program according to established policies and procedures
• Lead regular staff and planning meetings at the Kindergarten to Grade 12 level and ensuring the implementation of decisions arising from those meetings.
• Carry out discipline of students according to established policies and procedures.
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