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Vice Principal  

Date Classified: August 10, 2021                                                                                                 

Business Unit: Education

Location: Lax Kw’alaams, BC                                                                                                        

Reporting to: School Principal

The Lax Kw’alaams Band has an immediate opening for a permanent full-time Vice Principal.  The successful person will support the School Principal with matters related to K-12 Education, which includes developing, updating, planning, and implementing educational programs.   He/she is expected to assume duties assigned by the Principal whenever the Principal is absent.

Duties and Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Build positive working relationships with members of the school community and assist with engaging staff, parents and community members;
  • Engage members of the school community to build a shared understanding of current trends and priorities in the education system;
  • Promote innovation, enable positive change and foster commitment to continuous improvement;
  • Nurture and sustain a culture that supports evidence-informed teaching and learning;
  • Support the Application of Foundational Knowledge about First Nations;
  • Assist with implementing professional growth, supervision and evaluation processes to ensure that all teachers meet the Teaching Quality Standard of the Coast Tsimshian Academy;
  • Ensure that student assessment and evaluation practices are fair, appropriate, and evidence-informed;
  • Help to facilitate access to resources, agencies and experts within and outside the school community to enhance student learning and development;
  • Ensure the school operations align with provincial legislation, regulations and applicable policies;
  • Assist with the supervision and monitoring of the daily operational activities of the school and staff in accordance with the Collective Agreement;
  • Assist with preparing and providing reports for funding agencies to support programs and activities;
  • Perform all other tasks within the scope of the position, as assigned.

Education, Experience and Knowledge:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field with at least 5 years related work experience, to include 3 years’ classroom experience in adult basic skills and 2 years supervisory experience; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the role successfully.
  • A Principal certification and/or willingness to work towards a Principal’s certification.
  • Current BC Teacher’s Certificate in good standing and at least five (5) years experience in a related field.
  • A comprehensive understanding of First Nations adult and post-secondary education and First Nations issues in BC.
  • Working knowledge of Ministry Curriculum and Assessment Documents.
  • Experience working within a First Nation educational setting with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).
  • Working knowledge of government policies, programs and curriculums.
  • Strong organization skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and tight timelines.
  • Valid BC drivers’ license with clean driver’s abstract.
  • Provide a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.

Submission Deadline:

  • August 20, 2021.
  • Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.
  • We invite all interested parties to reply in the strictest confidence to the HR Department at [email protected]
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