• Vancouver Hebrew Academy
  • START DATE: 20/08/2018
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • CONTRACT TYPE: Full-Time (Permanent)
  • North America
Management / Administration K-12 School

Job Overview

The Principal of General Studies reports directly to the Head of School and is responsible for the implementation and quality of the BC Ministry curriculum. Specific responsibilities are as follows:

  • Grade-level assessment to assess program effectiveness
  • Supervise instruction
  • Select and order supplies, textbooks
  • Supervise professional development (group and individual)
  • Supervise curriculum
  • Hire and evaluate teachers (in consultation with admin team)
  • Mentor new or struggling teachers, identify teachers with excellent practices to share
  • Ensure compliance with Ministry of Education reporting and requirements for K-7
  • Ensure compliance with Ministry of Children & Family Development reporting and requirements for Preschool
  • The Principal shall have a car available during school hours and as needed in the function of his/her duties
  • Learning assistance/special education
  • Liaise with Ministry of Education around funding for students with diverse needs
  • Support Staff Management [Hiring (with team), scheduling, training, liaise between staff and teachers]
  • Teacher training and support in learning assistance/special education
  • Assessment of individual students and tracking of each student’s progress
  • Communication with parents about individual students
  • Social skills, study and time management skills
  • Positive behavior management, discipline


Includes a comprehensive health plan and RRSP contributions.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A Professional Teaching Certificate issued by the Teacher Regulation Branch of BC
  • A minimum of 5 years of classroom teaching experience at the Elementary level
  • A minimum of 2 years of leadership/administrative experience
  • At minimum, a Masters level degree in a relevant discipline

Additional Details

Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter and resume.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Employer Description

Vancouver Hebrew Academy is a Preschool-Grade 7 Jewish Day School located in Vancouver, BC. We are an accredited Group 1 Independent School. Currently enrolling approximately 100 students, VHA boasts a top-ranked General Studies program, offered alongside a full Judaic Studies curriculum. Our families enjoy small class sizes and a warm family atmosphere. More information about our school and our programs can be found on our website (www.vhebrewacademy.com).

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