06/08/2019

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME (PYP) COORDINATOR (JUNIOR SCHOOL)

  • Brockton School
  • START DATE: 11/07/2019
  • North Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • CONTRACT TYPE: Other
  • North America
K-12 School

Job Overview

BROCKTON SCHOOL

BE THE FUTURE… BE BROCKTON!

Brockton School is a nondenominational coeducational Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, independent school, located in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Established in 2004, Brockton is a young and innovative, yet an established and successful school where student learning and personal experience are paramount. Brockton is an International Baccalaureate World School, and as a continuum school, is now authorized at the Primary, Middle, and Diploma Programme years.

Brockton is a member of the highly respected Independent School Association of BC (ISABC). Brockton'/s authentic and inclusive culture creates a welcoming and positive environment for teaching and learning. The school offers exceptional bursary and scholarship programs and engages a diverse community of students/families. The student body is engaged, inquisitive, and open-minded. Teachers/staff receive healthy and competitive compensation packages and have the joy of working with small class sizes, in a small school, and in a supportive, innovative, and collaborative environment. At Brockton, teaching is purpose-filled and the opportunity for personal and professional growth is ever-present. If you are seeking to be a part of something special, to be in a place where your voice will be heard and your impact valued, to be in a role that will allow you to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others with multiple opportunities for advancement, then you should apply to BE THE FUTURE and BE a part of BROCKTON SCHOOL.

We welcome applications from dynamic and innovative individuals, who care about children and wish to inspire their meaningful growth in this dynamic and global world, are interested in working in an IB school, are keen to collaborate with colleagues in innovative practices, and who wish to participate fully in the life of the school.
We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that applicants must be able to legally work in British Columbia.

At Brockton... 
Every Student Matters
Every Family Matters
Every Teacher Matters
Learning for Life Matters.

The following positions are available for expressions of interest.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME (PYP) COORDINATOR (JUNIOR SCHOOL)
Requirements:
- BC Teacher Certification (Teachers Regulation Branch) or alternative as supported by the BC Teachers Regulation Branch.
- International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme training and certifications.
- Experience in leading (or proven ability to lead) an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.
- Demonstrated leadership ability and ability to mentor and motivate others in meeting the expectations and objectives of the primary years programme.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with members of the pedagogical leadership team.
- Strong communication, organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- Interest in being a part of a dynamic and visionary IB school community.
- Preference for 3-5 years of successful experience in the position.
- Additional qualifications and/or experience in teaching within a Junior School setting is beneficial (please include a description in your application).
Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
- Working alongside the MYP, DP, CP, Continuum Coordinators/Directors, Divisional Directors, and the Head of School as a member of the Pedagogical Leadership Team.
- Reporting to the Junior School Director.
- Responsible for curriculum development from Junior Kindergarten to grade 5, meeting the demands and requirements of the BC Ministry of Education, the IB Programme, the Independent School Association of BC (ISABC), and Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS); vertical and horizontal alignment of curriculum across the continuum is an essential aspect of the work.
- Serving as a pedagogical leader, ensures all incoming teachers, or those teaching in a new role within the school, are fully familiar with the program/curriculum; ensures all teachers are meeting the pedagogical expectations of the school and provides support/direction accordingly.
- Assisting in the development of a positive staff and student culture; models and encourages a culture of compassion in support of the IB Learner Profile.
- Working closely with all PYP Teachers; interfaces with PYP students, teachers, parents, senior leaders, finance department, IBO, BC Association of IB World Schools (BCIBAWS).
- Working with learning specialists and curriculum leads/chairs to ensure appropriate articulation of the curriculum.
- Leading the five-year IB Evaluation processes including the self-study.
- While reporting to the Divisional Director, contributing to the development and management of budgets for teaching and learning resources, professional development, and other related program requirements.
- Informing all relevant staff of developments and new publications from the IB, Ministry, ISABC, and CAIS.
- Ensuring that all relevant staff have online and up to date accounts with the IB and other necessary affiliates.
- Establishing systems in order to implement and improve school curricular programs; engaging in short- and long-term planning to continually strengthen the program.
- Communicating with IBO and Ministry offices as needed.
- Ensuring all regulations set by the IBO concerning programs, procedures, and standards and practices are adhered to as communicated in “Principles to Practice” documents.
- Ensuring that IB and Brockton School core pillars/priorities are applied throughout the grades within each program: makes efforts to ensure that each student’s and teachers’ unique needs are met; and ensures the concept of international-mindedness permeates all subject areas.
- Contributing to the appropriate transition between IB programs (PYP, MYP, DP/CP/Ministry).
- Maintain a focus on Approaches to Learning and Approaches to Teaching.
- Planning for regular meetings with and between all teachers within their program to review and co-create curriculum documentation on an on-going basis.
- Working with the Divisional Directors and other pedagogical leaders, supporting, creating, and monitoring equitable opportunities for staff professional development; supporting the development of teachers becoming leaders in School network and beyond.
- Building and promoting relationships with other IB schools.
- Representing Brockton at IB-related events.
- Establishing ways for teachers to contribute to and learn from one another’s practice.
- Ensuring all learner needs (both well above and well below grade level) are recognized and support (e.g., Student Services) is directed accordingly.
- Monitoring and assessing programs and curriculum units as they are developed through Managebac/Atlas and keeps the Divisional Director informed when repeated Coordinator efforts are unsuccessful in meeting deadlines and/or goals.
- Communicating to the community as it relates to PYP curriculum/program (e.g., information evenings/events, written communications, webinars).
- Contributing to school publications, such as the newsletter, the annual report, the website, and other special reports.
- Present at Open House and Orientation sessions.
- Producing a program handbook for the respective program aimed at students and parents, updating it annually to ensure it has up-to-date information.
- Working with the Divisional Director to manage reporting systems within the program, including parent-student-teacher interviews, student-led conferences, and report cards.
- Supporting the staffing and timetabling process: providing input to the Divisional Directors in establishing teaching assignments and class allocations.
- Providing leadership support for the PYP Exhibition.
- Implementing appropriate programming to assess teaching strategies and approaches (e.g., MAPS, Dibels, etc...)
- Leading annual program reviews.
- Developing necessary policies, procedures, and systems.
- Maintaining necessary records and reporting.
Please submit cover letter followed by resume as one attachment (MS Word or PDF format) and quote the reference #JS026 in the subject line of your email. This posting will remain open for applicants until successfully filled.


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