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Employment Opportunity


The High School
Faculty of International Education & ELC
Competition Number: 13-2053
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Subject to funding and enrolment
Start/End: August 29, 2013 up to January 29, 2014 -
May be extended
  Leave Replacement: Appointment end date may be extended or end early dependent on return of incumbent.
Workload: 0.5 FTE, 17.5 hours per week, non-instructional workload
0.5 FTE available instructional workload
Employment Group: BCGEU
Position: 00206
Location: Nanaimo Campus
  The High School at VIU is an independent high school located on the Nanaimo Campus of Vancouver Island University and offers Grades 10 to 12 to international and Canadian students. The school operates within the VIU International Education Department. It provides a combined ESL and academic curriculum designed to meet the BC graduation requirements.
Duties: Head-Teacher/Chair Duties: Responsible for the overall coordination and management of the High School. Implement and maintain policies and procedures as prescribed by the Independent Schools Act, Vancouver Island University, and the Society Act.

Coordinate: Provincial Exams, Orientation and Assessment Days, Planning Days, Assemblies, Staff Meetings, Graduation, and Emergency Procedures.

Maintain: Student Discipline, Student and Teacher Handbooks, Exit interviews, Student Support, Personal Counseling, Academic Advising, Home Stay Support, and Parent/Agent/School Communication.

Foster Program and Curriculum Development: Support teachers with Curriculum Development, Communications (Website, Social Media), Course Overviews, Global Leadership Program, Campus interfacing, and Learning Management System (D2L).

Instructional Duties: Teach courses in the following subject areas in one or more quarters:
- ESL (English as a Second Language)
- English
- Mathematics
- Social Studies
- Science
  Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning, and student success through ongoing professional training, subject currency, and institutional service. Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and department committees; meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.

Required Qualifications: Head-Teacher/Chair: Bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution. BC certified teacher, 5 to 10 years appropriate teaching and administrative experience, experience with international and Canadian ESL students.

Additional for Instructional component: Familiarity with the Integrated Resource Packages and provincial examinations (where applicable) for the courses to be taught. Subject specialization with demonstrated expertise, appropriate coursework, and a strong background in the content areas. Willingness and ability to sponsor extracurricular activities. Awareness of diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and learning styles.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in the BC independent school system, Master's Degree, secondary school management, overseas teaching experience, and experience with technology.

Please specify if applying for only the 0.5 Head-Teacher/Chair workload or also Instructional work to combine into a full-time position.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copies of transcripts/credentials/qualifications

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: July 18, 2013 - July 31, 2013
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.