Director of Childcare Programs Back to Jobs

Starting date: July 2020

Job Description:
Surrey Christian School is seeking a Christ-like, visionary, and learning-centred leader to provide instructional leadership and management for our early learning/childcare programs. Our mission statement, Educating for wholeness by engaging God’s world in the servant way of Jesus, shapes everything we do. Surrey Christian School is a growing school community with a strong staff dedicated to student learning that inspires students to become fully alive in God’s story. Our Early Learning campuses are located in North Surrey, Clayton Heights and Cloverdale. We are an ethnically diverse urban and suburban community just outside of Vancouver. There are over 150 different churches represented in Surrey Christian School, a non-denominational Christian school with an open enrolment policy. Surrey Christian School is governed by a 12-member board of directors representing the Surrey Christian School Society membership.  Surrey Christian School was founded on a Reformed worldview of Christianity and it is that distinct perspective that shapes our vision. Our confidence in this particular vision of God working in our world has inspired us to open our enrolment to families from other faiths.

We’re looking for a Director to lead and empower all three centres’ staff teams. This individual will report directly to the Superintendent and work collaboratively at times with the two elementary principals. The successful candidate will have proven strengths in the areas of fostering quality early learning experiences, thoughtful integration of biblical worldview in education, leading and empowering staff, shared decision-making, team building, parent engagement and a contagious passion for Christian early learning.

Please give evidence of the following criteria in your application:

Required:
ECE certification (or the ability to hold such a certification)
Demonstrated leadership (childcare centre management or similar)
Evidence of positive relationships with children, staff, and parents through references and current leadership practices
Evidence of effective written communication skills through quality of resume, and attachments
Completed application package
Involvement in a Christian church

Preferred:
5+ years teaching experience at childcare centre
Experience working in a Christian childcare centre
Experience with centre-wide organizing and planning, budgeting and facility management
Any specialty training such as Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Waldorf, etc.
Knowledge about best practices regarding social emotional learning (e.g., self-regulation, inner resilience, positive behaviour supports, responsive classroom, etc.)
Demonstrated knowledge of support services (Childhood Development Center, ELL, school counselling, special education, etc.)

Please attach:
a philosophy of Christian Early Learning (1 page)
a statement of faith (1 page)
sample of professional communication (school newsletter or other parent communication, communication to staff/faculty and communication to students)

In your cover letter please address, among other things, the following:
Your motivation for application
Your interest in working within an ethnically and denominationally diverse school community
Your commitment to Early Learning and Childcare Programs

Please send applications directly to:

David Loewen, Superintendent at dloewen@surreychristian.com