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Calvin Christian School (CCS) is seeking a Director of Student Faith & Life for its Collegiate campus (Grade 7-12) for the start of the 2020-2021 academic year. Over its 60-year history, Calvin Christian School has served Christian families by integrating faith and learning in an environment where God’s children can explore, experience and evaluate all of life under the lordship of Christ. Our two campuses are engaged in nurturing a life of discipleship in all of our students, and we seek a leader with a vision for growing and strengthening the desire of our youth to learn about God’s world and serve Him in all they do.

The Director of Student Faith & Life will have a passion for Christ and for the potential of Christian education to challenge and grow young people in their faith. We are seeking an educator who can build authentic relationships with young adults and who can articulate their faith to students, staff, and families with confidence, intelligence, and humility. The successful candidate will have strong theological knowledge and the ability to approach biblical teaching with a broad enough perspective to appreciate differences of interpretation as reflected in a faith community representing more than 70 churches. The candidate will need to be able to address and welcome difficult questions of faith, to inspire and encourage students to know and love God, and contribute to creating an environment where students learn to live out their faith in community.

The Director of Student Faith & Life will have a balance of teaching responsibilities and duties associated with the Faith & Life position. These will include providing vision and leadership in planning school chapels and worship, as well as adding a more intentional faith formation focus across grade levels in daily teacher-led devotions and student life groups. Calvin has a strong commitment to service learning and a desire to deepen students’ faith through those experiences. The Director may also develop new opportunities for students and staff to realize stronger faith and learning connections.

The ideal candidate will:

  • hold, or be eligible for, a Manitoba Permanent Professional Teaching Certificate;
  • have experience teaching at the middle/high school level; and
  • have formal Biblical/theological training.

We encourage applicants to visit the Calvin Christian School website calvinchristian.mb.ca to learn more about the school. We invite interested applicants to contact Shannon Smith, Calvin Christian Collegiate Principal, with any questions about the position. The posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found; however, applications received on or before April 17, 2020 are assured careful consideration.

To apply, email cccoffice@calvinchristian.mb.ca:

  • a cover letter,
  • résumé
  • list of references with contact information (including a pastoral reference), and
  • written statement of your philosophy of Christian education.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that resumes and philosophy statements may be provided to participating members of the search committee. We appreciate all applications, however, only those shortlisted will be contacted.

Calvin Christian Collegiate
Phone: 204-222-7910
Email: cccoffice@calvinchristian.mb.ca