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Beginning August 2020.

Langley Christian School is accepting applications for a High School Principal beginning Fall 2020. The successful applicant will fill an important instructional leadership role at LCS as the key leader of our high school and will work closely with the head of schools as a member of our campus-wide, strategic leadership team. As a principal at LCS you are the essential learning leader responsible for creating effective teaching and learning communities on the high school campus.

Who are we? LCS is a growing, inspiring and purpose-driven Christian teaching and learning community striving to deliver high impact instruction and high-quality, transformative educational programming for Pre-K to Grade 12 students. We aim to design experiences that produce graduates who are well equipped in faith, knowledge, critical competencies and the character to transform lives through our service and influence, locally and regionally.

Our work is guided by our vision, values and four strategic priorities:

  • Establishing a culture of grace, love and safety
  • Executing with excellence in everything we do
  • Expanding our community reach and impact
  • Establishing sustainable practices

 

Why work at LCS? Our community includes nearly 1200 students and over 160 staff on three campuses in one of Canada’s fastest growing communities, located a short distance from Vancouver in the heart of the Fraser Valley. As an important member of our Strategic Leadership Team, you will work in a collaborative organization with high standards. Our salary and benefits are highly competitive and compensation is near parity with schools in our region.

What is the job? The successful applicant will report directly to the Head of School, but will sit as a member of our Strategic Leadership Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing high impact, evidence-based instructional leadership to our high school team.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Ethical & spiritual leadership

  • Decision making – articulate a process of decision making using an ethical framework based on the Christian mission and values of the school community.
  • Leading a community of caring and learning – development and implementation of shared values, vision, mission, and goals to support engagement, learning, and achievement for all learners.
  • Promote student wellbeing and discipline within a restorative framework

 

Instructional leadership

  • Curriculum, instruction & assessment – a deep pedagogical knowledge and a skill set to promote learning.
  • Leading a culture of learning – facilitate an environment that promotes collaboration, engagement, and inspired learning
  • Collect data, evaluate and monitor effectiveness of education programming on student progress and achievement.
  • Mentor and develop leadership capacity of the faculty
  • Establish and lead an effective school-based resource team

 

Relational leadership

  • demonstrate self-awareness and personal qualities that support positive relationships and build cultures of integrity rooted in faith
  • build and support positive, effective working relationships within the school and community.
  • develop and sustain a culture and climate that supports student and staff learning
  • creating and managing effective school communities to support all learners

 

Organizational leadership

  • intentionally and strategically plan to strengthen the school’s capacity to support student learning and development
  • Support the vision, mission and values of the school as a member of the school-wide leadership team.
  • Carry out and implement the strategic priorities of the board of trustees.
  • Guide the development and implementation of shared values, vision, mission, and goals to support engagement, learning, and success for all learners
  • Provide responsive, agile and evidence-based management of learning support faculty and scheduling.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Evidence of involvement in a local Christian faith community
  • Master’s degree in Instruction, Educational Leadership, Special Education, or equivalent
  • Previous administrative experience and/or experience designing and leading professional development
  • Strong understanding of social emotional learning and inclusive practices
  • Strong knowledge of high impact assessment and instructional practices
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, inclusive work environment
  • Strong managerial skills and financial/budget experience
  • Experience in managing and promoting system change
  • Evidence of courage, integrity, transparency and honesty in relationships
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal communication, organizational, leadership, conflict-resolution and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

 

This is a salaried 1.0 FTE administrative position. Salary and benefits based on experience and expertise.

Interested applicants are invited to forward inquiries and supporting documents to: careers@mylcs.ca

  • Resume
  • Pastoral reference letter
  • Copies of relevant training and certifications
  • Two professional references from administrators