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The Edmonton Society for Christian Education (ESCE) invites applications for the position of Director of Learning effective August 1, 2022.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, the ESCE serves 1500 K-12 students across three modern Edmonton Christian School campuses. Our schools employ approximately 65 teachers, 6 principals and assistant principals, as well as multiple support staff. Originating as independent schools in 1949, ESCE has been in a partnership agreement with Edmonton Public Schools since 1999 and continues to provide a high quality, Christian Alternative Program in the capital region.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the envisioning, design, and implementation of the K-12 Edmonton Christian School (ECS) learning goals. These goals encompass the domains of curriculum and instruction, assessment, and faith integration and are designed to meet the diverse learning needs represented in the ECS community and to complement the diverse roles and teaching styles represented by staff. Reporting directly to the ESCE Executive Director, the Director of learning is a key member of the ECS leadership team, and will share in the leadership, management, and future direction of Edmonton Christian School. Working alongside administration and teachers, the Director of Learning supports the development and delivery of the Christian program. They are a team player who shares their thoughts while also believing in the strength of a united team.

The successful candidate will have a passion for Christian education, proven experience coaching and supporting colleagues, and a desire to see the Vision and Mission of Edmonton Christian Schools lived out in the teaching and learning taking place in our schools. They will be recognized as an outstanding educator who has demonstrated superior leadership at the school &/or district level.

Having a strong, positive interpersonal skill set will allow you to build and maintain effective relationships with multiple stakeholders while employing best practices in helping move our organization forward. You see the big picture while also appreciating the details that successfully link our organization’s educational aspirations with our corporate necessities.

 

Core Duties:

  • Collaborate with the Leadership Team in establishing and setting strategic goals for learning improvement, promote and celebrate effective learning work, participate in and lead ongoing professional development
  • Supporting, equipping and facilitating best practices in Christian teaching and learning. Plans and executes professional development with the support of the campus principals and the Lead Teachers team
  • Advocate for the support and resources needed to promote students as leaders of their own learning, including the structural requirements needed to promote the learning at ECS (learning spaces, FFE, schedules, professional development budget, etc.)

 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have 5 or more years of experience in teaching and/or administration, preferably in a Christian school setting
  • Be familiar with the Teaching for Transformation framework
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and enjoys working with others
  • Have a dynamic personal Christian faith
  • Have a deep appreciation of diverse cultures
  • Have experience delivering professional development or providing instructional coaching
  • Have an appreciation for the richness of Christian expression found in a nondenominational Christian school

 

How to Apply:

Applicants are asked to support their submission with a résumé and the following information:

  • Covering letter;
  • Names and contact information for three references who may be contacted for employment reference purposes;
  • Statement of your philosophy of Christian education;
  • Statement of faith

 

The Edmonton Society for Christian Education offers competitive compensation ($85,000 – $95,00 per annum) and benefits package. The successful candidate should expect to assume their duties on August 1, 2022.

Any questions about this position can be directed to Sid de Haan, Executive Director of ESCE, at 780-408-7929 or by email to sdehaan@edmchristian.org.

Interested applicants should submit their completed application to careers@edmchristian.org.

The deadline for applications is Monday, April 11, 2022, at 9:00 am

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Year Round, Full-time, Permanent

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Application deadline: 2022-04-11

Expected start date: 2022-08-01