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Director of Student Support  (Elementary Campus) – potential opening

Part-time  0.5 FTE  (may be able to be combined with other available positions)

Posted:  February 8, 2021
Closing Date:  April 15, 2021

Duncan Christian School is located on beautiful Vancouver Island and invites applications for the following  position for the 2021-2022 school year.

  • Director of Student Support.  This part-time position includes being part of our present Student Support Team.  It would be ideal for a vibrant, energetic person who has a passion for Christian education, demonstrated leadership in an educational setting, and has experience with special needs students and/or programs.  Administrative experience is not a necessity.  The successful candidate will have proven strengths in collaborative education, inclusion, team building, managing staff, and the integration of the transformational model of Christian education into all areas of school life.The successful candidate must be able meet the policies set forth in the employment contract  and  sign the Community Standards policy of our school.

Each candidate must be:

  • A committed Christian
  • BC Teaching certificate (or eligibility for BC certification)
  • Dedicated to Christian education
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Evidence of strong written communication skills through quality of resume, and attachments
  • Experience working with special needs students/programs

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Administrative experience
  • Experience managing staff
  • Level B Classification for Assessments

Each application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume (including at least 3 professional references, with contact information)
  • Copy of valid BC Teaching Certificate (or equivalent if out of province)
  • University transcripts, if available (copies are acceptable) 
  • Philosophy of Christian education and leadership
  • Personal statement of faith

This position begins in late August, at the start of the 2021-2022 school year. With the possibility of shadowing experiences before the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

DCS is blessed with a staff who see their work as part of something bigger – an act of worship for the Kingdom of God.  Our staff focus on providing engaging learning opportunities and importantly, seek to give students many opportunities to take part in formational practices that nurture disciples of Jesus.  Rather than simply informing students with the latest content, aiming hearts at Jesus through how we teach, how we interact with one another, and how we love rightly* is a hugely important part of our community. (*Quote from James K.A. Smith, “Desiring the Kingdom”, 2009)

DCS is pleased to welcome over 400 PreK-12 students, including approximately 115 indigenous students from Cowichan Tribes. These families are part of our identity and add richly to the cultural diversity of the school.  We seek staff who have a heart for all types of people from all backgrounds, socio-economic situations, and cultures.  Our staff work hard to create an environment where children and youth feel a strong sense of acceptance and belonging.

DCS is located on the eastern side of Vancouver Island in the beautiful Cowichan Valley.  Duncan Christian School has undergone significant growth over the past ten years and is currently operating at or near capacity.  Most Cowichan Valley churches are represented within our school community and we are a non-denominational Christian school with an open enrolment policy. Duncan Christian School is governed by a 6-10 member board of directors representing the membership of Duncan Christian School.  Our World Belongs to God is a document that is affirmed by our society and included in our school bylaws. It may help you understand the Reformed roots that continue to impact our mission and vision.

Please explore our website or Facebook page for more information about Duncan Christian School.

To apply, or if you have any questions, please contact  Peter Terpstra, by email or phone.  Although we appreciate all applications, DCS will contact only those we select for interviews.

Email your application to: pterpstra@duncanchristian.com

Duncan Christian School
Principal: Peter Terpstra
395 Beech Avenue, Duncan, BC V9L 3J8
Phone: 250.746.3654