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Position Available – Middle School Principal Vancouver Christian School

Who We Are

Vancouver Christian School is a large, diverse K-12 school located in the east side of Vancouver, British Columbia.  A vibrant and close-knit community of 850 students, VCS is a proud leader in Christian education celebrating 72 years of history in the region.  From the early days of our Christian Reformed roots to the building of a new, modern campus in the heart of Vancouver, VCS is dedicated to preparing students for a life of transformation and service through excellent, Christ-centred education.

Contributing to the Future

We seek a dynamic, experienced leader in Christian education to serve as our new Middle School Principal commencing in the 2022/23 school year.  Our current MS Principal is retiring after 28 years of exemplary service and leadership.

To serve in this role, you will have demonstrated your understanding and commitment to the educational, social and emotional needs of middle school students through your work with this age group in progressively responsible leadership roles within a school setting.  As an advocate of a middle school system, you will have extensive knowledge and experience implementing curriculum and programs that cater to the distinctive needs of middle school students and contribute to the overall success of an integrated K-12 Christian school.

Reporting to the Superintendent, you will be a key member of a school leadership team who enjoy working together collaboratively to support a unified K-12 school culture with a genuine desire to build a strong community committed to the care and well-being of students and their families.

As a leader, you will set the example and inspire your staff to continuously strive for excellence in educational pedagogy and Christian education practices in order to best support student development and growth.  Your effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills coupled with wise and decisive decision-making abilities will help you to manage conflicts and build genuine connections with students, families and other stakeholders across the VCS community.

As an experienced administrator, you will bring your experience and systems thinking to this role to ensure all financial, legal and regulatory requirements are well managed with demonstrated experience in managing budgets, staff and other operational functions inherent in a middle school.

And finally, the right person for VCS will be one who has a deep care and love for children and teens and wants to be part of a fun, enthusiastic, dedicated team of staff.  From character dress ups to water fights in the back field, you desire to be an integral part of our community.

Requirements

To be considered for this role, you will have a Master’s degree in educational leadership or a suitable equivalent combination of skills, knowledge and experience as well as hold or be able to obtain a British Columbia Professional Teachers’ Certificate.

Most importantly, you will be able to demonstrate your commitment to a Christ-centred life through your involvement in a faith community and your understanding and acknowledgement of the mission, vision and community standards of VCS.

Application

Please carefully consider the responsibilities and requirements found in the Middle School Principal Job Description here as you prayerfully contemplate your suitability for this role.

To express your interest in the Middle School Principal role, please forward your cover letter, resume and any supporting documentation to: employment@vancouverchristian.org by Friday, October 29, 2021.

While we sincerely appreciate your interest in Vancouver Christian School, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.