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Principal:  K-12 Job Posting | West Coast Christian School

Status: Full time

Location: Vancouver, BC

West Coast Christian School (WCCS) opened in 1993, as a ministry of West Coast Christian Fellowship, and has grown to approximately 150 K-12 students, representing a wide demographic, including international students. It is nestled amongst city parks and recreation centers and world class track and soccer pitches. It is governed by a seven member board and is a member of SCSBC, ACSI and FISA.

Our current principal is retiring after eighteen years of fruitful ministry and growth. WCCS is blessed with a young and flexible staff of excellent teachers who see their work as part of something bigger – an act of worship for Kingdom purposes. With a prominent location and a unique property the school is poised for growth and at a significant transition point.

WCCS seeks a visionary leader to join West Coast Christian Fellowship in ministering to both Christian and non-Christian families through the education of students.  We seek a principal who will engage our teaching staff in mobilizing students to Pursue Excellence in Faith, Academics, Character and Service, envisioning youth to grow in their calling as God’s image bearers. With access to transit our staff is encouraged to view the world as our classroom while utilizing the surrounding opportunities of both our city and nature. With students from twenty local churches, WCCS partners with local ministries to provide learning opportunities, dynamic speakers and role models who impart formational practices that nurture disciples of Jesus to flourish as kingdom ambassadors in our world.

We seek a leader who has a heart for all types of people from all backgrounds, socio-economic situations, and cultures.  This is a leader who desires to nurture an environment where children and youth feel a strong sense of acceptance and belonging providing them with confidence to thrive and take risks.

We seek a K-12 school Principal with a deep heart for seeing young people thrive and a holistic approach to Christian education. The Principal will report to the Chairman of the Board. The successful candidate will have a passion for Christian education and academic excellence with proven strengths in the areas of leading and empowering staff/faculty, community and relationship building, fostering student learning, integration of biblical worldview in education, and parent engagement.

Please give evidence of the following criteria in your application:

BC teaching certification (or the ability to hold such a certification)
Master’s Degree (or working towards one)
Demonstrated school leadership (principal, vice/assistant-principal, etc.)
Evidence of positive relationships with students, staff, and parents through references and current leadership practices
Evidence of strong written communication skills through the quality of resume, and attachments
Completed application package

Joining the community of West Coast Christian Fellowship
5+ years teaching experience
Master’s Degree (in Educational Leadership or related area of focus)
Experience teaching/leading in a K-12 Christian School with a focus in elementary grades
Experience working with families from diverse backgrounds
Experience working with families from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds
Experience with school-wide organizing and planning, budgeting and facility management
Experience working with boards and committees
Knowledge of student support services
Understanding of services and supports provided through SCSBC (The Society of Christian Schools in BC)
Knowledge of ‘21st century learning’, inquiry learning, and/or project-based learning
Knowledge of best practices related to curriculum, instruction, assessment, technology, and school community

Please attach:
philosophy of Christian education (1 page)
a statement of faith (1 page)
sample of professional communication (school newsletter or other parent communication, communication to staff/faculty and communication to students)

In your cover letter please address, among other things, the following:
Your motivation for applying
Your interest in working within an ethnically and denominationally diverse school community
Your interest in ensuring the authentic integration of faith and learning
Your commitment to student learning

Applications and referrals can be sent to:

David Bornman
Chairman of the board
West Coast Christian School
15 N. Renfrew Street
Vancouver, B.C. V5K 3N6

Main Line: 604-255-2990
Cell: 604-318-0969