Secondary Campus Assistant Principal (Grade 8-12) Back to Jobs

100% (approximately 50% teaching and 50% administrative time)
Posted: November 8, 2021
| Closing date: December 31, 2021 | Start date: August 2022

About Our School
Surrey Christian School is a PreK-12 school of over 1,300 students approximately 30 minutes outside of Vancouver. Our mission statement, “Educating for wholeness by engaging God’s world in the servant way of Jesus,” shapes everything we do. Surrey Christian School is a growing community with a strong staff and faculty dedicated to student learning that inspires students to become fully alive in God’s story. We strive to be a ‘people of try’ in our approach to pedagogical innovation and improving student learning.

There are over 150 different churches represented in Surrey Christian School, a non-denominational Christian school with an open enrollment policy governed by a board of directors representing the Surrey Christian School Society membership. Surrey Christian School was founded on a Reformed worldview of Christianity, and it is that distinct perspective that shapes our vision. Our confidence in this vision of God working in our world has inspired us to open our enrollment to families from other faiths.

Job Opening
We are currently accepting applications for a Secondary Campus assistant principal to assist our current principal and assistant principal in leading and empowering the faculty and staff team of 50+ members. She/he will report directly to the Secondary Campus principal and work collaboratively with both the Secondary Campus administrative team as well as the broader administrative team (principals and assistant principals from both elementary campuses, the superintendent, learning leader team, and director of educational support services) to provide leadership to the broader school community.

The successful candidate will have proven strengths in many of the following areas:

  • fostering student learning
  • integration of biblical worldview in education
  • managing budgets and organizing scheduling details
  • encouraging, supporting, and empowering staff in the use of best practices for teaching, learning, and assessment
  • shared decision-making
  • team building
  • parent engagement
  • building a positive student culture
  • working with student discipline
  • a passion for Christian education that is contagious.

Please provide evidence of the following criteria in your application:

Required:

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

Preferred:

  • 5+ years teaching experience at the 8-12 grade levels
  • Experience teaching/leading in a Christian school
  • Any specialty training in assessment, curriculum and pedagogy, restorative practices, and the integration of technology in learning
  • Knowledge of ‘21st century learning’
  • Knowledge of best practices related to grade 8-12 curriculum, instruction, assessment, technology, and school community

Please attach:

  • a one-page philosophy of Christian education
  • a one-page statement of faith

In your cover letter please address, among other things, the following:

  • Your motivation for application
  • 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

Please send applications directly to:

David Loewen
Superintendent
dloewen@surreychristian.com