West Island College

Student Success Centre Director



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Position: Student Success Centre Director
Start: 2020-08-24
SchoolWest Island College
City: Calgary, Alberta

Posting Date: 2020-05-19

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Student Success Centre Director

Position: Student Success Centre Director Position Type: Full Time Posted Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Closing Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

West Island College (WIC), is a leading co-educational and bilingual day school with exceptional teachers, staff, and a close-knit community of enthusiastic learners. We are seeking a dynamic, innovative, progressive educator with an ability to inspire and empower our students to be passionate and creative problem solvers, ready to contribute to a better world.

At WIC, we embrace big thinking, global perspectives and risk taking. Our innovative and creative programs are rigorous and designed to give our students unparalleled real-world learning opportunities, while preparing them to be future leaders and change makers.

WIC’s academic offerings include an Advancement Placement Programs, an International Studies Program, French Immersion Program, Outdoor Education, and Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Liberal & Fine Arts Institutes. Outstanding athletics, small class sizes, and an extensive co-curricular program for 560 students in Grades 7 to 12.

Position Overview:

The Student Success Centre Director leads, manages, and oversees the Student Success Centre, its programs and team. This individual reports to the Head of Senior School and coordinates and ensures the provision of learning supports, academic and social-emotional counselling, post-secondary advising and the Teacher Advisor program.

This individual is responsible for leading teacher professional development in the areas of social-emotional support, mental health, executive functioning and supporting student learning within the classroom; including specific strategies for students with learning differences.

Additionally, preferred candidates will be:

?Appreciative of the importance of community and diversity

?Committed to teaching in a professional learning community, which supports the whole child

?Uncommon in their enthusiasm for their areas of expertise

?Inspirational and tech savvy with a track record of transformative teaching

?Relentless at pursuing modes of instruction that will ensure student achievement

?Supportive of developmentally responsive learning experiences which reflect the

unique needs of learners

?Possess superior communication and organizational skills

?Innovative, creative and visionary in program planning and curriculum design

?Lifelong learners

?Experienced working collaboratively within and across courses and departments

?Proven experience leading a team and spearheading initiatives


?Master’s degree in Special Education, Inclusive Education or related field

?Possesses Alberta teaching certificate or equivalent

?Minimum of 5 years experience leading a student support department

?Experience leading teacher professional development

?Experience working in a CAIS school is an asset

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

?Provide leadership and supervision to the Student Success Centre team including prioritizing and assigning caseload to guidance counsellors and learning strategists

?Develop and/or refine departmental practices and procedures to optimize efficiency and supports for students in alignment with strategic priorities

?Provide technical advice and assistance to help administrative staff and teachers in meeting their obligations to students with special needs

?Ensure compliance with Alberta Education requirements for Individual Program Planning as detailed in the Requirements for Special Education in Accredited-Funded Private Schools (Alberta Education, 2006)

?Ensure that student records are current and complete

?Ensure that documentation is submitted to Alberta Education for students requiring accommodations on Provincial Assessments

?Serve as the AP Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) coordinator

?Coordinate services with outside providers including but not limited to psychologists, speech-language pathologists and concussion protocol

?Develop and implement IPPs for students with complex diagnoses

?Develop and deliver parent education opportunities to support the partnership between school and home through developing a shared understanding of best practices, new initiatives to support learners and executive functioning supports

?Manage the Student Success Centre budget

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the co-curricular life of the College. Candidates with experience and qualifications in coaching [and other co-curricular activities] will be given special consideration.

West Island College offers a dynamic working environment, leading edge professional development and growth opportunities. We provide a competitive and comprehensive compensation package, including membership in the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund.

Cover letters and resumes should be sent electronically to Carla Huhn, Manager Human Resources at, [email protected]

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must provide an Alberta Teaching Certificate or equivalent, current Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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