Indigenous Education Lead Teacher
Collingwood School is grateful to live, work and learn on the unceded traditional territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), S?lilw?ta? (Tsleil-Waututh) and xwm??kw?y??m (Musqueam) Nations. Our School is committed to respecting, celebrating, acknowledging and recognizing the land, people and spirit that spans our two campuses, as we aim to cultivate meaningful and long-lasting relationships with Indigenous communities.
We are a gender-inclusive day school located on two campuses in West Vancouver,BC.Our vision is socially responsible students pursuing passions for a better world. We are committed to contributing positively to our local and global communities, environmental stewardship, and supporting the wellbeing, and inclusion of all people. Through the pursuit of passions, students will find their unique purpose in the world.
At Collingwood, we seek faculty and staff who live our values of courage, curiosity and community to be in service of others and who are inspired by our mission to inspire and support young people for meaningful lives.
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring a barrier-free work environment. We welcome applications from all qualified job seekers, from BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color), persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ (persons of all sexual orientations and genders). If you are an applicant with a disability, we will work with you to make reasonable workplace accommodations you may need for your best work performance.
We are appointing an Indigenous Education Lead Teacher to support our work in this important area across the Morven Campus(Grades 8-12). The primary purpose of this role involves the support, leadership and guidance to promote Indigenous ways of knowing, First People’s Principles of Learning, and to foster meaningful connections with local Indigenous communities. This is a Permanent Full-Time position that will start August 25, 2023 and includes a teaching component.
- Develop and lead the school’s Indigenous education programs and policies, in close collaboration with the school’s Educational Leadership Team.
- Lead in the implementation and development of initiatives and programs to enhance students’ understanding of Indigenous peoples and cultures, both historical and current.
- Collaboratively provide direction and implement the scope and sequence for Indigenizing our curriculum.
- Plan and/or lead professional learning for faculty and staff on issues relating to indigenous ways of knowing and Truth and Reconciliation.
- Develop lesson and unit plans for Indigenous focused coursework that is a requirement for graduation. Oversee curriculum scope and sequence.
- Support faculty with the integration of First Peoples Principles of Learning, Indigenous cultural knowledge and its connection to the BC curriculum.
- Be the education leader for indigenous focused coursework
- Develop and maintain strong connections with the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), S?l?ílw?ta?/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwm??kw?y??m (Musqueam) Nations.
- Work with faculty to provide and promote authentic learning opportunities which enhance Truth and Reconciliation
- Promote a student culture that empowers students to act as agents of positive change
- Support the work identified in the School’s Strategic Plan related to Indigenous Education.
- This leadership role includes a teaching allocation which will be determined and finalized in consultation with the Director of Teaching, Learning and Innovation.
- A valid BC Teaching Certificate.
- A Bachelor or Master Degree in Education.
- At least 5 years teaching experience in Schools.
- A Canadian resident and legally entitled to work in Canada.
- A firm understanding of First Peoples Principles of Learning and integration of Indigenous knowledge embedded within the BC curriculum and core competencies
Our “Must Haves”
- Respect, dignity and inclusion for all members of the community
- Collaborative mind-set and courageous approach to adversity
- Demonstrated communications skills (oral and written)
- Creative “out-of-the-box” thinker
- Flexible, adaptable and embraces change
- Proven work ethic with utmost integrity
- Enthusiasm, eagerness and genuine interest in all aspects of the school’s success
- Self-awareness, with a desire for constant self-improvement (goal-oriented)
We offer professional development opportunities, competitive salaries, a generous benefits package, including RRSP, Personal Days and access to a Health Spending Account, health and wellness initiatives, along with one of the most beautiful locations in Canada to work!
If this role is a good fit, we would love to hear from you! Please submit a cover letter detailing your suitability for the position along with your resume, including three employment references, by February 28, 2023 to https://can63.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/cws/JobApplication?postingid=700 Hiring preference will be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as indigenous people.
We sincerely thank all applicants for your interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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