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Environmental Educator

Queen Margaret’s School is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for a Grade 10-12 Environmental Educator and Biology Teacher for the term of December 01, 2023, until June 30, 2024. This is expected to be a 0.83 FTE position.

*We are a growing school, so there is the possibility of extension to the 2024-25 School Year

*This role also comes with the opportunity to begin the contract earlier, depending on availability of the candidate, for mentorship with the outgoing teacher.

This posting will close upon the appointment of a suitable candidate so early application is advised.

The Grade 10-12 Environmental Educator and Biology teacher is an inquisitive educator, keen on all things related to Science, Sustainability and Biology, who is responsible for delivering a dynamic environmental education and science program to Grades 10-12 students with a focus on inquiry-based learning and experiential education. Teaching responsibilities will include a proven ability to teach, inspire and assess a range of subjects from introductory Science 10 to Biology, Environmental Sciences and Advanced Placement Courses at the Grade 11-12 level. This teacher will be a key player in our Eco-club endeavours and foster a love for and sustainability of the local environment on Vancouver Island with our students. There is also an opportunity for a leadership role for the appropriate teacher who has experience working with others and building momentum for Science, Sustainability and Climate-Related initiatives.

Applicants interested in joining Queen Margaret’s School community must embrace the ethos of an independent school education, the capacity to develop positive relationships with all community members, and the desire to contribute to a collaborative learning community.

Candidates must have completed their Bachelor of Education degree and be members of (or eligible for membership) with the BC Teacher Regulation Branch.

Applications must include proof of teacher certification and degrees obtained.


  • Plan and teach engaging and relevant General Science and Biology Grade 10-12 Science classes as assigned, following the British Columbia curriculum
  • Plan and implement inquiry, experiential and place-based learning opportunities, locally and in the wider community
  • Take an active lead in environmental initiatives on campus, including but not limited to bee education, gardening and food sustainability, (i.e. indigenous plant restoration on campus)
  • Assess and address student learning styles and implement strategies for promoting student progress
  • Create a safe and nurturing classroom environment
  • Foster a climate of respect and fairness for all students
  • Use technology in curriculum and reporting (using MyEducationBC student information system and other technology resources provided)
  • Use a variety of assessment strategies and assessment collection (portfolios, self-assessment, testing, reflection, etc.)
  • Evaluate students and report on progress formally (report cards) and informally with families
  • Communicate effectively with homeroom teachers, faculty advisors, and learning support staff as required
  • Contribute to planning and delivery of special events
  • Lead co-curricular assignments with enthusiasm
  • Model the core values of the school
  • Collaborate with peers to support a student-centered learning environment
  • Be a role model for students
  • Take an active part in all professional development activities, including staff meetings


The following are requirements for this position:

  • Graduate of a recognized B.Ed program, with focused studies in Science
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated interest, and/or educational background in Environmental Studies, placed-based learning or environmental project-based learning
  • Proof of BC Ministry of Education Teacher Certification
  • Knowledge of BC Curriculum requirements for science
  • Experience and/or familiarity with AP College Board courses in the aforementioned subjects is an asset
  • Ability to lead a group of students in a school Advisory program
  • Strong organizational and communication skills with a proven ability to communicate and develop relationships with a wide array of stakeholders (students, parents, teacher colleagues, community members, etc.)
  • Commitment to continuous professional growth and professional learning
  • Ability and desire to grow professionally through collaboration with colleagues
  • Proven ability to motivate students through meaningful curriculum and inquiry-driven learning
  • Demonstrated experience with innovative practices, including the integration of educational technology tools
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong learning relationships through the provision of a safe and trusting learning environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally responsive teaching environment
  • Understanding of British Columbia’s K-12 curriculum and the objectives of competency-based education
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively differentiate and be responsive to student needs
  • Willingness to regularly engage in experiential learning experiences
  • Willingness to embrace the ethos of an independent school and make a commitment to the extensive co-curricular life of an independent school

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proficiency and qualifications to teach Biology, Science 10 and an understanding of or willingness to learn about the AP program.
  • Math and Chemistry experience would be an asset.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with leadership experience in a school context, however, newly certified teachers are also welcome to apply.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have an understanding of or willingness to learn about the ethos of an independent school community.

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Applications should be made electronically. To submit your application, please upload your documents according to the instructions on our website link http://qms.bc.ca/discover-qms/careers/

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