Senior School Vice Principal


Strive to Excel ~ Serve with Humility ~ Lead with Integrity
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School is a respectful learning community that inspires academic excellence, creative expression, active healthy living and social responsibility in order to develop compassionate and confident individuals. SJR is an independent co-educational Kindergarten to Grade 12 university-preparatory day and boarding school that prepares students for university and the challenges of the world beyond. We invite applications for the following position:

Senior School Vice Principal
Full-Time Permanent Position, to commence August 2023

The Vice Principal of Senior School is an accomplished educator who effectively collaborates with others to further the Vision, Mission, Values and strategic goals of St. John’s-Ravenscourt School. Working alongside the Principal of Senior School, the Vice Principal facilitates communication and support structures that ensure well-being for all students, particularly for students in need of academic monitoring. The Vice Principal engenders partnerships with students, parents, faculty and community liaisons to provide a wide network of opportunity and an individualized experience for each student.

The Vice Principal of Senior School is an aspiring school leader who is keen to develop their skills and abilities in pursuit of progressive leadership roles.

The Vice Principal of Senior School reports to the Principal of Senior School and works in collaboration with other Vice Principals, Directors and administrators.

The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in teaching strategies that celebrate the unique strengths, learning needs, and cultural identities of each child in the classroom. The successful candidate will be a caring and inclusive educator who can enact the School’s character values: respect, empathy, courage, and integrity.
The candidate will demonstrate skills in the areas of leadership, collaboration, and communication. The candidate must hold a valid Manitoba Teaching Certificate or be eligible to obtain one.

Senior School Vice Principal Job Description


Job Title: 
Vice Principal of Senior School

Department/Functional Area: 
Senior School

$6,000.00 Stipend

Number of Incumbents:
None with this job description, numerous iterations

Reports to:
Principal of Senior School


The Vice Principal of Senior School is responsible for assisting with academic, administrative and student welfare components of operations in their division.

The Vice Principal of Senior School is responsible for assisting with academic, administrative and student welfare components of operations in their division.

Academic Responsibilities:

  • Leads by example in researching and engaging with innovative learning practices, embracing change as a regular part of education, and supporting classroom learning and pedagogical practices.
  • Works with Heads of Department to support curriculum, instruction and assessment practices aligned with whole-school academic objectives.
  • Promotes collaboration among colleagues and facilitates opportunities for sharing effective practices.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Principal with management relating to assigning duties, scheduling events, planning for and leading staff meetings, report card generation and publication, planning for parent-teacher conferences, admissions interviews and other responsibilities as needed.
  • Seeks and maintains an understanding of school policies and procedures, provincial education law and provincial responsibilities for educational administrators.

Student Welfare Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and tracks, then consults, develops and communicates plans of support for students who are not meeting, or are at risk of not meeting, the school policy for academic continuance.
  • Promotes positive behavioural expectations and intervenes, when necessary, to work in partnership with faculty, students and families to plan for and support students in implementing strategies for behavioural improvement and successful participation in the school environment.
  • Provides leadership and oversight of student conduct and has responsibility for engaging students in understanding and making meaning of the student code of conduct, including their rights and responsibilities as members of our school community.
  • Collaborates with Student Services team members in planning and communicating for holistic student care when both clinical and behavioural considerations are present.
  • Monitors attendance, ensures compliance with provincial procedures, identifies patterns and supports students and families in addressing issues of lateness, school avoidance and truancy.
  • Assists the Principal in the case management and documentation of progressive discipline in cases of misconduct.
Specific asks may include and are not limited to a teaching or co-curricular assignment, student orientation, managing locker assignment, uniform compliance, student ambassador training and assisting with Graduation, Honours Day and other special events.

  • Responsibilities and tasks are assigned by the Principal.


  • Bachelor of Education
  • Post-baccalaureate diploma, CAIS LI Diploma or graduate degree (completed or in progress)
  • Minimum of five years classroom teaching experience
  • Experience working with adult learners

Understanding of innovative and effective practices in education, pastoral care in a learning environment and behavioural management strategies for youth, or the ability to develop an understanding. 


  • Proven ability to manage workflow in a dynamic, fluid environment
  • Effectively develops and follows systematic processes
  • Ability prioritize work with attention to detail

Interpersonal Communications:

  • Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Ability to maintain composure in challenging scenarios
  • Demonstrated collegiality and professionalism; ability to work within a multi-team setting
  • Superior written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills

  • Position is responsible for maintaining confidential information and documentation
  • Position is responsible for organizational tasks (scheduling, project assignment)

Financial Management

  • Position may be required to maintain and report on budgets

Mental Effort:

  • Concentration necessary to ensure accuracy is maintained with multiple priorities
  • Immovability of scheduled meetings and events may create tension
  • Independently perform work
  • Frequent responses to inquiries

Physical Effort:

  • Use of computer monitor may result in visual and mental fatigue
  • Moving frequently and circulating throughout campus

Working Conditions:

  • Majority of work is performed in a typical school environment
  • Flexibility is required to attend events outside of regularly scheduled office hours and to travel overnight while supervising students

Interviews will be completed in early January. Interested internal and external candidates should forward their applications including a cover letter, résumé, a recent teaching evaluation, and the names of three references by Friday, January 6, 2023 to:
Attn: Ms. Michelle Woods, B.A., HRM
Human Resources Coordinator
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School
400 South Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3T 3K5

F: 204.477.2466 E: [email protected]

By submitting an application for employment, applicants consent to the School conducting inquiries into suitability for employment by contacting references provided and/or former employers, verification of academic records and any information publicly available online, including social media. The duration of this consent is limited from the time of the application to the time that hiring is completed. This information will not be shared with any other organization or individual outside of the School, without your request or prior authorization, unless required or permitted by law.

In accordance with its employment equity policy, SJR encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all who apply; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. SJR is committed to promoting the welfare of our students. All qualified applicants will be required to provide a clear Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check prior to commencement of employment.

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