Math Teacher/Curriculum Leader

Southridge School - South Surrey
February 8, 2018

Southridge is a co-ed, independent day school located in South Surrey, BC with 680 students enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Our mission is to develop well-rounded students with the love of learning, integrity, character and confidence to realize their full potential and make a difference in the world.

Southridge has affectionally been described as ‘a lighthearted place of serious purpose’ and we want you to know…it’s true! If you’re interested in working in an energizing environment with a team of dedicated professionals who like to work hard and have fun, please keep reading…
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION: 

MATH TEACHER/CURRICULUM LEADER (CONTINUING, FULL-TIME)
We are currently inviting applications for the full-time (1.0 FTE) position of Math Teacher (.80) Curriculum Leader (.20) – Senior School. This position will commence September 2018.
 
Teaching Duties and Responsibilities:
 
• Prepare and deliver the core Math program requirements in assigned grade levels following the BC Ministry of Education curriculum and/or Advanced Placement
• Collaboratively plan within the department to develop and design consistent and well-articulated programs
• Assess and report on student academic progress and effort, drawing attention to areas of achievement and areas requiring further development
• Supervise and manage student deportment, including behaviour and adherence to uniform expectations
• Monitors students’ academic, co-curricular, and personal growth as an advisor
• Attend and participate in core school functions and special events
• Fully participate in the co-curricular programme of the school
• Additional duties and responsibilities as outlined in the Faculty Handbook
 
Curriculum Leader Duties and Responsibilities:
 
• Coordinate the development and implementation of the Math curriculum and effective teaching and assessment strategies
• Review issues related to student evaluation, including formal examinations, in order to ensure consistency within the department, and congruency within the school and with Ministry specifications and the ILO’s
• Develop departmental goals and strategies related to curriculum and instruction, and associated with other school goals/initiatives
• Ensure that curriculum content meets or exceeds Ministry requirements
• Work with faculty at the Junior School toward developing program continuity and curriculum articulation between the two schools
• Assist with the orientation and mentoring of new teachers
• Provide feedback to new teachers regarding their teaching practice
• Contribute to the process of evaluating teachers new to the school by mentoring them and communicating with the Head of the Senior School
• Meet on a regular basis with the Curriculum Leaders team
• Uphold the integrity of the academic program
• Implement recommendations from internal or external school or program evaluations
• Foster a positive, collegial environment within the department
• Facilitate communication with parents on curriculum-specific issues
• Oversee the maintenance and development of course outlines
• Oversee/delegate organizational tasks required within the department
• Oversee the integration of appropriate technologies into the learning and teaching processes
• Be an excellent role model for other teachers
• Work with department members to develop and track the annual departmental budget
• Develops annual departmental goals
• Identify/develop professional development opportunities related to the above
• Work collegially with the other members of the Curriculum Leaders team and the Head of the Senior School to advance the vision, mission, and guiding principles of Southridge
 
Qualifications:

• A Bachelor of Education degree, with undergraduate studies in Math
• Hold a valid BC teaching certificate
• Co-curricular coaching experience is valued
• Must be highly collegial and a collaborative team partner
• Advanced placement experience is an asset
• Strong leadership skills combined with excellent communication and organizational skills
• Excellent spoken and written communication skills
• A high level of initiative, energy, and motivation
• The capacity to lead and function effectively within a busy, high-functioning department and school
• The ability to plan, organize and evaluate programs
• A proactive and innovative approach to solving problems
• Experience teaching at the Senior School level in an independent school environment is an asset
• Effective interpersonal skills to establish connections with students and parents in the role of advisor
• A proven understanding of children developmentally
• Experience teaching in a technology rich environment is an asset

Southridge offers a competitive salary and benefits package. 
 
To apply for this position, please create an account (or login to an existing one) online (Step 1) and ensure you complete the TeacherInsight Assessment (Step 2) by February 22, 2018.
 
For any questions relating to this position, or about employment at Southridge, email: careers@southridge.bc.ca. To learn more about our school, explore our website: southridge.bc.ca.
 
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those under consideration will be contacted.