Outdoor Education Teacher, Senior School
Senior School Outdoor Education Teacher
Exciting Opportunity for an Extraordinary Teacher
2018-2019 - Full-Time, One-Year Contract
At Crofton House School, we inspire girls to discover and pursue their personal excellence from the first day of junior kindergarten to grade 12 and beyond.
Bound by our belief in the power of all-girls education, Crofton House School fosters a strong sense of community among educators, staff, students and families. Here, everyone can contribute to the strength of our learning environment – including you.
Outdoor education is an integral part of our students learning and development. Crofton House School believes that outdoor education enriches the learning of our students fostering self-confidence, resilience, and creativity. It is a vital element in the school’s “Ivy Compass” program. In addition, a specialized grade 10 Physical and Health Education class (“Challenge 10”), provides a distinct program for a self-identified group of students who share a passion for outdoor pursuits. Crofton House School seeks an outdoor education teacher to collaborate in the development and delivery of outdoor education trips and the Challenge 10 course.
As a skilled and experienced outdoor education enthusiast and educator, you are able to transfer your knowledge and passion to a diverse class of students (grades 8 - 12). You are confident in program development and demonstrate an approach to teaching that is reflective of the way in which girls engage in their learning. You optimize the resources available to you. You are actively engaged in planning, implementing and assessing learning. Your classes are student-centered and dynamic. You support all learners and bring innovative solutions to challenges experienced by students. Students, members of your department, colleagues and parents describe you as approachable, available, knowledgeable, genuine and supportive. You are energized by what you do. You understand the importance of parents as partners in their daughter’s education by maintaining open and collaborative relationships with the parent community. As a lifelong learner, you demonstrate a commitment to actively seeking professional development. You participate actively in the life of the school.
You will find the school to be a professional learning center. In addition to spending an engaging day with students who are genuinely interested in learning, thinking and playing, teachers are provided with time as part of their daily schedule to plan and work collaboratively with others.
- Collaborate on the development and delivery of all outdoor education programs (grade 8 - 12) including the Physical and Health Education 10 course - “Challenge 10”
- Be available and keen in order to participate in overnight outdoor education excursions with students in grades 8 - 12 - up to 30 nights
- Collect, track and organize program documents and budgets
- Communicate with families regarding trip information, participation and assessments
- Support seasonal equipment inventory and maintenance
- Participate in the school’s Advisory Program supporting the development of a small group of students in all domains of well-being as well as the Ivy Compass Program as a whole
- Build relationships with teachers and staff across the school community
- Participate in school meetings and events, including school planning and professional development
- Participate actively in the co-curricular program
Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience, Aptitude:
- Relevant university qualifications preferably at the graduate level (e.g. Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Bachelor of Physical and Health Education, or similar)
- B.C. Ministry of Education Certificate or Independent School Certification qualification criteria
- Knowledge of the current educational practices outlined in the BC Ministry of Education documents, specifically the Physical and Health Education curriculum
- Current first aid certification required (Wilderness First Responder 90 hour)
- Experience and/or relevant certification in wilderness pursuits as an instructor/guide
- Experience in an outdoor education role and an aptitude for working with youth in wilderness settings
- An understanding of risk management related to outdoor pursuits
- Experience in an independent school, an asset
- A demonstrable awareness of the learning styles of girls and young women
- Collaborative and energetic with a passion for teaching / working with teens
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skill
- A commitment toward continued professional development and growth
- Energy, commitment and a readiness to participate in the co-curricular program the diverse life of the school community
Employment and Application Details:
Classes begin in September 2018 following teacher orientation in late August 2018.
Employees of Crofton House School receive competitive compensation, including participation in Crofton House Pension Plan (RRSP) (depending on FTE), and generous support for professional, educational and leadership development. Please note that applicants must be able to legally work in Canada.
Apply online at www.croftonhouse.ca/careers by April 27, 2018. We will review applications as soon as they are submitted. Interviews will begin in early April.
We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls, please.
About Crofton House School
Crofton House School is a university preparatory day school for girls from junior kindergarten to grade 12. Set on a beautiful ten-acre campus in Vancouver, we offer an inclusive, supportive community of dedicated teachers, involved parents, and enthusiastic students. Collaborative, student-centred, inquiry-based education and world-class facilities create a unique learning environment where each girl can reach her full potential.