Program Coordinator, Library & Information Literacy, Senior School (Grade 8 - 12)

Crofton House School
Vancouver, BC
August 2, 2018
Aug 2 2018
As Soon As Possible
Full Time

Program Coordinator, Library & Information Literacy, Senior School (Grade 8 - 12)
Exciting Opportunity for an Extraordinary Teacher

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.

Crofton House School is seeking an experienced Senior School Teacher-Librarian. This person will be a visionary leader in the field of library science and technology. Responsibilities will cover all aspects of library operations, including strategic planning and budgeting. Our teacher librarian will also be a teacher leader who creates an environment where student and faculty collaboration, inquiry and problem solving thrive. Our library will be a centre for creativity and innovation where all are open to new ideas and multiple perspectives – a true learning commons.

You are a skilled and experienced teacher, and you are able to transfer your knowledge to a diverse class of students, and in doing so, inspire their pursuit of knowledge. You are confident in supporting learners using approaches that are reflective of the way in which girls learn. You optimize the resources available to you. You are energized by what you do. Students and colleagues find you to be approachable, available, knowledgeable, genuine and supportive.

Responsibilities:
Curriculum:

  • Actively participates in curriculum development and ensures a timely delivery
  • Aligns curriculum with BC Ministry of Education guidelines
  • Assists in the development of instructional and assessment strategies that will enhance learning for young women
  • Keeps abreast of new curriculum development and innovation
  • Creates an environment conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices
  • Works collaboratively and cooperatively in curricula development with all faculty
  • Develops a scope and sequence framework for the teaching of critical thinking and research skill
  • Ensures that IT is implemented judiciously in the library
  • Encourages the use of instructional technology to engage students; providing 24/7 access to digital information resources for all
  • Remains current in professional practices, information technologies and educational research

Decision Making:

  • Sets and manages the library budget
  • Selects quality resources and manages collections that support the curriculum and student learning and literacy
  • Collaborates with departments throughout the school
  • Establishes goals on a yearly basis and ensures that these are aligned with the school’s strategic plan
  • Supervises personnel within the library
  • Facilitates and attends various meetings as required
  • Takes an active role in school improvement and accreditation activities
  • Leads the implementation of the school’s academic honesty policy and procedure
  • Responsible for communicating and supporting change initiatives from a macro perspective

Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience:

  • Relevant university qualifications (e.g. Bachelor of Education)
  • B.C. Ministry of Education Certificate or Independent School Certification qualification criteria
  • Additional Library studies and qualifications
  • Experience in an independent school, an asset
  • Collaborative and energetic with a passion for teaching
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent classroom management skills

Employment and Application Details:
 
Employees of  Crofton House School receive competitive compensation. Please note that applicants must be able to legally work in Canada.
 
Apply online at www.croftonhouse.ca/careers. We will review applications beginning on August 21, 2018.
 
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. 
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