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English Teacher and Curriculum Department Leader

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/22/2019
School Name St. Clement's School
City, State Toronto, ON 
Posted 02/09/2019

 

Founded in 1901, St. Clement’s School is one of Canada’s leading independent schools for girls, boasting a dynamic and close-knit community of approximately 460 students from Grade 1 to 12. With 100% acceptance to top universities across Canada and around the world, our girls have the confidence to pursue their dreams and know that they can be successful.

Although rooted in tradition, St. Clement’s School is uniquely innovative and creative, dedicated to fostering curiosity in our girls; uncovering and enhancing their passions; and giving them the courage to try new things.

Our staff, just as our students, are passionate about their work and dedicated to creating and fostering a unique and nurturing environment. Located a short walk from Yonge and Eglinton, St. Clement’s School offers an engaging and supportive work environment that celebrates diversity and creativity.

We invite applications for the role of:

English Teacher & Curriculum Department Leader


POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Heads of School, the English Curriculum and Department Leader (CDL) provides leadership to the English Department while supporting the School mission, policies and strategic plan. This role is responsible for providing day to day guidance to the department to create a collaborative and supportive environment. The CDL demonstrates the ability to manage and motivate staff, supports problem resolution and decision making and works with department staff through performance, growth and professional development goals and needs.


The CDL position is the equivalent of one (1.0) course and is part of a full course load.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Active member of the School’s Curriculum Leadership Team.
  • As a member of the Curriculum Leadership Team contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of a cohesive, school-wide approach to curriculum design, assessment, and pedagogy.
  • Supports improvement of instruction in the school through the structures created for teachers to learn together and from one another.
  • Serves as a liaison between teachers and School leadership so that school-level decisions are informed by ongoing, two-way communication between teachers and other school leaders.
  • Lead department meetings and communicate high expectations that are appropriate, positive and realistic.
  • Maintain consistent and open dialogue within the department to encourage growth in curriculum development.
  • Cultivate a professional culture of shared ownership for student learning in the School.
  • Organizing and/or participating in extracurricular trips and activities, which fall before and after school hours and on weekends.
  • Guide faculty performance, growth, and professional development.
  • Create a collaborative culture of teachers who feel inspired and supported to continually learn and grow.
  • Manage department budget.
  • Participate in the process of hiring new staff, as needed.
  • Engagement and full participation in the life of the School.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES OF OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Degree in a related field along with Honours Specialist qualifications in English; Master’s degree is an asset.
  • B. Ed (I/S) and hold a Certificate of Qualification and Registration with the OCT.
  • Minimum of 7 years teaching English at the intermediate and senior levels.
  • Strong relationship building skills and an ability to lead and develop people including strong initiative, teamwork and instructional ability.
  • Demonstrated ability to improve instructional practice and foster a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to support faculty using a wide variety of teaching and assessment strategies.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to work and plan in close collaboration with colleagues.
  • Experience with employee goal setting and planning in order to support the strategic direction of the school.
  • Track record of building positive, collaborative relationships with colleagues, parents and students.
  • Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate program experience an asset
  • Demonstrated commitment to girls’ education, and knowledge of girls’ developmental and educational needs.
  • Demonstrated exploration and support of interdisciplinary and inquiry-based learning opportunities.
  • Proven ability to integrate technology to enhance learning.
  • Organized, attention to detail, reliable and resourceful.
  • Demonstrated desire and ability to work and plan in close collaboration with colleagues.
  • Commitment to co-curricular activities, coaching, and full participation in the life of the school.
  • A record of encouraging, nurturing, and supporting students’ love of learning.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT SCS

St. Clement’s School is committed to developing outstanding women who are intellectually curious, courageous and compassionate. Every member of the SCS team is dedicated to creating and fostering a unique and innovative environment for our girls and community. If our mission speaks to you, we want to hear from you.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and we encourage continuous learning and growth by supporting ongoing professional development opportunities for staff.

DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

St. Clement’s School is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We value each community member’s identity and well-being. Together, we learn and grow by embracing multiple perspectives, experiences, and cultures. Our differences are our strengths.

Accommodations will be provided upon request to support applicants with disabilities throughout our recruitment process.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their résumé and cover letter by February 17, 2019 to: hr@scs.on.ca

We regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in St. Clement’s School!


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