Career Opportunities
Job Code: 2828110
School District #74 (Gold Trail)
Closing Date: Apr 30, 2020 4:00 PM PDT
  Posted on: Apr 02, 2020 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Certificates & Diplomas
Teaching Qualifications/Licenses
Desert Sands Community School
Start Date:  Aug 01, 2020
End Date: 
Job Description & Requirements
Principal, Desert Sands Community School

The Gold Trail School District invites applications for the position of Principal, Cache Creek Elementary School commencing August 2020.  Desert Sands Community School enrolls approximately 290 students in grades K-12, of which 40% are of Indigenous ancestry.  The staff is committed to working together to meet the needs of our diverse learners through the school’s Action Plan for Learning is focused on “we believe that learning happens when students are connected to their families, their peers, and the adults at school. We foster personal and academic growth through personalized, authentic learning experiences and support our students to become self-directed, collaborative members of the school and larger community”.
Delivering public education for approximately 1100 students in nineteen First Nations in the Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, and St’at’imc Nations and the five communities of Clinton, Cache Creek, Ashcroft, Lytton and Lillooet, the Gold Trail School District is located in the beautiful south central region of British Columbia.  
The successful applicant will be a dynamic educator who has demonstrated the following qualities: 
Leadership experience with elementary and secondary school programs and curriculum.
Successful leadership of innovative student achievement initiatives.
Ability to produce a positive school climate by empowering others through shared decision-making.
Evidence of exemplary teaching experiences.
Experience leading and supporting experiential, place-based and inquiry learning.
Skill in all aspects of supervision for and of learning.
Exceptional ability in working collaboratively with students, staff, parents and community organizations to enhance student achievement.
Excellent communication, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge and understanding of the Enhancement Agreement and commitment to improving school success for Indigenous students. 
Highly successful experience working with Indigenous communities. 
Demonstrated experience establishing a welcoming learning environment that creates a sense of belonging for all students. 
BC Professional Teaching Certificate.
Master’s Degree, or working toward completion.

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Your application package will provide supporting documentation including BC Professional Teaching Certificate and evidence of a Master’s Degree (or work toward the completion of a post graduate degree in a relevant field).

This position commences 01 August 2020.  Applications marked “Leadership Opportunity –   Desert Sands Community School” will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on 30 April 2020.

Teresa Downs
Superintendent of Schools
School District #74 (Gold Trail), P.O. Box 250, Ashcroft, BC, V0K 1A0
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Gold Trail School District is an equal opportunity employer

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