Career Opportunities
District Principal - Safe and Healthy Schools
Job Code: 2815882
School District #62 (Sooke)
Closing Date: Feb 28, 2020 12:00 PM PST
  Posted on: Feb 10, 2020 
 
 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
Resume
Cover Letter
Certificates & Diplomas
Teaching Qualifications/Licenses
School:
Board Office
Start Date: 
End Date: 
Salary: 
 
Job Description & Requirements
 


Leadership opportunity with an innovative and growing School District

Adjacent to Victoria on southern Vancouver Island, School District No. 62 (Sooke) is the fastest growing school district on Vancouver Island and one of the fastest growing districts in British Columbia.  The District operates in five municipalities: Langford, Colwood, Metchosin, Sooke and the Highlands and employs approximately 1,700 educators and support staff.  The operating budget for the District is in excess of $115 million with a student population of over 11,000.  The District has a Strategic Plan that looks ahead to the future and focuses on three main goals of learning, engagement and growth.  The District is currently seeking to fill the position of:

 

District Principal – Safe and Healthy Schools

The District Principal, Safe and Healthy Schools will provide support to the District and schools to identify and implement programs and strategies related to social-emotional learning (SEL), comprehensive school health (CSH) and mental health literacy (MHL) approaches in District schools and worksites, safe school initiatives and critical incident support.  We are looking for candidates that:

  • Model Leadership
  • Demonstrate Instructional Excellence
  • Foster Innovation
  • Provide a Strategic Focus
  • Create a Safe Learning Environment
  • Proactively Solve Problems
  • Effectively Make Decisions
  • Build Relationships through Collaboration
  • Develop Others
  • Lead Change
  • Embrace Diversity and Inclusion
  • Continuously Learn

 

If you posses the above qualities, please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your education and experience in the following areas: 

  • A Masters’ degree in educational leadership or a related field.
  • A valid BC teaching certificate or eligibility for certification with the BC Teacher Regulation Branch.
  • A minimum of five years of successful experience as a school-based principal/vice-principal.
  • A minimum of two years of experience related to the intersection of health and education.

 

In addition to clearly demonstrating the above, you must also include the names of three references whom we can contact upon receipt of your application package.  References must include your immediate supervisor as well as two other supervisory references who can speak to your leadership skills.  Other references may be contacted with your prior permission.

To review the full job description and apply online, please go to Sooke 62 at:  www.makeafuture.ca 

Applications must be submitted on-line by Friday, February 28, 2020, 12:00 noon.

Position Title:

District Principal – Safe and Healthy Schools

Supervisor:

Associate Superintendent

Date of Revision:

February 6, 2020

 

 

Position Summary

The District Principal, Safe and Healthy Schools will provide support to the District and school to identify and implement programs and strategies related to social-emotional learning (SEL), comprehensive school health (CSH) and mental health literacy (MHL) approaches in District schools and worksites, safe school initiatives and critical incident support.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates as a regular member of the District’s Leadership Team.
  • Assists in the development of the annual budget and prepares cost estimates based on program needs.
  • Manages a departmental budget and ensures that programs are cost-effective and funds are managed prudently.
  • Prepares, reviews, and revises job descriptions in the department in collaboration with Human Resources.
  • Supervises staff and provides regular feedback and coaching to assist them in performing their best.
  • Coordinates staffing in a collaborative and cross-curricular manner.
  • Evaluates job performance of staff on an annual basis using the District’s policies and procedures.
  • Represents the District on local, regional and provincial networks and committees.
  • Leads the coordination, development and implementation of the District’s strategy related to increased connection to social-emotional learning and overall health approaches across the district.
  • Provides day-to-day leadership and management of District initiatives related to SEL, CSH, MHL.
  • Supports the implementation of Ministry of Education curriculum as it relates to SEL, CSH and MHL.
  • Understands and leads Universal Design for Learning and Aboriginal Ways of Knowing.
  • Leverages, embeds and demonstrates curricular and competency outcomes related to CSH and SEL to ensure that they are accessible for every learner.
  • Collaborates with District departments and schools to build youth and adult allies for CSH, SEL and MHL within the broader learning community.
  • Creates opportunities for professional development and training in strategies, philosophies and structures that support Social Emotional Learning.
  • Assists with the administration of the District’s health and well-being related strategic priorities.
  • Supports the continued development and implementation of promising practices to support health and well-being in schools.
  • Networks with external agencies in order to build productive relationships in support of the District initiatives related to SEL, CSH and MHL.
  • Develops and supports broad-based programs and strategies to support students with challenging behaviours.
  • Fosters the continued support for Diversity as it exists in our schools in the form of sexual orientation, gender identity and social-emotional needs.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations for District direction related to:
    • Relationships and Environments:i.e. the social environment as it relates to quality of relationships and emotional well-being and the physical spaces in buildings.
    • Teaching and Learning: i.e. teaching and learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom that help to build knowledge and skills to improve health and well-being.
    • Policies: i.e. provincial, district, school, and classroom policies, procedures, rules and or codes of conduct at all levels that help to shape a caring and safe school environment.
  • Supports Safe School initiatives through Ministry programs such as ERASE.
  • Oversees and supports District counselling programs as they relate to student mental health.

 

Education and Experience

 

  • A Masters’ degree in educational leadership or a related field.
  • A valid BC teaching certificate or eligibility for certification with the BC Teacher Regulation Branch.
  • A minimum of five years of successful experience as a school-based principal/vice-principal.
  • A minimum of two years of experience related to the intersection of health and education.

 

 

Competencies

 

  • Model Leadership:  Demonstrate exemplary school leadership and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate Instructional Excellence:  Provide instructional leadership and foster an environment of instructional excellence that focuses on student learning in alignment with B.C.’s transformed curriculum.
  • Foster Innovation:  Promote innovative, transformative practices to support student engagement and learning.
  • Provide a Strategic Focus:  Establish the strategic direction and vision of the school that reflects personalized learning and 21st century concepts.
  • Create a Safe Learning Environment:  Ensure a safe and caring school culture that creates a sense of belonging for all students and promotes school spirit.
  • Proactively Solve Problems and Effectively Make Decisions:  Model a positive inquiry-based approach to problem-solving and a collaborative approach to decision-making.
  • Build Relationships through Collaboration:  Build strong relationships and collaboratively work with students, staff, parents and community organizations to enhance student achievement.
  • Develop Others:  Inspires and supports staff to reach their full potential.
  • Lead Change:  Focus on solutions to address educational challenges and have a proven ability to lead change.
  • Embrace Diversity and Inclusion:  Nurture the inclusion of indigenous culture, content and courses.
  • Continuously Learn:  Embrace challenges and seek opportunities to develop as an educational leader and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional learning.

 

 

 

 


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