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Director of Instruction: Elementary Education and Learning Services
Job Code: 2777261
School District #73 (Kamloops-Thompson)
Closing Date: Nov 14, 2019 4:00 PM PST
  Posted on: Oct 29, 2019 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Board of Education of School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson)
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Job Description & Requirements

A dynamic senior administrative role for an experienced kindergarten to grade 12 district leader with expertise in inclusive education and Aboriginal education.

Located in the stunning surroundings of BC’s interior, the Kamloops-Thompson School District is a diverse and growing environment committed to great local education through our 5-Year Strategic Plan, Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement, and Long-Range Facilities Report.

Serving 15,206 students, 2,741 students of Aboriginal ancestry in 47 schools our District offers a variety of enhancement programs, including: French immersion, International Baccalaureate, sports academies, trades programs, a K-12 fine arts school, Montessori, and an elementary science and technology school. School District No. 73 is located on the territory of the Secwepemc Nation and serves 7 local bands in a large geographical area spanning from Blue River to Clearwater, Barriere, Kamloops, Chase, and Logan Lake and Savona.

As a key member of the district’s senior administrative team, you will report directly to the Assistant Superintendent. Relying upon your extensive knowledge of the BC education system, you are responsible for the supervision and leadership of the inclusive education and Aboriginal education departments, as well as providing support to elementary school leaders as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent.

Culturally aware, sensitive and astute, you are cognizant of the importance of addressing equity and excellence for Indigenous students. You are a team player and focused on growing relevant and inclusive education practices in all classrooms in SD73. Exploring students’ interest, passions and career aspirations is your passion and you are not afraid to hold yourself and others accountable to the highest professional standards.

You are an experienced district leader with extensive knowledge in the K-12 education sector with a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership or a related field. Your consistent, positive outlook—paired with your proven expertise with advancing a wide range of successful initiatives—has provided you with the background to effectively resolve the complex issues that arise in this high-pressure role. A dynamic, high-energy leader, you offer first-rate communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

This position requires a valid BC Teacher Certificate, a valid BC driver’s license, and business use of a personal vehicle. A vehicle allowance is provided.

Please submit your application package, as well as at least three professional references of your most recent supervisors by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019 by email: to, or mail: Shayne Olsen, Associate Superintendent, School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson), 1383 Ninth Avenue, Kamloops, BC V2C 3X7. 

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