Secondary Principal
Career Opportunities
Job Code: 2962570 Closing Date: Jan 27, 2021 4:30 PM PST
Employer: School District #39 (Vancouver) Posted on: Jan 05, 2021
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Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Vancouver BC
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Job Description & Requirements


      JANUARY 2021

         Combine your passion for education and leadership abilities in the varied role of a secondary principal 


The Vancouver School District is an exciting, progressive and dynamic school district. Offering a wide range of educational opportunities for more than 50,000 learners from kindergarten to adults, Vancouver schools have an excellent reputation as being diverse and inclusive, and for providing outstanding, student-centered, choice programs. The School District has almost  8,000 employees, 110 educational sites, and a $500 million operating budget with major capital projects underway. 


In this critical leadership position, you will work alongside the district management team in aligning school goals with district direction. You will spearhead sustainable initiatives to improve student achievement and create a safe and caring school culture. Fostering an environment of instructional excellence based on research and best practices will be high on your list of priorities, as will inspiring staff to engage students in reaching their full potential.  You have a deep understanding and appreciation of diversity, which is exemplified in your daily practice. 


Alongside employees and stakeholders, you will articulate a strong educational vision and operationalize this vision into a well-defined, and continually improving school plan. As part of your non-educational responsibilities, you will oversee procurement, the maintenance of student records, the coordination of activities, timetables and schedules. 


You bring a lengthy and impressive list of skills and abilities including a well-developed sense of organization, strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills. You have a strong understanding of school governance and its influence on school operations. 


Incredibly accomplished in working with others, you are able to seamlessly and respectfully exercise your supervisory authority within a highly complex unionized environment as well as meaningfully engage parents in the life of the school. Your skillful ability to motivate others and self-reflect will be key to building strong school and community relationships. Your ability to manage time and administrative tasks efficiently will also be critical as you support the school community. Most importantly, as an active listener, you value the input of stakeholders and enjoy communicating in an open and transparent manner.  


Along with a Master's degree in related field, you hold a valid B.C. Professional Teaching Certificate. You will highlight your dynamic portfolio of experiences which you have gained through working in a variety of schools, communities or roles. This has not only contributed to your deep understanding and appreciation of diversity but, is also exemplified in your daily practice. 


The District welcomes qualified applicants who value equity and diversity as essential to excellence. The distinct make up of the VSB community strives to support the inclusion of all voices.  You may wish to share some lived experiences that demonstrate your connections to our diverse student community. 


Successful applicants for this position will be able to demonstrate personal experience and understanding of the attached criteria (Selection Criteria).Please include in your cover letter a brief description of your experiences and beliefs as they relate to this criteria. 

Please ensure that all relevant sections of your portfolio are completed prior to submitting your final application. Please list your work experience within your portfolio starting with your most recent experience.  



  • Cover Letter (which is to include a description of your experiences and beliefs as they relate to the selection criteria). 
  • Resume 

  • A maximum of 2 pages of other supporting documentation (ie: letters of reference, etc.) 



  • Certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Criminal Record Checks 



Applications should be received by Wednesday January 27th, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. 




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