1.0 FTE Continuing Literacy Teacher Coordinator

Job Code: 3762997

Job Details

School District #8 (Kootenay Lake) is located in the southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada and serves the Lower Kootenay Band and the communities of Kaslo, Meadow Creek, Crawford Bay, Creston, Wynndel, Yahk, Nelson, Salmo, South Slocan, Winlaw, Slocan, and the surrounding rural areas. Our area is beautiful, vibrant, a fantastic place to raise children, has a world-renowned arts and entertainment community, and easily accesses a variety of amazing outdoor pursuits.

Kootenay Lake School District serves the learning needs of approximately 4700 students in several diverse communities and in an array of learning environments throughout the Kootenays. Our visionary, creative team of approximately 900 staff focuses on providing the best opportunities for students and their families. Our mission is to inspire and support each learner to thrive in a caring learning environment.

The School Board Office is located in Nelson, B.C. Our schools are dispersed geographically and range in size and composition:

- 13 elementary schools
- 1 middle school
- 1 K-10 school
- 4 secondary schools
- 2 K-12 schools
- online learning and blended programs
- an extensive array of program options, including Aboriginal Education, Late French Immersion, Outdoor Programs, and a strong International Program.

The annual pay range for a full time teacher is $61,522 to $108,126, with placement on the range based on experience and qualifications in accordance with the collective agreement.

The District Literacy District Teacher Coordinator is a member of the Innovative Learning department in a Position of Special Responsibility. The District Literacy Teacher Coordinator reports to the District Principal – Innovative Learning. This assignment is a district position with responsibilities to schools and staff throughout the district and requires an enthusiastic, energetic, experienced and dedicated educator.

The District Literacy Teacher Coordinator works collaboratively with district and school staff to support and improve intermediate and middle years literacy in alignment with the school learning plans.

Responsibilities of District Teacher Coordinators include:
Leading district curriculum implementation initiatives;
Planning, organizing and implementing district professional learning opportunities;
Coordinating the organization and dissemination of information from the Ministry;
Recommending implementation strategies to the District Principal - Innovative Learning;
Consultation with support staff, teachers, counselors, district staff and administrators;
Collaboration with other district coordinators on key district initiatives;
Liaison with personnel from other school districts;
Providing onsite support and assistance to classroom teachers;
Assisting schools in the design and implementation of school-based staff development activities;
Participating in district committees;
Other related duties as assigned by the District Principal – Innovative Learning.

Primary Focus: Literacy and Language (Intermediate to Middle Years)
Leading district curriculum implementation initiatives through an equity lens and a focus on priority learners.
Developing curriculum resources and providing ongoing supports to teachers regarding literacy teaching and learning, including curation of resources on district professional learning resource site.
Facilitating district events, activities, and district professional learning opportunities.
Implementing evidence-based literacy programs and assessments.
Assisting the facilitation of the literacy community of practice, supporting demonstration classrooms of best practice in literacy assessment, and other job-embedded professional learning.
Supporting implementation of a district intermediate and middle years literacy framework and assessment.
Supporting provincial assessment instrument implementation and collaborative marking.
Assisting with data and evidence collection and analysis.
Facilitating Parent Engagement events for intermediate and middle years literacy.

Please see the attached job description for a more comprehensive understanding of the position.

Work schedule is full-time Monday to Friday. Travel throughout the district is required.

Due to district travel, presentations, meetings, and work commitments, schedule adjustments will arise and will be determined by the District Principal – Innovative Learning.

Minimum academic qualifications/experience:
Professional teaching certificate as recognized by the BC Ministry of Education and Child Care
Master’s degree in education, specifically curriculum and instruction or related degree
Specialized advanced relevant university-level graduate coursework that demonstrates the extensive training and experience in literacy pedagogy
Exemplary teaching record, with at least five years of classroom teaching experience at the intermediate to secondary level
Extensive experience leading school and district initiatives
Extensive training and experience in literacy pedagogy
Sound demonstrated use of formative assessment strategies
Exemplary leadership, interpersonal, organizational and consultation skills
Possession of a current valid BC Driver’s License.

Specific Additional Qualifications:
Specialized advanced relevant university-level graduate coursework/traditional teachings and experience that demonstrates the following:
Extensive training and experience in literacy and/or language pedagogy
Extensive experience leading school or district literacy initiatives

Reporting structure:
The District Literacy Teacher Coordinator under the supervision of the District Principal - Innovative Learning.

For more information, please contact Ben Eaton, Director of Innovative Learning, at ben.eaton@sd8.bc.ca

School District 8 supports equity hiring for Indigenous applicants.

*While we appreciate all applications, we will contact only those who have been shortlisted.
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Posted On
May 31, 2024
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
District Based
Employment Start Date
September 01, 2024
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Qualifications/Licenses
  • Certificates & Diplomas
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Transcripts
Additional Notes
1.0 FTE Continuing Literacy Teacher Coordinator