1.0 FTE Continuing Secondary Math and Science

Job Code: 3472522

Job Description

sd74logoPOSTING NO. DSCS-23/24.03 (repost 7)


1.0 FTE Continuing Secondary Math and Science (Grade 8 – 12)

Effective 05 September 2023

Desert Sands Community School enrols approximately 278 students in kindergarten through grade 12, of which 49% are of Indigenous ancestry. Desert Sands Community School is located in the Village of Ashcroft which lies on the unceded and traditional territory of the Secwépemc and Nlaka’pamux First Peoples. The school’s Action Plan for Learning guides the work of the school.


The successful applicant must have or be eligible for certification with the Ministry of Education, Teacher Regulation Branch, and possess:

  • Knowledge of Ministry of Education’s redesigned curriculum and core competencies.
  • Evidence of appropriate qualifications and experience in teaching at the middle/secondary school level.
  • A proven ability with assessment as and for learning strategies.
  • Successful experience integrating local Indigenous culture and traditions into curriculum, or
  • Familiarity with and understanding of local Indigenous culture and commitment to integrate it into the curriculum.
  • The ability to use a variety of teaching and learning strategies that can accommodate the learning needs of all learners.
  • Willingness and ability to work closely with and co-plan with other teachers.
  • Successful experience integrating experiential and/or inquiry learning opportunities into the curriculum.
  • Training and successful experience in teaching and supporting social and emotional learning.
  • A proven ability to develop a positive learning environment in the classroom and evidence of strong organization and classroom management skills.
  • A commitment to and successful experience working collaboratively in a team setting.
  • A commitment to and demonstrated experience using and integrating technology into the curriculum.
  • The ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students, staff, parents, and the greater community.
  • Current, valid driver’s license and willingness and ability to drive as required.

FOR information regarding further s pecifics of the position:

Please contact the Principal, Susan Schalles, at sschalles@sd74.bc.ca


Please complete the Application for Employment – Teaching Staff, form available on the school district website, www.sd74.bc.ca. Evidence must be given of your ability to fulfill the requirements and qualifications of the position by providing a cover letter, an up-to-date resume giving references, employment and education history, transcripts and current TRB membership. Clearly indicate the posting number and title of the position to which you are applying. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Community Futures Sun Country will provide each new teacher with a $10,000 welcome to the area award (not applicable to current teachers)
  • Up to $7.5K Relocation Allowance
  • District vehicle and gas cards will be made available to teachers commuting to/from Ashcroft from Kamloops

Applications will be accepted by the undersigned until 4 p.m.. 5 June 2023 :


Director of Human Resources

School District No. 74 (Gold Trail), PO Box 250, Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0

Email: hr@sd74.bc.ca

The Gold Trail School District has received approval from the Human Rights Tribunal allowing preferential hiring to persons of Indigenous ancestry. The District may give preference in hiring to persons of Indigenous ancestry who possess the necessary qualifications over other applicants until such time as the percentage of staff of Indigenous ancestry in the School District is equal to the percentage of students of Indigenous ancestry in the School District.

Posted On
May 23, 2023
Closing Date & Time
June 05, 2023 04:00 PM PST/PDT

Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Desert Sands Community School
Employment Start Date
September 05, 2023
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter