Careers

 
Current Career Openings
Teaching at FVS

We are seeking candidates that support inquiry and conceptual based learning, all within a safe and comfortable classroom. FVS is a small school with a vibrant community—we seek candidates that value the professional and appropriate connections with students and their families and understand that every child matters

Please submit your application with the following documents:
  • A resume/CV outlining relevant experience and qualifications
  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the position
  • Three professional references
  • Any relevant documents such as TQS and BC Teaching Certificate

Fraser Valley School is a place of lifelong learning. We are committed to professional development and provide opportunities each year for teachers to pursue an area of interest that will help develop their skills as teachers, leaders and mentors. Examples include

  • International Baccalaureate training workshops
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training with Harmony@Work.
  • Math and numeracy professional development working with a local Math expert-Marc Garneau (year long 2020-2021)
  • Inquiry and concept based learning professional development working with Misty Patterson, author of Pop-Up Studios (year long 2019-2020)
  • Attending regional BCAIBWS round tables and events.
  • Attending regional BC Ministry of Education events.
  • Participating in innovative goal setting for individual professional development with guidance from mentors from our pedagogical leadership team.
  • Opportunities to join a distributed leadership team (FVS Wellness team, FVS Equity team and FVS Student Life team)
  • Various in-house professional development including collaborative planning, standardizing assessment, building scope and sequences, integrating and becoming more knowledgeable about First People’s Principles of Learning by working with local indigenous educators and much more.

 

To apply, send your resume and supporting documents to: careers@fves.bc.ca 
As we continue to grow our classes and expand our facility we are in search of exceptional faculty members and support-staff. To apply, please email us your resume and any copies of relevant certifications.

Join Our Team!

Deputy Head/Head of Senior School

Deputy Head of School/Head of Senior School- Crescent Heights Academy 

Fraser Valley School and Diamond School, both non-denominational independent schools in Surrey, BC, have officially merged into one new school: Crescent Heights Academy, and we have big plans for our future. With 650 students from K-12 in 2024, our population will grow to 700 students in the following few years. Our aim is to provide students with an inclusive community, a challenging academic education with a focus on our students’ character, emphasizing critical and compassionate thinking and a life-long love of learning. Our school has a vibrant, close-knit family atmosphere where students are known and cared for; we seek candidates that value the professional and appropriate connections with students and their families and understand that every child matters. Plans have begun to build a 120,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility on the current Diamond School site. Over the next 4-5 years we will be planning and building the new facility with an eye to provide our students with an environment that supports our mission of building future ready students. Candidates who possess an entrepreneurial, trail-blazing spirit would thrive in this growing, progressive school.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: Deputy Head/Head of Senior School 1.0 FTE

We’re searching for a ‘second in command’, someone who can alleviate our current Head of School’s responsibility in the daily operations of the School, whilst also charting and augmenting an enriched academic program for grade 10-12. This is a defining and transformative time in our school’s journey. Great foundational work for the high school program has already been collaboratively completed; in consultation with Future Design School, a portrait of a graduate has been established. We now seek an innovative, forward-looking leader to map out the elements of this exciting new program. The right person will have a passion to work alongside the Head of School to ensure a new infrastructure is in place to bring the School’s vision into reality. As we are amalgamating two schools into one, we are looking for a relationship builder with a focus on connecting the school community as well as relationships beyond the walls of the school.  There are a lot of moving pieces, so the realm of specific responsibilities may shift and change as the school progresses. It’s a big role, and we need someone who is a self- starter, a visionary, has a proven ability to align people, and is able to quickly synthesize new information and learn new things. Therefore, we’re looking for someone with deep career ambitions in leadership and someone who truly believes in this role as their calling.

Who exactly are we looking for? Someone that is:

 

A talented, innovative senior school educator: As a leader of teacher and students, the candidate must have a history of teaching excellence, utilizing best practices and having a successful teaching career of over 8 years, particularly in senior level courses. As a coach and mentor to teachers, we are seeking a transformational leader who can grow teachers in their craft of teaching and facilitating, and ensure that students perform to the best of their ability to provide options and opportunities for themselves. We are building contributors and exceptional, future-ready learners in our school; therefore, this leader must be a person of impact. 

Trustworthy and Connected: As our students are known and cared for, we require someone with high standards and boundaries, a consummate professional with a high level of discretion. Relatable and appropriate, the ideal candidate builds relationships to support growth in others.  A visible present leader that supports a diverse, respectful environment, you are responsive and attuned to the needs of others. As the right hand of the Head of School, you will be privy to confidential information and must hold to exceptional values and principled conduct. 

 A great communicator: You have excellent written and verbal communication. In particular, you must possess exceptional technology skills for graphic presentations, and systems for replying to students, teachers and families in a timely way.  

Organized and Intentional: You have impeccable attention to detail, you look to improve processes and you anticipate every eventuality. Strategic in nature, you are also nimble enough to pivot when required. You thrive when you need to find solutions, and you work fast and efficiently to get the job done. You are also a systems person, realizing that a new program requires systems for people to follow. You are able to balance and honour the tradition of both schools, yet create an infrastructure for ease of implementation.  

Requirements:

You have at least 2-5 years of senior leadership supporting a Head of School. 

Experience in teaching (8 + years) and knowledge of the BC curriculum, specifically grade 10-12. 

You can hold your own. You make decisions decisively, and are able to take very direct feedback.

You are an excellent communicator. You present information clearly, whether that is in written or verbal communication.


You are highly-adaptable and flexible, as this role is ever changing in its nature as new projects come to light as such.


You will be contributing to projects related to finance and legal elements, so a strong appetite and experience in financial and legal literacy is desired.


You thrive in fast-paced environments, with tight deadlines, with a rigorous eye for detail and accuracy. 

 

Remuneration

The remuneration is commensurate with the candidate’s experience and is in the range of $165-185,000 CAD per annum. in addition to RRSP benefits, health benefits, tuition benefits and other benefits. 

Crescent Heights Academy is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, underscoring our dedication to providing equal employment opportunities. We highly value the unique identities, viewpoints and welfare of each member of our community. 

Middle School Vice Principal

Vice Principal Grades 6-9 (0.70 FTE) + (0.30 FTE) teaching

Fraser Valley School and Diamond School, both non-denominational independent schools in Surrey, BC, have officially merged into one new school: Crescent Heights Academy, and we have big plans for our future. With 650 students from K-12 in 2024, our population will grow to 700 students in the following few years. Our aim is to provide students with an inclusive community, a challenging academic education with a focus on our students’ character, emphasizing critical and compassionate thinking and a life-long love of learning. Our school has a vibrant, close-knit family atmosphere where students are known and cared for; we seek candidates that value the professional and appropriate connections with students and their families and understand that every child matters. Plans have begun to build a 120,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility on the current Diamond School site. Over the next 4-5 years we will be planning and building the new facility with an eye to provide our students with an environment that supports our mission of building future ready students. 

 

As an International Baccalaureate World School, (Candidate MYP) we are seeking candidates that teach through inquiry and conceptual based learning, all within a safe and respectful environment. Our school has a vibrant community; we seek candidates that value the professional and appropriate connections with students and their families and understand that every child matters. Teacher leaders who possess an entrepreneurial, trail-blazing spirit would thrive in this growing, progressive school. 

POSITION OVERVIEW: Middle School Vice Principal: Diamond Campus (0.70 FTE) 

It is the philosophical belief that VP’s should maintain connection with the students. Supervision of the students in hallways for class transition and outdoors is important and a presence there is expected. 

The role of the Vice Principal is based on and to support the strategic plan of the school. 

 

General Responsibilities

  • Support the Head of School in delivering the mission and vision of the school, as well as supporting the strategic plan
  • Act with authority when the duties call the Head of School off campus
  • Assist in the BC Ministry of Education Evaluations- preparation of catalogue for monitoring inspections and external evaluation inspections
  • Oversee the risk management of the school including developing the Emergency Response Plan, including oversight and implementation of drills at campus
  • Oversee the daily operations of the Diamond Middle School campus within the budget set by the Board of Directors and to support the HOS
  • Develop faculty job postings and assist Head of School in the hiring process
  • Assist in the program development of the Out of School Care program at the Diamond campus with the OSC manager
  • Oversee the co-curricular program at the Diamond Middle School campus ensuring an administrator or themselves is staying on site, or ensure that an administrator is on site, until all students are dismissed from the co-curricular program
  • Attend all IEP meetings for the grade 6-9 students at the Diamond campus
  • Oversee the timetable and scheduling of all classroom, teachers and subjects, as well as drop off and pick up, and duty scheduling
  • Facilitate regular staff meetings, and document minutes

 

Admissions

  • Oversee Open House planning and implementation at the Diamond Middle Campus in conjunction with the leadership team
  • Support the Admissions process of the school including conducting admission interviews
  • Support marketing strategy for school- support social media postings and highlight the events in the weekly newsletter (Fridays)

Academics: Prepare Learners for Life

Equip our learners to construct their own meaning with an exceptional set of foundational skills and a seasoned strategy for inquiry.

  • Assist with mapping out curriculum and lesson overviews with clear expectations of benchmarks and standards for the grade 6-9 Diamond Campus students
  • Collaborating with teaching staff to develop curriculum, programs, scope and sequences, assessment, reporting, etc. 
  • Oversee FSA for grade seven students ensuring adequate preparation, standardisation of marking, and documentation
  • Oversee reporting procedure for the school for the grades 6-9 at the Diamond Campus
  • Oversee faculty scheduling program and collaborate with leadership team to develop schedules such as classes, collaborative planning, duties, rooms, etc
  • Assist in the BC Ministry of Education Evaluations including preparation of catalogue for monitoring and external evaluations

Ensure that our learners are savvy with technology as a tool for inquiry, for presentation, for innovation, and as a platform for sharing.

  • Serve as on site/contact person for technology with tech liaison
  • Troubleshoot any technology issues and gather feedback to present to tech liaison
  • Collaborate with the VP’s of other campuses to forecast hardware needs and resource management
  • Oversee the implementation of Toddle and other school wide online programs (in conjunction with the leadership team)

 

Equip our learners with a broad perspective (historical, global, indigenous, and personal) when analysing issues)

  • Embed FPP in our Toddle planning where appropriate, uphold FPP for all staff and in all assemblies
  • Embed international mindedness in planning documents, where appropriate
  • Assist in planning the School’s Outdoor Education programme, field trips and student action in the community
  • Oversee STEM week, and the FLEX afternoon to support student area of passion and interest

Ensure that our learners demonstrate agency: they know themselves, and can advocate for their and other’s learning.

  • Collaborate with the Learning Strategies Coordinator to establish, coordinate and lead the SEL and Safe School initiatives at our school. Actively support teachers during homeroom block in SEL skills in conjunction with the LSC
  • Support the wellness program 

Leaders Provide the Foundation For Our School: 

Focus on creating a positive, professional, and caring environment for our learners

  • Oversee ERASE training protocol for the Diamond Middle School campus and become second Safe School Coordinator for that site
  • Support student behaviour and conduct in minor cases, collaborate with the Head of  School for more difficult situations and provide documentation to support
  • Ensure a safe and respectful environment; ensure that all student discipline is in alignment with the School’s philosophy, as well as the Ministry of Education

Create a culture that collectively desires to grow in their craft of teaching, and are aligned to the core values of the school

  • Support the professional growth of faculty through planned Pro-D and facilitate growth opportunities
  • Support professional growth of teachers through structured goal setting in collaborative planning
  • Assist in mentoring new teachers and supporting throughout the year with presence in classroom, co-teaching if necessary
  • Collaborate with the HOS and the MYP Coordinator in the planning of professional development

 

Community Allows Us to Share Who We Are:

Build on the strong sense of community experienced by our learners, as we believe this is one of the value added pieces of belonging to our school community

  • Oversee, plan and implement initiatives with the Student Life team to foster community spirit through house days and school wide initiatives
  • Monitor and update parent handbook, and student prep book planner
  • Work with leadership team to write weekly newsletter
  • Plan and lead the weekly Middle School assembly each Monday and for special events (Remembrance Day, Black Excellence Day etc.)
  • Oversee the continued implementation of the Library cataloguing system and library check out system at the Diamond Campus. Oversee the technician and provide feedback to the Head of School
  • Provide suggestions and work with the librarian to order intermediate texts and literature
  • Oversee planning of summer camp program for the Clayton Campus (3 weeks: last week of June, first two weeks of July). This is not in place for the summer of 2024
  • Keep staff informed of weekly events, activities and important information through Week in Advance
  • Collaboratively establish the yearly school calendar

 

Leadership Provides Guidance for the Future 

  • Serve as member of Education Subcommittee
  • Serve as member of the Community Committee
  • Oversee all school-based teams with the other VP’s (Equity, Student Life, Wellness) and provide guidance and support
  • Serve as a member of the Pedagogical Leadership Team
  • Analyze data and benchmarks to inform decision making to enhance student performance

 

Financial Sustainability Ensures We Use Our Resources Effectively

Promote a culture of thoughtful spending throughout the school community 

  • Oversee Teacher-on-Call process and arrange for internal coverage when required
  • Manage TOC budget and ensure hourly employees pay periods are recorded accurately and on time to accounting department through ADP
  • Ensure adherence to the purchase order protocol
  • Provide internal coverage when possible
  • Purchasing and long term planning of the resources for school (furniture, programs, hands-on etc.)
  • Approving finances for various budgets and ensure receipts are in adherence to the School’s protocols
  • Assist in liaising with the landlord to facilitate lease requirements 
  • Ensure the visual presentation of the buildings of the safety of all students and staff on school premises. Oversee communication with the cleaners to ensure consistency and a healthy environment

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master of Education or in progress 
  • Leadership experience as part of a pedagogical leadership team
  • Training in IB (MYP) is preferred
  • Experience with, and appreciation for, Middle School learners 
  • Sound pedagogical knowledge with conceptual learning through inquiry
  • Technologically savvy
  • Knowledge of Risk Management for schools is important
  • Looking for a contributor, one interested in trailblazing  

 

Remuneration

The remuneration is commensurate with the candidate’s experience and is in the range of $100-120,000 CAD per annum. in addition to RRSP benefits, health benefits, tuition benefits and other benefits. 

 

To Apply:

Please submit an email to the Head of School stating interest in this position.  External candidates please email info@fves.bc.ca

All internal candidates will be interviewed by a panel consisting of the Head of School and two Board members. 

MYP Coordinator

MYP Coordinator

Fraser Valley School and Diamond School, both non-denominational independent schools in Surrey, BC, have officially merged into one new school: Crescent Heights Academy, and we have big plans for our future. With 650 students from K-12 in 2024, our population will grow to 700 students in the following few years. Our aim is to provide students with an inclusive community, a challenging academic education with a focus on our students’ character, emphasizing critical and compassionate thinking and a life-long love of learning. Our school has a vibrant, close-knit family atmosphere where students are known and cared for; we seek candidates that value the professional and appropriate connections with students and their families and understand that every child matters. Plans have begun to build a 120,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility on the current Diamond School site. Over the next 4-5 years we will be planning and building the new facility with an eye to provide our students with an environment that supports our mission of building future ready students. Candidates who possess an entrepreneurial, trail-blazing spirit would thrive in this growing, progressive school.

POSITION OVERVIEW: MYP Coordinator, 1.0 FTE

The MYP Coordinator provides leadership by overseeing the curricular and pedagogical programme of the school. Reporting to the Head of School, this position is currently part-time and comes with a small stipend. This position can be linked to the Vice Principal position if the candidate has the skill set and experience. This position is a maternity leave position, however, a strong candidate will always have a future at the school. 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Communication:
  • Develop an identity and spirit within the School, consistent with the vision, mission, values, and beliefs of IBO
  • Sit as a member of the Education Committee (a subcommittee of the Board of Governors)
  • Collaboratively plan and lead faculty MYP meetings
  • Plan and lead MYP planning meetings with grade level teachers and specialists
  • Liaison with the sub-regional IB America’s office (BCAIBWS) BC Association of IB World Schools and also with the IB Regional Consultant 
  • Develop forms of communication to parents (i.e. bulletins in school newsletter, MYP parent information evenings, curriculum handouts) 
  • In consultation with the teacher-librarian access, promote, and make available resources to support implementation of the programme (i.e. publications, books)
  • Keep staff abreast of current publications on the My IB site  
  • Network and share knowledge with other MYP schools
  • Attend and assist in organizing meetings between MYP coordinators in BC
  • Attend local meetings held by the (BCAIBWS) BC Association of IB World Schools
  • Continue on-going contact with individuals who delivered professional development 

 

  1. Documentation:
  • Prepare and submit any documentation required for evaluation
  • Annually evaluate and align the school’s 5 year MYP plan in consultation with the Head of Head
  • Assist the Head of School with the yearly MYP budget
  • Maintain a record of MYP planners/unit planning
  • Review and revise MYP Essential Agreements as required
  • Lead the process of developing or reviewing the school’s scope and sequence documents in consultation with the School Head
  • Lead the process of developing ATL scope and sequence document in consultation with the teachers
  • Lead the process of reviewing the school’s assessment policy, language policy, SEN policy and academic honesty policy in consultation with the Head of School the Primary and the teachers 
  • Oversee Toddle (Learning Management System) and oversee the report card requirements

 

  1. Professional Development:
  • Work to initiate, promote, and support professional development opportunities for staff consistent with IBO philosophy (i.e. training workshops, MYP school visits)
  • Initiate, organize, and support visits for staff to other MYP schools 
  • Maintain a record of faculty MYP training
  • Develop a personal professional development plan in consultation with the Head of School

 

  1. Pedagogical Support to Teachers: 
  • Support new teachers in their understanding and implementation of MYP
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and recommendations to the staff regarding the Programme 
  • Provide ongoing support to faculty in the development, implementation, and review of inquiry units
  • Work with the Head of School in promoting the learner profile within the school 
  • Assess and make recommendations regarding the implementation of the learner profile, ATL, and attitudes in the classroom
  • Assist in designing teaching aids in the classroom (e.g. learner profiles, key concepts ATL)

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master of Education or in progress (preferred)
  • Leadership experience as part of a pedagogical leadership team
  • Training in IB (MYP) is required- please note that currently this position is linked to the Vice Principal position to make a 1.0FTE. If a candidate has that capacity, that would be ideal for this position. 
  • Sound pedagogical knowledge with conceptual learning through inquiry
  • Technologically savvy
  • Knowledge of Risk Management for schools is important
  • Looking for a contributor, one interested in trailblazing  

 

Remuneration

The remuneration is commensurate with the candidate’s experience and is in the range of $95-110,000 CAD per annum. in addition to RRSP benefits, health benefits, tuition benefits and other benefits. 

 

To Apply:

Please submit an email to the Head of School stating interest in this position.  External candidates please email info@fves.bc.ca

All internal candidates will be interviewed by a panel consisting of the Head of School and two Board members. 

Primary PYP Teacher

Fraser Valley School is a non-denominational independent school in Surrey, BC. Our aim is to provide students with a challenging academic education, emphasizing critical and compassionate thinking and a life-long love of learning. FVS is a small school with a vibrant community—we seek candidates that value the professional and appropriate connections with students and their families and understand that every child matters. 

 

Full Time Teacher (Grade TBD)  

Commences ASAP – June 2023

Fraser Valley School is looking for a full time PYP Teacher to support the Primary Years Programme.  

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Work collaboratively with others to plan and deliver programming using the PYP framework
  • Design and facilitate learning experiences and engagements that inspire, engage, motive, and challenge learners
  • Develop a caring classroom environment with positive relationships at the core 
  • Monitor, guide, give feedback and assess student learning using a range of tools and strategies
  • Communicate effectively and regularly with colleagues, students, and their families
  • Attend and participate in school functions and events
  • Supervise students at recess and/or lunch breaks
  • Lead after school clubs or teams
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as directed by the Head of School and as outlined in our Staff Handbook
  • Be a contributor within the Fraser Valley School community

 

Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor of Education, with a focus on Elementary Education
  • Hold a valid BC teaching certificate
  • IB PYP Training is considered an asset
  • Experience teaching in an elementary setting, ideally in an independent IB PYP school
  • Passion and commitment to inquiry-based and concept driven instruction
  • Experience coaching an elementary sports team is considered an asset
  • Canadian residency and be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Collaborative team member
  • Effective communication skills
  • A self-starter, someone who sees a need, and strives for solutions

This position is full-time.  Only those candidates shortlisted will be contacted. 

Teacher On-Call

FVS is always looking for excellent teachers on call.

 

If you would like to join our TOC list following an interview, please submit your resume, letter of introduction, philosophy of education and copies of certification, by email to careers@fves.bc.ca