Working at Meadowridge

When you are a staff member at Meadowridge you are more than an employee, you are a partner in the growth and learning of our community.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@meadowridge.bc.ca. Please specify the position in the subject line.

Your application may be addressed to Mrs. Kalie Whitaker, Director of Human Resources.

Candidates must possess the appropriate academic credentials if appropriate, including a certificate for teaching in the Province of British Columbia. All candidates must be legally able to work in Canada and be proficient in the English language.

If you are interested in applying or have a question, please contact employment@meadowridge.bc.ca.


Open Positions

Faculty

PYP Music Teacher (0.75 FTE) - 3 Month Leave
February to April 2018

The PYP Music Teacher will be a member of the Fine Arts faculty working in the PYP division. They will be given their own 0.75 FTE teaching assignment.

Duties and Responsibilities

-Develop, update and implement various formats for curriculum to be delivered in classes, workshops, and special events.
- Instruct students using varied teaching methods, strategies and approaches to meet the needs of all students.
- Engage in co-curricular clubs and activities in support of school intentions and dispositions. This involves the use of time not within the curricular times of the school. Some examples include supporting outdoor expeditions, engaging with students in a variety of club endeavors, and supporting Advancement in capturing the sense of the school through photographs and images related to Music.
- Facilitate hands-on educational and fun experience while maintaining a safe and inclusive environment.
- Manage student behaviour by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
- Maintain and prepare classroom supplies, equipment and materials in support of recreational and educational programmes; advises Department Head in advance of program equipment, repair and supply needs.
- Ensure classroom is organized, clean and free of hazards.
- Ensure the appropriate and respectful usage of all technology used for programmes and operational purposes.
- Perform other such duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

- University/college degree in Music.
- Education degree.
- Minimum of 2 years experience in teaching music.
- Minimum of 2 years experience working with children.
- Knowledge of various music mediums.
- Innovative and creative thinker.
- Classroom management skills.
- Highly organized and detail oriented.
- Prioritizes tasks effectively and efficiently in an environment that is constantly changing and developing.
- Carries out responsibilities and makes sound decisions independently.
- Energetic and passionate about music and working with children of all ages and abilities.
- Enthusiastic and outgoing personality.
- Strong computer skills and familiarity with modern technology.
- Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check.

Full Time Teacher On Call (TOC)

We are currently looking for a teacher certified by the Teacher Regulation Branch of BC to work full time as a TOC in our school. This teacher will be provided with the opportunity to teach in a variety of grades and subjects from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The salary will be commensurate with the teachers prior experience in government funded and inspected schools.

Ability to integrate into co-curricular activities and an enthusiasm for experiential education is a requirement of the position.

Applicants should submit their cover letter and resumes, along with the names of at least two references, to employment@meadowridge.bc.ca.

Please specify the teaching area in the subject line. Candidates must possess the appropriate academic credentials, including a certificate for teaching in the Province of British Columbia. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and training in International Baccaleureate.

Staff

Manager of Philanthropy

We are seeking to fill the newly created role of Manager of Philanthropy. Reporting to the Director of Development this position will be responsible for the Annual Fund, event sponsorships, donor relations and stewardship.

Working with the Advancement team, this position will support senior leaders and volunteers in the development and launch of a capital campaign which will mark a significant milestone in our School’s history.

As this position will play a key role in engaging our Mandarin speaking families in our school community and fundraising, fluency in written and spoken Mandarin is required.

Employment at Meadowridge School is an opportunity to join a welcoming community of students, parents, teachers and staff. We have a vibrant and lively campus where everyday is different. The advancement team is a creative environment in which we support and learn from each other.

Specific Accountabilities

  • - Create an annual fund development plan and execute activities from the plan.
  • - Support the prospect development process (identification, research, cultivation, solicitation, recognition and stewardship) of individuals and organizations that are major or planned gifts prospects.
  • - Responsible for the management of a personal portfolio of prospects.
  • - Solicit individual and corporate sponsorships for our annual gala, annual golf tournament and other events.
  • - Coordinate data analysis and the preparation of reports.
  • - Recruiting, training and supporting volunteers.
  • - Coordinate and implement an integrated stewardship program.
  • - Oversee processing, receipting, and acknowledgment of gifts on a timely basis.
  • - Support the School in communicating with and engaging Mandarin speaking families at Open House and other events, on social media; during the admissions process and for all fundraising activities.

Required skills, knowledge and abilities to succeed in this role:

  • - Fluency in Mandarin – written and spoken.
  • - Relevant fund development experience, with demonstrated judgment and leadership in both fundraising and administrative matters.
    - Experience in various types of prospect research, stewardship, special events, and communications.
    - Commitment to maintaining the highest ethical standards of the profession.
    - Demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, problem-solving abilities and results orientation.
    - Experience writing effective fund development materials, including a Case for Support and other documents and materials used for engagement and solicitation.
    - Experience developing an overarching annual fund development plan.
    - Proven project management skills.
    - Assessing progress against the fund development plan and recommending adjustments to activity and targets as appropriate.
    - Organized, enthusiastic, innovative and able to deal with ambiguity and tight deadlines while working effectively in a team environment.
    - Knowledge of fund development best practices and sector standards.
    - Knowledge of tax laws and how these laws apply to the School in gifting, fund development, etc.
    - Ability to work with all levels of an organization.
    - Proven relationship-building skills.
    - Solid presentations skills.
    - Understanding of best practices in the assessment and measurement of fund development initiatives and campaigns.
    - Effective coaching skills.
    - Possess strong interpersonal and communications skills.
    - Ability to build an organization through effective recruitment, training and motivation.
    - A demonstrated track record of experience in/with identifying, engaging and soliciting donors.
    - Excellent experience working with volunteers in a fund development role.

Attitude

- Initiates and completes processes that achieve new, unique or challenging objective.
- Establishes goals and achieve increases in organizational effectiveness.
- Advocates and exhibits excellent customer service internally and externally.
- Welcomes a dynamic and changing environment.
- Creative thinker.
- Accepts ownership and accountability and possesses a high level of integrity.
- Outgoing and engaging.
- Establish, develop and maintain new and ongoing partnerships external stakeholder groups.
- Propose, when appropriate, strategic partnerships with stakeholders as it relates to the development office.
- Passionate about education and philanthropy.


Full Time: Accountant (CPA Designation)

Our Finance Department is recruiting for an enthusiastic individual to fill a full-time position as Accountant with a CPA designation.

This position will complete full cycle accounting and have a good understanding of government reporting. The ideal candidate will have strong data entry capabilities with a high level of attention to detail and strong typing skills.

As the successful candidate, you will be professional and will have strong written and verbal communication skills. You take a customer service approach when dealing with internal and external stakeholders and must have own vehicle as bank deposits will be a requirement of the role.

The duties will include but are not limited to:

  • - Fixed asset data management
  • - Customer account relations
  • - Month end and year end audit preparations
  • - Budget monitoring and compilations
  • - Insurance review and management
  • - Donations and fund management
  • - Month end financial statement preparation and analysis
  • - Financial forecasting

Required skills, knowledge and abilities to succeed in this role:

  • - CPA or similar designation
  • - At least five years’ experience as an accountant
  • - Strong math and analytic skills
  • - Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills
  • - Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Outlook), intermediate skills in Excel
  • - Organized and self-driven with strong attention to detail; can work well independently and as part of a team
  • - Must be comfortable in a fast paced and deadline-driven environment
  • - Experience with Sage 300 accounting software an asset

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and an excellent working environment. Applicants should submit their cover letter and resumes, along with the names of at least two references, to employment@meadowridge.bc.ca . Please specify the job position in the subject line.

About Meadowridge School

Meadowridge School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum World School, accredited through multiple organizations. We celebrate teaching and learning through the most balanced, demanding, and international curriculum in the world, and have built a culture which enables it: a community of families who believe that children best learn in a culture of conscious caring, academic challenge, clear and high expectation, constant communication, intercultural understanding, collaboration with families, creative teaching, and inviting and open facilities. We live what we teach, and model what we believe – and we do it together with our families.


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Applying to Meadowridge

The following is required as part of your application:

A Personal Statement or Cover Letter

A brief statement describing why the candidate wishes to work at Meadowridge and how they can contribute to the development of our school Mission and Vision.


Employment History / Curriculum Vitae

Details outlining qualifications, degrees, teacher certification, and work experience.


Two References

Two references from individuals familiar with the candidate's performance in the type of work the candidate would perform at Meadowridge.



Copy of BC Teaching Certificate

If applying for a position that requires teaching.

Our Accreditations & Memberships


Meadowridge School is fully accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), The Council of International Schools (CIS) and are a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Independent Schools of British Columbia (ISABC).

Non-Discrimination Policy

At Meadowridge we're proud to be a community of vibrant individuals, from diverse backgrounds, with a multitude of passions.

We administer our educational policies, admission policies, financial aid program, athletic program, and other school programs, including the hiring of faculty and staff without discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, nationality, sexual orientation, or any other category to the extent protected by applicable laws.