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.

Meadowridge is an independent, co-educational day school offering an IB education to 600 students ages 3 to 17 (Junior Kindergarten to 12), in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. We are accredited by many agencies (provincial, national and international) and we work rigorously to provide a world class education. More importantly, we seek to help children reach their potential in an environment of care where they are dignified and treated with kindness. Our mission is to “live well with others and for others in a just community”.


Open Positions

Faculty

Full-time Visual Arts Teacher (PYP/MYP)

The Arts are central to our lives, and central to our school. Our world is filled with music, with art, with film, with digital representation, with acting and comedy and speeches and creativity. The Arts spark the imagination, which is fundamental to innovation and to creativity. In our school, we encourage many forms of expression and multiple ways of understanding and representing our beliefs. There are many skills to be learned. And may performances and displays to prepare. And our school has produced many artists – and as importantly, many people who understand, appreciate, and infuse the arts into every area of their lives.

The PYP/MYP Visual Arts Teacher will be a member of the Fine Arts faculty working in the elementary and middle schools. This position is growing along with enrolment at the school. As such, the teacher will be assigned an instructional load and expected to support a series of activities (curricular and non-curricular) in support of the Arts across the school.

Duties & requirements of the job:

- Develop, update, implement curricular intents through regular instruction.
- Facilitate an educational experience that is hands-on, safe, inclusive and responsive to differentiation. We believe all students are artists! Your role is to help discover and bring those talents to life.
- Contribute to a learning environment that values a strong rapport between students and faculty.
- Ensures classroom is organized, clean and free of hazards. Advise Department Head of programme equipment, repair and supply needs.
- Ensure the appropriate of all technology to support programming and instructional intents.
-Willingness to undertake co-curricular assignments with vigor and enthusiasm. This involves the use of time outside the regular schedule. Additional duties may include outdoor expeditions (as we camp with our children), club sponsorship, maintenance of gallery, assistance with school Marketing and Advancement through photographs and images related to Art.
- Assume additional duties as assigned by the school.
- Attend and participate in all relevant meetings and school events.

Qualifications

-University/college degree in Fine Arts or Art History.
- Minimum of 2 years experience in teaching art and experience working with children.
- Teaching certificate issued by the BC Teacher Regulation Branch.

Assets:

- Experience with inquiry-based approaches to learning, specifically International Baccalaureate.
- Experience working in independent school settings.
- Knowledge and proficiency in a variety of art genres and mediums (paint, pencil, crafts, charcoal, pastels, collaging, photography etc.)

Qualities:

- Energetic and passionate about art and working with children of all ages and abilities.
- Prioritizes tasks effectively and efficiently in an environment that is constantly changing and developing.
- Innovative and creative thinker.
- Classroom management skills.

Meadowridge School is an exemplary employer – providing a fun, engaging and supportive place to work! Applicants should submit their cover letter, resume and teaching certificate, along with the names of at least two references, to employment@meadowridge.bc.ca. We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Coordinator of Outdoor Experiential & Ecological Education

Meadowridge is an independent, co-educational day school offering an IB education to 600 students ages 3 to 17 (JK to 12), in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. We are accredited by many agencies (provincial, national and international) and we work rigorously to provide a world class education. More importantly, we seek to help children reach their potential in an environment of care where they are dignified and treated with kindness. Our mission is to “live well with others and for others in a just community”.

We believe that learning by doing is a powerful tool and that a complete education involves the head, hands and heart of each student. The role of OE3 is relatively new to the school, but we have supported Outdoor & Experiential Education since our beginning through the Duke of Edinburgh Programme, Out-Week Excursions and international trips. Recently, our school added a 10-acre ecological reserve to our existing campus. A trail network connects the land, which has provided a living laboratory to support student investigations, ecological care projects and community events. Our school is well-placed to offer exemplary OE3 Programming within an IB-context on one of the most beautiful properties in Canada.

Meadowridge School seeks a visionary, passionate, organized and hard-working leader to support, promote, develop and connect instructionally OE3 Programming across the grades and within our extended school community. The position is salaried and full-time (1.0 FTE). Remuneration is superior for this position and working conditions are as well. You will find our students, staff and parents to be fun, friendly and supportive of your efforts. The Coordinator of OE3 reports directly to the Deputy Head of School.

Duties & requirements of the job:
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Oversee and direct experiential learning excursions, including WOW Week Trips (Grades 6 to 12) & PYP Out-Week Experiences (Grade 3 to 5) to enhance curricular connections and ensure programme quality.
- Inform and support staff on curriculum connections to outdoor pursuits so that learning is purposefully connected to instructional objectives, mission, vision and the IB Learner Profile.
- Provide guidance and lead others in the development of outdoor spaces to support learning, including an on-campus campsite, outdoor cooking facility and projects yet unrealized. Ensure all spaces are adequately used for learning, recreation and community engagement.
- Support and further development Duke of Edinburgh Programme in collaboration with teacher sponsors and the Director of International Trips. Specifically, develop two gold level trips.
- Review all risk management policies and procedures, including risk management training for all excursions and experiential learning opportunities that take place on and off campus. Develop policy to ensure adequate safety measures are in place for all programme experiences.
- Work closely with teachers, staff, students, parents and administration to ensure OE3 is known, celebrated and becomes a cornerstone of excellence within the school. Regular promotion of OE3 activities through bulletin boards, digital displays, website and associated media streams.
- Capture and complete a scope of sequence of OE3 pursuits across the grades and make this visible through bulletin boards and website. Ensure each grade level has an on-campus OE3 curricular connection.
- Coordinate and maximize use of on-campus natural spaces to support learning, school spirit and community amongst all constituents.
- Develop service opportunities that account for the maintenance of the ecological reserve while simultaneously using this space to support learning about nature.
- Participate and support OE3 CAS clubs
- Attend grade-level meetings to discuss OE3 on-campus curricular opportunities.
- Develop and coordinate inclusion of OE3 into all school assemblies and staff meetings.
- Report regularly on the activities of OE3, including yearly plans, monthly dashboard reports and regular contributions to meetings for IB Coordinators and Educational Leadership Team.
- Some partial teaching duties may be assigned.

Qualifications:
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Bachelor of Education
- 5 years minimum of classroom teaching experience

Duties & requirements of the job:
- Second language
- Experience in athletics, schools and/or parks and recreation
- Coaching experience
- Computer competency

Qualities
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Self-motivated & solution-oriented
- Organized, timely and attention to detail
- Ability to identify issues before they arise
- Flexible, friendly and enjoys working in teams
- Hard-working and action-oriented

Qualities
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Experience in OE3 Programme coordination
- Experience teaching in an IB setting
- BC Class 4 driver’s license
- Current and advanced Wilderness First Aid (40 + hours)
- Master’s in Education

We are an exemplary employer – providing a fun, engaging and supportive place to work! Applicants should submit their cover letter and resumes, along with the names of at least two references, to employment@meadowridge.bc.ca .

IB MYP/DP French

Meadowridge School is inviting applications from kind, innovative and qualified MYP/DP French Teachers committed to providing an exceptional learning environment for our students. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in instructional and assessment practices, a passion for teaching, and a strong understanding of how students learn best in the second language classroom. This teaching position involves teaching French in the IB Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme beginning September 2018. A commitment to life beyond the classroom, including co-curriculars and committee involvement are conditions of employment.

Qualifications
- Bachelor of Education
- British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch certification

Assets
- Previous IB training or experience
- Independent School experience
- Master’s degree in French or equivalent
- Familiarity with DELF
- Coaching and/or extra-curricular experience

Desired Qualities and Competencies
- Strong knowledge of BC curriculum, IB philosophy and IB instructional practices
- Experience using an inquiry-based and project-based learning approach
- Teaching excellence, with a passion for students and the subject area
- Hard working, driven and self-motivated with a desire to “go the extra mile” to develop programme excellence.
- Demonstrated ability to differentiate instruction and provide exceptional individualized attention to learners.
- Committed to critical thought and continuous growth (both personal & professional)
- Ability to collaborate effectively with others, including a sense of humour and supportive approach to problem solving.
- Exemplary communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Strong organizational and time-management skills.

A criminal record and vulnerable sector check is a requirement.

Please send a cover letter and resume, with references to:
Kalie Whitaker, Director of Human Resources
Email: employment@meadowridge.bc.ca

Closing Date: February 16, 2018
We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview.

PYP Generalist
Elementary Teachers (Kindergarten to Grade 5)

Meadowridge is an independent, co-educational day school offering an IB education to 600 students ages 3 to 17 (JK to 12), in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. We are accredited by many agencies (provincial, national and international) and we work rigorously to provide a world class education. More importantly, we seek to help children reach their potential in an environment of care where they are dignified and treated with kindness. Our mission is to “live well with others and for others in a just community”.

Meadowridge School seeks a compassionate, organized and hard-working teacher to work in our Primary Years Programme (Grades K to 5). The position is salaried and full-time (1.0 FTE). Remuneration is superior for this position and working conditions are as well. You will find our students, staff and parents to be fun, friendly and supportive of your efforts. The teacher reports directly to the Director of the Primary Years Programme.

Duties

- Plan and deliver the core program requirements for their respective grade
- Develop International Baccalaureate (IB) Unit of Inquiry that incorporate the BC curriculum
- Monitor and support student’s academic, co-curricular, and personal growth
- Contribute to our extensive co-curricular programs and committee participation.

Qualifications

- A valid BC teaching certificate (or eligibility to obtain)
- Bachelor of Education
- 5 years minimum of classroom teaching experience

Assets

- Experience teaching at an independent school environment
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International Baccalaureate (IB) training and IB experience preferred
- Master’s in Education

Desired Qualities and Competencies

- Commitment to the school’s mission, vision and the IB Learner Profile
- A caring professional demeanour and strong interpersonal skills
- Willing to work on parallel programming with grade partner
- Exceptional interpersonal skills to establish connections with students, parents and colleagues
- A strong aptitude in differentiated learning styles and a passion for educating the whole student
- Strong knowledge of inquiry-based and project-based learning approaches
- Demonstrated passion for innovation and creativity in education
- Highly reflective and committed to continuous professional growth and improvement

A criminal record and vulnerable sector check is a requirement.

Meadowridge School is an exemplary employer – providing a fun, engaging and supportive place to work! Applicants should submit their cover letter and resumes, along with the names of at least two references, to employment@meadowridge.bc.ca We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


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

Retail Manager

Meadowridge is an independent, co-educational day school offering an IB education to 600 students ages 3 to 17 (JK to 12), in Maple Ridge, B.C. We are accredited by many agencies (provincial, national and international) and we work rigorously to provide a world class education. More importantly, we seek to help children reach their potential in an environment of care where they are dignified and treated with kindness. We are also, an exemplary employer – providing a fun, engaging and supportive place to work!

Meadowridge School seeks a friendly, organized, hard-working and intelligent Retail Manager to oversee the day to day operations involved in selling school uniforms and sports apparel. We are hoping that with the right person, this store will expand to include branded merchandise, school supplies, electronics and other marketing items. The position is salaried and year round.

Remuneration is superior for this position and working conditions are as well. You will find our students, staff and parents to be fun, friendly and supportive of your efforts. The Retail Manager reports directly to the Director of Finance.

Duties & requirements of the job:

  • Creation of a pricing/marketing strategy that aligns with the School’s overall retail philosophy.
  • Responsible for developing an online E-Commerce strategy to offer a wide range of inventory that supports key areas of the School i.e. Advancement, Athletics, Auxiliary.
  • Manages and maintains quality control of all inventory offered both online and in-house.
  • Overall responsibility for management of the Retail Management System; responsible for running reports and maintaining integrity of data. Provides consistent financial reporting to Finance Department area as required.
  • Proven ability to create and develop a strategic vision for the retail operation. Keeps current with best practices by being familiar with other retail outlets at universities and the general retail sector.
  • Works collaboratively with all key stakeholders (parents, students, faculty, staff, and administration).
  • Schedules, trains and motivates retail sales team members.
  • Place all orders for uniforms and non-uniform items responsible for building relationships with suppliers, selecting product, placing orders, approves payments, credits and refunds.
  • Negotiates with suppliers to secure the best prices for the School.
  • Works with staff on special orders; arranging for samples, quality and prices.
  • Continually reviews sample websites at other Schools and recommends opportunities for improvement to our retail website.

  • Looks for ways to implement technology to increase efficiency of ordering online.

Qualities

  • Exceptional communication and customer relation skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively.
  • Computer skills including experience with Retail Management System, Excel, Word and internet retail platforms.
  • Extremely organized and attentive to details.
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative.
  • Good judgment and professional demeanor.
  • A people person who enjoys working in a collegial environment.

  • Superior EQ skills in self-awareness, self-management, social agility, empathy, impact and influence, mastery of purpose and vision.

Athletics Assistant

Meadowridge is an independent, co-educational day school offering an IB education to 600 students ages 3 to 17 (JK to 12), in Maple Ridge, B.C. We are accredited by many agencies (provincial, national and international) and we work rigorously to provide a world class education. More importantly, we seek to help children reach their potential in an environment of care where they are dignified and treated with kindness. We are also, an exemplary employer – providing a fun, engaging and supportive place to work!

We believe Athletics are an important part of a well-rounded education. Athletics in our school is about much more than simply the physical. We want to develop skills, fitness, an understanding of sports and enjoyment of competition, as well as, a drive to excel. We also want to find a place for every child to develop these attributes, regardless of age or gender, experience or confidence. We offer 11 different sporting activities, sponsor 29 different teams and host many tournaments every year. Our Athletics Department enlists well over 50 coaches, including several professional coaches, typically in Fencing and Badminton. Our students play in up to 6 different leagues!

Meadowridge School seeks a friendly, organized, hard-working and bright Athletics’ Assistant to support our programme. The position is salaried and full-time. Working some evenings and weekends is required, but hours are flexible based upon the rhythms of the year.

Remuneration is superior for this position and working conditions are as well. You will find our students, staff and parents to be fun, friendly and supportive of your efforts. The Athletics’ Assistant reports directly to the Director of Athletics.

Duties & requirements of the job:
- Have or immediately obtain a Class 4 drivers licence.
- Coach & sponsor clubs
- Maintaining records, calendars and light secretarial tasks

Weekly calendars
Schedule updates
Bulletin boards
Trophy Cabinets
Games & tournaments set-up
Managing score tables
Greeting & orientation of referees
Update online communications
Instagram & Twitter feeds
School website photos
Care and distribution inventories
Uniform distribution
Equipment room care
And to take on administrative support duties as assigned by the administration.

Duties & requirements of the job:
- Second language
- Experience in athletics, schools and/or parks and recreation
- Coaching experience
- Computer competency

Qualities
- Self-motivated & solution-oriented
- Organized, timely and attention to detail
- Ability to identify issues before they arise
- Flexible, friendly, and enjoys working in teams

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

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.