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Located in Vancouver, BC’s Kitsilano neighbourhood, Fraser Academy is a leader in the field of education for students in grades 1-12 with language-based learning and processing disabilities, including dyslexia.

With a maximum of 10 students per class, the school follows the BC Ministry of Education curriculum. An impressive 90% of Fraser Academy grads go onto post-secondary education.

Fraser Academy is an accredited member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).

About Our School

Fraser Academy is an independent school serving students in grades 1-12 with dyslexia and language-based learning differences in Vancouver, BC. We are proud to provide a learner-centric environment with the most effective research-based methods to optimize personalized learning, cognitive development, and post secondary opportunities. For more information please visit us at www.fraseracademy.ca.

The Opportunity

We are currently looking for an Advancement Services and Database Manager to join our dynamic team. This new and exciting position will support the Director of Advancement with building the School’s Advancement Office. The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of experience in an advancement or development role and have excellent data management skills. This is a role for a keen, go getter who wants to be part of a developing department!

Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Reports to: Director of Advancement

Position Summary and Mandate:

The purpose of this position is to support the Director of Advancement. This role requires proficiency in CRM (preferably Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge 7) and will be responsible for the management and administration of the School’s database, and gift receipting. This position is also responsible for conducting prospect research, certain financial operations and tracking, providing analysis, generating key reports as well as certain other Advancement services.

Responsibilities:

Database Management and Fiscal & Donor Relations Administration:

  • Processing and tracking donations, creating prompt, engaging donor acknowledgement communications.
  • Performing monthly financial reconciliations.
  • Generating pledge reminders as required.
  • Controlling and managing the prompt issuance of donation receipts for tax purposes, ensuring proper documentations are available for reference and in accordance to the rules, regulations & guidelines of the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA).
  • Liaises with Finance to produce projections, revenue actuals, reports and other documentation, including for audits, as needed.
  • Keeps database operational and up-to-date at all times, including for constituent information, gift intentions, gift entries.
  • Works with Director to ensure campaigns, appeals and other strategic initiatives are smoothly integrated with database.
  • Provides training for Raiser’s Edge users within the office and school.

Other Related Reports & Information Management:

  • Prepares and provides/creates queries, reports and (including for financial campaign progress, appeals and campaigns), dashboards, imports & exports, mailings (including producing target recipient lists for appeals and campaigns, direct mail merges & distributions, invitations), statistical analysis, etc.
  • Oversee grant/matching gift documentation and prepares, & files, gift agreements.
  • Present fiscal and development reports to Management (including for preparation of Board reports).

Research & Pipeline Management:

  • Use online research tools; bring forward and utilize alternative research tools.
  • Provide data mining and research on donors and prospects; able to present research in an end-user friendly fashion including for senior leadership.
  • Supports pipeline management processes including presenting development pipeline reports to Management and Advancement staff to help informed fundraising.
  • Ensure other staff supply and update prospect/donor information in RE records.
  • Carrying out research and analysis on giving histories and patterns for these to determining philanthropic profiles including financial ability and capacity to make a gift.
  • Works with the Director of Advancement (and others as needed) to identify effective prospect strategies.

Other Administration & Information Management:

  • Maintains up to date knowledge of relevant CRA rules and regulations (will be the CRA “go to” in the team).
  • Certain office manager type, and information management, duties, including establishing and maintaining good and organized filing system (including shared drives) and storage of key information (with related processes).
  • Recommends, establishes and implements relevant Advancement procedures, systems, standards, and processes including solutions for accuracy, integrity and efficiency of these.
  • Supports preparation of, and maintenance, of requisite Advancement policies and procedures.
  • Assists at, and for, events as needed.
  • Provides other administration services normal to an Advancement office and carries out additional duties as required.

Core Competencies and Skills:

  • Self-awareness, self-management, empathy, social expertness.
  • Initiative and high degree of accountability. Takes ownership and possesses growth mindset.
  • Committed to high standards, including exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Sound knowledge of CRA rules and regulations.
  • Team player with positive, fun, “can do” attitude who can build authentic relationships.
  • Exceptional client service skills and excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Financial acumen, including understanding of budgets and how to analyze financial data.
  • Able to perform tasks efficiently with minimal supervision; reliable and committed to meeting deadlines.
  • Solution driven and creative problem solver.
  • Strong time management, planning, organizational and execution skills; capable of working in a fast paced, high functioning, performance & goal driven, environment, often managing competing priorities and high-volume workloads.
  • Flexible and adaptable to a changing environment.

Requirements:

  • Mastery of Raiser’s Edge 7 or other CRM database as well as Microsoft Office programs (word, excel, outlook, powerpoint).
  • 4+ years previous experience in development/advancement (preferably in a school environment) in equivalent role.
  • Experience in research and related tools, including creating customized profiles, reports and Crystal reports.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science, or equivalent work experience required.
  • Previous experience supporting active fundraising campaigns (capital and annual).

To Apply:

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Maureen Steltman, Head of School, c/o: Kane White Consulting via email: info@kanewhite.com.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!

Application Deadline: January 28, 2019

Fraser Academy is seeking a permanent full-time Middle/Senior Math Teacher to join our team of educators in January 2019.

Fraser Academy is a fully accredited day school, which focuses on educating students in Grades 2-12 with language-based learning disabilities. These students are taught in small class sizes with up to ten students. Each student receives one-to-one language training daily and works with a variety of subject specialist teachers.

Fraser Academy is also an accredited member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).

Position: Middle/Senior Math Teacher

Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Reports to: Director of Academics & Curriculum, and Head of Department

Job Summary

As a Math Teacher, you will play an important role in developing mathematical thinking in students, and promoting math throughout the school. You will work with a collaborative, dynamic team of educators and staff who are passionate about the success of all learners. This role requires someone who can adapt and adjust their teaching to meet the diverse needs of each learner and is passionate about student success. Excellent instructional practice and an eagerness to learn and grow as an educator are required for this role.

Opportunities

  • Belong to and collaborate with a team of dedicated professionals
  • Continue professional growth and learning through a variety of development opportunities
  • Participate in field trips, outdoor education trips, athletics, clubs, and leadership development

Responsibilities

  • Plan, teach & assess your students
  • Support the development of the IEP for each student in your classes
  • Design and implement lessons that build core competencies and support growth in executive functioning and cognitive processing using in-school programs (training provided)
  • Participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities that enhance students’ experiences at school

Competencies

  • Provides a dynamic, innovative, adaptive and enthusiastic learning experience to students
  • Thrives in a collaborative, flexible and supportive team environment
  • Strong organizational, time management skills
  • An active commitment to ongoing professional growth and development
  • Exemplary communication in English (oral and written) and interpersonal skills (students, colleagues, parents)
    Passion for continuous improvement

Requirements

  • 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree in a mathematics field of study
  • 2+ years of experience teaching Math
  • Work with students who have learning differences preferred
  • Bachelor of Education
  • BC Teacher certification (or equivalent),
  • Independent school experience, and coaching/extracurricular experience are all assets.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Travis Thielmann at tthielmann@fraseracademy.ca. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!

Fraser Academy is seeking a permanent full-time Middle/Senior Science Teacher (Preference for Chemistry specialty) to join our team of educators in January 2019.

Fraser Academy is a fully accredited day school, which focuses on educating students in Grades 2-12 with language-based learning disabilities. These students are taught in small class sizes with up to ten students. Each student receives one-to-one language training daily and works with a variety of subject specialist teachers.

Fraser Academy is also an accredited member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).

Position: Middle/Senior Science Teacher (Preference for Chemistry specialty)

Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Reports to: Director of Academics & Curriculum, and Head of Department

Job Summary

As a Science Teacher, you will play an important role in developing scientific thinking in students, and promoting science throughout the school. You will work with a collaborative, dynamic team of educators and staff who are passionate about the success of all learners. This role requires someone who can adapt and adjust their teaching to meet the diverse needs of each learner and is passionate about student success. Excellent instructional practice and an eagerness to learn and grow as an educator are required for this role.

Opportunities

  • Belong to and collaborate with a team of dedicated professionals
  • Continue professional growth and learning through a variety of development opportunities
  • Participate in field trips, outdoor education trips, athletics, clubs, and leadership development

Responsibilities

  • Plan, teach & assess your students
  • Support the development of the IEP for each student in your classes
  • Design and implement lessons that build core competencies and support growth in executive functioning and cognitive processing using in-school programs (training provided)
  • Participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities that enhance students’ experiences at school

Competencies

  • Provides a dynamic, innovative, adaptive and enthusiastic learning experience to students
  • Thrives in a collaborative, flexible and supportive team environment
  • Strong organizational, time management skills
  • An active commitment to ongoing professional growth and development
  • Exemplary communication in English (oral and written) and interpersonal skills (students, colleagues, parents)
  • Passion for continuous improvement

Requirements

  • 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific field of study (preference for Chemistry)
  • 2+ years of experience teaching Science
  • Work with students who have learning differences preferred
  • Bachelor of Education
  • BC Teacher certification (or equivalent),
  • Independent school experience, and coaching/extracurricular experience are all assets.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Travis Thielmann at tthielmann@fraseracademy.ca. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!

Fraser Academy is seeking a permanent full-time Middle & Senior Chemistry/Math Teacher to join our team of educators in the 2018-19 school year.

Fraser Academy is a fully accredited day school, which focuses on educating students in Grades 2-12 with language-based learning disabilities. These students are taught in small class sizes with up to ten students. Each student receives one-to-one language training daily and works with a variety of subject specialist teachers.

Fraser Academy is also an accredited member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).

Position: Middle/Senior Chemistry/Math Teacher

 

Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time

 

Reports to: Director, Academics & Curriculum, and Head of Department

 

Job Summary

 

As a Science  or Math Teacher, you will play an important role in developing scientific and mathematical thinking in students, and promoting science and math throughout the school. You will work with a collaborative, dynamic team of educators and staff who are passionate about the success of all learners. This role requires someone who can adapt and adjust their teaching to meet the diverse needs of each learner and is passionate about student success. Excellent instructional practice and an eagerness to learn and grow as an educator are required for this role.

 

Opportunities

  • Belong to and collaborate with a team of dedicated professionals
  • Continue professional growth and learning through a variety of development opportunities
  • Participate in field trips, outdoor education trips, athletics, clubs, and leadership development

 

Responsibilities

  • Plan, teach & assess your students
  • Support the development of the IEP for each student in your classes
  • Design and implement lessons that build core competencies and support growth in executive functioning and cognitive processing using in-school programs (training provided)
  • Participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities that enhance students’ experiences at school

 

Competencies

  • Provides a dynamic, innovative, adaptive and enthusiastic learning experience to students
  • Thrives in a collaborative, flexible and supportive team environment
  • Strong organizational, time management skills
  • An active commitment to ongoing professional growth and development
  • Exemplary communication in English (oral and written) and interpersonal skills (students, colleagues, parents)
  • Passion for continuous improvement

 

Requirements

  • 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific or mathematical field of study (with appropriate chemistry experience)
  • 2+ years of experience teaching Science  or Math
  • Work with students who have learning differences preferred
  • Bachelor of Education
  • BC Teacher certification (or equivalent),
  • Independent school experience, and coaching/extracurricular experience are all assets.

 

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Travis Thielmann at tthielmann@fraseracademy.ca. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!

Fraser Academy is seeking engaging, empathetic, and dedicated Middle, and Senior School Teachers on Call to join our team of educators.

Located in Kitsilano, Fraser Academy is a highly effective academic school, specifically for students in grades 1-12 who have dyslexia or other related language-based processing difficulties. With a maximum of ten students per class, the school follows the B.C. Ministry of Education curriculum. An impressive 90% of Fraser Academy grads go onto post-secondary education. For more information about the school, please go to our website, www.fraseracademy.ca.

Fraser Academy is an accredited member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).

The ideal candidate possesses the following:

  • Bachelor of Education and undergraduate degree in Math or Science
  • Experience working with students who have language-based learning disabilities
  • Certification from the British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch or certification application in process
  • Able to encourage and motivate students with a range of abilities and learning styles
  • Strong understanding of thinking skills development
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Travis Thielmann, Director, Academics & Curriculum, at tthielmann@fraseracademy.ca.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!

Fraser Academy’s After3 program is seeking a part-time educator to join our team for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year.

Fraser Academy is a fully accredited day school, which focuses on educating students in Grades 2-12 with language-based learning disabilities. This includes an After3 program that supports students with learning differences, who are not in our day program, but need intensive one-to-one remediation in math, English or Executive Function skills to become successful learners.
Fraser Academy is also an accredited member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).

Position: Math Specialist/Remedial Instructor

Position Type: Part-time

Reports to: Executive Director, Outreach Center

Job Summary

As a Math Specialist and Remedial Instructor, you will play an important role in the critical, creative and collaborative thinking of students with regards to mathematics in the After3 Program. You will work with a collaborative, dynamic team of educators and staff who are passionate about the success of all learners. This role requires someone who can adapt and adjust their instruction to meet the diverse needs of each learner and is passionate about student success. Excellent instructional practice in developing numeracy skills and numbers sense are required for this role.

Opportunities

  • Belong to a team of dedicated professionals
  • Continue professional growth and learning through a variety of development opportunities in remedial mathematics

Responsibilities

  • Plan and provide your students diagnostic and prescriptive lessons in mathematics
  • Provide assessments of student growth and progress once per Semester

Competencies

  • Provides a dynamic, innovative, adaptive and enthusiastic learning experience to students
  • Thrives in a flexible and supportive environment
  • Strong organizational, time management skills
  • An active commitment to ongoing professional growth and development
    Passion for continuous improvement

Requirements

  • 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics
  • 2+ years of experience working with learners in mathematics
  • Work with students who have learning differences preferred

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Erin Kline at ekline@fraseracademy.ca. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!

Fraser Academy invites applications for part-time experienced Orton-Gillingham Tutors to work in our Fraser After 3 Program running Mondays to Thursday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm during the school year. Successful candidates may choose how many students they wish to tutor. Each student will have a minimum of two sessions per week.

Candidates must have an undergraduate university degree and relevant experience working with children and adolescents. In addition to teaching foundational reading and spelling skills, Fraser Academy tutors provide support in writing skills, study skills as well as strategies for reading comprehension and executive functioning difficulties. Programs are tailored to meet individual student needs.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Jo Stebbings, Director of Learning Services, at jstebbings@fraseracademy.ca. We will contact only those candidates we wish to interview.

Fraser Academy – Full time, permanent position

Fraser Academy invites applications for a full time Orton Gillingham practitioner/Learning Specialist for the 2018 – 2019 school year.

Located in Kitsilano, Fraser Academy is a fully accredited and highly effective academic day school, specifically for students Grades 2 to 12 who have dyslexia or other related language-based, learning and processing difficulties. With a maximum of ten students per class, the school follows the B.C. Ministry of Education Curriculum. An impressive 90% of Fraser Academy grads go onto post-secondary education. For more information about the school, please go to our website: www.fraseracademy.ca. Fraser Academy’s Learning Specialists are professionals who integrate fully into school life in areas including faculty team meetings, clubs, coaching, supervision, and professional development.

Fraser Academy is an accredited member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).

Overview:

Fraser Academy is inviting applications from compassionate, innovative and qualified Orton Gillingham trained Learning Specialists. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in instructional practices, have a passion for remedial education, and a strong understanding of how to interpret psycho-educational assessments and create student IEP’s to support individualized learning. This individual will have opportunities to be involved in the co-curricular and extracurricular activities that enhance students’ experiences at school. Under the Director of Learning Services, the successful candidate will play a key role in creating individual student learning plans and designing and implementing lessons to build literacy, executive functioning and cognitive processing.

Orton Gillingham training may be provided on a case by case basis, for suitable candidates.

Qualifications:

  • Orton Gillingham certification
  • 4 Year Bachelor’s degree, BA English an asset
  • Experience working with students who have learning differences such as dyslexia
  • Independent School experience an asset
  • Coaching and/or extracurricular experience is an asset

Desired Qualities and Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of Orton Gillingham approach to language instruction
  • Demonstrated experiences as a dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic educator
  • Collaborative,flexible, supportive and a team player
  • Ability to develop strong professional relationships with all stakeholders
  • Exemplary communication skills (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to educating the whole student
  • Committed to continuous professional growth and improvement
  • Ability to create structured individualized programs to meet the needs of each student
  • A solid understanding of the creation and implementation of Individual Education Plans

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Colleen Chow, Director of Learning Services, at cchow@fraseracademy.ca. We will contact only those candidates we wish to interview.

Fraser Academy is seeking engaging, empathetic, and dedicated Junior, Middle, and Senior School Teachers on Call to join our team of educators.

Located in Kitsilano, Fraser Academy is a highly effective academic school, specifically for students in grades 1-12 who have dyslexia or other related language-based processing difficulties. With a maximum of ten students per class, the school follows the B.C. Ministry of Education curriculum. An impressive 90% of Fraser Academy grads go onto post-secondary education. 

Fraser Academy is an accredited member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC), the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and the Federation of Independent Schools Association (FISA).

The ideal candidate possesses the following:

  • Bachelor of Education and undergraduate degree in a teachable subject
  • Experience working with students who have language-based learning disabilities
  • Certification from the British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch or certification application in process
  • Able to encourage and motivate students with a range of abilities and learning styles
  • Strong understanding of thinking skills development
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Erin Cranston, Director of Junior School, at ecranston@fraseracademy.ca.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!