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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).

Reports to: Deputy Head of School
Start date: Late summer/Fall 2018

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).

Position Summary

The Facilities Manager role is integral to the effective functioning and practical delivery of many programs, events and activities at Fraser Academy. He or she will maintain school facilities and grounds, will oversee the set-up and tear-down of all school events, and will ensure that school operational matters align with the vision and goals of the larger neighbourhood community.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Management and Organization

  • Active member of the Risk Management Committee and Occupational Health and Safety Committee, WHMIS Training
  • Active member of the operational management team, which includes the Business Manager, Director of Technology, Office Manager
  • Provide forward-thinking advice and suggestions on plant and equipment operations
  • Manage external contractors that provide short and long-term operational services to Fraser Academy
  • Model the school’s core values and culture
  • Provide input and direction for annual operating and capital budgets

Facilities and Maintenance

  • Coordinate work order requests received through a work log and various communication methods
  • Coordinate and manage records pertaining to employee key and fob assignment
  • Initiate and coordinate contractors and service providers as required or directed
  • Arrange and track regular inspections of facilities, grounds and equipment, including utility service supplies
  • Schedule repair and maintenance of building and equipment
  • Order and maintain supply inventory for maintenance and cleaning as required, either directly and/or with a service provider
  • Provide input and maintain budget for maintenance and capital projects

Event Support

  • Oversee setup and teardown of school events (on and off campus) as required
  • Liaise with event coordinators, subcontractors and suppliers
  • Provide active input to event coordinators to support event success

Supervision

  • Oversee contracted cleaning staff
  • Schedule facilities and maintenance staff in accordance with the school event calendar
  • Maintain a safe, clean and efficient working environment

Compliance

  • Ensure facilities and grounds comply with the building code and Ministry of Education regulations
  • Maintain detailed maintenance logs for main building systems, including HVAC, electrical, water and pool operations, that meet regulatory and school standards
  • Report on financial matters that may affect the ability to meet the operating and capital budget

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in building and facilities management
  • Degree/diploma/certificate in related field an asset
  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills
  • Strong working knowledge
  • Class 4 driver’s license an asset
  • WHMIS an asset
  • First Aid Certification
  • Proficiency with Windows or Mac and word processor and spreadsheet software

 

Interested applicants are asked to submit their cover letter, resume and 3 references via email to:

Mr. Tasso Kanavos
Assistant Head of School
tkanavos@fraseracademy.ca

We will be accepting resumes until July 20, 2018 and will contact those applicants we wish to schedule an interview with.

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Fraser Academy is seeking a Junior School Art Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. This position may also include one block of Mathematics, Physical Education, or Learning Services.

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 successful candidate will have:

  • Passion in teaching the Fine Arts in Grades 1 through 6
  • Formal training in teaching visual arts, mastery in painting and drawing, and experience with mixed media, printmaking, and sculpture

Job Tasks

  • Teach a variety of fine arts disciplines as well as visual arts elements, the principles of design, and image development strategies
  • Design and implement course outlines, unit plans, lessons plans, and assessments that correspond with B.C.’s New Curriculum
  • Implement school wide programs into teaching, including Executive Functioning, Critical Creative and Collaborative Thinking, and Character Development
  • Support the development of the Individual Education Plans for each student in your classes
  • Collaborate with faculty members to ensure students receive the highest quality education and programming
  • Provide ongoing feedback to students and parent/guardians regarding student progress
  • Participate in co-curricular activities that enhance students’ experiences at school

Competencies

  • Demonstrates patience and flexibility as a teacher
  • Motivates and engages with a range of learning styles
  • Provides a safe and positive learning environment for all students
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Exemplary communication in English (oral and written) and interpersonal skills (students, colleagues, and parents)
  • Experience using education technology within the classroom (interactive projectors, Google Apps, iPads)

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Education
  • BC Teacher certification or equivalent

Preference will be given to those with Orton Gillingham certification or those available for training in July 2018 and those with experience teaching students who have learning differences.

Start date: August 23, 2018

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter 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!

Full Time Position

Fraser Academy is seeking a Junior School Mathematics Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. This position may also include one block of Physical Education or Learning Services.

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 successful candidate will have:

  • Passion for teaching Mathematics in Grades 1 through 6
  • Formal training and experience in remediation of basic numeracy skills

Job Tasks

  • Design and implement course outlines, unit plans, lessons plans, and assessments that correspond with B.C.’s New Curriculum
  • Implement school wide programs into teaching, including Executive Functioning, Critical Creative and Collaborative Thinking, and Character Development
  • Support the development of the Individual Education Plans for each student in your classes
  • Collaborate with faculty members to ensure students receive the highest quality education and programming
  • Provide ongoing feedback to students and parent/guardians regarding student progress
  • Participate in co-curricular activities that enhance students’ experiences at school

Competencies

  • Demonstrates patience and flexibility as a teacher
  • Motivates and engages with a range of learning styles
  • Provides a safe and positive learning environment for all students
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Exemplary communication in English (oral and written) and interpersonal skills (students, colleagues, and parents)
  • Experience using education technology within the classroom (interactive projectors, Google Apps, iPads)

Requirements

  • 4-year bachelor degree in a mathematical-related field or equivalent training and/or experience
  • Bachelor of Education
  • BC Teacher certification or equivalent

Preference will be given to those with Orton Gillingham certification or those available for training in July 2018 and those with experience teaching students who have learning differences.

Start date: August 23, 2018

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter 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!

Full Time Position

Fraser Academy is seeking a Junior School Grade 6 Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.

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).

Job Tasks

  • Teach Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics or Learning Services
  • Design and implement course outlines, unit plans, lessons plans, and assessments that correspond with B.C.’s New Curriculum
  • Implement school wide programs into teaching, including Executive Functioning, Critical Creative and Collaborative Thinking, and Character Development
  • Support the development of the Individual Education Plans for each student in your classes
  • Collaborate with faculty members to ensure students receive the highest quality education and programming
  • Provide ongoing feedback to students and parent/guardians regarding student progress
  • Participate in co-curricular activities that enhance students’ experiences at school

Competencies

  • Demonstrates patience and flexibility as a teacher
  • Motivates and engages with a range of learning styles
  • Provides a safe and positive learning environment for all students
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Exemplary communication in English (oral and written) and interpersonal skills (students, colleagues, and parents)
  • Experience using education technology within the classroom (interactive projectors, Google Apps, iPads)

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Education
  • BC Teacher certification or equivalent

Preference will be given to those with Orton Gillingham certification or those available for training in July 2018 and those with experience teaching students who have learning differences. A Class-4 License or willingness to obtain one are also an asset.

Start date: August 23, 2018

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter 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!

Fraser Academy School is seeking a middle school trained teacher. This is a full time position for the 2018/19 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 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).

Opportunities:

  • Belong to a team of dedicated professionals
  • Continue professional growth and development through in-school workshops, speakers, and collaborative time with experienced teachers
  • Participate in field trips, outdoor education trips, athletics, clubs, and leadership development

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Middle School teachers to plan, teach and assess units of study
  • Participate in co-curricular activities (e.g. clubs, athletics, outdoor education, leadership development and supervision)

The ideal candidate requires the following:

  • Bachelor of Education, Math focused Education Degree
  • 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

Interested candidates may apply via email by submitting their resume, cover letter, and three references to Erin Kline – Assistant Head of School, Teaching and Learning at ekline@fraseracademy.ca.

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 is looking for a Director of Advancement to join our team that leads the industry in the empowerment and education of students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences.

Reports to: Head of School
Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Job Summary

As Director of Advancement, you provide strategic direction and leadership to fundraising and resource development in accordance with the vision and values of Fraser Academy. As a member of the Leadership team you provide inspired leadership by modeling integrity and consistency in the implementation and follow through of all initiatives/programs. You are an expert in accurate financial analysis and reporting and future focused advancement strategies and implementation.

The Director of Advancement will:

  • Work collaboratively with Fraser Academy & the Advancement Committee to ensure that information is shared, activities are coordinated and targets are met to provide the organization with significant, ongoing financial support from private sources
  • In collaboration with staff, key stakeholders, and members of the Board of Directors and within the context of the organization & strategic plan, develop and implement a detailed advancement plan for the organization
  • Provide direction, coaching and motivation to volunteers and staff regarding personal giving, special events, donor development and recognition to maximize revenue on all activities.
  • Ensure the development and execution of effective policies and procedures around the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of donors, including the corresponding financial, administrative and recognition policies and procedures
  • Ensure donors are cultivated, solicited, recognized, and stewarded in accordance with best practice fundraising and the culture of Fraser Academy
  • Lead the development and implementation of annual campaign plans that outline fundraising goals, methods, timeline and strategy.
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned

Competencies

  • Committed Collaborator – works collaboratively with the team to achieve the group’s goals and objectives, consistently considers the team when developing new ideas or programs, the walking the definition of a team player, engages with others to solve problems and make improvements
  • Excellence – demonstrate confidence, impeccable integrity, excellent relationship building skills with all constituents, superlative written and verbal communication skills, and a working knowledge of relational database software and records management
  • Inspired Leadership – act in the best interests of the school at all times, integrate consistently the school’s goal and objectives into all decisions and planning, and working through programs from inception to implementation
  • Loyal Ambassador – be recognized as passionate, strategic, articulate and sincere ambassadors of the school to our internal and external constituents acting as a representative of the school always
  • Management – demonstrate the ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities, meet deadlines, and multi-task in a demanding, fast-paced professional environment
  • Sound Judgement – demonstrate sound judgement, the ability to problem-solve and make sound decisions

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, commerce, communications or a related field
  • Minimum five years experience in fundraising, donor solicitation, other Advancement roles and/or sales
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

To Apply:

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Maureen Steltman, Head of School, c/o: Ms. Cass Tuck, Executive Assistant via email: ctuck@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 Senior Science/Math Teacher (preference for Physics specialty) 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: Senior Science/Math Teacher (Preference for Physics specialty)

Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Reports to: Assistant Head of Teaching and Learning, 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 (preference for Physics)
  • 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 – 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 Jo Stebbings, Director of Learning Services, at jstebbings@fraseracademy.ca. We will contact only those candidates we wish to interview.