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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).

Fraser Academy’s FAx Outreach Centre is seeking a part-time remedial Math Specialist to join our After3 team. FAx serves elementary, middle, and senior school students in the community who struggle with the development of numeracy skills and may or may not have a Specific Learning Disability in Math.

Job Summary:

As a member of the After3 team with experience in remedial math instruction, you will be involved in creating individualized learning plans in a one-to-one or small group setting. You will design and implement lessons to build skills in numeracy including number sense, math vocabulary, estimation, calculation, measurements, and word problems using a mediated instructional approach. The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge of the cognitive processes affecting students with learning disabilities and have a passion for remedial math education.

Position Type: Part-time, After school

Reports to: Executive Director FAx

Responsibilities:

  • Work one-to-one with K – 12 students after school, Monday-Thursday
  • Design and implement individualized lessons 
  • Utilize Fraser Academy resources to support lesson planning
  • Be able to contribute to IEP’s and have a working knowledge of psycho educational assessments
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Write twice yearly progress reports

Competencies

  • Provide a structured, flexible, multi sensory learning experience for students
  • Be able to connect and build rapport with students of all ages and academic levels
  • Provide dynamic, innovative and engaging math experiences that focus on student success
  • Exhibit excellent communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with students, families, colleagues, and administrators
  • Demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills
  • Thrives in a collaborative, flexible, supportive team environment
  • Committed to professional growth

Requirements:

  • Teaching Certificate or Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics
  • Math Specialty
  • Knowledge of Orton-Gillingham and/or NILD methodology is an asset

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Erin Kline, Executive Director, FAx: ekline@fraseracademy.ca

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

Fraser Academyx (FAx), is seeking a part-time Executive Function coach to join our team. We serve elementary, high school, and university students in the community who struggle with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia and/or executive functioning challenges.

Job Summary:

As a member of the FAx team, you will work one-to-one with students who have executive function challenges in planning, prioritizing, organization, working memory, cognitive shift, and self awareness. You will create individualized student lesson plans based on the FAx’s EF curriculum and EF coaching model.  

Position Type: Part-time, Monday – Thursday

Reports to: Director, Educational Consulting, FAx

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct student diagnostic to determine strengths and weaknesses in executive function
  • Understand psycho educational assessments and how the student’s profile impacts learning
  • Design and implement individualized lessons based on student profile following the FAx EF coaching model
  • Provide input for student IEPs
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Write twice yearly report cards

Competencies:

  • Implement a collaborative approach using mediated instruction
  • Provide a structured, flexible, multi sensory learning experience for students
  • Be able to connect and build rapport with students of all ages and academic levels
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for literacy and the structures of the English language
  • Exhibit excellent communication and interpersonal skills in dealing with students, families, colleagues, and administrators
  • Demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills
  • Commitment to professional development

Requirements:

  • Experience working with students with LD and/or Executive Function challenges
  • 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (such as psychology, or Special Education)
  • OG, NILD certification an asset

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Jo Stebbings, Director, Educational Consulting: jstebbings@fraseracademy.ca

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

Fraser Academy x (FAx), is seeking a part-time OG instructor to join our team. We serve elementary, high school, and university students in the community who struggle with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia and/or executive functioning challenges.

Job Summary:

As a member of the FAx team and an Orton-Gillingham trained instructor, you will work one-to-one with students who have language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia. You will create individualized student lesson plans to support students in reading, spelling, writing and comprehension.  Lessons are based on students’ individual learning profiles.

Position Type: Part-time

Reports to: Executive Director, FAx

Responsibilities:

  • Work 1:1 with students after school from 4:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Design and implement lessons following tenets of Orton Gillingham and mediated instruction
  • Create individual student lesson plans based on student IEP/profile
  • Be familiar with psycho-educational assessments
  • Participate in professional development opportunities
  • Complete twice yearly progress reports
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Provide written and oral communication with parents

Competencies:

  • Provide a structured, flexible, enthusiastic learning experience for students
  • Thrive in a collaborative, supportive team environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • An active commitment to ongoing professional growth
  • Exemplary communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills (students, colleagues, and parents)

Requirements: 

  • Orton Gillingham Certification
  • 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Psychology or Special Education)

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

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. It serves a gap in the system where approximately 20% of the student population is underserved by mainstream education. The ripple impact of our programming also has great social value as our student population have skills and strengths which are in demand in the 21st century but can also be vulnerable to mental health, higher drop-out rates, and other risks when not properly supported. We are proud to be at the forefront of educational practices, providing a learner-centric environment with the most effective research-based methods to optimize personalized learning, cognitive, social and emotional development, and post-secondary opportunities setting our students up for a successful life. For more information please visit us at www.fraseracademy.ca.

The Opportunity

A rare opportunity for the right candidate! We are currently looking for an Annual Giving & Alumni Relations Officer to join our dynamic and growing team at a time when the School is about to launch a bold strategic plan. Realizing the plan will rely on strengthening the Advancement program to ensure compelling storytelling about the educational and social impact of the School as well as further engaging current, and building our, community to support the school. This is an exciting position that will build on the foundations of the current annual giving program to take it to a new level, as well as establish an alumni relations program. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience in an equivalent advancement/ development role and have exceptional communication, fundraising and overall relationship skills. The perfect role for a keen, go getter who wants to help shape success, and be part of a team committed to high performance and driving excellence!

Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Reports to: Director of Advancement 

Position Summary and Mandate:

This position is part of the Advancement team within the fundraising and alumni relations functions, reporting to the Director of Advancement (DA). The Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Officer (AGO) is responsible for leading and growing the annual giving and alumni relations programs and provides certain events delivery. It is crucial in contributing to, facilitating, and building strong community engagement, including securing philanthropic gifts to meet/exceed revenue targets, and other, support for Fraser Academy.

Responsibilities:

Annual Giving Program

Program primarily focuses on securing annual one-time gifts up to $10,000 and multi-year gifts up to, and including, $25,000 (e.g. $5K a year for 5 years). Levels reviewed annually by DA. 

 

  • Leads (develops, manages and executes) annual giving program to support fundraising priorities through a plan with annual and longer term goals and strategies to meet or exceed revenue and participation targets to maximize giving in a sustainable way.
  • Manages an assigned portfolio of donors, sponsors and prospects (families, staff, alumni, other) towards giving through a proactive relationship based approach as well as executing appeals (direct mail campaign(s) (including liaising with direct mail houses) as well as e-campaigns) to segmented constituents identified by the AGO.
  • Manages the full donor cycle of identification (with ability to conduct effective research), qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship and uses the donor database, as well as other processes and systems to support this. Maintains call reports, individual donor plans and strategy notes according to department requirements and standards.
  • Creates compelling communications (including cultivation and solicitation materials as well as for website and other mediums) developing content and working collaboratively with Communications. Able to articulate a clear case for support for Fraser Academy.
  • Ensures effective, accountable and timely stewardship of donors, through creating individual stewardship plans and working with the Advancement Services & Database Manager for acknowledgement and reporting to other donors.  
  • Works collaboratively within Advancement to maximize other giving such as helping identify major gift donors from the annual giving portfolio and engaging annual giving donors in other philanthropy such as planned giving.
  • Leads and executes on cultivation and stewardship events.
  • Engages current students in the program to both promote awareness of philanthropy, and taking part in certain cultivation and stewardship initiatives.

Alumni Relations Program

  • Leads (develops, manages and executes) the alumni relations program through a plan with annual and longer term goals and strategies to maximize alumni engagement.
  • Populates and maintains Raiser’s Edge / other database software with alumni contact as well as other personal details and information normal to the effective management of alumni relations. This is carried out in line with department standards ensuring, if applicable, when others input information relevant to the program such appropriate information is also managed to these standards.
  • Identifies, and works with, alumni to facilitate alumni engagement (including networking and mentoring) as well as participation in school events and as key volunteers for School and Advancement activities.
  • Proactively captures, tracks and promotes the life journeys and successes of our alumni of our school and alumni community through effective storytelling such as through creating, or contributing to, newsletters, an alumni display, other publications, video content and social media.
  • Works collaboratively with Marketing and Communications and the Post-Secondary Program to coordinate an effective alumni relations program overall.
  • Organizes and executes local and chapter, as well as other applicable, alumni events.
  • Cultivates, solicits, and stewards philanthropic, and other, support from alumni (students and families) through the annual giving program.
  • Engages current students in understanding they will be alumni, and the alumni relations program, including them in select initiatives to support the program.

Other Events

  • Helps lead, and execute other Advancement led events as assigned, as well as support events other relevant events, including PVG events.
  • May be required from time to time to help provide events support for other assigned events led out of the Head of School’s office.

General

  • Regularly audits plan(s), creating mitigation strategies when needed, and reports and presents on progress against, and fulfilment of, goals. Works within assigned budgets.
  • Works effectively with colleagues within Advancement and across Fraser Academy, including Leadership, ensuring respectful use of time and preparing staff for meetings/events when they are asked to support, or work with, this role.
  • Continually maintains sound knowledge on Fraser Academy, including direction, programming, and priorities to be effective in this position and engage community.
  • Works with volunteers managing those relationships effectively (including appropriately briefing and preparing volunteers) to support the goals of this role, including Board Directors and the Parent Volunteer Group.
  • Maintains a high level of sector and best practice knowledge relevant to the role, and share this with the team, to model a culture of continuous improvement.

Core Competencies and Skills

  • Driven and results orientated: loves goals!
  • Exceptional client service and relationship skills with excellent written and oral communications as well as listening skills.
  • Self-awareness, self-management, empathy, social expertness.
  • Initiative & high degree of accountability; takes ownership & possesses growth mindset.
  • Committed to high standards, including exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ethical; demonstrates tact, professionalism, discretion and confidentiality at all times including knowledge relevant to role that relate to CRA and the Donor Bill of Rights.
  • Team player with positive, fun, “can do” attitude who can build authentic, positive relationships.
  • 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.
  • Financial & analytical skills, including understanding of budgets and how to review and research data, information and identify trends.
  • Able to perform tasks efficiently with minimal supervision; reliable and committed to meeting deadlines.
  • Solution driven and creative problem solver.
  • Flexible and adaptable to a changing environment.

  Requirements:

  • 3+ years minimum previous experience in Development/Advancement and Alumni Relations in similar role (preferably in a school environment) or in sales and client management with proven track record of success in securing revenue. 
  • Strong technical skills in Microsoft Office or Google programs (word, excel, outlook, powerpoint or equivalent) as well as fundraising or other CRM databases.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • CFRE designation an asset.

Nature of role may require after-hours / weekend events and meetings and travel outside Vancouver from time to time.  

To Apply:

To apply please send your resume and cover letter for the attention of Mr. Neil Johnston, Director of Advancement, 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 31, 2020 (please note candidates may be interviewed as applications are received).