Teaching at WPGA

Studies show the most important predictor of a student’s academic outcome is his or her teachers, that is, teachers who care deeply about a student’s success in life, nurture open communication with students and their families, foster supportive classroom connections, and inspire continuous learning and curiosity through engaging, meaningful programs. Great schools have great teachers, and WPGA has exceptional teachers and staff, dedicated to shaping lives of inquiry, action and joy.

To maintain our highest standards of teaching excellence, we have a rigorous interview process, and seek teachers who not only integrate future-focused teaching and technology but also align with our vision, mission and core values. Our teachers and staff are enthusiastic, team-oriented people who go the extra mile, involve themselves in our school and are lifelong learners themselves. To that end, we invest significantly in professional development opportunities: 100 percent of our teachers attend professional development workshops each year throughout Canada and the United States, with many presenting at CAIS, ISABC, Ministry of Education and in-house sessions. 

WPGA offers a generous compensation package, with extended health and RRSP-matching plans; teacher salaries are above the Vancouver School Board pay scale. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

WPGA is committed to promoting diversity in the workplace and encourages all qualified applicants to apply for our employment opportunities.

Current Openings

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  • Admissions Assistant

    POSITION: Admissions Assistant
    REPORTS TO: Director of Admissions
    CONTRACT PERIOD: Mid-October to Mid-March
     
     
    POSITION SUMMARY

    This position is a key contributor to the WPGA Admissions Department by providing assistance with enrolment, events and special projects. The ideal candidate is an administrative professional with strong IT skills and high-level attention to detail. This is a contract position to provide the Admissions team with additional support during their peak period from mid-October to mid-March.
     
    DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Process applications
    • Process supporting application documents
    • Track key applicant information
    • Keep candidate files up-to-date (hard copy and electronic)
    • Disseminate information to the Admissions team
    • Assist with the planning and execution of Admissions events such as school tours, assessment days and new student/parent orientations
     
    POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
    • Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion
    • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office and database entry
    • Experience using OnBoard admissions database program an asset
    • Knowledge of independent school environment an asset
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal and time management skills
    • Support the vision and mission of WPGA
     
    To Apply: Please email a cover letter and résumé, citing “Admissions Assistant” in the subject line, to WPGA Careers by October 1, 2017. 
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Employment Postings

We post teacher openings on our website and on ISABC, CAIS, UBC and Education Canada job boards.