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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  • Junior School Mandarin Teacher

    REPORTS TO:                     HEAD OF JUNIOR SCHOOL
    START DATE:                      AUGUST 28, 2017
    CONTRACT TERM:              2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR


    POSITION SUMMARY
     
    The junior school Mandarin teacher is a valued member of our junior school faculty, who, with the support of the junior school leadership and teaching teams, provides future-focused, engaging curricula and a warm, supportive learning environment to his or her classroom of learners.
     
    DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
     
    • Prepare engaging lesson plans and interactive learning activities/materials
    • Prepare lesson plans with clear objectives that follow BC curriculum standards 
    • Use information in individual education plans (IEPs) to adapt instructional materials
    • Conduct formal and informal assessment of students, including report cards, progress reports and marking
    • Work with other specialist and homeroom teachers to support the development of integrated lessons and units
    • Incorporate appropriate, innovative technology and media in lesson planning
    • Arrange and accompany classes on field trips
    • Participate in cocurricular activities 
    • Promote and maintain high standards of behaviour, respect and safety within the classroom
    • Support families with open, ongoing communication
    • Participate in professional development conferences and WPGA faculty meetings and activities
     
     
    POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
     
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher qualification in education, with additional certifications in Mandarin language
    • BC Teaching Certification (or in application of)
    • Experience teaching in an elementary school setting an asset
    • Experience integrating technology in class lessons
    • A passion for and experience working with children 
    • Team player who will work to foster an open, positive learning environment
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; empathetic and accountable 
    • Ability to self-manage and take initiative
    • Creativity, enthusiasm, and a sense of fun
     
     
    Please note that all candidates must hold or be in application of a BC Teaching Certificate to qualify for this position.
     
    TO APPLY
     
    Please email a cover letter and résumé, citing “JS Mandarin Teacher” in the subject line, to WPGA Careers by May 7, 2017. 
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Employment Postings

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