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.
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 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
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.