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British Columbia-Certified High School English and Humanities Teacher

Alexander Academy is an independent co-educational high school located in downtown Vancouver. We offer the BC high school graduation program in a culturally rich and academically challenging environment for students in grade 10-12. Alexander Academy is committed to international mindedness and fostering a sense of global citizenship while creating a safe and rich learning environment for all students. We are looking for an experienced BC-certified English and Humanities high school teacher for a full-time role starting September 2024.

Position Overview:
This role will be responsible for teaching English, ELL, and other elective courses to high school students from more than 20 different countries. Reporting to the Head of School, the appointed person will be an experienced, innovative, and passionate educator who differentiates instruction to meet the needs of all learners in the diverse classroom environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching three 70-minute classes per day;
  • Facilitating a daily 15-minute homeroom class;
  • Fostering and facilitating professional development;
  • Provide students with timely and relevant feedback, aligned with high expectations and clear goals, to deepen their learning;
  • Formally report on student progress and growth, incorporating self-assessment and peer-assessment practices;
  • Be available to students in tutorials outside of class time;
  • Use a variety of pedagogical approaches and lesson design;
  • Model the school’s values: engagement, empathy, respect, and integrity;
  • Participate in extracurricular activities and organizing field trips in the community.

Ideally, candidates will have the following experience and skills:

  • Recent certified teaching experience at the high school level;
  • Must already live in the Greater Vancouver area and be legally entitled to work in Canada at the time of application;
  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Education degree;
  • A valid British Columbia Teaching Certificate (or in progress);
  • ELL Training (TESL certificate or TESL diploma or similar coursework) would be an asset;
  • Other teachable subjects would be an asset;
  • Experience teaching ELL students in Canada and/or abroad;
  • Experience teaching in a technology rich environment;
  • Dynamic and energetic individual who wishes to work in a highly focused environment with students keen to succeed;
  • Strong classroom management abilities;
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with teachers, staff members, students, parents, and outside community agencies and partners;
  • Experienced in bringing a diversity of voices and worldviews to classroom material and learning experiences, including Indigenous, local, and global perspectives;
  • Maintain professionalism through all school interactions and activities.

Starting Teacher Salary:
$51,000 – $64,400 (based on experience)

How to Apply:
Please apply by sending a PDF with your cover letter and detailed resume to We thank all interested parties. We regret that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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