EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Richmond Christian School is located in Richmond BC, a suburb of Vancouver. The school exists on three campuses; Elementary, Middle and Secondary. With over one thousand students and 160 faculty and staff, RCS is well known and respected for providing a quality Christ-centred education. We recently celebrated our 60th Anniversary and anticipate continued growth and development.

RCS is pleased to provide a salary grid that is competitive with the local school district, a strong pension plan, and other perks and benefits, such as a three-week Christmas vacation, Master’s bursary program, and an employee laptop purchase plan, which support the school’s mission and values. RCS embraces the BC Education Plan and strives to be a collaborative and innovative learning community. Salaries and benefits for the various postings are commensurate with education and experience.

Interested in joining our team? Email your Resume and Statement of Faith to the respective campus Principals.

Elementary Campus

Kindergarten – Grade 5

Principal: Jason Paul

Middle Campus

Grades 6 – 8

Principal: Angela Laing

Secondary Campus

Grades 9 – 12

Principal: Bonnie Burton

CURRENT OPENINGS
Superintendent

Date Posted: October 20, 2021

Closing Date: November 30, 2021

About the Opportunity

Richmond Christian School is seeking a qualified, dynamic Christian leader to become the next Superintendent of the school starting July 1, 2021. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to lead and nurture a dedicated team of administrative and teaching staff. Reporting to the Board, the candidate will work with the Board of Directors in developing and implementing strategic goals. A proven ability to build strong relationships with staff, families and the community at large are vital. If you are passionate about Christian education and want to be part of the school’s journey into the next chapter, we welcome you to submit your application.

About Richmond Christian School

It is the mission of Richmond Christian School, in obedience to the infallible Word of God and led by His Spirit, to provide a quality, Christ-centred education, equipping all students to joyfully serve Christ in all aspects of life. We strive to make RCS a place where families are connected, students are challenged, staff are valued and lives are changed.

Our Story (myrcs.ca/history)

Richmond Christian School celebrated its 64th anniversary this year. Born of Christian Reformed roots in 1957 in a humble lean-to attached to the side of a church, RCS continued to grow, moving first to a smaller school, and then building a larger facility that would become the present-day Elementary Campus in 1985 .In 1992, the Lord provided the opportunity for RCS to amalgamate with Seacliff Christian School and the new RCS was born. RCS is now one of the largest Christian schools in British Columbia, serving over 1,000 students between our pre-school, elementary, middle and secondary campuses.

With continued growth and the addition of a new Secondary campus in 2006, the Board made the decision to add the role of Superintendent. With overall leadership and operational responsibility, our Superintendent now works with the senior leadership team of 3 campus principals, a Director of Finance, a Director of Development and the School Board. The Superintendent also engages with our school community, the greater community of Richmond and as a founding member school within the Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia (SCSBC). Having a Superintendent in place has allowed the Board to mature into a full governance model. Today, RCS is blessed with a staff of 165 employees and an annual operating budget of over $12 million.

The Future

RCS continues to see strong enrollment interest from the greater Vancouver/Richmond/Delta Christian community, so strong that the school is blessed with the need to continue growing. We see a future where our school community comes together to support our future growth, both spiritually and numerically. The Lord continues to provide for our needs and knows the plans He has for us. The RCS community desires to remain faithful to Him in this future that He is placing before us – an exciting future of dynamic growth and exploration of meaning and fulfillment of our mission and vison as a growing, well-resourced Christian school for the 21st Century learner.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Leads with a pastoral heart and has the capability to shepherd a diverse and competent staff.
  • Demonstrates leadership capabilities with a purpose that is directed by RCS’s mission and vision.
  • Encourages collaboration and teamwork.
  • Stays current with educational pedagogy and technology for pre-K to Grade 12.
  • Has strong business acumen, understands and prioritizes long-term financial sustainability, knows how to manage risk and demonstrates wisdom in stewardship and decision making.
  • Experience in Development and Fundraising
  • Ability to lead and execute the Strategic Planning process
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Equipped with strong interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Proven track record in building relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experienced in Christian education and previous experience as a Principal of a large school.
  • Seasoned in leading significant organizational growth.

Requirements

  • Willing to commit to the Richmond Christian School’s mission.
  • Master’s degree in Educational Leadership or equivalent graduate degree.
  • British Columbia Professional Teachers’ Certificate or transferable equivalent.
  • Knowledgeable of the BC Ministry of Education requirements and its relationship to the BC Independent School Act.
  • Actively attending and serving in a Bible believing church.

Application Instructions

To apply send the following to ssearch@myrcs.ca

  • Cover letter & CV
  • Statement of philosophy of Christian education and leadership
  • Personal Testimonial
  • 3 references

While we truly appreciate your interest in Richmond Christian School, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

Secondary Campus Math/Science Teacher

Date Posted: October 5, 2021

Closing Date: Until filled

FTE: 0.5

Term: One-year contract

Commences: ASAP

Richmond Christian School is a PreK-12 school of over 1,000 students, South of Vancouver. Our mission is to equip all students to joyfully serve Christ in all aspects of life.

Richmond Christian School Education Support Services is committed to provide a quality, Christ-centred education, equipping all students to joyfully serve Christ in all aspects of life.

Through purposeful inclusion we encourage students to develop their gifts, become self-advocates, and gain independence as valued members of their communities.

We are seeking applicants who:

  • Are British Columbia certified teachers, or Independent School certified teachers
  • Have good communication skills
  • Are great team players

Please submit the following via email to Bonnie Burton, Secondary Campus Principal:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • your personal statement of faith
  • your philosophy of Christian education
  • list of references

Thank you in advance for your application; only those who will be interviewed will be contacted. All staff are asked to sign a community standards document which is available upon request. A more detailed job description is also available upon request.

Elementary and Middle Campus Educational Assistants

Start Date: Ongoing

Richmond Christian School is located in Richmond, BC, a suburb of Vancouver. The school exists on three campuses: Elementary, Middle and Secondary. With over one thousand students and 160 faculty and staff, RCS is well known and respected for providing a quality Christ-centred education. We recently celebrated our 60th Anniversary and anticipate continued growth and development.

RCS is pleased to provide a salary grid that is competitive with the local school district, a strong pension plan, and other perks and benefits. RCS embraces the BC Education Plan and strives to be a collaborative and innovative learning community.

Job Description: 

  • Provides educational, functional, mental health, and emotional support to students
  • Discusses and collaborates with teachers and case managers with regards to instructional programs, classroom management, and expectation setting for students
  • Implements strategies to accommodate individual learner needs/styles, and communicates relevant student information to teachers and supervisor
  • Assists with development of instructional learning resources
  • Monitors and reports to teacher/team on implementation of the program
  • Carries out work within developed structures and plans, being consistent with expectations for students
  • Assists students in a variety of activities, including work experience and life skills, and providing personal care as necessary
  • Other duties as directed by the campus Educational Support Services Coordinator

Qualifications:

  • EA Certification
  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Completion of a recognized Post-Secondary Special Education Assistant program, or a Degree/Diploma in a related field, and/or extensive experience in an equivalent field
  • Excellent communication skills in English

How to Apply:

When applying, please specify which campus you are applying to: Elementary or Middle Campus.

Send your résumé, covering letter, statement of faith and references to: Jenn Goodall, Educational Support Services Coordinator. 

While we truly appreciate your interest in Richmond Christian School, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

All staff are asked to sign a community standards document that is available upon request.

Secondary Campus Educational Assistant

Start Date: ASAP

FTE: .65

Richmond Christian School is located in Richmond, BC, a suburb of Vancouver. The school exists on three campuses: Elementary, Middle and Secondary. With over one thousand students and 160 faculty and staff, RCS is well known and respected for providing a quality Christ-centred education. We recently celebrated our 60th Anniversary and anticipate continued growth and development.

RCS is pleased to provide a salary grid that is competitive with the local school district, a strong pension plan, and other perks and benefits. RCS embraces the BC Education Plan and strives to be a collaborative and innovative learning community.

Job Description: 

  • Provides educational, functional, mental health, and emotional support to students
  • Discusses and collaborates with teachers and case managers with regards to instructional programs, classroom management, and expectation setting for students
  • Implements strategies to accommodate individual learner needs/styles, and communicates relevant student information to teachers and supervisor
  • Assists with development of instructional learning resources
  • Monitors and reports to teacher/team on implementation of the program
  • Carries out work within developed structures and plans, being consistent with expectations for students
  • Assists students in a variety of activities, including work experience and life skills, and providing personal care as necessary
  • Other duties as directed by the campus Educational Support Services Coordinator

Qualifications:

  • EA Certification
  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Completion of a recognized Post-Secondary Special Education Assistant program, or a Degree/Diploma in a related field, and/or extensive experience in an equivalent field
  • Excellent communication skills in English

How to Apply:

Send your résumé, covering letter, statement of faith and references to: cliu@myrcs.ca ESS coordinator

While we truly appreciate your interest in Richmond Christian School, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

All staff are asked to sign a community standards document that is available upon request.