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: Bonnie Burton

Secondary Campus

Grades 9 – 12

Principal: Kevin Visscher

CURRENT OPENINGS
Principal - Secondary Campus

Date Posted: February 10, 2020

Closing Date:  March 10, 2020

Richmond Christian School seeks a qualified and dynamic Christian leader to become the next principal of the secondary campus on August 1, 2020. The ideal candidate will have previous experience as a principal and the ability to lead, nurture and shepherd a dedicated staff of teachers and support workers. The successful candidate will work with a superintendent and a strong team of administrators. Vibrant communications skills, both verbal and written, are essential as well as in-depth knowledge of the BC Education Plan. A proven ability to build strong relationships with students, staff and the parent community is vital. The compensation package includes a competitive salary and a generous housing allowance.

About Richmond Christian School

Richmond Christian School is one of the largest Christian schools in B.C., serving over 1,000 students between our elementary, middle, and secondary campuses. Our mission is to provide a quality, Christ-centred education that equips 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. There are over 150 different churches represented at Richmond Christian School. We employ a covenantal enrolment policy and are governed by a Board of Directors representing the members of the Richmond Christian School Society.

About the Secondary Campus

The secondary campus is home to almost 50 dedicated staff members and 330 students enrolled in grades 9 through 12. An energetic and dynamic community, we strive to create an environment of learning where staff and students love and serve Jesus Christ on a daily basis.

Qualifications

The Secondary Campus Principal will lead and empower our faculty and staff team and will be passionate about doing “What’s best for kids.” The secondary campus principal will report directly to the Superintendent, work collaboratively with the Senior Leadership Team and have proven strengths in many of the following areas:

  • Leads with a pastor’s heart and the capability to shepherd a large, diverse and competent staff
  • Able to commit to the RCS vision and mission
  • proven public relations track record
  • equipped with strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • innovation in teaching and assessment practices with students and staff
  • integration of biblical worldview in education

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Educational Leadership or equivalent graduate degree
  • British Columbia Professional Teachers’ Certificate
  • Knowledgeable of the BC Ministry of Education and its relationship to the BC Independent School Act

Application Instructions

To apply, send the following items to Mr. Roger Grose, Superintendent of Richmond Christian School.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Statement of Faith
  • A philosophy of Christian education
  • A philosophy of leadership
  • 3 references

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

Vice Principal of Learning - Secondary Campus

Secondary Campus

School Year 2020-21

Opportunity: Vice Principal of Learning

Posting Date: January 31, 2020

Closing Date: February 28, 2020

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. 

We are seeking a visionary and learning-centered leader to work collaboratively on a campus leadership team providing instructional leadership and school management for our multi-ethnic Secondary campus. The Secondary campus currently serves 330 students from Grades 9-12. Richmond Christian School is a growing community dedicated to student learning that inspires students to joyfully serve Christ in all aspects of life. We are passionate about “What’s best for kids.” There are over 100 different churches represented in Richmond Christian School, a non-denominational Christian school with a covenantal enrollment policy governed by a 10-member board of directors representing the members of the Richmond Christian School Society.  Richmond Christian School was founded on a Reformed worldview of Christianity, which shapes our vision.

The Secondary Campus Vice Principal of Learning will assist the campus Principal in leading and empowering our dynamic and innovative Secondary faculty and staff team of close to 50 members.  The Vice Principal will report directly to the campus Principal and work collaboratively with the campus leadership team and the other two campus Vice Principals of Learning to provide leadership to the school community in the area of learning and teaching. The Vice Principal of Learning will need to be a strong collaborator, able to clearly cast vision, execute a strategic plan, and have strong interpersonal and presenting skills.

The successful candidate will have proven strengths in many of the duties and responsibilities that include:

  1. Oversee, plan and implement all Ministry requirements in connection to the BC Education Plan,
  2. Plan, implement, and lead Professional Development for teachers at the Secondary Campus and school wide in consultation with the Administration team to implement educational trends connected to the BC Ed Plan.
  3. Collaborate with other RCS Campuses to ensure transitions, philosophy, and implementation of the educational program is intentional and harmonious at all campuses; areas of collaboration may be in Digital Citizenship, Report Cards, Core Competencies, Curricular Competencies, Scope and Sequence, Assessment, Integration of a Christian worldview, My School Management program upgrades and design etc.
  4. Build a positive student culture in conjunction with all Secondary staff,
  5. Display a passion for Christian education that is contagious,
  6. Coordinate and facilitate the on-boarding of new teachers at the Secondary campus,
  7. Coordinate and facilitate the recruitment, scheduling, and evaluation of Teachers-On-Call,
  8. Report and update the Education Committee on educational plans and implementation as a member and participant of the Secondary Ed Committee,
  9. Coordinate and implement course selection evenings for all high school students and their parents in conjunction with the principal and academic counsellor to create and strengthen partnership with parents and equip parents to be directly involved with their student’s growth in a healthy and positive way,
  10. Work with Department Heads, while supporting and giving direction to Teachers in the area of curriculum development and growth for students in Grades 9-12, to promote the professional and academic growth of the teaching staff through staff and in-service training and personal contact.
  11. Organize and implement Curriculum Parent Night’s to partner and educate parents on important educational changes and shifts that are occurring in BC and RCS,
  12. Attend appropriate Professional Development activities and collaborate with Provincial contacts (SCSBC, MOE, FISA) to ensure that Richmond Christian School is current regarding educational trends and implementation,
  13. Oversee extra-curricular activities within the school and work to bring them to fit within the mission and vision for the secondary campus,
  14. Work collaboratively with the Principal, Administrative Assistant, Development Director and additional teachers on Graduation activities

The position will involve approximately 75% administrative time and 25% teaching time. The teaching responsibilities are to be determined with the candidate.  

Please give evidence of the following criteria in your application: 

Required: 

  • BC teaching certification (or the ability to hold such a certification)
  • Master’s degree (or working towards one)
  • Demonstrated school leadership (committee chair, vice principal, dept. chair, etc.)
  • Evidence of positive relationships with students, faculty and staff, and parents through references and current leadership practices
  • Evidence of strong written communication skills through quality of resume and attachments
  • Completed application package
  • Involvement in a Christian church

Preferred: 

  • Minimum 5+ years teaching experience at the Secondary level
  • Experience teaching/leading in a Christian school
  • Any specialty training in assessment, curriculum and pedagogy, restorative practices, First Peoples Principals of Learning, and the integration of technology in learning
  • Knowledge of ‘21st century learning’
  • Knowledge of best practices related to Secondary curriculum, instruction, assessment, technology, and school community

Please attach: 

  • a philosophy of Christian education (1 page)
  • a statement of faith (1 page)

In your cover letter please address, among other things, the following: 

  1. Your motivation for application
  2. Your interest in working with our community
  3. Your interest in ensuring the authentic integration of faith and learning
  4. Your commitment to student learning

Please send applications directly to Kevin Visscher, Interim Secondary Principal. 

Thank you in advance for your application; we will only be contacting those we would like to interview. 

*All staff are expected to sign and commit to our Community Standards Policy, which is available upon request.  

 

 

Elementary Counsellor

Date Posted: March 5, 2020

Closing Date:  March 30, 2020

Richmond Christian Elementary Campus is currently accepting applications for a maternity leave part-time Counsellor (20%) starting in September 2020. We desire a person that has a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, equivalent to an M.A. or M. Ed of Counselling Psychology. The applicant should be self directed and collaborative that will:

  1. provide direct counselling to children and families
  2. consult with school staff and parents
  3. act as an advocate for children and parents
  4. participate as a member of school-based teams when necessary
  5. when necessary provide direct instruction to students in areas such as peer helping, conflict resolution, social skills and emotion regulation.

Application Instructions

Please send one copy of the following:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • A statement of your Christian faith

Please send the above by email to the attention of the Elementary Principal, Jason Paul at jpaul@myrcs.ca

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

 

Kindergarten Teacher

Posting Date: February 25, 2020

Closing Date: March 11, 2020

Richmond Christian Elementary Campus is currently accepting applications for a full-time Kindergarten teacher starting September 2020. Come and be a part of our collaborative, inquisitive, well-resourced school where teachers have 270 minutes of prep time per week.

Please send one copy of the following:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • A statement of your Christian faith

Please send the above by email to the attention of the Elementary Principal, Jason Paul.

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

Grade 5 Teacher

Posting Date: February 25, 2020

Closing Date: March 11, 2020

Richmond Christian Elementary Campus is currently accepting applications for a full-time Grade 5 teacher starting September 2020. Come and be a part of our collaborative, inquisitive, well-resourced school where teachers have 270 minutes of prep time per week.

Please send one copy of the following:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • A statement of your Christian faith

Please send the above by email to the attention of the Elementary Principal, Jason Paul.

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

Grade 7 Teacher

Middle Campus

RICHMOND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 

Middle Campus 

Employment Opportunity: Grade Teacher 

Posting Date: February 3, 2020 

Closing Date: until filled  

Richmond Christian School is looking for a dynamic, collaborative BC certified educator who demonstrates a commitment towards Christian Education, an ability to deliver curriculum content in an innovative manner that fully engages students in learning, and acts as a personal model to deepen students’ understanding of a Biblical worldview and relationship with God. Please note this is a part-time position, starting immediately. 

About Richmond Christian School 

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.  

About the Middle Campus 

Richmond Christian Middle Campus runs a dynamic, energetic program infused with a middle year’s philosophy of learning. Our teachers are BC certified, creative, resourceful and passionate about learning and teaching. 

Application Instructions 

To apply send the following to Ms. Bonnie Burton: bburton@myrcs.ca. 

  • Resume 
  • Philosophy of Education 
  • Statement of faith 
  • Personal Testimony 
  • References 

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

Grade 8 Teacher

Middle Campus

School Year 2020-21

Employment Opportunity: Grade 8 Teacher

Posting Date: February 3, 2020

Closing Date: until filled

Richmond Christian School is looking for a dynamic, collaborative BC certified educator who demonstrates a commitment towards Christian Education, an ability to deliver curriculum content in an innovative manner that fully engages students in learning, and acts as a personal model to deepen students’ understanding of a Biblical worldview and relationship with God. Please note this is a part-time position, starting immediately.

About Richmond Christian School

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.

About the Middle Campus

Richmond Christian Middle Campus runs a dynamic, energetic program infused with a middle year’s philosophy of learning. Our teachers are BC certified, creative, resourceful and passionate about learning and teaching.

Application Instructions

To apply send the following to Ms. Bonnie Burton:

  • Resume
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Statement of faith
  • Personal Testimony
  • References

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

 

Mandarin Teacher - Secondary Campus

Secondary Campus

2020-21 School Year

Teaching Opportunity: 1.0 FTE Mandarin 9, 10, 11 and 12

Posting Date: January 31, 2020

Closing Date: Open until filled

Richmond Christian School is looking for a dynamic, collaborative BC certified educator who demonstrates a commitment towards Christian Education, an ability to deliver curriculum content in an innovative manner that fully engages students in learning, and acts as a personal model to deepen students’ understanding of a Biblical worldview and relationship with God.

About Richmond Christian School

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.

Our Vision at Richmond Christian Secondary Campus is to provide students with a quality holistic education that invites the opportunity for the Holy Spirit to restore and ignite passionate Christ-followers who display a depth of character and leadership, are driven by wonder and the desire to worship God, and are inspired by the Gospel to use their skills, talents and attributes to meaningfully impact our communities and the world.

If you love young people and you are willing to take risks for students, we invite you to join our fun and creative team of educators to do what’s best for kids.

Application Instructions

To apply send the following to Mr. Kevin Visscher  Interim Principal, Secondary Campus

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Philosophy of Christian Education
  • Statement of Faith
  • Transcript (only applies to teachers who just finished their education)
  • References

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

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

Educational Assistants

Posting Date: March 10, 2020 

Closing Date: April 10, 2020

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.  

Richmond Christian School is currently accepting applications for Educational Assistants for each of our campuses. Specific training in working with students with unique/exceptional learning needs is an asset and valued.  Consideration will be given to those with Educational Assistant Certification and/or similar related training as well as applicants with relevant background experience in working with and supporting children with exceptional needs. 

How to Apply: 

Email your Resume and Statement of Faith to Jason Paul, Principal Elementary Campus

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