King David High School is a pluralistic community Jewish high school. Our vision is to be a dynamic leader in empowering Jewish minds and engaging Jewish hearts for the modern world. We are also a top-rated independent school in central Vancouver; we are members of ISABC, and are a CAIS candidate school. Our staff come from all walks of life and backgrounds – we value diversity. King David teachers enjoy working in a warm, collegial environment. We collaborate to create a fun and caring learning environment where our students strive to reach their potential by setting high standards and working hard. King David High School nurtures a Jewish culture characterized by a shared tradition, a common dedication to social justice, and a love for learning.

Why Work at King David?

  • King David staff enjoy working in a warm, welcoming, modern and collegial environment
  • We work in a modern, technology-rich environment
  • Professional development is supported, both in and of school, through conference attendance and course and, or, workshop participation
  • We provide continuous support and mentorship for new staff
  • We encourage teachers to develop new courses, clubs, teams, and other student opportunities
  • We are learning together to teach the new curriculum as we place an emphasis on being at the forefront of change
  • We have a young, motivated, and engaged staff with an administration that is committed to creating a safe, positive work and social work environment
  • We offer a comprehensive compensation package with salaries above local public schools and with great extended benefits, pension and other perks
  • To live in Vancouver, one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Director of Teaching and Learning

We are looking for a dedicated, dynamic, compassionate, innovative and inspiring leader to join our school family. A person with integrity, the successful candidate will have the ability to lead and collaborate while working hard and having fun. King David is a young and growing school with approximately 250 students and 50 staff members. We are looking for an educator who will thrive in a relational setting and work closely with the Head of School and Deputy Head of School to lead King David in its commitment to creating innovative and dynamic learning experiences for our students. This is an excellent position for those looking to develop and grow as a school administrator.

The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of independent school culture, demonstrate a passion for teaching, and have the ability to inspire staff and students to be actively engaged in developing the process of learning. You must value diversity as it relates to all people, including aspects of identity, and have respect for indigenous traditions and ways of knowing.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Director of Teaching and Learning will have a shared responsibility for all aspects of the school educational program and operations, with special responsibility to promote the highest standards for our academic program. A small teaching component may be required.

The ideal candidate will have exemplary communication, organization, problem solving, time management, and team building skills. They are self-directed and independent, and committed to shared decision-making in a small, but complex school environment.

The successful candidate will be expected to work both independently and collaboratively with the Head of School and Deputy Head of School to:

  • Direct all programs of the school (academic, athletic, arts and service)
  • Ensure curriculum integrity, alignment, and development
  • Establish and promote high standards and expectations for all faculty members on performance management including professional development and growth and evaluation
  • Inspire our faculty to embrace a culture of ongoing growth and innovation of professional practice
  • Coordinate school initiatives on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Manage and support aspects of school life that may include assemblies, celebrations, and co curricular programming

Who Should Apply

We are searching for a candidate able to demonstrate leadership and experience by:

  • Supporting our school’s values, philosophy and mission
  • Collaborating with school staff to foster student and staff success and wellness
  • Cultivating a safe, values-based community that embraces inclusion and engagement
  • Ensuring a motivated, and aspirational school culture and community, which is premised on student-centered education
  • Promoting a comprehensive range of opportunities to allow students to develop their potential in the areas of academics, the arts, athletics, leadership, and service
  • Implementing curricular goals while establishing a culture of staff professional development directly related to student learning

Additional skills and attributes desirable in a candidate:

  • Thorough understanding of best practices in secondary education
  • Demonstrated knowledge of BC’s secondary curriculum and graduation program
  • Commitment to ensuring high standards of teaching and learning
  • Knowledge of assessment practices, especially Standards Based Grading
  • Ability to inspire others through collaboration and team-building
  • Strong management skills, including the ability to prioritize and delegate
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Leadership experience at the secondary level, and an interest in becoming a school administrator, would be an asset

Requirements for the position:

  • Master’s Degree (or an interest to further their own education)
  • Teacher Certification through the BC Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch
  • Seven years or more of exemplary teaching experience

How to Apply:

If you are excited to work with a committed and team-oriented group of educators and you have the desire to make a difference in the lives of others, we want to hear from you. Please forward your resume, cover letter, and references to to Russ Klein, Head of School, [email protected]. We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Jewish Studies Educator

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Jewish Studies educator capable of inspiring children to love learning and Judaism. The successful candidate will join a Judaic Studies team that focuses on nurturing each student’s unique talents and passions, empowering them to express and act upon their best interests. The immersive Jewish experience creates a clear path to Jewish conviction, pride and identity. Our program encourages students to come to terms with relevant Jewish issues and aims to instil the belief that you can be as moral and holy as you are successful. All of this takes place within an inclusive community that provides a feeling of belonging and an awareness of personal responsibility. Our mission is to help Jewish teenagers, from all backgrounds, embrace Jewish values and traditions as they develop their independence and desire to live a meaningful life.

Requirements for the Position

  • Able to demonstrate excellent skills as a teacher and a passion for teaching Jewish Studies
  • Must have strong knowledge of Jewish thought and texts, including proficiency in teaching Talmud and Tanakh skills and their relevance to the modern world
  • Ability to work in, and contribute to, a pluralistic Jewish setting
  • Has a minimum of 2 years of experience as a Jewish Studies educator and has good classroom management skills appropriate for high school
  • A BC Teaching Certificate or a Jewish Studies Degree, or Jewish Education training, or related field, enabling one to become certified to teach in a BC high school setting
  • Assist in collaborating and further developing the Judaic team’s vision and curricular goals
  • Use technology as a teacher and to support students’ learning
  • Willing to be involved with co-curricular school events and Jewish life programming
  • Capable of ongoing reflection, able to self-assess, and accept and apply feedback
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in written form, with students, colleagues, parents and community members
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

How to Apply

If you are excited to work with a committed and team-oriented group of people, we want to hear from you. Interested candidates should forward their resume with a cover letter, current references and contact information to Russ Klein, Head of School, [email protected]. We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

King David gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver.