What We Offer

We are committed to educating boys and girls who will make a difference in the lives of others. Students need leadership, guidance and support to realize their full potential.

If you would like to play a significant and meaningful role in the lives of students today, we encourage you to join our dynamic team.

We believe in attracting, developing and retaining the very best members of our faculty and staff. We offer a competitive employment package within the Vancouver marketplace. Key elements of this package include: salary, comprehensive benefits, access to professional development and excellent working conditions. We believe in the importance of work-life balance and provide fantastic resources and teaching environments.

We compare our package with other public and independent schools within Metro Vancouver. A competitive employment package ensures we are able to attract, hire, and retain the very best personnel for St. John's School.

Current Job Postings

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  • School Counsellor – Junior School

    St. John’s School is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Counsellor to join our Junior School team starting in September 2021, on a full-time basis.

    An IB World School, St. John’s School is an independent, co-educational, non-denominational, university preparatory day school situated in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver. Serving 580 JK through Grade 12 students in an urban setting, St. John’s boasts a vibrant, accomplished, well rounded student community striving for excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. One hundred percent of graduates are accepted by the best post-secondary programmes around the world.

    St. John’s is a member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools and the Independent Schools Association of BC, an associate member of the National Association of Independent Schools, USA and an IB World School offering the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes.

    Visit www.stjohns.bc.ca for more information about the school.

    Position Summary and Mandate:
    The Junior School Counsellor is a member of the Junior School at St. John’s School and reports to the Junior School Principal. The role of the Junior School Counsellor is to support Junior School students in their mental and emotional wellness, as well as academic, personal, and social developments. The Junior School Counsellor will work in collaboration with the students, family/guardians, the school and the larger community to meet individual students’ needs.

    Responsibilities
     
    • The school counsellor is involved in the development of procedures and policies that affect student’s mental and emotional health support systems within the school to promote a respectful environment for a diverse population of students with differing needs, obstacles and styles of learning.  The school counsellor works closely with Administration to ensure the safety and well-being of all students.
    • The school counsellor brings a depth of understanding to the school through their knowledge of theories and research about human development, student learning and academic success.  The school counsellor applies this knowledge in addressing the academic, personal and social development of all students.  The school counsellor recognizes the interconnectedness of academic success with personal and social well-being and seeks to support this connection through communication and collaboration with school and community personnel to help meet the individual students’ needs.
    • The school counsellor listens and responds to students’ needs by using a variety of professional strategies and techniques to assist students in overcoming personal struggles in order for them to achieve academic and personal/social success.  The school counsellor helps students utilize problem-solving techniques that incorporate critical thinking skills to make healthy and responsible choices in their everyday lives.
    • The school counsellor works collaboratively with the families and significant adults in the lives of students, recognizing that educating students is a shared responsibility involving the school, parents/guardians, and the larger community.  The school counsellor works to improve communication between parties to build trust, understanding and partnership.  The school counsellor seeks solutions to overcome barriers that may stand in the way of effective family and school involvement in the education of students.
    • The school counsellor actively reflects on his/her practice.  Professional school counsellors collect and analyze formal and informal date to evaluate their programs in a deliberate and on-going manner.  The school counsellor participates in professional development opportunities that support the school’s mission, as well as the HCE and Planning curriculum.  The school counsellor recognizes that change is constant and uses best practices to continually improve school policies and programs.
     Qualities
     
    • Articulate and caring individual who communicates with ease and confidence, especially with children aged 4-12.
    • Demonstrates high ethical standards by following codes of ethics as per the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)
    • Demonstrates leadership, advocacy and collaboration to create a positive place for students and staff members to learn and grow
    • The school counsellor understands how his/her professional knowledge and skills support and enhance student success. 
     
    Qualifications
     
    • M. Ed or M.A. in Counselling Psychology with at least a year long practical placement
    • Current Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) membership or equivalent
    • Valid B.C. TRB Teacher’s Certificate
    • Three years or more counselling experience would be considered an asset
    • Counselling experience in an independent school and/or an IB World School environment would be ideal
     
    Key Accountabilities and Success Measurements

    • System support: Establish, maintain and enhance the total school counselling program. Promote school improvement by contributing to professional development, consultation, collaboration and Teaming.
    • Responsive services: Meet students’ immediate needs and concerns
    • School community involvement through interdisciplinary curriculum development, group activities and parent workshops/instructions
     
    The People

    • Reports to: Junior Principal
    • Key internal interactions: students, teachers, principals, administration
    • Key external interactions: parents/guardians, other significant adults to students, larger community
     
    Applications:
    All interested candidates should forward their resumes, along with the names, addresses and phone numbers of three referees, and a cover letter, in confidence addressed to Ms. Valerie Little, Junior School Principal at vlittle@stjohns.bc.ca
    Job posting will remain open until filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in St. John’s School.
  • Annual Giving and Community Relations Manager

    An IB World School, St. John’s School is an independent, co-educational, non-denominational, university preparatory day school situated in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver. Serving 580 JK through Grade 12 students in an urban setting, St. John’s boasts a vibrant, accomplished, well rounded student community striving for excellence in academics, athletics and the arts. One hundred percent of graduates are accepted by the best post-secondary programmes around the world.

    St. John’s is a member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools and the Independent Schools Association of BC, an associate member of the National Association of Independent Schools, USA and an IB World School offering the Primary
    Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes.

    The Advancement Department of St. John’s School is seeking a qualified and experienced Annual Giving and Community Relations Manager. This is a full time position.

    This position is a member of the Advancement Team and reports to the Executive Director for Advancement. The Advancement team is responsible for parent and alumni programmes, fundraising and communications for the school. The role of the Annual
    Giving and Community Relations Manager is to facilitate community involvement and support for the school from parents, students, alumni, former parents and grandparents. They will be dedicated to helping the school community stay connected and securing philanthropic support for St. John’s.

    The ideal candidate is a confident person with superb relationship, organizational and communications skills, has the ability to multi-task and has several years’ experience in a similar non-profit environment.

    St. John’s offers a very competitive and comprehensive salary and benefits package.

    Visit www.stjohns.bc.ca for more information about the school.
    All interested candidates should forward their resumes, along with the names, addresses and phone numbers of three referees, and a cover letter, in confidence addressed to:

    Ms. Angela Dudek, Executive Director for Advancement
    St. John’s School
    2215 West 10 Avenue
    Vancouver, BC, V6K 2J1

    Or electronically to: adudek@stjohns.bc.ca

    Closing Date: June 18, 2021, but applications will be reviewed and candidate meetings arranged as applications are received.
  • Communications Coordinator

    Communication Coordinator, seven-month contract

    Position Profile: 
    Reporting to the Executive Director for Advancement, the Communication Coordinator is responsible for supporting St. John’s mission and vision through implementing the communication strategy that supports the strategic plan, is consistent with our brand and key messages and represents the school to a high professional standard. They will promote the achievements, passion and expertise that are experienced daily at St. John’s School. They will be in the midst of classes, activities and events at the school documenting how the community and programmes are fulfilling the school’s mission. 

    As a key member of the Advancement team, the Communication Coordinator will create electronic and print content. 

    Position Summary and Mandate: 
    The Communication Coordinator will create and integrate content for the website, e-newsletters, digital screens and internal web portal. She/ he will identify and produce appropriate and consistent messaging for all constituents including but not limited to, parents, donors, alumni, grandparents and past parents. 

    Communication will focus on positioning the fundraising programme – annual giving and major gifts – to secure and maintain philanthropic support. 

    Community Communication: 
    • Updating the school portal to promote programmes, achievements, events, resources and general information 
    • Writing articles for the website promoting the school to our parents, alumni and alumni parents and grandparents 
    • Celebrating school / student achievements and programmes 
    • Creating weekly and quarterly community e-newsletters 
    • Devising digital screen campaigns – segmenting for audiences, events and divisions 
    • Producing appeals and materials as needed such as recognition, invitations, congratulatory letters, etc. 
    • Maintaining the internal community portal segmentation and distribution lists, responding to website inquires and troubleshoots issues as they arise
    • Promoting alumni to prospective parents – website, open house, social media
    • Reviewing and school proofreading documentation 
    • Using photo and video archiving software to support academic community events and initiatives 
    This role will require occasional working hours outside of school office hours: evening events and morning and weekend commitments. 

    Qualities: 
    • Committed to building strong relationships with a variety of constituent groups.
    • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment, tact, diplomacy and discretion
    • Must exhibit superior oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Ability to establish rapport with volunteers, donors, alumni, and staff
    • Must pay meticulous attention to detail in all aspects of the job
    • Able to work independently and collaboratively to accomplish goals
    • Must be available to attend meetings and functions after hours when necessary
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including flexibility, patience and integrity
    • Desire to learn and grow professionally 
    Applications:
    All interested candidates should send their resumes, along with the names, emails, and phone numbers of three references, and a cover letter, electronically to Catriona Cheng, Director of Finance and HR at ccheng@stjohns.bc.ca

    Applications will be reviewed, and candidate meetings arranged as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Job posting will remain open until the position is filled.

    Thank you for your interest in working for St. John's School.
  • Teachers on Call

    An IB World School, St. John’s School is an independent, co-educational, non-denominational, university preparatory day school situated in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver. Serving 570 JK through Grade 12 students in an urban setting, St. John’s boasts a vibrant, accomplished, well rounded student community striving for excellence in academics, athletics and the arts. One hundred percent of graduates are accepted by the best post-secondary programmes around the world.
     
    St. John’s is a member of the Independent Schools Association of BC, an associate member of the National Association of Independent Schools, USA and an IB World School offering the PYP, MYP and DP.
     
    St. John’s School is seeking enthusiastic, energetic, and creative individuals to be on our Teachers on Call list. We are seeking teachers in a variety of grade and specialist areas.

    Candidates must hold a valid B.C. TRB Teacher’s Certificate.

    All interested candidates should forward their resumes, along with the names, addresses and phone numbers of three referees, and a cover letter, in confidence addressed to:

    Ms. Valerie Little
    St. John’s School
    2215 West 10 Avenue
    Vancouver, BC, V6K 2J1
    Or electronically to: vlittle@stjohns.bc.ca
If you do not see a current opening that matches your interests and skill set, we encourage you to contact us and share your resume and reasons why you would be a good addition to the St. John’s community. Please send to the attention of Ms. Catriona Cheng, Director of Finance and HR, at ccheng@stjohns.bc.ca.