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Head of Secondary Program (contract)

Overview:

Columbia College, a private not-for-profit college in Vancouver established in 1936, has offered a Grades 11 and 12 high school completion program for many years. This program follows Ministry of Education guidelines and is certified by the Province of British Columbia. The program is designed to prepare students for successful study at the post-secondary level. Starting in September 2017 Columbia College Columbia will add Grade 10 courses enabling students to complete the Grade 10-12 Dogwood requirements for high school graduation in BC. This expansion will occur at the same time as the College opens an exciting new facility at 333 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver.

Columbia College is seeking a Head of the Secondary Program.  This person will have administrative experience in the BC Senior Secondary system.  The ideal candidate will be excited about taking on a new challenge in their career.  The Head will provide input into the design of the program and ultimately oversee and manage the College’s Secondary Program. 

The Head of the Secondary Program will report to the Principal of Columbia College. This is a contract position for two years with a start date as soon as possible. 

Qualifications:

The Head of the Secondary Program will have several years’ experience as an educational administrator and be very familiar with the BC educational system. Certification as a BC Secondary Teacher is required, and experience with post-secondary education an asset. The candidate will be familiar with the Ministry of Education requirements for BC secondary schools, admissions requirements of local universities, have excellent communication and leadership skills and be able to work independently.

The successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s degree, however, a post-baccalaureate degree is preferred.

Salary:

Columbia College offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.  All Columbia College employees are covered by the Columbia College Employment Agreement which includes full benefits, a generous RRSP plan and vacation once confirmed.

Job Description:

In the first months of employment the major tasks will include the following:
• Help with program design including orientation of new students.
• Become familiar with and support  the existing programs offered at Columbia College: Senior Secondary, Adult Secondary, Accelerated Secondary and University Preparatory.
• Prepare updated informational material for marketing purposed and for the College calendar and website.
• Liaise with the Columbia College homestay coordinator to provide a smooth and safe transition if homestay and custodianship are required.
• Develop grade 10 syllabi.
• Check and provide input on existing 11 and 12 syllabi.
• Select textbooks and support material.
• Hire instructors as per the Columbia College Employment Agreement and in conjunction with Columbia College’s HR Manager and the Academic Board.
• Provide input on the requirements and hiring of support staff.
• Assist in the preparation of the Annual Report to Ministry of Education.
• Assist with the move into the new facility in August 2017.
• Become familiar with the facility and work with the Columbia College Emergency Response  Committee to develop required safety plans.
• Become familiar with Columbia College’s ERP (CAMS Enterprise).

Beginning September 2017:
Manage the day to day operation of the Secondary program including Senior Secondary, Adult Secondary, Accelerated Secondary and University Preparatory.  This will include the following:
• Supervise and evaluate instructors. 
• Submit monthly payroll to the payroll master.
• Possible part-time teaching in the program.
• Supervise and evaluate students, including overseeing progress reports at the mid-semester and final grades at the end-of-semester.
• Work with the Columbia College Secondary Counsellor to ensure student files meet Ministry requirements.
• Oversee reporting to parents/guardians both locally and overseas.
• Prepare an annual budget.
• Liaise with Columbia College’s Academic Board, ELC department and Admissions
• Attend weekly Academic Board meetings, semester Society meetings and Board of Governors meetings when requested.
• Liaise with Columbia College’s support staff, including academic advisors/counsellors, nurse, homestay coordinator and IT.
• Liaise with the Ministry of Education (through the Office of the Inspector of Independent Schools) including regular reporting.
• Liaise with the Teacher Regulation Branch of the Ministry of Education including regular reporting. • Prepare for new curriculum program implementation in September 2018.

We are currently accepting applications. Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated into one PDF or Word document) before May 15th to Denise Guiblejman, HR Manager at careers@columbiacollege.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest in the position, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Bookstore Manager

Columbia College is looking for a Bookstore Manager.  This is a full-time position (35 hours per week): Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Position Overview:

The Bookstore Manager is responsible for the supervision of the College’s bookstore.  This responsibility includes determining prices of merchandise in accordance with established policies of the College, maintaining current listing of textbooks required for all college-sponsored courses and placing orders with appropriate vendors for textbooks, (for both secondary and University transfer program) school and office supplies and other  merchandise sold in the store,  and supervising bookstore operations at the College campus.  The position reports to the principal, Vice-principal and Financial Controller.

Position Responsibilities:

• Placing all orders for books with the current inventory.
• Placing and ensuring that all orders are placed in accordance with College policy which includes having required purchase requisitions and orders before said orders are placed.
• Receiving, verifying, and adding to inventory records, and preparing of all incoming and outgoing shipments.
• Purchasing all supplies for the bookstore to sell to students, faculty, staff and the general public.
• Ensuring College centers have and adequate supply of books for all classes.
• Closing out the cash register daily. Maintaining petty cash in registers and submitting cash receipts to the accounting department for processing.
• Ensuring that the bookstore is open a minimum of six hours each day and seven hours of the first 2 weeks of the beginning of each semester.
• Making returns to various publishers and other vendors when necessary and submitting the credited memos to the accounting department for processing.
• Learning computer programs and systems required to properly conduct assigned responsibilities.
• Ensuring that individuals using or working in the bookstore are properly trained as to the proper and safe operation of all equipment.
• Serving on and providing information to College committees as needed. Ensuring that individuals using or working in the bookstore are properly trained as to the proper and safe operation of all equipment.
• Working closely with the College administration on the development of annual budgets.
• Managing lockers rental and return for each semester.
• Dealing with lost and found items.
• In charge of taking physical inventories annually.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business, Management or Marketing. Alternatively, a high school diploma or an associate degree may also be accepted if the applicant has sufficient experience in commercial operations and supervisory experience.
• Minimum 2-5 years’ experience Bookstore or retail. Bookseller experience is preferred.
• Knowledge of retail floor merchandising, stock control procedures, textbook and school supply vendors.
• Knowledge of purchase orders processes and related accounts payable documentation.
• Knowledge of supplies, services ordering and inventory control.
• Extraordinary customer service and interpersonal skills.  Ability to interact successfully with a diverse student body.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must.
• Able to lift up to 50 pounds, carry, shelve, bend and stretch in the performance of book operations.

Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated into one PDF or Word document) with contact information of two references before May 15th to Denise Guiblejman, HR Manager at careers@columbiacollege.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest in the position, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 


Physics Sessional Instructor (second half of the Summer semester)

Columbia College is looking for a Physics Sessional Instructor to teach Physics 11 during the second half of the 2017 Summer semester

Information about the course: 

• Classes run  Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 11:40 am.
• The instructor is responsible for the lecture and lab component.
• The instructor should commit to two hours and forty minutes of office hours per week.
• This part-time sessional position will commence Monday, June 26th.
• The last day of class is Friday, August 4th.
• The instructor will also be responsible for administering the final exam in the week following classes. Final grades must be submitted to the College by noon on Monday, August 14th.

Our ideal candidates must have:

• BC Teaching Certificate.
• Master’s degree in Physics.
• Experience teaching Physics at the secondary level.
• Demonstrated success in innovative or student-centered teaching techniques.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Experience in teaching a diverse student body.

We offer an attractive compensation: The monthly gross salary for a Master’s degree holder is $2,449.39 and $2,733.90 for a PhD holder.

We are currently accepting applications. Please submit a cover letter and resume (consolidated into one PDF or Word document) by April 3rd to Denise Guiblejman, HR Manager at: careers@columbiacollege.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest in the position, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.