Location: Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Type: Full Time
Salary: 103,000 - 115,000 CAD
Full benefits package
DIRECTOR OF UNIVERSITY GUIDANCE
Shawnigan is seeking a highly motivated and talented Director of University Guidance to start as soon as possible.
The role of the Director of University Guidance is to help prepare, guide and support Shawnigan Lake School students for their future academic and personal plans after graduation. To this end, this position will work with all aspects of the School to ensure that our students have the information, resources and opportunities to create a post-secondary plan that is suited to each student’s needs, wants and future goals. As the Director of University Guidance, the successful candidate will take on the leadership of a team of University Guidance counsellors while also managing a portfolio of students.
The Director of Guidance holds a key position on the Academic Strategy Team and the Academic Council to ensure that the education that students are receiving best prepares them for the competitive post-secondary environment. Ensuring the alignment of the Guidance Office’s vision with Project Future, this inspiring team leader will take the lead on a key element of the “Inspire Academic Excellence” Pillar: Encourage students to seek innovative, personally challenging and engaging post-secondary opportunities both nationally and internationally.
Hold a post-secondary degree in Education or related discipline that aligns with the Shawnigan academic program. Graduate degree preferred;
Experience with Canadian, US and UK university admission policies and practices an asset;
Specialising in US university admissions policies and processes an advantage;
Experience assisting high school students with university and scholarship applications;
Administrative experience working directly with students at a university or high school environment;
BC teaching certification or the ability to gain certification by September 2023, will be an asset;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build relationships with students, families, colleagues and university representatives;
Ability to facilitate delicate conversations with honesty, tact, and a positive perspective;
Strong research and organizational skills and a commitment to on-going professional development;
Excellent writing skills;
Knowledge of application processes/systems.
NEXT STEPS To apply, please send a resume and cover letter expressing your interest to the attention of Wendy Milne, Assistant Head - Academics, via email at email@example.com.
Only applications with a resume and Shawnigan specific cover letter will be considered. Please be specific about your suitability to take on this leadership position. Those who are brought forward into the interview process will receive further details about compensation, benefits and the duties and expectations of a full-time Shawnigan staff member.
We ask you to please provide references at the shortlist stage of the recruitment process.
Shawnigan Lake School is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.
We express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Shawnigan Lake School is a leading independent co-educational boarding school for ages 13-18 (grades 8-12) on Canada’s beautiful west coast. Our world-class facilities situated on a stunning 270-acre campus include eleven boarding houses, an observatory, salmon hatchery, rowing crew house on the lake, state of the art Learning Commons and Library, recording studio, and robotics lab. Our diverse, inter-disciplinary and innovative programming helps shape the next generation of global leaders.
For more information, explore our Shawnigan at a Glance.
Shawnigan provides academic ambition to develop a culture of collaboration, independence and resilience in our students through educators and peers who inspire our students to embrace a love of learning by challenging them to solve problems critically and creatively. Staff endorse our School’s values (Curiosity, Compassion, Community and Courage) and are deeply committed to our mission: Spark Minds, Kindle Hearts, Forge Futures.
Shawnigan is always looking for outstanding, worldly, world-class, diverse, and ambitious educators to inspire our students and to model our three pillars of Academic Excellence, CoCurricular Distinction a...nd Student Life Unparalleled. You will contribute to all facets of life on an international boarding school campus with 85% of our students as full-time boarders, representing thirty different countries from around the world.