Director of Instruction – School Services – Filled!!!

 Vancouver School Board

Vancouver School Board

Vancouver School Board

Director of Instruction – School Services

An exciting opportunity to join a new team

Our large, urban and multicultural school district provides a rich array of programs for close to 50,000 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Serving our diverse district, our programs and services are designed to address complex challenges and provide extraordinary opportunities.

As the Director of Instruction – School Services reporting to the Associate Superintendent, you will have overall district responsibility for the supervision of a number of families of schools and provide educational leadership and mentorship to Principals and Vice-Principals as you help them align District directions with the needs of their schools. You bring expert knowledge of curriculum, implementation of programs, pedagogy and innovative educational practices.

Along with leading and motivating your large, committed staff in the School Services department, you will serve as a member of the District Management Team infusing your knowledge of the areas of curriculum implementation, and will be involved in select portfolios including but not limited to Career Programs, Programs of Choice, Visual and Performing Arts, teaching and research into the many strategic and priority-setting conversations to support the success of all students.  In addition to providing educational leadership, you will plan and manage your departmental budgets, identify opportunities for growth and change, and champion a workplace climate that is positive, respectful and focused on student learning.

Outstanding interpersonal, problem-solving and communication skills are key to success as you will build, maintain and establish new relationships with parents and community partners who share your vision of best practice in learning and instructional strategies for all students. You will also liaise with the Ministry of Education, other Ministries and organizations that have an interest in the success of students in our district.

Your background is exemplary. It includes extensive experience and graduate work in educational leadership, curriculum design, teaching practice and research. Your experience at a senior administrative level is complemented by a Master’s Degree in Education and eligibility for certification from the Teacher Regulation Branch of British Columbia. Finally, you can clearly articulate a comprehensive understanding of inclusion and equity as it relates to the work of our school district within the public education system.

Successful applicants for this position will be able to demonstrate personal experience and understanding of the attached criteria (Selection Criteria). Please include in your cover letter a brief description of your lived experiences and beliefs as they relate to these criteria.

The District welcomes qualified applicants who value equity and diversity as essential to excellence. The distinct makeup of the VSB community strives to support the inclusion of all voices.  You may wish to share some lived experiences that demonstrate your connections to our diverse student community. 

This position was successfully completed. If you would like more information about the position, please contact our search consultant, Catherine Jagger at

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