LESIA UKRAINKA

UKRAINIAN SCHOOL OF OTTAWA

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY:

THE DIRECTOR OF THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES

 

 

The  Lesia  Ukrainka Ukrainian School  (LUS) is seeking an individual to fill the position of Director of the Program of Studies for 2022-2023 school year.

 

        SCHOOL’S MANDATE

     The goal of the Lesia  Ukrainka  Ukrainian  School  (LUS)  is to promote and support the learning of the  Ukrainian language,  Ukrainian culture and traditions,  and subjects related to  Ukraine.   LUS    provides weekly   Ukrainian language learning opportunities for preschool and elementary school-ages children on Saturday mornings throughout the academic school year, hosted within the framework of the  International Language  Program of the  Conseil des  Écoles  Catholiques de  Langue  Française du Centre-Est.

 

       ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES

    Working  in  close  collaboration  with  the  Parent  Committee  and  instructors,  the Director of the  Program of  Studies is responsible for the academic activity of the LUS, including but not limited to:

Preparing   the  program    of studies,  with  advance    approval  of  the  Parent Committee  and  instructors,  and  overseeing  the  subsequent delivery of said  program, including the  acquisition and/or  procurement of  relevant resource materials to support learning;

     Administering   recruitment   and  staffing  processes   for  the  engagement of instructors  or other support staff to the  LUS, with  the  input and sign-off  of the  Parent Committee;

     Overseeing   and   supporting   the  day-to-day   efforts of instructors,  including attending  to  all  relevant  staff  management  issues, as well  as  managing relationships between staff, families, students and instructors;

     Being  present  at  the  school  each  week  for  the  entire  duration  of  classes (including  online  school),  and  ensuring that  appropriate arrangements are  in place to appoint replacement instructors in the unexpected event of instructor absence; 

     Ensuring  sufficient  supervision  of  students and the  monitoring of the  overall learning environment throughout the  LUS school year  in adherence with school board and Ministry of Education security and safety policies and procedures;

     Supervising the efforts of volunteers and any other guest visitors participating in LUS activities;

     Maintaining ongoing effective communication with the day school which serves as the hosting premises for the LUS;

     Serving as a community role model by reinforcing Canadian values of respect and  tolerance  for  others,  as  well  as  encouraging  harmonious  co-existence  amongst students, staff and parents within the LUS;

     Establishing and maintaining communication with parents regarding school life, the  school    calendar   of  learning   and   associated   events,   relevant   policies  and procedures, as well as behavior and attendance issues;

     Serving as the  key liaison for  LUS with  the  International Language Program office/municipal  school  board and the Ministry of Education, especially in such matters as the accreditation of the program of studies, approval and funding of the program, and the selection of texts and supplementary materials;

     Providing progress reports to the Parent Committee on the status of instruction in the LUS;

     Acting  in  the  absence  of  the  Head of the  Parent Committee, on as  needed basis; and

     Other  related job  duties as prescribed in the  International Language Program manual.

 

          QUALIFICATIONS AND KEY COMPETENCIES

     Excellent communication skills in English and Ukrainian, both oral and written.

     Ability  to work  independently and as a team member and manage one’s own and others time effectively in a dynamic environment.

     Strong  interpersonal  skills,  in  particular  a demonstrated capacity to  mediate conflict and facilitate  constructive  problem-solving and consensus  building among  key stakeholders.   Ability to communicate transparently with diplomacy, judgment and tact in dealing with parents, students, instructors and school board representatives.

     Demonstrated  commitment  in  promoting  and  supporting  the  learning  of  the Ukrainian language, culture and traditions through community involvement.

     Experience in overseeing the implementation of, and ensuring adherence to, a range of  relevant policies and  procedures within  a work  environment (including online schooling).

     Experience in key aspects of human resources and/or staff management.

     Capable of  mobilizing key stakeholders towards  a common objective or goal through open, ethical and transparent engagement strategies.

     Experience    on  education   and   instructor  capacity-building/mentoring   is considered as asset.

 

          HOW TO APPLY

       Applicants are invited to submit their resume and a cover letter outlining how they meet the  specific  requirements of the position to the Head of the Parent Committee at lesiaukrainkaschoolottawa@gmail.com by November 7, 2022. We sincerely appreciate all applications,  however,   only those   candidates  short-listed for  an  interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate for the position will be required to provide proof of a recent Police Record Check as a formal requirement for employment.