CLOSING DATE: 31 JANUARY 2024
STARTING DATE: AUGUST 2024
1 Year Contract Starting Late August 2024
Renowned for its exceptional International Baccalaureate (IB) experience, and as one of Canada’s leading gender inclusive IB Schools, The York School is a place where learning extends beyond the classroom and students are challenged to realize their full potential and to thrive as their authentic selves.
In two state-of-the-art campuses in the heart of Toronto, The York School brings together an innovative and progressive employee experience and is dedicated to wellbeing and belonging.
As an important member of the Junior School Core Academic Team (CAT), the Primary
Years Programme (PYP) Coordinator plays a crucial role in shaping the academic
development of all Junior School students. This position involves the leadership of
effective curriculum planning, teaching methodologies, assessments, and
record-keeping. The PYP Coordinator works collaboratively with the Junior School
Principal, Associate Head of Academic Innovation, and Coordinators from the Diploma
Programme (DP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP).
The successful candidate will:
Facilitate the implementation of approaches to learning, transdisciplinary themes, key and related concepts and transdisciplinary units through regular curriculum meetings with all grade levels and specialist subjects in the Junior School
Review the school’s scope and sequence documents and ensure up to date units are present in ManageBac
Participate as a Reviewer in the Employee Growth, Development & Performance (GDP) Programme for assigned teachers, including classroom observations
Participate in weekly IB Coordinator meetings with the MYP coordinator and DP coordinator to ensure coherence and alignment of the curriculum
Maintain the archive of PYP records from one year to the next, including the exhibition and the student’s portfolio
Assist grade teams or individuals in developing significant, relevant, engaging and challenging units of inquiry and documenting student inquiries and actions on ManageBac
In collaboration with the DEI Chairs help support the strategic mapping and alignment of the curriculum through a DEIlens
Collaborate with the Junior School Principal and the Associate Head of Academic
Innovation to ensure that all regulations set by the IBO concerning programs and procedures are adhered to properly and that all deadlines are met
Maintain accurate information as required via IB Information System (IBIS), IB
Schools of Ontario (IBSO) and My IB
Circulate all relevant information received from the IBO to teachers and students
Participate in supervision as assigned
Qualifications and skills:
A Bachelor’s degree, B.Ed. and membership in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
Minimum or 4-5 years experience teaching the International Baccalaureate (IB)
Primary Years Programme (PYP) required
Strong leadership and teamwork skills with demonstrated experience in the areas of curriculum development
Strong ability to work as part of a collaborative team
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to interact with students, parents and teachers cheerfully, enthusiastically, courteously, patiently and with discretion
Strong organizational and time management skills
A proactive team player who is flexible and self-motivated with a “How can I help?” attitude
Considerable proficiency in navigating a technologically rich school environment, with expertise in Google Workspace considered an asset
Employee core competencies:
Flexibility & Adaptability
Breadth of Contribution
Communication & Collaboration Inclusivity
Integrity & Trust
Influence & Inspiration
Leading with Purpose
Coach & Develop Others
● Planning & Preparation for Student Learning
● Delivery of Instruction
● Managing Classroom Culture & Environment
The York School Campus, Toronto
Occasional evening and overnight travel for school trips required
What we offer:
Within the Greater Toronto Area, The York School ranks among the top CIS Ontario
Schools for compensation. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health and
dental coverage that is 100% employer paid (and effective on your first day of
employment), and participation in the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
You’ll enjoy professional development opportunities that support your career growth, and
will be welcomed by a community that values relationships and is dedicated to wellbeing
and belonging. Learn more about the benefits of working at The York School.
The York school's commitment to diversity equity, inclusion and accessibility:
The York School embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive and
accessible workplace. We actively encourage applicants from all equity seeking groups.
Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse
backgrounds so our community will benefit from a wide variety of experiences and
We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible recruitment and employment
practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please
make it known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.
HOW TO APPLY:
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply here by submitting their application by January 31, 2024.
We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.