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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.

The Opportunity:

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

  • Relationship Focused

  • Service Orientation

  • Communication & Collaboration Inclusivity

  • Integrity & Trust

Leadership competencies:

  • Influence & Inspiration

  • Leading with Purpose

  • Champion Change

  • Coach & Develop Others

  • Managerial Courage

Faculty competencies:

● Planning & Preparation for Student Learning

● Delivery of Instruction

● Managing Classroom Culture & Environment

Working requirements:

  • 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

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.


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.

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