Director of Academics

Aspengrove School is inviting applications from passionate, enthusiastic and experienced educators for the position of Director of Academics, K-12. The Director of Academics is a member of the senior leadership team and reports directly to the Head of School. This is a .8 FTE position commencing August 15, 2019.

An independent co-educational day school, Aspengrove is located in Nanaimo, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island. We are an International Baccalaureate Continuum school that serves students from pre-K to grade 12. As a small school with a dedicated faculty and staff, we provide an excellent learning and teaching environment that is collaborative and innovative. Aspengrove School is a place where students and teachers work together to explore the opportunities of the IB curriculum and their passions as learners and members of a strong community. Our teachers believe that at Aspengrove “they have the freedom to make decisions around creativity and innovation, and they have an influence on the growth of the school.” They describe their students as “responsive to the demands of intellectual rigor and opportunities for powerful learning.”

Our 40 acre rural-suburban campus setting affords rich opportunities for students and teachers to engage in a meaningful learning journey. The successful candidate will be interested in working with a community of committed educators.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Administrative duties:
    • Lead academic team meetings;
    • Plan collaborative and professional development time for teaching faculty;
    • Work with the academic leadership team and Assistant Heads on timetable, schedule, course selection, exam schedule;
    • Ensure compliance with IB and BC Ministry requirements, JK-12;
    • Oversee the ongoing management of the academic program
  • Professional Growth:
    • Oversee the ongoing design and implementation of the professional growth model to support all teaching faculty;
    • Work with Assistant Heads as a core team to support teacher excellence;
    • Facilitate faculty professional development goals and growth
  • Strategic Plan:
    • Lead and implement key action items to advance the current strategic plan;
    • Work with the Head of School, the academic leadership team and staff to advance the academic program of the school.


  • BC Teacher Certification
  • Advanced Degree in Education
  • 5-10 years experience teaching in an International Baccalaureate program
  • Experience as an IB Coordinator an asset
  • Demonstrated experience in a leadership role in education

Please send your resume, cover letter and the names of two references by March 20, 2019 to:

Jenny Christenson, Human Resources Administrator
Aspengrove School
7660 Clark Drive, Lantzville, BC  V0R 2H0