We are a dedicated and community minded team at GNS with a big heart and a strong work ethic. We are looking for like-minded individuals who will share in our passion for preparing outstanding citizens of character who will contribute to the world through their leadership, a commitment to service, and an understanding that we are all responsible for the future of our communities. We are currently seeking great candidates for the 2022-2023 academic school year in the following capacity:
Director of Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Regular, Full-time 1.0FTE position
Start: August 2022
Reporting to the Deputy Head, Academics, the Director of Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship will be a collaborative partner working with various individuals across all three schools - junior, middle and senior - to facilitate the design and delivery of a world class and school wide technology plan as it relates to learning and the student experience. The Director must be a dynamic, trend maker, and influential leader charged with defining and implementing key co-curricular programs relating to technology and entrepreneurship. A hands-on implementer, the ideal candidate is a big picture thinker who seeks opportunities to work with students in areas relating to technology where students will find enjoyment and develop skills, citizenship and appreciation for future careers in this field. The Director will also work collaboratively with the students, faculty and staff of GNS to support the integration of innovative uses of technology for learning and teaching the existing curriculum.
For a more detailed description of duties, please see this link.
What You’ll Bring
The Director will possess strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills, and the enthusiasm and credibility to create and sustain interest in various programs. We are particularly interested in individuals who have a magnetic personality and experience in integrating technology and entrepreneurial skills into co-curricular and curricular programming; particularly around the topics of: digital art and entertainment (drawing, modeling, animation, video, E-sports), digital music creation, game development (fusion of Design thinking, visual art, sound, writing, programming), app and website development, AI (data, ML, statistics), VR/AR literacy, robotics and automation.
A Bachelor of Education and advanced degree in management, instructional technology, information systems, business, design or related field is highly desirable as is a valid BC teaching certificate, however other skills and experience may be considered. Leadership experience in the areas of direct supervision, project management, staff training, and committee leadership is also desired and at least five years’ experience collaboratively supporting teaching and learning using technology as a tool.
You will be a caring and compassionate individual who actively lives the GNS values of Truth, Courage, Caring, Individuality and Community. You will demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and integrity, be driven to succeed, and always put relationships first. You will have a natural ability to connect with others, be tactful and diplomatic in your approach, and know how to get things done.
Why work for GNS?
We are a committed group of people that love what we do and believe firmly in living our values. We work hard but we also believe in having fun while we’re at it! We offer a comprehensive total compensation package including immediate benefits plus a generous RRSP program, tuition discount, free parking, fitness centre, wellness programs and much more.
GNS is ideally located in Victoria, British Columbia. Our beautiful city combines the best of land and sea offering the perfect island playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Not only do we enjoy one of the best climates in Canada but you’ll be surrounded by rugged west coast shores and mountains, lush rainforest canopy and a natural environment tailor made for hiking, cycling, kayaking, diving, fishing and so much more.
We invite you to join a truly exceptional community of educators and to experience a rewarding career with GNS. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter highlighting accomplishments in this field. We would love for you to showcase something you have created or that demonstrates your ability to innovate and inspire others.
We encourage qualified candidates to apply by Friday, December 31, 2021 by visiting the following link:
Interviews will commence in mid January 2022. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those shortlisted will be contacted.
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