May
25
11:00 AM11:00

2018/2019 TEACHING POSITIONS

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Westwind School Division # 74 invites applications for the following teaching positions for the 2018/2019 school year:

STIRLING SCHOOL (Competition No. SS-06-2018-TCHR)

  • 1 Full-Time (1.0 FTE) Probationary position to teach Jr High Language Arts, Social Studies, PE, options, Elem Math & High School CTS

MT VIEW SCHOOL (Competition No. MTV-06-2018-TCHR)

1 Full-Time (1.0 FTE) Probationary position, to teach in Division 1 (Kindergarten – Gr 3)   

MAGRATH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (COMP NO. MES-06-2018)  

1 Full-Time (1.0 FTE) Probationary position to teach grade 3

RAYMOND HIGH SCHOOL (Competition No. RHS-06-2018-TCHR)

1 Full-Time (1.0 FTE) Probationary position to teach High School Social Studies, with a possibility of teaching math or science at lower high school level. 

All positions will hire applicants with the following qualities:

  • Creating positive student, staff, parents, and community relationships with all school stakeholders at all times.
  • Excellence in understanding and teaching literacy and numeracy.
  • Having a deep and solid understanding of student assessment formative, inclusion, and differentiation.
  • Understand outcomes-based reporting.
  • Continually demonstrating teacher professionalism and being a life-long learner.
  • Being involved and engaged in all elements of our school and their student programs.
  • Commanding a solid understanding of mastery teaching and student intervention strategies.
  • Participating and being positively involved in onsite and divisional collaboration opportunities.
  • Being comfortable using technology as a tool to improve/intervene with student learning.   
  • Successful candidates must hold a valid Alberta Teacher Teaching Certificate.

The successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins.

Please note competition number, specifying exactly which position(s) you are applying for and forward letter of application, resume and 3 written references to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools  Westwind School Division No. 74       Box 10, 445 Main Street Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0                                                       FAX:  (403) 653-4641   or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

Applications to be received no later than                                      NOON FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018

The competition will remain open until suitable candidates are selected.  Only short-listed candidates will be required to submit a criminal record check and a child welfare check and TQS.

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May
18
11:30 AM11:30

JR HIGH & SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING POSITIONS 2018/2019

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CARDSTON JR HIGH SCHOOL (Comp. No. CJHS-05-2018-TCHR)

  • 1 Full-Time (1.0 FTE) Probationary Jr High School English Language Arts Teacher
  • 1 Full-Time (1.0 FTE) Temporary Jr High School English Language Arts Teacher
  • §  Successful candidates will have a Language Arts major or experience teaching LA
  • §  Successful candidates will have a sound understanding of screening & literacy assessments  
  • 1 Full-Time (1.0 FTE) Probationary Jr High School Math Teacher
  • §  Successful candidate will have a Math major, or experience teaching Math
  • §  Successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of adolescent numeracy differentiated instruction strategies in support of all learners

RAYMOND JR HIGH SCHOOL (Comp No. RJHS-05-2018-TCHR)

  • 1 Full-Time (1.0 FTE) Probationary Jr High School English Language Arts Teacher
  • 1 Full-Time (1.0 FTE) Temporary Jr High School English Language Arts Teacher
  • 1 Full-Time (1.0 FTE) Probationary Jr High Home Economics Teacher, & will likely also teach an option class

RAYMOND HIGH SCHOOL (Competition No. RHS-05-2018-TCHR)

1 Full-Time (1.0 FTE) Temporary High School English Language Arts Teacher to teach English 10 & 20, as well as 1 or 2 option classes

MAGRATH JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Comp. No. MHS-05-2018-TCHR)

  • 1 Full-Time (1.0 FTE) Probationary for Jr High School Language Arts Teacher
  •  1 Full-Time (1.0 FTE) Probationary Learning Support Teacher

These positions will hire applicants with the following qualities:

  • Creating positive student, staff, parents, and community relationships with all school stakeholders at all times.
  • Being involved and engaged in all elements of our school and their student programs.
  • Excellence in understanding and teaching literacy and numeracy.
  • Having a deep and solid understanding of student assessment, inclusion, and differentiation.
  • Continually demonstrating teacher professionalism and being a life-long learner.
  • Commanding a solid understanding of mastery teaching and student intervention strategies.
  • Participating and being positively involved in onsite and divisional collaboration opportunities.
  • Being comfortable using technology as a tool to improve/intervene with student learning.  
  • Success candidates will have a sound understanding of formative & summative assessment practices
  • Successful candidates must hold a valid Alberta Teacher Teaching Certificate.

The successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins.

Please note competition number, specifying exactly which position(s) you are applying for and forward letter of application, resume and 3 written references to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools

Box 10, 445 Main Street Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0

FAX:  (403) 653-4641   or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

Applications to be received no later than: NOON FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018

The competition will remain open until suitable candidates are selected.  Only short-listed candidates will be required to submit a criminal record check and a child welfare check and TQS.

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May
14
9:30 AM09:30

MECHANIC ASSISTANT LABOURER

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 MECHANIC ASSISTANT / LABOURER    (Full-time / Temporary position) (Competition No. SUMSTU-05 -2018)

  • Assist in our new preventative maintenance program.
  • Installing new wheel makers on entire fleet.
  • Assist with tracking system installs.
  • Basic vehicle maintenance/service duties.
  • Basic shop duties.
  • Gathering vehicles for scheduled maintenance.
  • Assist in gathering summer fleet.
  • Clean entire bus fleet.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to work with a team and be able to take and follow directions. 
  • Must be able to work independently.

Please forward cover letter, resume & three references to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools                     Westwind School Division No. 74                                                       Box 10, 445 Main Street                                                                Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0

FAX:  (403) 653-4641 or email to:   pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

CLOSING DATE NOON, MONDAY MAY 14, 2018

All applications received by the deadline will be considered.  However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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May
11
11:30 AM11:30

PRINCIPAL - STIRLING SCHOOL

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PRINCIPAL at STIRLING K-12 SCHOOL

(Competition No. ST-05-2018-PRIN)

 The position will commence at the beginning of the 2018/2019 school year

The suitable candidate will:

  • Have demonstrated abilities in fostering and nurturing effective relationships with partners at all levels and will
    • o   Listen with empathy, be trustworthy, and be student centered.
    • o   Be approachable as an innovative problem solver, who is an advocate for students with special needs, and those who work with students.
    • o   Have a growth mindset, and engage with the staff in support of student success academically, socially, athletically, and in the fine arts.
    • o   Be able to assess challenges objectively and resolve conflicts through effective and sincere communication.
  • Be invested in the community of Stirling and sensitive to the traditions, culture and pulse of the Stirling school community.
  • Be well rounded in their leadership in education to include the fine arts, academics, as well as athletics.
  • Be able to balance schedules, and resources in a K-12 school to ensure an equitable and balanced approach to education.
  • Have the ability and determination to lead from the top while engaging to the whole school community.
  • Be invested in continuing and advancing the work of literacy, assessment, and collaboration.
  • Be a strong advocate for students, teachers, parents and the school community.
  • Be committed to the collaborative structure of Professional Learning Communities.
  • Be committed to the philosophy and practices of inclusion for the success of all students
  • Is present and visible in teachers’ classrooms while leading a cycle of continuous improvement that is broad based, data driven, and provides clarity in leading staff efforts to achieve clear school goals.
  • Be committed to engaging the staff and school council in an open and transparent manner in all areas of both educational leadership and fiscal management
  • Know and ensure the adherence to legal frameworks and policies
  • Possess or be in in pursuit of a Master’s Degree
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  • A principal in the Westwind School Division is expected to meet the NEW Leadership Quality Standards for School Leaders. (Ministerial order 2018).  Principals are expected to collaborate with system and school leaders and lead their staffs in the achievement of provincial and divisional directions with integrity and genuine commitment.  The ideal candidate will be able to interpret the existing culture of the Stirling School and engage with partners in the school community to support and enhance the current vision for the school going forward.  She / He will have a proven record in school administration and be able to sustain growth in teacher capacity.

The NEW practice standards include the following categories with specific descriptors in each.

  • Foster effective relationships
  • Modeling commitment to professional learning.
  • Embodying visionary leadership
  • Leading a learning community
  • Supporting the application of foundational knowledge about First Nations, Metis, and Inuit cultures.
  • Providing Instructional Leadership
  • Developing leadership capacity
  • Managing school operations and resources
  • Understanding and responding to the larger societal context

The successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins

Please forward cover letter, resume, & 3 written professional references to:

 Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt Superintendent of Schools

Westwind School Division No. 74

Box 10, 445 Main Street  Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0

or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  Applications received prior to NOON, Friday, May 11, 2018 

      are assured of careful consideration

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May
11
11:00 AM11:00

PRINCIPAL - CARDSTON HIGH SCHOOL

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PRINCIPAL at CARDSTON HIGH SCHOOL                            (Competition No. CHS-05-2018-PRIN)

 The position will commence at the beginning of the 2018/2019 school year

The suitable candidate will:

  • Have demonstrated the ability to build and nurture effective relationships with partners at all levels, especially staff and students, and will
  • o   Be a Visionary leader, able to enlist the support of staff, students and the community
  • o   Be kind, compassionate and respectful to all, modeling empathy, focusing on students, and working alongside staff.
  • o   Have high expectations for staff and students, providing needed supports while holding them accountable. Is able to have tough conversations, when needed.
  • o   Be a creative problem solver, enlisting the skills of staff and outside resources.
  • o   Understanding the valued involvement of staff members in all areas of public education and supports their contributions,
  • o   Value innovation and creative ideas of staff to enhance the learning experience for students.
  • o   Lead, motivate, and provide time for the professional learning and growth of staff.
  • o   Respect and demonstrate understanding for First Nations’ culture, with an innovative vision for First Nations’ student success
  • o   Recognizing the efforts and achievements of staff and students in positive ways.
  • o   Lead from the heart, as a true Servant Leader.
  • o   Honor diversity and ensure the school is inclusive and welcoming for everyone.
  • Continue with the schools focus on literacy, numeracy, High School Redesign involvement, and any other CHS initiative.
  • Be an innovative thinker and risk taker in trying new ways to increase student learning.
  • Involve all stakeholders in the planning and implementation of school plans and activities.
  • Foster and develop staff collaboration to lead a cycle of continuous improvement that is broad based, data driven, comprehensive and provides coherence in directing efforts toward clear school goals.
  • Be committed to the philosophy and practices of inclusion for the success of all students
  • Be a strong advocate for students, teachers, parents and the school community.
  • Have demonstrated leadership in current classroom assessment practices and school wide grading and reporting methods.
  • Be committed to engaging the staff and school council in an open and transparent manner in all areas of both educational leadership and fiscal management
  • Know and ensure the adherence to legal frameworks and policies
  • Possess or be in in pursuit of a Master’s Degree

A principal in the Westwind School Division has the responsibility of leading, coaching and ensuring that effective teaching and learning occurs and is sustained for the benefit of all students. Principals are expected to meet the NEW Leadership Quality Standards for School Leaders. (Ministerial order 2018).  Principals are expected to collaborate with system and school leaders and lead their staffs in the achievement of provincial and divisional directions with integrity and genuine commitment.  The ideal candidate will be able to interpret the existing culture of CHS and engage with partners in the school community to co-create the vision for the school going forward.  She / He will have a proven record in school administration and be able to sustain growth in teacher capacity.

The NEW practice standards include the following categories with specific descriptors in each.

  • Foster effective relationships
  • Modeling commitment to professional learning.
  • Embodying visionary leadership
  • Leading a learning community
  • Supporting the application of foundational knowledge about First Nations, Metis, and Inuit cultures.
  • Providing Instructional Leadership
  • Developing leadership capacity
  • Managing school operations and resources
  • Understanding and responding to the larger societal context

The successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins

Please forward cover letter, resume, & 3 written professional references to:

 Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt Superintendent of Schools

Westwind School Division No. 74

Box 10, 445 Main Street Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0

or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.                       Applications received prior to NOON, FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 are assured of careful consideration

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May
11
to May 18

GRADE 1 TEACHER - CARDSTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Invites applications for the position of:                                       TEACHER (1.0 FTE Probationary) at

CARDSTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Comp. No. CES-05-2018-TCHR)

  • The positions will commence at the beginning of the 2018/2019 school year
  • Successful candidate will teach in Grade 1
  • Successful candidate will have excellence in literacy instruction
  • Successful candidate will have strong formative assessment knowledge
  • Successful candidate will be a passionate life long learner
  • Successful candidate will be a collaborative evidence based professional
  • Successful candidate must hold a Valid Alberta Teaching Certificate

The successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins

Please forward cover letter, resume and 3 written letters of references to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools

Westwind School Division No. 74

Box 10, 445 Main Street  Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0

FAX: (403) 653-4641  or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

CLOSING DATE:  NOON FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018

     All applications received by the deadline will be considered.  However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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May
7
to May 11

VICE PRINCIPAL POSITIONS

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The Board of Westwind School Division #74 has made the decision to expand the School Based Administration Pool by adding an additional Vice Principal at the following schools:

CARDSTON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

RAYMOND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

RAYMOND HIGH SCHOOL

WESTWIND ALTERNATE SCHOOL

The suitable candidates will:

  • Preference given to those with a Master’s Degree in Education, or a field directly related. 
  • Have a proven track record as an educational leader
  • Have a strong background in literacy, and or numeracy with the ability to provide support and leadership for staff
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to current Westwind initiatives in assessment, PLC’s, and effective teaching practices
  • Experience teaching and/or providing leadership in an inclusive environment, that meets the needs of all students
  • Successful Candidate must hold a valid Alberta Teaching Certificate
  • Experience working with FNMI students an asset

The successful candidates will be appointed at .25 of the Principal’s Allowance.  Applicants will need to have a current criminal record check and child welfare check in place before employment begins. 

Please forward cover letter, current resume and a list of 3 reference contacts to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools

Westwind School Division No. 74 Box 10, 445 Main Street, Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0

or email to:  pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

ONLY APPLICANTS WHO ARE SHORT-LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED.  The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found

CLOSING DATE:  NOON, FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018, With interviews to follow Tuesday, May 15 or Wednesday May 16.

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26
to May 11

PRINCIPAL - MT VIEW SCHOOL

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Invites applications for the position of: PRINCIPAL at MOUNTAIN VIEW SCHOOL

(Competition No. MV-04-2018-PRIN)

The position will commence at the beginning of the 2018/2019 school year

The suitable candidate will:

  • Have demonstrated abilities in fostering and nurturing effective relationships with partners at all levels and will
  •    - Listen with empathy, be trustworthy, and is student centered.
  •    - Be an innovative problem solver, who is an advocate for students with special needs,            and those who work with students.
  •   - Have a growth mindset, and engage with the staff in support of student success             academically, socially, athletically, and in the fine arts.
  •   - Be able to assess challenges objectively and resolve conflicts through effective and       sincere communication.
  • Be invested in the communities of Mountain View and Leavitt and supportive of long standing traditions, such as the Christmas program, that are a part of the school culture.
  • Be invested in continuing and advancing the work of literacy, assessment, and outcomes based reporting.
  • Be a strong advocate for students, teachers, parents and the school community.
  • Be committed to the collaborative structure of Professional Learning Communities.
  • Be committed to the philosophy and practices of inclusion for the success of all students
  • Have demonstrated leadership in current classroom assessment practices and Outcomes Based Reporting methods.
  • Is present and visible in teachers’ classrooms while leading a cycle of continuous improvement that is broad based, data driven, comprehensive and provides coherence in guiding staff efforts toward clear school goals.
  • Be committed to engaging the staff and school council in an open and transparent manner in all areas of both educational leadership and fiscal management
  • Know and ensure the adherence to legal frameworks and policies
  • Possess or be in in pursuit of a Master’s Degree

A principal in the Westwind School Division has the responsibility of leading, coaching and ensuring that effective teaching and learning occurs and is sustained for the benefit of all students. Principals are expected to meet the NEW Leadership Quality Standards for School Leaders. (Ministerial order 2018).  Principals are expected to collaborate with system and school leaders and lead their staffs in the achievement of provincial and divisional directions with integrity and genuine commitment.  The ideal candidate will be able to interpret the existing culture of the Mountain View School and engage with partners in the school community to support and enhance the current vision for the school going forward.  She / He will have a proven record in school administration and be able to sustain growth in teacher capacity.

The NEW practice standards include the following categories with specific descriptors in each.

  • Foster effective relationships
  • Modeling commitment to professional learning.
  • Embodying visionary leadership
  • Leading a learning community
  • Supporting the application of foundational knowledge about First Nations, Metis, and Inuit cultures.
  • Providing Instructional Leadership
  • Developing leadership capacity
  • Managing school operations and resources
  • Understanding and responding to the larger societal context

The successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins

Please forward cover letter, resume, & 3 written professional references to:

 Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools

Westwind School Division No. 74 Box 10, 445 Main Street Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0

or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  Applications received prior to

NOON, Friday, May 11, 2018

are assured of careful consideration

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Apr
26
11:00 AM11:00

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT

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Invites applications for the position of: 

Assistant Superintendent (Competition No: CO ASST SUPER-04-2018 )

 Westwind School Division #74 is seeking the services of a progressive educational leader as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools with duties to commence August 1, 2018.  The Division provides educational services to approximately 4,600 students registered in schools located in the towns of Cardston, Raymond, and Magrath and the villages of Stirling, Glenwood, and Hill Spring as well as the community of Mountain View.  Nineteen schools are located at Hutterian Brethren Colonies.  The Division office is located in Cardston.

The Assistant Superintendent will lead a collaboratively developed vision of inclusive learning focused on meeting the needs of all students through support of professional and support staff at the division and school level.  As part of the Administrative Leadership Team, the Assistant Superintendent will have the opportunity to work with principals and staff in the implementation of a model of supports and services to meet the learning needs for all students.  Areas of leadership will include:

  • co-ordination and supervision of specialized programs and services including, but not limited to, early learning programs, programs for students with special needs, English Language Learning programs, intervention programs, learning support teachers, counseling services (academic and general mental health counselling teams) and other programs that support students at-risk;
  • provision of consultation services to school staff to support implementation of inclusive learning practices for all students;
  • facilitation and supervision of assessment practices that address a continuum of supports and services;
  • leading staff development in instructional practices in a collaborative manner that supports inclusive learning (including Universal Design for Learning and Differentiated Instruction and assessment) and ability to design and deliver on professional development opportunities for staff at all levels of responsibility;
  • engaging of staff, parents, community partners, and agencies in developing supportive environments and collaborative practices to serve as a foundation for inclusive learning;
  • managing human and fiscal resources for inclusive learning and completing all planning and reporting documents;
  • staffing and supervising professional (teachers, (substitute teachers) family school liaison counsellors, educational psychologists, behavior specialists) and support staff, specifically education assistants;
  • supporting suicide prevention initiatives (Hope Squads and counselling services), supporting mental health awareness and anti-bullying initiatives that meets the need of all students;
  • participating on the divisional crisis response team and providing threat assessment support as required;
  • demonstrating leadership ability in working with students and staff to increase engagement and student voice;
  • providing support and leadership in all aspects of literacy across the curriculum particularly grades 6-12;
  • demonstrating commitment to being a lifelong learner and an ability to share that enthusiasm that invites others to continue as learners;
  • demonstrating an ability to work with technology in support of students, teachers in the classroom to support learning and accommodations and the various uses of technology at a divisional level including but not limited to: Dossier, Collaborative Response Model, PowerSchool, and divisional Human Resource software.

The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

  • Master of Education or equivalent degree and eligibility for an Alberta Teaching Certificate;
  • Successful experience as a school-based and/or district administrator;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of teaching pedagogy, structures and systems that support all aspects of a truly inclusive learning environment;
  • Personal attributes that demonstrate an ability to serve in a dynamic, engaged, and collaborative environment;
  • A strong background in inclusive education practices with an ability to administer & interpret learning assessments to support the development of sound individual education plans where required in consultation with teachers and specialists.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt Westwind School Division No. 74

P.O. Box 10, 445 Main Street Cardston, AB., T0K 0K0

Ph: (403)653-4991 / Fax: (403)653-4641

Or email to:  pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

CLOSING DATE: Apr 25, 2018 1:00 PM

All applications received by the deadline will be considered.

However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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Apr
19
10:30 AM10:30

TEACHER

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Invites applications for a Temporary Full-Time position of:  TEACHER (1.0 FTE) at

MAGRATH JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Competition No. MHS-03-2018-TCHR)

  • The positions will commence at the start of the 2018/2019 school year conclude June 30, 2019
  • Divergent possibilities in Art - technology (iPads), ceramics, leather, drawing, painting, sculpture
  • Willing to collaborate in cross-curricular
  • Teacher would be teaching about 5/8 worth of Art and then the rest of the assignment will be teaching in other curricular areas
  • Ag knowledge would be an asset.
  • Successful candidates will be a passionate life long learner
  • Successful candidates will be a collaborative evidence based professional
  • Successful candidates must hold a Valid Alberta Teaching Certificate

The successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins

Please forward cover letter, resume and 3 written references to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools

Westwind School Division No. 74 Box 10, 445 Main Street Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0

FAX: (403) 653-4641 or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  Strong consideration will be given to applicants who submit their application by

NOON, THURSDAY APRIL 19, 2018

     All applications received by the deadline will be considered.  However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

2 SECONDARY BAND/MUSIC TEACHERS, GR. 6 - 12

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WESTWIND SCHOOL DIVISION #74

Invites applications for the position of: 2 SECONDARY BAND/MUSIC TEACHERS, GR 6-12

for CARDSTON Jr HIGH SCHOOL/CARDSTON HIGH SCHOOL  (Competition No. CHS-03-2018-BAND TCHR)   

MAGRATH Jr/Sr HIGH SCHOOL  (Competition No. MHS-03-2018-BAND TCHR)

Both positions are probationary for the 2018/2019 year

Westwind School Division is currently seeking highly enthusiastic individuals to carry forward an exceptional band, music and fine arts program at the Cardston Jr & Sr High Schools, as well as the Magrath Jr/Sr High School.  The candidates will demonstrate the ability to structure and organize a secondary band program and enrich the musical skills and abilities of all students.  Successful candidates will demonstrate the following characteristics and be able to articulate their vision of a successful band program for multiple ages and abilities. 

  • Passionate about music, developing potential, creating a culture and love of music and performance.
  • Develop and apply lesson plans and assessment strategies for band students in grades 6-12.
  • Apply strategies to encourage students to participate in band and work to develop and promote an exceptional band program.
  • An ability to foster positive relationships with all students based on their individual musical abilities and diverse backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrate strong ability as a music conductor
  • Participate in multiple musical performances and celebrations such as:  Music Festivals, Band Tours, Retreats, Community events, School-based Concerts.
  • Organize, maintain and purchase instruments, music and uniforms as needed. Repair instruments and develop an ongoing structure to replace older instruments.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and collaborative opportunities to enhance the musical experience of all learners. 
  • Details particular to the Magrath position

  • Work with Summer Marching Band
  • Work with choir programs
  • Possibility to work in a theatre program would be an asset

Successful candidates must qualify for or hold a valid Alberta Teaching Certificate.The successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins

Please forward letter of application and resume to: 

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt Superintendent of Schools Westwind School Division No. 74

Box 10, 445 Main Street Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0

FAX:  (403) 653-4641   or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

Applications to be received no later than: NOON, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2018

All applications received by the deadline will be considered.  However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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Apr
9
11:00 AM11:00

BUS OPERATOR

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WESTWIND SCHOOL DIVISION #74

Invites applications for the position of: SCHOOL BUS OPERATOR For the

MAGRATH AREA  (Competition No. MAG-03-2018-BUS)

  • This position consists of morning and afternoon runs. 
  • Class II Drivers License required or currently working toward
  • “S” Endorsement will be given preference
  • This position will start on April 16, 2018

The successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins

Please forward cover letter & resume to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt Superintendent of Schools

Westwind School Division No. 74

Box 10, 445 Main Street Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0

FAX:  (403) 653-4641

or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

CLOSING DATE: NOON, MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018

 All applications received by the deadline will be considered.  However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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Mar
23
1:30 PM13:30

PRINCIPAL

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PRINCIPAL at CARDSTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

(Competition No. CES-03-2018-PRIN)

The position will commence at the beginning of the 2018/2019 school year.  The suitable candidate will:

  • Have demonstrated abilities in fostering and nurturing effective relationships with partners at all levels and will
  • Listen with empathy, be trustworthy, student centered, and someone who walks with the staff.
  • o   Be a problem solver, participate in classes, teach and model effective teaching.
  • o   Understand the work of staff members at all levels and value and support their contributions.
  • o   Be proactive is addressing issues in a timely and respectful manner.
  • o   Recognize the efforts and achievements of staff and students in positive ways.
  • Be invested in continuing and advancing the work of literacy and numeracy at CES
  • Be a strong advocate for students, teachers, parents and the school community.
  • Nurture and embrace the First Nation aspect of the culture of CES.
  • Be committed to the collaborative structure of Professional Learning Communities.
  • Be committed to the philosophy and practices of inclusion for the success of all                  students
  • Have demonstrated leadership in current classroom assessment practices and school          wide grading and reporting methods.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead a cycle of continuous improvement that is broad                  based, data driven, comprehensive and provides coherence in guiding staff efforts              toward clear school goals.
  • Be committed to engaging the staff and school council in an open and transparent              manner in all areas of both educational leadership and fiscal management
  • Know and ensure the adherence to legal frameworks and policies
  • Possess or be in in pursuit of a Master’s Degree

A principal in the Westwind School Division has the responsibility of leading, coaching and ensuring that effective teaching and learning occurs and is sustained for the benefit of all students. Principals are expected to meet the NEW Leadership Quality Standards for School Leaders. (Ministerial order 2018).  Principals are expected to collaborate with system and school leaders and lead their staffs in the achievement of provincial and divisional directions with integrity and genuine commitment.  The ideal candidate will be able to interpret the existing culture of CES and engage with partners in the school community to co-create the vision for the school going forward.  She / He will have a proven record in school administration and be able to sustain growth in teacher capacity.

The NEW practice standards include the following categories with specific descriptors in each.

  • Foster effective relationships
  • Modeling commitment to professional learning.
  • Embodying visionary leadership
  • Leading a learning community
  • Supporting the application of foundational knowledge about First Nations, Metis, and          Inuit cultures.
  • Providing Instructional Leadership
  • Developing leadership capacity
  • Managing school operations and resources
  • Understanding and responding to the larger societal context

The successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins

Please forward cover letter, resume, & 3 written professional references to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools

Westwind School Division No. 74

Box 10, 445 Main Street Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0

or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. 

Applications received prior to: NOON, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018

are assured of careful consideration

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Mar
12
10:30 AM10:30

Teacher

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Invites applications for a Temporary (Mat Leave) Full-Time position of:  TEACHER 1.0 at

SPRING GLEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

(Competition No. SGE-03-2018-TCHR)

  • The positions will commence March 28, 2018 (or possibly a little sooner) & conclude June 30, 2018
  • Successful candidate will teach Grade 2
  • Successful candidate will have excellence in literacy instruction
  • Successful candidate will be a passionate life long learner
  • Successful candidate will be a master teacher or driven to become one
  • Successful candidate will be a collaborative evidence based professional
  • Successful candidate must hold a Valid Alberta Teaching Certificate

The successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins

 Please forward cover letter, resume and 3 written references to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools

Westwind School Division No. 74

Box 10, 445 Main Street Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0 FAX: (403) 653-4641

or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  Strong consideration will be given to applicants who submit their application by NOON, MONDAY, MAR. 12, 2018

All applications received by the deadline will be considered.  However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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Mar
5
11:00 AM11:00

Nutrition Program Worker

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Invites applications for the position of: NUTRITION PROGRAM WORKER (16 hours/week)

CARDSTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

(Competition No. CES-02-2018-SNW)

POSITION:

  • Part-time (16 hrs/wk) to work mornings in the Foods Program
  • Some custodial duties as assigned
  • A Food Safe handling permit is required or need to be obtained
  • Experience working with children in a school setting.
  • Pleasant, cheerful and helpful disposition.
  • Ability and commitment to take direction from the Student Nutrition Coordinator
  • Ability and commitment to work as a member of a team
  • Familiarity with the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth
  • Experience preparing and serving food (Food Preparation Certification, an asset)

The successful candidates will need to have a current criminal record check and child welfare check in place before employment begins. 

Please forward cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools

Westwind School Division No. 74

Box 10, 445 Main Street, Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0

FAX: (403) 653-4641

or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

Applications to be received no later than: NOON, MONDAY MARCH 5, 2018

     All applications received by the deadline will be considered.  However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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Jan
8
to Jan 12

2 Full-Time EA positions - Magrath Elementary School

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WESTWIND SCHOOL DIVISION # 74 Invites applications for the positions of: 2 Full-Time EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS.  Each position is 29 hours per week at

MAGRATH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, (Competition No. MES-01-2018-EA).  One position will be working in Kindergarten, & the other will be working in Grade 3

Please indicate which position you are applying for, Kindergarten or Grade 3

The Successful candidates will have:

  •  Current first aid certification or willing to get one
  • Good communications skills an asset
  • Training/experience with children with disabilities an asset
  • The position may include some bus supervision

 The successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins

Please forward cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools Westwind School Division No. 74

Box 10, 445 Main Street Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0

FAX: (403) 653-4641 or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

Applications to be received no later than: NOON, FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 2018

     All applications received by the deadline will be considered.  However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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Jan
4
to Jan 29

Summer Labourer/Groundskeeper Positions

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Invites applications for the positions of:

LABOURER / GROUNDSKEEPERS   (4 Full-time / Temporary positions)

(Competition No. SUMSTU-02 -2018)

  • ·      Persons needed to work as laborer to help with landscaping, erecting playgrounds,   
  •        irrigation and general maintenance.
  • ·      Must be able to run large mowers and whippers.
  • ·      Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • ·      Bobcat experience an asset.
  • ·      Must be able to work with a team and be able to take and follow directions. 
  • ·      Must be able to work independently.
  • ·      Positions will start May 1st, working from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Please forward cover letter, resume & three references to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools

Westwind School Division No. 74

Box 10, 445 Main Street Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0

FAX:  (403) 653-4641 or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

CLOSING DATE: NOON, MONDAY JANUARY 29, 2018

  • All applications received by the deadline will be considered. However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.
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Dec
20
10:00 AM10:00

Part-Time Custodian - Cardston Jr High School

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Westwind School Division Invites applications for the position:

PART-TIME, 20 hours/week CUSTODIAN at Cardston Jr High School (Competition No CJHS-12-2017-CUS.) 

The hours will be assigned sometime during the afternoon shift between 3pm & 11pm

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Custodial experience preferred.
  • Must know how to work as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of equipment and chemicals an asset.
  • WHIMIS Training an asset.

Positions to start January 8, 2018

The successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check and a child welfare check before employment begins

Please forward cover letter, resume and 3 references:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools

Westwind School Division No. 74

Box 10, 445 Main Street Cardston, AB  T0K 0K0

or  FAX:  (403) 653-4641  or email to:

pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

CLOSING DATE: NOON, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017

All applications received by the deadline will be considered. However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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Dec
13
9:00 AM09:00

Teacher - Spring Glen Elementary School

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Westwind School Division # 74 Invites applications for the position of: TEACHER

.5 Temporary at SPRING GLEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Competition No. SGES-12-2017-TCHR)

  • The positions will commence January 29, 2018 & conclude June 30, 2018
  • Successful candidates will teach in Grade 4
  • The successful candidates will have:

    • a sound understanding of formative & summative assessment practices
    • a sound understanding of curriculum and reporting outcomes as well
    • Successful candidates will have excellence in literacy instruction
    • Successful candidates will be a passionate life long learner
    • Successful candidates will be a master teacher or driven to become one
    • Successful candidates will be a collaborative evidence based professional
    • Successful candidates must hold a Valid Alberta Teaching Certificate
    • The successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins

       Please forward cover letter, resume and 3 written references to:

      Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools 

      Westwind School Division No. 74 Box 10, 445 Main Street

      Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0

      FAX: (403) 653-4641 or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

      This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  Strong consideration will be given to applicants who submit their application by NOON, DECEMBER 13, 2017

      All applications received by the deadline will be considered.  However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Teacher - Spring Glen Elementary School

  • The positions will commence January 29, 2017 & conclude June 30, 2017
  • Successful candidates will teach in Grade 4
  • Successful candidates will have excellence in literacy instruction
  • Successful candidates will be a passionate life long learner
  • Successful candidates will be a master teacher or driven to become one
  • Successful candidates will be a collaborative evidence based professional
  • Successful candidates must hold a Valid Alberta Teaching Certificate

The successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins

 Please forward cover letter, resume and 3 written references to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools 

Westwind School Division No. 74 Box 10, 445 Main Street

Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0

FAX: (403) 653-4641 or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  Strong consideration will be given to applicants who submit their application by NOON, DECEMBER 13, 2017

All applications received by the deadline will be considered.  However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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Nov
30
9:00 AM09:00

Teacher - Cardston Jr High School

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Westwind School Division # 74 Invites applications for the position of: TEACHER

1.0 Probationary at CARDSTON JR. HIGH SCHOOL (Competition No. CJHS-11-2017-TCHR)

  • Full-Time Probationary Teacher to teach Language Arts & Social Studies
  • This position will start February 1, 2018, & conclude June 30, 2018.
  • The successful candidates will have:

    • a sound understanding of formative & summative assessment practices
    • a sound understanding of curriculum and reporting outcomes as well,
  • the successful candidates will be able to lead in adolescent literacy, develop protocol & interventions of all levels of readers

The successful candidates will:

  • have a Language Arts or Social Studies major or experience teaching Language Arts or Social Studies
  • be willing to work cooperatively with others
  • work with Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
  • Literacy skills, and reading intervention will be an asset for this position
  • General considerations will include a strong understanding of Professional Learning Communities and how teaching strategies, assessment for and of learning, differentiation and interventions are all intertwined to produce positive student learning.  The successful applicants will be able to use technology as a tool to improve student learning.  Experience an asset. 
  • Successful candidates must hold a valid Alberta Teacher Teaching Certificate.
  • The successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins.

Please forward cover letter, resume and 3 written letters of references to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools

Westwind School Division No. 74

Box 10, 445 Main Street Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0

FAX: (403) 653-4641, or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

CLOSING DATE: NOON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017

     All applications received by the deadline will be considered.   However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.   

The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. 

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22
9:00 AM09:00

Teacher - Raymond Jr High School

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Westwind School Division # 74 Invites applications for the position of: Teacher 1.0 Temporary at Raymond Jr High School (Competition No. RJHS-11-2017-TCHR)

Full-Time Temp Teacher to teach Jr High School Social Studies, Science & a computer class.  This position will start February 1, 2018, & conclude June 30, 2018.

  • The successful candidates will have:
    • a sound understanding of formative & summative assessment practices, & a sound understanding of curriculum and reporting outcomes
      • The successful candidates will be able to lead in adolescent literacy and develop protocol for needs of all levels of readers
      • The successful candidates will:
        • have a Science, Social Studies or Math major or experience teaching Science Social Studies or Math
        • be willing to work cooperatively with others
        • work with Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
  • Literacy skills, and reading intervention will be an asset for this position
  • General considerations will include a strong understanding of Professional Learning Communities and how teaching strategies, assessment for and of learning, differentiation and interventions are all intertwined to produce positive student learning.  The successful applicants will be able to use technology as a tool to improve student learning.  Experience an asset. 
  • Successful candidates must hold a valid Alberta Teacher Teaching Certificate.

The successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins

Please forward cover letter, resume and 3 written letters of references to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools

Westwind School Division No. 74

Box 10, 445 Main Street Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0

FAX: (403) 653-4641  or email to:  pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

 CLOSING DATE: NOON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017

All applications received by the deadline will be considered.  However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. 

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Nov
21
10:30 AM10:30

Teacher - Cardston Elementary School

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Westwind School Division # 74 Invites applications for a Part-Time Temporary TEACHER 0.5 FTE at CARDSTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Competition No. CES-11-2017-TCHR)

  • The positions will commence January 9, 2017 & conclude June 30, 2017
  • Successful candidates will teach in Grade 5 Social Studies, Science & Art
  • Successful candidates will have excellence in literacy instruction
  • Successful candidates will be a passionate life long learner
  • Successful candidates will be a master teacher or driven to become one
  • Successful candidates will be a collaborative evidence based professional
  • Successful candidates must hold a Valid Alberta Teaching Certificate

The successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins

 Please forward cover letter, resume and 3 written references to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools 

Westwind School Division No. 74 Box 10, 445 Main Street

Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0

FAX: (403) 653-4641 or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  Strong consideration will be given to applicants who submit their application by NOON, NOVEMBER 21, 2017

All applications received by the deadline will be considered.  However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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Nov
21
9:00 AM09:00

Assistant Librarian - Magrath Schools

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Invites applications for the position of: 

 ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN Part-Time Temporary

20 hours/week at MAGRATH SCHOOLS (Competition No. MHS-11-2017-LIB)

The successful candidate will: 

  • Be able to plan & execute library programming
  • Be competent in the operation of a computer and able to work with Microsoft Office programs
  • Enjoy working with students from K-12 in a busy environment that requires multi-tasking
  • Have the ability to learn quickly, perform tasks efficiently in an organized manner, and work independently
  • Have knowledge of and familiarity with books for children and young adults an asset
  • This position will begin ASAP, & conclude at the end of the 2017/2018 school year

Please forward cover letter, resume, & three references to: 

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools

Westwind School Division No. 74

Box 10, 445 Main Street Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0

FAX:  (403) 653-4641 or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

The successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins

CLOSING DATE: NOON, TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2017

All applications received by the deadline will be considered.  However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Teacher - Stirling School

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Westwind School Division # 74 Invites applications for the 1.0 FTE temporary position of TEACHER at Stirling School (SS-11-2017-TCHR)

  • Full-Time Temporary Junior High School Social Studies, Science & Math Teacher
  • This position will start February 1, 2018, & conclude June 30, 2018.

 The successful candidates will have:

  • a sound understanding of formative & summative assessment practices
  • a sound understanding of curriculum and reporting outcomes
  • The successful candidates will be able to lead in adolescent literacy and develop protocol for needs of all levels of readers
  • The successful candidates will:
  • have a Science, Social Studies or Math major or experience teaching Science Social Studies or Math
  • be willing to work cooperatively with others
  • work with Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
  • Literacy skills, and reading intervention will be an asset for this position
  • General considerations will include a strong understanding of Professional Learning Communities and how teaching strategies, assessment for and of learning, differentiation and interventions are all intertwined to produce positive student learning.  The successful applicants will be able to use technology as a tool to improve student learning.  Experience an asset. 
  • Successful candidates must hold a valid Alberta Teacher Teaching Certificate.
  • The successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins.

Please forward cover letter, resume and 3 written letters of references to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools

Westwind School Division No. 74 Box 10, 445 Main Street

Cardston, Alberta  T0K 0K0

FAX: (403) 653-4641 or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

CLOSING DATE: NOON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

     All applications received by the deadline will be considered. 

However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. 

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Nov
7
to Nov 17

Director of Finance

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DIRECTOR OF FINANCE (Competition No. CO-11-2017-DOF)

 The Westwind School Division #74 invites applications for the position of Director of Finance to commence as soon as possible.  The successful candidate will report to the Secretary Treasurer and will work closely with the members of the Central Office Administration. 

Primary responsibilities will include administering and preparation of the budget and financial statement documents.

General responsibilities include:

1.     Prepare annual division budget as directed by the Superintendent of Schools and the Secretary Treasurer.

2.     Assure the preparation and maintenance of accurate business and financial records including the timely submission of provincial and divisional reports to the Secretary Treasurer, Alberta Education, Alberta Infrastructure and other agencies as required.

3.     Monitor, review and ensure compliance with all laws and regulations related to school finance and other business functions.

4.     Coordinate and manage all matters related to the external auditing of all fiscal aspect of programs and schools in the division including the development of the divisional financial statements.

5.     Conduct internal auditing examination of all fiscal aspects of programs and schools including school generated funds.

6.     Administer trust and scholarship funds and any associated reporting requirements.

7.     Oversee Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, journal entries. 

8.     Applications to Alberta Education, Alberta Infrastructure, and other agencies for all funding related to instruction, transportation, plant operations and maintenance, administration and facilities. 

9.     Work annually with external auditors. 

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

1.     A recognized professional accounting designation (CGA, CA, CMA) or a combination of related training and experience.

2.     Several years of effective experience in school business administration, corporate, governmental or private sector experience.

3.     Proficiency in the use of computerized accounting and other relevant computer systems.

4.     Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships.

5.     Exemplary communication skills and a demonstrated ability to write and verbally present clear and concise financial and related reports.

To ensure consideration, applications including a cover letter, resume, and three written references, must be submitted no later than Noon November 17, 2017

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools

Box 10, 445 Main Street

Cardston, AB T0K 0K0

Phone: (403) 653-4991  Fax: (403) 653-4641

Or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

All applications received by the deadline will be considered, However, only short-listed candidates will be notified

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Nov
2
11:00 AM11:00

Educational Assistant - Raymond Elementary School

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Invites applications for the position of: Part-Time EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT, 14.5 hrs/wk

at RAYMOND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, (Competition No. RES-10-2017-EA)

  • Current first aid certification an asset
  • Good communications skills an asset
  • This position will be working with high needs students in the mornings

 The successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins

Please forward cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools

Westwind School Division No. 74, Box 10, 445 Main Street, Cardston, AlbertaT0K 0K0

FAX: (403) 653-4641  or email to:  pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

Applications to be received no later than: NOON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017

All applications received by the deadline will be considered.  However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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Oct
30
11:30 AM11:30

Associate Superintendent - Business Services

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Associate Superintendent Business Services

The Westwind Board of Trustees invites applications for the position of Associate Superintendent – Business Services for Westwind School Division #74. Duties to commence as soon as possible, or as mutually agreed.

The Division

Westwind School Division is located in the Southwest corner of the province of Alberta. The board office is located in the heart of downtown Cardston and is an easy 45-minute drive from Lethbridge. Westwind serves the communities of Cardston, Magrath, Raymond, Stirling, Mountain View, Hill Spring and Glenwood.

The division employs approximately 500 staff and serves approximately 4400 students in 12 regular schools, one alternative school, and 19 Hutterite Colony Schools. Our student population, includes residents from Cardston County and the County of Warner and the Blood Reserve. The division’s operating budget for 2017-2018 is approximately 52 million.

The Position

Reporting to the Superintendent/CEO, and supported by strong finance, corporate, transportation and facilities teams, the Associate Superintendent – Business Services is responsible for overall financial and corporate administration of the Division.  As a key member of the senior leadership team, this role includes corporate secretary and treasurer to the board, FOIP coordinator, negotiating committee member and supervisor for transportation, operations and maintenance, technology.

The Region

Tourism and Agriculture along with their related industries engage most of the workforce in our area. In addition, local hospitals and senior living centres are significant employers. The division is located near Waterton Lakes National Park and is well known for its beauty and abundant opportunities for year-round outdoor pursuits.

The Candidate

The board seeks a strong leader and team builder who has the skills and experience to manage various departments and projects in a collaborative manner. A systems thinker and strong communicator, the candidate will support the work of the Superintendent and Board in all aspects of financial, corporate and legal transactions.

Qualifications

Desired qualifications include degree/diploma in business administration, accounting or public administration. It is preferred that the candidate have significant experience in responsible financial administration in a school system setting. A competitive compensation package is provided.

Applications

This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. However, applications received by October 30, 2017 will be assured of careful consideration. 

Email applications by October 30, 2017, including a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least four written references together with complete phone contact information in a single PDF file to:   pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools

No paper copies will be accepted

Westwind School Division thanks all applicants for their interest; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.           

    IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education

  • Bachelor Degree in Commerce/Business Administration with an Accounting designation
  • MBA would be a definite asset

Professional Experience

  • Significant, successful, broad based leadership experience, preferably in a school board setting.
  • Demonstrated strong communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Knowledge of current business and project management practices and legislation for Alberta.

Leadership Style/Skills

  • Approachable, willing to spend time with and listen to department/school concerns.
  • Strong people skills, team builder, contributing member of senior leadership team.
  • Collaborative, compassionate, values relationships, sense of humor.
  • Able to assemble a strong team and build capacity in each of his/her departments.
  • Systems thinker, strong communications skills, hard worker, flexible in viewpoints.
  • Straight-forward, timely, able to explain succinctly in layman’s terms.
  • Provides support to the Board and Superintendent.
  • Quick study, willing to approach Alberta Education and others for answers.
  • Is committed to building strong working relationships within the District and with our school communities.
  • Maintains a healthy balance between personal life and work.

Financial Management

  • Supervises the management of financial affairs of the District and all of its schools. including banking operations, budget advice and training.
  • Demonstrates strengths in planning, delegating, time management, assignment of responsibilities and ensures successful completion of tasks.
  • Is able to work collaboratively in order to optimize financial operations for maximum student advantage.
  • Is knowledgeable and has an understanding of technology applications to enhance organization and learning effectiveness.
  • Coordinates the preparation of the annual budget, monthly statements and audited financial statements.
  • Coordinates timely financial reports to the Board and is able to explain in layman's terms.
  • Supports an appropriate balance between central and site based decision making.

Corporate and Support Services

  • Is approachable and has the capability to work effectively with central and school based administrators, staff and parents
  • Provides advice and recommendations on matters affecting corporate services, transportation, maintenance, technology and capital projects.
  • Develops, maintains and monitors the implementation of administrative procedures for corporate services, transportation, maintenance and technology.
  • Supports the Board and Superintendent in the development of meeting agendas, attends meetings, and ensures maintenance of accurate minutes.
  • Facilitates, in collaboration with the Facilities Manager, the successful planning and execution of all modernization and new construction projects, including development of the Facility Master Plan and capital project submissions
  • Assists in the negotiation of the Board/ATA Collective agreements and other employee groups.
  • Provides for the effective supervision and performance evaluation of employees in departments responsible to the Secretary-Treasurer.
  • Develops and monitors administrative procedures for property management, insurance, inventory, student information, FOIP, central records, administration of grants and disaster services.
  • Prepares and executes all contracts, leases, bylaws and plebiscites.
  • Other duties, as assigned by the Superintendent/CEO.

 

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Oct
23
9:30 AM09:30

Educational Assistant - Spring Glen Elementary School

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Westwind School Division No 74 Invites applications for the position of:

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT, Part-Time, 14 hours per week at

SPRING GLEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Competition No. SGES-10-2017-EA)

  •  To work one-on-one with a student in Preschool
  • Current first aid certification an asset
  • Good communications skills an asset
  • This position will include lunch supervision
  • This position will include transporting a student into Cardston for additional programming

The successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal record check and child welfare check before employment begins

Please forward cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

Mr. Ken Sommerfeldt, Superintendent of Schools, 

Westwind School Division No. 74

Box 10, 445 Main Street, Cardston, AlbertaT0K 0K0

FAX: (403) 653-4641

or email to: pam.boyson@westwind.ab.ca

Applications to be received no later than: NOON, MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017

All applications received by the deadline will be considered.  However, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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