Position Available – Principal, Hope Lutheran Christian School (commencing school year 2023-24)

Who We Are

For almost 30 years, Hope Lutheran Christian School has been dedicated to realising our mission to equip each child to impact the world for Christ’s glory through providing quality Christian education in the beautiful community of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Founded by Hope Lutheran Church in 1995, our school is undergoing some exciting changes and currently serves over 300 students from grades K-8 across two campuses.

We are focused on delivering high quality educational experiences supported by an amazing community of staff who are passionate about equipping students for the future.

Be a part of our growth and transformation

We are seeking a dynamic, experienced leader in Christian education to serve as our new Principal commencing in the 2023/24 school year.

HLCS is currently undertaking an exciting journey from a successful parochial school to a non-profit school association and provides a unique opportunity for an incoming Principal to help shape HLCS for the future. You have the opportunity to lead this transformation process that will position HLCS well for growth while honouring the shared history with Hope Lutheran Church and continuing to strengthen this important relationship.

To serve in this role, you will have demonstrated your strong ability to set a strategic vision and inspire your team to achieve student focused goals within a K-8 Christian educational setting. Your superior leadership, interpersonal and communication skills coupled with wise and decisive decision-making abilities will be the keys to your success in continuing to build the strong community that is HLCS.

As an experienced administrator, you will bring your strong business acumen and systems thinking to this role to ensure all financial, legal and regulatory requirements are well managed. Your leadership in Christian education pedagogy and understanding of leading educational practices based on research and best practices will ensure the continuation of HCLS’ reputation for academic and program excellence. And finally, the right person for HLCS will be one who has a deep care and love for children and youth and wants to be part of a fun, enthusiastic, dedicated team of staff.

Requirements

To be considered for this role, you will have a Master’s degree in educational leadership or a suitable equivalent combination of skills, knowledge and experience as well as hold or be able to obtain the British Columbia Professional Teachers’ Certificate or transferable equivalent.

Most importantly, you will be able to demonstrate your commitment to a Christ-centred life through your involvement in your faith community and your understanding and acknowledgement of the mission, vision and community standards of HLCS.

Application

To express your interest in the Principal role, please forward your cover letter, resume and any supporting documentation to: [email protected] by Friday, October 28, 2022. Please carefully consider the responsibilities and requirements found in the Principal Job Description here as you prayerfully contemplate your suitability for this role. While we appreciate your interest in this position, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Hope Lutheran Christian School is a growing independent school with two campuses – Elementary School (Grades K-5) and Middle School (Grades 6-8) with over 300 students. We are seeking teachers who share our passion in Christian Education to equip students to impact the world for Christ’s glory.

Qualifications:

  • Valid BC teaching certificate
  • 2 years classroom experience
  • Flexible teaching style that allows for personalized learning
  • Willingness to contribute to a collaborative professional learning community.
  • Active in a Christian church with a passion for Christian education.

To apply, please submit the following via email to our school interim principal, Mrs. Jennifer Watson ( jwatson@hopelcs.ca).

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Your personal statement of faith
  • Your philosophy of Christian education
  • List of references

If mailing, please send to the following address:

  • c/o Jennifer Watson, Interim Principal
  • Hope Lutheran Christian School
  • 3151 York Street
  • Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 4A7

We encourage all applicants to view our website at www.hopelcs.ca/school.

 

Hope Lutheran Christian School is a growing independent school with two campuses – Elementary School (Grades K-5) and Middle School (Grades 6-8) with over 300 students.  With a developed positive school wide behaviour plan (PSIS), a formal teacher mentoring program, and a mission is to equip students to impact the world for Christ’s glory, we welcome applicants who desire to work as part of a team.

All interested candidates should forward the following via email to our school interim principal, Mrs. Jennifer Watson ([email protected])

  • Cover letter
  • Statement of Faith
  • EA Certification

If mailing, please send to the following address:

  • c/o Jennifer Watson, Interim Principal
  • Hope Lutheran Christian School
  • 3151 York Street
  • Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 4A7