Middle School Teacher and Coach for PHE/ Athletics

Mulgrave School

Position: Middle School Teacher and Coach for PHE/ Athletics

Terms: Temporary, Full-Time – Maternity Leave Contract 

Reports to: Principal of Middle School & Director of Athletics

Role Description: 

This is a one-year leave replacement position for the 2024-25 school year. 

As a member of our Middle School Physical Health Education (PHE) Life Skills teaching team, you will teach a range of IB MYP PHE courses in Grades 6-10, and participate in the delivery of our Middle School Life Skills curriculum in Grades 6-9. 

Members of our PHE team are expected to coach multiple teams in co-curricular athletics, ideally in at least three of the core sports of badminton, rugby, basketball, soccer and volleyball.


In this role you will:

  • Inspire students to achieve their personal best by providing a rich and engaging programme that develops students’ skills, promotes curiosity and love of learning, and prioritises well-being.
  • Teach in a fast-paced, highly collaborative professional environment, where innovation is encouraged and student learning and well-being drive everything we do.
  • Benefit from a low student-teacher ratio and a stimulating, well-resourced, technology-rich classroom environment.
  • Provide the best possible learning environment for our highly diverse, multicultural student population.
  • Provide opportunities to enrich learning through exploration in the arts, athletics, outdoor education, service, leadership and more.
  • Appropriately challenge students, allowing them to feel safe, seen and that they belong.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Teach multiple PHE classes in the IB Middle Years Programme (G6-10)
  • Coach up to two teams per term in at least three of the core sports of badminton, rugby, basketball, soccer, and volleyball. Coaching will take place before and/or after school, including evenings and some weekends
  • Connect with and inspire students to excel in Physical Health Education and Athletics
  • Serve as a Homeroom Advisor for a group of approximately 12 Middle School students
  • Teach classes in our Middle School Life Skills programme as needed
  • Offer engaging elective courses through our Middle School LEAP (Learning Enrichment and Personalization) programme

Additional Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Keep up to date with developments in subject and co-curricular areas, including coaching qualifications, athletic training and sport management
  • Establish strong, positive relationships with students while fostering a healthy environment for active living and sport
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress for the purposes of teaching, learning and reporting
  • Organise and assist with tournaments and the planning of Athletics events
  • Provide assistance with administrative tasks in Athletics and PHE
  • Help plan and lead our annual Terry Fox Run and Battle of the Houses events

All Mulgrave teachers are expected to:

  • Develop a classroom environment that builds positive relationships and fosters an ethic of care
  • Design, prepare and deliver learning activities that facilitate authentic engagement
  • Identify and select instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying learning needs
  • Use relevant technology to enhance instruction and learning
  • Design and implement a range of authentic formative and summative assessments, providing appropriate and timely feedback to students
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress for the purposes of teaching, learning and reporting
  • Participate in faculty and parent meetings and special events
  • Model respectful and timely communication with students, colleagues and parents
  • Attend professional development workshops as required by the school
  • Endorse the school’s mission, values and vision statement

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a Canadian resident and legally entitled to work in Canada 
  • Certified to teach in BC
  • Minimum one year teaching experience
  • An age-appropriate First Aid Certificate

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Advanced qualifications for coaching, including appropriate NCCP certification, in at least one of our core sports – badminton, rugby, basketball, soccer, and volleyball
  • Demonstrated understanding of and passion for Physical Health Education, coaching, and the Teaching Games for Understanding framework (TGFU)
  • A familiarity with BC PHE curricula 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the IB Middle Years Programme
  • A Class IV driver’s licence
  • Experience teaching in a technology-rich environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Strong organisational, communication, administrative and interpersonal skills

The base annual salary for this position is competitive and falls within the range of $70,000.00 – $119,000.00. The final salary offer will be determined based on the candidate’s qualifications, and relevant experience in accordance with BC labour laws and company policies.

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