Elizabeth Buckley STEAM School


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We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Position: Principal, Elizabeth Buckley Elementary and Middle Schools 

Download: Job Description

Download: Job Posting

Elizabeth Buckley School (EBS) is an independent elementary and middle school with two separate campuses. EBS is Canada’s first STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) school. The program offers a 21st-century model of education with a focus on critical thinking and problem solving. Learners engage in experiential learning through inquiry and project-based learning. Classrooms are inclusive and feature universal design for learning so that children with all learning styles can be successful.


1. Proven skills, training and experience in educational leadership

2.Exceptional Human Resources and management leadership experience including:

  • hiring, training, managing and evaluating staff
  • planning and/or leading professional development opportunities
  • knowledge of Employment Standards Act

3. Knowledge of current Marketing opportunities and ability to create and follow through with a marketing plan including:

  • Build and manage the school’s social media profiles and presence, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and additional channels that may be deemed relevant.
  • Explore new ways to engage and identify new social networks to reach our target students.
  • Connect with influential media outlets and journalists to place stories about school news and other initiatives.
  • Create content regularly to grow the school’s footprint

4. A strong understanding of inclusion and proven experience in special education case management including:

  • significant training/experience in Special Education
  • leading school-based teams
  • writing and overseeing implementation of IEPs
  • making student referrals and collaborating with specialists
  • developing positive behaviour support plans

5. Strong interpersonal communication skills

  • demonstrated leadership in developing and maintaining an inclusive positive school culture
  • ensuring a smooth flow of communication between multiple stakeholders
  • ability to manage student discipline using positive behaviour support strategies

6. Ability to assess classroom compositions and student needs in order to make admission decisions

7. Experience with creating and managing an annual budget

8. A background of at least 5 years of highly successful teaching experience

9. Current BC Teaching Certificate

Desired qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Special Education, Curriculum, Educational Leadership and/or other relevant areas
  • Knowledge of STEaM based programs
  • Ability to maintain goal of full enrollment
  • Develop and nurture a culture of hope and staff appreciation
  • Knowledge and practical skills in program development and evaluation
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors
  • Knowledge of Independent schools and working with BC Ministry of Education
  • Demonstrated understanding of needs and issues in education in general, and particularly those pertaining to students with special needs
  • Ability to facilitate organizational change and growth
  • Demonstrated flexibility to respond to changing daily demands of a school
  • Experience with assistive and educational technologies

The full job description is available online. To learn more about this exceptional community, please visit us at www.steamschool.ca

Your application package must include a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references. Please submit the application as ONE pdf file. The file name should be YOUR_NAME. (Please do not title your file “Resume”.)

Submit all applications to:

HOSC Board of Directors

Email: president@steamschool.ca

Applications accepted until position is filled

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview.

Position: Office Manager  Download Job Posting


Elizabeth Buckley School is an independent K-5 elementary school and 6-8 middle school in Victoria. We are Canada's first STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) school. Our program is based on hands-on, engaging, project-based learning. We offer a 21st-century model of education with a focus on thinking and problem solving. Our classrooms are inclusive and feature universal design for learning so that children with all learning styles and differences can be successful. Our school community is supportive and harmonious and our parents are an integral part of the school. Our staff works collaboratively as a cohesive team. We are looking for an Office Manager to join our team.

Job Description:


  • Manage and maintain confidential student and staff records
  • Complete annual reporting to the Ministry of Education
  • Update school and staff websites
  • Write and edit monthly newsletter
  • Assist with school admissions and registration
  • Provide administrative support to Principal and Vice-Principal
  • Maintain office inventory
  • Order school uniforms


  • Process payroll
  • Process banking
  • Track and collect tuition payments
  • Monitor and track budget
  • Administer benefits plan


  • Manage social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Create and run ads on social media and various websites
  • Create ads for print advertising


  • Liaise with parents, on-call staff, PAC, bookkeeper and the Board of Directors regarding day-to-day operations
  • Act as the first point of contact for families, inquiries, staff and community
  • Manage parent volunteers

This position would suit someone who:

  • Can confidently make decisions
  • Is technologically savvy
  • Has an outgoing nature and loves children
  • Has a tolerance for the noisy activities of a school
  • Is self-directed, can prioritize work tasks, and juggle multiple deadlines
  • Enjoys working as an integral part of a team
  • Is highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Stays calm in a busy environment
  • Can provide a welcoming, professional atmosphere for the students, families, and staff

This position requires:

  • Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Wordpress, online databases, social media platforms, basic graphic design
  • Experience with basic accounting and budgets
  • Ability to write effectively, efficiently, and persuasively
  • Supervisory experience
  • A criminal record check

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with:

  • Marketing and social media
  • Grant writing
  • Volunteer management
  • Payroll

Start Date: Full-time starting mid-August

Salary: commensurate with experience

Benefits: extended health and dental benefits, after 3 month waiting period

Hours: 8am-4pm from Monday-Friday, plus evening events, as needed

Application Process:

This posting will be open until July 25. Interviews will be held at the beginning of August.

Please submit your application via email to info@steamschool.ca.  Your application package must include a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references. Please submit the application as ONE pdf file. The file name should be YOUR_NAME. (Please do not title your file “Resume”.)

Position: On-call EAs

EBS is currently accepting applications for on-call education assistants. All applications for the list must include a resume, three professional references and documentation of qualifications. EA applicants must provide a current criminal record check.

The vice-principal will contact suitable applicants for a short interview. Please e-mail your application to info@steamschool.ca. Please submit the application as ONE pdf file. The file name should be your FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME. (Please do not title your file “Resume”)

Contact Us:

Elizabeth Buckley School
1309 Hillside Avenue
Victoria, BC
V8T 2B3
Office: 250.995.6425
Fax: 250-995-6428

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