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Job Opportunity: Teacher Leader at Saanich School District

School District No. 63

External Teaching Vacancy



Posting #:

T1718-001 School: Learning Services
Closing Date: March 3, 2017 Status: Continuing
Point Time: 1.0
Start Date: September 1, 2017 End Date:  


Reading Recovery Teacher Leader


The Saanich School District is seeking a full time continuing 1.0 (100%) Reading Recovery Teacher Leader for September 1, 2017.  Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders are key leaders in the implementation of Reading Recovery.  Teacher Leaders provide an important leadership and advocacy role within the Tri-District Reading Recovery Consortium (Saanich, Victoria, Sooke).  The Teacher Leader would be responsible for training groups of teachers within the Consortium districts every year, supporting the work of previously trained Reading Recovery teachers and providing advice at all levels of the local education community regarding the operation of Reading Recovery.


  • A valid BC Teaching Certificate
  • Bachelor of Education (Elementary)
  • A Master’s Degree is preferred
  • Certification by the Canadian Institute for Reading Recovery

The position of Reading Recovery Teacher Leader also requires an active Reading Recovery teaching load within one of the Consortium schools.


  • Teach a minimum number of Reading Recovery students daily.
  • Organize and deliver the training course to a class of new Reading Recovery teachers.
  • Provide professional support in the implementation of Reading Recovery.
  • Visit teachers-in-training a minimum of 5 times in the training year.
  • Work with the Liaison Administrator and other school and system administrators to ensure a quality implementation of Reading Recovery.
  • Provide ongoing support to trained Reading Recovery Teachers through Teacher Leader visits and eight continuing contact sessions annually, along with other forms of communication.
  • Collect and submit year-end data on Reading Recovery as required by the Regional Institute and submit training group data before the end of June.
  • Complete an annual training centre report and submit to the Regional Institute by September 30th of each year.
  • Attend the annual Teacher Leader Professional Development Forum.
  • Ensure that all requests for exemptions from the Standards and Guidelines are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Assist Reading Recovery Teachers and Principals in preparing annual school reports which reflect the schools’ implementations and contain information required by the CIRR.
  • Ability to speak French would be an asset.

To Apply

This posting is open to both internal and external candidates. External candidates can apply online via Make a Future or send your cover letter and resume to We thank all candidates in advance for applying, however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All postings close at 10:00 am on the listed closing date unless otherwise specified.

Expression of Interest Reading Recovery Tutor in Sydney Australia

Expressions of interest are invited from teachers interested in a career opportunity relieving in the position of Reading Recovery Tutor from January 27 2017 for a 12 month period. The position with be located at:

Nirimba Office, Macquarie Park Operational Directorate, Eastern Road, Quakers Hill, NSW.

The Reading Recovery Tutor provides training and professional support for Reading Recovery teachers within and across schools.

An expression of interest addressing the criteria, of no more than 2 pages in length should be submitted to Leanne Steed, R/Teaching, Learning and Leading Coordinator at address by 5pm on Friday 16 December 2016.

Statement of duties

  • Supporting and coordinating Reading Recovery implementation within and across schools including training Reading Recovery teachers and providing ongoing professional support for Reading Recovery teachers.
  • Consulting with Public Schools NSW personnel on Reading Recovery implementation and evaluation of the program.

Selection criteria

  • Qualification and training to work as a Reading Recovery Tutor (or “Teacher Leader” in other jurisdictions)
  • Ability to work to a high standard within a team environment, with other professionals and school communities including communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of public education.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal Education policies.

One of the referees listed must be the applicant’s current principal or supervisor. Expressions of interest must not exceed 2 A4 pages and require the signature of the applicant’s current principal or supervisor.


For further information contact Leanne Steed on 92087620 or at

CIRR Executive Director Position


The Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery (CIRR) is looking for a dynamic new Executive Director.
A non-profit corporation and registered charity, the CIRR Board of Directors is comprised of 15 volunteer members from across the country. For nearly 25 years, the CIRR has worked with Canadian school systems to provide exceptional early literacy teaching.
If you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, have experience working in the non-profit field, are an energetic independent worker and are passionate about the importance of early literacy learning, then we’d like to hear from you.
The Executive Director position is offered as a part-time contract. Hours are flexible.

Executive Director Job Description:


  • Responsible for administrative duties, providing current communication to board members, organizing regular board meetings, and the annual national conference
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to provide consultation on their governance role, recruiting new members to the Board representing various stakeholders
  • Enhance the profile of CIRR in all regions of Canada, through electronic means and in person, representing the organization in a positive way
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization. Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Directors on all aspects of the organization’s activities and conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate

Operational Planning & Management

  • Maintain regular contact with the Canadian Trainer team to identify areas of support to strengthen and expand Reading Recovery
  • Ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its clients, Board and Funders
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization working closely with the office manager and bookkeeper
  • Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of conferences and special projects with in the specified time frame

Development/Grant Writing

  • Research grant-making organizations and analyze them to identify likely funding sources Compile, write, and edit all grant applications exhibiting strong expository writing skills and a high-level command of grammar and spelling.
  • Keep in contact with donors and potential donors and work to expand the donor base

Financial Planning & Management

  • In consultation with the CIRR Treasurer and finance committee, oversee financial duties, including billing and collection of revenues, expense report approval
  • Work with the Board (Finance Committee) to prepare a comprehensive budget, approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board and ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed


  • The ED will be thoroughly committed to Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, and management experience.
  • Experience in a school system and familiarity with Reading Recovery is an asset, i.e., Reading Recovery Teacher Leader or school principal
  • Knowledge of or experience with non-profit and/or charitable organizations
  • Experience co-ordinating a variety of projects including fundraising
  • Ability to work effectively with professional groups and in collaboration with diverse populations
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
  • Bilingualism is an asset


Able to work independently.

Provide own computer and work space (can work from home) Cell phone provided.

Send applications to  Subject Line: E.D. Application

Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2016

Reading Recovery® Trainer Contract

***Update: Applications are now closed.***

The Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery®, Mountain Pacific Region, is seeking a qualified Reading Recovery®Trainer, with recent experience (within the last 2 years) training Reading Recovery® Teacher Leaders, to work on a short term contract – approximately 90 working days – in Vancouver, British Columbia. The contract begins November 2014.

Working in collaboration with the Canadian Trainer team- the Reading Recovery® Trainer will prepare and deliver training classes on the theory and practice of Reading Recovery® – an early literacy intervention. Reading Recovery® Trainers consult with School Board administration on issues related to the implementation & coordination of Reading Recovery® within the school system and in the province or region.

Membership in the North American Trainers Group (NATG) required. Reading Recovery® Trainers in Canada are responsible to the Board of Directors of the CIRR.

Remuneration $400-$500 per day depending on qualifications

Qualifed candidates only should contact: Or call 416 908 7711, Or Fax 416 489-1713 Or write CIRR, 10 Morrow Ave, Suite 202, Toronto, ON M6R 2J1

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