Calgary French & International School
Calgary, AB
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Assistant Principal, Elementary

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Job status
Régulier à temps plein
June 24 2022
Starting date
August 22 2022
Calgary French & International School (CFIS) is a full French language immersion co-educational independent school, serving over 750 students from preschool through to Grade 12. CFIS develops each student’s individual and academic potential in an academically rigorous program that is enriched with internationally-focused learning experiences and engagement in athletics and the fine arts. CFIS values openness, inquisitiveness, and understanding of both the community and the world beyond each student’s experience, and provides its students and employees with opportunities to lead and grow in a culture of mutual respect, creativity, innovation, and critical thinking. CFIS is a caring and supportive community for its students, faculty, and staff.


Job Description

REPORTS TO: Principal of  Elementary
Full-Time, Probationary


Job Description:
As part of our commitment to implementing our strategic plan, CFIS is recruiting an assistant principal for the elementary division, whose focus will be on the whole student. The successful candidate will have some teaching duties in addition to the assistant principal responsibilities.  The responsibilities of this position cover the following areas:

  • Contribute to the overall health, success, and sustainability of the School;
  • Role model the CFIS values and instill leadership behaviours and expectations;
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders in all areas of responsibility;
  • Establish, maintain and nurture effective working relationships with students, parents, faculty and staff;
  • Strive to continually improve leadership and management abilities;
  • Assist the Principal to manage the day-to-day organization and operation of CFIS’s Elementary Division;
  • Assist the Principal in working with teachers to maintain effective classroom procedures and practices through coaching, feedback and professional development;
  • Collaborate with Principal in teacher observations;
  • Lead in the development of the supervision schedule for students/teachers;
  • Build student timetables and schedules for teachers;
  • Develop and implement whole school events in collaboration with the early childhood and secondary divisions;
  • Collaborate in the coordination of co-curricular programs;
  • Address disciplinary and performance issues proactively;
  • Assist in providing supervision and oversight for substitute teachers;
  • Assume the responsibility of the operation of the Division when the Principal is not on campus;
  • Attend meetings and collaborate with members of the Pedagogical Leadership Team and in the development of CFIS’s Elementary School program;
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Head, Academics;
  • Support the Head of School in the advancement of the School’s mission;
  • Undertake other related and/or delegated duties.

Qualifications and requirements


  • Bachelor of Education or equivalent;
  • One or more of the following: course work in leadership, participation in CAIS modules,  enrolment or completion of  a Master’s degree program;
  • Alberta Teaching Certification;
  • Valid CPR & First Aid certificate or willing to obtain;
  • Fluently bilingual (French and English); and
  • Most recent evaluation submitted with the resume.


Prior experience in an assistant principal role is desirable. The successful candidate will need to provide an updated Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (two shots approved by Health Canada) prior to commencing work.


Skills, Technical and Behavioural Competencies Required:

  • Strong planner and organizer with exemplary communication skills;
  • Excellent written and oral skills in both French and English;
  • Exemplary professionalism in dealings with all stakeholders;
  • Outstanding leadership skills;
  • Interpersonal skills that foster collegiality and blend with CFIS’s values;
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and growth; and
  • Desire to nurture strong relationships with all stakeholders.



As per the CFIS teaching salary grid.


Posting Closes:


The posting will remain open until the position is filled.  If you meet the above qualifications and wish to apply, please click here to Apply Now.  All applicants are thanked in advance for their submissions.

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