The Hamilton Downtown Islamic School is NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESUMES for the upcoming school year. We’d like to thank all those who applied but only the top candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Job Descriptions

SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Hamilton Downtown Islamic School – Hamilton, Ontario

Position: Principal
Reports to: HDM Education Committee
Working Relationship: Teachers, Administrators, Parents, Students, Service Workers, HDM Education Committee
Status: Full time, Permanent
Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton Downtown Islamic School (HDIS) is currently seeking a school principal to join our academic team in our inaugural school year. The principal, under the direction of, and as assigned by the HDM Education Committee, is responsible for the total operation of the local school program and facility, including the responsibility to implement and facilitate the educational objectives of HDIS. The Principal duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide educational leadership, which includes staff development and growth, curriculum implementation and evaluation; development, and implementation of comprehensive plan for the school board and the Institution Department of the HDIS · Streamline an effective administrative and management structure that can effectively utilize the resources to run day-to-day affairs of the school
  • Organize, coordinate, direct and supervise the work of all school staff including the substitute and part-time teachers
  • Participate in and be responsible for recommendations for hiring of all instructional staff in conjunction with the HDM Education Committee and in accordance with the HDIS Institutional Department policies and guidelines
  • Evaluate annually the performances of personnel under his/her direction in accordance with the HDM Education Committee policy and the HDIS Institutional Department guidelines
  • Nurture and empower a diverse workforce providing equity of access to opportunity and achievement
  • Identify, train, advise and mentor future leaders, consistent with school needs
  • Utilize staff development structures within the school to empower staff to employ effective instructional strategies which support the learning needs of all students (e.g. peer mentoring, coaching)
  • Maintain or direct the maintenance of records and files and the preparation of reports
  • Prepare and implement the timetable, class lists, schedules and supervise schedules
  • Ensure the maintenance of good order and discipline at all times during the school day when students are present on the school premises and whenever students are engaged in authorized school activities, whether on the school premises or elsewhere
  • Organize and submit all government required documentation and reports
  • Ensure safe and healthy environment for students and staff at school
  • Assist in educational planning, budgets, progress and performance of the school at large.
  • Work closely with the HDM Education Committee, parents and staff of the school

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Educational Degree or Master’s Degree in Education or related field
  • Two years of successful teaching experience or school leadership and administration experience
  • Certified through Ontario education
  • Clean criminal record

Desirable Qualifications

  • Teaching experience in an Islamic school in North America and/or experience as Principal in Islamic School
  • Experience with/knowledge of current high school programs and procedures
  • Administrative experience in schools
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strong research and teaching skills
  • Interpersonal skills with an emphasis on leadership, compassion, patience and professionalism
  • Ability to work within a team, with integrity, enthusiasm, initiative and confidence
  • Sound knowledge of Islamic faith and practice
  • Knowledge of additional languages is considered

Salary and Benefits: Dependent upon experience and qualifications

Starting Date : Immediately

Position Closing Date: Open until the position is filled

Job Type: Full-time

Required Education: Bachelor’s

Required experience: Teaching 2 years

TEACHER

Hamilton Downtown Islamic School – Hamilton

Position: Teacher
Reports to: Principal, HDM Education Committee
Working Relationship: Principal, Administrators, Teachers, Parents, Students, HDM Education Committee
Status: Full time, Permanent
Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton Downtown Islamic School (HDIS) is a private not-for profit Islamic School in its 1st year of operation. HDIS is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 elementary school and we are looking to provide an excellent work environment supported by a highly dedicated team.

We are currently looking for a qualified teachers for grades K – 8 for full-time as well as part-time permanent positions for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Employment Requirements:

  • Minimum B.ED. (Although if you do not have a B.ED and have experience we will take your C.V.)
  • Knowledge of Ontario Curriculum and current teaching practices
  • Previous teaching experience preferred, but not a requirement
  • Knowledge of the Islamic faith and practice
  • Willingness to work in a growing school environment

HDIS elementary school teaching responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Strong desire to inspire and challenge students in learning
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills in English
  • Prepare and deliver lessons, using a variety of teaching techniques
  • Provide a stimulating, creative and an appropriately challenged or appropriately differentiated educational environment, including opportunities for children to develop cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills
  • Evaluate students’ academic and social growth, record appropriate records and prepare progress reports
  • Provide regular and thorough communication to all HDIS constituencies (students, parents, and colleagues)

Salary and Benefits: Dependent upon experience and qualifications

Starting Date: September 1, 2017

Position Closing Date: Open until the position is filled

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Degree

Required experience:

  • Teaching the Ontario Curriculum

If you are interested in this position, please submit your letter of application and resume by June 30, 2017 attention:
Management Committee
principal@hdislamicschool.com

We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

SECRETARY / ADMINISTRATOR

Hamilton Downtown Islamic School – Hamilton

Position: Secretary/Administrator
Reports to: Principal, HDM Education Committee
Working Relationship: Principal, Teachers, Parents, Students, Service Workers, HDM Education Committee
Status: Full time, Permanent
Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton Downtown Islamic School (HDIS) is a private not-for profit Islamic School in its 1st year of operation. HDIS is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 elementary school and we are looking to provide an excellent work environment supported by a highly dedicated team.

Employment Requirements:

  • Familiarity and experience with the Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience in administration
  • Willingness to work in a growing school environment
  • Effective time management and organizational skills

HDIS elementary school administrative responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills including strong grammatical skills in English
  • Liaise with other administrative staff, teachers, students and parents
  • Manage budgets and ensure financial systems are followed
  • Ensure all demographic data is accurately entered into School Data System and secured
  • Ensure all purchases and decisions are made within budget
  • Advise the Principal on purchases
  • Work with the Operations team to address any facility needs such as repairs or new equipment
  • Work with the IT team to address any technological needs or repairs
  • Attend budget related meetings and training
  • Ensure an adequate number of supplies are maintained
  • Ensure the school is clean and safe of any hazards
  • Scheduling of classes/coaches/resources, class registration and payment process

Salary and Benefits: Dependent upon experience and qualifications

Starting Date: September 1, 2017

Position Closing Date: Open until the position is filled

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Diploma or Degree

Required experience:

  • Administrator experience or similar role

If you are interested in this position, please submit your letter of application and resume by June 30, 2017 attention:
Management Committee
principal@hdislamicschool.com

We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

QURAN / ISLAMIC STUDIES / ARABIC TEACHER

Hamilton Downtown Islamic School – Hamilton

Position: Quran / Islamic Studies / Arabic Teacher
Reports to: Principal, HDM Education Committee
Working Relationship: Principal, Administrators, Teachers, Parents, Students, HDM Education Committee
Status: Full time, Permanent
Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton Downtown Islamic School (HDIS) is a private not-for profit Islamic School in its 1st year of operation. HDIS is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 elementary school and we are looking to provide an excellent work environment supported by a highly dedicated team.

Employment Requirements:

  • Hafiz/Hafiza, Qari/Qaria, or Aalim/Aalima
  • Undergraduate degree in Arabic/Islamic Sciences or equivalent degree and/or experience
  • Experience in teaching Islamic Studies, Arabic and Quran
  • Previous teaching experience preferred, but not a requirement
  • Extensive knowledge of the Islamic faith and practice
  • High level of fluency in Tajweed (essential)
  • Willingness to work in a growing school environment

HDIS elementary school teaching responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Strong desire to inspire and challenge students in learning the language of the Qur’an
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills in English and Arabic
  • Prepare and deliver lessons, using a variety of teaching techniques
  • Provide a stimulating, creative and an appropriately challenged or appropriately differentiated educational environment, including opportunities for children to develop cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills
  • Evaluate students’ academic and social growth, record appropriate records and prepare progress reports
  • Provide regular and thorough communication to all HDIS constituencies (students, parents, and colleagues)

Salary and Benefits: Dependent upon experience and qualifications

Starting Date: September 1, 2017

Position Closing Date: Open until the position is filled

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Diploma or Degree

Required experience:

  • Teaching Arabic, Quran and Islamic Studies

If you are interested in this position, please submit your letter of application and resume by June 30, 2017 attention:
Management Committee
principal@hdislamicschool.com

We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

FRENCH TEACHER

Hamilton Downtown Islamic School – Hamilton

Position: French Teacher
Reports to: Principal, HDM Education Committee
Working Relationship: Principal, Administrators, Teachers, Parents, Students, HDM Education Committee
Status: Full time, Permanent
Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton Downtown Islamic School (HDIS) is a private not-for profit Islamic School in its 1st year of operation. HDIS is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 elementary school and we are looking to provide an excellent work environment supported by a highly dedicated team.

We are currently looking for a qualified teachers for grades K – 8 for full-time as well as part-time permanent positions for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Employment Requirements:

  • Minimum B.ED. (Although if you do not have a B.ED and have experience we will take your C.V.)
  • Knowledge of Ontario Curriculum and current teaching practices
  • Previous French teaching experience required
  • Knowledge of the Islamic faith and practice
  • Willingness to work in a growing school environment

HDIS elementary school teaching responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Strong desire to inspire and challenge students in learning
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills in French and English
  • Prepare and deliver lessons, using a variety of teaching techniques
  • Provide a stimulating, creative and an appropriately challenged or appropriately differentiated educational environment, including opportunities for children to develop cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills
  • Evaluate students’ academic and social growth, record appropriate records and prepare progress reports
  • Provide regular and thorough communication to all HDIS constituencies (students, parents, and colleagues)

Salary and Benefits: Dependent upon experience and qualifications

Starting Date: September 1, 2017

Position Closing Date: Open until the position is filled

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Degree

Required experience:

  • Teaching French

If you are interested in this position, please submit your letter of application and resume by June 30, 2017 attention:
Management Committee
principal@hdislamicschool.com

We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.