The Early Childhood Education Coordinator (ECEC) co-reports to the Assistant Head, Operations, and the Director, Junior School. The ECEC creates policies, manages colleagues, and oversees the daily operation of the outdoor nature based preschool programs. The ECEC collects and maintains all required documentation in accordance with provincial legislation (Community Care and Assisted Living Act and Child Care Licensing Regulation).

The ECEC leads the development of program curriculum in collaboration with the Early Childhood Education Assistant (ECEA), enacting the BC Early Learning Framework and Forest School philosophy. The ECEC will lead children in activities that stimulate and develop their intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth, while ensuring all safety and regulatory requirements are met.  The ECEC Coordinator is responsible for upholding the philosophies and beliefs of St. Margaret’s School and models distributive leadership capabilities (Lead Self, Engage Others, Achieve Results, Develops Collations, and Systems Transformation).

Core Competencies

  • Administrative planning
  • Program management
  • Budget accountability
  • Proposal & grant writing experience
  • Marketing and social media experience
  • Effective communication skills
  • Growth mindset
  • Collaborative and open-minded
  • Decision making and solution-builder
  • Organized and insightful
  • Energetic and insightful
  • Team player
  • Experience with outdoor nature education
  • Experience with BC Early Learning Framework



Valued Benefits

A career with St. Margaret’s School will offer you the opportunity to be part of dedicated team of professionals in a dynamic and rewarding educational environment. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.  This full-time position is located on the school campus, with access to rapid transit, on-site gym, and other amenities.

St. Margaret’s is Western Canada’s only all-girls, independent day and boarding school located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1908, SMS is an international centre for girls’ learning and leadership development providing empowering education for girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 (boarding grades 7-12).  A committed, high calibre staff, a beautiful campus, and an innovative, integrated curriculum create a nurturing environment that challenges students to achieve their academic and leadership potential.