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- Head of School
- Associate Faculty - 10 Month Contract
- Coordinator, Alumni Engagement - Full-time Permanent
Head of School
Pickering College invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of School.
Located on a beautiful 42-acre campus in the heart of the town of Newmarket, 45 kilometres north of Toronto, Pickering College provides each student with an individual, innovative learning experience within an enriching and supportive environment built on trust and respect. Founded in 1842 as a Quaker School, Pickering College is an independent, coeducational day and boarding school with an enrolment of approximately 430 students, of which 120 are boarders. Quaker values continue to guide the School, and its history is an important part of Pickering College’s culture. The School’s bespoke Global Leadership Program – fully integrated from Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 12 – prioritizes the education and development of the whole child through a student-centred, inquiry-based approach that encompasses academic excellence, co-curricular distinction, and character and leadership development. The School’s dynamic and diverse community, dedicated staff and faculty, and smaller class sizes provide a strong foundation for students to blossom into innovative, courageous, and compassionate global citizens who achieve remarkable outcomes every day.
For more information about Pickering College, please visit www.pickeringcollege.on.ca.
Reporting to the School’s Board of Directors, the Head of School has overall responsibility for the academic and administrative leadership of Pickering College. Through executing on the School’s current strategic priorities, leading and advising on longer-term strategic direction, overseeing new infrastructure projects, fostering a culture of philanthropy and alumni engagement, and attracting and retaining the very best faculty and staff, the new Head of School will ensure that Pickering College stays innovative and continues to offer transformational learning. The Head will continue to nurture the deep sense of community and the values that members of the Pickering College family treasure. As the face of the School, the Head will build and sustain enduring relationships with both internal and external constituencies.
The new Head of School will be a well-rounded and respected educational leader, with the ability to provide inspiration, support, and leadership to the entire community. They will have significant administrative experience earned in a school environment, a track record of moving complex initiatives forward, and a passion for the education of children across all grades. The Head will be strategic, innovative, and visionary. They will be keen to learn about and embrace the School’s traditions and values. The new Head will possess a collegial style that allows them to connect with all Pickering College stakeholders, and above all, will be a person of character, principles, warmth, and humour.
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Consideration of candidates will commence in summer 2021, with the new Head of School to take office in the summer of 2022.
In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.
10 Month Contract
This 10 month contract position (late August 2021 – June 2022) requires you to become fully involved in campus life, academics, athletics or arts, as well as play an integral role in the boarding program. As an Associate Faculty you will function as a part of a team reporting to the Director of Boarding and Health Services to ensure that Pickering College’s Mission Statement and Vision are put into practice. As a member of the boarding community you will reside in the student residence providing supervision to student activities on a rotational basis in the evening and on weekends in conjunction with House Directors. In the day school, you will provide class coverage, support to online programming, program supervision and support to the co-curricular program.
Desired Qualifications and Experience:
- Undergraduate diploma and/or degree required;
- Successful candidates typically have experience as a teacher, camp counsellor or tutor, and coaching or playing the sports offered at Pickering College;
- Applicants must be energetic, enthusiastic, and have a genuine interest in working with young people;
- Applicants must be comfortable using a variety of technology platforms (e.g. Google Hangouts, OneNote etc.);
- As a role model, healthy lifestyles and personal integrity are of paramount importance;
- Previous experience in a boarding school or camp setting is a strong asset;
- Experience working with English language learners;
- Second language proficiency an asset.
This position offers a competitive salary, health and dental benefits, professional development funding, and OTPP contributions for OCT qualified teachers. Associate Faculty have access to our on-site facilities including the full-service dining hall, outdoor track, fitness room and free wifi. Room and board is a taxable benefit.
As a condition of employment, the successful candidate(s) must provide a current Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Report. Suitable accommodations are available for applicants with accessibility needs due to disability upon request.
If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator, Alumni Engagement
Reporting to the Manager, Annual Giving and Constituent Relations, and as a member of the Department of Development the Coordinator, Alumni Engagement will be responsible for developing and implementing effective alumni programs, events and communication. The Coordinator, Alumni Engagement helps foster meaningful alumni relationships, connecting alumni with the school and with each other; thereby strengthening and maximizing their goodwill towards, and participation with, the school, leading to the eventual role of supporter and donor.
This role will interface with a variety of departments, including Admission, Marketing and Communications, and Academics, leading to expanded alumni engagement and support. The Coordinator, Alumni Engagement will research and deliver best practices to support the growth and expansion of alumni relations for the school. The role assists with strategy development to communicate and engage with alumni through both in-person and virtual events, reunions, social media, archives, print communications, volunteer opportunities, activities, and more. As the initial point of contact for alumni, this role will coordinate diverse programs and volunteer opportunities, and help develop targeted strategies that ensure programs are appealing to alumni at each life stage.
- Post-secondary education
- Superior organizational and planning skills
- Ability to work and communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a broad range of internal and external constituents
- Demonstrate a high degree of initiative, discernment and resourcefulness; thoughtfulness in decision-making;
- Ability to multi-task with strict attention to detail, to prioritize effectively, and to respond quickly to changes and requests
- A demonstrated collaborative and collegial style of volunteer management
- Proficiency in working with Raisers Edge and a variety of software
- Experience working in a not-for-profit environment
- High standards of professionalism and confidentiality
- Prior experience in an independent school setting strongly preferred
- Valid drivers license
- Occasional evening and weekend work and extended hours will be required
Full job description is available by request. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate(s) must provide a current Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Report. Suitable accommodations are available for applicants with accessibility needs due to disability upon request.
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