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Employment Opportunities

Assistant Head, Academics and Student Programs

Assistant Head, Academics and Student Programs


Reporting to the Headmaster in this key leadership role, the Assistant Head, Academics and Student Programs will oversee all aspects of the school program and support the implementation of the Strategic Plan to ensure that the Mission and Vision of the school are fulfilled. 

Working closely with the faculty, staff, parents, students and various Board Committees, the Assistant Head, Academics and Student Programs will provide leadership in the areas of Junior, Middle and Senior School Academics including Guidance, Learning Services, Outdoor Education, CHOP FM, the Global Leadership Program, Boarding, Student Life, Co-Curricular programs and Health Services and will serve as a member of our Management Team.

Key Deliverables include:
  • Work collaboratively to deliver and provide leadership to the key over-arching strategic initiatives which include: Build, Fund, Innovate. 
  • Effectively ensure that all program areas of responsibility reflect excellence and innovation and are focused on creativity, leadership and social responsibility. The enriched integrated curriculum is designed to prepare our students for lifelong learning and success in post-secondary education and beyond.
  • Establish and build strong relationships with all students K to 12 that reflect a strong belief in each student’s potential while ensuring that they are held accountable to the high expectations of the school with the understanding that effective and meaningful discipline takes a significant amount of time.
  • Successfully provide inspired leadership by modeling integrity and consistency in the implementation and follow through of all programs, through the demonstration of strong relationship building, and by holding all staff accountable to high expectations.
  • Be recognized as a passionate, strategic, articulate and sincere ambassador for the school to our internal and external constituents.
Leadership Skills:                 
  • Ability to be a visionary leader and long range planner.
  • Ability to lead and manage organizational change collegially, generating passion in others and reflecting it in oneself.
  • Focused strategist, compelling speaker and excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to integrate consistently in all decisions and planning, the mission of the school with the overall school goals and objectives.
  • Ability to manage project and/or work through issue from inception to implementation. 
  • Exemplary relationship-building skills and general business acumen and the ability to leverage key influencers to achieve goals. 
  • Act as a role model and organizational spokesperson.
  • Must be able to demonstrate confidence, impeccable integrity, excellent relationship-building skills with all constituents and be a team player.
Skills and Experience:
  • 3-5 years of experience in progressive senior curriculum leadership roles in an independent school setting.
  • Boarding school experience a strong asset.
  • Experience managing continuous school improvement through a systematic approach to research and implementing best practices.
  • Experience with student relationships in all areas of school life including balancing the role of teacher, coach, role model, disciplinarian, advocate and trust-worthy adult.
  • Proven data-driven decision making and change management at the school-wide level. 
  • Previous academic leadership and a keen understanding of values-based learning.
  • Demonstrated initiative and the ability to manage and motivate staff and students alike to achieve objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities, meet deadlines, and multi-task in a demanding, fast-paced, professional environment.
  • Demonstrated skill as a project manager, with strong organizational, time management and analytical skills.
  • Experience using technology in an educational environment and the ability to stay abreast of current technology trends.
Education:
  • Masters of Education
  • CAIS Leadership Institute Accreditation
  • Ontario Principal’s Qualifications or equivalent
     
HOW TO APPLY:

If you meet the criteria above and are interested in applying for the position, please send your resume to theselectioncommittee@pickeringcollege.on.ca by February 15, 2019. The start date for this position is August 1, 2019. 

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must provide a current Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Report. Suitable accommodations are available for applicants with accessibility needs due to disability upon request.

Senior Development Officer

Senior Development Officer

Reporting to the Executive Director, Development, the Senior Development Officer will be a lead solicitor in bringing the Pickering College vision to external constituencies to build long-term relationships to secure philanthropic support, with key responsibilities for donor identification, solicitation and stewardship.  This will be achieved through managing the major gifts program at Pickering College to achieve identified targets during the course of the current capital campaign and beyond.  This will include identifying and cultivating prospects, and managing a portfolio of major gifts prospects with a focus on gifts greater than $50,000.  The Senior Development Officer will identify and research prospects using a variety of resources including the Raiser’s Edge database, and will research and develop material for case statements, proposals, call plans and briefing notes.  Working closely with other members of the Development and Parent & Alumni Relations team, Board members, Communications team, faculty and staff, the Senior Development Officer will successfully secure donations to achieve desired fundraising goals. 

This position requires excellent organizational, communication, problem solving and customer service skills.  The ideal candidate has a University or College degree, a minimum of 5 years of fundraising experience, and preferably a CFRE or other fundraising designation.   This experience will be coupled with proven experience strategizing, researching, planning and executing major gifts of greater than $50,000 in a campaign environment.  Candidates must have extensive experience with use of a donor database, preferably Raiser’s Edge, in order to record, analyze, report and track prospects through “moves management”, along with significant exposure to use of data analytics.  In addition, applicants must bring familiarity with all legislation pertaining to charitable giving.  Experience working in an educational environment is an asset, with independent school experience preferred.

 

Qualified and interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter and resume no later than May 6, 2019 to:

 

humanresources@pickeringcollege.on.ca

 

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.

Summer ESL Camp Counsellors (Contract)

Summer ESL Camp Counsellors 

Contract Position: June 16 – August 16, 2019

Under the direction of the ESL Summer Camp Director and Associate Director, Counsellors are responsible for overseeing the physical, emotional and psychological care and development of international residential campers ages 12-18. This requires supervising campers both onsite and offsite, and ensuring that they have a happy and healthy experience. Counsellors will run after school activities for the campers including a variety of sports, arts & crafts and games, in addition to supervising campers on excursions in the local area, the GTA and cottage country. This position requires strong leadership, excellent organizational, communication and problem solving skills.  We are looking for candidates who will bring enthusiasm, creativity and a passion for learning and languages. Ideal candidates will have previous leadership experience (camp experience preferred) and must be pursuing post-secondary education. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with other cultures and languages. Previous experience or training working with English language learners is a definite asset. Counsellors are required to live on campus for the duration of the ESL program and must be available to work evenings and weekends.

If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources

c/o Shannon Kelly

humanresources@pickeringcollege.on.ca

 

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.

Facility Services Afternoon Shift Custodian

Facility Services Afternoon Shift Custodian 
Part-time (25 hours per week)   
 

Reporting to the Manager, Facility Services, and taking daily direction from the Afternoon Shift Team Leader, the part-time Afternoon Shift Custodian will act as a member of the Facility Services team providing cleaning, security, facility rental and function support, and snow removal as needed.  One of the goals of this position is to ensure that our community is welcomed to a safe, clean and functional facility. 

The ideal candidate has strong interpersonal and communication skills and can deal with all constituents in a professional, courteous and customer service oriented manner.  The ideal candidate is adaptable and flexible, takes direction and likes to work in a team. The successful candidate has previous experience in a Custodian capacity and has used janitorial equipment in a school environment, is physically fit and adheres to safe work practices

 

Qualified and interested candidates are invited to send a resume no later than April 30, 2019 to:

Human Resources

humanresources@pickeringcollege.on.ca

 

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.

   

Middle School Director

Middle School Director 

Reporting to the Assistant Head, Academics and Student Programs the Director of Middle School has the overall responsibility for leading and managing day to day operations of the Middle School (Grades 6 to 8). The Director of the Middle School provides leadership and management of the students and faculty in the Middle School so that the tone, culture and environment is maintained and models the values and mission of Pickering College. The Director of Middle School works closely with the Director of Junior School and Director of Senior School to ensure consistency in school programs, as well as working closely with the Director of Teaching and Learning and Director of Global Leadership program to ensure academic excellence and the successful delivery of the Pillar Years.

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • A philosophy of education that is aligned with the mission, philosophy and strategic plan of Pickering College;
  • A passion for teaching and learning;
  • Knowledge, awareness and understanding of early adolescence;
  • Innovative, creative and dynamic while staying abreast of latest educational research and pedagogy;
  • A commitment to excellence and holding students, teachers and parents to high expectations;
  • Excellent knowledge of the Ontario Curriculum;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students, parents and teachers;
  • Demonstrated effective leadership skills;
  • Excellent conflict resolution and interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders (students, parents, staff, faculty)
  • A proven record of a sustained commitment to professional growth and improvement;
  • Ability to initiate new ideas and contribute to the strategic development of the school;
  • Proficiency using and integrating technology into the classroom, as well as experience using various computer applications including Google applications, databases etc.;
  • Must be energetic, enthusiastic and have a commitment to the co-curricular program and full participation in the life of the school;
  • Bachelor of Education, qualifications for Junior/Intermediate divisions;
  • Principal’s Qualifications or CAIS Leadership Institute Diploma an asset;
  • Master’s in Education is an asset;
  • Demonstrated track record of management and leadership;
  • 5 years of experience as an Educational Leader;
  • 10 years of teaching experience, preferably in an independent school environment.

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.

If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume to:

humanresources@pickeringcollege.on.ca

Senior School Administrative Assistant (Maternity Leave Contract)

Senior School Administrative Assistant - Maternity Leave Contract (August-June)  

Reporting to the Director of the Senior School, the Senior School Administrative Assistant has the responsibility to provide administrative support to the Director of Senior School and senior school programming as well as any follow-up required as a result of the CAIS accreditation.  The incumbent will assist with a variety of administrative tasks including gathering information for newsletters, scheduling and calendar organization, coordination of exam schedules, and various senior school operational items including seating charts, duty schedules, advisor locations etc.   The Administrative Assistant assists with the planning and execution of a number of events including OSSLT, Honour Society, International Excursions, and Senior School Commencement.  This individual provides administrative support including filing, word processing, meeting minutes, scheduling and generating reports. The Senior School Administrative Assistant will support the Director, Faculty, and the Head’s office as needed.

 

This position requires excellent verbal communication, organizational and problem solving skills, strong computer skills, along with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while maintaining an excellent rapport with all constituents.  This position requires a high level of customer service and professionalism. The successful candidate will bring a post-secondary education in Administration, and a minimum of 2 years of related experience preferably in an independent school environment.  This is a contract position starting late August and ending in June 2020.  One week of training in June 2019 would be required.

 

Qualified and interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter and resume no later than April 9, 2019 to:

Human Resources

humanresources@pickeringcollege.on.ca

 

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.

Associate Faculty (Contract)

Associate Faculty 

This ten month contract position (August 26, 2019 – June 12, 2020) 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, 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;   
  • 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.

Qualified and interested candidates are invited to send a resume and cover letter to:

humanresources@pickeringcollege.on.ca

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.


Meet our Associate Faculty

The best way to get a sense of what a day-in-the-life of an Associate Faculty looks like is to hear about it directly from the staff who have taken on this rewarding role.

Dan, past Associate Faculty, has since become the school's Senior School Social Science Department Head. Deandra, began as an Associate Faculty and has progressed to a supervisory position as Senior Associate Faculty. Finally, Ashley's role has evolved from Associate Faculty, to Senior Associate Faculty to the Assistant to the Director of Boarding.

All three credit their time spent as Associate Faculty for setting them on their current career paths.

Ice Programs Administrator & Coach Liaison

Ice Programs Administrator & Coach Liaison

Part Time: Mid-August to Mid-June  

Under the direction of the Hilltop Skating Club President, and working in conjunction with the Pickering College Director of the Junior School and the Co-curricular Director, the Ice Programs Administrator will oversee all skating programs, including management of coaches, communications and administrative functions. This individual will be responsible for the development and execution of the Hilltop Skating Club vision, program growth, as well as the day-to-day operations of the programs. 

Required Qualifications/Skills:

·       Minimum of 5 years of experience in an Administrative or Consulting Role relating to Skate             Canada Programs

·       Previous Supervisory experience

·       Minimum of 5 years of Coaching experience

·       Excellent Interpersonal Skills

·       Strong Communication Skills

·       Strong Organizational Skills

·       Proficient Computer Skills

·       Good understanding of basic accounting principles

·       Ability to be self motivated and work independently

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must provide a current Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Report and a valid first aid certificate.

If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume to:

Human Resources

c/o Shannon Kelly

or email humanresources@pickeringcollege.on.ca

Director of Information Technology

Director of Information Technology

Under the direction of the Assistant Head, Finance & Operations, the Director of IT is a driving force in the schools’ digital transformation. As a member of the Management Team, and managing a team of 4 IT professionals, the Director of IT will lead and develop innovative technologies that support teaching, learning, student life and administrative operations. Using technical expertise, the Director will provide strategic leadership, planning and management in all areas of information technology. This will include developing and overseeing campus-wide technology policies, procedures, services and facilities at an operational and strategic level.

The Director will lead the strategic vision and implementation of the school wide technology plan.  They will be responsible to assess operational and academic needs using industry expertise and research to provide technology solutions, programs and initiatives. In consultation with the Assistant Head, Finance & Operations, the Director of IT will oversee the school wide technology budget including operational, capital and long range planning. The Director of IT will contribute to the leadership of the school as a member of the Management team and an advisor to the Board of Directors.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • University or College degree in Computer Science, and/or Information Technology or equivalent preferred.
  • 5 years of experience leading a team of IT professionals, preferably in an educational environment;
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and concepts;
  • Skill in designing and implementing new IT related procedures, policies and strategies.
  • Excellent conflict resolution and interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders (students, parents, staff, faculty)
  • A proven record of a sustained commitment to professional growth and improvement;
  • Ability to initiate new ideas and contribute to the strategic development of the school;
  • Innovative, creative and dynamic while staying abreast of latest technology research and programs;
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment;
  • Demonstrated track record of management and leadership;
  • Experience managing and developing a team;
  • Project management experience;
  • Exceptional customer service skills;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • High level of familiarity and/or expertise with Windows 10 Pro, Windows Server, (including Active Directory), GroupWise, MS Office, Google Docs, and network design, topology and communication;
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud software and the Edsby LMS platform would be an asset.

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.

If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume to:

humanresources@pickeringcollege.on.ca

Manager, Constituent Relations and Annual Giving

Manager, Constituent Relations and Annual Giving 

Reporting to the Executive Director, Development, the Manager, Constituent Relations and Annual Giving will develop strategies and long-range plans for alumni and parent engagement leading to achievement of annual giving goals. This will include identifying key metrics and analytics for evaluation, tracking and reporting and the development of giving strategies to enhance participation of alumni and other constituents. The Manager, Constituent Relations and Annual Giving will develop strategies, plans and processes for enhancement, maintenance and utilization of Raiser’s Edge database in alignment with departmental objectives. Working closely with other members of the Development team, Communications team, Board members, faculty and staff, the Manager, Constituent Relations and Annual Giving will successfully increase annual giving to achieve fundraising goals. 

 

This position requires excellent organizational, communication, problem solving and customer service skills. The ideal candidate has a University or College degree, a minimum of 5 years of fundraising experience, and preferably a CFRE or other fundraising designation.  This experience will be coupled with proven experience strategizing, researching, planning and implementing annual fund giving. Candidates must have extensive experience with the use of a donor database, preferably Raiser’s Edge, in order to record, analyze, report and track prospects through “moves management”, along with significant exposure to use of data analytics. In addition, applicants must bring familiarity with all legislation pertaining to charitable giving. Experience working in an educational environment in the alumni relations area is an asset, with independent school experience preferred.

 

Qualified and interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter and resume to:

 

humanresources@pickeringcollege.on.ca

 

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.