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Employment Opportunities

Executive Director, Development

Pickering College is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Founded in 1842 as a Quaker school, and established in our current Newmarket location in 1909, the mission of Pickering College is to instill in each individual the ability and responsibility to make the world greater, better and more beautiful than they discovered it. Our vision is to develop innovative, courageous and compassionate global citizens who take action, true to Quaker values.

Reporting to the Headmaster, the Executive Director, Development, will drive the philanthropy initiatives of the school to ensure that the vision for the future of Pickering College is fulfilled. The Executive Director, Development, will lead a team of five professionals and will also serve as a member of our Management Team, Strategy Team and participate in Board and Corporation meetings.

The Executive Director, Development will be responsible to lead a $10 million capital campaign that has currently raised $6 million to date, through leading the strategy, working with major donors, engaging senior level volunteers, refining the campaign plan, building the infrastructure required to support the campaign and ensuring the campaign reaches or exceeds its goal. As an ambassador of Pickering College the Executive Director, Development will build a culture of philanthropy at Pickering College by mobilizing, directing and supporting the community of volunteers, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and students to be engaged in the school and in development. The Executive Director, Development will oversee a portfolio of major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, special events, parent and alumni communications and prospect research.

The ideal candidate is a successful, dynamic, strategic fundraiser and relationship manager with greater than 5 years of experience at a senior level. You have a proven track record of leading successful capital campaigns from strategic implementation through to completion. You have a deep connection with the mission, vision and values of Pickering College and through your tremendous relationship building skills are able to enthusiastically engage, cultivate and steward constituents. You will bring experience inspiring and mentoring a team and working collaboratively with all facets of the school.

The ideal candidate has proven experience in all areas of the fundraising portfolio, including securing major gifts of $25K+. You are planned, ambitious and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. You bring comprehensive knowledge of CRA charitable giving guidelines and practical experience with Raisers Edge software.

To explore this opportunity further, please contact Jane Griffith at jane.griffith@odgersberndston.com or Sarah Adams at sarah.adams@odgersberndtson.com.

To be considered for the position, please submit your resume and related information online at https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/14787

Associate Faculty - 10 month contract

This ten-month contract position (August 27, 2018 – June 14, 2019) 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 supervise the activities of students, support extracurricular activities, teach and coach. In the day school, you will provide class coverage, supervision and program support. 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. This position requires you to live in boarding.

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

Human Resources

c/o Shannon Kelly


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.

Admission Associate – Day and North American Boarding

Reporting to the Director of Admission and Marketing, the Admission Associate provides overall support to the Admission process which includes providing unsurpassed customer service to current and prospective families, assisting with the planning and attendance at recruitment events, playing a key role in the re-enrolment process and ensuring all aspects of the sales and enrollment process are handled with a high level of professionalism, attention to detail and accuracy.This position has the responsibility to assist in raising the profile and awareness of the school and its brand, leading to full enrollment.

The Admission Associate is responsible for conducting research to assist with the development of an annual day recruitment strategy.This individual will represent Pickering College at local and international promotional events and in coordination with other members of the Admission team creates event plans, provides administrative support to events/trips and provide research and recommendations to support advertising initiatives.The Admission Associate plays an integral role in prospect and applicant management by participating in client communications, interviews, reviewing prospect information and making recommendations on admissibility.The incumbent will prepare admission files and reports, assist with summer mailing and other administrative functions.

This position requires excellent organizational, communication, problem solving and customer service skills.The ideal candidate has a University degree, preferably in Marketing or a related field, along with 5 years of admissions experience, preferably in an independent school environment.Candidates must bring a strong work ethic and ability to deal with all constituents in a professional manner.Strong computer and database skills are a requirement of the position.Proficiency in a second language is an asset. Qualified and interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter and résumé no later than May 31, 2018 to:


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. Full job description available by request