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.
The Global Leadership Program is Pickering College’s own diploma program, designed to develop students into creative, innovative and courageous agents of ethical and positive change, true to Quaker values. Three aligned but distinct programs for Junior, Middle and Senior School students differ through the skills and academic instruction tailored to each specific age group, but all progress to culminate in an action-based Global Leadership Diploma. Students in the Global Leadership Program understand the global context and possess the skills needed to actively participate in this context.
By working with others locally and globally through transformational partnerships (including I-Think, UNESCO and Facing History in Ourselves), travel, exchanges, community service opportunities and technological communication, our students experience and appreciate what it means to be an active and responsible global citizen. The Global Leadership Program equips our students to pursue their passions, post-secondary studies and careers to be effective leaders in a globally competitive and rapidly changing, interconnected world.
With 100% of our graduating class receiving acceptance at the post-secondary institutions of their choice, 84% of the graduating class as Ontario Scholars, and over 30 countries represented in our school community this leads to an international network of alumni that includes prominent academics and scientists; lawyers and judges; artists, musicians and filmmakers; social entrepreneurs and business innovators; and government and public service members.
Summary of Position
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.
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.
HOW TO APPLY
If you meet the criteria above and are interested in applying for the position, please send your resume to email@example.com
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.
We thank all candidates and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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.
Masters of Education
CAIS Leadership Institute Accreditation
Ontario Principal’s Qualifications or equivalent
About Pickering College
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, Ontario, Canada 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.