The York School is a co-educational, non-denominational, independent day school, renowned for its challenging academic International Baccalaureate (IB) programme and commitment to experiential learning – extending all over Toronto, Canada and the world. Our highly trained faculty receive support and training to be leading professionals in their fields and in the IB Curriculum, using cutting-edge classroom technology.
Like our students, teachers at The York School are inquiring, knowledgeable, caring and engaged citizens of the world. Leaders in their field, they are open to change and committed to improving lives through education.
The Associate Head of School works closely with the Head of School in all matters concerned with the smooth and efficient running of the School. This includes contributing to the strategic vision and planning of the school’s academic program. Providing leadership, direction and encouragement of faculty to ensure the delivery of the full academic program, the Associate Head, Academics, is responsible for inspiring teaching and learning and providing researched and timely professional development for teaching staff. The Associate Head, Academics is responsible for ensuring the school is delivering academic excellence and supporting the whole student and is delivering on its IB-focused mission.
The Associate Head of School, Academics, is a key member of the Leadership Team at The York School, makes learning focused decisions and is a leader with a demonstrated track record of leading through relationships.
Provide leadership and demonstrate that The York School is fulfilling its mission and delivering Academic Excellence JK -12.
Identify and implement metrics that illustrate that the school is providing Academic Excellence in all aspects of whole child learning; academic, social and emotional.
Ensure the York School curriculum meets the compliance standards with the Ministry of Education and acts as a point of contact for questions and concerns
Collaborate effectively with all members of the Leadership Team, Faculty and Staff.
Create an innovative and forward-looking research environment for student learning innovation in pedagogy, enhancements to curriculum and data driven conversations.
Communicate, support and evaluate the work undertaken by direct reports to ensure clear delegation of roles and responsibilities.
Lead a model for faculty professional development that will inspire and direct teachers to continuously improve their programme delivery.
Participate as a member of the leadership team with the School Principals and other senior leaders to ensure that good teaching practice, innovation and improvement is evident in the classroom.
Ensure the effective implementation of the school’s teacher growth and evaluation process.
Provide exceptional leadership in the coaching, mentoring and guiding of direct reports, which includes providing feedback and promoting professional development
Oversee the school’s timetable, ensuring it is prepared on time and involves consultation with the appropriate parties.
Chair regular Academic Team meetings to ensure alignment of learning, curriculum and other pressures within the school.
With the support of the Principals, collate data and distribute to all interested parties. Develop all possible means for analysing results and demonstrating ‘value added’ to the Head of School.
In collaboration with the Principals and Director of Student Wellness, ensure that the school’s Learning Strategies program is being effectively implemented, including the Student Learning Plans and any professional development needed to ensure student success.
Work with the Head of School to enact policies and plans to enhance the ongoing development across the Junior, Middle & Senior School
Work with the Head of School and CFO on budgetary matters to ensure financial health and sustainability of the School
Foster a warm and caring environment; monitor and address matters of school climate and culture
Foster professionalism, collegiality and ethical conduct
Work with the Head of School to continue to develop The York School’s reputation for excellence ensuring the School continues to grow and evolve as a dynamic and innovative community of learners
Act as a positive role model for all members of The York School community and play a leading role in building relationships within The York School and the broader community
QUALIFICATIONS & ATTRIBUTES
Member of Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)
Post-secondary education at a university level with Junior/Intermediate/Senior qualificatio or a combination thereof
Minimum of 10 years of experience in a leadership role in education
Experience in an independent school and/or international school setting
Experience with the IBO (PYP, MYP and Diploma)
Principal's Qualifications and or CAIS Leadership Diploma is an asset
Master’s Degree in Education or similar is an asset
Demonstrated excellence in strategic leadership, including highly developed skills to plan and drive the continued improvement, growth and development, and change management of a school
Demonstrated exemplary interpersonal skills with a proven track record in effective communication and conflict management, highlighted with authentic and empathetic interactions with others
Strong interpersonal skills to inspire and positively influence.
Highly developed instructional leadership skills
Demonstrated innovation in promoting academic excellence through the IB programmes.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills, including effective listening and engaging speaking skills.
A commitment to work with and within a collaborative team environment by offering support with diplomatic and ambassadorial skill
Well-developed organizational skills, including the ability to work to deadlines and the ability to plan for competing demands
Exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to mediate and resolve matters with parents, students, staff and the broader community
THE YORK SCHOOL VALUES DIVERSITY:
At The York School, our mission is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are engaged citizens of the world. As such, we are an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. The York School will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Human Resources by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416- 926-1325.
HOW TO APPLY:
Qualified candidates should apply by submitting their resume and cover letter in one PDF document to Arwa Nasrallah, (email@example.com) by November 2nd, 2020. Please make sure to quote project No. 5250 the Job Title in the subject line.
We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.