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Head Of Senior School

Job ID55-08-E6-46-3D-71
CompanyAshbury College
Date Posted2023-12-30
Posted Until2024-02-28
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryEducation
Ashbury College is a leading not-for-profit independent day and boarding school for students in Grades 4 to 12 located in Canada's capital and the traditional, unceded territory of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation. We serve a diverse community of over 60 nationalities from around the National Capital Region, the diplomatic sector and international and domestic boarding students.

Our mission is to inspire students in a dynamic learning environment as intellectually curious, compassionate, and responsible global citizens. Our strategic direction is centered on the highest standards in teaching and learning; whole student development and wellness; access and inclusion in our pluralistic community; community engagement; and resource stewardship for long term-sustainability.

Ashbury College is currently seeking a Head of Senior School to lead programs and operations in the Senior School, which consists of 550 students (440 day students and 110 boarding students). As Head of the Senior School, you will work closely with the College's leadership team and Senior School faculty and staff in overseeing the operations of all Senior School programs in Grades 9-12. Reporting to the Head of School, the Head of Senior School acts as the Ontario Principal in ensuring the academic program aligns with the Ontario Ministry of Education and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Pedagogical leadership in collaboration with the Deputy Head, Teaching and Learning, school scheduling, promoting a collaborative and positive school environment and developing Ashbury's outstanding student experience as aligned with the College's goals are all essential expectations for the position. Knowledge of current and emerging teaching methodologies and technology-enabled teaching models and systems as well as subject matter expertise in at least one academic discipline is required.

As a member of the school's Leadership Team, this position is integral to meeting Ashbury's strategic objectives including and supporting our pluralism goals. The successful candidate will have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, organizational effectiveness, experience with staffing and proactive leadership in upholding standards and expectations within the Senior School. The Head of the Senior School embraces the full life of a day and boarding school and is active in key Senior School and College events.

Your education and qualifications include an advanced degree, a recognized valid teaching licence, and progressive teaching and administrative experience in international, independent and/or public-school systems. Your advanced degrees and administration certification may include M.Ed., Ontario Principal, IB and/or CAIS Certification. Training, skills and/or lived experience related to diversity, equity and inclusion are assets, as is fluency in French and/or other languages. Eligibility for Ontario College of Teachers Certification is required. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals who are members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity.

Ashbury College provides a competitive compensation and group health and pension benefits package. If we contact you about an employment opportunity and you require an accommodation, we'll work with you to meet your needs.

This appointment is effective August 15, 2024; however, the successful incumbent will be expected to begin their orientation to the position and Ashbury for several days during the spring 2024 term.
Start DateAugust 15, 2024
LanguagesEnglish, Additional Languages An Asset
How To ApplyIf you are interested in this position, please forward your resume including any applicable links to e-portfolios, a one-page cover letter and a brief introductory video that speaks to your operational leadership style in a Senior School context. The video must be submitted using a private YouTube or Vimeo link and is not to exceed 90 seconds. Applications are accepted by email only to . The deadline for applications is February 12, 2024, with first round interviews to be held prior to the end February, 2024.

Should you have any questions about this position, please email You are encouraged to visit us at to learn more about the College, our operations, and strategic priorities.