Chief Innovation Officer

  • Branksome Hall
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Jan 24, 2024
Full-Time Faculty and Research IT Senior Administration

Job Description

Innovation is more than a buzzword. It’s a mindset that transcends any and all current and future technology. You have the vision and foresight to know that innovation is the key to shaping a better world – and most importantly it can be taught, modeled and can change the trajectory of a young person’s life.

Join our dynamic – dare we say – innovative team at Branksome Hall. As the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) reporting to the Principal, you will drive the strategic direction, vision and blueprint for the future of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship at the school. You are a facilitator, coach and seasoned leader. Furthermore, you will have the unique opportunity to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams in spearheading the creation and operation of the Innovation Centre and Studio Theatre (iCAST), the first of its kind and scheduled to open its doors in 2025. This state-of-the-art facility will provide a platform for students and faculty to explore new ideas, experiment with cutting-edge technologies, and collaborate on innovative, ground-breaking and high-impact programs for students from JK-Grade 12.

With a passion and commitment to tip the scales for women in STEM, entrepreneurship and the Arts, the CIO is the visionary who leads curriculum innovation and integration, capacity building for employees, technology support and infrastructure, and industry partnerships. You will also engage with the school’s Innovation Council, an advisory body of leading-edge experts and entrepreneurs, to identify opportunities and partnerships that can turn into concrete programs, ensuring Branksome and our students stay ahead of the curve.

Speaking of staying ahead of the curve, you will leverage your entrepreneurial spirit to grow Branksome’s NOODLE program, the school’s signature student business incubator program.



As the ideal candidate you hold a degree in computer science/engineering, technology/innovation and/or education leadership, and you bring progressive senior leadership experience in technology and innovation, ideally in an educational environment. An educator at heart with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, your experience as an entrepreneur or in a startup environment will be an asset.

With expertise in developing and implementing curriculum innovation and leading change, you are a visionary and a team-builder who inspires confidence and engages with a range of stakeholders internally and externally.

You bring deep knowledge of leading-edge technologies to drive strategy, including applications in an educational environment, organizational systems and data analytics.



Joining Branksome Hall will change your life. Along with highly collaborative, mission-driven colleagues and a stimulating environment, Branksome Hall offers:

·       The opportunity to partner with a global network of International Baccalaureate educators with strong connections to the International Baccalaureate and active partnerships with international organizations;

·       The opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues at Branksome Hall Asia, our sister school, which opened in 2012 on Jeju Island in South Korea;

·       The opportunity to engage with a network of internationally renowned industry experts, leaders and entrepreneurs;

·       A strong community with a commitment to students and to the growth and development of employees through ongoing professional development and mentorship;

·       Access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources to support wellness, innovation and entrepreneurship, such as the Athletics and Wellness Centre and STEM/Arts studios;

·       Competitive salary, generous vacation, benefits and pension plans, including contributions to the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) for eligible employees.



Branksome Hall, a leading independent International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for girls, challenges and inspires students to love learning and shape a better world. With more than 900 students and 230 employees, Branksome offers a unique approach to learning which enables innovation, collaboration, creativity and entrepreneurship to develop impactful leaders. In 2023, Branksome Hall was recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for the 2023–2026 program term. With our values of Sense of Community, Inclusiveness, Creativity and Making a Difference as a foundation, Branksome Hall offers a strong liberal arts curriculum that develops critical thinking and inquiry skills.



Bring your vision, passion and creativity to Branksome Hall. Tell us about yourself and how you will make a difference in the lives of girls by submitting your resume and letter here.

Applications (resume and cover letter) can also be sent to:

Branksome Hall – Human Resources

10 Elm Avenue

Toronto, Ontario

M4W 1N4


Branksome Hall is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position. Branksome Hall is strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion within its community and welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with (dis)abilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas, and champion diversity in its broadest sense. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates engaging in all parts of the recruitment and selection process at Branksome Hall.

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