Director, Boarding

  • Branksome Hall
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Mar 21, 2024
Full-Time Senior Administration Student Services

Job Description

Director, Boarding

Employment Terms: Full-time, Permanent

Start Date: July, 2024

 

Branksome Hall, a leading independent International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for girls, challenges and inspires students to love learning and shape a better world. Through the unique combination of wellbeing, outstanding academics, innovation and international mindedness, Branksome Hall students and employees become impactful leaders who give back to their communities. 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. 

 

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Executive Director, Enrolment Management, the Director of Boarding is responsible for building a vibrant Boarding community and program which, through the lens of our school values, fosters a globally minded approach that prioritizes student agency, wellbeing and resilience.

As a values-driven leader, the Director of Boarding will have a deep understanding of Boarding life and will leverage a strategic and visionary mindset in leading a best-in-class Boarding program. This role, along with their team, is responsible for the care and well-being of Boarding students, ensuring each student is thriving in an integrated academic, co-curricular and Boarding program.  

This role is responsible for creating and providing stewardship of an empathetic and inclusive culture that enables young people to thrive, exercise agency, and meaningfully contribute to a healthy community. The Director establishes and fosters meaningful connections with the wider community, and provides education around how to best support the needs of the young people in Boarding. The Director establishes Boarding Curriculum best practices based strongly in SEL and DEI concepts, and ensures the lived experience of the community reflects these practices. The Director also acts as a strong partner to the Boarding parent community, and collaborates closely with them as well as other key stakeholders at the school to best serve the needs of their child.  

 

Additional Key Accountabilities include:

  • Collaborate with other members of the team and stakeholders at the school to create programming that ensures authentic engagement and experiential opportunities while ensuring enhanced level of care for the Boarding students’ well-being. This will be done through developing and implementing educational, cultural, social and recreational programming and activities;

  • Communicate effectively with students, guardians and parents, employees and other constituents that incorporates SEL and values driven practices; 

  • Lead, mentor and supervise the Boarding team;

  • Collaborate with various departments across the school, including nurses, social workers, learning strategists, counsellors, teachers, etc. to ensure each Boarding student is receiving the holistic support needed to support their growth at the school;

  • As a member of the Field and Student Support Teams, you will work to ensure integration of the day and boarding programs as well as of the academic, co-curricular and Boarding life of the students.



Leadership Profile:

The successful candidate will possess post-secondary education, preferably at the level, and 8+ years of progressive experience working with adolescents, ideally in a boarding environment. A Bachelor of Education or equivalent would be considered an asset. The ideal candidate would have relevant experience and/or training in the areas of crisis response, risk management and teaching WD English Language Learners, though not required.

 

With a commitment to Branksome Hall’s values, you are an expert in culturally responsive practices and have experience developing and executing strategic curriculum and programming that leverages community relationships. The breadth and scope of this role demands superior program development, organizational, leadership and advocacy skills. Empathetic and compassionate, your appreciative, strengths-based approach is reflected in the leadership of both your team and students as you inspire, motivate and support their growth. With a calm, caring demeanor and a sense of humour, you have the ability to collaborate with a range of stakeholders, internally and externally, and contribute as a school-wide leader. Flexible and adaptable, the Director is incredibly organized with strong problem solving and communication skills.

 

Working Conditions:

  • As an active member of the Boarding program, the Director will be available to participate in programming that happens outside of the school day, including on evenings and weekends. 

  • While students reside on campus from September to June, this role is a 12-month role and does not reside on campus.

  • There is an expectation of frequent engagement and interactions with the Boarding community.

What We Offer:

  • A competitive package including a comprehensive benefits package and a matching RRSP program for applicable positions;

  • Vacation starting at six weeks with additional paid “Branksome days”;

  • Access to professional development opportunities and internal training opportunities;

  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources to support innovation, entrepreneurship and well-being, including a fitness center and salt-water swimming pool;

  • Opportunity to take part in our lunch program (taxable benefit).

Target Hiring Range: $104,100 - $130,100

To Apply:

To play a pivotal role within a leading educational institution, please submit your cover letter and resume. Applications will be reviewed as of April 2, 2024, and the posting will remain active until filled.

Applications will also be accepted by mail and can be sent to the address below:

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 especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with (dis)abilities, LGBQT2S+ 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. 

We thank all applicants in advance; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To learn more about working at Branksome Hall, please visit our website at www.branksome.on.ca.

Position Start Date

July 2024