School Director

$65,000 yearly
  • Thornhill Nursery School & Kindergarten
  • 140 Brooke St, Thornhill, Vaughan, ON L4J 1Y9, Canada
  • Apr 29, 2024
Full-Time Director of Education Finance HR Senior Administration

Job Description

Client: Thornhill Nursery School & Kindergarten

Inflo HR Ltd. is the exclusive recruitment partner for this opportunity. Please direct all applications and resumes to our team, as we are personally overseeing the hiring process on behalf of our client.

About the School:

We are proud to represent a prestigious preschool with a history spanning over 60 years, renowned for its progressive approach to early childhood education. This institution masterfully integrates various esteemed educational philosophies to foster an environment where young minds flourish both socially and intellectually.

The passionate educators at this school are committed to ongoing professional development, ensuring that every child benefits from cutting-edge teaching practices. Their educational strategy is anchored in innovative techniques, cooperative efforts, and cultivating strong connections within the community. This preschool is dedicated to sparking a sense of wonder and an enduring love for learning that sets the stage for future academic achievements.

Role Overview:

Our esteemed not-for-profit client, a well-respected nursery and kindergarten, is seeking a School Director to lead their institution. This position encompasses comprehensive management of the school’s operations, encompassing curriculum refinement, team leadership, financial oversight, and forging strong community relationships.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate and uphold the school’s distinct educational approach, merging play-based learning with a blend of student-led exploration and structured academic engagement.

  • Steer a dedicated team of educators and support staff, mentorship, performance assessment, and recruitment.

  • Curate an enriching curriculum that fosters children’s social, emotional, and intellectual growth, resonating with the school's ethos.

  • Manage the school's financial strategy, including budgeting, securing funding through grants and subsidies, and conducting financial analyses to safeguard the school's fiscal well-being.

  • Strengthen partnerships with parents, the governing board, and the community, enhancing the school's presence and aligning support with its mission.

  • Assure adherence to all regulatory standards, keeping abreast of legislative changes, and supervising inspections.

  • Innovate and enhance pedagogical offerings, integrating cutting-edge practices in early childhood education.

  • Engage proactively with the school community, utilizing a variety of communication platforms to connect with stakeholders.

  • Drive the school's strategic initiatives, evolving to meet the ever-changing educational landscape.

  • Promote and facilitate staff development, championing continued professional growth and learning.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma or degree in Early Childhood Education or a closely related field; additional qualifications in Human Resources or Administration are advantageous.

  • Registration with a recognized Early Childhood Education body, RECE or equivalent preferred.

  • A robust background of at least 5 years in teaching and leadership within a private nursery or school setting.

  • Exceptional leadership, organizational, and communicative capabilities.

  • Acumen in financial stewardship, with a track record of successful budget management. Experience with QuickBooks or similar financial software is desirable.

  • Knowledgeable about the Ontario Ministry of Education’s regulatory framework.

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, Adobe, and other relevant software applications.

  • Demonstrated experience in community engagement, public relations, and enrollment management.

  • A proactive mindset towards innovation and adaptability to refine educational programs.

  • Experience in human resources management, including staff oversight and performance evaluations.

  • Have and maintain a Criminal Reference Check with vulnerable sector screening.

  • Have and maintain Standard First Aid/ AED C.
  • A quick learner, highly organized, and adept at creative problem-solving.

Schedule: 

  • This is a full-time permanent position at our esteemed client’s school, offering flexible timings.

  • School hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with before-care starting at 7:30 a.m. and after-care concluding at 6:00 p.m.

  • Daily hours may vary based on staffing needs for before- and after-care and any off-site responsibilities.

Inflo HR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO), and we welcome candidates from all abilities and backgrounds. We are compliant with AODA legislation and will comply with the accessibility needs of our candidates. Please indicate if you require any accommodations throughout the hiring process.

Position Start Date

After interviewing, and we understand candidates need to give notice to their current employer. Within 2-4 weeks.