Assistant Head, Student Experience, Grades 7/8

  • Branksome Hall
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Jul 04, 2024
Full-Time Academic Advisor Senior Administration Student Services Teacher

Job Description

Assistant Head, Student Experience, Grades 7/8

Employment Terms: Permanent, Full-Time

Start Date: ASAP

 

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 a unique approach to learning which enables innovation, collaboration, creativity, and entrepreneurship, 

students and employees become impactful leaders. 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: 

This is an exciting time to join Branksome Hall, as we continue to evolve our student-centred leadership structure in the Senior and Middle School. With a focus on an integrated student experience that is anchored in social emotional learning, values and innovation, the role of Assistant Head, Student Experience (7/8) is poised to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Middle School students and their families.

As a dynamic, visionary leader and educator, the Assistant Head, Student Experience, will lead and continue building the vertical and horizontal integration within the Grade 7/8 level cohort.  Reporting to the Deputy Principal, this is your opportunity to make a difference in all aspects of a student’s experience - from wellbeing, to academics and student life.  Collaborating with a team of highly engaged colleagues, you will foster a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with an emphasis on social emotional learning and wellbeing, through the lens of international mindedness.

More specifically, the Assistant Head, Student Experience (7/8) responsibilities include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Implementing best practices in academic programming that support the needs of students in Grades 7/8, and meet the requirements of the International Baccalaureate and the Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the MYP Coordinator and Instructional Leaders;

  • Collaborating with  the School Counselling Team and Learning Strategies Team to understand student needs, and support the implementation of academic and community programming specific to the Grade 7/8 cohort;

  • Participating in developing and implementing student leadership programs and leadership learning opportunities for all students;

  • Collaborating with grade level leads/coordinators to lead, develop, and co-ordinate weekly programming for Community Block Time (Assembly, Advisor, Grade Level Collaboration and Fit Friday) for students that provides opportunity for student inquiry, mentorship, and community engagement;

  • Managing attendance, student discipline, and behavioural growth in grade cohorts and liaise with parents, as required; 

  • Collaborating with IB Coordinators in addressing issues of academic honesty, as required;

  • In collaboration with ILs and others, provides leadership in resolving parent/teacher and student/teacher issues in a timely manner and ensure an effective solution

  • Leading, coaching and mentoring team members in the service of an integrated student experience;

  • Ensuring effective parent liaison and communication spanning a range of activities and issues including behavior and attendance concerns; 

  • Participate in leading and/or coordinating Senior and Middle School events, Committees and teams that can include Calendar Committee, Installation, Graduation and Green Carpet planning, Student Life Committee, Student Support Team, Academic Review Team, as needed;

  • Providing oversight and leadership to specific shared service areas, including but not limited to Creativity, Activity, Service, Exchanges and Experiential Learning, and Clubs;

  • As a member of the Management Team (MT), collaborate with, and participate in, the implementation of initiatives across the Senior and Middle School;

  • Serving as a Homeroom Teacher.

 

LEADERSHIP PROFILE:

With a commitment to, and passion for middle school, you are highly relational and build rapport with students and adults, drawing on your strong listening skills, empathy and commitment to our mission, vision and values. You hold a post-secondary degree, preferably a Masters and leadership experience in an academic environment. Knowledge of the International Baccalaureate is an asset, specifically the Middle Years Program. As a values-driven leader, you are a collaborator with a commitment to social emotional learning; diversity, equity and inclusion and deepening the student experience within the 7/8 grade cohort.  With the ability to inspire and effectively execute on programming in a complex environment, you thrive in a student-centred environment. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, along with sound judgment and creative problem-solving complete your profile. Ontario Teacher’s Certification or equivalent is required.  

 

WHY JOIN BRANKSOME HALL: 

  • Competitive salary and benefits including participation in OTPP; 

  • Access to perks such as taxable benefit lunches and generous time off policies including half-day Fridays in the summer for eligible employees; 

  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources to support wellness, innovation and entrepreneurship such as the fitness center, swimming pools, and makerspaces; 

  • A collaborative community with a commitment to the growth and development of employees with ongoing professional development and mentorship.

 

TARGET HIRING RANGE: $108,264 - $135,304

 

This is a full time, 12 month position.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this leadership opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter. Resumes will be reviewed beginning July 8th, 2024, and the posting will remain active until the position is filled.   

 

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 especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with (dis)abilities, LGBTQ2S+ 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 candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

     

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

Position Start Date

ASAP

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