Head, Upper School

Upper Canada CollegeCanada

Upper Canada College (UCC) is recognized nationally and globally as one of North America’s foremost boys’ schools. Educating tomorrow’s leaders since 1829, UCC is an International Baccalaureate Continuum World School for day and boarding students from senior kindergarten through university entrance. Modern and forward-thinking, UCC provides transformational learning experi­ences that foster the development of head, heart, and humanity, and inspire each boy to make a lasting and positive impact on his world. UCC delivers a rigorous academic program supported by accomplished faculty and staff, exceptional co-curricular programming, and state-of-the-art facilities.

UCC offers congratulations to Naheed Bardai, the current Head, Upper School, who will take up the post of Principal, United World College Atlantic, in the summer of 2021. The next Head, Upper School at UCC will build on success, leading excellence in teaching and learning, and inspiring a culture that exemplifies UCC’s values of learning, pluralism, service, community, and wellbeing.

Being the Head of UCC’s Upper School is akin to running your own complex, well-resourced school with 750 students and over 100 employees. This role oversees a broad range of functions including faculty recruitment and development, program delivery, budgeting, boarding, university coun­selling, and parent relations. At the same time, you will work closely and collabo­ra­­tively with the Principal and other mem­bers of UCC’s senior leadership team to advance the strategic goals of the entire school and its 1,200 students. Among its strategic goals is UCC’s ambition to become more diverse and inclusive. This is supported by a recog­nition that no learning community is whole without the inclusion and amplification of multiple voices; UCC is committed to fostering belonging, striving for jus­­tice and peace among all people, and addressing systemic and structural forms of oppression.

You are an academic leader in a progressive, high-performance school. Your educational leadership experience in academic, co-curricular, and community service programs will enable you to support the learning and social needs of UCC’s Upper School boys. An insightful strategist, inspiring edu­cator, and collegial leader, you will attract and engage with faculty and staff who are energized by attempting fresh approaches, connecting with students, serving the community, and delivering all-round excellence in teaching and mentor­ship. You are a life-long learner and a nuanced, non-linear thinker. Internationally minded and committed to shared guardianship of the planet, you are com­passionate, culturally competent, and prepared to have brave conversations about identity and marginalization. If you are ready to grow as a leader, this is your opportunity to ensure that each Upper School boy is supported and readied on every step of his path toward graduation, university, and the life beyond.

UCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity, encouraging applications from all qualified individuals. UCC embraces pluralism – celebrating differences, cherishing similarities, and giving voice to multiple perspectives. If you are contacted regarding a UCC opportunity, please advise if you require any accommodations. UCC encourages applications from all qualified applicants; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

This is a full-time position, based in Toronto (200 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, ON M4V 2X8). The successful candidate will be a qualified teacher with post-graduate qualifications appropriate to the role.

Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt.

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