Current Opportunities

School Principal

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Closing date for applications: May 15, 2021

The Linden School invites nominations and applications for the position of Principal. The school’s mission and values highlight academic excellence and intellectual risk, and the students, the faculty, the staff, and members of the Linden community – embody these goals and ideals through feminist, anti-oppressive, and anti-racist lens. At Linden, it is life-changing when students learn to use their voices.

The Principal of The Linden School will be a passionate educator who will lead and inspire a faculty and staff of twenty-five and a student community of approximately 125. The Principal is a hands-on leader dedicated to the School’s mission of feminist pedagogy and its values and strength of a girl-centred education.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the new Principal will be guided by the mission and values of The Linden School and will provide academic, administrative, and operational leadership of the School on all matters as they relate to its stakeholders including students, parents, faculty, staff, the Board of Trustees and other important community members. Decision-making at The Linden School is a highly collaborative and consultative process, and the Principal will invite input, listen actively and patiently, and will be attuned to the needs of others, especially the students, faculty, and staff.

The ideal candidate must derive joy from having an active and engaged presence in the school and community and will bring demonstrated innovative classroom and administrative leadership experience from within the public or independent school system. This experience will have been gained ideally in both elementary and high school levels. The Principal will possess leadership skills for supporting a growing school and will bring a high level of energy, empathy, contagious enthusiasm, authentic curiosity and is a life-learner. Alignment with The Linden School’s mission and culture will be of paramount importance. Imagination, a ready sense of humour, dedication, flexibility, open-mindedness, an open-door policy, and a collaborative approach will prove essential to join this unique school. The Principal will demonstrate significant experience engaging in an anti-oppression framework, including direct action in equity and social justice issues from feminist and anti-racist lens.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a student-centred educational leader who wants to provide students at The Linden School with a girl-centred and life-changing educational experience.

The Linden School is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or Two-Spirit; Indigenous Peoples; racialized people; and people with disabilities.

The closing date for applications is May 15, 2021. The search committee will be assisted by the executive search firm, Boyden. For further information, please contact Jessa Chupik at [email protected].

Prospective candidates should contact the Boyden team as soon as possible, to indicate their intent and to ensure candidates have enough time to consider the role carefully. In the current COVID-19 crisis, every effort will be made to accommodate candidates’ professional, community, and personal responsibilities.

Accommodations are available for individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process by contacting Jessa Chupik at [email protected]. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

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