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SENIOR SCHOOL - DIRECTOR OF UNIVERSITY RELATIONS

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Summary Information:
Employer: TFS Canada's International School
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Teacher
Coaching
College Preparation
Counsellor
School / Org: TFS-Canada's International School
Location: Toronto, Ontario
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Posting Date: Saturday, 11 August 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Details:
TFS is a leading independent educational institution that has been instrumental in the shaping of today’s Canada, as the first French immersion school in the country and pioneer of bilingualism. We are an extremely diverse community that sets out to develop multilingual critical thinkers who celebrate difference, transcend borders and strive for the betterment of humankind. Throughout our history, TFS students have been characterized by their academic ambition, as well as by their determination to acquire an international perspective on local and global affairs.
In pursuit of this mission, TFS recruits excellent educators who are deeply committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning, and who also share our passion for the all-round development of students as accomplished individuals and responsible citizens. Our teachers benefit from exceptional professional learning opportunities and a very competitive compensation package.
TFS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults, and all of our staff and volunteers are expected to undergo child protection screening.

Permanent, Full-time position
Effective: August 13, 2018

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Learning Forum, and liaising with the Department Coordinator of Guidance, the Director of University Relations will coordinate the university applications process. He/she will work closely with Level IV and V students and parents to provide advice, assistance, and resources relating to university and scholarship applications; standardized university admissions test and requirements; and, university program planning. In addition, the role supports the Guidance program over 3 years to determine the passions, values, and interests of students and to provide a well-balanced approach to academic planning. Regular and effective communications with TFS staff members and also with outside organizations such as OUAC, College Board, UCAS, IBSO, and IBNA are also an integral part of this role.

The above will include, but not be limited to, such responsibilities as:

a) University Application Coordination and Program Leadership:
 Oversee the university application process
 Provide Strategic Leadership and Development of the UR Program at TFS
 Coordinate program with the university program faculty members
 Assist students and families with research and decision-making through connecting to Guidance classes on a regular basis in Levels III to V (Grades 10 to 12)
 Organize and implement workshops throughout the year on topics relating to university admissions including testing, personal statement writing, and interviewing skills. This includes US SAT prep and testing
 Prepare and support teachers in the preparation of letters of recommendation
 Coach student applicants with supplementary applications
 Work closely with other departmental and school personnel to ensure accuracy and timely transmission of academic data
 Coordinate records and admissions documents
 Work closely with other Guidance teachers to develop Guidance curriculum as it relates to university application and student success including the Student-Based Support team.
 Review IB results with individual students and their families in the summer, when required
 Work strategically in collaboration with the Senior School Principal and the Senior School Leadership Team as well as other Vice Principal for Level IV &V (Grades 11 and 12), as well as IB DP and MYP and CAS Coordinators
 Ensure compliancy of graduating students with accrediting bodies: Ontario and French and IBO
 Ensure comprehensive understanding of school's curriculum continuum including the Ontario, French and IB to maintain and enhance school networks and communication
 Facilitate accuracy of transcripts: Ontario and IB including Community Service and standardized testing results.

b) Scholarship Application Coordination
 Oversee the university scholarship application process
 Assist students and families with research and coach student applicants
 Prepare and support teachers in the preparation of letters of recommendation
 Coordinate, where applicable, in-school selection committees
 Work closely with other department and school personnel to ensure timely gathering of scholarship support materials

c) Resource Gathering and Professional Development
 Develop and maintain close ties with university admissions office personnel
 Host university admissions representatives
 Keep current on university admissions requirements, programs, and trends
 Participate in specialized professional development opportunities such as workshops, information sessions, university fairs, and campus tours
 Prepare and deliver TFS University Relations Board Reports

d) Alumni Relations and Special Projects could include:
 Host alum functions whenever/wherever PD opportunities permit
 Liaise with Communications and Advancement re: Grad/Alum successes, etc.
 Coordinate the CAIS National Tracking Project
 Complete annual survey of graduating students
 Enter data from graduation to 5-year university completion
 GAP Year students: Counseling applications and transition to university
 Write and represent TFS in professional publications, conferences, CAIS, and University Relations meetings.

Qualifications:

 Certification as a teacher with skills, training and expertise in social-emotional learning and/or credentials as a guidance counsellor
 Minimum of three years’ leadership experience in area of responsibility
 Extensive experience assisting high school students with university and scholarship applications
 Strong and current networks with post-secondary institutions as well as local and international University Relations organizations
 Expertise and experience in the application process to Canadian Universities
 Expertise, current knowledge and experience in the application process to universities in Europe, the US and other international post-secondary institutions
 In-depth knowledge of the French, Ontario and the International Baccalaureate Program, as well as national and international college and university programs as required
 Strong interpersonal and communication skills required
 Solid computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint, and social media
 Fluency in French desirable

- We recruit candidates who embrace our TFS values of: Integrity, discernment, respect and engagement.
- Please send your covering letter and résumé ASAP to: jobs@tfs.ca
TFS is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities.
- If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.



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