Position Type: Full time
Location: Toronto campus - 306 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 1T7
Branch: Senior School (Collège
: Grade 6 – Level II, Lycée
: Level III-V)
Start Date: September, 2022
About the position
Reporting to the Executive Director of the Learning Forum and the Senior School Principal, you will contribute to the teaching and tools enabling our students, from Grade 6 to Level V, to gain an information culture but also to understand how to use this information.
Under your guidance, the library will become recognized as a culture and knowledge center. It will be a true learning place, providing information and documentation, both in hard-copy and digitally. It will play a crucial role in the school’s cultural and educational environment, eliciting our students’ intellectual curiosity and allowing them to develop a multicultural, multilingual and international perspective, with a focus on French literacy.
Along with the other educational team members and as part of the school’s strategic plan, you will implement a knowledge-sharing policy, which will identify the teaching practices, census and analysis of our students’ needs, as well as teachers’ needs in terms of information and documentation, thus supporting their teaching and learning.
- You will steer students’ acquisition of knowledge and relevant competencies defined by the curricula and their development in media and information-handling in a warm, welcoming and inspiring environment.
- You will help the students to take on a critical approach to information and knowledge sources by providing a wide diversity of resources, methods, and tools.
- By applying your pedagogical practices, you will promote autonomy, initiative and teamwork with the students, as well as personalised learning, interdisciplinary and the appropriate use of communication and information tools.
- You will work closely with the teachers to ensure an appropriate and effective use of new educational technologies.
- You will contribute to the students’ cultural, social and citizenship education by implementing various projects, and organizing events which will encourage their interest in reading. You will organise these using your in-depth knowledge of both general and children’s literature, promoting artistic, scientific and technical cultures, while taking into account the students’ needs, the local context, and the school’s strategic plan.
- You will be responsible for looking after the information holdings, their continuous enrichment, their organization and how they are used, ensuring there is a wide diversity of resources and tools available to both students and teachers, issued from either digital or paper sources.
- You will support the Learning Forum with related administrative duties.
- You will establish and maintain partnerships with local libraries (e.g. Toronto Public Library), media, cultural associations and other establishments, in order to assist users have access to additional resources (digital and hard-copy).
What we offer
TFS is an exceptional place to work, and our offers are generous as well as competitive in the marketplace in terms of:
- A competitive compensation
- An attractive group insurance package and participation in a RRSP plan or OTPP from the first day of employment
- Generous vacation policy and additional paid time off
- A stimulating working environment
- Multiple professional development opportunities
- A rewarding career where you can make a difference
Who we are looking for
We recruit candidates who embrace our TFS values of integrity, discernment, respect, and engagement. The ideal candidate profile is as follows:
- Teacher documentalist in a French or bilingual school in a foreign country
- Leading teams of teachers
- Implementation of wide-ranging unifying projects
- Solid knowledge of the French programs of the French National Ministry, the Ontario program, the Middle Years Program (MYP) and the IB Diploma Program
- Excellent interpersonal skills and a good listener
- Ability to adapt easily and a team player, as well as being capable to create and innovate
- Methodical and meticulous
- Developed interpersonal skills and openness of mind
- Bilingual (French and English) - some of the teachers are English-speaking so you must have a B2 level as a minimum
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong IT skills
- Knowledge of and genuine passion for the arts and literature, with an ability to share these with the school community
- Postgraduate studies in education (master level or equivalent)
- Certified teacher in information/documentation (CAPES)
TFS welcomes applications from Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.
TFS has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy requiring vaccination for all eligible members of the community including new employees. New employees will be required to provide their proof of vaccination to the HR department on their first day of employment.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and a résumé here
as soon as possible. Please use the candidate portal through the link provided.