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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.

We recruit candidates who embrace our TFS values of integrity, discernment, respect and engagement.

“TFS-Canada’s International School 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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  • What we look for in our teachers

     
    • Academic qualifications and teaching credentials
    • Strong French or English language skills (where required), with bilingual skills (French-English) preferred
    • Ability to share subject knowledge with enthusiasm, inspire a love of learning and encourage students’ personal growth
    • Familiarity with trends in education and technology
    • Leadership and curriculum development skills
    • Recognition of, and respect for, diversity and individual differences
    • Dedicated team player who will contribute to TFS’ mission

  • What we offer our teachers

     
    • A stimulating work environment and the opportunity to deliver an enriched curriculum
    • The opportunity to work with colleagues from a variety of multicultural backgrounds
    • Students from diverse backgrounds who are intellectually curious and relish a challenging program
    • Extensive professional development opportunities
    • A competitive compensation/benefits package, including the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
    • Superior working conditions
    • A beautiful, scenic campus in Toronto with historic buildings alongside state-of-the-art facilities and a wooded ravine
    • A well-established and welcoming campus for elementary students in Mississauga on the outskirts of Toronto

    If you are a qualified educator with superior teaching skills, a demonstrated commitment to co-curricular activities and the development of the whole child, please contact us to explore teaching opportunities at TFS. We may not have an immediate opening, but we are interested in speaking with you.
  • What we look for in our administration team members


    Our administration staff is chosen for the breadth and depth of their knowledge and skills and their determination to keep TFS at the forefront of teaching and learning. Occasionally, openings come up on our administrative team, in our branches or in the business office, admissions, advancement and alumni relations, human resources, IT, and marketing and communications departments.

Career Opportunities

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  • Director of Enrolment Management (Recruitment, Admissions, Retention)


    PERMANENT, full time position
    Effective immediately
     
    Key Responsibilities:
     
    The main responsibilities of this position are to continue to develop and implement an enrolment management plan that will increase the pool of qualified applicants; increase the quality of candidates who choose to accept the school’s offer of admission; and enhance the school’s brand and reputation in the marketplace, particularly amongst the independent school community.
     
    • Create an enrolment management plan to improve enrolment and retention.
    • Effectively communicate with prospects throughout the process.
    • Cultivate and manage relationships within the community to support Admissions.
    • Develop new admissions programs/incentives that generate new enrolment prospects throughout the community.
    • Conceive, develop, schedule and execute internal and external events related to Admissions including open houses, educational fairs, etc.
    • Meet enrolment targets.
    • Ensure appropriate system is in place to track all stages of the enrolment process.
    • Lead and manage the admissions team through the enrolment cycle which will include presenting the School to prospective students and their parents, conducting tours, interviewing candidates and their parents; arranging for admissions testing, assessing student ability and fit for TFS, securing necessary student credentials, communicating the final decision to families, and facilitating the smooth transition for all incoming students.
    • Collaborate with key staff to develop and manage effective enrolment and retention goals. Work closely with the Executive Director, Community Engagement to plan and execute marketing strategies, including reviewing and approving publications, website content, advertising, and any other promotional pieces with enrolment implications.
    • Serve as an ambassador for the School and articulate and demonstrate support for all aspects of the TFS experience.
    • Develop and manage relevant data and statistics, compiling, analyzing and tracking enrolment and attrition data.  Develop and update enrolment projections by grade level.  Prepare regular admissions reports for the management team.
    • Organize and manages a staff of 2.5 in the development of a warm, welcoming and efficient admissions operation ensuring a systematic, efficient handling of applications and communication with candidates and their parents.

    Experience:
     
    • 5 years of progressively responsible, relevant management experience in a school setting, preferably in student recruitment and enrolment data management and assessment;
    • Program administration;
    • Managerial experience in a unionized environment;
    • Experience with strategic planning and management, project management, oversight of policies/procedures preferably in the area of admissions assessment/evaluation.
    • French language verbal fluency is a requirement.

    Qualifications:
     
    • Communications and Relationship building: Demonstrate a proven track record of excellent verbal and written communications skills across multiple channels and audiences; Establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents.
    • Client-Focus: Offer high quality customer service to the current and potential school families.
    • Experience: Demonstrate an understanding of admissions pipeline, analyzing customer needs and utilizing sales practices to identify customer/partner needs.
    • Collaboration: self-starter capable of working independently with a strong work ethic and partnering collaboratively with teams.
    • Agile: Ability to manage multiple priorities and communications in a fast paced and welcoming environment.
    • Innovative: Generates new or unique solutions to problems; demonstrates curiosity.
    • A Bachelor’s degree.
    • A background in education, admissions or marketing.
    • Patience and a problem-solving approach to issues.
    • Excellent organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills.
    • Advanced skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • A strong goal and results orientation.
    • A high level of integrity and professionalism.
    • Persuasive oral and advanced written communication skills.
    • High customer service focus.
    • Personal motivation and passion about achieving goals
    • An ability to understand and report on goals/metrics.
    • Enthusiastic and flexible.
    • Fluency in French and English.
     
    We recruit candidates who embrace our TFS values of integrity, discernment, respect and engagement.
     
    Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and a résumé as soon as possible here.
     
    TFS is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
     
  • Director, University Relations


    The pioneer of French immersion in Canada, TFS is Canada’s International School. The country’s largest independent school — serving students from age two to university entrance — TFS teaches the curricula of the Ministries of Education of France and Ontario within the framework of the International Baccalaureate. Co-educational and non- denominational, TFS develops critical thinkers who celebrate difference, transcend borders, and strive for the betterment of humankind. Throughout the school’s history, TFS students have been characterized by their academic ambition and their determination to acquire an international perspective on local and global affairs.
     
    Reporting to the Executive Director of the Learning Forum and working collaboratively with leaders across TFS, you will advance an individualized, aspiring, multi-stage strategic program that prepares Senior School students with the information, credentials, and interview skills to attract offers and scholarships from their choice of universities. With your experience in the classroom and/or in guidance counselling, you understand the significance of this role to the success of students, the satisfaction of parents and guardians, and the reputation of the school. Together with your team, you will support students through this key transition, matching the unique strengths and passions of each with the best-fitting post-secondary institution and program. A trusted advisor, you are committed to understanding the whole person and to guiding students through this important next step on the continuum of life and learning.
     
    An exceptional communicator and relationship builder (ideally bilingual in English and French), you are adept at engaging university admissions departments, students, parents, and recently graduated alumni. Intellectually curious, you have in-depth knowledge of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, expertise in university application processes, and strong international networks in post-secondary education. Embracing the school’s values of integrity, discernment, respect, and engagement, you will champion TFS students in achieving their educational goals. This is an exceptional leadership opportunity to empower some of the country’s most promising young people as they prepare for success in today’s global world.
     
    Type of position
    Permanent, full-time
     
    Work address
    Toronto Campus and Corporate Offices – 306 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, ON, M4N 1T7
     
    Qualifications
    Experience in the classroom and/or in guidance counselling for a well-recognized independent or international school.
    Additional requirements include in-depth knowledge of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, expertise in university application processes, strong international networks in post-secondary education, and strong oral and written French and English skills

    All responses to Caldwell Partners are confidential. Please indicate your interest in Project 180627 at www.caldwellpartners.com/apply.php
  • Principal - West Campus

    The pioneer of French immersion in Canada, TFS is Canada’s International School. The country’s largest independent school – serving students from age two to university entrance – TFS teaches the curricula of the Ministries of Education of France and Ontario within the framework of the International Baccalaureate. Co-educational and non-denominational, TFS develops critical thinkers who celebrate difference, transcend borders, and strive for the betterment of humankind. The West Campus in Mississauga is a cohesive, thriving academic community of over 200 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 7.
     
    One of four divisional leaders, you will report to the Deputy Head, Teaching and Learning as well as the Deputy Head, Citizenship and Community. A member of the Head’s Council, you will make a meaningful contribution to the implementation of an academically ambitious educational philosophy and strategic plan – encouraging, pre­paring, and supporting the development of engaged, inquisitive, and active young citizens. You will respect and promote the unique culture of TFS and the continuous progress of students, and will partner with colleagues to harmonize programming and practice across TFS campuses, enabling a smooth transition to upper grades. Bilingual, with an inter­national perspective, you are an excep­tional educa­tional leader who ideally understands the French and Ontario curricula as well as the IB (PYP and MYP). You have a successful track record of building your team’s capacity to maintain high standards of teaching and learning.
     
    Excited by the possibilities of an intimate, innovative campus where teachers exercise multiple skills and everyone knows every student, you will continue the work of building a caring and cohesive culture in which students grow and thrive. With a profound desire to be part of TFS as a whole – you are the inspirational strategist, mentor, and tactician that every great Principal needs to be. This is an opportunity to join TFS’s remarkable team – whose excellence and vision are creating something truly extraordinary.
     
    Ideal Profile
    We will give priority to candidates who are CAFIMF/CAFIPEMF certified, and have therefore strong capabilities in terms of staff support and development. This role demands a great deal of time as well as a keen sense of human relations.

    Excellent knowledge of the National Education’s French curriculum
    - Mandatory experience of managing a school with a minimum of 8 classes
    - Very good communicator in both French and English. A minimum of B2 level in English is required as French is not the mother tongue of the majority of our students and families
    - Strong IT skills to manage and communicate to better service the pedagogy
    - Capable to work within a leadership team
    - Strong listening skills, able to adapt, open minded
    - Sense of initiative, creative, able to face unexpected situations calmly
    - Flexible, team spirit
    - Methodological, disciplined
    - Sense of humor, enthusiastic and motivating
     
    No teaching involved. Ready to start in this position on August, 20th 2019.
     
    Experience & Qualifications: (in order of importance)
    -  Fluent in French with a good English conversational level
    -  School Principal: a minimum of 5 years of managing / minimum of 8 classes managed
    -  CAFIPEMF / CPAIEN / EMFE
    -  Experience in a French school in a foreign country (minimum of 3 years)


    All responses to Caldwell Partners are confidential. Please indicate your interest in Project 181024 at www.caldwellpartners.com/apply.php 
  • Social Worker

    CONSULTANT CONTRACT, part-time position
    Classification: Non Salaried (paid by invoice)
    Effective from January 2019
    Hours of work: maximum of 20 hours per week
     
    As a dedicated member to the Senior School Guidance program and part of the Learning Forum support services team, the social worker will provide consultative expertise to students and their families to develop positive social-emotional skills and overall well-being. The social worker will report to the Executive Director of the Learning Forum and is under the day-to-day supervision of the Senior School Principal. With a thorough knowledge of the psycho-social needs of young adolescents and connected to external resources and services within the community, the social worker will promote an inclusive, pro-active and integrated approach to supports for students and families. A social worker connected to a clinical practice or agency or hospital is an asset.

    Role & Responsibilities:
    • Conduct case reviews with school counselors to assess student and family needs
    • Consult with students, parents and faculty
    • Provide direction and assistance in support of psychosocial health and programming for the well-being of all students and those with specific needs
    • Create partnerships with community agencies and outside professionals to ensure timely and targeted support for students and the TFS school community
    • Connect and liaise with community agencies as required, providing insights from research and effective practices
    • Provide crisis intervention services
    • Provide expertise for parent programs and education
    • Develop and facilitate group sessions for students as required
    • Participate in Student-Based Support Team individual case management as needed
    • Manage and maintain student records and caseload ensuring services are integrated and seamless.
    • Understand, and practice and train staff as needed in accordance with provincial and education law and comply with policies that relate to students and families; such as, child protection/child abuse, special education, attendance, education rights and privacy
     
    Experience & Qualifications:
    • Master’s degree in Social Work and membership in good standing in O.C.S.W.S.S.W.
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience, preferably working in educational and clinical settings with children
     
    Other Competencies or Attributes:
    • Ability to identify, assess and respond to sensitive and confidential student and community issues.
    • Collaborative approach to team-based student wellness support
    • Demonstrates a strong commitment to creating a caring, inclusive and accepting learning community.
    • Exceptional active listening interpersonal skills
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English. French language skills an asset.
    • Demonstrates ability to respectfully manage high conflict, challenging situations
    • Ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically and professionally at all times
    • Expertise in crisis counselling
    • Expertise in coaching and/or counselling with teens and families
    • Deep knowledge of community resources for a wide range of student psychosocial needs
    • Demonstrates inter-cultural competencies
     
    We recruit candidates who embrace our TFS values of: Integrity, discernment, respect and engagement.
     
    Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and a résumé ASAP here.
     
    TFS is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
  • Supply Teachers - Junior School

    SHORT TERM OCCASIONAL REPLACEMENTS
    Occasional, as needed
    Available immediately
    Toronto Campus: 306 Avenue Lawrence East, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 1T7

    Qualifications:
    • To be perfectly fluent in French (native-like fluency)
    • To be a certified teacher (Bachelor of Education) with a minimum of 2 years of experience teaching at the primary school level (Grade 2 to 5)
    • PYP training, as well as experience in PYP, are great assets
    • To be certified by the French Ministry of Education would be an additional asset

    We recruit candidates who embrace our TFS values of:
    Integrity, discernment, respect, and engagement.
     
    Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and a résumé as soon as possible here.
     
    TFS is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
  • Supply Teachers - West Campus

    SHORT TERM OCCASIONAL REPLACEMENTS
    Occasional, as needed
    Available immediately
    West Campus: 1293 Meredith Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario, L5E 2E6
     
    Qualifications:
    • To be perfectly fluent in French (native-like fluency)
    • To be a certified teacher (Bachelor of Education) with a minimum of 2 years of experience teaching at the primary school level (Grade 1 to 7)
    • PYP training, as well as experience in PYP, are great assets
    • To be certified by the French Ministry of Education would be an additional asset
    We recruit candidates who embrace our TFS values of: Integrity, discernment, respect, and engagement.
     
    Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and a résumé as soon as possible here.
     
    TFS is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
  • Vice Principal - Senior School

    PERMANENT REPLACEMENT
    Full time position
    Effective from September 2019
     
    Reporting to the Principal, and working in collaboration with the Senior School leadership team, teachers and support staff, you will be responsible, but not limited to:
     
    Role & Responsibilities:
    • Setting timetables, calendars, assignment of replacements, special events
    • Development of Levels I and II students as individuals and citizens
    • Work with the VP of Student Life and the Year Leaders for levels I and II to help to ensure the welfare of students and encourage them to be polite and respectful, behave appropriately, wear their uniform with pride and abide by the TFS Code of Conduct.
    • Encourage, support and ensure student accountability
    • Working in collaboration with the Dean of Student Affairs, promote and enhance student life programing at the Sr. School.
    • Work with students to develop good, responsible leadership skills
    • Manage the students tracking procedures across Levels I and II to ensure that all relevant staff have the necessary data to support students with academic ambition
    • Ensure assessments for tracking purposes are completed and moderated in line with the assessment policy
    • Analyze progress and attainment data and recommend data-informed changes to curriculum design for Levels I and II
    • Monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and learning in the Levels I and II through a program of curriculum observation
    • Actively promote the use of the French language among students
    • Work closely with teachers of Levels I and II on their professional learning goals as identified in the teacher’s reflection and growth plan
    • Participating in the hiring process of teaching and support staff
    • Implementing the academic programme and projects in liaison with the Senior School Leadership Team.
    • Participating in department meetings when requested
    • Working with various constituencies within the School, Junior School and Senior School Administration, the Headmaster’s Council, Branch Coordinators, parents, etc. as needed
    • In the absence of the Principal, the Vice-Principal may be in charge of the School and shall perform the duties of the Principal
     
    Experience & Qualifications:
    • Hold a university degree in education and certification as a teacher
    • Thorough understanding of the needs of Levels I and II Students
    • Extensive knowledge of the IBDP program as well as the Ontario Curriculum
    • Several years teaching experience, preferably at the intermediate-secondary level
    • Be able to inspire trust and confidence in working with members of the School community and effectively communicate the mission of TFS
    • Work collaboratively with administrators and teaching staff
    • Proven excellence in leadership, organizational, administrative and communication skills
    • A strong commitment to continuous professional development
    • Strong oral and written skills in English and French
    • Principal’s Qualifications or registration in this programme and/or previous academic administrative experience would be an asset
     
     
    We recruit candidates who embrace our TFS values of: Integrity, discernment, respect and engagement.
     
    Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and a résumé asap here.
     
    TFS is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Contact Human Resources Team

416-484-6533 x4374