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Principal

For more than 125 years, Havergal College has provided girls and young women with opportunities to learn, grow and reach their potential to make a positive difference in the world.  Havergal is a leading Canadian independent school that offers a stimulating and transformative learning environment, bringing together more than 900 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 and 200 faculty and staff. In collaboration with mentors, a network of over 9,500 alumnae, teachers and a supportive peer community, our students learn new ways to express themselves with creativity, enthusiasm and self-confidence while pursuing academic excellence.

Located on a beautiful 22-acre property in Toronto, the campus features wooded spaces, green playing fields and a combination of heritage and modern architecture. The school provides world-class academic programs and co-curricular activities set within a framework of values deeply rooted in a strong sense of community.

The Principal’s role at Havergal College is multi-faceted and is responsible for all aspects of the College’s long-term strategy and current operations, which include, ensuring the strength and delivery of student academic programs, student safety and wellbeing, talent and Human Resources management, fiscal discipline, marketing, philanthropy and active community relationships.

The ideal candidate is a visionary, forward-thinking leader with a deep affinity for the unique aspects of girls’ education who will position Havergal for the next generation of learners. Possessing a deep understanding of the changing nature of education in the 21st century, including the role of a blended learning model, designed around the pillars of academics, wellbeing and student agency, the new Principal will hold a Master’s degree in education and preferably a PhD or EdD.

With a proven professional history of innovative educational leadership, the successful candidate will have a record of achievement, experience, and capabilities necessary to guide a school of the Havergal’s caliber and international reputation as both a Canadian and global leader in girls’ education. With a demonstrated ability to attract, retain and engage students, faculty, employees and the Havergal community, the new Principal will drive and build a shared vision of the future for the College and possess deep expertise in strategically managing the seamless function and operations areas of a multi-faceted school.

Qualified candidates may submit their applications or express their interest by sending a resume and cover letter to Olivia Galati at ogalati@nullbedfordgroup.com or Louise Finn at Bedford Consulting Group at lfinn@nullbedfordgroup.com. Please make sure to quote project no. 5315 and the Job Title in the subject line.

Havergal College is committed to equity in its policies, practices and programs, supports diversity, equity and inclusion in its teaching, learning and work environments and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of Havergal’s community are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  

Havergal College is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided to applicants with disabilities.