Robert Land Academy (RLA) is seeking an exceptional individual to be Headmaster.
The Headmaster is responsible for leading a broad and dynamic military-themed educational program, to include the development, review, and delivery of initiatives in accordance with the strategic plan. The ideal candidate is an accomplished and compassionate leader who models the military ethos and has worked in an educational setting.
As CEO, the Headmaster reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the day-to-day leadership in all operational and administrative aspects of the school. As an effective manager, the Headmaster must effectively hold those staff accountable to whom he or she delegates in order to mitigate risk and deliver on the Academy's promise to develop young men to enable their success in life.
Implementing the a strategic plan, leading day-to-day operations, managing staff, overseeing enrolment, ensuring the financial health of the school – including marketing and fundraising, are key components of the role. The Headmaster leads a small leadership team and will be responsible for ensuring effective staff training and evaluation. As a key coordinator, the individual will consider the most efficient use of Academy resources.
Note that these accountabilities are not exhaustive and are intended to represent the cross-section of work and responsibilities undertaken by the Headmaster.
communicated to cadets, faculty, staff and parents.
As with all other components of the Headmasters job, relations with personnel are required to be professional at all times and intended to build morale and a culture of service, while ensuring mission integrity.
Instructions to Prospective Candidates
The Headmaster has a considerable impact on the success of students who attend the Academy. We anticipate that the successful candidate can commence Summer 2020; however, this timeframe could be modified to accommodate the successful candidate. Candidates should be eligible to work in Canada. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted and we thank all those who apply. Please email your expression of interest and CV to Ms. Sarah Whittaker. A more detailed packet will be sent to screened, prospective applications.
References will be solicited from candidates who are successfully screened. As the selected candidate will work with youth, a vulnerable sector check is required as a pre-condition to hire.
About Robert Land Academy
Robert Land Academy’s mission is to "Develop the whole boy and produce the best possible citizen."
Robert Land Academy is a highly structured, character driven and military themed living and learning environment focused on supporting boys (grades 5 through 12) to reach their potential and aimed at preparing them for post-secondary education. Located in Wellandport, RLA is the only private, pre-university-level military-themed boarding school in Canada. Founded in 1978, Robert Land Academy has developed a strong reputation as an ideal choice for boys who may be exhibiting difficulties with motivation and self-discipline in conventional educational systems. For more information, please visit https://www.robertlandacademy.com/
Enrolment at Robert Land Academy is approximately 125 boys in residence - capacity is 150. Applications are received from across Canada, the United States, Asia, Europe and elsewhere around the globe. The Academy is located in a country setting on 168 acres in the heart of the historic Niagara Peninsula, 60 minutes southwest of Toronto, Ontario and 45 minutes north of the U.S./Canada Border.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent