Head of School

Netivot HaTorah Day School, Toronto

Lead a thriving Jewish day school in Toronto.


Netivot HaTorah (“Netivot”) is an Orthodox, co-educational pre-Nursery through Grade 8 Jewish day school that serves over 600 students in the Greater Toronto Jewish community on two campuses.

School Mission:

Netivot is dedicated to the development of the whole child. Through powerful religious and academic learning experiences we cultivate in our children connections between Torah and everyday life, a love for and support of Medinat Yisrael, and their growth as respectful individuals and positive contributors to Am Yisrael and society at large.

In order to accomplish our mission, we:

  • Guide every child to create the vital habits of heart, mind and neshama (soul) that make a fulfilling and meaningful Torah life.
  • Recognize that each student is an individual, and seek to ignite their unique potential.
  • Nurture each student to be confident, and feel loved and respected.
  • Help each student advance towards a mastery of Judaic and General studies using a child-centered learning approach. We aim towards proficiency in Hebrew language as the means to most fully access Jewish culture and texts.

School Vision:

Our vision is that each of our students is uniquely prepared and proud to live a life guided by and committed to Torah values and Halacha, integrated with knowledge of the sciences and humanities and a deep connection to Israel. This will enrich each child, their home, and the world around them.

To learn more about the school, please visit: https://netivot.com/

The Position

Starting in September 2024, the Head of School will be a dynamic, charismatic leader who will represent Netivot HaTorah to all internal and external stakeholders of the school and to the Greater Toronto Jewish community.

The Head of School is the administrative and educational leader and spiritual role model of our school, promoting the success and well-being of all students. The Head of School:

  • Champions the school’s vision and advances the institution according to its mission.
  • Maintains and improves Netivot HaTorah’s pursuit of academic excellence.
  • Communicates the school’s vision and strategic plan to all stakeholders together with the Board of Directors.
  • Is a key leader in the strategic planning process, implementation of goals and evaluation of success.
  • Will take a lead role in fundraising efforts in in conjunction with the Development Committee
    and the Board of Directors.
  • Builds a culture of trust, respect and accountability together with the senior administrative team.
  • Sets and ensures that goals are met by all senior staff.
  • Encourages and organizes professional development of staff and administrators.
  • Represents, fosters and maintains relationships with Jewish Federation of Toronto, local and international foundations and other funding agencies.
  • Is the primary spokesperson for the school.
  • Maintains and ensures school accreditation, compliance with government regulations and standards, and the achievement of educational standards.
  • Establishes enrollment goals and ensures these are met by actively managing the recruitment and retention process.
  • Establishes synergistic relationships between all offices (e.g., Marketing/ Admissions/ Development) to ensure greatest efficiency and effectiveness in effort.

The Head of School is the sole employee of the Board of Directors and shall:

  • Be a member ex officio of all standing committees of the Board of Directors.
  • Be the representative of the Board of Directors in its relations with the faculty, staff, students and the patrons of the organization.
  • Select and hire properly qualified persons to serve as members of the faculty and administration.
  • Determine goals of senior educational staff; have direct supervision of the faculty and staff; and shall coordinate the activities of the entire organization. The Head of School shall hold regular meetings of the faculty and staff and see that the general policies of the Board are understood and followed.

General responsibilities of the Head of School include (but are not restricted to) the following:

  • Manage the sometimes competing demands of the various constituencies of the school.
  • Work with the Board of Directors, its President, and its committees in carrying out established school policies; to review those policies and make recommendations for changes.
  • Supervise all programs of the school (academic, ethical, athletic, and other extracurricular programs); monitor curriculum, grading, testing, and reporting to parents; prepare for and conduct periodic program evaluations; submit reports to external agencies as required; establish disciplinary policies and standards of conduct.
  • Supervise the Executive Director and business office staff in the preparation of preliminary and final budgets; to monitor income, expenditures, collections, and cash flow; maintain appropriate financial records; oversee the employee benefit program.
  • Supervise and evaluate the Admissions department in determining programs and setting goals for the recruitment of students, including marketing and outreach, information dissemination, applicant testing, and interviews and acceptance decisions.
  • Establish enrollment goals and ensure these are met by actively managing the recruitment and retention process.
  • Represent the school to all of its constituents including neighborhood, parents, students, alumni, business community, faculty, and staff.
  • Supervise the Development staff and determine goals and development efforts to cultivate and effect generous support of the school.
  • Coordinate the efforts of the Marketing department in promoting the school’s image among the many stakeholders and determine yearly goals.
  • Together with the Executive Director handle all matters regarding employment, retention, and dismissal of personnel; salaries and contracts; job assignments and performance evaluation; and orientation and training; to prepare employee handbooks and maintain appropriate personnel records.
  • Represent the school in its relations with community and government agencies.

If you are interested in learning more about the position and/or nominating someone for the role, please email search@scottgoldbergconsulting.com