Assistant Head of House
Ridley College (Canada)
St. Catharines, ON
Position Title: Assistant Head of House


Founded in 1889, Ridley College is a co-educational boarding and day school with over 700 students in JK to grade 12 from more than 50 countries worldwide. The Ridley experience integrates a traditional liberal arts education with individual learning enhanced by the principles of positive psychology, the International Baccalaureate continuum program, a learner-driven culture and campus community, exceptional athletics and dynamic arts programs, and a commitment of service to others. This unique combination prepares meaningful and flourishing lives by teaching the habits of mind, body and spirit, and the values needed to lead in a global society.

Ridley College is located on 90 acres in St. Catharines, Ontario in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula and is comprised of a stunning blend of century old buildings housing modernized technology.


Ridley offers the prospect of being part of a high-performance team in a nourishing workplace community that encourages collaboration, innovation, inclusivity and curious minds, and where grit and perseverance are assets. Joining the team at Ridley means you are committed to life-long learning and development, have integrity, and value being of service in a richly diverse community. We cultivate the full potential in each of our students by having a caring, committed and world-class team. Attracting, developing and retaining people who thrive in Ridley’s positive education culture that recognizes and celebrates individual strengths is critical to our success.

Working with the Head of House, the Residential Don and the House Team will share responsibility for the general welfare, safety, pastoral care and personal development of the students in their care;

Duties will include scheduled evenings and weekends in conjunction with the House Team.;

When on duty, the Assistant Head of House takes full responsibility for the operation of the residence by ensuring curfew, bedtime and settling the house;

Be visible and accessible to support and listen to the students, in order to develop a student-centered environment;

Deal with any disciplinary problems in a firm, fair and caring manner;

Work with the House Team to maintain a healthy routine of life for each student and ensure that standards of cleanliness and personal hygiene are met;

Be knowledgeable of the various support resources available to the students at the school;

Actively participate in House outings, events and activities and chaperone as needed;

Partner with teachers, coaches, the Health Centre, the Learning Centre and parents in a respectful relationship to support each student;

Provide class coverages in the event that a teacher is absent within the Upper School or Lower School;

Lead one co-curricular activity per term, this could include coaching a sport, theatre, music, outdoor education or service learning;

Recent B.Ed. graduate with an OCT registration number;

Self–starter, interested in the growth and development of our students;

A mature, confident adult with the ability to take charge and lead by example;

Globally minded and open to a diversity of cultures at Ridley College;

Previous experience working in a residential environment would be an asset;

Possess an empathetic, patient and nurturing disposition;

Have excellent communication, listening, time management and mediation skills and be a collaborative problem solver;

Proven ability to be a team player;

Positive, optimistic, collegial and forward thinking;

Athletics coaching (e.g. rowing, basketball, rugby, or hockey) and/or experience in the Arts would be considered an asset;

Current certification for First Aid, CPR/Defibrillator, Mental Health and First Aid would be considered an asset.


This position will be provided with housing accommodations. Ridley College offers a positive and inclusive workplace community with a competitive compensation package including the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan where applicable; innovative, challenging and rewarding opportunities; a learning environment that promotes professional development and personal growth; active community involvement; and, a beautiful campus setting in the heart of Niagara that engages and inspires our employees to flourish.

As a condition of employment, a satisfactory Vulnerable Persons Screening Report must be provided. While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Ridley College is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible and equitable environment where everyone feels respected, valued and supported. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used in order to ensure your equal participation.

“We inspire flourishing lives to transform our globe.”