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Lucia Llano

Lucia Llano,
Associate, Student Recruiting
416-483-4325, ext. 1220
studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca

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Everything we do at BSS is in support of girls’ learning. We empower our students to become confident and compassionate women, tomorrow’s transformational leaders. This happens because our faculty and staff are the very best at what they do, and are inspired to contribute in meaningful ways to our Culture of Powerful Learning.

Meet a few BSS employees and their experience on campus.

Opportunities

Internationally acclaimed for its unique environment and expertise in the particular learning needs of girls, The
Bishop Strachan School (BSS) has built a reputation over its long history as an undisputed leader in education.
Offering a challenging, lively and creative atmosphere, a roster of uniquely qualified faculty and staff, and an
inspiring campus featuring a spectacular science and arts wing, BSS inspires each student to find her passion,
pursue her dreams and reach her potential through a rigorous academic program.

Helping students become smart, independent, compassionate young women, BSS provides the tools, technology
and innovation required to thrive in post-secondary pursuits and beyond. Our unique whole girl approach,
commitment to excellence and embodiment of strong values create a profound and powerful learning environment
within a supportive, engaged community.

To support our mission of providing our students with the best educational experience, we strive for excellence in
every facet of the organization – including providing a stimulating, creative and lively work environment that
attracts the best staff and faculty. We are seeking the right candidate to fill the position of:

                                                       After Care Program Teacher

Reports To:  After Care Program Co-ordinator

Hours: 
3:00 to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday when school is in session during September to June.
Participation in professional learning days and staff meetings throughout the year.

Summary of Position:
The After Care Program Teachers, in conjunction with the After Care Program Co-ordinator, offer JK-Grade 6
program supervision and homework assistance within a caring and nurturing environment. In addition, the Co-
ordinator and Teachers incorporate a variety of indoor and outdoor activities that are consistent with a Reggio-
inspired approach from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Assists students in small groups or individually with daily homework tasks
  • Develops daily activities for the girls to do upon completion of homework
  • Organizes weekly activities ensuring all supplies are in stock
  • Supervises students in playground and classroom
  • Documents student learning and collaborate with Co-ordinator to plan future activities
  • Co-ordinates snacks
  • Liaises with other teachers and parents ensuring needs of students are met
  • Organizes and co-ordinates with Service Learning Department to offer volunteer opportunities for Senior
    School students within the program
  • Inputs monthly After Care charges
  • Performs duties to assist with Fun Plus Programs
  • Commits to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Process
  • Performs other duties as required

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • Member of the Ontario College of Teachers with a related teaching degree
  • Working/volunteer experience with girls 4 to 10 years of age in camp or daycare setting
  • Current in First Aid/CPR
  • A sense of humour and fun, positive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills. Able to handle multiple priorities in a professional
    manner
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with particular emphasis on Word and Excel
  • Experience working in a Google environment including drive, docs, sheets, calendars and communities an
    asset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with students, staff and parents
  • Commitment to the vision of the school

We offer a competitive compensation package and are members of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Interested
applicants should forward cover letter and resume to careers@bss.on.ca indicating the After Care Program Teacher in the subject line.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. We believe that diversity
in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school
and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Internationally acclaimed for its unique environment and expertise in the particular learning needs of girls, The
Bishop Strachan School (BSS) has built a reputation over its long history as an undisputed leader in education.
Offering a challenging, lively and creative atmosphere, a roster of uniquely qualified faculty and staff, and an
inspiring campus featuring a spectacular science and arts wing, BSS inspires each student to find her passion,
pursue her dreams and reach her potential through a rigorous academic program.

Helping students become smart, independent, compassionate young women, BSS provides the tools, technology
and innovation required to thrive in post-secondary pursuits and beyond. Our unique whole girl approach,
commitment to excellence and embodiment of strong values create a profound and powerful learning environment
within a supportive, engaged community.

To support our mission of providing our students with the best educational experience, we strive for excellence in
every facet of the organization – including providing a stimulating, creative and lively work environment that
attracts the best staff and faculty. We are seeking the right candidate to fill the position of:

 

                                                           Executive Assistant, Advancement

 

Reports To:  Executive Director, Advancement

Summary of Position:
The Executive Assistant (EA) is responsible for providing exemplary administrative and customer service support
to the Executive Director, Advancement and the Advancement Team, including support for the Major Gifts
prospect research and tracking functions. This role requires the EA to demonstrate flexibility, take initiative, and
ensure the Executive Director, Advancement is fully supported in the lead role. The EA works in a procedural,
consensus-building manner with all constituents of BSS in keeping with the school’s vision, mission and values.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Acts as primary contact person for the Advancement office
  • Manages all incoming/outgoing requests for appointments and information with both internal and external
    parties for the Executive Director, maintains calendar, and schedules recurring meetings and events
  • Provides senior-level administrative support to the Executive Director, including file management and
    general correspondence preparation, e.g. briefing notes, agendas, necessary documentation, letters for
    internal and external parties
  • Meets regularly with the Executive Director and team to review and anticipate needs for the department
  • Exercises diplomacy and good judgment in liaising with parents, students, staff, alumnae, donors and
    volunteers through support that reflects a thorough knowledge and understanding of the department’s
    activities
  • Co-ordinates and organizes Board of Trustees meetings in collaboration with the Executive Director
  • Performs recording secretary duties to the Board of Trustees
  • Records and tracks activities related to the Nominating and Governance Committees of the Board of
    Trustees
  • Records actions, event and biographical information in Raiser’s Edge
  • Assists with and participates in Special Events as needed
  • Provides support for the Prospect Management module and moves management measures for the Major
    Gifts function
  • Records and tracks attendance for the department
  • Oversees the office resources
  • Co-ordinates incoming and outgoing mail and courier service
  • Arranges travel and accommodations for the Executive Director
  • Participates in Administrative Specialists’ Team meetings to ensure coordination across departments
  • Acts as back-up for Advancement Services Administrator
  • Commits to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Process
  • Occasional evening, early morning and weekend work
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • Successful completion of a university degree or relevant college diploma
  • Extensive experience working in a senior administrative role, preferably in an educational environment
  • Excellent organizational, time management and administrative skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Exceptional competency with Microsoft Office software (specifically Word and Excel) and familiarity
    with Google Cloud Platform
  • Database management experience and expertise, preferably with Raiser’s Edge
  • Keen interest in and understanding of evolving technologies and office protocols
  • Strong written and analytic skills
  • Proactive team player, flexible and self-motivating
  • Ability to work independently, manage a variety of tasks concurrently, and perform well under pressure
  • Successful customer service record
  • Ability to see the big picture while being attentive to the details
  • Exceptional judgment, discretion and diplomacy in order to deal with the various community members
    and the public
  • Proven track record of confidentiality and integrity
  • Adaptable to change
  • Creativity and professional demeanor
  • Sense of humour

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan
School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Executive Assistant, Advancement in the
subject line.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. We believe that diversity
in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school
and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Internationally acclaimed for its unique environment and expertise in the particular learning needs of girls, The
Bishop Strachan School (BSS) has built a reputation over its long history as an undisputed leader in education.
Offering a challenging, lively and creative atmosphere, a roster of uniquely qualified faculty and staff, and an
inspiring campus featuring a spectacular science and arts wing, BSS inspires each student to find her passion,
pursue her dreams and reach her potential through a rigorous academic program.

Helping students become smart, independent, compassionate young women, BSS provides the tools, technology
and innovation required to thrive in post-secondary pursuits and beyond. Our unique whole girl approach,
commitment to excellence and embodiment of strong values create a profound and powerful learning environment
within a supportive, engaged community.

To support our mission of providing our students with the best educational experience, we strive for excellence in
every facet of the organization – including providing a stimulating, creative and lively work environment that
attracts the best staff and faculty. We are seeking the right candidate to fill the position of:

 

                                                        Administrative Specialist, Senior School

 

Reports To:
Principal, Senior School
Vice-Principal, Curriculum, Senior School

Liaises with:
Senior School Office Coordinator

Summary of Position:
The Senior School Administrative Specialist is a member of the Senior School Office Team and contributes to the
efficient day-to-day operations of that office. This position primarily provides administrative support to the
Principal and Vice Principal, but is able support other needs, should they arise, in in the smooth-running of the
Senior School. The Administrative Specialist works in a procedural, consensus-building manner with faculty,
students, parents, and staff in keeping with the school’s vision, mission and values. S/he provides exemplary
administrative and customer support in a busy, nurturing environment and is easily able to respond to a variety of
demands.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Manages the calendars for the Principal and Vice-Principal
  • Supports the planning of school events required by the Principal or Vice-Principal including Curriculum
    Night, Academic Program meetings, Senior School parent events
  • Assembles, proof reads and publishes the weekly News You Can Use and other communications to
    parents and the BSS community
  • Responds to parent inquiries
  • Supports the Advanced Placement coordinator with the administration of the annual AP exams
  • Reconciles the Principal and Vice-Principal credit card statements and other financial matters
  • Performs routine administrative functions such as data entry and tracking, correspondence preparation,
    scheduling, intranet postings, mailings, shredding, mail, faxes, filing, maintaining electronic and hard
    copy files
  • Performs more complex administrative functions such as arranging travel plans including itineraries,
    preparing information packages, and running various reports including transcripts, academic histories and
    forms
  • Supports the compiling of the annual text book list, and the collection and distribution of new and second
    hand text books
  • Covers main reception area, including security, meeting and greeting guests and the BSS community in
    person and over the phone, as part of a rotation
  • Participates in the Administrative Specialists Team meetings
  • Commits to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Process
  • Performs other related responsibilities as required.

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a fast-paced, multi-faceted office
  • Experience in an educational environment, preferably within the independent school system is an asset
  • Proven strength in Microsoft Office with particular emphasis on Excel and Word, Gmail and Google
    Calendar, and other Google products
  • Competence in the effective use of databases– knowledge of Blackbaud is an asset
  • Familiarity with intranet posting
  • Keen interest and understanding of evolving technologies and office protocols
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, time management and customer service skills
  • Proven ability to take initiative, multi-task, work under pressure, problem-solve and handle confidential
    information
  • Ability to grasp the “overall picture” of the various ongoing school events
  • Effective team player; and ability to work independently
  • A high degree of comfort with change
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Sense of humour

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan
School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Administrative Specialist, Senior School in
the subject line.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. We believe that diversity
in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school
and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Renowned for its expertise in the particular learning needs of girls, BSS offers a single-gender environment that helps girls achieve their best, both academically and in their life’s pursuits. Continually reaching forward, renewing itself and keeping time with the fast-paced changes and increasing demands of the complicated world its graduates will face, BSS believes girls can do anything and strives to give them the 21st century tools to achieve whatever their dreams.

Our teachers and skilled group of staff provide a rigorous curricular experience that embraces inquiry-based instructional strategies. We are seeking highly collaborative people who are passionate about technology and who actively seek the opportunity for exciting projects and deep connections to learning. All those who are excited about making a difference in the lives of young women are encouraged to apply for the following position for the 2019-20 academic year:

Idea Lab Technician (Design Technology)
One-Year Appointment (with possibility of renewal)

At BSS we provide an opportunity for our students to explore, design and build in a state of the art Idea Lab, with access to 3D printing, CNC milling, laser cutting, microelectronics, power tools, hand tools, digital fabric printing, sewing machines and more. The mandate of our technology program is to provide students and teachers with the tools, materials, training and expertise to translate innovative ideas into reality.

As the Idea Lab Technician you will support teachers from all areas of the school as their students design and create products using technology. You will work closely with our design technology teachers to maintain and install new technology, provide training to teachers and students, help maintain a safe and functional lab space and use a variety of advanced tools to support student projects.

You have experience using and maintaining traditional and rapid-prototyping tools, have knowledge and experience in maintaining safe workshop practices, and you’re excited by the opportunity to support innovative teaching and learning using design technologies. Ideally, you have skills in the areas of 2D design and 3D CAD software, 3D printing, laser cutting, machining, electronics, the use of hand tools and textiles. As we aim to remain on the cutting edge of design and technology, you will also be excited by the opportunity to learn how to operate new tools, and experiment with processes to find new ways to support the creation of beautiful, efficient and innovative student work.

You enjoy tinkering and exploring different ways of making objects. You see connections between materials and processes and recognize that good outcomes come from experimentation and multiple iterations. You are organized, flexible, and collaborative.

BSS is a learning environment for everyone and only those inspired by the opportunity to participate and contribute to that environment will be considered.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Idea Lab Technician in the subject line by Friday, June 15, 2019.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

The Bishop Strachan School (“BSS”) is an undisputed leader in girls’ education. It is within this dynamic,
creative and nurturing setting that girls acquire the academic tools, the life skills and the personal confidence to
become tomorrow’s leaders. BSS is a leading-edge, year-round, day and boarding school for girls, located in
mid-town Toronto, with a student population of 900 Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. BSS prepares its students to meet
the challenges of tomorrow’s world by focusing on the whole girl – her development in academics, athletics and
the arts, as well as her emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. At BSS, girls are given the space, the
encouragement and the tools to pursue all of their dreams.

To support our mission of providing our students with the best educational experience, we strive for excellence in
every facet of the organization – including providing a stimulating, creative and lively work environment that
attracts the best staff and faculty. We are seeking the right candidate to fill the position of:

                                                                    Boarding Wellness Advisor
                                                                Part-Time – One-Year Contract
                                                                 Commencing August 19, 2019

Reports to: Assistant Dean of Boarding

Summary of Position:
The Boarding Wellness Advisor (part-time) works, with the full-time Boarding staff (Assistant Dean of Boarding,
Boarding Program Coordinators and Boarding Advisors), to create an welcoming environment which encourages
boarders to cultivate healthy life habits, including healthy eating, and participate in a variety of fitness and
wellness programs while taking responsibility for their own self-care.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Plans, promotes and supervises a variety of wellness programs and fitness programs for individuals and
    groups, and encourages boarders to participate in the activities that are offered
  • Plans and delivers educational presentations on issues of physical and mental to the Boarding community
    as part of the Boarding Life Curriculum
  • Provides appropriate interventions to assist students with school-related problems and issues and
    intervenes in situations where the safety and well-being of the student is compromised
  • Delivers care for Boarders in an effective, non-judgemental and non-discriminatory manner that is
    sensitive to student diversity in the school community and that promotes and preserves student and family
    autonomy, dignity and rights
  • Leads the Boarding Student Wellness Committee and Food Committee
  • Works as an effective team member with other Boarding staff while maintaining open communication
  • Assists with regular Boarding Fire Drills in conjunction with other Boarding staff when on duty
  • Assists with keeping Boarding maintained as a clean and safe environment
  • Notes any repairs/improvements needed for fitness areas and uses the protocol put in place for repairs
  • Provides boarders with up-to-date information regarding a range of health related topics, such as nutrition,
    fitness, social, sleep and technology and mental well-being
  • Keeps current with fitness trends and delivers knowledge through group fitness classes and one-on-one
    programming
  • Works with the student Wellness Committee, Food Committee and Food Services to implement healthy
    snack options and new ideas for meals
  • Maintains a monthly calendar, highlighting the weekly fitness centre hours, scheduled group workouts
    and offsite wellness activities and tracks participation
  • Works with full-time boarding staff to ensure that the overall well-being of the boarders is met
  • Monitors the progress of students working on goals on a regular basis and document the process
  • Collaborates with other professionals, both on and offsite, to meet Boarding student health, development
    and educational needs, within a team structure
  • Commits to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Process
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • Relevant experience working with students from Grades 8-12
  • Minimum university degree/college diploma in Education or a related field
  • Child and Youth Studies, Kinesiology or Social Work background is an asset
  • Current CPR, First AID including AED Certification
  • Current Personal Training Certification (or willingness to obtain prior to start date)
  • Experience training and developing individual fitness and group programs for adolescents
  • Demonstrated understanding and analysis of health maintenance and promotion, leadership concepts and
    research methodology as applied to adolescents in a Boarding setting
  • Employs counselling techniques and crisis intervention strategies with individuals and groups as
    appropriate
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible, energetic and enthusiastic
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the philosophy and mission of the school, the purpose of its activities, its
    programmes and special services and how this relates to the Boarding Wellness Advisor

Terms and Conditions:
Hours: 12 hours per week
Two days per week 6:00 – 9:30 pm and one weekend day 10:00 – 3:00 pm

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Boarding Wellness Advisor position in the subject line.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Renowned for its expertise in the particular learning needs of girls, BSS offers a single-gender
environment that helps girls achieve their best, both academically and in their life’s pursuits.
Continually reaching forward, renewing itself and keeping time with the fast-paced changes and
increasing demands of the complicated world its graduates will face, BSS believes girls can do
anything and strives to give them the 21st century tools to achieve whatever their dreams.
Experienced teachers/instructors who have been actively engaged in ongoing professional growth
and are excited about making a difference in the lives of young women are encouraged to apply
for the following position for the 2019-20 academic year:

                                                Lifeguard / Swim and After Care Instructor
                                                                                 Part-Time
                                                                       One-Year Contract

You are an energetic, experienced swim instructor looking for a part-time position during the
school months of September to June each year. You love working with young children and have
approximately 12 to 15 hours each week to dedicate to this role. You will work as a member of a
team assisting with the Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 Red Cross Swim Program. Two to three
years’ experience working in an educational, public recreation or camp setting is ideal. Current
NLS, Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, First Aid and CPR certificates are required. In addition,
you will work with our After Care team to provide creative programming after school.

Hours from Monday to Friday
Pool Instruction: 12:00 to 3:00 pm
After Care Instruction: 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Additional hours may be required from time-to-time.

Interested applicants should forward cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The
Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Part-Time Swim and
After Care Instructor in the subject line.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Working at BSS

At BSS you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in an unparalleled setting, with access to innovative tools, support and resources. If you enjoy a diverse and dynamic workplace, and share our commitment to high standards, we invite you to explore a career with BSS.

We thank all candidates in advance and will contact only those selected for an interview.

We believe that diversity in our school fosters an inclusive and creative environment, and we encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

The Bishop Strachan School is committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations, please contact Elisabeth Gsoels,Executive Assistant, Human Resources and Professional Growth at 416-483-4325, ext. 1163 or by email at EGsoels@bss.on.ca.

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