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

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Careers at The Bishop Strachan School

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.

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Opportunities

BSS Summer Academy Teachers – One Month Credit Course

July 2 to 29, 2020

Daily: 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Tutorial Daily: 2:30 to 3:00 pm

The Bishop Strachan School campus heats up in July and August, and it’s not just the weather. Summer Academy at BSS is an exceptional way for students to get ahead, catch up or explore something completely different. We welcome students entering Grades 8 to 12 – boys and girls from across Ontario and beyond – to our beautiful campus every summer for outstanding learning in four-week credit courses and one-week skills programs.

We are seeking exceptional summer school teachers to deliver engaging four-week credit courses in our state0-of-the art STEAM facility for one of the following subjects (contingent on sufficient enrolment):

Mathematics

  • Grade 9 Math (MPM1D)
  • Grade 11 Functions and Relations (MCR3U)
  • Grade 12 Data Management (MDM4U)
  • Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U)

Science

  • Grade 10 Science (SNC2D Second Section)
  • Grade 12 Physics (SPH4U)

You understand the importance of inquiry-based and problem-based approaches to learning and your assessment and evaluation practices are aligned with Growing Success 2010. You enjoy integrating technology into the classroom, are creative, innovative and have experience teaching a condensed program.

Please forward your cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Summer Academy and course 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:

Assistant Dean of Boarding

August 17, 2020

Reports to: Dean of Boarding

Direct Reports: Boarding Fitness and Wellness Co-ordinator (PT), Tutors

Liaises with: Boarding Staff, Student Services Counsellors

Summary of Position

The Assistant Dean reports to the Dean of Boarding to support the general management of our vibrant boarding program, and the day-to-day operations of Boarding at BSS. The Assistant Dean shares the facilitation of the development of a safe and healthy environment conducive to academic excellence, personal growth, and community engagement, and acts as a role model and mentor to boarding students. This role will also have particular responsibility for the wellbeing of the boarders, as the primary liaison, in the areas of personal wellness and academic success. Leads a small family group of girls, as well as, participates in routine supervision of all boarders in the program. The Assistant Dean will also provide consistent and relevant communication to parents, staff and all other groups associated within Boarding in partnership with the Dean of Boarding.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Oversees the development and implementation of the Evening Study Program, specifically supervising tutors and students attending Study Hall, monitoring and evaluating students’ academic progress, providing large and small group study skills workshops and individual strategies for optional learning and acting as a direct liaison for Student Services and the Learning Resource Centre to design support for each individual boarder
  • Supervises make-up evaluations for Senior School as time permits
  • Monitors and supports students’ academic, social, physical and emotional progress in an effective, non-judgmental and non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to student diversity in the school community which promotes and preserves student and family autonomy, dignity, and rights
  • Supports the development and implementation of a Boarding Curriculum that fosters the overall goals of the school and nurtures student reflection, growth and engagement in boarding and across the school
  • Liaises and communicates regularly with Student Services, Wellness Centre nurses, school departments (e.g. Athletics) in order to ensure that boarding students’ needs are cared for
  • In conjunction with the Dean, manages the student leadership program by collaborating with the Boarding staff, to develop initiatives and activities that foster leadership
  • Assists the Dean in planning the arc of the school year, training new staff, and providing on-going training and mentoring to staff year-round
  • Ensures the Boarding Code of Conduct is familiar to students and staff, and when needed handles major and minor discipline issues, health issues, and other student concerns
  • Functions as Dean’s designate
  • Performs social, safety and bedtime rounds
  • Attends all Professional Learning opportunities, all Monday “family” dinners, curriculum events, Community Weekend events, and weekly Boarding Team meetings, boarder-parents activities, including parent nights
  • Intervenes in situations where the safety and well-being of the student is compromised
  • Active member of the defibrillator team first responder to emergencies in the school and assists with regular Boarding Fire Drills in conjunction with other Boarding Staff
  • Manages and mentors the direct reports to this position including the Staff Growth and Evaluation process
  • Other related responsibilities as assigned

Skills, Experience and Attributes

  • Bachelor of Education degree (Intermediate/Senior) with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working with young women in a residential situation
  • Mandarin or Spanish would be beneficial
  • Demonstrated understanding of curriculum theory and assessment and evaluation appropriate to the development and implementation of a evening study program
  • Understands the importance of diversity in implementing an inclusive worldview paradigm.
  • Appreciation for and understanding of counseling techniques, resources and strategies for individual students and groups as appropriate
  • Proven ability to collaborate with other professionals, both on and off-site, to meet boarding students’ health, developmental and educational needs
  • Demonstrated ability to act and model exemplary behaviors that include the ability to supervise and discipline while maintaining a positive environment
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Experience working with adolescent girls and passion for guiding their successes
  • Energy and a sense of humour
  • A calm, patient, positive and collaborative nature

Terms and Conditions

  • Full-time, 10 month, live-in position
  • Furnished apartment (suitable for one person only) within the Boarding School. Guests (including overnight guests) are not permitted when Boarding is in session due to the location of the apartment. The apartment and meals are provided as a taxable benefit. Pets are not permitted
  • The Assistant Dean of Boarding sleeps on-site when on duty (10 of the 14 days during each two-week period). The schedule, prepared by the Dean of Boarding, is composed of various day/evening/overnight and weekend shifts. Assistant Dean of Boarding must remain available for days and weekends as scheduled and for emergency on-call support as noted on the schedule. Some planning, parent contact, and school/Boarding events fall outside the standard schedule, as well as the start and end of year.

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 Assistant Dean of Boarding 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.

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:

Boarding Fitness and Wellness Co-ordinator

One Year Contract

Reports to: Assistant Dean of Boarding, Health and Physical Education Department Head

Summary of Position

The Boarding Fitness and Wellness Co-ordinator will play an essential role in supporting the development of the “whole girl” by encouraging students to achieve personal fitness, health and wellness related goals through education and exercise programs which are in line with the school’s vision, mission and values. In addition, the Boarding Fitness and Wellness Co-ordinator oversees the safety and operations of the Fitness Centre and works in a procedural consensus-building manner with faculty, students, parents, staff and the BSS community having particular responsibility for the care of the boarding students.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Designs, develops, and delivers fitness counseling and individualized exercise programs for students encouraging boarders to participate in the activities that are offered
  • Plans and delivers educational presentations on issues of physical and mental wellness to the Boarding community as part of the Boarding Life Curriculum
  • Provides boarders and day students with up-to-date information regarding a range of health related topics, such as nutrition, fitness, social, sleep and technology, and mental well-being
  • Designs, develops, and delivers wellness activities for groups and individualized wellness counseling for students to compliment their fitness goals
  • Leads the Boarding Student Wellness Committee and Food Committee
  • Assists with regular Boarding Fire Drills in conjunction with other Boarding staff when on duty
  • Supervises students’ progress, safety and protocol in the Fitness Centre
  • Assists with programming; provides additional student support and trains students on proper use of equipment
  • Assists with sourcing and selecting qualified external instructors
  • Promotes Fitness Centre and fitness/wellness events by monitoring and updating bulletin boards and promotional documents.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
  • Administers and tracks various documents (i.e. Par-Q, Par Med X, equipment instructions, student exercise history, waivers, food journals)
  • Participates in professional learning on an ongoing basis and contributes to the Boarding, Athletic and Physical Education staff body of knowledge
  • Communicates with Boarding Staff, Student Services and Wellness regarding as necessary regarding student concerns
  • Attends all Professional Learning opportunities, Community Weekends events
  • Commits to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Process
  • Other related responsibilities as assigned

Skills, Experience and Attributes

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in the fitness field, preferably with adolescent girls
  • Degree in Kinesiology, Physical Education, Recreation or related field of study
  • Strong background in individual conditioning and/or group fitness including applicable certifications
  • Theoretical and practical experience in the strength and conditioning field for adolescents
  • Knowledge of wellness initiatives
  • Personal training and/or group fitness certification from a nationally recognized organization (such as NSCA, CPTN, CANFITPRO, ACSM, CSEP)
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification including AED certification
  • Awareness of and interest in current research of adolescent girls in their physical development
  • Employs counselling techniques and crisis intervention strategies with individuals and groups as appropriate
  • Team player with the ability to work autonomously
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to relate with students, parents and staff
  • Caring rapport with students
  • Proven strength in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to participation in school life
  • Proven ability to take initiative, multi-task, and handle confidential information
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Flexibility and a sense of humour

Terms and Conditions

  • Schedule
    Monday & Wednesday – 3:00 to 6:00 pm
    Tuesday & Thursday – 3:00 to 9:30 pm
    Saturday – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • The position is a live-in position in a furnished apartment (suitable for one person only) within the Boarding school. Guests (including overnight guests) are not allowed when Boarding is in session due to the location of the apartment. The apartment and meals are provided as a taxable benefit. Pets are not permitted.
  • Boarding Staff will remain available for days and weekends as scheduled and for emergency on-call support as noted on the schedule. Some planning, parent contact, and school/Boarding events fall outside of standard schedule, as well as the start and end of year.

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 Fitness and Wellness Co-ordinator 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.

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:

Idea Lab Technician (Design Technology)
August 24, 2020

Reports to: Head of Visual Arts and Technology

Summary of Position:
The Idea Lab Technician within our Visual Arts and Technology department is responsible for integrating current
and emerging technology and tools that align with our Signature of a BSS Girl (SBSSG) attributes and our Culture
of Powerful Learning (CoPL) within all areas of our JK-12 curriculum. As part of a team, this position supports
and builds capacity in the use of tools, technology and the design process with both faculty and students. This
includes teacher support, integration within classrooms, skills development, appropriate and safe use of tools and
development of new techniques and learning opportunities. This position will participate as a team member to
continue to move the school forward at the leading edge of technology education.

At BSS we provide an opportunity for our students to explore, design and build in a state of the art Idea Lab. The
mandate of our visual arts and technology program is to provide students and teachers with the tools, materials,
training and expertise to translate innovative ideas into reality.

Specific Accountabilities Include:
● Supporting innovative teaching and learning using design technologies including 3D printing, laser
cutting, soldering, electronic design, woodworking, digital printing, sewing, CNC milling and other
technical work
● Supporting teachers from all areas of the school as their students design and create products using
available tools and technology
● Maintaining technology and tools within the Idea lab, keeping a safe and functional work space, and
assisting in the installation of new technology
● Providing safety training to teachers and students
● Deepening teacher understanding and use of Idea Lab for learning by delivering planned or just-in-time
skills development. As part of a larger Visual Arts and Technology department and a Technology
Integration team, developing and delivering skills-based professional learning
● Consulting with teachers and students to develop and support projects
● Reviewing, updating and establishing new safety procedures that ensure faculty and students are working
safely as they use the tools and the spaces
● Maintaining and servicing equipment, including but not limited to, software and hardware servicing,
troubleshooting, cleaning and repairing
● Managing and monitoring equipment and materials inventory. Proactively placing orders, receiving and
restocking as necessary and providing required paperwork to Accounts Payable Administrator
● As part of a team, participating in research, testing and pilots on current and/or emergent tools as well
as developing best use practices relevant to the BSS learning environment and strategic directions.
● Working as part of a team to open and close the school – including, but not limited to, the setup of Idea
lab spaces for school opening and any associated training
● Committing to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Process
● Other responsibilities as required

Skills, Experience and Attributes:
● 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.
● Enjoys 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.
● Proven experience working safely in a lab environment, maintaining a safe and functional workspace and
training others to use tools and equipment safely and effectively
● Experience using and maintaining traditional and rapid-prototyping tools
● Skilled in diverse areas of technology, including 2D design and 3D CAD software, 3D printing, laser
cutting, machining, electronics, the use of hand tools, sewing and textiles
● Experience integrating technology within a JK-12 curriculum
● Understanding of Design Thinking and the Design Process
● Strong working knowledge and experience with the Apple platform including software and hardware
● Strong collaborative nature with good verbal and written communication skills
● Good research and writing skills
● Proven team-building and teamwork skills encompassing diverse work groups
● Troubleshooting/problem-solving skills
● Strong organizational and planning skills
● Interested in and able to work in a complex and changing environment
● Flexibility and a sense of humor

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 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.

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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