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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.

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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 knows girls can do anything and strives to give them the 21st century tools and resources, including a spectacular new arts and science wing, to achieve whatever dreams they conceive.

Our teachers provide a rigorous curricular experience that embraces inquiry-based instructional strategies. We are seeking highly collaborative teachers who are passionate about their subject area and who actively seek the opportunity for interdisciplinary and real-world connections and who are innovative not only in the use of technology but in the ways that they engage students in learning. Experienced educators who have been actively engaged in ongoing professional learning and are excited about making a difference in the lives of young women are encouraged to apply for the following position commencing the 2019-20 academic year:

Vice Principal, Teaching and Learning

Reports to: Principal, Senior School

Direct Reports:
Academic Program Team (Lead Teacher, Department Heads)
Advanced Placement Co-ordinator
Director of Summer Academy
Activity Leaders

Summary of Position:

The Vice Principal, Teaching and Learning is a member of the Senior School Leadership Team and serves as a key instructional leader in the school. S/he leads the work of the Academic Program Team to ensure a contemporary and rigorous university preparatory program, and implement the school’s pedagogical vision, the Culture of Powerful Learning as well as The Signature of a BSS Girl. The VP, Teaching and Learning works with department heads, lead teachers and faculty to support high quality teaching and learning, along with best practices in assessment and evaluation. The VP, Teaching and Learning also works across Middle and Senior Schools to ensure a well aligned, developmentally appropriate scope and sequence of learning in keeping with the school’s vision, mission and values.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Empowers faculty to understand and apply contemporary approaches to curriculum design, teaching and learning, and assessment and evaluation
  • Ensures the rigour of the BSS curriculum through the introduction and timely review of practices
  • Supports a culture of teacher collaborative inquiry with a focus on student learning
  • Works with faculty and staff to find meaningful interdisciplinary opportunities within and across courses, including within and beyond STEAM disciplines
  • Works with teachers to use data that informs instruction and improves learning
  • Partners with department heads to set and monitor department goals
  • Models instructional leadership that builds capacity to strengthen and enhance teaching and learning
  • Works with faculty to problem-solve pedagogical and curricular issues
  • Facilitates collaboration with external partners for curricular connections to enhance student learning opportunities
  • Ensures a highly assessment literate community of teachers
  • Supports faculty to share their innovative work within and outside of the school community
  • Periodically reviews relevant school policies pertaining to teaching, learning and assessment
  • Works with the Director of Summer Academy, Vice Principal, Academic Administration and Students Services Department Head to create meaningful summer learning opportunities
  • Leads development of the annual Course of Study (Course Calendar)
  • Teaches one section of a course, or part of a course
  • Commits to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Process
  • Other related responsibilities as assigned

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • An experienced educator with the equivalent of a Master’s degree in education and eight years’ experience, including a proven record of outstanding achievement as a classroom teacher, and in an educational leadership role
  • Commitment to academic excellence within a creative, innovative environment
  • A deep understanding of contemporary pedagogies including inquiry approaches, problem-based learning, project-based learning, design thinking, discussion-based strategies, writing and thinking, etc.
  • Experience using data to support teacher learning and inform instruction
  • A superior understanding of contemporary assessment and evaluation practices that are aligned with and extend those described in Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools (2010)
  • Ability to inspire faculty with a vision of curriculum of the future that is global in scope and ethical in outlook
  • Commitment to contemporary curriculum research and practices as well as academic research and its application to our learning environment and experiences
  • A highly engaging and visible style in dealing with students and parents to ensure a strong rapport with the community
  • Evidence of past success in team building and the development of positive and collaborative working relationships
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to encourage others to develop their own capabilities in these areas
  • An appreciation for and understanding of the developmental needs of girls
  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment
  • Thorough understanding of, passion for and a desire to work enthusiastically in pursuit of our vision
  • Energy, flexibility and a sense of humour

Position Status: 12-month position with vacation entitlement

We offer a competitive compensation package and are members of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

Interested applicants should forward cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating VP, Teaching and Learning in the subject line by Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Interviews will be held at the end of February.

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:

 

School Chaplain

Reports to:                          Vice Principal Student Life, Senior School

Indirectly Reports to:        Vice Principal, Middle School & Vice Principal, Junior School

Summary of Position:

The school’s commitment to innovation and excellence in education has enabled BSS to welcome students who reflect the diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds that are now Canada. The school Chaplain will, like The Bishop Strachan School, be deeply rooted in the Anglican tradition while adopting an imaginative and dynamic approach to the spiritual, emotional and educational needs of the girls and the community, not in compromise but in an authentic desire to reflect the diversity of the world of which BSS is a part. The Chaplain will appreciate and maintain the sanctity of the Chapel and the meaning it has in the school community. The Chaplain’s work is undertaken in keeping with the vision, mission and values of BSS.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Implements an imaginative and dynamic approach to the spiritual needs of the community while maintaining our Anglican heritage
  • Oversees Junior, Middle and Senior School Chapels, including content and schedule in collaboration with staff and students
  • Ensures the liturgy has integrity and relevance for our diverse community, reflects the common beliefs of the community and engages students at an age appropriate level of interest and currency reflective of our multi-faith community
  • Incorporates events, topics and speakers of all faiths allowing the community to construct their own interpretation of faith, spirituality and the world
  • Plans, leads and participates in special services and functions (e.g. Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day) in liaison with Grace Church on-the-Hill
  • Advises the student Chapel Guild and other student leadership groups as required
  • Reviews the curriculum for opportunities to develop, implement and deliver integration of values & ethics, world religious traditions and spirituality to enhance girls’ emotional & spiritual development and their development of a balanced, inclusive and intelligent worldview from JK to Grade 12, as appropriate
  • Develops opportunities to enable service learning, including the partnership with Flemingdon Park Ministry
  • Administers the Sacraments (especially Marriage, Holy Communion, Confirmation) as required
  • Liaises with Student Services and Boarding to ensure support for students is available as required
  • Counsels students, faculty and staff, as needed
  • Performs outreach with the Alumnae community
  • Maintains close relations with Grace Church and the Churches on-the-Hill and develops close working relationships with other faith leaders
  • Commits to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Process
  • Other related responsibilities as required.

Experience, Skills and Attributes Include:

  • Ordained and licensed member of the Anglican clergy
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or further training in relevant disciplines, such as counselling, social work etc.
  • Experience working with young people, especially young women, and a demonstrated knowledge and skill in addressing their interests and concerns
  • Demonstrated ability to actively listen to and communicate with young women as well as multiple generations of Alumnae
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and team-building skills
  • Ability to see multiple perspectives
  • Understanding of the importance of diversity and a global perspective in implementing an inclusive world view
  • Confident in personal faith journey and open to the journey of others
  • Skilled in conflict resolution
  • Ability to multi-task, work under time pressure, take initiative and be a self-starter
  • Ability to work collaboratively, deal with ambiguity and contribute effectively as a member of a team
  • Open, consultative style of decision-making
  • Musical abilities an asset
  • Flexibility and a sense of humour
  • Commitment to and passion for furthering the work of the school and girls’ education

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 School Chaplain 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:

 

Enrolment Management Outreach Specialist

 

Reports to:      Assistant Head Enrolment Management & Director of Communications and Marketing

Summary of Position:

The Enrolment Management Outreach Specialist is responsible for the development and delivery of key initiatives that support the strategic objectives of the Enrolment Management Department and the school, by promoting its vision, mission and values, and upholding its brand and standards in the marketplace. While a member of the Enrolment Management Department, the role will also work closely with the school’s Director of Communications and Marketing.

 

Specific Enrolment Management Accountabilities Include:

  • Assists in the development of an annual community awareness and outreach plan
  • Develops and maintains relationships with internal and external partners and feeder schools to support brand awareness and enrolment
  • Promotes enrolment opportunities and programs to professional organizations and consultants
  • Collects, generates and analyzes data, web analytics, and demographic research in order to drive enrolment initiatives
  • Collaborates on the development of local, national and international recruitment campaigns to attract student applications – including print and digital advertising, print collateral, signage, web design, social media and video
  • Assists in the development and deployment of student recruitment materials
  • Co-ordinates Student Recruiting local, regional and national outreach event management, including pre-event site research, host/vendor meetings, site visits, and negotiations
  • Oversees preparation of event invitations, programs, name tags, other materials as well as site set-up and event day co-ordination
  • Co-ordinates and works with the Communications and Marketing Department to develop strong and consistent marketing and communications strategies for events

 

Specific Communication / Marketing Accountabilities Include:

  • Maintains efficient department systems, policies, and processes upholding industry best practices in project management
  • Works collaboratively across departments
  • Prioritizes and manages school-wide support requests, working collaboratively with other departments to confirm and clarify goals and deliverables
  • Monitors and upholds the BSS brand, marketing and communications standards, editing and proofing all materials for quality control and provides guidance, support and consultation to other departments on strategic communications, branding and project management
  • Assists with the development and production of school-related print and digital collaterals, working with department staff and vendors to achieve a high level of quality and innovation which accurately reflect the BSS brand
  • Handles office administration, including organizing vendor invoicing and department meetingS

 

General Accountabilities Include:

  • Commits to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Program
  • Other related responsibilities as assigned

 

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • Minimum 2 to 3 years’ marketing, event or communications experience, preferably in a not-for-profit, agency and/or educational setting
  • Event, Marketing or Communications degree or diploma and/or a related combination of experience
  • Superior strategic communications, writing and editing skills in digital and print platforms
  • Experience with InDesign, databases, Microsoft office suite
  • Project management expertise
  • Data generation, analytical and measurement skills, including a facility and appreciation for the power of data
  • Professional manner with a strong customer-service orientation
  • Positive, creative, collaborative and organized
  • Ability to see the bigger picture while working at a detailed level
  • Ability to manage changing priorities, concurrent projects and demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends during the school year
  • A sense of humour
  • Commitment to and passion for the vision, mission and values of the school

 

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 Enrolment Management Outreach Specialist 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:

 

Graphic Designer and Content Specialist

 

Reports to:  Director of Communications and Marketing

Summary of Position:

The Graphic Designer and Content Specialist is responsible for the development, design and delivery of key communications initiatives that support the strategic objectives of the school, promote its vision, mission and values, and uphold its brand and standards.

 

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Creates and co-ordinates the content, development, design and production of digital and print collaterals, working with department staff and vendors to achieve a high level of quality and innovation, and an accurate reflection of the BSS brand and communications standards
  • Develops and maintains efficient department systems, policies, regulations and processes, upholding industry best practices in project management and oversees major department projects
  • Prioritizes and manages school-wide support requests, liaising with other departments to confirm and clarify goals and deliverables
  • Monitors and upholds the BSS brand and communications standards, editing and proofing all materials for quality control and provides guidance, support and consultation to other departments on strategic communications, branding and project management
  • Handles office administration, including organizing vendor invoicing and department meetings
  • Commits to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Program
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

 

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ graphic design experience, preferably in a not-for-profit, agency and/or education setting
  • Demonstrated experience writing copy for a variety of communications and marketing collateral pieces
  • Graphic Design degree or diploma and/or a related combination of experience, including project management
  • Skilled using graphic design software for document design and editing within the the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Proficient in content management systems for web design, such as video editing, FinalCut Pro and iMovie
  • Experience in back end editing of WordPress websites as well as Blackbaud
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Project management expertise, ability to prioritize and meet tight timelines
  • Expertise in print production
  • Data generation, analysis and measurement skills
  • Digital design skills and high level of expertise within Mac environment
  • Professional manner, customer-service orientation and comfortable with fast-paced environment
  • Positive, creative, collaborative and organized
  • Ability to manage changing priorities, concurrent projects and demanding deadlines
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends during the school year
  • A sense of humour
  • Commitment to and passion for the vision, mission and values of the school

 

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 Graphic Designer and Content Specialist 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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