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Emma Hendrie

Emma Hendrie,
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.

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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:

  • Assist students in small groups or individually with daily homework tasks
  • Develop daily activities for the girls to do upon completion of homework
  • Organize weekly activities ensuring all supplies are in stock
  • Supervise students in playground and classroom
  • Document student learning and collaborate with Co-ordinator to plan future activities.
  • Co-ordinate snacks
  • Liaise with other teachers and parents ensuring needs of students are met
  • Organize and co-ordinate with Service Learning Department to offer volunteer opportunities for Senior School students within the program
  • Input monthly After Care charges
  • Performs duties to assist with Fun Plus Programs
  • Performs other duties as required.

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • ECE or university graduate with a career goal of teaching
  • 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 sills. 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

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 After Care Program Teacher 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. Visit us at www.bss.on.ca

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:

Science Lab Technician and Teaching Assistant

Reports to:

Head of Science Department

Summary of Position

The Science Lab Technician and Teaching Assistant works with the Science Department Team to support our inquiry-based teaching and learning in our nine new state-of-the-art Idea Labs. General responsibilities include preparing labs, overseeing and managing all the chemical and biological inventory as well as the hardware inventory, assisting in the classrooms and ensuring the labs are operated in a manner consistent with all health and safety legislative requirements and school policies.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Researches, prepares, sets-up and dissembles practical lab activities/inquiries for biology, chemistry and physics classes, including Advanced Placement classes
  • Sets-up and assists teachers with demonstrations during class time
  • Maintains and tracks a live inventory of chemicals in accordance with WHMIS safety guidelines, ensuring their proper labelling, storage and disposal
  • Prepares and maintains stock solutions for chemistry and biology labs
  • Maintains lab equipment, routinely checks, troubleshoots, repairs and arranges for service as required
  • Delivers appropriate equipment to each lab
  • Assists subject teachers with make-up labs to accommodate student absences
  • Orders and purchases supplies and consumables for biology, chemistry and physics as approved by the Science Department Head and maintains all record-keeping while adhering to budget
  • Researches the latest educational and scientific software, techniques and lab activities to ensure alignment with the Culture of Powerful Learning and the Signature of a BSS Girl.
  • Maintains currency in microbiology, molecular genetics, and biochemistry and all health and safety-related legislation
  • Assists all staff in the Science Department on an ongoing basis  Other related responsibilities as required.

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • Knowledge of advanced chemistry and biology, including demonstrated experience planning, preparing, and running educational lab activities, degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry preferred
  • Demonstrated experience interpreting and applying chemical and biological safety regulations and policies in an educational setting, including knowledge of personal protective equipment, and proper use of remedial safety eye wash stations and showers and the management of chemical and biological waste
  • Ability to work with and manage the needs of a diverse group of science teachers
  • Excellent project development, research, technological, time management, and organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as group facilitation skills
  • Ability to manage a myriad of details while having an eye on the big picture
  • Currency in all related Health and Safety requirements for the procurement, storage, use and disposal of chemicals and waste in order to maintain a safe and secure laboratory environment
  • A learner who is passionate about STEM, STEAM, girls learning and models a curiosity about the world
  • Flexibility, energy and a positive attitude together with the ability to remain calm
  • A sense of perspective and 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 Science Lab Technician and Teaching Assistant 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. Visit us at www.bss.on.ca

The Bishop Strachan School (BSS) is a truly unique organization that stands apart as a leader in education, and particularly in education for girls. BSS is a year round, day and boarding school located in mid-town Toronto. A beautiful setting and an extraordinary staff and faculty, round out the many opportunities for growth in this environment. As the Facilities Staff Member, you will work with highly experienced colleagues in a professional and creative team environment. Excellence is the defining attribute of BSS.

Facilities Staff Member

Reports to:

Facilities Supervisor

Indirectly Reports to:

Facilities Manager

Summary of Position:

As a member of a team, the Facilities Staff Member is required to perform preventative and regular maintenance tasks, ensure the safe operations of equipment and maintain interior/exterior areas of the school building. The Facilities Staff Member works in a collegial manner with all constituents of The Bishop Strachan School.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Performs general maintenance operations throughout the school, including: painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, pool and boiler maintenance functions
  • Completes facility repairs and minor renovations based on the needs developed by the automated maintenance program
  • Acts as the point person with general and maintenance contractors (e.g. elevators, roofing, windows) ensuring appropriate service and pricing
  • Performs preventative maintenance checks on a regular basis
  • Inspects the overall buildings and facilities for needed services and repairs
  • Investigates and responds to any breakdowns to office/school equipment/furniture or physical spaces and follows-up with the Facilities Coordinator or Facilities Supervisor to report status
  • Responds to work orders and preventative maintenance using iPad technology
  • Works with the Facilities Team to respond to emergencies (i.e. floods, fire alarms, power failures, etc.)
  • Assists with traffic flow during school arrival and dismissal throughout the school year
  • Provides general grounds-keeping support
  • Follows effective and appropriate Health and Safety practices
  • Delivers supplies and equipment to the appropriate departments or storage areas
  • Organizes garbage and recycling bins for pick up on scheduled days
  • Assists Housekeeping staff with the set up/disassembly of various rooms including furniture, AV equipment and storage for major events
  • Covers weekends once a month during the school year
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • Ability to push, lift and carry up to 30 pounds
  • Solid knowledge of construction and renovations, basic tools and equipment, specifications, quality control, and safety practices
  • Strong understanding of and ability to perform daily building maintenance routines
  • Mechanical/electrical aptitude and troubleshooting skills
  • Electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, painting and pool experience
  • Ability to use computer software and computer technology at an intermediate level
  • Effective team-player who also has the ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to take initiative
  • Enrollment in the Building Environmental Systems Operators certificate program, or a similar program at a community college is an asset
  • Flexibility
  • 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 Facilities Staff Member 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. Visit us at www.bss.on.ca

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 and a roster of uniquely qualified faculty and staff, 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:

Help Desk Technician

Reports to: Help Desk Manager

Summary of Position:

The Help Desk Technician provides first level technical support to BSS staff and students, in a primarily Apple BYOD environment, at the BSS Help Desk. This position will assist in the innovative development and deployment of practices and solutions to improve support for student and staff devices and software. The Help Desk Technician will participate in the Technology and Innovation departmental planning and implementation of software, systems and training.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Identify, investigate, assess, document, and resolve staff and student software and hardware problems in person, over the phone, online and via the Help Desk ticket system
  • Follow up with users to communicate status of problem resolution and ensure that user needs are met
  • Assist in overseeing the functionality and wellbeing of all school devices and equipment, such as laptops, iPads, projectors, and printers
  • Assist in maintenance and development of Help Desk technical information library to document Help Desk processes and maintain an accurate, up-to-date hardware inventory
  • Assist with the setup of new equipment and systems as requested, as well as, provide input and just-in-time training as required
  • Provide project assistance to Assistant Head, Innovation Development and Technology as required
  • Other related duties as assigned

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • Related degree, diploma or other relevant training
  • Technical proficiency and experience installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting Apple and PC hardware/software in a professional, enterprise environment
  • Technical proficiency and experience with troubleshooting GSuite for Education applications and simple audio/visual equipment
  • Experience using a Help Desk ticket system
  • Working knowledge of enterprise Ethernet and wireless networks
  • Able to quickly learn, utilize and troubleshoot new software/hardware
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite desirable
  • Experience maintaining and repairing desktop printers and wide format printers desirable
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively while speaking with both end users and technical support
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills
  • Able to handle multiple priorities in a consistent, professional manner
  • Team player with strong customer service and judgement skills required to interact with students, colleagues, staff and vendors
  • Lifting of computers & peripherals is required (up to 50lbs)
  • Experience working in an educational facility an asset
  • 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 Help Desk 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. Visit us at www.bss.on.ca

Principal, Senior School

For over 150 years, The Bishop Strachan School (BSS) has inspired girls to be fearless and educated them to be leaders. Founded in 1867, BSS is Canada’s oldest independent day and boarding school for girls, with a long-established reputation for academic excellence and a holistic approach to learning. Today, BSS offers a vibrant, powerful learning environment for 900 girls from JK-12, who are encouraged to discover their passions, believe in themselves, laugh often, take risks and approach their lives with commitment, compassion and confidence.

As Principal, you will serve on the Senior Leadership Team of BSS. Reporting to the Deputy Head of School, you will lead a high-performing team of six direct reports responsible for academic admin­is­tra­tion, curriculum, student life, student services, boarding and operations for a Senior School of close to 500 students. Working collaboratively to implement BSS’s strategic directions, you will ensure that the principles of the Culture of Powerful Learning and the Signature of a BSS Girl are promoted across the Senior School. In particular, you will foster learning, teaching, and well-being, informed by leading edge practices and research in education, for girls and young women.

An innovative teacher, accomplished administrator, and inspirational leader, you are passionate and knowledgeable about girls’ education, inquiry-based learning, reflective practice and leadership training in a senior school environment. A qualified teacher with a graduate degree, you are curious, creative, and collaborative, and are excited about developments in neuroscience, pedagogy, and leadership.  You are a positive, motivating team leader and mentor, who has an excellent rapport with young people. This is an opportunity to bring your exceptional, high-energy leadership to a trailblazer in girls’ education – inspiring girls who want to change the world to become women who do.

All responses to Caldwell Partners are confidential. Please indicate your interest in Project 180704 at www.caldwellpartners.com/apply.php

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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