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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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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

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.

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
  • Supports the Senior
  • Leadership Team with recruiting initiatives across the school when necessary
  • Prioritizes and manages school-wide support requests, working collaboratively with other departments to
    confirm and clarify goals and deliverables
  • 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 student recruitment 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
  • Experience with InDesign, databases, Microsoft office suite an asset
  • 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:

 

                                                                                         Assistant Head, Human Resources (SVP)

Reports to:           Head of School

Direct Reports:

Executive Assistant, HR and Finance

Human Resources Manager

Payroll, Pension and Benefits Specialist

Lead Mentor

Summary of Position:

The Assistant Head, Human Resources is responsible for implementing and overseeing policies, procedures and programs dealing with all employment-related matters of the school, including but not limited to, recruitment, retention, compensation, payroll, pension and benefits, growth and evaluation, the mentoring program and disciplinary issues all while working to ensure an exemplary workforce and a fair, diverse and inclusive workplace. In addition, this position participates as a member of the Professional Growth Committee, oversees the Faculty Mentoring Program and co-manages the School Safety Plan. The Assistant Head works to promote the vision, mission, and values of The Bishop Strachan School.

These responsibilities are carried out in compliance with all applicable legislation and best practices and designed to ensure the current and long-term effectiveness, risk mitigation, sustainability and fairness factors of the human resources, professional growth and school safety plan functions of the school. The Assistant Head, Human Resources reports to and works closely with the Head of School, is a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), sits as a staff representative on Board committees (as requested), and chairs the Internal Pension Management Committee.

Specific Human Resources Accountabilities Include:

  • Identifies strategic opportunities for innovation. This includes analyzing research, trends and
    education disruptions, searching for new opportunities that can potentially build upon the school’s
    brand and feed into the sustainability pillar
  • Oversees faculty and staff recruiting and retention processes and programs ensuring they are equitable,
    consistent, cost effective and sustainable
  • Designs and implements the Onboarding (Orientation and Guardian Angel) Program to allow for the
    building of an inclusive community
  • Oversees and manages the Faculty Mentoring Program through the Lead Mentor
  • Co-designs, implements and monitors the Faculty Growth and Evaluation process with the Principals
  • Oversees the Staff Growth and Evaluation Process with Department Heads and SLT including
    training, coaching and follow-up to ensure best practices are in place and goals and objectives are
    being met
  • Takes lead on the Leadership Growth and Evaluation Process
  • Participates in the annual sectioning and staffing process leading into the recruiting process
  • Responsible for the payroll, pension and benefits program including renewal, tracking, filings and
    communications
  • Chairs the Internal Pension Management Committee ensuring compliance with all applicable
    legislation interacting with third party consultants and reports to Finance annually on the results
  • Counsels employees on a range of employment and personal issues
  • Coaches managers in the employee relations aspects of their portfolios, including progressive
    discipline, to ensure clarity of expectations, consistency in approach, equity and legislative compliance
  • Coaches the Head and other members of the SLT in staff development and employee issues
  • Handles all employee-related legal matters on behalf of the school in conjunction with the school
    lawyers (employment, immigration and litigation) in a fair and compliant manner
  • Maintains currency on all employment-related legislation and best practices
  • Works closely with the Board Chair on sensitive matters of Head transition and contract
  • Oversees aspects of the internal employee communications such as the Staff Bulletin and the Human
    Resources Group page of myBSS
  • Manages appropriate budgets
  • Leads, mentors and manages direct reports to allow for setting of clear objectives to meet the needs of
    the school while providing appropriate coaching, development and performance review
  • Participates as a member of the Professional Growth Committee
  • Oversees tracking of Professional Learning across the school

Specific Safe Schools Accountabilities Include:

  • Co-manages the School Safety Plan, which may include parts of the creation, implementation,
    revision, education and training of the Safe Schools documents, the Crisis Management Policies,
    Policy and Procedures for Preventing, Identifying and Investigating Harassment Violence and Abuse,
    Risk Management Plan for School Excursions and On-site Activities, the Pandemic Plan and any other
    polices that may be required from time to time such as AODA, including the retention of third party
    experts

Specific Board/Committee Accountabilities Include:

  • Reports to Finance Committee as the Chair of the Internal Pension Management Committee annually
  • Reports to the Board annually on the School Safety Plan
  • Acts as a staff representative on a Board committee if and as requested

Other Responsibilities

  • Participates as a member of the Senior Leadership Team in setting the strategic direction of the school
  • Commits to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Program
  • Involved and participates in the life of the school
  • Other related responsibilities and projects as required

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • A university degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a specific employee and labour
    relations focus and a professional Human Resources designation
  • 10+ years working at progressively senior human resources roles within mid-sized organizations, in
    varied sectors including the not-for profit sector
  • Strong working knowledge of all applicable employment related legislation
  • Proven record as both a strategic thinker and a hands-on manager willing and able to manage day-to-day detail
  • Proven leadership experience working in a high performance, collaborative team environment
  • Commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and understanding of and sensitivity to the work required
  • Demonstrated team-building skills including experience in goal setting, motivating, leading, evaluating, and developing a high performance team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both written and oral, allowing for clear, concise and effective communication with all constituencies including at the Board level
  • Ability to have the “hard conversations’ in an empathetic and honest manner
  • Excellent judgement
  • Strong intuitive skills together with active listening skills
  • Ability to perform in a calm, reasoned manner under pressure and manage competing priorities
  • Creativity and problem-solving abilities exercised in a pro-active manner
  • Ability to build and develop relationships with stakeholders
  • Interest in and understanding of education and the “business of school”
  • Strong coaching, consulting and collaborating skills together with the ability to mentor
  • Highly organized with strong time management skills in order to manage competing demands
  • A belief in the BSS vision, mission and values and a tireless passion and willingness to work towards achieving the school’s goals
  • Interest in and caring about the well-being of people
  • Technological literacy
  • A proven learner
  • Experience in the independent school sector an asset
  • Flexibility, diplomacy and a 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 Assistant Head, Human Resources the subject line.
Interviews will be held the end of April 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.

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 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 teachers 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 for the 2019-20 academic year:

 

Science (3/5) and Design Technology (2/5) Teacher, One-Year Appointment (with possibility of renewal)

The science and design technology experience at BSS fosters the process of scientific inquiry and encourages students to investigate, experiment, make, create, challenge, and debate in order to deepen their understanding of the world. Real world contexts are explored through a curriculum that incorporates interdisciplinary connections and project-based learning as part of our STEAM focus.

You are a subject specialist with superior academic credentials, including relevant degrees, Ontario Teaching Certification and ideally at least three years’ teaching experience. Your teaching record is exemplary and includes inquiry-based experience. You have a passion for igniting a spark for the sciences and technology in girls. You enjoy participating in the life of the school, including co-curricular activities.

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 Science and Design Technology Teacher in the subject line
by Sunday, March 24, 2019. Interviews will be held Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29, 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. 

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 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 teachers 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 for the 2019-20 academic year:

 

Grade 7 Math and Science (STEM) Teacher, One-Year Maternity Leave Appointment

The BSS Middle School is based on an enquiry model with emphasis on project-based and problem-based learning. The position requires commitment to close collaboration and planning alongside the teacher partner for
Grade 7 Math and Science (STEM), engaging in interdisciplinary initiatives, and making contributions that
productively support the overall well-being and growth of students in the Middle School.

You are a subject specialist with superior academic credentials, including relevant degrees, Ontario Teaching
Certification and ideally at least three years’ teaching experience. Your teaching record is exemplary and includes
inquiry-based experience. You have a passion for igniting a spark for the sciences and technology in girls. You
enjoy participating in the life of the school, including co-curricular activities.

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 Grade 7 Math and Science (STEM) Teacher in the subject line by Sunday, March 31, 2019. Interviews will be held Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5, 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 JK 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 Advisor

                                                     One Year Contract Commencing August 2019

 

Reports to:                            Dean of Boarding

Indirectly Reports to:        Assistant Dean of Boarding and Boarding Program Co-ordinators

Liaises with:                         Boarding Staff and Student Services Counselors

 

Summary of Position:
The Boarding Advisor assists the Boarding Program Co-ordinators in providing a safe, healthy, and supportive
environment for all girls in our Boarding community. She is responsible for leading a small family group of girls
as well as participating in routine supervision of all boarders in conjunction with other Boarding staff. She is
expected to care for all boarders in the program in accordance with the BSS Code of Conduct, the Boarding
Handbook, and the school’s vision, mission and values.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  •  Assists the Boarding Program Co-ordinators to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all boarders. This
    includes carrying out shifts in the Boarding office, updating daily logs and reports, executing various
    safety, social, and attendance rounds as assigned, supervising meals, assisting with the evening study
    program, administering basic first aid and occasionally escorting students to medical clinics and the
    hospital
  •  Assists with the planning of various creative experiences and outings for the boarders including weekend
    activities, start-of-year orientation, and special events
  • Determines safety of student leaves, within the leave protocols and the Boarding Handbook
  • Leads, supervises, and promotes field trips, excursions and on-site activities for Boarding students (arts
    and crafts, culinary, cultural and educational experiences)
  • Takes specific and comprehensive care of the girls assigned to her family group and communicates
    effectively with their parents, teachers, and Student Services counselors
  • Ensures that the aims and objectives of the Boarding Program Curriculum are met
  • Keeps the Dean of Boarding and the Boarding Program Co-ordinators fully informed of any issues
    relating to students or other matters in boarding
  • Adheres to the policies and procedures of the school and the Boarding Program (as outlined in the
    Boarding Handbook)
  • Works to engender a feeling of respect and trust between boarders and staff
  • Intervenes in situations where the safety and well-being of the student is compromised
  • Acts as a student advocate by protecting and promoting the right to privacy and confidentiality
  • 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
  • Participates in regular Professional Learning and contributes to the department’s body of knowledge
  • Maintains professional accountability, responsibility and behavior
  • Remains flexible and undertakes any other responsibilities, in a variety of circumstances, as may reasonably be required by the Dean of Boarding or the Boarding Program Co-ordinators
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • University degree/college diploma in Education, Child and Youth Studies, Social Work, or Kinesiology
  • Relevant experience working with students from Grades 8 to 12 including living/working in a residential
    or overnight camping environment
  • Understanding of the developmental stages of adolescent girls including their health and wellness needs
  • Understanding of the importance of diversity in implementing an inclusive world-view
  • Current Standard First Aid, CPR, Red Cross/LSS and NLS, safeTALK and ASSIST, Canfitpro Fitness
    Instructor certifications are an asset
  • Understanding of the ethical framework that influences and maintains a healthy boarding community
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated empathetic approach and patient demeanor
  • Demonstrated positive, enthusiastic approach to learning and engagement
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making ability
  • Sense of humour and perspective

Terms and Conditions:

  • The position begins August 19, 2019 and ends June 19, 2020 with an option for renewal for a second
    year.
  • 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.

The Boarding Advisor 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. Boarding Advisors 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 do 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 Advisor position in the subject line by Sunday, March 31, 2019. Interviews will be held Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5, 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. 

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 Controller

Reports to:                       Controller
Direct Reports:               Accounts Payable Administrator

Summary of Position:
The Accountant is responsible primarily for the integrity of the general ledger, day to day operational accounting,
assisting in financial statement and budget preparation and financial analysis as needed as part of a full accounting
cycle. The Accountant is expected to work in a procedural, consultative and collegial manner with all
constituents of the BSS community in keeping with the school’s vision.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

Monthly:

  • Prepares journal entries, bank reconciliation, accounts reconciliation and analysis
  • Co-ordinates with Food Services Department and supports the point of sale databases to accurately
    integrate to accounting software and real-time access by parents
  • Oversees integrity of Financial Edge databases, investigates and ensures timely resolution of Financial
    Edge reported issues
  • Prepares and files HST reports
  • Manages retail revenue stream, ensures integrity of POS system and follows up with BSS General Store
    Manager on discrepancies

Annually:

  • Prepares charity information returns and various tax receipts
  • Maintains tuition refund plan and health insurance schedules
  • Collects and provides information for statistical reports – both internal and external
  • Assists in year-end audit, and prepares year-end schedules and reports
  • Maintains PIN system for POS, keeping system current by creating new and deactivating old PINs, and
    liaises with parents
  • Records and manages disbursement of year end awards and scholarships

On-going:

  • Manages accounts payable, providing guidance to the Accounts Payable Administrator on the coding and
    processing of invoices and vendor relationship management
  • Co-ordinates annual budget and quarterly forecast process, providing relevant financial data and analysis
    and liaising with department heads to explain variances
  • Prepares and reviews department and consolidated analysis of quarterly financial results against annual
    budgets and forecasts
  • Plays leadership role in co-ordinating external rentals of school facilities. Ensures adequate insurance,
    negotiates pricing, finalizes contracts and invoices
  • Refines and maintains the capital asset database
  • Provides support during system upgrades, conversions and new software implementation
  • Assesses and provides continuous improvement of finance information and processes
  • Point of contact for bank and audit staff as required
  • Sets up and trains faculty and staff on the Blackbaud dashboard
  • Commitment to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Process
  • Performs other responsibilities as assigned

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • A professional accounting designation (CPA) or is currently enrolled
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in full cycle accounting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication skills, allowing for
    effective communication with all constituents
  • Exceptional technical skills together with the ability to interface accounting programs with other
    programs
  • Expert understanding of database management, as well as strong Access knowledge, is a definite
    advantage
  • Proven strength in Microsoft Office with advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work as a team in a busy office
  • Superior analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • A growth mindset of continuous improvement and learning
  • Interest in being part of a not-for-profit organization and commitment to the vision of the school
  • Experience within a mid-sized organization is an asset
  • Flexibility and a 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 Assistant Controller in the subject line by Friday, March
29, 2019. Interviews will be held during the first week of April 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. 

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:

 

                                                       Learning Commons Information and Media Technician

 

Reports to: 

Learning Commons Co-ordinator

Learning Commons Department Head

Summary of Position:
Reporting to the Co-ordinator and Head of Learning Commons, the Learning Commons Information and Media
Technician is primarily responsible for cataloguing, collection maintenance, circulation and administration of
resource materials, as well as providing first level technical support and reference assistance to students, faculty,
parents and staff. The Learning Commons Information and Media Technician also liaises with the Junior School
Teacher Librarian and works in keeping with the school’s vision, mission and values.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

Acquisitions:

  • Orders all print materials for JS, MS and SS collections
  • Acquires and maintains electronic materials for all collections
  • Tracks budget expenditures

Cataloguing:

  • Catalogues print and non-print materials using Follett Destiny, and creates/updates records
  • Catalogues and imports new material records
  • Oversees and processes materials to shelf-ready status
  • Processes serials and other continuing resources and manages the print periodical collection
  • Performs pre-cataloguing functions: receiving, updating item status, sorting, and shelving in
    preparation for full cataloguing
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends in professional cataloging rules and standards for example
    MARC, RDA, DEWEY

Collection Maintenance:

  • Performs shelving and shelf-reading
  • Oversees volunteers as required
  • Participates in and co-ordinates inventories
  • Compiles display materials
  • Maintains library order on a daily basis

Circulation:

  • Performs circulation duties for staff and students and manages circulation issues
  • Monitors and maintains user accounts on Integrated Library System (Destiny)
  • Creates various library and user reports as necessary

Reference Assistance and Technical Support:

  • Provides reference and readers’ advisory services and assists users with catalogue and electronic
    database searches
  • Provides first level technical support by assisting students with basic technology problems regarding
    computer software and hardware
  • Handles basic equipment problems with printers, scanners and wireless access
  • Assists with maintenance of printers and photocopiers
  • Operates large format printer for LC Team
  • Utilizes and provides support of Google tools and products as a learning management system

General:

  • Participates in the Administrative Specialist Team meetings
  • Orders office and library supplies
  • Participates in professional learning activities
  • Commits to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Program
  • Performs other related responsibilities as required

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • Graduate of a Library and Information Technician Program with an emphasis on media and digital
    literacies
  • Experience in an educational environment preferred
  • Adept at the effective use of online library databases, curricular pathfinders and other digital and
    online resources
  • Keen interest and understanding of emerging technologies and current Web tools
  • Familiarity with Cataloguers Desktop, OCLC Connexion, WebDewey, and AMICUS
  • Advanced familiarity with library OPACs, library automation and ILS modules
  • Proven strength in Microsoft Office, Google tools and products
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to work well with staff and students
  • Ability to work independently with interruptions within a team environment
  • Proven ability to multi-task and take initiative
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and push heavy book carts
  • Curiosity and a 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 Learning Commons Information and Media Technician
in the subject line by Friday, April 12, 2019. Interviews will be held during the third week of April 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.

 

 

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:

 

                                                                Technology and Innovation Co-ordinator

 

Reports to:  Technology and Innovation Help Desk Manager

Summary of Position:

The Technology and Innovation (TI) Co-ordinator is responsible for the development and deployment of
instructional online modules and training materials. This position is responsible for onboarding new faculty and
staff into the BSS technology environment and other training as required. This position will co-ordinate a variety
of technology projects and assist in the innovative development and deployment of practices and solutions to
improve support for students and staff. In addition, the TI Co-ordinator will support day-to-day Help Desk
activities as needed.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Develops and maintains a BSS repository of online training resources, including instructional videos,
    modules, courses, FAQ’s and myBSS Technology and Innovation (TI) Groups
  • Works collaboratively with other team members and School Administration to provide input into teacher
    and student skills development
  • Collaborates and consults with staff, faculty and students to understand where technology skills
    development is required and identify opportunities for technology to improve efficiencies and workflows,
    on an ongoing basis
  • Promotes self-help philosophy for all BSS users, whereby students, teachers and staff are directed to self-help repositories and other resources that provide easy “how to” help
  • Provides onboarding technology training for new and returning faculty, staff and students
  • Provides a check-in with new staff on their ability to use BSS systems and collects feedback to improve future training
  • Co-ordinates implementation of technology projects, including but is not limited to, recommendations, research, work-back plan and schedules, task co-ordination, update communications and training requirements
  • Identifies, investigates, assesses, documents, and resolves staff and student software and hardware problems — in person, over the phone, online and via the Help Desk ticket system
  • Follows up with users to communicate status of problem resolution and ensures that user needs are met
  • Assists in overseeing the functionality and wellbeing of all school devices and equipment, such as laptops, iPads, projectors, and printers
  • Assists in maintenance and development of Help Desk technical information library to document Help Desk processes and maintain an accurate, up-to-date hardware inventory
  • Assists with the setup of new equipment and systems as requested, as well as provide input and just-in-time training as required
  • Other related duties as assigned

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • Related degree, diploma or other relevant training
  • Excellent experience in the development of training materials both for face-to-face instruction, online and
    self-help
  • Excellent project management experience
  • 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, Blackbaud
    onCampus and simple audio/visual equipment
  • Experience in use of a Help Desk ticketing system
  • Able to quickly learn, utilize and troubleshoot new software/hardware
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively while speaking with both end users and technical support
  • Organizational and multi-tasking skills – ability to handle multiple priorities in a professional manner
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and customer service skills, initiative and judgment in order to
    interact with students, colleagues, staff and vendors
  • 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 Technology and Innovation Co-ordinator 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:

 

                                                        Communications and Marketing Specialist

 

Reports to: Director of Communications and Marketing

Summary of Position:

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

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Manages the development 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
  • Manages website content development, online implementation and project management timeline,
    including interfacing with front end designers and back end website developers
  • Oversees the development of editorial content, news articles and advertising copy which promote the
    brand and accurately reflect the work of the school
  • Works directly with online digital agency to provide digital assets, track metrics and optimize SEO
  • Prepares written content for brochures, reports and various projects by conducting interviews,
    researching, writing, and managing external writers
  • 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
  • Oversees work of professional designers
  • 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’ communications and marketing experience, preferably in a not-for-profit, agency
    and/or education setting
  • Communications degree or diploma and/or a related combination of experience, including project
    management
  • A skilled writer, with demonstrated ability and experience producing editorial, articles and advertising
    copy
  • Superior strategic communications, writing and editing skills in digital and print platforms
  • Data generation, analysis and measurement skills
  • Experience in website content updates with providers such as Blackbaud, Final Site or WordPress
  • Digital design skills and high level of expertise within Mac and Google docs environment
  • Project management expertise, ability to prioritize and meet tight timelines
  • 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 Communications and Marketing Specialist 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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