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Emma Hendrie,
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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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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

Reports to:

Dean of Boarding

Indirectly Reports to:

Assistant Dean of Boarding

Boarding Program Co-ordinators

Liaises with:

Boarding Staff

Student Services Counselors

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Manages service provider contracts and the integrity of the service.
  • 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
  • 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 and/or Assistant 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 a related area of discipline. Bachelor’s degree in Education is an asset.
  • Relevant experience working with students from Grades 7 to 12 including living/working in a residential or
    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, safe TALK and ASIST certifications are an asset
  • Understanding of the ethical framework that influences and maintains a healthy boarding community
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Is a learner and is able to model learning
  • 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 20, 2018 and ends June 21, 2019 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.

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 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 Study/Weekend Advisor
One Year Contract

Reports to:

Dean of Boarding

Liaises with:

Boarding Staff

Student Service Counselors

Summary of Position:

The Boarding Study/Weekend Advisor supports and facilitates a strong nurturing and academic environment in Boarding that is safe, healthy, and conducive to excellence. She communicates with Family Advisors and Student Service Counselors, provides large and small group study skills workshops, and individual strategies for optimal learning. The Boarding Study/Weekend Advisor is also responsible for working with the Boarding team on the delivery of overall activities, outings and programing for our Boarding students on alternating weekends.

The schedule is as follows and does not include school holidays and Boarding closures:

Tuesday: 3:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Every 2nd weekend:

Saturday 8:00 am overnight until
Monday 8:00 am

 

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Manages service provider contracts and the integrity of the service.
  • Works as an effective team member with Boarding staff while maintaining open communication
  • Supports the development and implementation of the Boarding curriculum, specifically Study Hall and learning strategies
  • Monitors students’ academic, social, physical and emotional progress in order to provide support to the Family Advisors and communicates regularly with the entire Boarding staff
  • Manages and develops the Study Hall program
  • Provides Study Hall orientation to new boarders
  • Implements and monitors strategies designed by the Learning Resource Centre to meet the needs of Boarders
  • Informs Dean of Boarding of any special academic concerns to bring forward to the weekly Student Service meetings
  • Delivers academic and emotional support in an effective, non-judgmental and non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to student diversity in the school community that promotes and preserves student and family autonomy, dignity and rights
  • Assists with delivery of weekend programming and supervision as directed by the Boarding Program Co-ordinator and/or Boarding Advisor
  • Leads, supervises, and promotes field trips, excursions and on-site activities for Boarding students (arts and crafts, culinary, cultural and educational experiences)
  • Performs social, safety, and bedtime rounds as directed
  • Assists in the Boarding office as needed and as directed
  • Attends all Professional Learning opportunities, all Monday “family” dinners, curriculum events, Community Weekend events, and weekly Boarding Team meetings, boarder-parent activities, including parent nights
  • Encourages students to participate in decisions affecting their academic progress and care
  • 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
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • A minimum of 2 to 3 years tutoring or teaching (Intermediate/Senior divisions) experience
  • Experience working with young women in a residential situation, and other work with adolescent girls, exhibiting a passion for guiding their successes in a multicultural community
  • Experience teaching ESL students and ability to guide English language learners towards gaining knowledge and skills in order to become global citizens in 21st century environment
  • Living by an ethical framework that can positively shape and advance a vibrant boarding program for students in Grades 7 to 12
  • Understands the importance of diversity in implementing an inclusive worldview paradigm
  • Employs effective verbal skills and demonstrates articulate speech and good listening ability
  • Uses communication as a positive strategy to achieve academic goals
  • Identifies and uses own interpersonal strengths within a team structureDemonstrates knowledge of the philosophy and/or mission of the school, the purpose of its activities, its programs and special services and relates this to the evening study hall program

Terms and Conditions:

  • The position begins August 20, 2018 and ends June 21, 2019 with an option for renewal for a second year.
  • The position is not a live-in position; however, she will sleep on site every other weekend in a furnished “on call” apartment (suitable for one person only) within the Boarding school. Guests (including overnight guests) are not allowed due to the location of the apartment. Pets are not permitted.

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.

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

Chief Financial Officer (Assistant Head, Finance and Facilities)

We exist to inspire girls to be fearless and educate them to be leaders. We are a university prep school in Toronto for girls in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. We are proud of our extraordinary past, excited about our future and enthusiastically present for the girls who walk through our doors every day.

On the first day of school in 1867, our founders opened their doors with the intention of educating girls and teaching them how to be leaders. It was a new idea in its day – we believed women were equals at a time when the concept was radical. There were 31 students enrolled that first year. There are over 900 this year – and each have their own ideas, their own voice and an equal place at BSS to carve out their own path.

We are currently seeking an Chief Financial Officer (Assistant Head, Finance and Facilities) to lead the Finance and Facilities functions of the school.

Reporting to the Head of School (and indirectly to the Board through the Finance Chair), the Chief Financial Officer is responsible for Finance and Facilities. This is an operational role that will provide exposure to all aspects of a vibrant and dynamic school environment. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the CFO participates in setting and leading the strategic direction of the school. Acting as Secretary to the Board of Governors, the Chief Financial Officer also sits on various Board Committees.

Financial Accountabilities include:

  • Overall financial viability of the school and Foundation through the design, development and maintenance of appropriate accounting policies and procedures, budget processes, supporting administrative procedures, and ongoing monitoring and reporting of performance to budget pursuant.
  • Timely, accurate, and meaningful internal financial and management reporting (strategic and operational financial analysis) for the school and Foundation internally and externally.
  • Maintaining a positive cash flow for the school while ensuring that all cash payments and recoveries are made/received according to the terms of agreement and commitments of the school.
  • Managing all insurance needs (commercial and property) including recommending coverage amounts and managing insurance coverage contracts.
  • Identifying strategic opportunities for innovation by analyzing research, trends and education disruption, searching for new opportunities that can potentially build upon the school’s brand and feed into the sustainability pillar.

Facilities Accountabilities include:

  • Manages service provider contracts and the integrity of the service.
  • Ensuring that the building and property are secured and maintained, and that capital and construction projects are properly planned, executed and reported on.
  • Identifying cost-saving opportunities on external services and other items, i.e. utilities
  • Manages outside advisors on disruption plans.
  • Ensures all relevant safety codes are adhered to and oversees the Health and Safety Committee
  • Oversees the Housekeeping Manager, Food Services Manager and the security staff from external service providers.
  • Works with the leadership team to identify new revenue sources from the use of school facilities.

Board Governance Accountabilities include:

  • Acts as Secretary to the Board of Governors.
  • Participates in and supports Board and Foundation Committees, such as the Finance, House and Property and ad-hoc Committees.

Over course of the 6-24 months, the Chief Financial Officer will:

  • Support the development of the strategic plan by providing financial analysis, insights and recommendations.
  • Implement an asset management strategy for the School’s facilities.
  • Conduct a review of the existing Facilities organization, benchmarking it against similar organizations, to ensure that the School is receiving the best value for money.
  • Lead an initiative to form a “common services” strategy to ensure that all departments are provided with the resources they need to deliver the best outcome for the students.
  • Working with the Advancement team, support the growth of the endowment.
  • Provide leadership in identifying new revenue streams through programs that can be offered during school breaks – such as summer. This may involve forming sustainable partnerships with other community organizations.

We are interested in hearing from people whose profile includes:

  • A CPA designation and 10+ years of progressive experience in mid-sized organizations.
  • Proven capabilities as a strategic thinker and hands-on manager willing and able to delve into the details.
  • Proven leadership experience in a high-performance team environment including team building.
  • Experience managing the operational aspects of an organization beyond the Finance team.
  • Experience with identifying financial and operational risks and leading the development of policies and procedures to mitigate and manage the risks.
  • Experience reporting to a highly engaged Board and providing clear and concise reporting.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills for communicating with staff, the Board, students, parents and other constituencies.
  • Demonstrated experience in building robust financial models and concise financial and operational reporting.
  • A belief in the BSS Vision, Mission and Values and a willingness to participate in school life beyond being an employee.
  • Experience in a not-for profit organization is helpful.

In addition to a competitive compensation package, this position offers the opportunity to work with our highly engaged team who are committed to having a significant impact on the education of our next generation of women.

We have appointed Farber Group’s Executive Search team to manage this selection process on our behalf. Please direct all communication to them by applying directly at http://jobs.farbersearch.com/index.php?m=portal&a=details&jobOrderID=10605643

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:

Dean of Boarding

Reports to: Principal, Senior School

Direct Reports: Assistant Dean of Boarding Full and Part-Time Boarding Program Co-ordinators and Boarding Advisors

Liaises with: Principal, Middle School

Summary of Position:

The Dean of Boarding reports to the Principal, Senior School and is the strategic and administrative leader overseeing a vibrant boarding program and its day-to-day operations at BSS. This leader envisions and implements a safe and healthy environment conducive to academic excellence, personal growth, and community engagement, and acts as a role model and mentor to boarding students and staff. She will take initiative in planning, co-ordinating and implementing a world-class boarding program with the other boarding staff. She will act as primary liaison with other areas of the school (Housekeeping, Food Services, Wellness and Facilities) to ensure boarding students’ needs are met, and useful and appropriate resources are in place to meet and exceed the program and safety mandates. As a key communicator, the Dean of Boarding will also provide consistent, engaging and relevant communication to parents, staff and all other constituents associated with boarding.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Leads an exciting boarding program that enhances the personal and academic growth of each boarding student so that students thrive in an environment where they learn about themselves, their relationships to others, and their responsibilities to their community
  • Nurtures an atmosphere that builds community across ages, grade levels, diverse backgrounds and interests for all students
  • Supports and enhances the development and implementation of a boarding curriculum including vision, implementation, budget management and professional growth for staff
  • Works with the Principal, and other day school leaders and teachers to ensure that links with teachers, Student Services counsellors, Learning Resource supports and boarding supports are aligned
  • Inspires student leaders by collaborating with the boarding staff to develop initiatives and activities that foster leadership; monitors and tracks the operations of the Boarding Council
  • Monitors the academic growth and development of boarding students and seeks enrichment or intervention and support when needed
  • Leads the planning and delivery of all necessary strategies for the Leadership Orientation and the New Boarder Orientation
  • Trains and manages boarding staff, including staff growth and evaluation, who will animate the vision of the school in the boarding environment
  • Leads regular boarding staff meetings and develops professional learning programs to promote the boarding values and expectations, and enriching student experiences
  • Creates and manages the work schedule, liaising with the staff and communicating updates as needed
  • Shares the responsibility of the safety and security of the boarding students in boarding programming in evenings and weekends
  • Ensures that the Boarding Code of Conduct is familiar to students and staff, and when needed, handles major and minor discipline issues, health issues and other student concerns
  • As a Family Advisor, monitors a small group of students’ academic, social, physical and emotional progress and acts as their mentor by interacting with students in a variety of formal and informal ways
  • Attends all internal Professional Growth opportunities and also seeks external Professional Growth opportunities for herself and the boarding team
  • Meets regularly with Student Services counselors, technology staff, Food Services, Wellness staff and Housekeeping. Provides updates to Principal and/or Head of School regarding facility needs (including staff apartments, boarding rooms and common areas)
  • Liaises, as appropriate, with other Canadian girls’ boarding school leaders to build a network, and ensure that BSS continues to be a participant and leader in boarding education conversations, nationally and internationally
  • Collaboratively plans, works and attends the Boarding Orientation (Labor Day weekend)
  • Other related responsibilities as required

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience working with young women in a residential situation; teaching experience is an asset
  • Experience working with adolescent girls and passion for guiding their successes in a multicultural community
  • Lives by an ethical framework that can positively shape and advance a vibrant boarding program for students in Grades 7 to 12
  • Understands importance of diversity in implementing an inclusive worldview paradigm
  • Appreciation for and understanding of counseling techniques, resources and strategies for individual students and groups as appropriate
  • Proven ability to collaborate with other professionals, both on and off site, to meet boarding students’ health, developmental and educational needs
  • Demonstrated ability to act and model exemplary behaviours of a supervisory adult that include the ability to supervise and discipline in a corrective manner while maintaining a positive environment
  • Knowledge of relevant and necessary professional development and training for an effective boarding program and staffing model
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and communication skills for diverse constituents
  • Energy and a sense of humour
  • A calm, patient, positive and collaborative nature

Terms:

  • Full-time position includes living on-site during term time and remaining on-site following a three week rotating cycle as per the other staff including evenings and weekends, remaining on-site when on duty, and working one or two long weekends per year
  • 12 month, live-in position with vacation entitlement
  • Accommodation/meals are part of the compensation package
  • Required to work Administrative Days

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 Dean of Boarding 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

Executive Director of Advancement

Established in 1867, The Bishop Strachan School (BSS) is the oldest girls’ day and boarding school in Canada, with a well-earned reputation as one of the country’s most prestigious and respected independent schools. BSS has long been a trailblazer in the education of girls, and an important influence on the changing attitudes that have revolutionized women’s participation at all levels of society. Today, BSS is a powerful, inspiring 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 the confidence to be fearless.

As Executive Director of Advancement, you will report to the Head of School, work closely with the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, mentor a team of professionals and maximize the school’s capacity to provide financial aid, offer innovative programs and undertake capital projects. Engaging with the Head, volunteers, leadership, faculty, staff, families and alumnae, you will lead the development of a systematic, strategic, creative approach to donor pipeline development and stewardship, building a culture of philan­thropy to support the school’s ambitious goals.

Emotionally intelligent, inclusive and a superb communicator, you have an undergraduate degree and broad leadership experience within a sophis­ticated advancement function in a non-profit organization. This is an opportunity to develop productive, lasting relationships with the school’s supporters by building a shared sense of purpose: to support the trans­formative power and impact of girls’ education.

All responses to Caldwell Partners are confidential. Please indicate your interest in Project 180253 at www.caldwellpartners.com/apply.php.

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 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 commencing the 2018-19 academic year.

Junior and Middle School Athletics Director (AD)

Reports to: Member of Leadership Team

Liaises Internally with:

Senior School Athletic Director

Health and Physical Education Staff

Department Faculty

Coaches

Human Resources and Facilities Staff

Administrative Specialist Team

Liaises externally with:

CAIS Athletic Association

CISAA

Summary of Position:

The Athletics Director (AD) reports to a member of the Leadership Team and oversees the athletics program in the Junior and Middle Schools. The Athletics Director is an engaging leader and a respected and experienced coach. S/he has the ability to envision and deliver an inclusive athletics program that provides opportunities for all girls to be physically active and participate in sports at different levels of competition in alignment with the Signature of a BSS Girl, our Culture of Powerful Learning, and our curricular and co-curricular program.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • With the Senior School Athletics Director, creates and oversees a vibrant athletics program that is developmentally appropriate for BSS students and that attends to the health and wellness of our students within a competitive model
  • Develops, plans and co-ordinates all Junior and Middle School athletics, including inter-collegiate teams as well as the intramural program
  • Recruits, orients and mentors both internal and external coaches to support athletic teams
  • Identifies and communicates the logistical needs to the Administrative Specialist Team in a timely fashion, including arrangements for transportation and, where necessary, accommodation
  • Organizes the support required to run games and practices effectively, including coaches, referees and timekeepers
  • Represents the best interests of BSS at Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association
  • Identifies and creates opportunities to educate faculty, staff and parents in support of the girls’ physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth
  • Other related responsibilities as required.

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • A deep understanding of child and early adolescent development
  • An ability to effectively communicate with and motivate girls to embrace sport
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with all members of the school community
  • An experienced educator in Kinesiology or Health and Physical Education is preferred
  • Several years coaching experience and current coaching certification (NCCP)
  • Proven record of outstanding achievement in a leadership role
  • Expertise on the latest research on coaching, and in particular, coaching young girls and early adolescents
  • Passion for, and commitment to lifelong learning
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all members of the BSS community and CISAA community
  • Communication, facilitation and presentation skills, both spoken and written
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work with details, prioritize, multi-task and problem-solve in a fast-paced, flexible learning environment
  • Ability to work in a confidential manner
  • Energy and a sense of humour
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and desire to work enthusiastically in pursuit of the school’s vision, mission and values

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by mail to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Junior and Middle School Athletics Director 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.

Junior School Teaching Position for the 2018-19 Academic Year

Founded in 1867, The Bishop Strachan School (BSS) is Canada’s oldest day and boarding school for girls, offering rigorous academic programs and a full co-curricular program to challenge and inspire every student. With an expert faculty, skilled staff, state-of-the-art resources, and a dynamic and supportive environment, BSS is a leading school for girls in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, and an exceptional workplace for those committed to excellence, innovation and continuous learning.

Our teachers provide a rigorous curricular experience that embraces inquiry-based instructional strategies while applying a design thinking approach. We are seeking highly collaborative teachers who are passionate about their subject area and who actively search for 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. Our faculty are experienced in curriculum development and current assessment and evaluation practices. 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 this exciting opportunity.

Physical and Health Education Teacher – 80% Load

You are an energetic and experienced teacher who enthusiastically provides an innovative Physical and Health Education (PE) and Aquatics program that is aligned with Ontario Ministry expectations. This includes fundamentally sound physical education practices in which students participate in a safe, vigorous and engaging PE environment that leads them toward life-long active living. You are qualified to provide instruction to and evaluate all levels of swimmers in coordination with other pool staff. Additionally, you are prepared to plan and implement the Junior School Skating Program for Grades SK – 3. You have extensive experience developing athletes as a coach in a variety of sports. You are passionate about participating in collaborative discussions about integration and inquiry on vibrant grade level teams.

A Bachelor of Education, a passion for aligning educational research with classroom practice, the ability to collaborate, multi-task and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment, as well as at least three years experience working at the primary level, are the requirements for this exciting opportunity. BSS is a learning environment for everyone, including faculty, and only those inspired by the opportunity to participate and contribute to that environment will be considered. Current NLS, Red Cross Water Safety Instructor awards required.

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

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

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 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 commencing the 2018-19 academic year.

Senior School Athletics Director (AD)

Reports to: Vice Principal, Student Life

Liaises Internally with:

Junior School/Middle School Athletic Director

Health and Physical Education Staff

Internal and External Coaches

Human Resources and Facilities Staff

Administrative Specialist Team

Liaises externally with:

CAIS Athletic Association

CISAA

Load: 3/5 AD, 2/5 Teaching

Summary of Position:

The Senior School Athletics Director (AD) reports to the VP Student Life and oversees the athletics program in the Senior School. The Athletics Director is an engaging leader, a respected and experienced coach, competitive athlete and coach with the ability to envision an inclusive athletics program that aligns with the Signature of a BSS Girl, our Culture of Powerful Learning, our Health and Physical Education curricular program, and provides opportunities for all girls to be physically active and participate in sports at different levels of competition.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • With other key staff, aligns skills and knowledge between Athletics and Physical Education courses, and monitors the alignment
  • Mentors student leaders in facilitating fun sports events that build school spirit (e.g. Crazy Sports Day) and the sport component of events and celebrations of athletic endeavours (e.g. Reunion Weekend, Sports Banquet)
  • Recruits and mentors both internal staff and external hires as effective coaches for adolescent girls’ sport
  • Stewards relationships among the community effectively and communicates regularly the successes and development of the teams, participants and overall program
  • Organizes the logistics of sporting events including arrangements for coaches, referees, timekeepers, transportation and where necessary accommodation
  • Represents the best interests of BSS at the CISAA, OFSAA, and other sports organizations;
  • Contributes to the development of the physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth of BSS girls’
  • Manages the Senior School Athletics budget
  • Liaises with support staff regarding administrative needs of the athletic program
  • Other related responsibilities as required.

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • An experienced educator with an educational background in Health and Physical Education, or Kinesiology is preferred
  • Current coaching certification (NCCP) and several years leading other coaches
  • Expertise on the latest research on coaching, and in particular, coaching girls
  • A proven record of outstanding achievement in a leadership role with acknowledged strong interpersonal and intrapersonal skills
  • Demonstrated passion for, and commitment to lifelong learning
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all members of the BSS community and external athletic associations (e.g. CISAA)
  • Excellence communication, facilitation and presentation skills, both spoken and written
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work with details, prioritize, multi-task and problem-solve in a fast-paced flexible learning environment
  • Ability to work in a confidential manner
  • Energy and a sense of humour
  • Demonstrate understanding of and desire to work enthusiastically in pursuit of the school’s vision

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by mail to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Senior School Athletics Director 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.

Senior School Counsellor – Commencing September 2018

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 dreams they conceive.

Our educators provide a rigorous curricular experience that embraces inquiry-based instructional strategies. We are seeking highly collaborative educators 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 development and are excited about making a difference in the lives of young women are encouraged to apply for the Senior School Counsellor position commencing September 2018.

Our Student Services Team are experts in understanding current university admissions trends and academic expectations and are deeply conversant with contemporary post-secondary programs around the world. In addition, they are passionate about ensuring girls build the confidence and resilience to know themselves well, and to navigate a wide range of local and global opportunities seamlessly. Collectively, we understand the needs of girls and help them realize their academic and vocational dreams.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

University Counselling

  • Collaborates with other departmental experts to build a strong, contemporary post-secondary counselling program that develops girls’ decision-making skills and fosters independence
  • Expertly advises, supports, coaches and empowers girls and their families during the university search and admissions process, including supplemental applications and interview preparation
  • Communicates trends, application procedures and testing requirements to girls, their families and the School and prepares girls to meet those demands  Provides course selection counselling that aligns with the girls’ university choices
  • Provides training and support to faculty in the preparation of compelling letters of recommendation
  • Establishes relationships and liaises with university admissions offices in person and electronically as a professional, articulate advocate of the School
  • Helps build the school’s reputation in the national and international arenas
  • Oversees the administration of the most current online technology for application processes through OUAC, UCAS, The Common Application and Naviance

Social Emotional

  • Consults and works with teachers, the school psychologist and the Learning Resource teachers in championing students’ learning by fostering strategies for success for both students and teachers
  • Counsels girls individually and in groups
  • Builds meaningful relationships with girls and their families
  • Reads, interprets, communicates and implements IEPs in order to ensure academic support and accommodations exist where required including both the classroom and for standardized testing (PSAT, SAT, ACT) in collaboration with the Learning Resource teachers
  • Engages in problem-solving and coaches girls to develop their executive functioning skills
  • Consults with and refers out to mental health professionals

Teaching

  • Teaches one-two sections of Grade 10 Careers
  • Teachers one-two sections of Grade 12 Guidance and leads university information sessions for Grade 11

Administrative

  • Monitors and reviews student achievement during the reporting cycle
  • Resolves course conflicts and manages timetable changes
  • Other related responsibilities as required

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • Ontario Teaching Certificate, Guidance Specialist and equivalent university admissions experience
  • Minimum 10 years work experience in an academic counselling or post-secondary admissions office specializing in post secondary planning/counseling including international admissions
  • Expertise in Canadian, American, British and other international locations admissions requirements and processes
  • Solid understanding of and extensive experience working with Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Ontario Student Records (OSR) and Ontario Student Transcript (OST) requirements
  • Strong expertise and experience working with Naviance, OUAC, UCAS, The Common Application, and scholarships  Understanding of the developmental, social/emotional and educational needs of senior school girls
  • Strong technology background in supporting effective communication in a laptop environment as well as an understanding of adolescent interactions with technology and social media
  • Experience teaching Careers and/or other courses associated with Guidance and Career Education
  • Understanding of Growing Success and current practices of assessment and evaluation
  • A demonstrated passion for innovation and creativity in education
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, multi-task, adapt to change and work under pressure in an educational setting
  • Strong innovative thinking, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the proven ability to develop relationships and a caring rapport with students and their families and teachers
  • Expertise in developing and facilitating student and parent workshops
  • Commitment to participate as a collaborative member in all aspects of the department, school and in school life
  • Passion and desire to continually learn about the changing dynamic landscape of post secondary education
  • Sense of humour

Interested applicants should forward cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, ON, M4V 1X2, email careers@bss.on.ca indicating Senior School Counsellor 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.

The BSS Summer Academy Teachers – One Month Credit Course

Daily: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Tutorial Daily: 3:00 to 3:30 PM

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

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

Mathematics

Grade 11 Functions – (MCR3U)

Grade 12 Data Management – (MDM4U)

Science

Grade 11 Biology – (SBI3U)

Grade 12 Physics – (SPH4U)

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

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

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

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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