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Emma Hendrie

Emma Hendrie,
Associate, Student Recruiting
416-483-4325, ext. 1220
studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca

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Careers at The Bishop Strachan School

Everything we do at BSS is in support of girls’ learning. We empower our students to become confident and compassionate women, tomorrow’s transformational leaders. This happens because our faculty and staff are the very best at what they do, and are inspired to contribute in meaningful ways to our Culture of Powerful Learning.

Meet a few BSS employees and their experience on campus.

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Internationally acclaimed for its unique environment and expertise in the particular learning needs of girls, The Bishop Strachan School (BSS) has built a reputation over its long history as an undisputed leader in education. Offering a challenging, lively and creative atmosphere, a roster of uniquely qualified faculty and staff, and an inspiring campus featuring a spectacular science and arts wing, BSS inspires each student to find her passion, pursue her dreams and reach her potential through a rigorous academic program.

Helping students become smart, independent, compassionate young women, BSS provides the tools, technology and innovation required to thrive in post-secondary pursuits and beyond. Our unique whole girl approach, commitment to excellence and embodiment of strong values create a profound and powerful learning environment within a supportive, engaged community.

To support our mission of providing our students with the best educational experience, we strive for excellence in every facet of the organization – including providing a stimulating, creative and lively work environment that attracts the best staff and faculty. We are seeking the right candidate to fill the position of:

Communications Specialist

Reports to: Director of Communications and Marketing

Summary of Position:

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

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Manages the development and production of print and digital 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
  • Produces editorial, news articles and advertising copy which promote the brand and accurately reflect the work of the school
  • Acts as Managing Editor of the semi-annual BSS Link magazine, including conducting interviews and research for each article
  • Leads content development and production of the semi-annual BSS Link magazine, overseeing writing, photography, design, printing and distribution
  • 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
  • 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, news articles and advertising copy
  • Superior strategic communications, writing and editing skills in digital and print platforms
  • Project management expertise, ability to prioritize and meet tight timelines
  • Data generation, analysis and measurement skills
  • Digital design skills and high level of expertise within Mac environment
  • Professional manner, customer-service orientation and comfortable with fast-paced environment
  • Positive, creative, collaborative and organized
  • Ability to manage changing priorities, concurrent projects and demanding deadlines
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends during the school year
  • A sense of humour
  • Commitment to and passion for the vision, mission and values of the school.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Communications 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. Visit us at www.bss.on.ca

Internationally acclaimed for its unique environment and expertise in the particular learning needs of girls, The Bishop Strachan School (BSS) has built a reputation over its long history as an undisputed leader in education. Offering a challenging, lively and creative atmosphere, a roster of uniquely qualified faculty and staff, and an inspiring campus featuring a spectacular science and arts wing, BSS inspires each student to find her passion, pursue her dreams and reach her potential through a rigorous academic program.

Helping students become smart, independent, compassionate young women, BSS provides the tools, technology and innovation required to thrive in post-secondary pursuits and beyond. Our unique whole girl approach, commitment to excellence and embodiment of strong values create a profound and powerful learning environment within a supportive, engaged community.

To support our mission of providing our students with the best educational experience, we strive for excellence in every facet of the organization – including providing a stimulating, creative and lively work environment that attracts the best staff and faculty. We are seeking the right candidate to fill the position of:

Marketing Specialist

Reports to: Director of Communications and Marketing

Liaises with: Assistant Head Enrolment Management

Summary of Position:

The Marketing Specialist is responsible for the development and delivery of key communications initiatives that support the strategic objectives of the school, promote its vision, mission and values, and uphold its brand and standards in the marketplace. While a member of the Communications and Marketing Department, a large part of the role is focused on supporting Enrolment Management and Student Recruiting marketing and communications initiatives.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Assists in the development and deployment of student recruitment materials
  • Generates and analyzes communications/marketing data, demographic research and analysis using datagathering technology and vendors
  • Collaborates on the development of national and international recruitment campaigns to attract student applications – including print and digital advertising, print collateral, signage, web design, social media and video
  • Manages the development and production of school-related print and digital collaterals, working with department staff and vendors to achieve a high level of quality and innovation which accurately reflect the BSS brand
  • Maintains efficient department systems, policies, and processes upholding industry best practices in project management
  • Works collaboratively across departments
  • Prioritizes and manages school-wide support requests, working collaboratively with other departments to confirm and clarify goals and deliverables
  • Monitors and upholds the BSS brand, marketing and communications standards, editing and proofing all materials for quality control and provides guidance, support and consultation to other departments on strategic communications, branding and project management
  • Develops in-house ad hoc digital design and oversees work of professional designers
  • Handles office administration, including organizing vendor invoicing and department meetings
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ marketing and communications experience, preferably in a not-for-profit, agency and/or education setting
  • Marketing/Communications degree or diploma and/or a related combination of experience, including project management
  • Superior strategic communications, writing and editing skills in digital and print platforms
  • Project management expertise, ability to prioritize and meet tight timelines
  • Data generation, analysis and measurement skills
  • Digital design skills and high level of expertise within Mac environment
  • Professional manner and a strong customer-service orientation
  • Positive, creative, collaborative and organized
  • 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 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 Marketing 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. 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.

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

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

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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