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Emma Hendrie

Emma Hendrie,
Co-ordinator, 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.

Current Opportunities

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, Administrative Assistant, Human Resources and Finance at 416-483-4325, ext. 1163 or by email at EGsoels@bss.on.ca.

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French Teacher (Grades 9 & 10)
Full-time contract for the 2016-17 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. We are seeking a highly collaborative teacher who is passionate about their subject area and who actively searches 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.

Using an inquiry-based, communicative approach, the BSS Languages program aims to promote authentic interactions with language and culture that develop a meaningful competency in French, and a global perspective. We are looking for a skilled educator of French who is committed to reflection, and pedagogical innovation, particularly in second language acquisition methodologies. This position will require a willingness to engage in ongoing professional learning in a collaborative environment.

You speak French fluently, are a subject specialist with superior academic credentials, including relevant degrees, as well as an Honours Specialist and Ontario Teaching Certification (or equivalent). Your teaching record is exemplary and includes inquiry-based experience. 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 candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating School Psychologist 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.

Consulting Contract – Two days per week
Commences September 2016

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.

We are seeking a School Psychologist on a two-day a week consulting contract effective September 2016. The position works with members of the Student Services Team/Faculty/Leadership while reporting into the Principal, Senior School.

The School Psychologist provides expertise and a continuum of psychological consulting services including diagnostic assessment of individuals or groups, conferencing with students, their parents/guardians and counselors, and provides outside referrals where appropriate. S/he also provides crises intervention services, creative problem-solving, and training regarding proper identification and referral of students, and conducts workshops related to the social and emotional health.

In addition, the School Psychologist will provide expertise in adolescent development and mental health research that directly impacts academic achievement, behaviour, and the social and emotional well-being of students, and will help develop the expertise of the faculty.

The School Psychologist serves as a resource to members of the Student Services Team, the Middle and Senior School Principals, Head of School and members of faculty in order to provide a holistic overview of the academic and psychological needs of the student while balancing the interests of the school.

The School Psychologist has school-based training and experience and is knowledgeable about independent education, holds a Masters of Psychology or a Ph.D. with a background in school psychology. S/he has worked in schools and understands the unique needs and rhythms of a school, and in particular a boarding school, and is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association.

The BSS School Psychologist will not be able to have current students of the school as clients. In addition to impeccable credentials, s/he will also have a warm and engaging manner.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating School Psychologist 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.

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. We are seeking exceptional candidates to fill the position of: Student Services Administrative Co-ordinator.

Reports to: Head of Student Services

Summary of Position:

The Student Services Administrative Co-ordinator is a key member of the Student Services Team whose central purpose is in co-ordinating the complex and efficient day-to-day operations of the department. Reporting to the Student Services Department Head, the Administrative Co-ordinator provides exemplary administrative/customer support in a busy, nurturing environment and is able to easily switch from working with basic office routines to complex administrative responsibilities over the course of the day. The Administrative Co-ordinator receives direction and feedback from the Head of Student Services, collaborates closely with members of the Administrative Specialist Team and other school leaders, as well as IT specialists. She/he supports the department by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, and handling a variety of requests from within the department, from other staff and faculty, as well as, from students and parents, in a timely manner. Expertise in the use of technology is imperative.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Manages the Ontario Student Transcripts (OST) in compliance with Ministry of Education guidelines, including: reviewing end of year transcripts for accuracy, liaising with others to resolve problems, tracking resolution of problems, making corrections in Education Edge, reviewing new student PLE/credits/marks input and checking for diploma requirement accuracy such as credit summaries
  • Manages the Ontario Student Records (OSR) in compliance with Ministry of Education guidelines, including, maintenance/storage/transfer for current/withdrawn students and graduates (Old Girls)
  • Co-ordinates the international, US and Canadian university application processes, including: meeting submission deadlines, using Naviance software to submit US applications, editing/formatting teacher/counsellor references, tracking submission status of applications/mid-year/final reports/supplementary reports for each jurisdiction, liaising with counsellors about application issues, communicating with admissions departments, and troubleshooting problems
  • Develops and implements various documents and correspondence including class lists, surveys on Google form, references, reports and tracking documents on Excel or Google
  • Supports for project-based assignments for the Head of Student Services and others, including counsellors, special education teachers and ESL teachers
  • Collaborates with Head of Department and Counsellors to improve department systems and maintenance of calendar
  • Receives guests, students and the BSS community in person, by telephone, and by email in a professional manner with strong customer-service focus
  • Corresponds with post-secondary institutions to organize school visits, events and to send documentation
  • Administers the department calendar, co-ordinates food/room bookings and all events relating to Student Services, in collaboration with the Head of Student Services
  • Actively contributes to the Administrative Specialists Team
  • Other related responsibilities as assigned.

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • University degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in similar role
  • Welcoming and friendly demeanor
  • Excellent customer-relations and interpersonal skills including strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience and management of OSRs, OSTs and Ontario Ministry documents for Guidance Education
  • Familiarity with university applications including UCAS, OUAC, Common Application, and other overseas application procedures
  • Proven strength in Microsoft Office with advanced Excel and Word capacity, and a high degree of proficiency working in a Google environment including Drive, Docs, Sheets, Calendars and Communities.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the effective use of database technology – knowledge and experience with Blackbaud’s Education Edge, Crystal Reports and Naviance are an asset
  • Interested and curious about new software or other technological solutions
  • Excellent internet research skills
  • Ability to grasp the overall picture of the various ongoing school events while ensuring all details are covered
  • Dynamic team player with the proven ability to anticipate needs, take initiative, multi-task, work under pressure, problem-solve and handle confidential information
  • Strong organizational, time-management, proofreading and editing skills
  • Experience in an educational environment, preferably in the independent schools, in a Student Services Department is an asset
  • Thrives in a collaborative, team environment and enjoys the opportunity to work independently
  • Adaptable with a high degree of change
  • Has a growth mindset, and craves life long learning
  • Interest in being part of an exciting, dynamic learning community
  • Sense of humour

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Student Services Administrative 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.

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