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Emma Hendrie

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

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

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Principal, Senior School

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

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

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

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

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

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 including a spectacular new arts and science wing, and a dynamic and supportive environment, BSS is a leading day and boarding 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 exemplary candidates to fill the position of:

Administrative Assistant, Student Recruiting

Reports to: Assistant Head, Enrolment Management

Summary of Position:

The Administrative Assistant supports the Assistant Head, Enrolment Management and the Student Recruiting Team in the day-to-day organization and administration of the Student Recruiting office. The Administrative Assistant is expected to work in a collegial manner as a member of a high performing team and in keeping with the school’s strategic vision, mission and values.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Handles all Student Recruiting inquiries warmly, accurately and professionally
  • Schedules interviews and tours for prospective students and parents and acts as the face of the Student Recruiting Office greeting all visitors upon arrival
  • Organizes and works collaboratively with the Student Recruiting Associates in supporting an effective Parent Ambassador and Student Ambassador program
  • Creates and maintains applicant files from inquiry to enrolment, ensuring information needed for each file is received and stored in myBSS database system
  • Co-ordinates data flow among multiple data systems to maximize the enrolment management process
  • Creates and manages accurate and timely reports during peak periods of both enrolment and re-enrolment
  • Ensures enrolment information is shared with the appropriate constituency groups within the school on a regular basis
  • Liaises with the Finance Team in the processing of new enrolment registrations
  • Liaises with Administrative Assistants in various areas of the school on a regular basis to ensure consistency and continuity of process in communication with new families and students in the transition to BSS
  • Co-ordinates and edits all correspondence to prospective parents and new parent groups ensuring alignment with Communications standards
  • Leads in the research and development of the OnBoard system to ensure Student Recruiting is utilizing the new system to its utmost potential
  • Assists and supports in the engagement of strategic outreach through research and communication with educational consultants and relocation firms in support of Student Recruiting strategic focus
  • Attends the Administrative Specialists Team meetings
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • Experience in an educational environment, preferably in the independent school system
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Exceptional technology and analytical skills: o expertise in Microsoft Office applications including Excel
    • experience in the Google environment – including drive, docs, sheets, calendars and communities
    • expertise in extracting, manipulating and updating data from multiple database systems
    • working knowledge of OnSuite (Blackbaud), specifically OnBoard
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, including the ability and interest in taking initiative
  • Proven ability to multi-task, work under time pressure and manage multi data sources within a fast-paced environment with flexibility
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and energetic environment
  • Experience working directly with students
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both in person and over the telephone
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player with a positive outlook
  • Sense of humour
  • A second language is an asset
  • 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 Administrative Assistant, Student Recruiting 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

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 and resources, including a new arts and science wing as well as athletics facility, to achieve whatever dreams they conceive.

Our teachers provide a scholarly curricular experience that embraces inquiry-based instructional strategies. We seek highly collaborative teachers who are passionate about their subject area and who actively create opportunities 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 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 2018-19 academic year.

Drama and Dance Teacher

5/5 (100%) Teaching Load – January 7 to June 21, 2019

(with possibility of extension)

You are a skilled educator with the qualifications, experience and passion for teaching drama and dance to young women. You inspire your students to explore the arts and find their own passion. You are a reflective practitioner who is interested in pedagogical innovation. This position requires a willingness to engage in ongoing professional learning in a collaborative environment. A degree in the performing arts together with dance and drama qualifications at the Intermediate/Senior level and the interest to run a musical makes you an ideal candidate.

You bring superior academic credentials, including relevant degrees, and Ontario Teaching Certification (or equivalent). Your teaching record is outstanding and includes inquiry-based experience. You enjoy participating in the life of the school, including co-curricular activities.

We offer a competitive compensation package and are members of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Interested applicants should forward cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Drama and Dance 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. 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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