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Working at The Bishop Strachan School is challenging, exciting and rewarding. It’s also a lot of fun. This is the place to be if you value forward-thinking leadership and enthusiastically embrace a global perspective.
We offer the opportunity to join an exceptional community of professionals and contribute meaningfully to the education of tomorrow’s transformational leaders. As an employer, we focus on building and developing our employees to be the very best at what they do. We offer competitive compensation, a variety of benefits and supports, and a thought-provoking and inspirational environment

If you’re looking to challenge yourself and be a leader in girls’ education, we invite you to explore a career with BSS.

Current Opportunities

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  • Facilities Staff Member

    Reports to: Facilities Supervisor
    Indirectly Report to: Director of Facilities Operations
     
    Summary of Position
    As a member of a team, the Facilities Staff Member is required to perform preventative and regular maintenance tasks, ensure the safe operations of equipment, maintain interior/exterior areas of the school building and work on-call hours. The Facilities Staff Member works in a collegial manner with all constituents of The Bishop Strachan School in support of the school’s vision.
     
    Specific Accountabilities
    • Performs general maintenance operations throughout the school, including: painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, pool and boiler maintenance functions
    • Completes facility repairs and minor renovations based on the needs developed by the automated maintenance program
    • Acts as the point person with general and maintenance contractors (e.g. elevators, roofing, windows) ensuring appropriate service and pricing
    • Performs preventative maintenance checks on a regular basis
    • Inspects the overall buildings and facilities for needed services and repairs
    • Investigates and responds to any breakdowns to office/school equipment/furniture or physical spaces and follows-up with the Facilities Co-ordinator or Facilities Supervisor to report status
    • Responds to work orders and preventative maintenance using iPad technology
    • Works with the Facilities Team to respond to emergencies (i.e. floods, fire alarms, power failures, etc.)
    • Assists with traffic control during school arrival and dismissal throughout the school year
    • Provides general grounds-keeping support
    • Delivers supplies and equipment to the appropriate departments or storage areas
    • Organizes garbage and recycling bins for pick up on scheduled days
    • Assists Housekeeping staff with the set up/disassembly of various rooms including furniture, AV equipment and storage for major events
    • Follows effective and appropriate Health and Safety practices
    • As On-Call Staff (Anytime after regular shift from 3:30 pm to 7:00 am including public holidays and weekends):
      • Responds to all calls received on the on-call phone during on-call hours and when necessary arrives onsite within an hour to investigate and determine whether or not an external contractor is required for the emergency service
      • Reports emergency requests promptly to the Facilities Supervisor and/or Director of Facilities Operations
    • Covers weekends once a month during the school year
    • Commits to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Process
    • Other duties as assigned
     
    Skills, Experience and Attributes
    • Ability to push, lift and carry up to 30 pounds
    • Solid knowledge of construction and renovations, basic tools and equipment, specifications, quality control, and safety practices
    • Strong understanding of and ability to perform daily building maintenance routines
    • Mechanical/electrical aptitude and troubleshooting skills
    • Electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, painting and pool experience
    • Ability to use computer software and computer technology at an intermediate level
    • Effective team-player who also has the ability to work independently
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Proven ability to take initiative
    • Enrolment in the Building Environmental Systems Operators certificate program, or a similar program at a community college is an asset
    • Flexibility and a sense of humour

    How to Apply
    Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Facilities Staff Member in the subject line.
  • Help Desk Technician

    Reports to: Help Desk Manager

    Summary of Position
    The Help Desk Technician provides first level technical support to BSS staff and students, in a primarily Apple bring your own device environment, at the BSS Help Desk. This position will assist in the innovative development and deployment of practices and solutions to improve support for student and staff devices and software. The Help Desk Technician will participate in the Technology and Innovation departmental planning and implementation of software, systems and training.

    Specific Accountabilities
    • Identify, investigate, assess, document, and resolve staff and student software and hardware problems -- in person, over the phone, online and via the Help Desk ticket system
    • Follow up with users to communicate status of problem resolution and ensure that user needs are met
    • Assist in overseeing the functionality and wellbeing of all school devices and equipment, such as laptops, iPads, projectors, and printers
    • Assist in maintenance and development of Help Desk technical information library to document Help Desk processes and maintain an accurate, up-to-date hardware inventory
    • Assist with the acquisition and setup of new equipment and systems as requested
    • Provide just-in-time training and development of training materials as required
    • Coordinate implementation of technology projects including research, recommendations, project plans, task co-ordination, updates, implementation and training
    • Embeds diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging values into all activities
    • Commits to the Staff Growth and Evaluation process
    • Participates in taskforce teams and committees as required
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Skills, Experience & Attributes
    • Related degree, diploma or other relevant training
    • Technical proficiency and experience installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting Apple and PC hardware/software in a professional, enterprise environment
    • Technical proficiency and experience with troubleshooting Google Workspace for Education applications and simple audio/visual equipment
    • Working knowledge of Blackbaud onCampus, Brightspace Learning Management System, Office 365 and Zoom would be an asset
    • Working knowledge of enterprise ethernet and wireless networks
    • Experience maintaining and repairing desktop printers and wide format printers desirable
    • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite desirable
    • Experience using a Help Desk ticket system
    • Able to quickly learn, utilize and troubleshoot new software/hardware in a fast paced environment
    • Able to communicate clearly and effectively while speaking with both end users and technical support
    • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills
    • Able to handle multiple priorities in a consistent, professional manner
    • Team player with strong customer service and judgement skills required to interact with students, colleagues, staff and vendors
    • Lifting of computers & peripherals is required (up to 40lbs)
    • Experience working in an educational facility desirable

    How to Apply
    Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Help Desk Technician in the subject line by Monday, September 20, 2021.
  • Junior, Middle and Senior Schools - Supply Teachers

    2021-22 Academic Year

    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 teachers provide a rigorous curricular experience that embraces inquiry-based instructional strategies. During this unprecedented time of ensuring exceptional academic coverage for our students within a safe and caring environment, we are seeking highly collaborative supply teachers to join our occasional staffing team. You are passionate about your subject areas, actively seek the opportunity for interdisciplinary and real-world connections, and are innovative not only in the use of technology but in the ways that engage students in learning. You understand the importance of inquiry-based and problem-based approaches to learning, enjoy integrating technology, available with minimal notice to cover absences/additional classes, and have relevant subject experience in making a difference in the lives of young women.
     
    Mathematics, Science and/or Social Sciences and Humanities
    Intermediate/Senior Qualifications
     
    French
    Primary/Junior/Intermediate/Senior Qualifications
     
    Core Subject Areas
    Primary/Junior Qualifications
     
    Having the subject knowledge to step into any classroom, whenever needed, to supply and deliver real world contexts through a curriculum that incorporates interdisciplinary connections and project-based learning.
     
    You are a subject specialist with superior academic credentials, including relevant degrees and Ontario Teaching Certification. Your teaching record is exemplary and includes inquiry-based experience. You have a passion for igniting a spark in girls’ learning.

    How to Apply
    Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Supply Teacher within Junior, Middle and/or Senior School and Subject Area in the subject line.
  • On-Call Boarding Don

    Reports to: Dean of Boarding or Boarding Program Co-ordinator
     
    Summary of Position
    The position of Boarding Don is an on-call position at the school, required to work whenever the need arises. An On Call Boarding Don is responsible for assisting the Dean of Boarding, Boarding Program Co-ordinators, Boarding Advisors, and the Boarding Health Advisor with the overall physical, academic, social and emotional wellbeing of the students. The On Call Boarding Don works in tandem with activities during the day, evening, overnight, and/or weekend shifts.  Weekends will vary, and may include half day, full day, overnight, full weekend shifts, full Friday to Sunday shift or as needed (pending numbers).
     
    Specific Accountabilities
    • Assists with the running of Boarding on the scheduled shift
    • Works as an effective team member with other full time Boarding staff while maintaining open communication
    • Collects and documents relevant information regarding students and their families in a systematic, continuous manner. Ensures that all documentation is retrievable and confidential.
    • Assists with arrival and departure arrangements for boarders
    • Assists with regular Boarding Fire Drills in conjunction with other Boarding staff
    • Assists with keeping Boarding maintained as a clean and safe environment
    • Notes any repairs/improvements needed for the Boarding and passes them on to the full time staff on duty
    • Acts as a student advocate by protecting and promoting the right to privacy and confidentiality
    • Encourages students to participate in decisions affecting their care 
    • Intervenes in situations where the safety and well-being of the student is compromised
    • Assists when needed with the development of a plan of evening and weekend Boarding activities, with the full time Boarding staff
    • Assists in monitoring students’ academic, social, physical and emotional progress and reports all information following the processes put in place
    • Delivers care in an effective, non-judgmental and non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to student diversity in the school community. Delivers care in a manner that promotes and preserves student and family autonomy, dignity and rights.
    • Maintains professional accountability, responsibility and behavior
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Skills, Experience and Attributes

    • Relevant experience working with adolescent girls
    • Currently enrolled in, or graduated from, a university/college program in a related area of discipline
    • Current Standard First Aid, CPR, and AED
    • Mandarin or Spanish would be beneficial
    • Experience in the field working with individuals managing health issues, physical and medical support needs in the community, or an equivalent combination
    • Demonstrates understanding and analysis of health maintenance and promotion, leadership concepts and research methodology as applied to running a girls’ boarding program
    • Demonstrates understanding of the ethical framework that influences maintaining a healthy Boarding program
    • Personal training, fitness certification, and/or  Red Cross/ NLS certifications are an asset
    • Employs effective verbal skills and demonstrates articulate speech and good listening ability. Uses communication as a positive strategy to achieve Boarding goals
    • Employs counselling techniques and crisis intervention strategies with individuals and groups as appropriate
    • Identifies and uses own interpersonal strengths within a team structure
    • Demonstrates knowledge of the philosophy and/or mission of the school, the purpose of its activities, its programs and special services and relates this to running Boarding
    • Collaborates with other professionals, both on and off site, to meet boarding student health, developmental and educational needs

    How to Apply 
    Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to careers@bss.on.ca indicating On-Call Boarding Don position in the subject line by Monday, August 9.
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.

We are also committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations, please contact Elisabeth Gsoels, Executive Assistant, Human Resources and Finance at 416-483-4325, ext. 1163 or by email at egsoels@bss.on.ca.

Please note, we have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for employees and students, unless official documentation of a human rights exemption is provided and can be accommodated.

Why work at BSS?

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    Professional Growth & Learning

    We value the willingness to take risks in order to learn and grow - and not just for our students. At BSS, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in an unparalleled setting, with access to innovative tools, support and resources, so you can pursue ongoing professional learning, whatever your role.

Middle School math teacher Taeko Knockaert on attending the NAIS People of Colour Conference

I was interested in learning more about the international student experience and exploring how to create a strong sense of community at BSS. My favourite workshop planted the seed that we all have a role to play in addressing social justice, whether that’s through our pedagogy or our curriculum.

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  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

    We value and are committed to fostering a respectful, diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity leads to a creative workplace, and we embrace the cultural and economic backgrounds of all our students, employees and school leadership. We are always seeking to understand and engage with the world we live in, and our diverse perspectives enrich our learning environment and affirm our commitment to excellence.

    BSS employees regularly engage in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging training and are encouraged to develop and put into practice their knowledge and skills in this area - both inside and outside the classroom.