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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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  • Building Maintenance Team Member

    Reports to: Facilities Supervisor
    Indirectly reports to: Director of Facilities Operations

    Summary of Position
    The Building Maintenance Team Member is required to work with the Facilities team to perform preventative and regular maintenance tasks. The Facilities Team ensures the safe operations of equipment and maintains interior/exterior areas of the school building. The Building Maintenance Team Member works in a friendly manner with all constituents of BSS to support the school’s vision.

    Specific Accountabilities
    • Provides general maintenance, repairs and minor renovations throughout the school, including: painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc. developed by the automated maintenance program
    • Responds to assigned work orders and preventative maintenance tasks using computerized maintenance management system and provides status updates in a timely manner
    • Performs preventative maintenance tasks on daily/weekly basis on mechanical systems such as boilers, air handling units, fans, pumps, pool, etc. 
    • Acts as the point person with general and maintenance contractors (e.g. elevators, roofing, windows) ensuring appropriate service and pricing
    • Inspects the overall buildings and facilities for needed services and repairs
    • Investigates and responds to any breakdowns to mechanical systems, office/school equipment/furniture or physical spaces, reports and follows-up with the Director of Facilities Operations and Facilities Administrative Co-ordinator 
    • Works with the Facilities Team to respond to emergencies (i.e. floods, fire alarms, power failures, etc.)
    • Directs traffic and monitors cross walk during school arrival and dismissal throughout the school year
    • Assists with moving furniture, set up/disassembly of various rooms throughout the school
    • Delivers supplies and equipment to the appropriate departments or storage areas
    • Organizes garbage and recycling bins for pick up on scheduled days
    • Provides general grounds-keeping support
    • Follows effective and appropriate Health and Safety practices 
    • Commits to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Process
    • Covers weekends once a month during the school year
    • 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 
    • Enrollment 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
    Terms and Conditions
    Hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm. This position offers an attractive compensation package including dental, extended health and pension benefits.

    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 Building Maintenance Team Member 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.
  • Executive Assistant, Advancement

    Reports to: Executive Director, Advancement

    Summary of Position
    The Executive Assistant (EA) is responsible for providing exemplary administrative and customer service support to the Executive Director, Advancement (ED) and the Advancement Team, including support for the Major Gifts prospect research and tracking functions. This role requires the EA to demonstrate flexibility, take initiative, and ensure the ED is fully supported in the lead role. The EA works in a procedural, consensus-building manner with all constituents of BSS in keeping with the school’s vision, mission and values.

    Specific Accountabilities
    • Acts as primary contact person for the Advancement office
    • Provides senior-level administrative support to the ED, including calendar management, incoming/outgoing scheduling requests, file management, travel arrangements, and preparation of general correspondence (briefing notes, meeting agendas and other documentation)
    • Meets regularly with the ED and team to review and anticipate departmental needs
    • Exercises diplomacy and good judgment in liaising with parents, students, staff, alumnae, donors and volunteers through support that reflects a thorough knowledge and understanding of the department’s activities
    • Co-ordinates meetings and performs recording secretary duties for the Board of Trustees and Trustee Committees
    • Records and tracks outreach/cultivation activities related to prospective candidates for the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors
    • Records actions, event and biographical information in Raiser’s Edge
    • Provides support for the Prospect Management module and moves management measures for the Major Gifts function
    • Tracks and co-orates approval of donor-related funding requests made by departments across the school for Advancement records and reporting to donors
    • Records and tracks attendance for the department
    • Monitors budget activity and expense coding and circulates GLs to budget managers
    • Oversees Advancement office resources
    • Co-ordinates incoming and outgoing mail and courier service
    • Participates in Administrative Specialists Team meetings to ensure co-ordination across all departments and divisions of the school
    • Opens Advancement mail, scans cheques and other correspondence and enters information, as appropriate, in Raiser's Edge
    • Acts as back-up for Gift and Database Administrator
    • Commits to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Process
    • Assists with and participates in Special Events as needed
    • Occasional evening, early morning and weekend work
    • Other duties as assigned
    Skills, Experience and Attributes
    • Successful completion of a university degree or relevant college diploma
    • Extensive experience working in a senior administrative role, preferably in an educational environment
    • Excellent organizational, time management and administrative skills
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills
    • Exceptional competency with Microsoft Office software (specifically Word and Excel) and familiarity with Google Suite products and Zoom platform
    • Database management experience and expertise, preferably with Raiser’s Edge
    • Keen interest in and understanding of evolving technologies and office protocols
    • Strong written and analytic skills
    • Proactive team player, flexible and self-motivating
    • Ability to work independently, manage a variety of tasks concurrently, and perform well under pressure
    • Successful customer service record
    • Ability to see the big picture while being attentive to the details
    • Exceptional judgment, discretion and diplomacy in order to deal with various constituents and the public
    • Proven track record of confidentiality and integrity
    • Adaptable to change
    • Creativity and professional demeanour
    • Sense of humour
    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 Executive Assistant, Advancement 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.
  • Security Guard

    Reports to: Director of Facilities Operations
    Liaises with: Facilities Staff, Administrative Specialists

    Summary of Position
    The Security Guard is responsible for providing front-line security services for a historical, educational facility. The goal is to maintain a safe and secure environment for the BSS community, which includes students, staff, boarders, families, visitors and service providers. The Security Guard will meet, greet and direct all arrivals in a friendly, professional and efficient manner and will follow the school’s security procedures including completing patrols as scheduled. 

    Specific Accountabilities
    • Provides professional and friendly customer service and direction to members of the BSS community and the public
    • Tracks and monitors visitors and assigns appropriate security documentation
    • Monitors the school’s weekly room booking calendar to understand school and external group events
    • Answers main phone lines
    • Directs traffic and monitors cross walk during school dismissal periods throughout the year
    • Monitors the main lobbies, entrances and other areas of the school through rounds and by utilizing the closed circuit television (CCTV) and access control system
    • Establishes routine interior and exterior patrols during shift
    • Performs regular audit of CCTV system to ensure all cameras are recording and reports any defective cameras to Facilities team
    • Maintains written reports and records through security documentation reports
    • Works in collaboration with the Purchasing department to collect and deliver packages to offices and other areas of the school
    • Continually strives to improve security measures within the school
    • Creates and maintains accurate school security policies and procedures
    • Adheres to all security policies and procedures
    • Works collaboratively with the Facilities team to respond to emergencies (i.e. fire alarms, water leaks, power failures, etc.) and with the Administrative Specialists Team to ensure proper protocols are adhered to
    • Follows effective and appropriate Health and Safety practices
    • Participates in regular Professional Learning and contributes to the department’s body of knowledge
    • Other related duties as assigned
    Skills, Experience and Attributes
    • Strong customer-service focus
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, both in person and over the phone
    • Demonstrated professionalism including reliability
    • Proven ability to be vigilant with respect to security issues
    • Ability to observe accurately, recall faces, names, descriptive characteristics and facts of incidents and locations
    • Working knowledge of current effective security measures
    • Working knowledge of fire prevention, fire control, evacuation and lockdown procedures
    • Valid Ontario Security Guard License
    • Proven ability to exercise good judgment
    • Ability to use computer software and computer technology at an intermediate level
    • Effective team-player who also has the ability to work independently
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Proven ability to take initiative
    • Sense of humour
    Terms and Conditions
    This position will be covering the afternoon shift Monday to Friday from 3:00 to 11:30 pm. It offers an attractive compensation package including dental, extended health and pension benefits.

    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 Security Guard 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 Supply Teachers

    Experienced teachers who have been actively engaged in ongoing professional growth and are excited about making a difference in the lives of young women are encouraged to apply for the following position for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year:

    Junior School Supply Teachers
    Ontario Teaching Certification applicants with Primary/Junior credentials, superior academic records, commitment to best practices and several years teaching experience are required to teach on an occasional basis during staff absences in the Junior School (Junior Kindergarten to Grades 6). Elementary French teachers are also invited to apply.

    Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at The Bishop Strachan School by email to careers@bss.on.ca ASAP indicating Supply Teacher – Primary Division or Junior Division 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 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 Finance at 416-483-4325, ext. 1163 or by email at egsoels@bss.on.ca.

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.