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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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  • Advancement Services and Database Manager 

    Permanent - Full Time
    On-Site
     
    Summary of Position
    The Advancement Services and Database Manager works collaboratively with colleagues across BSS to create and sustain data systems, services, and practices that will optimize the Advancement department's fundraising, donor engagement and stewardship initiatives. In addition, the Manager oversees the work of the Advancement Services Coordinator and the Prospect Researcher. The Manager assists and contributes to the development and delivery of the whole-school data plan and is specifically responsible for measuring the results, accuracy, cleanliness, efficiency and integrity of the Advancement database (RE NXT). They will use data to support the school’s strategic direction and employ analytics, prospect identification, qualification and research to assess and help develop a robust donor pipeline that serves the Annual Fund, Planned Giving and Major Gift programs through multi-year campaign initiatives.
     
    Specific Accountabilities
    • Continually assess the landscape of current and future BSS donors, helping the Advancement team optimize overall support through strategic fundraising and engagement tactics; and collaborates across departments to achieve school-wide data goals
    • Ensures integrity and accuracy of Advancement database at all times
    • Leads and coordinates the analysis of Advancement data as part of school benchmarking, strategic plan metrics, and prospect management; produces regular reports for Director, Development and shares findings with Director, School Data and Analytics and wider community, as appropriate
    • Creates and manages all table set-ups and coding (campaigns, funds and appeals) to ensure consistency and accuracy
    • Prepares donor listings and giving metrics for inclusion in the annual Impact Report and other Advancement publications, as required
    • Prepares accurate and timely financial reports 
    • Guides and oversees the Advancement Services Coordinator 
    • Manages the Prospect Researcher and the pipeline of major donors 
    • Collaborates with the Director, School Data and Analytics on: 
      • researching and implementing important new tools that strategically and operationally support Advancement goals on behalf of the school
      • improving data collection practices (data integrity levels), troubleshooting database issues, improving points of integration, and general systems maintenance
    • Embeds diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging values into all activities
     
    Skills, Experience and Attributes 
    • Successful completion of post-secondary education
    • Experience managing database systems, including expertise in Raiser’s Edge and Online Express (RENXT)
    • Experience in a research-related field, preferably in a fundraising or philanthropic environment
    • Strong analytical skills and an understanding of accounting principles
    • Excellent skills in waterfall project management, including methodology research and planning
    • Strong technical expertise including database integration experience and the Microsoft Office Suite of products and Google suite
    • Experience with querying and reporting as well as data entry and gift acknowledgement
    • Knowledge of and experience working with CRA and IRS receipting guidelines
    • Understanding of fundraising practices and procedures
    • Ability to participate in evening and weekend events on an occasional basis
    • Commitment to and passion for furthering the work of the school and girls’ education
    • A growth mindset of continuous improvement and learning
    • Culturally competent with a positive attitude toward cultural uniqueness and readiness to accept and respect others 
    • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
    Competencies 
    Demonstrated ability and commitment to the Core and Leadership Competencies at BSS:
     
    Core Competencies:
    • Respect and care
    • Trust and integrity
    • Collaboration
    • Flexibility and adaptability
    • Initiative
    • Community focused
    • Communication
    Leadership
    • Managerial courage
    • Champion change
    • Build and develop effective teams
    • Strategic planning and alignment

    BSS Values Diversity:
    BSS is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment. 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. 
     
    How to Apply:
    Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Advancement Services and Database Manager in the subject line. For more information about BSS, please visit our website at www.bss.on.ca 
     
    We are committed to providing an accessible experience and an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact the HR Admin at 416-483-4325, ext. 1691 or by email at hradmin@bss.on.ca . All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
     
    Please note, we have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for employees, unless official documentation of a human rights exemption is provided and can be accommodated.
     
    We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
     
  • Assistant Director, Major and Legacy Giving

    Full-Time
    Permanent
     
    Summary of Position
    Reporting to the Director of Development, the role of the Assistant Director, Major and  Legacy Giving (AD) is to secure  philanthropic support by engaging the parent and alumnae community in the life of BSS. The AD works to actively grow the major gift pipeline, meet fundraising targets through solicitation of gifts, and  bring visibility to the school’s planned giving program. Working together with a team of frontline fundraisers, advancement services, and colleagues across BSS, the AD contributes to building a strong culture of philanthropy, and a sense of shared goals, throughout the BSS community.
      
    Specific Accountabilities
    • In collaboration with the Director, Development, creates a strategic plan for major and legacy giving and communicates it with the Advancement team and other key stakeholders across the school
    • Works closely with colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospective donors with the capacity to make a major gift ($25,000+)
    • Actively engages with a portfolio of prospective supporters through school events, in-person meetings, phone visits, and written communications
    • Implements agreed-upon metrics for major gift fundraising, using Raiser’s Edge to track activity and reports on these on a regular basis
    • Develops a comprehensive plan for the long-term program growth, solicitation and stewardship of planned giving prospects and donors
    • Plans, schedules and conducts solicitation meetings; provides briefing support for the Head of School, Executive Director, Advancement, Director, Development, and key volunteers
    • Supports and collaborates with the Director, Parent and Alumnae Engagement in developing plans to welcome new families and introduce them to the culture of philanthropy
    • Manages Planned Giving program, including marketing and communications, solicitations and recognition of Gaudeamus Society members
    • Commits to some travel and to working some evenings and weekends
    • Embeds diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging values into all activities 
    Skills, Experience and Attributes
    • Bachelor's degree and experience in major gifts and/or planned giving, preferably at an educational institution; fundraising designation a plus
    • Direct experience and demonstrated success with soliciting leadership gifts
    • Experience working productively and positively with alumnae and volunteers
    • Strong  judgment; ability to make meaningful connections and represent BSS with stakeholders
    • Strong project management, organization and planning skills, with a demonstrated track record of program development and implementation and attentiveness to detail
    • Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge and highly developed computer skills with proficiency in Google suites and Microsoft Office
    • Ability to work independently, solve problems, handle confidential information, and navigate sensitive situations
    • A growth mindset of continuous improvement and learning
    • Culturally competent with a positive attitude toward cultural uniqueness and a readiness to accept and respect others
    • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
    Why Work at BSS?
    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. BSS offers a competitive total compensation package that includes:
    • Extensive health and dental benefits package
    • Our administration participate in our robust pension plan with up to 8% match
    • Lunches provided with a taxable benefit
    • Discounted tuition for eligible staff
    • Use of on-site fitness center
    • And a chance to be part of a great community!
    BSS Values Diversity:
    BSS is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment. 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. 

    How to Apply:
    Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Assistant Director, Major and Legacy Giving in the subject line. For more information about BSS, please visit our website at www.bss.on.ca 

    We are committed to providing an accessible experience and an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact the HR Admin at 416-483-4325, ext. 1691 or by email at hradmin@bss.on.ca . All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

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

    We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • School Data Administrator

    School Data Administrator

    Full Time
    Permanent
     
    Summary of the Position
    The School Data Administrator is responsible for important school data processes as well as day to day data integrity and technical analysis support for all data systems. This position is responsible, as part of a team, for research, development and implementation of new data systems as well as associated best practices in data management. The School Data Administrator provides training programs to end-users and to assist where appropriate on other current and developing information technologies and projects.  

    Specific Accountabilities
    • Implements new data systems, develops data interfaces and digitizes processes.
    • Provides support on important data processes including report cards, ministry submissions, course selection, scheduling, school close and opening, as well as summer academy.
    • Provides data extractions as needed for business intelligence and data analysis projects.
    • Monitors school data integrity and consistency, ensuring those processes in place for data validation are active and procedures are followed. Provides data manipulation where necessary.
    • Works with the Director School Data and Analytics on the Data Plan.
    • Support plans and programs to advance staff data literacy skills.
    • Prepares and delivers training programs and associated material.
    • Prepares administrative process and procedure documentation.
    • Troubleshoots data error(s) and inconsistencies as required.
    • Provides technical support to database users, and liaise with vendors for all system enhancement and technical support issues.
    • Monitors database server activity and troubleshoots as necessary
    • Installs upgrades and service packs for different database applications
    • Participate in Technology and Innovation team priorities as needed
    • Embeds diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into all processes

    Skills, Experience and Attributes
    • Experience in a relational database environment
    • Knowledge of Blackbaud systems related to education
    • Knowledge of K-12 ministry reporting requirements
    • Demonstrates advanced experience using reporting tools
    • Experience developing and monitoring data interfaces, data transfer and data manipulation
    • Experience with data validation, importing, and exporting of data
    • Experience with SQL server maintenance
    • Strong sense of initiative with an ability to work independently as well as within a team environment
    • Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to work with staff and provide technical support to users, including preparing and delivering education/training programs and material
    • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and multi-tasking skills, and attention to detail
    • Flexibility a definite asset
    • A growth mindset of continuous improvement and learning
    • Culturally competent with a positive attitude toward cultural uniqueness and a readiness to accept and respect others
    • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
    How to Apply:
    Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to careers@bss.on.ca indicating School Data Administrator in the subject line. For more information about BSS, please visit our website at www.bss.on.ca 

    We are committed to providing an accessible experience and an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact the HR Admin at 416-483-4325, ext. 1691 or by email at hradmin@bss.on.ca . All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

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

    We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • Supply Teachers

    We are seeking Supply Teachers who have qualifications in Performing Arts including Music, Drama and Dance.

    Position Summary:
    We are seeking highly collaborative teachers who are passionate about their subject area and who actively seek the opportunity for interdisciplinary and real-world connections. The Supply Teacher is responsible for providing class coverage and supporting the student’s academic success. They will have their Junior, Intermediate or Senior level qualifications and embrace inquiry-based instructional strategies. They will also have the opportunity to be involved in the co-curricular life of the school through sports teams, clubs, trips and more! 

    Requirements:
    • Must have an Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) certificate 
    • Junior/Intermediate/Senior teaching qualifications  
    • Ideally a subject specialist and relevant degrees 
    • Strong proficiency in Google Suite; knowledge of Brightspace an asset   
    • Commitment to, and passion for, furthering the work of the school and girls’ education 
    • A demonstrated passion for innovation and creativity in education 
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, multi-task, adapt to change and work under pressure in a highly rigorous educational setting 
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the proven ability to develop relationships and a caring rapport with students and their families, and with teachers 
    • Passion and desire to continually learn about the changing dynamic landscape of post secondary education 
    • Commitment and desire to create inclusive and diverse spaces of belonging 
    • Positive, creative, collaborative and organized
    • Commitment to and passion for the vision, mission and values of the school
    How to Apply:
    Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Supply Teacher in the subject line. For more information about BSS, please visit our website at www.bss.on.ca. We are committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations, please contact Human Resources at 416-483-4325, ext. 1691 or by email at hradmin@bss.on.ca.

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

    We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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 medical 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.

    Learn more about our professional learning sessions for early childhood, primary and junior educators, Investigations and Expressions.

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.