Oakville Independent Schools represent a large employment sector in the community and have a significant impact on the quality of life and education base for future employers.

The OIS represents more than 777* employees and provides a long-term and stable employment base. The OIS also provides a vibrant employment hub for other businesses in Oakville and utilizes the services of an estimated 192 local contract workers, suppliers or services.

Why work at an Independent School?

Teachers at independent schools are offered a supportive and professional environment where faculty and staff are given the autonomy and resources to be effective and influential educators. Some of the reasons teachers choose to work at an independent school are:

  • Teachers have greater instructional autonomy;
  • Teachers are encouraged to not just instruct, but be collaborators and facilitators;
  • Teachers are supported and respected by colleagues and school heads;
  • Close-knit school communities that actively support achievement;
  • Teaching students is a collaborative approach that actively involves parents in both academic and extracurricular aspects;
  • Students come to an environment where they are expected to come prepared to learn.

All job listings are provided by OIS member schools. For more information about each listing, please contact the school directly.

Note: Not all OIS member schools use this site for all employment listings.

*Statistics obtained from the Oakville Independent Schools economic impact statement 2007-2008.

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MacLachlan College

MacLachlan College is an independent (Pre-K to Grade 12) co-educational school in Oakville, Ontario. We employ teachers who hold a university degree, Ontario Teaching Certification and are members in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers. Our faculty is a vibrant, highly-qualified, multi-talented and dedicated team. Chosen not only for the high calibre of their teaching credentials, our teachers possess personal and professional qualities that contribute to the level of excellence and dynamic energy of the education we offer at MacLachlan. Many teachers possess specialties, which are applied at both the Lower and Upper School levels.

MacLachlan is a supportive, collaborative community and exceptional workplace dedicated to providing academic excellence to our students and opportunities to our staff to maximize their potential as educators and mentors. We have a strong co-curricular emphasis and a global focus inspired by our Advanced Placement courses and International Baccalaureate programme.

MacLachlan invites applications for the following position:

Senior Business Teacher (Maternity Leave)

MacLachlan College is looking to fill a maternity leave Business position beginning in March 2018. The successful candidate will be required to teach a combination of Senior level Business courses and other duties assigned by the Head of School. She/He will bring a hands-on approach to the classroom that actively engages the students and develops them as critical thinkers and problem solvers using inquiry based classroom strategies.

Candidates must have an Ontario Teacher’s Certificate, teaching experience in Senior level Business courses such as Accounting, Economics, and Entrepreneurial Studies, as well as other relevant experience at the Intermediate and Senior levels. Familiarity with SMARTBoard technology is an asset.

Applications should be emailed to Michael Piening, Head of School at mpiening@maclachlan.ca by Friday, February 9, 2018 and should include a letter of interest, resume that contains your OCT number and references. As a condition of employment, a Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is required. We thank all candidates in advance. Please note, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

MacLachlan College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. Upon request we will accommodate individual needs for applicants under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act during the selection process.