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.

Listing of jobs by school

 

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

Junior & Middle School – French Teacher – 100% Contract

Since 1891, St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School has been providing girls and young women with exceptional learning experiences, helping them reach their full potential and prepare to be citizens of the world. Today, SMLS remains committed to the benefits of single sex education, academic excellence and global learning.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School’s has an opening for a full-time Junior and Middle School French Teacher. This position will be responsible for working in collaboration with the Junior School and Middle School teams and the Modern Languages Department to develop and deliver innovative and comprehensive programming that meets the learning needs of the students.

The successful candidate is enthusiastic, articulate and a creative teacher who communicates with ease and confidence. You offer a learning community that allows different learners to thrive and prosper. You are comfortable engaging in innovative and diverse programming. You are a critical thinker who demonstrates initiative, integrity and attention to detail.

Experience, Education, and Qualifications:
• Ontario Teacher Certification with Junior/Intermediate qualifications
• 3+ years of French language teaching experience in the Junior or Middle divisions
• Experience teaching with the AIM program
• Additional Qualifications (an asset)
• Work experience in the Independent School environment (an asset)
• A comfort with Mac Applications and Smartboard Technology

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School is a member of the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, provides a competitive salary and full benefits for staff members. If you are interested in joining the School team and playing an integral role in the development of young women, please forward your resume and cover letter, quoting Job “Junior & Middle School French Teacher” via e-mail, to Human Resources at  careers@smls.on.ca

Applications must be received by Friday March 27, 2015

While we appreciate all applications only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

Senior School Art Teacher – Visual Arts/Art History/AP – 100% Contract

Since 1891, St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School has been providing girls and young women with exceptional learning experiences, helping them reach their full potential and prepare to be citizens of the world. Today, SMLS remains committed to the benefits of single gender education, academic excellence and global learning.
St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School’s has a full time opening for a Senior School Visual Arts Teacher. This position will be responsible for the development and delivery of a creative and innovative, comprehensive programming.

Reporting to the Head of the Senior School, you will have Intermediate/Senior qualifications, an extensive knowledge of curriculum in Ontario, and experience using a range of strategies to differentiate your art program for various learners. You are comfortable with emerging technologies and look for opportunities for integration, whenever possible.

The successful candidate is a creative, enthusiastic and articulate teacher who cares deeply about promoting a love of art. You are comfortable engaging in innovative and diverse programming. You are a critical thinker who demonstrates initiative, integrity and attention to detail.

Experience, Education, and Qualifications:
• Ontario Teacher Certification
• 3+ years of classroom experience teaching art in the Intermediate/Senior divisions
• Advanced Qualifications preferred
• Demonstrative art skills (digital portfolios accepted)
• Experience teaching Advanced Placement Courses (an asset)
• Experience teaching Art History
• Experience with assisting in school productions (eg. Set design)
• Work experience in the Independent School environment (an asset)
• A comfort with Mac Applications and SMART board Technology

If you are interested in joining the Senior School team and playing an integral role in the development of young women, please forward your resume and cover letter, quoting Job “Senior School Art Teacher” via e-mail, to Human Resources at careers@smls.on.ca

Applications must be received by no later than Friday March 27, 2015.

While we appreciate all applications only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

Senior School Geography/Kinesiology (Physical Education) Teacher – 100% Contract – September 2015

Since 1891, St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School has been providing girls and young women with exceptional learning experiences, helping them reach their full potential and prepare to be citizens of the world. Today, SMLS remains committed to the benefits of single gender education, academic excellence and global learning. St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School’s has a full time opening for a Senior School Geography & Physical Education Teacher. This position will be responsible for the development and delivery of a creative and innovative, comprehensive programming.

Reporting to the Head of the Senior School, you will have Intermediate/Senior qualifications, an extensive knowledge of curriculum in Ontario, and experience using a range of strategies to differentiate your program for various learners. You are comfortable with emerging technologies and look for opportunities for integration, whenever possible.
The successful candidate is a creative, enthusiastic and articulate teacher who cares deeply about promoting a positive learning environment. You are comfortable engaging in innovative and diverse programming. You are a critical thinker who demonstrates initiative, integrity and attention to detail.

Experience, Education, and Qualifications:
• Ontario Teacher Certification
• 3+ years of classroom experience teaching geography and physical education in the Intermediate/Senior divisions
• Experience teaching Kinesiology
• Advanced Qualifications preferred
• Work experience in the Independent School environment (an asset)
• A comfort with Mac Applications and SMART board Technology

If you are interested in joining the Senior School team and playing an integral role in the development of young women, please forward your resume and cover letter, quoting Job “Senior School Geography & Physical Education Teacher” via e-mail, to Human Resources at careers@smls.on.ca

Applications must be received by no later than Friday March 27, 2015.

While we appreciate all applications only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

Learning Commons Specialist Teacher Librarian Preschool – Grad Year (Grade 12)
September 2015 start

Since 1891, St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School has been providing girls and young women with exceptional learning experiences, helping them reach their full potential and prepare to be citizens of the world. Today, SMLS remains committed to the benefits of single gender education, academic excellence and global learning.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School’s has a full time opening for a Learning Commons Specialist (Teacher/Librarian). This person will be a visionary leader in the field of library science and technology. Responsibilities will cover all aspects of library operations, including strategic planning and budgeting. Our teacher librarian will also be a teacher leader who creates an environment where student and faculty collaboration, inquiry and problem solving thrive. Our library will be a centre for creativity and innovation where all are open to new ideas and multiple perspectives – a true learning commons.

Key responsibilities:
• Creates an environment conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices
• Participates with Curriculum Leaders in the delivery of academic program.
• Develops a scope and sequence framework for the teaching of critical thinking and research skills
• Ensures that IT is implemented throughout the Learning Commons as effective learning tools
• Encourages the use of instructional technology to engage students; providing 24/7 access to digital information resources for all
• Remains current in professional practices, information technologies and educational research
• Collaborates with faculty and departments throughout the school to encourage the use of the Learning Commons
• Cultivate a love of reading throughout the school
• Maintain and promote awareness of students’ literature and developments in education.
• In collaboration with subject teachers, plan and facilitate student workshops on inquiry and research skills.
• Support student literacy growth through development and regular updating of age appropriate reading lists (for subject-related assignments as well as pleasure reading).

Library Management:
• Sets and manages the Learning Commons budget
• Selects quality resources and manages collections that support the curriculum and student learning and literacy
• Review and purchase additions to the library collection to complement curriculum.
• Establishes goals on a yearly basis and ensures that these are aligned with the School’s strategic plan
• Supervises personnel within the library
• Facilitates and attends various meetings as required
• Takes an active role in school events

Qualifications and skills:
• OCT Certification
• Additional qualifications in Librarianship
• A Diploma or a Masters of Education in Teacher-Librarianship or Library Sciences
• Significant experience working as a Teacher Librarian in a school or educational institution
• 7+ years of teaching experience in multi-divisions (e.g. Primary/Junior/Intermediate/Senior)
• A passion for developing a Learning Commons within a school setting
• A strong background in information knowledge management and research
• A proven track record as a strategic leader and thinker
• Knowledge of the learning styles of girls and young women
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative manner with all levels of the school leadership/administration and with all departments within the school
• Previous budgetary and financial planning experience
• Able to build a shared vision within the school
• Able to demonstrate problem-solving abilities

If you are interested in joining the SMLS faculty and playing an integral role in the development of young women, please forward your resume and cover letter, quoting Job “Learning Commons Specialist” via e-mail, to Human Resources at careers@smls.on.ca

Applications must be received by no later than Friday March 27, 2015

While we appreciate all applications only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

Senior School – French Teacher – 50% Contract – 1 Year Contract
September 2015- August 2016

Since 1891, St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School has been providing girls and young women with exceptional learning experiences, helping them reach their full potential and prepare to be citizens of the world. Today, SMLS remains committed to the benefits of single sex education, academic excellence and global learning.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School’s has a one year opening for a 50% Senior School French Teacher. This position will be responsible for working in collaboration with the Modern Languages Department to develop and deliver innovative and comprehensive programming that meets the learning needs of the students.
The successful candidate is enthusiastic, articulate and a creative teacher who communicates with ease and confidence. You offer a learning community that allows different learners to thrive and prosper. You are comfortable engaging in innovative and diverse programming. You are a critical thinker who demonstrates initiative, integrity and attention to detail.

Experience, Education, and Qualifications:
• Ontario Teacher Certification with Intermediate/Senior qualifications
• 3+ years of French language teaching experience in the Senior divisions
• Experience teaching the DELF program (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) (an asset)
• Additional Qualifications (an asset)
• Work experience in the Independent School environment (an asset)
• A comfort with Mac Applications and Smartboard Technology

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School is a member of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, provides a competitive salary and full benefits for staff members.
If you are interested in joining the School team and playing an integral role in the development of young women, please forward your resume and cover letter, quoting Job “Senior School French Teacher” via e-mail, to Human Resources at careers@smls.on.ca

Applications must be received by Friday March 27, 2015

While we appreciate all applications only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

Middle & Senior School Music Teacher – Instrumental Music – 100% Contract – 1 Year Contract (September 2015-June 2016)

Since 1891, St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School has been providing girls and young women with exceptional learning experiences, helping them to reach their full potential and prepare to be citizens of the world. Today, SMLS remains committed to the benefits of single gender education, academic excellence and global learning.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School’s has a 1 year, full time opening for a Middle & Senior School Music Teacher. This position will be responsible for the development and delivery of a creative innovative, and comprehensive instrumental music programming.

Reporting to the Head of the Senior School, you will have Intermediate/Senior qualifications, an extensive knowledge of curriculum in Ontario, and experience using a range of strategies to differentiate your art program for various learners. You are comfortable with emerging technologies and look for opportunities for integration, whenever possible.

The successful candidate is a creative, enthusiastic and articulate teacher who cares deeply about promoting a love of music. You are comfortable engaging in innovative and diverse programming. You are a critical thinker who demonstrates initiative, integrity and attention to detail. You will have experience with arranging music for musical productions.

Experience, Education, and Qualifications:

  • Ontario Teacher Certification
  • 3+ years of classroom experience teaching music in the Intermediate/Senior divisions
  • Advanced Qualifications preferred
  • Demonstrative music capabilities with a variety of instruments
  • Work experience in the Independent School environment (an asset)
  • A comfort with Mac Applications and SMART board Technology

If you are interested in joining the SMLS faculty and playing an integral role in the development of young women, please forward your resume and cover letter, quoting Job “Middle & Senior School Music Teacher” via e-mail, to Human Resources at careers@smls.on.ca

Applications must be received by no later than Friday March 27, 2015.

While we appreciate all applications only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

Director, Global Studies – August 2015

Since 1891, St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School has been providing girls and young women with exceptional learning experiences, helping them reach their full potential and prepare to be citizens of the world. Today, SMLS remains committed to the benefits of single gender education, academic excellence and global learning. St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School’s has a full time opening for a Director, Global Studies. Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Global Studies is responsible for the continued growth and success of the Experiential Learning program at St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School. The Director, Global Studies is responsible for ensuring that students receive age appropriate opportunities for experiences outside the classroom with close curricular ties. This role would have oversight for the Global Studies program in Junior, Middle and Senior Schools (Preschool-Grad Year). The successful candidate is a dynamic and creative leader who communicates with ease and confidence. You are a collaborative, forward thinking and innovative leader with an adventurous spirit and a passion for experiential learning and outdoor education.

Duties and Responsibilities
People Management

  • Supervise and direct the work of the Global Studies team.
  • Recruit and select necessary staff to meet departmental requirements
  • Provide comprehensive orientation for new staff members
  • Develop staff through coaching and training according to business and individual needs.
  • Schedule and lead regular departmental meetings as a means of sharing school information, setting goals, and communicating strategic objectives.
  • Prepare annual performance appraisals,
  • Address and manage concerns that may arise.

Global Studies

  • Responsible for the overall research, organization, delivery and risk management of all grade specific blocks of experiential learning activities and exchanges
  • Work with the Heads of Schools (Junior, Middle, Senior) to enhance the Global Studies program with ties back to the curriculum for real world learning experiences
  • Responsible for the execution of SMLS’ Strategic Plan initiatives as relating to Global Studies program and participation in full school strategic initiatives
  • Responsible for the supervision of the delivery of the cooperative education program, specifically the organization of all cooperative education placements (local and abroad)
  • Ongoing development of relationships with key employers and community partners
  • Research, organize and lead all exchange programs run through St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School, including keeping the students informed of opportunities outside the walls of SMLS
  • Provide cultural sensitivity training for all students travelling abroad
  • Manage and ensure compliance with the risk management procedures in place at SMLS. Look for ways to enhance and update them on a continual basis
  • Organize and liaise between international schools and St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School regarding any visits to SMLS, including billeting, if necessary, and planning of activities for the duration of the international schools stay.

Administration

  • Manage the Global Studies budget.
  • Sustain the mission, vision, core values and educational principles of the school. Lead by example to create an environment in which Global Studies department live the mission, vision and values of SMLS
  • Attend Staff Meetings and Leadership Team Meetings.
  • Attend Academic Council Meetings where appropriate.

Experience, Education, and Qualifications:

  • Ontario Teacher Certification
  • 10+ years of teaching experience in multi-divisions (e.g., Primary/Junior/Intermediate/Senior)
  • Cooperative Education Specialist (asset)
  • Knowledge and experience with Round Square
  • Risk Management
  • Curriculum Development/Leader
  • Experience organizing and leading service-learning trips (locally and internationally)
  • Ability to travel locally and internationally
  • Work experience in the Independent School environment (an asset)
  • A comfort with Mac Applications

This role works over a 12 month cycle. Our ideal candidate would be able to join our team in August 2015. The successful candidate would have the ability to travel throughout the year. Competitive salary and participation in the Ontario Teacher’s Pension plan. If you are interested in joining the SMLS team and playing an integral role in the development of young women, please forward your resume and cover letter, quoting Job “Director, Global Studies” via e-mail, to Human Resources at careers@smls.on.ca

Applications must be received by no later than Monday March 23, 2015
While we appreciate all applications only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

Middle & Senior School Teacher – Mandarin
(80% Contract)
April – June 2015
(With a possibility of extension into 2015/2016 School year)

Since 1891, St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School has been providing girls and young women with exceptional learning experiences, helping them reach their full potential and prepare to be citizens of the world. Today, SMLS remains committed to the benefits of single gender education, academic excellence and global learning.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School’s has an opening for a maternity leave replacement Mandarin Language Teacher in the Moderns Department. This position will be responsible for the development and delivery of creative and innovative, comprehensive mandarin programming at the Grade 7/8/9/10 level as well as Advanced Placement.
Reporting to the Head of the Senior School, you will have an extensive knowledge of Mandarin Language. You have taught Mandarin in the past. You are positive, professional and enthusiastic.

The successful candidate is an articulate and creative teacher who communicates with ease and confidence. You offer a learning community that allows different learners to thrive and prosper. You are comfortable engaging in innovative and diverse programming. You are a critical thinker who demonstrates initiative, integrity and attention to detail. You have a comfort using technology.

Experience, Education, and Qualifications:

  • Ontario Teacher Certification or equivalent
  • 3+ years of teaching experience in Mandarin
  • Work experience in the Independent School environment (an asset)
  • Additional Qualifications (an asset)
  • A comfort with Mac Applications and Smartboard Technology

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School is a member of the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, provides a competitive salary and full benefits for staff members.
If you are interested in joining the Middle & Senior School team and playing an integral role in the education of young women, please forward your resume and cover letter, quoting “Mandarin Teacher” via e-mail, to Human Resources at careers@smls.on.ca

Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on March 23, 2015
While we appreciate all applications only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Rotherglen School

Founded in 1979, Rotherglen School is a co-educational private school for students age 3 to Grade 8. With four campuses located in Oakville and Mississauga, Rotherglen prides itself on being a uniquely warm and nurturing school community, which enhances every child’s learning experience. Rotherglen is a school where sound values are instilled in each student. Through inspiring and engaging academic and co-curricular programming, students are encouraged and supported to reach their full potential.

Our Oakville Elementary Campus is currently seeking innovative and passionate educators to join its dynamic team of teachers, for the following positions:

  •  Art Teacher (Grades 4-8)/Grade One Physical Education (2 classes per week) – Full time maternity leave position to commence in February, 2015.
  •  Learning Resource Teacher – Commencing immediately, .8 position over five days Special Ed Part 1 (as a minimum qualification). Some Physical Education class assistance/supervision will be included in this role.
  •  Supply Teachers (Grades 1 to 8) – Required immediately.

Candidates should preferably have a minimum of two years experience, possess an Ontario Teacher’s Certificate (or comparable certification), be willing to participate in extra-curricular activities and contribute positively to building school culture. Applications can be sent to opportunities@rotherglen.com and should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three references. Please note, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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