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

 

Human Resources – Manager of Finance

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 Manager of Finance. Reporting to the Director of
Finance and Administration, the Manager of Finance is responsible for overall financial statement
preparation and reconciliation, financial planning and analysis. He/She is responsible for being the
primary support to the Director of Finance and Administration and managing the role of the A/P and A/R
Coordinator.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities include:

Financial Duties

  • Provide leadership and direction to ensure that the organization meets its financial and accounting objectives.
  • Formulate, plan and execute financial policies.
  • Manage all day-to-day accounting functions.
  • Maintain the school’s general ledger – includes monthly journal entry creation and input
  • Manage the school’s bank accounts performing monthly bank reconciliations
  • Responsible for preparing the monthly/quarterly financial statements and reconciliations.
  • Analyze monthly financial performance including budget and forecast variances.
  • Responsible for preparing the annual budget and maintaining the quarterly forecasting process.
  • Provide meaningful business analytics to support the leadership team in strategic decision making.
  • Manage year-end audit process including preparation/supervision of annual working papers and financial statements for the external auditors.
  • Responsible for preparing minutes and all financial materials for the Board Finance & Audit
  • Committee meetings.
  • Assist Director of Finance and Administration with detailed financial modeling of new projects and strategic initiatives.
  • Manage all tax related programs including tax rebate claims. Calculate year-end tax receipt figures for preparation and distribution to parents.
  • Ensure appropriate financial controls and procedures are in place.
  • Leadership of overall account collections.
  • Liaise with Advancement department to ensure an accurate financial record of strategic fundraising initiatives.

Administration

  • Formulate, plan and execute administrative policies
  • Manage the School’s purchasing and inventory functions
  • Assist Director of Finance and Administration with negotiation and administration of contracts with the school’s significant suppliers
  • Manage special projects.

 

The successful candidate is enthusiastic, articulate and a creative employee who communicates with ease and confidence. You are a critical thinker who demonstrates initiative, integrity and attention to detail.

Experience, Education, Qualifications:

  • Post Secondary Education: Finance / Accounting
  • CPA, CMA, CGA, or CA designation
  • 3-5 years experience in a similar role
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office
  • Master in Excel
  • Financial Edge (An asset)

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School offers a competitive salary as well as group benefit plan including an RRSP matching program.If you are interested in the role and playing an integral role in the development of young women, please forward your resume and cover letter quoting “Manager of Finance” in the subject line to  careers@smls.on.ca.

Applications must be received by Friday July 25, 2014 

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

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

Junior School Teacher Preschool Early Childhood Educator –  1 Year Contract Full Time Position
(September 2014-June 2015)
&
1 Part Time (8 a.m-1p.m.) with possibility of increase – Maternity Leave Position
(September 2014-June 2015)

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School’s has two openings for Preschool Early Childhood Educators (1 Year Contract- Full time & 1 Year Contract-Part Time). This position will be responsible for the delivery of creative and innovative, comprehensive classroom programming for girls ages 2.5 years to 4 years of age.

Reporting to the Head of the Junior School, you will have experience implementing curriculum for young learners. You have your ECE qualifications (Early Childhood Education Diploma). You will have experience working with diverse groups of learners.

The successful candidate is enthusiastic, articulate and a creative educator 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 team player and critical thinker who demonstrates initiative, integrity and attention to detail. You are energetic, friendly and outgoing who develops a caring rapport with your young students.

Experience, Education, and Qualifications:

  • ECE qualifications (Early Childhood Education Diploma)
  • 3+ years of teaching experience students ages 2.5 to 4 years in a preschool setting
  • Member in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators (RECE)
  • Work experience in the Independent School environment is an asset

If you are interested in joining the Junior School team and playing an integral role in the development of young women, please forward your resume and cover letter quoting “ECE Position” Job 14-JS-04, via e-mail to Human Resources at careers@smls.on.ca

Applications must be received by Friday July 25, 2014

While we appreciate all applications 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.