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  

Advancement Event Coordinator – Contract – January 2015-June 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 gender education, academic excellence and global learning.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School’s has a contract opening for an Advancement Events Coordinator. This position will be responsible for the overall event management including the planning, coordination and execution of SMLS’ 125th Anniversary Celebrations.

The successful candidate is enthusiastic, articulate and a creative event planner who communicates with ease and confidence. You are a self-starter; comfortable engaging with stakeholders at all levels. You are a critical thinker who demonstrates initiative, integrity and attention to detail.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Oversee all aspects of the planning and coordination of SMLS’ 125th Anniversary events throughout the year including:

  • Establish project management model for complete 125th celebrations including: milestones, critical path, dashboard for tracking progress, etc.
  • Act as the primary contact for all internal and external stakeholders to ensure objectives and timelines are met
  • Create and coordinate communications and promotional materials in conjunction with the Manager, Marketing & Communications
  • Identify and recruit event committee members as needed and oversee management of event committees
  • Oversee budget management and applicable budget tracking for 125th celebrations
  • Work with other members of the Advancement team to ensure goals are met
  • Complete administrative duties in relation to event coordination
  • Assist with execution of events including on-site management of set-up, tear down, and supervision of volunteers where applicable
  • Support the engagement of all SMLS community members including SMLS Alumnae
  • Ability to attend evening and weekend work events as necessary
  • Provide support to the Director, Advancement as required
  • Coordinate the evaluation process to review and improve events, celebrations, and promotional material
  •  Assist with execution of events including on-site management of set-up, tear down, and supervision of volunteers where applicable
  • Support the engagement of all SMLS community members including SMLS Alumnae
  • Ability to attend evening and weekend work events as necessary
  • Provide support to the Director, Advancement as required
  • Coordinate the evaluation process to review and improve events, celebrations, and promotional materials
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Takes initiative; self-driven, self-motivated
  • Skilled researcher and knowledgeable in best practices in school celebrations
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills
  • Event planning/management or project management experience
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities within tight deadlines
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Works well independently and as a team

If you are interested in joining St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School and the Advancement team and playing an integral role in the education of young women, please forward your resume and cover letter, quoting Job
14-AO-01, via e-mail, to Human Resources at careers@smls.on.ca If you are interested in learning more about SMLS, please visit www.smls.on.ca

Applications must be received by November 24, 2014

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

 

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

Major Gifts Officer – 2 Year Contract – January 2015 – December 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 gender education, academic excellence and global learning.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School’s has a two year opening for a Major Gifts Officer. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies for securing financial support from a portfolio of donor prospects including identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts for the school from alumnae, parents and other stakeholders.

The successful candidate is enthusiastic, articulate and a creative fundraiser who communicates with ease and confidence. You are a self-starter; comfortable engaging with stakeholders at all level. You are a critical thinker who demonstrates initiative, integrity and attention to detail.

Duties & Responsibilities

  •  Create a Key Account Process for the top 20 donor prospects
  • Identify ten new sources of potential Major Gift income for the school per year
  • Increase donor participation in Annual Giving/Event Sponsorship and Major Gifts
  • Define Major Gifts for SMLS and create evaluation benchmark referenced by industry standards
  • Provide regular input for accurate revenue forecasts for the school
  • Establish benchmark targets for “donor satisfaction”
  • Increase percentage rate of donor satisfaction annually by 10%
  • Develop a caseload of active major gifts prospects, and set and carry out strategies for solicitation of these prospects
  • Refine and instill a process for major gifts prospect evaluation and integration into the development model
  • Assume and achieve annual fundraising and activity goals: with defined targets aligned with 3 pillars: Access, Building, and Curriculum
  • Work independently and be self-motivated in initiating contacts with potential donors
  • Work in a collegial manner with development team in creating and implementing strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and closure
  • Determine who needs to be involved in the relationship with the prospective donor, and lead frequent team meetings to ensure status reporting and donor relations expectation are met
  • Assist the Director, Advancement in the long-range planning for the Advancement Department
  • Manage and lead the Moves Management process for school
  • Member of the Financial Aid campaign advisory group
    a) Provides vital input in short- and long-term strategic and operational planning and positioning within the organization.
    b) Helps leadership identify and address organizational development issues that challenge and support health and effectiveness.
    c) Ensures that philanthropy and fund development are carried out in keeping with the organization’s values, mission, vision and plans.
  • Recommends policy positions concerning fund development
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director, Advancement

Qualifications

  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them and the School
  • Interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the school’s fundraising priorities through developing excellent relationships with faculty, senior leaders, volunteers, and the advancement office team
  • Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising – able to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle
  • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments within specific timelines
  • Knowledge of gifts of securities that impact charitable giving, personal assets and estates
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities within tight deadlines
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Works well independently and as well as collaboratively within a team
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times

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

Applications must be received by Thursday December 11, 2014.

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.

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

  • Elementary Montessori Teacher
  • Supply Teachers (Grades 1 to 8)

Candidates should 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.