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

ASAP 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 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 materials
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 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 creation and execution of our historic 125th Anniversary Celebrations, please forward your resume and cover letter, quoting Job “Events Coordinator”, 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 January 30, 2015

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


St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

Assistant Head – Operations

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.
Reporting to the Head of School, the inaugural Assistant Head – Operations is responsible for leading the overall strategic and operational effectiveness programs of the business functional unit including managing a group of leaders in the fields of IT, admissions, plant and grounds and auxiliary programming for the School. The Assistant Head – Operations is responsible for a variety of portfolios to assist in actualizing the School’s strategic plan and initiatives. The process includes: resource allocation, developing priority of projects, aligning goals with projects, monitoring progress, and measuring success aligned with indicators. Reporting will often be through dashboards developed to review high-level key indicators.
As an ideal candidate, you are a highly respected and successful manager and leader. You have the interest and aptitude to mentor and coach, to inspire and lead, to manage change and to work with senior level staff and volunteers to foster effective partnerships throughout the school. You bring over ten years experience in senior management roles and have in-depth strategic planning experience. You have a familiarity with overseeing a variety of portfolios including admissions, plant and grounds, auxiliary programs and information technology. A post-secondary degree is required, and an MBA is considered an asset.
To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please contact Jane Griffith at 416-593-0900. To apply, please submit a cover letter outlining your reasons for interest, together with a current CV to jgriffith@fourcornersgroup.com


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.