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  

Senior School Supply Teachers

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 is currently seeking Intermediate/ Senior Qualified Supply Teachers specifically in the areas of Math, Science (Biology), English & Physical Education. The successful candidate is organized, energetic, enthusiastic, flexible, adaptable, creative, relates well to students and is a driven self-starter.

  • Education, Experience and Qualifications:
  • Ontario Teacher Certification or equivalent
  • Intermediate / Senior Qualified
  • Supply Teaching experience (an asset)
  • Work experience in the Independent School environment (an asset)

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

Applications must be received by December 12, 2014

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

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.

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.