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

Auxiliary Programs Assistant/Host – Part Time
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 Auxiliary Programs Assistant/Host. This position is responsible for the overall set up (and take down) for evening and weekend facility rentals as well as ensuring excellent customer service is provided to clients (current and prospective).
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

  • Assist with the visual inspection of the School facility each shift including door checks to ensure school is secure
  • Assist with the setup and take down of facility spaces for meetings, classrooms, conferences, events, etc. ensuring correct configuration as outlined in rental agreements
  • Greet after hours renters and direct to appropriate area of school
  • Maintain visible and available presence in and around rented spaces before, during and after event time in order to quickly and efficiently assist with client needs.
  • Ensure renters are following SMLS rules and the terms of their contract. Address action correction with participants and/or rental group coordinators when necessary
  • Liaise and respond to client questions and concerns with an emphasis on exceptional customer service for all users of the facilities.
  • Make proactive decisions and use problem solving skills to resolve client issues and last-minute needs
  • Respond to after-hours emergencies and security breaches while on duty and escalate to appropriate staff when necessary.
  • Responsible for front-line public relations for the school in order to promote future facility rentals as well as prospective students
  • Follow up with the Auxiliary Programs Coordinator with client questions or concerns to be addressed.
  • Complete daily report/log on rentals and provide to Auxiliary Programs Coordinator for any necessary follow up.
  • Liaise with third party suppliers support rentals (e.g. caters, technical support, etc.).
  • Other assigned tasks/projects to support other SMLS staff as assigned by the Auxiliary Programs Coordinator.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Takes initiative; self-driven, self-motivated
  • Customer service orientated
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal 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 playing an integral role in the education of young women, please forward your resume and cover letter, quoting Job “Host”, 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 March 13, 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.

 

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

SMiLeS Camp Program Staff –  March – August 2015   (Depending on Role)

 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. SMLS also offers students a camp program during PD, March Break and Summer time. Our co-ed Junior (4-10 years of age) camp follows a traditional format with activities supported by trained and experienced counsellors.

SMLS’ SMiLeS Camp Program is looking for the following staff members to join us during the upcoming 2015 camp season:

 

  • Camp Program Leader (March-August 2015)
    • This role is responsible for :
      • The camp programming (supported by input from your camp team) using a set format and themes
      • The safety of campers and fellow staff members
      • Responding to parent questions or concerns during the camp day
      • First Aid & emergency response
      • Attending weekly meetings with Auxiliary Programs Coordinator (who oversees the camp) to provide status updates and resource requirements for subsequent weeks
      • Role modelling positive camp behavior at all times

 

  • Camp Program Assistant (May-August 2015)
  • This role is responsible for:
    • supporting the Camp Program Leader in the aforementioned responsibility areas related to program and safety, and is designated to a specific age group for day-to-day operations
    • acts in the Program Leader’s absence during a designated time of day.
    • Role modelling positive camp behaviour at all times

 

 

  • Camp Counsellors (June-August 2015)
    • This role is responsible for:
      • supporting the programming as planned by the Camp Program Leader in terms of the day to day operation of the camp.
      • the safety of the campers on a daily basis and would respond to any first aid emergencies appropriately
      • communicating with the Camp Program Leader and Auxiliary Programs Coordinator
      • role modelling positive camp behavior at all times

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our successful camp staff are energetic, enthusiastic, articulate and a creative camp leaders who communicate with ease and confidence.  You are comfortable engaging in innovative and diverse programming.  You are a critical thinker who demonstrates initiative, integrity and attention to detail.  And, of course your main desire is for your campers to be safe and have FUN!

 

Experience, Education, and Qualifications: 

  • Post-secondary student with an interest in the education, youth worker field preferred
  • Previous experience working with children ages 4 to 10 years in group settings
  • CPR and Standard First Aid certification

 If you are interested in joining the SMiLeS Camp  Staff and playing an integral role in creating summer memories for young campers, please forward your resume and cover letter, quoting Job “SMiLeS Camp”, via e-mail, to Human Resources at careers@smls.on.ca.

 

 

Applications must be received by Friday March 20, 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.