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

Director of Advancement

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 Director of Advancement is an important member of the SMLS’s Senior Management team. The Director will provide the leadership, oversight and execution of a significant increase in revenue generation, in alumnae and community engagement activities and in developing a marketing strategy to increase SMLS’s brand recognition and enrollment. The Director will oversee a team in the portfolios of fundraising, marketing and communications, alumnae relations and special events.

As an ideal candidate, you are a highly respected advancement professional with a demonstrated track record of success in fundraising and with a depth of knowledge in marketing and communications. You possess broad knowledge of industry best practices and trends and the appreciation of the importance of innovation and how to effectively leverage social media, marketing and communications tools to bring an increased awareness to SMLS in support of its fundraising, enrollment and community engagement efforts. Your tenure includes experience in team leadership, with senior management discussions, in alumni engagement, with various marketing and communications tools, in securing gifts in the six-figure and seven-figure ranges, and an understanding of the how to navigate the changing landscape of philanthropy in Canada. You have the interest and aptitude to mentor and coach, to inspire and lead, and to develop and implement revenue generation plans that will ensure both SMLS’s short and long-term success. You are comfortable working with senior level volunteers on a Board of Directors and Campaign Cabinet and with fostering effective partnerships inside the school and across the community.

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.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

Human Resources Generalist – 13 Month Maternity Leave Contract (Commencing late May 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 one year contract opening for a Human Resources Generalist.

This position is responsible for the recruitment, selection, retention, performance management, professional growth and renewal, payroll, benefit management, employee relations, health and safety, and overall organizational effectiveness.

You will have experience working as a Human Resources Generalist. You enjoy working alone and as part of a team and taking ownership for projects. You have experience managing both the strategic side of human resources as well as the administrative.

The successful candidate is an independent, results oriented worker who prides themselves on their attention to detail. You enjoy working with employee groups and keep current on emerging practices and trends in human resources. You are a creative thinker who communicates with ease and confidence at all levels within an organization. You are highly organized and consistently meet or exceed deadlines.

Experience, Education, and Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience as Human Resources Generalist
  • Working knowledge of current trends and practices in HR
  • CHRP designation an asset
  • Comfort with ADP Workforce Now Payroll

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 “Human Resources” via e-mail at careers@smls.on.ca

Applications must be received by Tuesday May 5, 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.