Careers at SJK

St. John’s-Kilmarnock (SJK) School is an independent day and boarding school in the Waterloo Region of Ontario. SJK offers a world of learning where we embrace innovation, diversity and internationalism. Our expectations are high; students are encouraged to find balance through academics, sports, arts, service and leadership. We have dedicated and inspirational educators, attentive to the needs of individual students and their families. The School’s co-ed Boarding Residence is located in close proximity to the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. Our graduates take their passions to the world as leaders and global citizens.

Current Administration Opportunities

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  • Live-In Boarding Assistant

    Position Summary: 
    SJK is seeking a highly motivated and committed live-in Boarding Assistant to complement our existing team of boarding staff. Are you looking for a unique opportunity? Might you be looking for a way to develop your teaching skills and gain valuable hands-on experience working with high school students? Do you enjoy forming strong relationships and creating a positive culture? Does a live-in position at our Boarding Residence in Waterloo appeal to you?
     
    This is a six-month, live-in position including full board that begins in January 2022 and will end in June 2022. Your accommodation will be a one-bedroom suite with a private bathroom. Meals will be eaten in the dining hall with food provided by Dana Food Services. The position requires you to become involved in the life of the boarding residence. As a member of the boarding team, you will be added to the duty roster and you will supervise the after-school, evening and occasional weekend activities of the boarding students on a rotation basis. Our Boarding Assistants offer comfort and support to students aged 14 - 18 years as they navigate their school work and life in their home-away-from-home.
     
    Successful candidates should be energetic, enthusiastic, and have a genuine interest in working with teenagers, creating and delivering a fulfilling and dynamic boarding program. As a role model, healthy lifestyles and personal integrity are of paramount importance. 
     
    Start Date: January 2, 2022 - June 25, 2022 
    Contract: 6 month contract
    Salary: $2,000 per month (24 hours per week active duty)
     

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Experience working in a camp or residential setting supervising children or youth
    • Experience working as a University Don or Camp Counsellor
    • Possibly a 3rd or 4th-year student or a graduate student
    • The ability to speak Mandarin is an asset 
    • A First Aid certificate is an asset

    Competencies:

    • A positive, enthusiastic, and encouraging approach to all aspects of boarding life
    • Be collaborative and solution-focused
    • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Demonstrate a proven ability to build a caring rapport with students
    • Possess an ability to ensure students are safe and follow boarding rules 
    • Be a dynamic, dedicated team player with a strong work ethic
    • Show a willingness to learn, and commitment to personal growth and development

    To Apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates are invited to forward by email a letter of application and a résumé to Cheryl Boughton, Head of School by Monday, December 13, 2021, to: employment@sjkschool.org
     
    SJK is an equal opportunity employer. While we appreciate all applications, we can only contact those individuals selected for interviews. As a condition of employment, a vulnerable sector screening will be required.

Current Faculty Opportunities

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  • Lower School Physical Education and Health Teacher

    Position Summary: 
    SJK is seeking a highly motivated and committed Physical Education and Health teacher (PE teacher). The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and innovative teacher who appreciates working in a collaborative environment, dedicated to the highest standards of teaching and learning. 
     
    Start Date:
    March 28, 2022 
      
    Contract:
    Full-Time, 1-year Maternity Leave
     
    Qualifications and Experience:
     
    • A Bachelor of Education Degree
    • Primary, Junior Divisional Qualifications
    • An Ontario College of Teachers Certificate, or eligibility for teacher certification in Ontario
    • OCT Membership in good standing
    • Coaching experience
    • Experience teaching PE and Health is an asset
    • Experience teaching the International Baccalaureate PYP is an asset
    • Independent school experience is an asset

    Competencies:

    • A positive, enthusiastic, and encouraging approach to learning and all aspects of school life
    • Collaborative and solution-focused, with a passion for teaching
    • Commits to an active, healthy lifestyle and a positive outlook
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
    • A proven ability to build a caring rapport with students 
    • Effective communication with students, parents, and colleagues
    • An ability to instruct using a range of differentiated teaching strategies and technology
    • A dynamic, dedicated team player with a strong work ethic
    • Capacity to contribute to the SJK co-curricular program
    • Willingness to learn, and commitment to personal growth and development

    To Apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates are invited to forward by email a letter of application and a résumé to Cheryl Boughton, Head of School by January 21, 2022 to: employment@sjkschool.org
     
    SJK is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive salary and benefits package, including participation in the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan if eligible, and opportunities for professional development in a vibrant, collegial work environment.

    While we appreciate all applications, we can only contact those individuals selected for interviews. As a condition of employment, a vulnerable sector screening will be required. 

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