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

Temporary Boarding School Nurse

SJK is an International Baccalaureate Continuum School, serving Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12, offering the three IB programmes – Primary Years, Middle Years and the university entrance Diploma Programme. At SJK, we go beyond the given to the possible, offering a world of learning on a beautiful 36-acre campus. We embrace innovation, diversity and internationalism. Our unique community and global partnerships broaden the scope and extent of student learning.

SJK is seeking a Temporary Boarding Nurse (RPN) to join our team beginning immediately.

The Boarding Nurse will be responsible for providing care for St. John’s-Kilmarnock School International Students in Grades 10, 11 and 12, who live in a designated Residence at Resurrection College, (265 Westmount Road North) at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. The Boarding students attend high school classes at SJK School during the day.

Duties will include:

• Daily morning wellness check before students go to the school
•Preparation and dispensing of medications as required
• Care for student(s) at Residence who are too sick to attend school
• Taking ill students by taxi to the doctor or clinic as necessary
• Keeping efficient records of all nursing interactions with students including treatment and follow up
• Supporting the Boarding Residence with tasks as needed when no students are ill or the student is sleeping/resting 
• Attending meetings with the Boarding School Staff as part of the team
• Meeting with the SJK School Nurse to work together as a cohesive team 

Nursing qualifications and experience will be an asset to this role. This position will begin at 7:00 a.m. at the Student Residence. 

Please complete your profile and submit your resume information and covering letter to employment@sjkschool.org by September 16, 2020.

While we appreciate all applications, we can only contact those individuals selected for interviews. SJK is an equal opportunity employer.


Current Faculty Opportunities

Supply Teachers - Lower School and Upper School 

The School:
At SJK, we offer a world of learning on a beautiful 36 acre campus 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. Our graduates take their passions to the world as leaders and global citizens.

The Opportunity:
SJK is currently seeking qualified teachers to be added to the Supply Teaching List in the Lower School (JK to Grade 6) and the Upper School (Grade 7 -12). We are looking for individuals who are interested in committing to being exclusive to SJK. These teachers will be placed at the top of the Supply Teacher List. The successful candidates will be responsible for covering classes and continuing the program of learning as well as creating an engaging learning environment that will enable all students to fulfill their potential. We are seeking individuals who are energetic, skilled and creative, and who can communicate with ease and confidence.

The successful candidates will have:

• A Bachelor of Education Degree (Primary, Junior, Intermediate and/or Senior)
• An Ontario Teaching Certificate / OCT Membership in good standing
• A proven ability to have a caring rapport with students
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

As a condition of employment, a vulnerable sector screening will be required.

How 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 Friday October 9, 2020 to: employment@sjkschool.org.
While we appreciate all applications, we can only contact those individuals selected for interviews. SJK is an equal opportunity employer.


Upper School Teacher - Maternity Leave beginning November 2, 2020 - June 18, 2021

The School:
At SJK, we offer a world of learning on a beautiful 36 acre campus 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. Our graduates take their passions to the world as leaders and global citizens.

The Opportunity:
SJK is currently seeking a qualified Upper School English and TOK teacher, with some additional responsibilities in the Library and/or covering other Upper School classes (Grades 7 -12) for a full-time maternity leave position beginning in early November. An understanding of and experience teaching in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is an asset. The successful candidate will be responsible for continuing to teach the rigorous IB coursework as well as creating an engaging learning environment that will enable all students to fulfill their potential. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic teacher who is skilled and creative, and who can communicate with ease and confidence.

The successful candidate will have:

• A Bachelor of Education Degree (Qualifications in the Senior Division)
English Language and Literature as a teachable subject in the Senior Division
• An Ontario Teaching Certificate with OCT Membership in good standing
• A proven ability to have a caring rapport with students
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

As a condition of employment, a vulnerable sector screening will be required.

How 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 Friday October 9, 2020 to: employment@sjkschool.org.
While we appreciate all applications, we can only contact those individuals selected for interviews. SJK is an equal opportunity employer.

Associate Teacher and Boarding Assistant

Are you a recent Bachelor of Education graduate or experienced teacher 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 elementary or 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? 

We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Associate Teacher and Boarding Assistant to complement our existing faculty and boarding staff. 

At St. John’s-Kilmarnock School, we are dedicated to engaging students in an unparalleled educational journey as innovative learners in knowledge, creativity and global action. We are the leading co-educational independent school in Waterloo and the surrounding region. Our School, which was founded in 1972, is located on a beautiful 36-acre natural campus offering enriched educational programming for day students from JK - Grade 12 and international boarding students from Grades 9 - 12 through our accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Our Boarding Residence, which is home to approximately 50 boarding students, is located on the campus of the University of Waterloo. 

This ten month, live-in position requires you to become fully involved in the life of the school. You will have the opportunity to work in our Boarding Residence with our international students. As a member of the boarding community, you will supervise the after-school activities of the boarding students on a rotation basis, supporting cultural, adventurous and fun weekend and evening programming while offering comfort and support to students aged 14 - 18 years in their home-away-from-home. During the week day, you will have the opportunity to build your teaching skills through a range of teaching opportunities such as co-teaching, providing class coverages and supervising students at the school. 

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. 

Due to the nature of the role, the successful candidate will be expected to live at the residence. Accommodation is provided, along with all meals during term time. This opportunity provides a stepping-stone into the world of teaching. We welcome applications from newly qualified and experienced teachers.

Application Process:
Applications should include a covering letter, resume, and the names of three referees addressed to Ms. Cheryl Boughton, Head of School, and sent to employment@sjkschool.org. Consideration of candidates will begin on July 24, 2020. 

We thank all applicants. However, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that interviews may commence before the closing date so applicants are encouraged to apply promptly for this position.

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