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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  • Information Technology - Summer Student

    SJK is looking to hire a summer student to help out in the technology department. This individual should have a keen interest in technology and is looking to gain some experience in this area. Areas of responsibility include:

    • Organizing, cleaning, documenting and updating classroom technology
    • Set up of new technology including iPad carts
    • Clean, image and document all school-owned student technology equipment
    • Assist in updating WiFi access points; school IP phones
    • Other duties as assigned. 

    Start Date is the end of June. The job will be for 35 hours/wk for 8 weeks and is partially funded by the 2022 Canada Summer Jobs Program. 

    If interested, please send your resume to Andrew Duszczyszyn, Director, Development at

Current Faculty Opportunities

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  • Junior Kindergarten Educational Assistant

    Position Summary: 
    SJK is seeking a highly motivated and committed Junior Kindergarten Educational Assistant (EA). The successful candidate will be caring, energetic, and committed to providing support for students and teachers in the Junior Kindergarten classroom. The Educational Assistant should demonstrate excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively under direction, independently, and as part of a team. The successful applicant will be flexible and show initiative in classroom tasks and responsibilities while supporting the highest standards of teaching and learning.

    Start Date:
    August 24, 2022   

    Full time permanent
    Qualifications and Experience:
    • A Diploma in Early Childhood Education (ECE)
    • Experience as a Kindergarten Educational Assistant
    • Experience working in an Early Years setting is an asset
    • Independent school experience is an asset
    • A positive, enthusiastic, and encouraging approach to learning and all aspects of school life
    • A proven ability to build a caring, nurturing rapport with young children 
    • Collaborative and solution-focused, with a passion for supporting teaching
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
    • Effective communication with students, parents, and colleagues
    • A dynamic, dedicated team player with a strong work ethic
    • Capacity to contribute to SJK’s 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 July 15, 2022 to:
    SJK is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive salary and benefits package, including 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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