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. 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.

Current Administration Opportunities

Boarding Assistant

The School is looking for a dynamic person to join the SJK Boarding Staff and ensure the well-being and supervision of primarily our female, international, high school students at our co-ed Boarding Residence. Boarding Assistants will be required for morning, evening and weekend duties on a rotating basis and may be needed for duty on occasional holiday weekends when the boarding residence remains open. The successful candidate will be committed to building a positive rapport with all our boarding students, be energetic, assist with the delivery of a fulfilling and interesting boarding program and be a great team member. When on duty, the Boarding Assistant will help supervise meal times, homework time in the study hall, as well as lead special program activities. Monitoring student behaviour and checking students in and out of the residence are responsibilities shared by all boarding staff.

The Benefits:
This is a live-in position which starts January 5, 2020, and runs through to June 13, 2020. Fully furnished single accommodation in a one-bedroom suite is provided in the Boarding Residence. Meals are also provided in the Dining Hall when students are in Residence and a staff kitchen is available. In addition, the Boarding Assistant will receive a small monthly stipend. This position offers opportunities for developing a career in fields such as teaching, child and youth work and coaching. Typical candidates may have experience as a camp counsellor, outdoor educator, coach or teacher. Members of the OCT may have the opportunity for some supply teaching at SJK.

Application Process:
Applications should include a cover letter, CV or resume, and the names of three referees addressed to Ms. Cheryl Boughton, Head of School and sent to Applications will be considered starting November 12, 2019.

Current Faculty Opportunities

Physical and Health Education Teacher 
(Maternity Leave - November 2019 - June 2020 then the possibility of a 40% part-time position thereafter)

St. John’s-Kilmarnock School is seeking an outstanding and highly committed qualified Primary/Junior Physical and Health Education Teacher to join our Primary Years Programme faculty for a maternity leave position. There is a possibility of a 40% part-time position from September 2020. The successful candidate will be a skilled and passionate teacher who appreciates working in a collaborative environment, dedicated to the highest standards of teaching and learning. Experience and training in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programmes is considered an asset. Candidates should also have experience using technology in the classroom and be willing to coach and sponsor co-curricular activities. Ontario College of Teachers Certification or eligibility for teacher certification in Ontario is also required.
Applications should include a covering letter, complete CV, and the names of three referees addressed to Ms. Cheryl Boughton, Head of School, and sent to by November 22, 2019. Eligibility to work in Canada is a requirement. The successful candidate must have a recent Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check (within the last six months) before commencing employment. Due to the volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive salary and full benefits, including the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.