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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  • Associate Director, Communications

    School Description:
    SJK is the leading co-educational independent school in the Waterloo Region of Ontario. The 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) Programme. The School’s co-ed Boarding Residence is located in close proximity to the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. 

    SJK offers a world of learning where we embrace innovation, diversity and internationalism. We have dedicated and inspirational educators, attentive to the needs of individual students and their families. Our expectations are high; students are encouraged to find balance through academics, sports, arts, service and leadership. As the only accredited IB World Continuum School in Southwestern Ontario, our students love to learn, and graduate as confident, well-rounded individuals fully prepared for post-secondary education and life beyond. Our graduates take their passions to the world as leaders and global citizens.
     
    Position Summary: 
    SJK is seeking a collaborative, engaged, forward-thinking Associate Director, Communications responsible for leading and supporting the school's initiatives in the areas of communications, marketing and digital media. The position will report to the Director, Development. This position can be a hybrid position; partially on-site and partially remote.

    Specific Accountabilities:
    • Responsible for day to day communications including internal communications, parent communications, social media, Friday File and other school newsletters, community groups and resource boards
    • Responsible for ensuring that the SJK website is kept up to date on a daily basis including news stories, events, job postings, calendar, etc.
    • Responsible for creating and posting digital media content on a daily basis across all SJK’s platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google My Business, etc.)
    • Maintain the accuracy and completeness of SJK’s Calendar
    • Responsible for creating and maintaining the SJK Parent Portal (onSJK)
    • Support the school’s marketing initiatives by capturing media, writing stories, collaborating with others and providing content to the school’s marketing partners
    • Be the point of contact for chambers of commerce and other marketing partners
    • Liaise with the SJK Parents’ Association to help them achieve their communications needs
    • Responsible for creating, maintaining and ensuring the accuracy and completeness of our communications list and that our communications lists reflect the preferences of our constituents
    • Monitor communication-related best practices and maintain key documentation (Handbooks, policy documents)
    • Responsible for the creation and delivery of on-site materials (eg. Programs, Posters, Signage, Slide Presentations, etc.)
    • Responsible for creation and collection of administrative forms, sign-ups and other data
    • Assist in training and best practice sharing to the various constituent groups
    • Play a support role in key SJK events (Eaglemania, Founders’ Day, Graduation, etc.)
    • Participate in team projects, initiatives and events
    • Perform other duties as required

    Skills, Technical and Behavioural Competencies Required: 
    • A University degree or College diploma in a related field
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
    • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills 
    • Ability to manage and update websites
    • Capture and archive photographs and other digital content
    • Demonstrated project management skills
    • Experience working with varying constituent groups
    • Exceptional customer service skills
    • Extensive knowledge of social media platforms, Google Analytics, graphic design
    • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with all levels of faculty, staff, parents, students and volunteers

    Workplace Requirements:
    • Occasional work outside of normal working hours as necessary
    • Access to a vehicle
    Start Date: August 23, 2021

    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, July 30, 2021, to: employment@sjkschool.org.
     
    SJK is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive salary and benefits package 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.
  • School Registered Nurse

    School Description:
    SJK is the leading co-educational independent school in the Waterloo Region of Ontario. The 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) Programme. The School’s co-ed Boarding Residence is located in close proximity to the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.
     
    SJK offers a world of learning where we embrace innovation, diversity and internationalism. We have dedicated and inspirational educators, attentive to the needs of individual students and their families. Our expectations are high; students are encouraged to find balance through academics, sports, arts, service and leadership. As the only accredited IB World Continuum School in Southwestern Ontario, our students love to learn, and graduate as confident, well-rounded individuals fully prepared for post-secondary education and life beyond. Our graduates take their passions to the world as leaders and global citizens.
     
    Position Summary: 
    We are seeking a positive, empathetic, professional, and dedicated registered nurse to join our faculty and staff. Applications from qualified professionals who have experience in general nursing as well as interacting with and counselling youth will be considered. The right candidate will take the lead in influencing health and safety decision making at the school level. He/she will play a key role in ensuring we have a culture of health and well-being at our school. Our School Nurse will also play a key role on our Wellness Committee as well as our Health and Safety Committee.
     
    Start Date: August 25, 2021 
    Contract: Full-time 
     
    Key Responsibilities:
    • Administer first aid care and ongoing support for all students experiencing illness or injury while at school or in the small boarding residence, within the licensed scope of practice.
    • Consult with the SJK boarding staff to provide the necessary care for the international students who live in the SJK boarding residence, which is off campus at Resurrection College in Waterloo.
    • Educate the community regarding best practices relating to communicable diseases as well as overall health and wellness.
    • Work with the Guidance Department to provide counselling to students, and sometimes their parents, for physical and mental health concerns.
    • Use research-based practice to plan, deliver and evaluate school nursing interventions.
    • Maintain medical documentation in a safe and secure manner.
    • Update the Care Centre Policies and Procedures as necessary.
     
    Qualifications and Competencies:
    • Qualified as a Registered Nurse (BSCN or equivalent preferred) 
    • Current registration with the Ontario College of Nurses
    • Current Standard First Aid and CPR Certificate Level C or HCP
    • Two Step TB Test and up to date immunizations
    • Police Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening for Employment
    • Computer proficiency, computer literate
    • Possession of strong leadership, time management, and communication skills
    • Experience in schools, summer camps or with youth 
             
    Compensation, Benefits and Hours of Work:
    This is a full time position with an annual salary commensurate with experience (equal to $35.00 to $45.00 per hour). The successful candidate will also be eligible for our pension plan and benefits program. Hours of work will be 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with generous vacation allowances during periods of school holidays. The location of work will be both the school campus in Breslau and the boarding residence in Waterloo. The salary includes a car allowance.
               
    To Apply: 
    Applications should include a covering letter, complete CV, and the names of three referees, addressed to Ms. Cheryl Boughton, Head of School and forwarded to employment@sjkschool.org by Friday, July 30, 2021.  

    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.

Current Faculty Opportunities

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  • Boarding Assistant and Associate Teacher

    School Description:
    SJK is the leading co-educational independent school in the Waterloo Region of Ontario. The 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) Programme. The School’s co-ed Boarding Residence is located in close proximity to the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. 

    SJK offers a world of learning where we embrace innovation, diversity and internationalism. We have dedicated and inspirational educators, attentive to the needs of individual students and their families. Our expectations are high; students are encouraged to find balance through academics, sports, arts, service and leadership. As the only accredited IB World Continuum School in Southwestern Ontario, our students love to learn, and graduate as confident, well-rounded individuals fully prepared for post-secondary education and life beyond. Our graduates take their passions to the world as leaders and global citizens.
     
    Position Summary:  
    SJK is seeking a highly motivated and committed Boarding Assistant and Associate Teacher. Are you a recent Bachelor of Education graduate 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 Boarding Assistant and Associate Teacher to complement our existing faculty and boarding staff. 

    This ten month, live-in position requires you to become fully involved in the life of the boarding residence. 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, you will have the opportunity to build your teaching skills through a range of teaching opportunities such as co-teaching, providing class coverages, supervising students at the school and helping with co-curriculars.

    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: August 30, 2021  
    Contract: 10 month contract
    Salary: $40,000 plus accommodation in a one bedroom, one bathroom furnished suite at the residence and all meals (total value of the board and lodging package is $15,000). 
     
    Qualifications and Experience: 
    • A Bachelor of Education Degree 
    • Experience teaching in the Primary, Junior, Intermediate or Senior Divisions is an asset
    • Experience working in a camp or residential setting with children is an asset
    • Independent school experience is an asset
    • A First Aid certificate
     
    Competencies:
    • A positive, enthusiastic, and encouraging approach to all aspects of school life
    • Collaborative and solution-focused
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
    • A proven ability to build a caring rapport with students 
    • Effective communication with students and colleagues
    • A dynamic, dedicated team player with a strong work ethic
    • 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 30, 2021 to: employment@sjkschool.org
     
    SJK is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive salary and benefits package 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.
  • Outdoor Experiential Education Coordinator

    School Description:
    SJK is the leading co-educational independent school in the Waterloo Region of Ontario. The 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) Programme. The School’s co-ed Boarding Residence is located in close proximity to the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. 

    SJK offers a world of learning where we embrace innovation, diversity and internationalism. We have dedicated and inspirational educators, attentive to the needs of individual students and their families. Our expectations are high; students are encouraged to find balance through academics, sports, arts, service and leadership. As the only accredited IB World Continuum School in Southwestern Ontario, our students love to learn, and graduate as confident, well-rounded individuals fully prepared for post-secondary education and life beyond. Our graduates take their passions to the world as leaders and global citizens.
     
    Position Summary: 
    SJK is seeking a highly motivated Outdoor Experiential Education Coordinator to join our Lower School. We are looking for a dynamic, nurturing individual with a passion for the outdoors, environmental education, and environmental sustainability.
     
    The successful candidate will work with Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 classroom teachers to develop and deliver programming that complements the science and social studies curriculum, and run an after school Outdoor Experiential Education program for JK-Grade 4 students. This position may also require planning, organizing, hiring counselors and leading a summer camp program on our campus, as well as a one week camp in November and a one week camp in March. 

    Start Date: August 25, 2021 
    Contract: Full-time 
     
    Qualifications and Experience:
    • Experience working with children aged 4 - 12 in a camp, outdoor education centre or elementary school setting
    • Outdoor Education qualifications or relevant certificates are an asset
    • A Bachelor of Education Degree is an asset but is not required for this position
    • 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 and the outdoors
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
    • A proven ability to build a caring rapport with students 
    • 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 Friday, July 30, 2021 to: employment@sjkschool.org
     
    SJK is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive salary and benefits package 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.
  • Supply Teachers - Lower and Upper School

    School Description:
    SJK is the leading co-educational independent school in the Waterloo Region of Ontario. The 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) Programme. The School’s co-ed Boarding Residence is located in close proximity to the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. SJK offers a world of learning where we embrace innovation, diversity and internationalism. We have dedicated and inspirational educators, attentive to the needs of individual students and their families. Our expectations are high; students are encouraged to find balance through academics, sports, arts, service and leadership. As the only accredited IB World Continuum School in Southwestern Ontario, our students love to learn, and graduate as confident, well-rounded individuals fully prepared for post-secondary education and life beyond. Our graduates take their passions to the world as leaders and global citizens.

    Position Summary:
    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
    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 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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