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    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.

Applicants must be passionate teachers with a degree or advanced degree in a related field, teaching certification and experience (with eligibility for the Ontario College of Teachers). A willingness to participate in the full life of the School and its extensive co-curricular program is essential. International Baccalaureate (IB) experience, training and international-mindedness are considered significant assets. SJK offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including participation in the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Eligibility to work in Canada is required.

Current Opportunities

Associate Director, Alumni Relations

St. John’s-Kilmarnock School is seeking an Associate Director to significantly grow our alumni relations program within SJK’s strategic vision. The individual will be responsible for enthusiastically establishing and executing our strategies and plans in order to enhance our alumni activities. The position will serve as part of the extended SJK external relations team. Other duties will include:

  • Develop and maintain local, national and international SJK Alumni in groups, through online and offline communication as well as a calendar of social events;
  • Organizing special events, including Alumni gatherings, Fall Fair, etc.;
  • Responsible for researching and updating Alumni contact information - maintaining and growing our Alumni database as SJK approaches its 50th anniversary;
  • Supporting the Annual Giving Program.

This full-time position will require flexible hours of work including occasional evenings and weekends as required. Occasional travel will also be required. Appropriate experience/skills required; being an SJK Alumni and/or knowledge of independent school culture will be considered an advantage. Applications should include a covering letter, complete CV, and the names of three references, addressed to Dr. Jeff Aitken, Head of School and forwarded to with "Associate Director, Alumni Relations" in the subject heading. The search will remain active until the position is filled. Due to the volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


St. John's-Kilmarnock School has an opening for an Accountant to support the Business Office team and will have responsibility for supporting a range of accounting functions and providing some administrative support as required. You would be reporting directly to the CFO. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Processing of supplier invoices for payment including ensuring the accurate and timely recording and payment of suppliers’ invoices;
  • Issuing of cheques in both Canadian and US dollars;
  • Review and reconciliation of supplier statements;
  • Reconciliation of general ledger account to the sub ledger;
  • Communications with suppliers and staff to resolve any discrepancies;
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations on the school bank accounts;
  • Monthly payroll processing and benefit functions;
  • Processing and payment of payroll related deductions;
  • Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge and Raiser’s Edge;
  • Tax receipting, preparation of tax forms;
  • Other duties as required to support the Business Office team.

Skills and technical competencies required:

  • Knowledge of accounting and legislative issues for non-profit organizations;
  • Familiar with payroll reporting and remitting;
  • Review and reconciliation of supplier statements;
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to with "Accountant" in the subject line. This posting will remain active until the position is filled.

St. John's-Kilmarnock School

2201 Shantz Station Road
Waterloo Region (Breslau),
Ontario, Canada N0B 1M0
Phone: 1-519-648-2183

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About SJK

Established in 1972, SJK is a not-for-profit, co-educational, independent day school serving the greater Waterloo and Guelph regions of Ontario, Canada.

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SJK Foundation

SJK is appreciative for the ongoing generosity of our community. The Office of Development is here to help communicate the financial needs of the school as well as to encourage, assist and steward those who wish to make a gift to SJK. We thank you for your commitment to us.

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