Working at Stratford Hall

Employment Opportunities

In order to bring our Mission and Vision to life, Stratford Hall is committed to recruiting, hiring and retaining the best teaching faculty and staff possible. We aim to not only find people that are a great fit for our school, but also those for whom the school is a great fit. Our Senior Leadership Team spends considerable effort interviewing and selecting candidates who are committed to students, the International Baccalaureate (IB) philosophy and their own professional growth. Stratford Hall is a positive and energetic place to work, and benefits and salaries are competitive.

To Apply
To be considered for an opening, please submit the documents listed below as one complete file. If an application is submitted electronically, please include the position you are applying for in the subject line and email it to careers@stratfordhall.ca. All applications will be kept on file for the academic year in which they are submitted, however due to the number of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Employment Requirements
In order to be employed by Stratford Hall:

  • Teaching faculty are required to be certified with a current British Columbia Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate, a process which includes a Police Information Check for working in a Vulnerable Sector (PIC-VS)
  • All non-teaching positions are also required to obtain a PIC-VS prior to employment.
  • Candidates must have Canadian citizenship or Permanent Resident status.

In addition, it is expected that successful candidates for any position will possess:

  • Fluent communication skills in English, both spoken and written.
  • Strong organizational, communication, administrative and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

Application Requirements
Complete applications must include the following:

  • Current CV/resumé outlining continuous work experience, previous training and educational background.
    • For positions that work with children directly, preference is given to those with IB training and/or experience.
    • A reference list is preferred as part of the CV/resumé, however references will not be contacted without prior consent.
  • Letters of recommendation including one from the most recent supervisor.
    • Teaching applicants should have a minimum of three letters of recommendation.
    • All other positions should have a minimum of two letters of recommendation.
Current Openings

Human Resources Coordinator *new*

The Human Resources (HR) Coordinator is a new position at Stratford Hall. HR functions were previously handled by a number of employees. This position has been created to centralize all HR functions at the School. The HR Coordinator will be responsible for reviewing the School’s current HR policies, programs, and practices and recommending changes to enhance the overall employment experience at Stratford Hall.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and submit the semi-monthly payroll via ADP, reconciling payroll and benefits related general ledger accounts, administering employee benefits and liaising with the School’s extended benefits and retirement savings consultants;
  • Develop, implement, and facilitate the full range of human resource functions including recruitment and selection, program and policy design, compensation and benefits, payroll administration, job descriptions, offer letters, and performance reviews and evaluations;
  • Translate the overall School vision and mission into human resources initiatives that support and align with the School’s values;
  • Support a favourable working relationship with staff, students and parents to help foster and promote a cooperative and harmonious working environment that is conducive to maximum employee morale and effectiveness in an academic environment;
  • Develop and implement a human resources plan along with policies and procedures;
  • Ensure consistent compliance with all provincial and federal legislation related to human resource practices including Employment Standards Act, Labour Relations Code, Worksafe BC, and Human Rights Code;
  • Provide advice and guidance to leadership on employee performance issues and ensure effective plans are in place to improve performance;
  • Effectively coordinate employee performance issues including disciplinary issues, investigations, evaluations, and terminations;
  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety requirements including being a part of the Occupational Health and Safety Committee and providing recommendations for improvement and compliance;
  • Ensure relevant and detailed documentation in all cases;
  • Support and assist in new staff orientation in conjunction with the management team;
  • Assist in the preparation of the HR budget and provide support and recommendations for compensation and benefits;
  • Develop and monitor key performance indicators, including staff turnover rates, retention, absenteeism, etc.Assist in the recruitment process of new employees including preparation of job descriptions, job postings, scheduling and conducting interviews, reference checks, and offer letters;
  • Develop, implement, and conduct exit interviews with departing employees including reviewing these with the Head of School and providing a summary of key findings along with recommendations for improvement;
  • Attend management team or Board meetings as required to report on human resource related matters;
  • Maintain all personnel files and ensure relevant information is filed;
  • Ensure adequate job descriptions are in place for all positions;
  • Manage the teacher on call placements;
  • Participate in other HR projects or initiatives as required;
  • Prepare and document policies and procedures; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Ideal Candidate Profile and Qualifications:

  • CHRP/CPHR designation required;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current human resource management principles and provincial legislation (Employment Standard Act, Labour Relations Code, Human Rights Code, etc.);
  • Ability to exercise a high level of confidentiality, discretion, and judgement;
  • Ability to recommend process improvements based on industry best practices that best support the HR objectives and streamline HR operations;
  • 5 years of experience processing payroll and administrating employee benefits;
  • Experience in creating, developing and recommending appropriate systematic processes and procedures;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office;
  • Must have a strong desire and capacity to learn; and
  • Must be a self-starter

Please see the attached job posting for further details.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance, however we will only contact those selected for an interview.

Projected starting date: ASAP.

Classroom Assistant/After School Care Worker *new*

We are currently seeking creative, positive and energetic individuals who are enthusiastic about working with children (Kindergarten to Grade 7) to serve as support staff in both Junior School classrooms and our After School Care Program. Applicants must have experience working with children; preference will be given to candidates who have completed an education assistant program or a diploma in a related field.

School Day:

  • In-class support to Kindergarten-Grade 7 teachers;
  • Supervision duty during breaks (recess/lunch);
  • Facilitate student learning by following the teacher’s directions in working with individuals and groups of students;
  • Assist with the setup, use and organization of learning resources; and
  • Be active in the classroom to help reinforce behavioural expectations, redirecting students as necessary.

After School Care (ASC):

  • ASC is offered to parents of students in Kindergarten to Grade 7 and is an integral part of the School;
  • In addition to working in the ASC Program during the school year, the Classroom Assistant/After School Care Worker also works in day camps (winter, spring and summer holidays)

Requirements:

  • Current certification in First Aid
  • Class 4 driver’s license is an asset

Wage: $19.00/hour

Please see the attached job posting for further details.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance, however we will only contact those selected for an interview.

Projected starting date: ASAP.

DP Receptionist

The DP building receptionist provides administrative support for the Principal of the Senior School and the Director of Advancement while also overseeing the smooth operation of activities in the DP building. This includes management of the reception area and acting as the information centre. The DP building receptionist also works closely with the Admissions and Accounting office to help manage daily admissions inquiries, tours and school visits as well as school payments, etc. The DP building receptionist must take initiative for the continuous improvement in the efficiency of systems to support the school.

Key responsibilities:

Reception

  • Manage front door activity with a concurrent commitment to a warm welcome and security (greet guests, direct traffic, ensure visitors are connected to the school, signed in and given appropriate badges for identification);
  • Answer phone calls, and either responding or relaying them as required;
  • Ensure front reception area and waiting area are neat, organized, and any communications (brochures, announcements) are up-to-date;
  • Collect payments and manage forms including enrollment, hot lunch, field trips, outdoor education, etc.; and
  • Ensure hard copies of all forms are available and accessible for staff.

Attendance and record keeping

  • Maintain up-to-date attendance records, emergency and medical information, etc.;
  • Call home when a student is not in class if we have not already received written notification excusing their absence;
  • Provide late slips to student who arrive after the start of the school day, and updating the attendance system after their arrival; and
  • Ensure written absence notes are collected and supplied for all student absences.

Administrative Support

  • Greet admissions and accounting visitors, provide them with welcome survey and alert staff when their guests have arrived;
  • Ensure thank you cards are mailed home (as applicable) after admissions tours; and
  • Support the Admissions, Advancement Department and Diploma Programme departments to provide them with ongoing administrative support, which may include booking spaces, preparing materials, organizing data, etc.

Please see the attached job posting for further details.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance, however we will only contact those selected for an interview.

Projected starting date: for the 2018-19 school year.

Teachers

Teachers are the key element in our school's ability to promote the social, emotional and academic well-being of the students entrusted to our care. Teachers at Stratford Hall are the primary facilitators of student learning, essential elements in encouraging our students to become great human beings who embody the IB Learner Profile and key drivers of a school culture that is warm, inviting and unabashedly committed to the ideals of the International Baccalaurate programmes.

Positions available for the 2018-19 school year are:

  • Full-time IB DP Chemistry and Math teacher
  • Full-time IB (MYP/DP) English teacher

Please see the attached job posting for further details.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance, however we will only contact those selected for an interview.

Projected starting date: for the 2018-19 school year.

Resource Teachers

Resource Teachers play a critical role in the life and learning of students at Stratford Hall and are one-year positions, with the possibility of an extension. You will join the most outstanding staff in the Lower Mainland to support student learning and the delivery of a world class IB programme. RTs work directly with classroom teachers, and are often called upon to do substitution work when teachers are away. They participate in the full range of activities of the school, including supporting our robust Outdoor and Experiential programme (Gr 4-10). RTs experience a year of teaching in a top independent school, and additionally gain valuable knowledge about all three International Baccalaureate programs.

Candidates must hold a valid BC teaching certificate.

  • Senior School PE
  • Senior School Languages: Spanish and French
  • PE/OEE/athletics
  • Senior School Science
  • Spanish and/or French

Please see the attached job posting for further details.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance, however we will only contact those selected for an interview.

Projected starting date: for the 2018-19 school year.

Teachers on Call (TOCs) (Junior and/or Senior School)

A temporary teaching position whose primary responsibility is to provide high-quality learning experiences as a substitute teacher during teaching faculty absences. Both the Junior and Senior Schools are accepting applications from qualified teachers interested in being on the Stratford Hall on-call list.
  • Please state your particular areas of interest or strength, as well as general availability with the application.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance, however we will only contact those selected for an interview. Starting date: for the 2018-19 school year.


Anti-Discrimination and Respectful Workplace Statement

Stratford Hall guarantees that all employment candidates will have their application considered in a manner that is respectful of individual values and beliefs, free from discrimination based on race, ethnicity, colour, nationality, religion, gender, age, familial status and/or disability as we hire on the merits of skill, qualifications, experience and fit for the program. We are committed to a safe, healthy and rewarding work environment and will not tolerate discriminatory harassment or personal harassment in any interactions connected to work with Stratford Hall School.