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 olivia.law@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

*New* Executive Assistant to the Head of School

The Executive Assistant to the Head of School provides consistent, confidential, and professional administrative support for the Head of School in order to maintain the well-being of the school and the broader community. The Executive Assistant to the Head of School plays an integral role in the day-to-day goings on of both the faculty and the student body. The ideal candidate will be the first line of communication between the Head of School and the wider community.

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: March 12, 2018

*New* Controller

Stratford Hall is looking at adding a controller to their finance department. This position will be largely involved with financial reporting, financial processes, management and administrative support. The controller will also be involved with implementation and transition to a new accounting system (as part of an integrated school software package). This is a hands-on position that will require direct involvement with accounting details as well as higher level analysis and reporting.

Qualifications should include:

  • CPA designation (preferably designated for at least 5 years)
  • At least 10 years’ experience in full cycle accounting
  • At least 5 years’ experience managing staff
  • Experience with payroll, benefits and human resources would be an asset
  • Experience with Simply Accounting would be an asset
  • Experience with systems implementation would be an asset
  • Good working knowledge of Excel

For this position, the ideal candidate will have the skills and attributes:

  • Self-motivated, self-directed and disposed to taking initiative
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Excellent management and leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including relationship building
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven organizational and administrative skills including the ability to prioritize
  • Ability to think creatively in all aspects of the role
  • Fluent in spoken and written English

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.

Starting date: To be determined

*Updated* Director of Technology and eLearning

The position rationale and goal is to provide overall direction, vision, leadership and supervision of all aspects of the technology program at Stratford Hall in order to facilitate the use of technology for improved teaching and learning for students and faculty.

Stratford Hall outsources much of its IT department using a company called Rent-a-Nerd. Their team supports the IT infrastructure and support at the school. In addition, we employ students from the SFU COOP Programme, to work with the IT team and to support teachers and students. The school aims to offer an innovative programme grounded in the IB and the CORE Competencies of the new BC Curriculum. This includes a focus on 21st Century learning skills and the embedding of Digital Citizenship across the grades. All staff are provided with devices, which include PCs, MacBook Airs and iPad Pros. Each class in the PYP has a 2:1 ratio of iPads as well as carts of PCs and Chromebooks for students to share. From 2018, all students from grades 6-12 will bring their own device to school with the ability to download school-provided Adobe Creative Suite software. The IDEA Lab is a newly developed space focused on Design Thinking and Innovative Learning Spaces. We use ManageBac for curriculum planning and assessment, SeniorSystems as our Student Information System and Finalsite as for our school website and communication portals. G Suite is used across the whole school for productivity, communication and collaboration.

Please see the attached job posting for further details, including ideal candidate qualifications and key responsibilities.

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

Application deadline: March 1st, 2018

Starting date: August 1st, 2018

*Updated* 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 (MYP and/or DP) Spanish teacher: Application deadline of February 26th, 2018
  • Full-time IB (MYP and/or DP) Art teacher: Application deadline of February 26th, 2018
  • Part-time IB (MYP and/or DP) Mandarin teacher
  • *new* Full-time IB (PYP) Classrooom teachers

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.

Student Support Assistant

The Student Support Assistant is accountable to the Junior School Principal and will assist the Learning Specialist: Differentiated Learning with a student in the grade 7 classroom. We are seeking highly energetic, creative and positive individuals who are passionate about working with children.

For this position, the following are considered to be assets:

  • Experience working on a team providing Intensive Behavioural Intervention
  • Experience using techniques of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
  • Completion of POPARD coursework
  • An excellent practicum or work evaluation

Key responsibilities include:

  • Work in collaboration with the classroom teachers to meet the goals of an Individualized Education Plan and to implement positive behaviour support plan strategies
  • Provide in-class and 1:1 academic and behaviour support for a student, with specific attention to self-regulation and social interactions
  • Collect data and monitor student progress

Full-time is preferred for this position, and the hourly rate is $25.42.

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.

Starting date: ASAP

Child Care Support Staff

We are currently seeking highly energetic, creative and positive individuals who are passionate about working with children to work as support staff in both our after school care program and classrooms. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the childcare and education fields. Applicants should have experience working with children. One position will be working with Kindergarten to Grade 5 students, and the other will be working with Grade 6 & 7 students. Class 4 driver’s license is an asset, and first aid and a criminal record check a requirement. Salary: TBD, experience based. Please provide references.

Please submit cover letter and resume as one attachment (MS Word or PDF format) ASAP to randielynn.moffat@stratfordhall.ca .

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

Starting date: ASAP.

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.

  • Visual Arts K-7
  • Senior School Science
  • PE/athletics
  • Spanish and or French

Please see the attached job description for further details.

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 2017-18 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.

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