Full-Time Permanent Position

Who We Are

Located on 10 beautiful acres in the heart of Olde Oakville, St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School (SMLS) is a premier independent school for girls from JK through to Grade 12. Our mission is to engage each girl in a personalized, real-world learning experience where she explores her unique pathways within a nurturing community.

An Opportunity to Join SMLS

Role Overview

To support our vision of empowered young women challenging and transforming the world, we are currently seeking an Administrative Assistant. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Senior Administrative Coordinator, as well as Junior, Middle and Senior School Heads, Assistant Heads, and Faculty. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting administrative tasks and duties that support an all girls educational experience across the school.

Position Details

Department: Administration

Reports to: Senior Administrative Coordinator

Liaises with: School Heads, Assistant Heads, Teachers

Education: College Diploma / University Degree;

Diploma in Office Administration or equivalent field is preferred

Experience: 5+ years progressive administrative experience

Experience with Blackbaud's OnProducts (an asset)

Experience in an Independent and/or Secondary School (an asset)

Experience in not for profit environment (an asset)

Fluent in Google Workspace & Microsoft Office products

Comfort in a Mac based environment

Working Conditions: Office / School Environment, Mac, Google

Who You Are

Your Strengths

Above all else, the successful candidate is a champion for girls' education. You are also:

An enthusiastic, articulate, and creative individual who communicates with ease and confidence.

A critical thinker who demonstrates initiative, integrity and attention to detail.

A team player who enjoys being part of a vibrant, collaborative community and contributes positively to all areas of the school.

Key Responsibilities

? Daily attendance management administration

? Coordinate coverage (internal and external) for Faculty absences via internal on-calls or organizing external supply teacher coverage of classes

? Daily reception coverage (before school and during lunch) and back up coverage during absences (i.e. sick and vacation days) of other team members

? Provide ongoing administrative support to the School Heads and Assistant School Heads as required

? Administrative support for online school permission forms and the academic school calendar

? Assist with organization and preparation for special events (e.g. Parent Association Events, Parent-Teacher Interviews, etc.)

? Ad hoc special projects or assignments as assigned by the Senior Administrative Coordinator

? Bring new ideas and best practices to continuously improve administrative systems and processes

? Other duties as required

Your Knowledge, Skills & Experience

We are seeking a dynamic, exemplary administrative professional with a willingness to continue to develop and grow their skill set.

Why Join SMLS?

Our work is meaningful and important. As a school, we support each student's interests, talents, learning needs and strengths. Through our world-class facility, Signature Programs, expertise in girls' education, dedication to personalization, and customized semestering, our students become lifelong learners equipped to achieve excellence in whatever path they choose.

When you join SMLS, you join a fun and supportive community!

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and may be eligible for some of the following benefits:

Health, vision, and dental care

Life insurance, AD&D insurance, and Long Term Disability insurance

Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

Mental health & wellbeing resources

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) / RRSP program with up to 5% employer match

A healthy lunch program during the school year

On-site fitness facilities

On-site parking

Time off during Winter Break and March Break

Summer hours and extra long weekends in line with the school calendar

The Essence of SMLS

Each Girl at the Centre

We believe that each girl is creating her own distinct educational pathway, as her interests, strengths and passions emerge. We are committed to co-creating that pathway with her in a personalized learning environment where each girl's joy, laughter and love of learning belong.

Academic Excellence and Innovation

SMLS is grounded in best practices and focused on innovation. We set the highest standards of excellence for our academic curriculum and signature programs as we develop ethical, culturally competent leaders who are catalysts for positive change.

Wellbeing and Belonging

We understand that connectedness to oneself, others and the world around us is fundamental to our students' learning and wellbeing. As a school community, we are united by our values and our commitment to building a just and inclusive environment with empathy, integrity and respect. We honour our Anglican heritage and welcome all faiths and cultures, celebrating the diversity reflected by each member of our school community.

Strength of Spirit

We live in a complex world with uncertainty and change. We believe that resilience, courage and commitment are essential for our students and our community to embrace life fully, open ourselves to limitless possibilities, and boldly meet the unknown challenges ahead.

If you are interested in an opportunity to join our school, please apply online at smls.simplication.com

We appreciate and thank all applicants for your interest in SMLS, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

SMLS is an equal opportunity employer and we accommodate any needs under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment within our community.

Please contact People & Culture with any requirements or questions.

Additional Information

Oakville, ON, Canada
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