Elmwood School seeks to attract and reward high-caliber professionals who are passionate about educating girls in a single-sex environment. Our school is more than a place to work, it’s a place where you can positively impact the life and development of young girls. Our teachers lead, inspire and encourage our students’ creativity, growth and academic excellence in a supportive and collaborative environment.

If you are an energetic, committed educator with an equal passion for your subject area and for teaching girls, we are keen to hear from you. Let us know about your teaching philosophy, your experience inside and out of the classroom, and why Elmwood might be the right match for you. Elmwood actively seeks educators of diverse backgrounds, interests, and talents, particularly those with experience teaching in an International Baccalaureate school. 

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Current Openings 

Coordinator, After School Program & Kindergarten Assistant

Position Type: Part-Time 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Application Deadline: Accepting applications immediately
Start Date: September 8, 2020

Elmwood School: Inspiring Girls

Elmwood School is the pre-eminent all-girls’ school in Canada’s capital. An independent day school for outstanding girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, we have been a fixture in Ottawa since 1915.  Inspiring each girl to reach her full potential is our mission. Elmwood develops inquiring lifelong learners; creates compassionate global citizens and builds confident, caring leaders. 

The Opportunity 

Elmwood School is seeking a Coordinator for the After School Program who will oversee an engaging and dynamic program for students in JK - Grade 5. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Co-Curricular Learning to develop the After School  Program

  • Ensure the safety, health and welfare of students enrolled in aftercare

  • Track daily attendance

  • Plan for and distribute a healthy snack daily

  • Organize activities, games, supervise homework and quiet time

  • Set up the program space before the arrival of students each day and tidy the space before departing each evening

  • Coordination of senior school students who assist with the After School Program

  • Assist in the Kindergarten program daily from approximately 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm before preparing to meet students in the After School program at 3:00 pm 

Personal Characteristics

  • Positive, outgoing and friendly

  • Organized, patient and dedicated

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Flexible and capable of multitasking

Skills and Experience:

  • Post Secondary Education: Early Childhood Education certification, Bachelor of Education or similar, current teacher candidate or teaching assistant

  • Experience working with children in a school, daycare or day camp setting

  • First Aid training

Qualified candidates are asked to forward a cover letter and CV to Stephanie Hanratty, Director Co-Curricular Learning, via email: as soon as possible. Contact us if you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or would like more information on our accommodation policies. We thank all applicants for their interest. We will, however, only contact those selected for an interview.


Grade 6 - 12

Elmwood School, one of Canada’s premier girls’ schools, provides an outstanding education to over 350 day students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. An IB World School, Elmwood is located in Ottawa. Elmwood’s mission is to inspire each girl to reach her full potential. Our school is looking for expert tutors in English (specific focus on writing strategies) and French to participate in the Elmwood Edge tutoring program. 
Tutors at Elmwood School are experts in their subject area and have a proven track record of academic and teaching excellence.  Expectations for this position include:
•    Experience in tutoring and teaching
•    Practice in differentiated instruction and strategic teaching methods
•    A proven ability to have a caring rapport with students, Grades 6 to 12
•    Collaborative, flexible approach
•    Superb communication skills
•    An enthusiastic and productive work ethic
Additional Qualifications
•    Post-Secondary Education at the University level in area of specialty
•    Teacher education training (B.Ed., M.Ed.) or significant teaching experience in another setting (i.e. University, College)
•    Ontario College of Teachers (or equivalent) an asset
As an Elmwood Edge Tutor, you will be working under the guidance of Elmwood’s Director of Student Success, utilizing a strategic approach to content support.  Training will be provided, and tutoring sessions will take place at school, both during the regular school day and after school hours.  Regular communication with teachers and parents will be an expectation of our Elmwood Edge team. Opportunities for tutoring will be dependent on student requests.
Thank you for your interest in Elmwood School. Please send a cover letter, CV and university transcript to the attention of As a condition of employment, a criminal record check is also required. Your application matters to us and we will review it carefully.  Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Closing date for applications: August 31, 2020

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